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Robert A. "Bobby" and Lori Kent Savoie
donated $1 million to The National D-Day Museum last week to help fund the museum's planned U.S. Pavilion. The U.S. Pavilion will serve as the opening to the museum's expanded campus, a project worth about $282 million and which completes The D-Day Museum's mandate as the National World War II Museum.

The University of Orleans,
in our namesake city in France, has provided all-expenses-paid scholarships for more than 30 University of New Orleans students displaced by Hurricane Katrina to study in France. Six students left for the program last September, and 25 more left last week. The program covers trip airfare, tuition, housing and living costs.

Paul Tagliabue,
NFL commissioner, continued what appears to be a firm commitment on his end to keeping the Saints in New Orleans when he appeared with owner Tom Benson last week and gave an ÒunequivocalÓ commitment. While actions speak louder than words, Tagliabue has been saying all the right things.

Brett Pfeffer,
former staff aide to U.S. Rep. William Jefferson (D-New Orleans), pleaded guilty last week in federal court to charges of conspiracy and aiding and abetting the solicitation of bribes. The plea is part of an ongoing federal investigation into congressional corruption. Pfeffer has agreed to cooperate in the federal investigation.

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