Saturday, April 18, 2009


Sediment-laden water pours into the northern Gulf of Mexico from the Atchafalaya River in this photo-like image, taken 4/7 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite.

Divide & Conquer ~"We just want someone to keep the legislators off of us so we can do our jobs."~Tim Doody, president of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East.


Citizens argue against LSU's FEMA appeal on Charity Hospital
~Bill Barrow
~The coalition, which in a separate case has asked an Orleans Parish court to order the reopening of Charity, does not say how much the state should get. But they accuse state officials, including the Louisiana State University System, of lying about the circumstances surrounding the hospital in an effort to secure "unwarranted FEMA dollars" as the financial anchor for constructing a new hospital that LSU wanted before Katrina. Public affairs officer Earl Armstrong said FEMA's Houston office does not believe the 27-page filing will have any bearing on its June 20 deadline to answer the state's latest appeal.
"I'm not sure we'll even respond," Armstrong said.
BREAKING NEWS has obtained never before seen photographs demonstrating the condition of Charity Hospital just weeks after the storm in late September, 2005.
It looks ready to take patients. Editilla T'n'T~WCBF

Court Filings say LSU squeezing FEMA for hospital money
~Allen M. Johnson Jr.

Partisan squabble erupts over Child-Governor Jindal's faux- presidential campaign travel
~Mellinda Deslatte

Daily Slabbed

Federal report blasts conditions
at Orleans Parish Prison
~Bruce Nolan

Closer to the Greenway~Editor B

Plan could yield local hurricane, coastal projects
~Nikki Buskey

Spy plane shows worth as
flood-fighting tool

In this photo released March 31, 2009, by Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection Agency is an unmanned aircraft used to monitor Red River flooding as it lands at Grand Forks, North Dakota, Air Force Base on Feb. 16, 2009. (AP Photo/ Juan Munoz-Torres, courtesy Customs and Border Protection)

Toledo Mud Hens
~Kosher Computing

Katrina: The Girl Who Wanted Her Name Back
~Chicago Stage Review

Affrodite's Adventures in Nappy Hair

Live French Quarter Festival coverage coming your way, Live-Blogging, Twit'ing

Roast beef po' boy at Majoria's Commerce Restaurant
~Eating In Translation

Jacob's Andouille ~Nola Cuisine

Sync Up: The Jazz & Heritage Talent Exchange
~Sync Up is a series of morning conference sessions held the Friday and Saturday of both festival weekends (April 24-25 and May 1-2), from 9 a.m. to noon. Topics to be discussed include the economic climate for international music festivals, distributing music through such digital media as video games, artist development in the Internet age, new funding mechanisms like nonprofit record labels, copyright protection and more.

N.O. institution closes, only to move down the street
~Michael Luke, WWL

~John Blancher is closing the old
Mid City Lanes Rock n’ Bowl Wednesday with a performance by Joe Krown, though he has already opened a newer, shinier version of his bowling alley/night club at 3000 S. Carrollton Ave.

CD Review: Allen Toussaint, “The Bright Mississippi”

Wild Magnolias Big Chief Bo Dollis is battling back from serious illness and a bitter dispute ~Keith Spera

Making It Hard To Forget the Big Easy~WNYC

Lil Wayne, Hip Hop, and How Life Informs Art
~Nordette Adams

~Having read yesterday that rapper Lil Wayne was sexually assaulted as a child and recalling that he is from New Orleans, I've been mulling him over. Whether we approve of rap or not, think it's art or don't, rap lyrics still fall within poetic literature.
So, how has Lil Wayne's life informed his art?

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