Low Popahirum, October 16, 2014

NATIONAL

“Amber Vinson called the CDC a number of times ahead of her Frontier Airlines flight. She had a 99.5-degree fever but the CDC said it was OK for her to fly since she didn’t have symptoms and her fever wasn’t 100.5 degrees or higher.” – Fox News

“Dr. Tom Frieden, director for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said during a telephone press briefing Wednesday that you cannot get Ebola by sitting next to someone on a bus, but that infected or exposed persons should not ride public transportation because they could transmit the disease to someone else.” – CNS News

“This is from CDC web page for Ebola personal protective equipment,” Reiner tweeted late Wednesday night. “Notice exposed skin at face & neck. Unacceptable.” – Daily Caller

“The executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons says that despite what the CDC is saying, Ebola might be transmitted by breathing.” – CBS Dallas

“This summer, the U.S. government imposed a travel ban on Israel simply to pressure Prime Minister Netanyahu into accepting a ceasefire agreement. But we can’t put a travel restriction on countries where a contagious disease is raging. ” – Ann Coulter

“The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia ruled that ten year old girls can be married off, because in his words, “Good upbringing makes a girl ready to perform all marital duties at that age.” – Sultan Knish

“Barack Obama and his political party are heading into the midterm elections in trouble. The president’s 40 percent job approval rating in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll is the lowest of his career – and the Democratic Party’s popularity is its weakest in polling back 30 years, with more than half of Americans seeing the party unfavorably for the first time.” – ABC News

Why is it so difficult for a Democrat to admit that he or she voted for Barack Obama?” – RedState

“On Wednesday night, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) refused (for a short time) to take the debate stage with former governor Charlie Crist (D), reportedly because Crist had a fan — something he often uses during public appearances — at his feet.” – Washington Post

“As reported by KTRH Mayor Parker admitted that the subpoenas were too broad, and that the pastors’ sermons should not have been included. ‘It’s not about what did you preach on last Sunday,’ she said. ‘It should have been clarified, it will be clarified.’ City Attorney David Feldman had an odd admission of his own: that he had not reviewed the subpoenas before they were issued. “When I looked at it I felt it was overly broad, I would not have worded it that way myself,” said Feldman. ‘It’s unfortunate that it has been construed as some effort to infringe upon religious liberty.'” – Breitbart

LOUISIANA

“Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., will report raising $2.728 million in the last quarter, while Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, her leading GOP challenger, will report contributions of $2.486 million, according to the respective campaigns.” – NOLA.com

Much has been made of the charisma deficit between Louisiana’s Democratic senator Mary Landrieu and her main Republican challenger, Representative Bill Cassidy. Beltway media have long suggested that her family ties and New Orleans accent could insulate Landrieu from attacks on her record. They’ve noted, too, that Cassidy, a public-health doctor who specializes in the treatment of liver diseases, appears robotic and rigid, unlike the vivacious Louisianans he’d like to represent in the U.S. Senate.” – Ellen Carmichael/National Review

“In a victory for Gov. Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a hotly debated state law that makes it harder for public school teachers to earn and retain a form of job protection called tenure.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“The economic forecast for Louisiana over the next two years is so positive economist Loren Scott says he ran out of superlatives in preparing his annual outlook for the region, which he presented today at Business Report’s Louisiana Business Symposium Top 100 Luncheon.” – Baton Rouge Business Report 

“Work on $103 billion in industrial development and expansion is the primary factor in Louisiana’s expected job growth of 66,700 over the next two years, LSU economists reported Wednesday in Baton Rouge.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“2015 is expected to be a big year for the Lake Charles area. Job growth is expected to not only approach but break through the 100,000 non-farm jobs benchmark.” – KPLC

“A Nordstrom Rack location is set to open at the Mall of Louisiana in Baton Rouge, Nordstorm announced Wednesday. ” – NOLA.com

“Democrat Landrieu is waging hard-fought battle for re-election in a race that could help decide which party has control of the U.S. Senate. Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy and a Tea Party candidate, Rob Maness, are her main challengers in Louisiana’s open primary on Nov. 4.” – NPR

“The National Weather Service said radar picked up a debris field Monday afternoon in a Louisiana city — around the same time residents around the region reported hearing a loud ‘boom.'” – The Blaze

“Louisiana hopes to receive between $1 billion and $4.9 billion for coastal restoration, related infrastructure improvements, scientific studies and education programs from the federal Restore Act, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority was told Wednesday (Oct. 15).” – NOLA.com

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