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PAR Holds 2005 Annual Conference and Luncheon on April 22

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The Public Affairs Research Council will hold its 2005 Annual Conference and Luncheon on Friday, April 22, at the Holiday Inn-Select in Baton Rouge.

Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco will be the luncheon keynote speaker.  The morning session of the conference will feature a panel discussion on the major issues to be addressed in the 2005 legislative session.  Entitled “The 2005 Legislature:  Short Session, Long on Issues,” the panel will include: Representative Karen CarterSenator Gerald Theunissen; Governor’s Chief of Staff Andy Kopplin; Political Columnist John Maginnis; and PAR President Jim Brandt.  Robyn Ekings, Correspondent with Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB), will moderate the morning’s panel session.

The half-day conference is open to the public, and the cost is $85 per person ($75 for PAR members).  The luncheon is included in the price.  Reserved sponsorship tables of 10 are also available at a cost of $1,000 or $750.  PAR’s membership and Board of Directors will meet at 9:30 a.m., and the conference will begin at 10 a.m.

The presenting sponsors for the 2005 Annual Conference are:  CJ Brown/Latter & Blum, Cleco Power, Cox Communications, Dore’ Energy and W&T Offshore.

For more information or to register, write to PAR at P.O. Box 14776, Baton Rouge, LA  70898-4776; call (225) 926-8414; FAX (225) 926-8417; or, visit PAR’s Web site at


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