Tuesday, March 29, 2011

LA Governor Bobby Jindal fundraising with Oil Spill Claims Processor?
~The head of a Louisiana-based firm that is helping to handle Gulf oil spill claims for British Petroleum is holding a fundraiser tonight for Gov. Benedict Arnold (at right). An evening cocktail reception for $1,000 a plate --or $5,000 to be considered an event ``host''-- will be held at the office of Mike Worley.
Founded in 1976, The Worley Companies, which changed its name to Worley Catastrophe Response in 2007 after Katrina hit MS and the Corps flooded New Orleans , engages in the assessment and processing of property and casualty claims for the insurance industry. They were a private contractor to BP PLC for processing claims and now work for the claims operation headed by Ken Feinberg on behalf of the British oil giant.

“defense lawyers have been banking their money for years” – a lawyer’s perspective on Katrina litigation ~slabbed

Cutting coastal cash is perfect complement to Big Oil’s free ride
~Mark Moseley, The Lens

~Sheee's Baaack

New evidence shows frantic Gulf oil spill repairs may have made it worse

Federal officials seek to clarify new oil drilling rules

Counting corpses underestimates Deepwater Horizon whale toll

Appetite for Louisiana seafood takes a hit, 18 restaurant owners say

Jindal aides weigh in on congressional remap, raise ire

Redistricting proposal would parcel Uptown neighborhoods between Jefferson lawmakers
~Uptown Messenger

~HatTweet @~ RAMPART/ST. CLAUDE STREETCAR MEETING~Today, 6-8 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran School, 2624 Burgundy St. The Regional Transit Authority will hold a meeting to discuss the planned line. Among issues to be discussed are widening the neutral ground so the streetcars would run in it, and extending the line past Press Street to Poland Avenue in lieu of a planned spur on Elysian Fields Avenue.

Changes in NOPD’s arrest policies save city nearly $2 million in jail fees so far this year ~Matt Davis

HUD takes over Lafayette housing agency~Richard Burgess

Corps of Engineers plays local, state governments against each other in earmark dispute

NOLA BBQ Festival brings in over $100,000 for families of children with Brain Cancer! ~Washington Post
~2011 Cookoff Results

Love Affair: 11.027 & New Orleans

Big Red Cotton
~2nd Line Against Crime in Faubourg St. John today at 6pm. The procession starts at the corner of St. Phillip & Rendon (Pal’s Lounge), heads riverbound on St. Phillip, turns left on North Gayoso , left on Esplanade Avenue, left onto Grand Rt. St. John, left again onto Moss Street & back to St. Phillip. 6 p.m. The Young Pinstripes Brass Band will perform.

~Special thanks to dsbnola for the photograph!

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