[Assignment: 48-DPA-08-20-08_SOI_K_New_Orl] Visit of Secretary Dirk Kempthorne to New Orleans, Louisiana [to open and close] the Minerals Management Service's Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas Lease Sale [207 for the Western Gulf of Mexico. Secretary Kempthorne hosted a press conference at the conclusion of the sale to announce the final bid total as well as the significance of the sale for the nation's energy discussion.] [48-DPA-08-20-08_SOI_K_New_Orl_IOD_3336.JPG]