Sunday, October 3, 2010

French Quarter residents vote NO on tax to hire Private Security, and other election returns

Week Four: Here Comes Steve Smith
~Cliff's Crib

Jindal Aide Expresses Frustration at Recent Travel…Potential Presidential Run~Disenfranchised Citizen

Alexandria mayor Jacques Roy handily defeats four challengers
~Bret McCormick

City Park, LEED and the Sustainable Sites Initiative~Watershed NOLA

FEMA Flood Maps for Jefferson Parrish Being Reworked

2010 Challenge: What are Ya, Chicken?
~Blackened Out

The Legacy of Craig Claiborne
~The Splendid Table

~Editilla Roasterellas~This is an excellent interview with John T. Edge, director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, on the legacy of Craig Claiborne — food editor and restaurant critic at the New York Times for over 30 years. Clairborne was born in Sunflower, MS, grew up in Indianola and went on change the way Americans looked at food --especially Southern and Ethnic cuisines.

Writer shares his passion for poetry
~Judy Bastien, Opelousas Daily World

Author Laura Lippman on her husband David Simon, New Orleans life and her love for mysteries~Diana Pinckley
~Please also see this Kick Ass Interview from NOLA Notes.

Authors speaking in NOLA~Gambit

Officials, Native American Leaders Discuss BP Oil Spill Response

Censored Gulf news; La elected officials under US military dictatorship (video)
~Deborah Dupre


oyster said...

"French Quarter residents vote for tax to hire Private Security, and other election returns"

Huh? The security tax failed miserably.

Editilla said...

I know, I know... I'm awake now. Damn hung over but awake...

WDSU had run the statement that FQ res voted FOR Private Sec...
~~~~In New Orleans, voters also passed an ordinance to privatize the New Orleans Recreation Department, and French Quarter residents agreed to a new tax to fund private security in their neighborhood.~~~~~

then my coffee was ready and I went to Sec State site that said 65% NO on dat boo'rah...
Got it all straight now...