Thursday, May 16, 2013

Gov. Jindal declares emergency as river rises
~ USGS~Flood Stage Levels current 'real-time' guage readings. I use the USGS maps to get oriented to the states and their flood gauges. This is active data.
~ New Orleans,LA ~Bonnet Carre Spillway, LA ~Baton Rouge, LA ~Old River Outflow Channel, LA ~Atchafalaya River @ Simmesport, LA ~Knox Landing, LA ~Natchez, MS ~Vicksburg, MS ~Greenville, MS ~Wolf River @ Memphis, TN ~Cairo, IL ~Cape Girardeau, MO ~St. Louis, MO ~Hannibal, MO ~Grafton IL

MS company pleads for illegally filling wetlands in Bay St. Louis, to pay $100,000 toward the litigation costs of the Gulf Restoration Network ~Sun Herald

Louisiana lists 39 restoration projects that would be financed with BP oil spill fine money ~Mark Schleifstein

Sequestration May Make Hurricane Season Stormier Than Usual ~NPR

Gulf of Mexico states fight feds over fisheries ~Janet McConnauhey 

James Gill: Pick your poll in Senate race ~The Advocate

Jindal, Wolverine Terminals announce $30M project

Original Big 7 plan makeup Mother's Day second line after shooting ~WDSU

Letter: Second-lining not about violence ~Edward Buckner

OffBeat and New Orleans Musicians Clinic host blood drive for Mother’s Day victims ~Jocelyn Ninneman

Little known tropical diseases are a growing threat in Louisiana, panelists say ~Kari Dequine Harden

Meet the Man Who's Bringing the Dalai Lama to Town ~Sharon Litwin

Growing concerns over the future of turf racing at the Fairgrounds ~Scott Satchfield

Vilma says it was worth the pay cut to stay with Saints ~Darin Gantt 
~He’s been hurt for the last two years, was caught in the middle of the league’s bounty investigation and had to take a nearly $5 million pay cut to stay. But no one sounds happier to be with the Saints right now than linebacker Jonathan Vilma.
This week's Odd Words
Chef Greg Sonnier marries international flavors with Louisiana cuisine

Chef John Folse Chosen as New Louisiana Seafood Board Chairman

BP Pays Top Chef To Come To New Orleans, Do Something With All These Eyeless Shrimp ~Wonkette
Anthony Bourdain, Andy Cohen Lock Tweets Over Top Chef's BP Bucks ~NOLA DEFENDER

Top Shut the F Up ~Blackened Out
Bayou Boogaloo! Will Coviello on the three-day festival on the banks of Bayou St. John ~Gambit

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