Oil Spill Assessment and Restoration Meetings Scheduled
If the Big Easy can bounce back from tourism woes, so can the Emerald Coast
~Dusty Ricketts ~Hat Tip~ Levees.org
"...But as bad as it was here, Jennifer Day has seen much worse.
Day, director of communications and public relations for the New Orleans Convention Center and Visitors Bureau, was the keynote speaker Tuesday at the Walton County Tourist Development Council’s 2010 annual meeting.
“I know you all have been going through a rough time, but I’m here to tell you that if New Orleans can weather the largest man-made disaster in history, the recession and stand alongside you in this BP oil spill … so can you,” Day told the crowd at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa. “Let me tell you, New Orleans is back. New Orleans is stronger than it’s been in years."
Day called Hurricane Katrina the worst man-made disaster in U.S. history, considering the failure of the city’s levees. More than 1,800 people died, and damage to buildings and infrastructure totaled billions of dollars.
Louisiana Oyster Task Force seeks cancellation of 2010-11 season in areas
Hanging Pictures…Six Months Later
Six months after BP oil disaster, Gulf Coast demands action from Washington~Facing South
Undefeated: The Gulf Coast 6 Months After the Blowout~Jerry Cope
"But are you seeing any oil?"~Greenpeace reports on submarine dives from research vessel Arctic Sunrise.
In The Name of Oil~NOLAFemmes
Report: wind, flood mandates needed
State money for Marigny food coop diverted for iron factory in St. James Parish~Ariella Cohen, The Lens
Mary Queen of Viet Nam CDC demands apology from state Rep. Cedric "$Bill Non-Profit King" Richmond
A dozen neighborhood security or improvement districts are up for a vote~Bruce Eggler
The Rent Really Is Too Damn High ~Cliff's Crib
The Americanization of Louisiana Politics ~Adrastos
Yes I can verify we have a tough crowd here ~slabbed
Port of New Orleans:
Traffic at record high
Haiti Dispatch: Inside Sean Penn's Tent City~Mac McClelland, Mother Jones
Western Caribbean disturbance 99L near tropical depression strength
French Food Festival~NewOrleans.com
Change is Constant at Boucherie
~We just love NOLA RISING....
'House' star Hugh Laurie records with Allen Toussaint in New Orleans
Backbeat Presents: "Swamp Tripper" - Tab Benoit with musical guests: Dr. John, Michael Doucet of BeauSoleil, James Andrews & Big Chief Monk Boudreaux~Humid Beings
Arts Council Webinar: Your Music Business Team: Relationships with Attorneys, Managers, and Agents
The Seeds of Grateful Dead Drummer Bill Kreutzmann's New Band, 7 Walkers, Are Sprouting