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Petit Theatre Bylaws Ok'ed: Deal Moves Forward

By a vote of 74 to 58, the membership of the Le Petite Theatre approved a change to the historic thetre's bylaws which will pave the way for the organization to sell a portion of the Jackson Square property. Sources report that the ballyhooed ballot began tense as the first 20 votes went against the deal, but slowly the tide turned. Ultimately, the members' opinion proved a mandate.

Judge Denies Motion to Halt Le Petit Sale

For the last month, opinion has filled the gaps in news concerning the sale of Le Petit Theatre to Dickie Brennan Restaurant Group, the two sides were waiting for Judge Sidney H. Cates, IV to rule on a petition for an injunction and a writ of mandamus to halt to the project from Jim Walpole, the president of the theatre's independent guild. Essentially, the judge's ruling clears the way for the sale to move to a final vote.

NoDef Inbox, May 28 - June 3

Once again, your comments and letters were coming at us like never before. We even managed to get out of the way a couple times. Every week, the NoDef Inbox collects the highlights of the week's responses, guffaws and general offers of good, clean fun from our readership. This week, we received a lot of feedback about Jim Fitzmorris' column about the future of the Le Petit Theatre, and our continuing coverage of hurricane season. Click through for the highlights.

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