Friday, August 2, 2013

"Suspect Device" cartoonist Greg Peters dies
Video: Man arrested after going onto field at Saints practice~"I'm tired of them losing, I'm going in there to talk to somebody!"
Hedge-Morrell’s amendment to cops’ off-duty work could benefit her sons ~Charles Maldonado, The Lens

Political machinations stain selection for a job that’s meant to be above politics ~Mark Moseley

Stephanie Grace: Fear behind gay issue

The dangerous peoples of the intertubes strike again ~American Zombie

Major changes to Uptown drainage systems represent citywide water-management proposal ~Robert Morris, Uptown Messenger

Jindal, despite his Koch Supporter Conflict of Interest, looks for ways to intervene in levee lawsuit ~Jeff Adelson, New Orleans Advocate

Louisiana Refinery Maps and Other Oil & Gas Related Maps
~See Also~ United States Gulf of Mexico Pipelines map - Crude Oil (petroleum) pipelines - Natural Gas pipelines - Products pipelines

Better Left Alone: Flesh-eating Bacteria Thrive in Tarballs ~Paige Brown, SciLogs
~Hat Tweet @BobMTheLensNola

One year later, Bayou Corne sinkhole still a mystery ~David Mitchell

Report: $15 million in ice wasted by Jindal Inc. after Hurricane Isaac

Ex-Dorian Attempting a Comeback off the Florida Coast ~Dr. Jeff Masters, Wunderblog

Our Summer Garden ~culicurious

Some oyster fishermen expect terrible season

Louisiana state sales tax holiday this weekend

Satchmo SummerFest comes out swingin'

Tipitina's Sponsors Japanese Youth Jazz Band For Satchmo Festival ~Eileen Flemming, WWNO

Thursday, August 1, 2013

No easy task to prepare flood protection system if hurricane approaches ~Bob Marshall, The Lens

Citrus Disease Infects New Orleans Trees
Real fun is no one's monopoly* ~Library Chronicles

About the shooting of the 14 year old professional thief in the Marigny ~Slabbed
BREAKING LEVEE NEWS: Wife of ex-Gov. Edwin Edwards, 85, gives birth to “Louisiana’s royal baby” ~The New Orleans Levee
~Trina Scott Edwards, 34, assured everyone that Edwin will be a “great, great, grand father” and that he may issue a public statement after both he and the newborn “wake from their morning naps, are fed, their mouths and booties are wiped, they’re changed and both are dressed.”
Sideways attacking SLFPA-E lawsuit, Bobby Jindal is now saying new levee system 'changed the water flow'

Massive African Dust Storm Cooling Atlantic Hurricane Odds for Early August ~Dr. Jeff Masters, Weather Underground

Many rally around Merritt Landry to raise money for legal expenses

Honestly, we thought they were kidding about this one: NOPD postpones criticized proposed ban on visible tattoos

Five years later, Bywater murder victim's family still searching for answers

Aug. 1 brings changes to state's child-relinquish / safe haven law

Cadet works to impress Payton on special teams

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Odd Words ~Odd bits of life in New Orleans

Trina Edwards gives birth early Thursday morning

Three New Goods for Social Change from Matter Inc., Made with love in New Orleans

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Vaccaro Making Impression with Aggression

LA Swift bus service N.O./B.R. ends Wednesday ~WDSU

City appeals approval of OPP consent decree ~WWLTV

 Negotiation deadline arrives for sinkhole settlements

Relief Well Drilling to Commence at Site of Hercules Rig Fire ~Roy Almeida, gCaptain

Baby Penguin Named 'Hubig' By Popular Vote ~NOLA DEFENDER

New online marketplace connects consumers to small New Orleans food producers ~Judy Walker

New group Star & Dagger debuts album, starting tour at Tipitina’s ~John Wirt

Creole George Guesnon ~offBeat

Satchmo Festival this weekend!
~Join'em Fri., Sat. & Sun. during the festival for free seminars & discussions, featuring a host of speakers, including recording industry icon George Avakian (Armstrong's producer & friend); Michael Cogswell of the Armstrong House & Archives; noted Armstrong scholar and winner of multiple Grammy Awards Dan Morgenstern; writer and Armstrong film collector Ricky Riccardi; Yoshio Toyoma, aka 'Satchmo of Japan,' who also performs with his Dixie Saints; & many other sessions with educational & entertaining speakers who knew or were inspired by Louis Armstrong.

Markey Park Ice Cream Social Funds Dog Run

Monday, July 29, 2013

Oil and gas industry must pay for the damage it's caused ~Lt. General Russel L. Honore

The Big Oil lawsuit and wetlands war ~Clancy Dubos, Gambit
We are the ones who knock ~Moosedenied
~Life is a terminal disease, and while in the back of our minds we all know that sooner or later the other shoe will inevitably drop, that's no reason to be a simpering douchebag about it in the meantime. Because it damn sure ain't happening today. Not when there's so much cooking still to be done. Success to be achieved. Jerks to stick it to. Not sure when or why I lost track of that, but a big high five to AWD for bringing a little of that much-needed crystal blue persuasion and snapping me out of my apparent offseason funk. You, sir, are my very own Saul Goodman. S'all good, man. The sun is a-risin', most definitely.
Coach Payton's personal rebuttal to our last post didn't hurt either:
Sean Payton: Hey Wang…  Say my name.
How can Ahlittia North die so young with such a long story to tell? ~Danny Monteverde, New Orleans Advocate
~A few months ago, John Lopez was looking for blue crabs for a boil he was planning at the New Canal Lighthouse in New Orleans, but the pickings were scarce. When he finally found some, he cleared out the last the store had and then bought some crawfish to make up the difference. It was an indication of what he’d been hearing. The number of crabs being caught in Lake Pontchartrain seemed to be down this year, said Lopez, executive director of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation.

Gulf 'Dead Zone' Above Average but Not Near Record ~Janet McConnauhey, AP

Local program helps kids understand stand your ground law ~WDSU

Million dollar parking lot owned by Landrieu siblings could be eligible for tax break to spur development ~Tyler Bridges, The Lens

French Quarter group helping NOPD with crime cameras ~Meg Gatto, WVUE

Exotic Animal Racing Returns to the Fairgrounds on August 17th!