Financial troubles for Byron Lee go beyond audit ~WWL
Council asked to give public a chance to review budget~The Lens
~Also~“Unacceptably large” number of hotels skip taxes, IG says~Matt Davis
~TheLensNOLA La. Endowment for the Humanities panel TOMORROW features The Lens - http://eepurl.com/bCl-z
Glenn Frey Is An Asshole: iPhone Edition ~moosedenied
Uneasy over Army Corps of Engineers' idea for armoring New Orleans' levees ~Times-Picayune editorial
~Contracts~Remediation of Floodwalls on the 17th Street Canal
17th Street bid package details: Job is all soil mixing between Vets and Hammond Hwy (east side) and between Georgia St and Hammond Hwy (west side). All work might or might not be done from homeowners' side, since plans include provision for contractor to build "temporary production pad" (i.e. build up levee from toe up to flattened area from degrading) on protected side.
Page 1 of the specs says work is between $5 million & $10 million Bid due date: Nov. 29th (just 14 days after solicitation issuance) Work duration: 150 days.
Work is a small business set-aside for which the lead contractor has to perform 20% of the work (or less, if the Corps agrees).
~Remediation of Floodwalls on The london Ave Canal
~Special thanks~Fix the Pumps
~Also in Corps Shitcannery~Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois Joins Lawsuit Against FEMA to Block Faulty Flood Insurance Maps
Supercomputing advances assessed at New Orleans conference
Most of New Orleans slated to receive recycling pickup next year ~WVUE
"There is a war brewing in the Gulf", BP Oil Disaster Victims Vow Never to Forget~Rocky Kistner
Forensic Testing of Blowout Preventer Begins
Allstate’s “nanny nanny boo-boo, you can’t catch me” defense of Louisiana qui tam cases ~slabbed
Feinberg Process is Breeding Insecurity ~Ewell Smith
Work to begin on National Mall levee: new barrier will protect downtown DC from massive flood
~Editilla Ironellas~"The new system will add stone walls on both sides of 17th Street, as well as a removable section of posts and metal panels, to the earth barrier that parallels the Lincoln Memorial's reflecting pool."
Tonight: Bryan Batt at Tulane
~Lauren LaBorde, Gambit
He Does It Again~Blackened Out
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Patrick Jarenwattananon, NPR