Friday, September 24, 2010

Bad habits are hard to break
~Bayou Girl

Sen. Landrieu uses disproved claims about Gulf oil jobs to block Obama's OMB nominee~Facing South
~Also~Report: The new political money game

Crunch time ahead for Gulf oyster fisheries Sujata Gupta

FDA, NOAA Still Not Testing for Heavy Metals or Dispersants in Gulf Seafood
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Exposure to Harmful Crude Oil and Dispersants Finally Being Studied
~Gulf Restoration Network

BP Oil Spill: Study suggests latest US estimate was about right

~The sp[OIL]ed Gala benefitting

What Emergency Managers are saying about Harry Shearer's 'The Big Uneasy'
~I recently watched a review copy of Harry Shearer’s new documentary “The Big Uneasy,” which examines the underlying reasons for the Hurricane Katrina disaster. The movie was particularly striking to me in that it takes a rare non-partisan approach to the topic.

Hurricane season could be heating up in the Gulf of Mexico
~Mark Schleifstein

Construction Begins On 2 Katrina Monuments

Minnesota Photography Students Document the Recovery Efforts in N.O.
~The Art Institutes International Minnesota will take five photography and five film students to New Orleans as part of the program’s fourth trip to the city.

The Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) 83rd annual technical exhibition and conference
~Hat Tip~nola411
~Also~Big Easy Bash with Water for People

SECM Member Receives Fulbright Water Management Fellowship
~Miriam S. Belblidia is a guest researcher at the Delft University of Technology through the NAF-Fulbright Water Management Fellowship. Ms. Belblidia moved to the Netherlands from New Orleans, where she worked in the City’s Hazard Mitigation Office. In coming to the Netherlands to perform her research, Ms. Belblidia is examining the components of successful water management and undertaking a comparative analysis to determine how New Orleans can implement best practices to prevent future flooding. Of particular interest is an examination of how water management policies have evolved in the Netherlands, and implications for New Orleans as it contemplates its future risk.

Is “America’s Oldest Bohemia” endangered by so-called improvements and security enhancements? ~lunanola

Sheriff: I have never housed arrestees ‘to make money’
~Matt Davis, The Lens

Mysteriously, New Orleans Police Department's Ratings are up
~Jarvis DeBerry

Mayor Mitch Landrieu signs over $10 million to soft-second mortgage effort

Officials: No easy answers to Uptown flooding~Uptown Messenger

Iberville public housing residents want say in redevelopment
~Katy Reckdahl

Connecticut-County-Club crackup
doesn’t compare to the Louisiana crackup ~slabbed

AAUP requests LSU salary reductions
~The Daily Reivelle

5 years after Rita hit, some left out of recovery

Report: Progress on Everglades restoration slow~Curtis Morgan

How Mr. Rogers Gets Kids Beat Down
~Beauty Jackson

Odd Words
~Odd Bits of Life in New Orleans

Femme Fatale Friday: Susan Prevost ~NOLAFemmes

Atlanta Falcons @ New Orleans Saints: Game Preview~Canal Street Chronicles
~Reggie: I'll be back sooner than expected

Shrimp and grits with country ham ~YatCuisine

Auf wiedersehen to a New Orleans landmark

Stomp of Approval
~Will Coviello, Gambit

~The Ponderosa Stomp’s weekend of events kicked off with an announcement at the former site of J&M Studios (838 N. Rampart St.), which is now a laundromat.

~ Oktoberfest Deutsches Haus @ @ The Hold Steady @ Rebirth Brass Band @ more-->

New cruises to include Vicksburg stop

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