Sunday, June 10, 2012

Who wants to place a bet?~American Zombie

The terrorists have won ~Library Chronicles

Ray Nagin crony warms up his vocal cords: James Gill

~Hat Tweet~ Good Morning beloved fans lo'da ! Have you had your highlights fun today?

New Orleans Saints Bolster Their Run Game; Sign Joe Banyard

Orleans Parish Prison contract investigation raises new questions about Sheriff Marlin Gusman's oversight: An editorial

Second teacher union will sue over Jindal's plan

Record rainfall inundates central Gulf coast

Sunday Reads: Purple Rain, Civil War, Women’s Rights and Union Rags ~Sky Dancing

Corps sends risk notices to residents, business in La. floodways

Commerce relies on the Corps~Doug Shorpp
~“The Corps came here to work on the navigational channel,” said Ron Dice, a historical archeologist with the Corps, based at the Arsenal. “They originally were sent to Keokuk.”
He said military engineers after the Civil War were assembled to essentially form the Corps. The new, various river acts “focused on navigation. When the Corps was set up here to work on the upper Mississippi River, they basically worked on a free-flowing river.
“... The navigational focus was part of the healing process after the Civil War, to unify and standardize the waterways,” Dice said. “It was for the improvement of transportation networks and to unify the nation that way.”

Spotted in The Times-Picayune newsroom: Lou Grant~Kevin Allman, Gambit

Hurricanes hit Cajun country in nonfiction account by Times-Picayune journalist Ron Thibodeaux 

Two University of New Orleans Professors Plan 4th Annual Write-A-Thon for the Neighborhood Story Project

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