Friday, May 31, 2013

Isaac: the rest of the story, Part 1 ~Fix the Pumps
Parishes prep for active hurricane season
~Above: Hurricane track "spaghetti models" for Louisiana to date.

Evacu*spots (n)
~1. The official meeting places where anyone can go for a safe ride if the Mayor of New Orleans must call a mandatory evacuation. 2. The exact same places residents will have a ride back to once the City is safe and re-entry begins.

Letter to the Editor: Levee break due to man or nature?~"To blame the Corps for the flooding due to Hurricane Katrina does not seem warranted. It is more reasonable to conclude that New Orleans was flooded due to Hurricane Katrina, a natural disaster."

Exquisite Corps expects windfall landfall with post-Hurricane Sandy study of Atlantic coast

Some wonder whether it's legal to swim in Lake Pontchartrain ~WVUE

Dozens of backyards sinking into the Bonnabel Canal ~WWLTV

New Orleanians on Twitter invited to share what it’s like “Being NOLA” with the world ~Uptown Messenger

Where Y’Eat: A Pair of Pizzas Worth Some Facetime ~Ian McNulty, WWNO

New Orleans Oyster Festival! ~Scott Gold
~No fewer than 24 restaurants are taking part in this year’s fest, offering up a dizzying variety of oyster dishes and other treats, ranging from the requisite fried oyster po-boys to Borgne’s oyster amandine salad, BBQ oysters from Katie’s and Red Fish Grill, Drago’s famous charbroiled oysters, Oceana’s oyster Rockefeller po-boy, Cafe Reconcile’s bacon and tasso-crusted oysters, even an “oyster foie gras” from Elizabeth’s, and plenty more. Freshly shucked raw oysters will be on hand in abundance.

Second Second Line ~NOLA DEFENDERS

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Conference in New Orleans: Should affirmative action continue in education?

Louisiana Legislature Still Evolving on Science Ed ~William Dillela, NOLA DEFENDER

HANO will remain under HUD control past July as city grapples with other oversight issues ~Katy Reckdahl, The Lens

Exquisite Corps report could mean new life for old levee idea

Still time left to grounds score! Green Project gives away selected supplies this week

Elizabeth Becker: Overbooked
~Tourism, fast becoming the largest global business, employs one out of twelve persons and produces $6.5 trillion of the world’s economy. In a groundbreaking book, Elizabeth Becker uncovers how what was once a hobby has become a colossal enterprise with profound impact on countries, the environment, and cultural heritage. This invisible industry exploded at the end of the Cold War. In 2012 the number of tourists traveling the world reached one billion. Now everything can be packaged as a tour: with the high cost of medical care in the U.S., Americans are booking a vacation and an operation in countries like Turkey for a fraction of the cost at home.

First-Ever National Ranking Shows Most Coastal States Failing to Protect Oceans

The Aristocratic Louisiana Oyster

Khodr Planning Restaurant, Luxury Apartments in Marigny ~Eater, New Orleans

Tujague’s to stay open in French Quarter!

Hubig's Pies gets OK to rebuild! 

Irvin Mayfield and Kermit Ruffins for Wednesdays at the Square