Wednesday, February 01, 2006
The state of Louisiana is pushing for a greater share of oil royalties from the Outer Continental Shelf.
Former Senator Breaux thinks chances are better than in the past to get crucial White House support.
But Charlie Melancon, congressman from Napoleonville isn't so sure.
During a recent meeting business leaders and politicians had with Bush in New Orleans, Melancon asked Bush to support the state’s push for the royalties. “I said, ‘if you would help us get OCS revenue sharing, we could take care of our own problems,’ ” Melancon said. Melancon said Bush responded by asking, “What’s OCS?”
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Rodger Kamenetz is an award-winning poet and author. He wrote the landmark international bestseller The Jew in the Lotus and the National Jewish Book Award-winning Stalking Elijah. His five books of poetry include The Lowercase Jew --he has been called “the most formidable of the Jewish-American poets”. His memoir, Terra Infirma, has been described as “the most beautiful book ever written about a mother and son.”
His 2007 book, The History of Last Night's Dream, was featured on Oprah Winfrey's Soul Series. Kamenetz takes us on an historical tour of dreaming from Genesis to now, and shows how dreams have been misinterpreted. He then shows how dreams can be used today to reveal the truth of the soul.
In 2010 came Burnt Books: Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav and Franz Kafka, a dual biography published by Schocken and Nextbook Press.
Rodger lives in New Orleans where he divides his time between working with dream clients and writing poetry. He is married to fiction writer Moira Crone and is the father of Anya Kamenetz (author of Generation Debt) and Kezia Kamenetz.ACADEMIC CAREER
Rodger Kamenetz is Professor Emeritus at Louisiana State University where he was the Sternberg Honors Professor and LSU Distinguished Professor. He held a dual appointment as a Professor in the Department of English and in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. He is the founding director of LSU's highly successful MFA program in Creative Writing, and the founding director of the Jewish Studies Program. His students have gone on to successful writing careers, among them poets Martha Serpas, Virgil Suarez, Mark Yakich and Anthony Kelman and fiction writers Olympia Vernon, Ronlyn Domingue, Laurie Lynn Drummond,and Connie Porter. He holds a B.A. from Yale College and graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins and Stanford Universities.