News roundup: Vitt won't reveal Saints QBs for hall game … Bankrupt owner to sell La., Miss. casinos to Okla. tribe … Slurry hole appears where gas is bubbling in Bayou Corne community
Let go into the mystery: Saints interim coach Joe Vitt won't reveal the quarterback rotation against Arizona for the Hall of Fame Game on Sunday in Canton, Ohio, saying only that it will be similar to other preseason openers. If that's the case, you can look for Drew Brees to play a series or two, followed by Chase Daniel, Luke McCown and Sean Canfield. Daniel, in his fourth year with the Saints, says he sees no competition from McCown, a nine-year veteran who signed with New Orleans in June and started the 2011 regular-season opener for Jacksonville.
The deck's gone cold: The owner of casinos in Bossier City and Vicksburg, Miss., has filed for bankruptcy and plans to sell its casinos to an Oklahoma Indian tribe. Legends Gaming filed Monday for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in Shreveport. The company plans to sell its DiamondJacks casinos to Global Gaming Solutions for about $27.5 million, if the bankruptcy court and state gaming regulators approve. Get all the details in the full story here.
Something is happening here: Officials in Assumption Parish say gas bubbles in Bayou Corne are producing a diesel-like odor. An area of slurry was found today in a swampy area between Grand Bayou and Bayou Corne, about one-half mile from La. 70. The area is at least 2,500 feet from the nearest home, officials say. State police are monitoring the area, seeking possible additional bubbling sites. Officials say they don't expect any highways to be closed or evacuations ordered as a result of the increased monitoring. Natural gas—found widely under swampy south Louisiana—has been reporting bubbling to the surface in Assumption waterways for several weeks and is believed to be seeping naturally out of the soil.
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