Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Don’t go off the grid with second hospital ~Maggie Tishman and Jack Davis, The Lens

Vitter says planned teaching hospital too big, financing too uncertain

Companies plead guilty to dumping ship wastes into ocean through 'magic pipe,' agree to $1 million penalty
~Mark Schleifstein

One year after BP oil spill, The Lens & WWOZ want to hear your stories

BP money bought local Gulf Coast officials millions in gear
~Slabbed has the AP video of this story.

Feinberg tells Cao to stop being so available to claimants
~Disenfranchised Citizen

LSU, SU faculty pay low in nation

Rapides Parish jurors reject proposal to display Ten Commandments
~Alexandria Town Talk

General McChrystal's New Job: How Tone-Deaf Is This Administration?
~Harry Shearer
~How tone-deaf do you have to be to appoint a man tainted by the cover-up of the friendly-fire death of a hero as head of an advisory panel helping service members' families? The juxtaposition almost seems like a bad joke. So what is it? Lack of institutional memory, or Google skills, in the White House? A desire to "look forward," the well-ingrained habit of the Obama administration to ignore misdeeds of the past (e.g. waterboarding, the Corps of Engineers' failure in New Orleans, etc.)? Or just an unlucky push-pin stabbed in a familiar name?

Happy birthday, Eudora ~Gambit
~Update~The celebration of Southern author Eudora Welty's 102nd birthday has been canceled. The event was scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, April 13) at the Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone.

Moises at the Mansion~Blackened Out

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