Saturday, January 24, 2009

Samedi

Update: The second line for Wendy Byrne has been changed to 2pm. It is still on Saturday, starting at Starlight by the Park, in the 800 block of Rampart.
~While the probable-cause hearing in juvenile court was based on prosecutor questioning of homicide detectives, Cannizzaro said he needs to obtain investigative reports before making a formal charging decision. He has 120 days to evaluate the case.
Do we have 120 days?

Notes from the Crime Meeting
~Liprap's Lament - The Line


Proponents of LSU/VA Feeling Threatened?
~We Could Be Famous


La. prepares to fight new flood maps~Robert Travis Scott

Terrebonne and Lafourche parish officials are urging residents to buy flood insurance~Ben Lundin

New Orleans native confirmed as EPA administrator


Napolitano searching for director of the “F-word"
~and~How do you spell “double trouble”? F-E-M-A-C-O R P S
~slabbed


Ten Things to Know about Louisiana Executive Branch Lobbying
~Christopher J. Dicharry


"This is all we have"
~Your Right Hand Thief

Editilla notellaz~After Oystya got me on wit da'Rage...
we gonna play lil'tag here. Y'all gotta figure the rest of hit...


Obama gives hope to Katrina activists ~Jonathan Tilove

Goodbye, icons; hello, infrastructure: Obama inaugurates a new era of architecture~Blair Kamin

Bush's legal foes now Obama's legal team~Ben Smith

Carnival crawfish could be in short supply


U. New Orleans fifth annual writing contest for study-abroad

Swan Peak: A Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke

House Watching:
2113 Prytania Street


Friends With Poux!

The Isle of Orleans, Tim Laughlin
~all about Jazz

Friday, January 23, 2009

Vendredi

House of the Rising Sun~NODP

Parents turn in third teen suspect in French Quarter killing of Wendy Byrne
~Updates: The 2nd Line for Wendy Byrne has been changed to 2pm. It is still on Saturday, starting at Starlight by the Park, in the 800 block of Rampart.

Sen. Vitter (R-Pamp) to Face Porn Actress in GOP Primary? ~BBuzz

Hizonorable Mayor Larry Flynt
~Editilla the Pun


Residents want 'aesthetically pleasing' new pumps from Corps
~Scott Satchfield

~"I'm concerned about the aesthetics of it, whether they gonna camouflage it to, you know, where it'll look good,” Lakeview resident Jerry Aitken said. “That's mostly our concern here. We don't want a big monster building down (there)."

New Orleans ranked 18th as one of "most wired" cities

Rebuilding of five New Orleans libraries to be expedited
~Michelle Krupa


Literary geographies of war and natural disaster~Chasing Ray

But will she use the cash to buy brand-name clothing?
~Adam McDowell


The Next Real Estate Crisis:
Shuttered Stores and Empty Malls~Paul Craig Roberts



ZAP has electric cars at New Orleans show

~If you happen to be in New Orleans for the National Automobile Association Dealers expo this weekend, you might want to swing by Booth 4763. On display are three new vehicles from Santa Rosa's ZAP Alias, which is shaping up as an increasingly serious player in the burgeoning electric car market.

Long, Stretchy Carbon Nanotubes Could Make Space Elevators Possible

Bus fares in New Orleans will not change

The 60-Second Interview:
Dennis Woltering~Chris Rose

You know him as the veteran journeyman newsman and the evening anchor on WWL-TV -- alongside broadcast legend Angela Hill in the 6 p.m. slot. But, did you know: Dennis Woltering is a budding thespian as well?
Indeed, Woltering joins The Times-Picayune's own legend (and veteran actor), society columnist Nell Nolan, this weekend at Le Chat Noir for the theater's annual presentation of "Love Letters, " a poignant tale of a lifelong friendship told through letters.

Filmmaker Eyes The Frayed Edge Of Social Fabric~Laura Winters

Dr. Michael White to Perform at Hotel Galvez During Mardi Gras!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Jeudi

Wendy Byrne's shooting case goes to adult court~Laura Maggi ~Wendy's 2nd Line ~Update: The second line for Wendy Byrne has been changed to 2pm. It is still on Saturday, starting at Starlight by the Park, in the 800 block of Rampart.
~While the probable-cause hearing in juvenile court was based on prosecutor questioning of homicide detectives, Cannizzaro said he needs to obtain investigative reports before making a formal charging decision. He has 120 days to evaluate the case.

Neighborhood Anti Crime Meeting Friday January 23rd.

Crime victims' fund often not tapped due to minimal effort by police, New Orleans council told

Updates on the Call for Charity,
Bringing Change Home
~We Could Be Famous


Live Online Now: Plight of Mid-City New Orleans Comes Before LA House Committee

Nowdy’s insurance believe-it -or-not~slabbed

Tonight's Punch Crunch~BBuzz

Twine noose found on chair at the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
~Sonia Smith


Breaux Act Task Force looks for source of sediment on the lower Mississippi River
~Mark Schleifstein


Environmental review causing pump delay~Sheila Grissett

St. John the Baptist Parish Levee work must wait for years of more study by Exquisite Corps
~Victoria St. Martin


Army Corps says flood mitigation won't help one state and hurt another~Danielle Thomas
~A Hancock County supervisor says he feels the federal government is not doing enough to protect residents from the threat of storm surge.

Russel Honore among those on list for new FEMA chief
~Bruce Alpert


Three Things Congress (Yes, Congress) Must Do to Fix FEMA~Kelly Caldwell

Do You Know What It Means to Green New Orleans?

Cigar staffer sees hurricane's destruction firsthand
~The Good 5¢ Cigar


Michigan: Boy’s Louisiana Relatives Come for Him

John Biguenet and 'Shotgun'
From Playfest



First para- normal attraction to open in New Orleans
~Phantoms & Monsters

~The PARAPLEX is located throughout a completely remodeled, 14,000 square foot historic and haunted mansion built in the late 1800's as a private residence and later a funeral home.

Stuffed Miriliton's
~The Japanese Redneck


Night Peoples~Louis Maistros

Interview with Ned Sublette
~Thanks fo'da Food Music Justice


Tipitina's 31st Anniversary
~Jeffrey Dupuis


An Invitation To His Louisiana
Guitarist Sonny Landreth Reflects and Collaborates on 'From the Reach'
~Geoffrey Himes

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Mercredi

Two 15-year-olds hand themselves over to NOPD
in French Quarter killing of Windy Byrne
~NOPD not apprehending 3rd suspect, Chief Worthless Warren Riley still on the job spinning yarn about detectives' work hours,
Murder Brand Mayor still in office.


Turned Himself In? ~Humid City
~Children and parents, a constant topic when our city’s murederers ore often below the age of 17. All I can think of when I look at this situation is that the kids pictured in the police sketches look a lot like one kid I saw when in Gustav exile at a friend’s in Cincinnati. A kid who pulled up next to us on a bike, something that here induces fear because of instances like Wendy’s murder, and smiled and yelled “thank you,” my friend driving waved him ahead.
That is what it should be like, not this.
Not this. ~Loki, founder of Humid City


43 Katrina victims still a mystery
~Rick Jervis


Gautier approves MEMA cottages

Morganza work continues
~Mike Brossette


Alliance touts energy plan
~Allen M. Johnson Jr.


Court upholds New Orleans' domestic partner policy

slabbed, youz?

CenLamar: On Life in Louisiana

Louisiana, New Orleans, US Infrastructure, Obama And Flood Protection
~Stephen Sabludowsky


The Tone of Washington
~Harry Shearer


The Baracktail ~Serious Eats
~Gin, hibiscus syrup, mint, and lime juice come together to make this refreshing cocktail that honors our new president.

Kosher Computing

Living With Music: T Cooper
~Gregory Cowles

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mardi~ Inauguration of Hope

"It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break."
~President Barack Obama Got It

~Bush's Chief Justice screws up oath?

From our New Whitehouse.gov
~Katrina~President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.
President Obama swiftly responded to Hurricane Katrina. Citing the Bush Administration's "unconscionable ineptitude" in responding to Hurricane Katrina, then-Senator Obama introduced legislation requiring disaster planners to take into account the specific needs of low-income hurricane victims. Obama visited thousands of Hurricane survivors in the Houston Convention Center and later took three more trips to the region. He worked with members of the Congressional Black Caucus to introduce legislation to address the immediate income, employment, business, and housing needs of Gulf Coast communities.
President Barack Obama will partner with the people of the Gulf Coast to rebuild now, stronger than ever.

An Open Letter Supporting
Lord David’s Proposition

~We join with our 150-200 hits/day. Whatever you need.
Over half of our readers are like Editilla, nolafugees still on the back hand path. We do not live where we live, when there is still really only one place to die.
We stretch from Seattle to Miami, from Finland to Mumbai, we are all over the City Care Forgot and the NOPD has left to Die.
We are not getting by...
We need a little help from our friends.
Thank you,
Editilla
~Updates from the Humid City


"The Order of Myths"

How do you spot a New Orleanian at the inauguration? ~Chris Rose
~You -- the New Orleans reveler in President Obama's court -- have the cultural portfolio no one else has. You've got Mardi Gras and you've got Jazz Fest. You know crowds. Throngs are not something you're afraid of; in fact, when you're drunk, it's what you beg women to throw to you from Bourbon Street balconies.

Inauguration New Orleans Style: Handa Wanda Obama
~Karen Dalton-Beninato


Louisiana Coast, Hurricane Protection, New Orleans Slowly Gets Protection ~BBuzz

Corps should have known that rivers are changeable

Change in order to survive, survive in order to change - Change is coming ~slabbed

Skilling's attorneys file new appeals

Tonight: Author Night at Hubbell Library -and- Alvar Arts Night

Cajun Sausage
~The Japanese Redneck


Regulars celebrate inauguration at Vaughan's Lounge
~Katy Reckdahl


Irvin Mayfield Leads
New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

~The best of the Big Easy comes to the Emerald City as master jazz trumpet player Irvin Mayfield leads the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra in five Seattle Pops series concerts at Benaroya Hall.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Lundi

At The Cost of a Life~Lord David

French Quarters mourns bartender killed in deadly holdup~Brendan McCarthy






Sheriff all but admits guilt in killing of
Cayne Miceli ~NOLAmotion

Cayne Miceli @ NO Jazz Fest 2008 photo by Kim Uddo (Links to slideshow)

And the raven,
never flitting, still is sitting,
still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted - nevermore!

Recession trolls Carnival krewes
~Richard A. Webster

Bill Egan, captain of the Krewe of Gladiators, says his organization could not stage a parade this year because of the recession. (Photo by Tracie Morris Schaefer)

To Miss New Orleans
~Glenn Ligon


Making Los Groceries, Latino Groceries in New Orleans
~Ian McNulty


Cuba struggles with recovery after three hurricanes
~Alan Gomez


City’s gay vacation appeal drops

Galveston seawall being repaired after Ike

JHL Supply Unveils UrbanSurvivalStories.com to Provide Information on Surviving Urban Emergencies

The Cape Wind Project
~Wesley Roberts


Short Flights Can Be Grounded With Better Rail~Andrea Nocito

House Beautiful Magazine asks:
Who are design bloggers, really?
~*visual*vamp*


Playing For Change Presents "Don't Worry"~Mike Ragogna

The stage is reset in New Orleans ~Randy Lewis

NolaFunk Lagniappe

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Dimanche

BREAKING NEWS:
FEMA deemed incompetent.
Also "nutty"~richard


New levee safety approach proposed~Mark Schleifstein
~The report also recommended that Congress address concerns by federal and state agencies and contractors that they will be held financially liable for the failure of levees they have built or inspected. Such protection is needed, the report said, "to prevent much-needed levee repairs, rehabilitation and certification from coming to a halt." (Emphasis mine)
~Editilla begs to diffa with that Corps line of reasoning and do not enjoy the implicit threat to public safety left hanging by the Corps of Engineers. They are basically saying: "We either build/engineer without independent Oversight or We Flood You To Hell". The Corps is still trying to run and hide from flooding New Orleans in '05 and flooding half of America with failing civil engineering infrastructures. Any engineer who signs their work is responsible for that work. Why would any of this engineering activity come "to a halt" due to threat of oversight? The Corps is only interested in covering their own sorry asses for their already copious Engineering Failures to date, particularly in over 50 locations in New Orleans on 8/29/05.
The Corps want their own Get Out of Jail Free Card.
Indeed, the costs into the TENS of BILLIONS of Tax Funding to implementing these Corps Recommendations which Mr. Schleifstein reports should be the real red zinger. The Corps of Engineers needs to join Shop'Aholics Annon (ShopAA).
The 8/29 Investigation Act requires only a fraction of this costs at around a cool $5 Million.
That is Chump Change in Col. Alvin Lee's Trousers.
~Comments and review by the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)

LOOW Taking on the Army Corps
~Caitlin Murray

~“Well, let me send a message loudly and clearly to the Corps,” Niagara County Legislator Clyde Burmaster said. “This is not your government. This is the people’s government. ... To not include the public in the process is unforgivable and un-American.”


Some'say (?) New Orleans is poised to benefit from Obama's energy policies
~Rebecca Mowbray

~Editilla just wants these alleged editors at the TP to stop passing along hearsay from the some'says. We have had quite enough of these butthole commuendos thank you very much.
Some'say this some'say that some'say'some'say.

JFK Researchers Broaden Link To New Orleans Mafia Boss
~Carl Hartman


Jewdyssee - The return of Yiddish cabaret! ~Teruah