Saturday, February 16, 2013

Gulf of Mexico Gas Well Evacuated Due to Leak ~Jason Saul, WWNO

Scientists say pelicans can be fearsome mascot ~Nikki Buskey, Daily Comet
~Above: Editilla cruisin'da scene, always on da'lookout fo'dem who would oppose us, Sinn Féin.
When the New Orleans Hornets announced they were changing their name to the Pelicans late last month, there was some collective grumbling about the supposedly less-than-fearsome choice. But pelicans, in addition to being a long-serving symbol of Louisiana, are more than meets the eye. When the New Orleans basketball team adopts its new logo for the 2013-14 season, it will be taking on the moniker of a fierce coastal hunting bird.

Entergy seeks yet another rate increase ~Mark Ballard, The Advocate

Street newspaper gives opportunity to New Orleans homeless ~Danny Monteverde

Congress and Corps of Engineers struggle to chart water work ~St. Louise Post-Dispatch

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Endymion, mega-float are hits despite some missed turns

Changes released in parade schedule

Krewe of Okeanos Uptown 10:30 a.m.
Moved from 11:00am to 10:30am due to weather
Krewe of Mid-City  
Uptown 11:45 a.m.  
Krewe of Thoth  
Uptown 12:00 p.m.  
Krewe of Bacchus  
Uptown 5:15 p.m.
If all units are in place Bacchus will start early due to weather

Corps de Napoleon
Metairie 5:00 p.m. Moved from 5:30pm to 5:00pm due to weather
Grand Isle Independent
Grand Isle 1:00 p.m.
  Houma 12:30 p.m.
Krewe of Montegut
  Montegut 2:00 p.m.

Parish levee districts want to extend bill allowing them to perform some jobs

Contract awarded for levee seepage work

The surprise oyster: over half of New Orleans is above sea level!
~Sandy Rosenthal · Top Commenter · Founder and Executive Director at Levees.Org
Yummy article, but the opening line is erroneous. Half of New Orleans is at or well above sea level including the historic neighborhoods of Carrollton, River Bend, Audubon/University, Uptown, Garden District, Irish Channel, French Quarter, Treme, and many many more.
Source It's often the things outside the point of an article that people pick up and notice. So it's important that misleading details are corrected immediately before they are repeated.