Friday, August 3, 2012

Sean Payton allowed to attend Hall of Fame ceremony ~Brian McIntyre 
New Orleans Saints keep the faith in wake of penalties ~Sam Farmer, L.A. Times

Big Willie Style ~moosedenied
~William Layton Roaf, bitches. For the second time in three years, it's gonna be one hell of a banner weekend down at the World's Biggest Juicer. In what's clearly become a full-blown biannual tradition at this point, another Saint is joining the pantheon of all-time NFL greats. Next up in 2014, Morten Andersen. Then in 2016, Aaron Brooks. But there will be plenty of time to bask in their greatness later. This weekend, it's all about Big Willie.

Inspector general's criticism of S and WB sets off a firestorm ~WVUE

The Character Assassination of Dr. Bob Bea ~Sandy Rosenthal, Huff Post

Large sinkhole forms in swamps near gas bubbles ~The Advocate~A large sink hole formed overnight Thursday in the swamps below La. 70 South in a part of northern Assumption Parish where unexplained gas bubbles have been rising from nearby bayous and tremors have been felt for more than two months, a parish official said Friday.

Wildlife commission sets 2012-13 oyster season

Join Hands for the Gulf ~Gulf Restoration Network

9th Ward Opera Company offers music to entertain ~Sharon Litwin, NolaVie

Yes Lawd!!! A Second Line Parade this Sunday ~Big Red Cotton, Gambit

Satchmo SummerFest starts today

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Postcard from camp: Saints ~Peter King

More with Morstead: Camp Begins

Steve Spagnuolo Impressed with New Orleans Saints Linebackers

From Bloomsburg to the ''Big Easy,'' Jahri Evans is all business ~Deke Bellavia, WWL

And the legend of “Spike” was born: The Tarpon Rodeo, hot tuna and old school politics ~Slabbed

The Thin Green Line ~Risk and Insurance
~There are a total of 14,500 levees included in the National Levee Database, according to an Army Corps spokesman. The levees are built and certified to Army Corps standards -- which require levees to withstand floods that occur once every 100 years. As much as 85 percent of the nation's levees are maintained by state and local governments, or the private sector, and the federal government is responsible for maintaining the remaining 15 percent. The Army Corps doesn't conduct flood modeling based upon the differences among periodic inspections of the levees in its Levee Safety Program, a spokesman for the Army Corps said.

Corps of Engineers denies Mississippi County's damage claim

Celebration of the Nation: Mardi Gras Indians Honored at Hall of Fame Ceremony ~NOLA DEFENDER