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.
LSU SHAME ON YOU!
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 ~SaveCharityHospital.com 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
Federal report blasts conditions
at Orleans Parish Prison
Closer to the Greenway~Editor B
Plan could yield local hurricane, coastal projects~Nikki Buskey
Spy plane shows worth as
Toledo Mud Hens
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 ~Nola.com~Webcams, 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
~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?