Pelican brief: Hornets to alter name, per reportThe pelican is Louisiana's state bird and appears on both the state seal and flag. The brown pelican is the state bird and has become symbolic of efforts to restore Louisiana's fragile coast, which has been hit hard by the 2010 BP oil spill and erosion from major storms including Hurricane Katrina, which displaced the Hornets to Oklahoma City for two seasons from 2005-07. The people spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the Hornets have not announced the name change. In...
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