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Good morning everyone!

Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we're working on for 7News@Noon.

Today, Louisiana's top education board is considering accountability standards for the private schools that will get students through the voucher program. We'll have a preview.

The massive BP spill into the Gulf is still making news. Now there is a new report that claims the company and the drilling contractor on the rig focused too closely on personal safety at the expense of preventing major hazards. We'll have more on that news.

Also today, a professor accidentally discovers a pigment that he's now making into an eco-friendly paint. It's something that has energy saving implications, and may even keep bills low.

Plus, losing your sight can be traumatic, and with old age, macular degeneration is a real concern. We'll show you how a ground-breaking clinical trial is aimed at helping some of those people, and you'll see it's all thanks to a new type of needle.

Ben tells me we're finally getting a nice break from the relentless rain we've faced over the past week. However, dry conditions can only mean the return of one thing – rising temperatures.  How hot will it get?  Ben's working on the numbers for his live, local forecast at noon.

You can always check the latest weather and news on our website, and while you're there, you may be interested in THIS story about tax cuts and the middle class.

Remember, you can watch us both online at and on air.  We hope you join us, and have a great day everyone!