~The letter is the third such complaint this year. The AAUP, American Association of University Professors, blasted the administration in February for not renewing Ivor van Heerden, the marine sciences professor who made national headlines for his post-Katrina criticisms of the Army Corps of Engineers' maintenance of the New Orleans levees. The group claimed the administration had Ivor van Heerden fired because those criticisms could have endangered federal funding funneled to the University through the Corps.
Current Saints better than '09 Super Bowl champs~John Marcas
No contest: Sheriff snags ankle- monitoring contract
~Matt Davis, The Lens
Real estate agents and title attorneys warn of chaos in the New Orleans market ~WVUE~While on the 4th floor of the Amoco building in Downtown New Orleans, Lapeyre tried searching through mortgage records on Wednesday so his clients have the documents needed to officially close on the sale of their homes. Lapeyre, however, says he can't finish, and adds neither can any other title attorney in the city, because the electronic database with the information is down--more than a week now and counting. "Real estate is on hold,” Lapeyre said. “Until the system gets fixed."
Slabbed Jefferson Parish news Miscellany: Work for the Parish and travel the world plus the Parish Council weakens the disclosure law
Checking wit ~American Zombie
Terrebonne levee director heads to the Netherlands ~Daily Comet
Times-Picayune returns to 1-sided PR "journalism" for the Corps of Engineers
The Tiger Oil Memos~Letters of Note
~Special Hat Tweet~afrodyte
This citizen is officially on overload… Barton potentially chairs house energy panel, and more!
~You know that post I wrote yesterday? That whole outreach to your community thing cause its important to know your neighbors in these economic and political times? Yeah, I still agree with what I wrote – even more now because not even on my most cynical day could I have expected the fantastic amounts of utter shit I had to deal with in the headlines throughout yesterday. I know I’m not alone in this, but man, how’s a guy supposed to do his job when every time he glances at his computer screen he sees a headline like: LAWMAKER WHO APOLOGIZED TO BP MAY CHAIR HOUSE ENERGY PANEL. Nope, not kidding at all.
Local doctor links spill to symptoms
~Stuart Smith Blog ~Hat Tip~ Beyond Katrina
~oilflorida Kindra Arnesen: November 2 "my body felt like it was attacking itself"... "There's people sick everywhere"; Vicki sa http://bit.ly/c0Rw5g #oilspill
Tomas' rains reach Haiti and Jamaica ~Dr. Jeff Masters, Wunderblog
Santa Fe Redux~Blackened Out
Festival offers tastes of Scandanavian and much more~Judy Walker
LadyFest New Orleans~Humid Beings
2010 New Orleans Po-Boy Preservation Festival~WWOZ
Wizard World Absorbs NOLA Comic- Con into New Orleans Comic Con
~Comic Book Bin
IT'S YOURS, TAKE IT - NoLA 4 (Four / quattro / τέσσερις / أربعة / quatre / cztery / четыре / cuatro / 4)~NOLA RISING
Julia Pretus Photographs Voodoo Fest! ~iheartnola.com
An Open Letter To Dwayne Carter