Sunday, May 10, 2009


Survival tips, from a man who knows ~Rosalind Bentley
~Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, now retired, was lauded as the “John Wayne dude,” the face of competence and voice of clarity during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Last week Honore’s book “Survival” (written with former AJC military affairs reporter Ron Martz) hit the stands.
Part memoir, part doomsday checklist, the general puts forward a plan to make the nation more prepared to face disaster, natural or otherwise. Here he talks about pandemics, waterboarding and why chivalry still has its place.

Critics fear LSU Hospital site could end up half-empty
~Bill Barrow

Corps of Engineers prepares to fortify local pump stations,
says Corps PR firm OPP
~Sheila Grissett, Michelle Krupa

~Editilla Crow'tellas~If the Exquisite Corps tells'ya yo'mamma loves'ya, then ya'betta take it up wit'da OPP!

‘Shovel ready’ stimulus money goes to studies, not shovels
~Nikki Buskey
~The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will receive $162 million in federal economic-stimulus money for so-called “shovel ready projects in Louisiana,” the agency announced this week.
However, only $35 million will go to actual construction of projects, and $9.3 million committed to levees in Terrebonne and Lafourche will go to pay for continuing studies on those projects.

Water and Storm Management in New Orleans, A Selection of Historical Documents
~Bill Thayer

N.O. residents band together to grow post-Katrina~Molly Reid
~Dubbed the Capacity College and organized by the nonprofit Neighborhoods Partnership Network, the program consists of two peer-led classes each week, for 78 representatives of 20 neighborhood organizations and nonprofit groups.

Making History More Palatable: Slave Auctions In New Orleans
~Socialogical Images

What I learned in New Orleans
~Eastside Eye

Work by traveling artist William Aiken Walker finds a home in New Orleans~Jill Anding

Delfeayo Marsalis Brings New Quintet to the Dakota, Minneapolis May 12-13
~Andrea Canter, Jazz Police

Dave Matthews talks about recording in New Orleans and his Jazz Fest show
~Keith Spera

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