~live from the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival in Lafayette Square, sponsored by New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.
~Where'yat, In Dangerous Rhythm?
Free music event makes its way to Houma
Grand Isle gets a little help from its friends
More tempest re: Tempest in Crescent City~richard
Don't Care NOAH More
~We Could Be Famous
New Orleans Council Defers Action On Grant Awards
~Council members heard from a series of speakers including one applicant who was visibly angry and escorted from the chambers by police officers.
Coming to New Orleans:
Man seeks to heal city's bout with violence ~Michael Luke
and Reinventing Normal
~Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk
Missing ACORN funds spark lawsuit, power struggle
~The national activist group dogged by a high-profile voter registration fraud scandal has another bruising item on its agenda when its board of directors meets here this weekend. Leaders of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now are locked in a legal dispute stemming from allegations that the brother of the group's founder misappropriated nearly $1 million of the nonprofit's money several years ago.
Forget the Yanks, Here Come the Dutch~Harry Shearer
Did Termites Help Katrina Destroy New Orleans Floodwalls And Levees?
~Editilla Notellas~We reposted this article for a couple of reasons. Part of what I enjoy about doing this Ladder is watching certain articles move and grow (or not) across the Cyber'verse, particularly as to New Orleans levees and the continued Spin'filtration of that Story by the Exquixotic Corps.
Such is the case with this initial article. Sans our own Casting Bones Search Engineering (CBSE), just type the title into Google for about 240 ledes so far. We hung it "on date", but the story has continued to circulate and grow in "relevancy" amongst the great Aggregates in da'Sky, due in no small measure to the stature of its Subject Author and the reticence of the Exquixotic Corps to ascertain credentialed realities regarding the failure of our levees. I had missed two things about this perfect swarm.
Upon one of my visits this summer to inspect the 17th Street Breach Leak I did see termites, but what of that in New Orleans? What I had focused on then was how brittle the joint seals are in the older sea wall (crusty, flaky, almost gone...and absolutely NOT REPLACED), but had not really even remembered the termites --until this morning, seeing another thing I had missed, this in today's Dallas Morning News: "Louisiana State University AgCenter termite expert Gregg Henderson wrote that engineers are not taking the threat seriously enough. In March 2006, Mr. Henderson presented his concerns to the (Corps) investigative team looking into Katrina breaches. His concerns were not included in the team's reports."
Deltec Hurricane Resistant Homes, ‘This Deltec home was the first home built in Slidell, LA after Katrina’
Katrina RICO case stayed until mid-December~slabbed
DHS OIG Report: Hurricane Katrina: A Review of Wind Versus Flood Issues~beSpacific
In Ike’s wake. Environmental damage and a nervous oil industry~Stuart Hampton
~Among the statistics:Levee's future in question
- 448 releases of oil, gasoline, or other petrochemical pollutants
- 500,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico
- 3,000 pollution reports
- 1,500 sites requiring environment remediation or clean up
- 54 oil platforms (out of a total of 3,800 in the Gulf) destroyed
- 32 more oil platforms badly damaged
~The uncertainty has sparked a debate in Louisa County over the future of former Iowa Highway 99. Levee supporters say they need the earthen river barrier to protect grain trucks, school buses and emergency vehicles against flood-induced road closures. But early studies by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers suggest that the levee may not protect enough assets to merit the repairs.
Wetlands contract considered
New Orleans Coffee Port Rebounds From '05 Setback
Business Week Says City Good Place To Ride Out Recession
Open Sound New Orleans ~b.rox
Melisa Cardona at Lady Fest in New Orleans This Sunday!
Final Day in New Orleans
~Silence and Voice
Passing Strange~Joyce Johnson
Balance Studios to Expand
Happy Birthday, Wynton!