Saturday, January 31, 2009


Ethics Review Board statement on Inspector General Cerasoli resignation~Kevin Allman
It’s indicative of how closely Bob Cerasoli held his cards that one of his closest working associates, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, had no advance knowledge of Cerasoli’s resignation.
“Holy God,” Letten said this morning. “I have to confess that when I picked up the paper this morning, it was the first I’d heard of Bob’s resigning. It came as a complete surprise, and certainly a personal disappointment. I think so well of Bob on a personal, professional level, and I think Bob probably wanted to avoid a very emotional exchange.” ~more from Jim Letten
~From the City Council, Mayor Ray Naygunz
~From the IG's hometown rag, Wicked Local Quincy
~Your Right Hand Thief
~Liprap's Lament-The Line
~Library Chronicles
~Commissioner Gordon, "Batman is the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a single guardian, a watchful protector.
The Dark Knight."

Police Misconduct
~Lord David, Humid City

Police Chief Won't Ask To Extend Guard Stay

A class action against the city of New Orleans?~Ken Foster

New Orleans: We Didn’t Get New Books This Year
~je ne regrette rien

Follow me, Chicken!
I'm full of Corn!

Val Kilmer to be king of Bacchus in New Orleans parade

Lakefront remains dark at night with no end in sight
~Bigad Shaban

Goodbye MR-GO: Work begins to close shortcut to Gulf of Mexico
~Bob Warren

Corps of Engineers study why Missouri River appears to be sinking~Chris Blank
~And as engineers figure out why, the dropping river bed could eventually threaten billions of dollars in property development, the stability of levees and bridges and make boat travel more difficult by exposing navigation hazards.
It’s already cost Missouri’s largest city millions to ensure water for a half-million customers.

New Orleans pension files class
action against UBS
~Joseph A. Giannone

Merrill Lynch Sued Over Costly New Orleans Stadium Bond Issue~Alan Sayre

President Obama and Organized Labor, Together~Shop Floor
~And in allowing project labor agreements (PLAs) in federal construction contracts, labor gains an advantage while depriving many qualified people an opportunity at work and increasing the costs of the projects. Louisiana Republicans made the point in a letter to the President about Hurricane Katrina recovery projects: “In Louisiana, just 12.6 percent of private construction workers belong to a construction labor union, ” the Louisiana Republicans said. “If PLAs are attached to federal construction projects in Louisiana over 87 percent of local workers will be locked out of the rebuilding process.”

Montgomery Westland hosts disaster recovery, business continuity conference
~Brad Meyer

Secular Street Car Ads
in New Orleans
~Mississippi Atheists

Urban Planner Andres Duany
shows off his Bywater house
prototypes~Doug MacCash

A (safe) bicycle built for two
~Alison Fensterstock

Katrina volunteers see progress, continuing need in New Orleans
~Molly O’Brien-Foelsch

Road Map:: New Orleans
~Musings on libraries and madness

The Blake Makes Food Chain

New Orleans Banana Split

Jackie Brenner Exhibition at The Darkroom Opening Feb 7 ~NOPA

History of Graphic Design in South Louisiana

Best of the Beat Awards
and more this week
~Keith Spera

Superfly Jazzfest: Garage/Franti
~all about Jazz

Displaced Soul Rebels Help Jazz Up The Big Easy ~The Defender

Friday, January 30, 2009


French Quarter safer, New Orleans Police Superintendent says~ Brendan McCarthy and Susan Finch

Mad M.O.M.~Kevin Allman

New Orleans Murder Blog

Today kicks off three days of Carnival festivities in Washington ~Gerad Shields

New Orleans Inspector General Robert Cerasoli quits ~Brian Thevenot

80,000 people, and $76 million, magicarifically appeared!
~New Orleans Citizen Crime Watch

Porn Star Storms Into US Senate Race Against Louisiana David Vitter (R-Pamp)
~ Stephen Sabludowsky

New Orleans Weather TV
~Ken McKarthy, of Food Music Justice, has created a Quick & Easy Weather link that also promotes local advocacy.

Loyola's reshman retention rate drops 5 percent~The Maroon

Military And NOPD To Conduct Nighttime Helicopter Drills

Refinery workers may walk
~Five of Louisiana’s 20 refineries would be affected if United Steelworkers and U.S. refineries can’t agree on a new national contract, with potentially 30,000 union members on strike.

Gulf of Mexico fish farms OK'd, but still face a series of hurdles
~Chris Kirkham

Senators want new Army Corps of Engineers chief
~Editilla Notellas~ Please email *these*legislators* to Oppose the Nomination of Dr. Gerald E. Galloway for Assistant Secretary of the Army, Civil Works.

Wetlands case highlights fragility of property rights~Reed Hopper

~Filmmaker Walter Williams will be projecting his films, which point out why Shell and the other oil companies must pay their fair share for wetlands restoration, on the very walls of One Shell Square on Poydras Ave at St. Charles Ave.
Protest signs submitted to may be projected on various walls of the building.
Editilla T'n'

EPA Also Going Web 2.0
~Sunlight Foundation

Is Sacramento the next site for a type Katrina disaster?
~The levees were built around the bay area delta region, where the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers empty into the bay, a giant system of branching waterways and sloughs, which fluctuate with the tides. The levees were built to protect farmland and people who live in the area (biggest urban centers are Sacramento metro and Stockton, which are port cities connected by these waterways, and also include many other communities).
Pumping of groundwater has increased subsidence so the ground level is actually sinking.

Levees Building False Sense of Security, Study Says
~Editilla Arches and mounts a Fee'Line~We must not let these CATs outta da'Bag! They are feral investors.

Fannie Mae Logic Bomb Attack 'Tip Of The Iceberg'~Stefanie Hoffman

Must have hit the wrong button on its slabberator - Allstate posts big 4th quarter loss, 1000 positions on the chopping block ~slabbed

Members Of Closed Churches Turn To Vatican

Elektrik Writings on Examiner

Lunch & Learn with Kevin Fitzwilliam, Feb. 4th~Kevin Fitzwilliam co-created the Hollygrove Market & Farm (HM&F) and is currently the marketing director. He has developed professional relationships on behalf of the HM&F with rural farmers throughout southeast Louisiana and Mississippi, and with local urban growers in the New Orleans metro area.

Onion Rings with a Burger on the Side~Smoky Mountain Cafe'

Red Creme Soda
~Rebecca Rebouche'

~Editilla Notellas~Please catch this artist tomorrow
--at Arts Market of N. O.

High Noon … at 10 p.m.
~Noah Bonaparte Pais

Luther Kent's new CD focuses on
Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland’s music
~John Wirt

Harry Connick Jr. relishes balancing his acting, music, humanitarian work
~Michael Granberry

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Jeudi~What happens in New Orleans dies in New Orleans.

French Quarter/Marigny groups to deliver anti-crime petition Thursday~Kevin Allman

Heeding Obama’s Call, Writers Pitch In To Rebuild America
~Gerbil News Network

~For Armand St. Stephen, a recent graduate of Tulane University, Barack Obama’s inaugural call to public service was both an inspiration and a revelation. “I got misty-eyed when he talked about showing kindness to strangers when the levee breaks,” he says. “The only time you hear the rest of the country talking about our levees is when there’s a hurricane or somebody gets drunk and puts on Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’.”

He Said The 'L Word'!!!
~Big Red Cotton
~"That's practically a mic check for New Orleans!!! I'm swooning...
Now I can't say I understand how volunteering and building levees would go hand in hand. I guess Sandy Rosenthal and would have more to say about that, although much of their energy seems to be spent on challenging the Army Corp of Engineers on their PR-centered rather than public safety-centered efforts. And if memory serves me correctly, it was that red chapeau-wearing, martini lunch loving volunteer levee board we had in place before the storm that partied with the Corp for years, all the time overlooking engineering reports that predicted our levees would one day fail.
So I'm not sold on the whole volunteer- to- levees concept yet. But I'm willing to suspend my disbelief to listen to what the new man in our life has to say."
~Editilla Con'Sooooiellas~Whiskey Tango Blogrot?
Is it the Pharmaceuticals in the Water in New Orleans that could make an otherwise trendy, blogger use a genuinely cool presidential scenario to, what, marginalize the local safe-levees volunteer community? Before I start this Rantzilla, Gentle'rillas must rest assured that had anyone said such stupid horse'poo about Big Red Cotton, then Editilla would be on their ass like a fightin'javelina! Update: Big Red has clarified this butterfinger, but Editilla is loath to just chuck all this pristine zilla'rant.
What the hell...moving finger having writ and all...
Why shoot blanks at a local safe-levees advocacy group?
Aside from this Big Red chewing-gum-blogger's brutally incoherent, drive-by, scatological decent into the fallacy of false equivalency, their memory could stand some correction as well.
Perhaps more medication or the shock treatment of levee failure might do the trick, since it appears that their "memory serves them" none at all regarding the nature and work of
Would this Big Red Cool Aid have us all Pay No Attention to That Men Behind The Levee?
Big Red's Bubble Gum has gone stale indeed if they think blogging stray flecks of existential angst and innuendo about such a hard working local grassroots group goes any deeper than, saaay,
a puddle at a tree pissing party.
Why say something so obviously divisive and incorrect about uncovering Corps COINTELPRO tactics? Ironic though how Big Red seems to have also had ASCECORPS Punks doing COINTELPRO in their comments section on this site too. Ironic? Surely they knew? Perchance they should run their own IPs. The PR Machinery of ASCECORPS is very real and active in New Orleans media. Everyone knows that now because of Anyone who thinks the FedCorps doesn't play such hardball is a goddamn fool. We all need to find Common Ground.

And then there is that "equivalency thingy" again, further down the blog post: I do not see how James Carville's embed with Cheney's speech-writer has helped address one thimble-full of Louisiana Wetlands Protection very much (pre or post Katrina) or the failed flood control systems in and around New Orleans and the Nation. I believe Big Red has misunderestimated the power of the almighty dollar in Carville's base motivations to work PR as he does. While I can see how growing up in a Leprosy colony might lend someone to a fetish for crones, this man took an oath to go to bed with the most neoliterate, singularly grotesque media hag in Suffragette City! Mary Matlin? Jeez Louie! Trach me with a pen! James Carville is a PR Pimp if he is anything --somewhat a mentor to Editilla in that regard: "It's The Levees Stupid!"
It appears that Big Red would have us all drink such oh'so Tragically Hip'Cool Aid, sit back, assume the position and lay down for the Exquisite Corps, or automatically assume that Louisiana Democrats will keep us safe. Thanks BRC.
How do you take your Cool Aid? Sugarcane or Aspertain?

Common Ground and Conflict: Looking Back on New Orleans and Working With Brandon Darby~C. Lince

Could independent voters bring down David Vitter (R-Pamp)? ~Jim Brown

Prima Pelican~NODP

Louisiana Stimulus: Enter Governor Jindal And Sen Landrieu~Stephen Sabludowsky

Katrina recovery review ordered by new FEMA leader
~Bill Barrow

An Artful Response to Disaster
~Stephanie Atlan

~Paul Villinski conceived of his traveling artist studio while visiting a post-Katrina New Orleans in the summer of 2006. He found himself scavenging the streets, longing to transport his New York studio so he could settle in and get to work grappling with the devastated city. His solution?
Salvaging a FEMA-style trailer, the formaldehyde-ridden government response to temporary shelter, and reinventing it as the Emergency Response Studio (ERS).

Do we need an anti-torture policy at home?~Jordan Flaherty

'Project Egypt: A Politically Incorrect View': An American Contractor Offers Uncensored Take on Egyptian Project and Society~"Project Egypt" is a construction project based in Cairo. The purpose of the project is to build the Egyptian army and its corrupt general a new computer center. Managed by a slew of government agencies -- each contributing additional headaches to what should be a simple project -- and funded by the American taxpayer, the endeavor was administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Shaw Awarded Contract Extension by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

40 Suits and Counting:
Plaintiff Draws Feds' Ire
~Gretchen Mae Stone

Prom dresses to sell!

“Desire” Photography Exhibition
~Slide show

eBook: "Lights Out" by Halffast

Three literary translators discuss the joys -- and challenges -- of their profession~Susan Larson

La. makes strong showing at Academy Awards~The Advocate

The Rules of the Road
~Dan Willging, offBeat

Stereo Sinai - Biblegum Pop
~Teruah - Jewish Music

Mark Mullins & Jimmy Robinson at Carrollton Station Jan 30th
~all about Jazz

New Wynton Marsalis album
“He and She” coming Spring
~From The Horses Mouth

Telefon Tel Aviv’s Charlie Cooper dies at 31~Alex Woodward

NolaFunk NYC

Jazz Festivals Facing Tough Times~Between the Grooves

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


U.S. Census Bureau tracks down livable homes~Michelle Krupa

Brandon Darby- FBI Informant & Common Ground co-founder
~David Winkler-Schmidt

FBI informant says he never egged on RNC defendant

It's Not Over~Marquis Déjà Dû
~Fair commentary on Conceal/Carry/Show/Shoot.

New Orleans city budget battle could land in court~Frank Donze

LAE protests school takeovers
~Charles Lussier
~About 25 members of the Louisiana Association of Educators held a protest Tuesday on the steps of the state Department of Education to argue that the recent decision to take over 10 public schools in Baton Rouge and Shreveport is the beginning of a larger assault on public ed.

Managing Water Resources in a Changing Climate ~USGS

US roads, water and basic systems earn 'D' grade from ASCE- CORPS own tests: Corps of Engineers asks for TRILLIONS MORE DOLLARS
~More from Popular Mechanics

Levee path selection due by summer ~Matt Scallan

Company seeks land for plant that would turn garbage into fuel
~Jen DeGregorio

CYPRESS PLANTING this coming Saturday.
~The Bayou Rebirth Wetlands Restoration has alerted me that they have 75 cypress trees left over from a tree planting that need to go into the ground this weekend. If anyone is available and would like help with this... the weather report for Saturday says it will be sunny and in the 60s... looks like a good day for it. You will be working in the wetlands so boots are recommended! (Jan. 31 8:30am-2:30pm)
Please contact
~Editilla T'n'

Katrina Rebuilding Includes Solar Panels, Organic Farming And Hybrid Buses~Cain Burdeau

RMJM take on key projects to restore healthcare to
New Orleans
~World Architecture News

Sen. Landrieu hires former Cleveland mayor as new COS

Scalise says Obama wants to visit New Orleans to assess recovery

IRS offers new guidelines on hurricane damage aid
~Ted Griggs

Five Mardi Gras Float Designs
~Live Auctioneers


"Man v. Food," Adam Richman travels to New Orleans~Mother's Restaurant, Deanie's Seafood and the 15-dozen oyster challenge at Acme Oyster House are all on the menu tonight at 9pm CST.


- makes 9 servings -
Adapted from Baking Unplugged by Nicole Rees.

2 cups milk
1/2 cup raisins
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup dark rum
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
4 large eggs
1 (1-pound) artisan bread loaf, preferably sourdough, cut into 1-inch squares (about 6 cups)

1. In a medium saucepan, heat the milk with raisins over medium heat until the milk is very warm but not boiling. Pour into a large bowl and whisk in the cream, sugar, rum, vanilla, and nutmeg. Whisk in the eggs until smooth. Stir in the bread chunks, making sure that all the pieces are submerged. Let stand at room temperature, covered, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed, 45 minutes to 1 hour. (Alternatively, you may place the bread-custard mixture into the prepared baking dish, cover with plastic wrap, place a plate on top of the plastic wrap, weight down with a few cans, and refrigerate overnight. Allow to warm up for 30 minutes at room temperature before baking.)
2. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Butter a 9"-square baking dish. Spoon the bread mixture into the baking dish and cover with a sheet of butter aluminum foil. Set the baking dish in a shallow roasting pan. Place the roasting pan in the oven; pour enough hot water into the pan to come halfway up the side of the baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until the center is a little wobbly in the center when juggled. Remove the foil and bake for 20 minutes more. Do not overbake—bread pudding will set upon cooling. Cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack. Serve warm or cold.

Sour Cherry Amaretto Bread Pudding
Substitute 1/2 cup sour dried cherries for the raisins, reduce the vanilla extract to 1 1/2 teaspoons, add 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, and substitute 1/4 cup amaretto for the dark rum

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Judge rules boy, 14, can be held in killing Wendy Byrne
~Gwen Filosa

Day 1248: This Has Gotten To Us
~Maitri's Vatul Blog

Joan is for all ages
~St. Joan of Arc Krewe

Mardi Gras on the cheap
~Mary Foster

The 2010 New Orleans Mayor's Race: The Gambit refuses to endorse Larry Flynt Campaign ~Clancy Dubos~Editilla Jus'tollin'ya~

Mitch Landrieu advocates master plan for tourism industry
~R. Stephanie Bruno

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal; Push The Coast With The Most~Stephen Sabludowsky

Power, politics, gossip on daily call ~John F. Harris “Wahzgoanawn?” ~So begins another morning in what may count as Washington’s longest-running conversation — a street-corner bull session between four old friends who suddenly find themselves standing once more at the busiest intersection of politics and media in Washington.
*Carville calls White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.
*Emanuel calls ABC News Chief Washington
Correspondent *George Stephanopoulos.
*A bit later, CNN commentator Paul Begala,
who is not quite the early bird that his friends are, will complete the circle with a rapid set of calls to all three. Different versions of this round-robin chatter have been taking place, with few interruptions, every workday for nearly a generation.

Get Congress on Track to Stimulate Mass Transit
~Levees Not War

Mardi Gras on Track to Be Most Successful Since 2004

Corps OKs better canal barrier
~Paul Rioux
~The Exquisite Corps of Engineers has approved plans to build a floodgate and levee to block storm surge from entering the vulnerable Company Canal in Westwego, replacing a temporary gate that leaked during Hurricane Gustav.

US stimulus may bypass locks, dams -corn growers
~Roberta Rampton

More BS found in the “stimulus” package~Kevin Colby~Overview of some of the major items found in this bill in terms of spending.
~Editilla Crowellas~ I personally dig most of what is on this HUGE list Colby derrides, and consider the National Resource to be our Citizen Infrastructure. This Land Is Our Land. Jus'sayin...
I think it better to invest in Americans across the country rather than a few high-finance schmucks or desert pirates.
Everyone knows Editilla t'inks the Exquisite Corps should be stopped in their junkie tracks and not allowed another fix until we have the perps who built our failed levees in jail, the cause of those failures on 8/29/05 thoroughly investigated, and the decentralization of the Exquisite Corps of Engineers from our National Civil Engineering / Flood Control / Wetlands Policy.
Anything less is just blowing smoke up a Flying Dutchman's Ass.

New Orleans named one of 15 Coolest North American Cities
~Lauren Wilbert

{"If you could write a short paragraph telling the world why the Big Easy is a "cool city," how would that read?}

Editilla O'Goddessas~ now it's started!
Thundering Ya'Herds of hip'cool. OK...we'll bite it.
~~Hello World! Why the Big Easy is a "cool city"? Why? Why? Because you have to ask, that's why. Because it Ain't Cool.
New Orleans is no longer Big, Easy or COOL.
Yaaaahhhhgggg... Well, errrah, because I used to never fear bumping into "cool" people, as we dripped the night wearing our hearts on our sleeves, leaf to leaf, club to club, dancing neutral grounds covered by the scent of jasmine, a breath of coffee and Bloody Mary coughing on a banquette by the gate of white class lace. Cool is to New Orleans as Aspertain is to Sugar Cane, as a pig is to lipstick, as Punchline is to a 2nd Line, as sex to orgazm,
Love to addiction, hero to a po'boy, as the reader is to the writer. Flakes to Serial Killers of Culture...

Traffic signals at the intersection of Nashville and St. Charles bespeaks ghosts of urban planning~Angus Lind

Inside the Life of a Glam Makeup Artist ~"Hi Guys, I am Brandy Gomez-Duplessis and I'm a MAKEUP ARTIST! I always wanted to say that. I am based out of New Orleans and decided to start a blog last year.
This blog started out for my best friend Wendy in NYC.
My friends don't understand what my life is like. Plus, I can vent and share with them what's going on with me as I re-brand myself after losing everything in Katrina. It's my life, being a makeup artist with dreams of being an A-list makeup artist and doing it all from New Orleans.

From Norwich to the Big Easy ~Michael McGuire

AtHoc to Exhibit Its Flagship Net-Centric Emergency Notification System at Microsoft Army Symposium

New Orleans Mardi Gras Marathon has runners hitting the streets this week, and more
~Keith I. Marszalek
~This week on the streets of New Orleans, runners of all shapes and sizes put Pumas to pavement for the 45th Mardi Gras Marathon.

Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album Grammy Poll: Results
~Dirty Linen

Monday, January 26, 2009


Dying La. marsh may be dyeing water orange ~Nikki Buskey
~Dying wetlands in the Pointe-aux-Chenes area are likely responsible for the bright-orange water in a southern Terrebonne canal, state scientists say. ~Editilla T'n'T~ WWL

Wiped off the map by “double trouble”? Future of Insurance, Regulatory Reform ~slabbed

More accurate FEMA flood maps could help avoid significant damages and losses

When Levees Fail
Megan Sever, Geotimes

~Editilla Notellas~ We re-posted this article, from 1 year after the Flood, for a number of reasons. Chiefly its salience remains in light of the Re-Introduction of the 8/29 Investigation Act to this New Congress. Unfortunately our legislative delegation allowed this vital legislation to starve to death in committee last year. Landrieu submitted the bill at the urging and hand-feeding of her own constituency, then promptly stuffed the Bill into the drawer. But we have an even golder opportunity to have this legislation passed. Please check with to work for the current disposition and passage of this important legislation.
Please contact that grassroots organization's legislative director for information on how to help: Vincenzo Pasquantonio

Vitter (R-Pamp): Plan needs more money for corps
~Robert Zullo

Preservation Plan for Charity Hospital Heard by Legislature
~Walter Gallas

James Perry eyes mayor’s race ~Jeff Crouere

Pro-union act finds opponents, supporters in La.~Deon Roberts

Immersion Experience
- The Baby in the King Cake
~Carter Romansky, The Harbus

King Cake Recipes:
~Smoky Mountain Cafe

~Cheri Sicard
~Emeril Lagasse

Enjoying a Carnival weekend in metro New Orleans
~Terry R. Cassreino

First Mardi Gras Event Kicks Off in Mobile

A La Crosse Mardi Gras celebration

El Paso Mardi Gras Parade Honors 15-Year-Old Cancer Victim~Margaret Hussmann, had a "fun list." On that fun list was to "celebrate holidays on non-holidays." That got checked off of Hussmann's list on Sunday, but she was not able to celebrate with them. Ms. Hussmann passed away on Saturday.

Is Sony clowning around with PSP carnival colors in Japan?
~David Carnoy

Coming up in The Gambit: Politics, spies, arts, and crime

Army antiterrorism conference to focus on awareness, ‘tempering the weapon’
~Soldier of Fortune

Plan to demolish flood-imperiled homes worries, angers their owners ~Bob Shaw

TVA cleanup intensifies and so does the heat bill
~Kenny's Sideshow

‘Ghosts,’ The Coast
Mississippi featured on three '09 stamps~Kat Bergeron

Lower Garden District warehouse being converted into film studio~Kimberly Quillen

Renee Zellweger, Harry Connick Jr Interview, New in Town

Let it Raine!~Bayou Contessa

Serious Cheese: Bush's Legacy, Making Roquefort Almost Impossible to Buy~Serious Eats

Why are you hollering at me
~The Japanese Redneck

Sunday, January 25, 2009


As the murder scenes move ever closer to his front door, a father weighs love for the city against responsibility to family ~Keith Spera

New Orleans breeding bold killers as half of murders happen in daylight~Laura Maggi, Brendan McCarthy, and Brian Thevenot

Sign up for crime alerts through texting at NOLA Crime Alerts:
~Liprap's Lament - The Line

Taxes~NO Murder Blog

City Council pay raise
~Your Right Hand Thief

Oyster Donation

La. projects aim to protect and preserve~Amy Wold
A dredge pumps sediment to rebuild a ridge of land that once kept Bay Joe Wise separate from the Gulf of Mexico. Erosion destroyed the strip of land. The $30 million project will move about 3 million cubic yards of sediment from offshore to rebuild three miles of barrier shoreline and some marsh. Photo: Bill Feig

Ditch FEMA’s worksheets

Windmills planned for
New Orleans' riverfront park
~Jen DeGregorio

New soil test may speed levee work ~Paul Rioux~The West Bank levee board is considering an experimental technique to speed soil testing at a proposed borrow pit that it hopes will replace several controversial pits where the Army Corps of Engineers plans to excavate clay to raise levees.

The Hacienda Must Be Built
~Good Dreams of Bad Things

Found Karma
~Overflowing Brain

International Fiction Book Club of New Orleans - 2009 Selections
~10% discount for book club members will be available at
DeVille Books , 134 Carondelet St.

Blue Cypress Books

Chris Rose: Goodbye Prospect.1, hello Prospect.none

Liqourish Clothing
~Hustlehard Magazine

Marsalis concert benefits Savannah Music Festival