Friday, June 1, 2012

Johnny White's, the Bar That Stayed Open Through Katrina, Will Now Close for Good ~NOLA DEFENDER
"Save the Picayune" protest set for June 4!

7 Stories That Made New Orleans’ Times-Picayune a Legend
City launches NOLA Ready web site as storm season arrives, leapfrogging over politics with a mobile historical app!

Let justice prevail on MR-GO: John Lopez and Amanda Moore

South Louisiana begins hurricane season today ~Nikki Buskey

Mississippi River management plan involving 5 states is in the works

White House threatens veto of House bill without funds for Louisiana coastal restoration projects
~Update~U.S. House votes to restore funding for Louisiana ecosystem restoration

Gleason makes passionate call for help at United Nations

Who Dat Billboard Project: Time To Let It Go

Saints game-worn jerseys up for auction!

Goodell granted 21-day delay for response to Vilma lawsuit ~WWL

City Council musical chairs ends today 

The Jefferson Parish Personnel Board bitch slaps the Young Administration ~Slabbed

Drug maker sues AG in Avandia drug case

The New Orleans dilemma: Is it hip to be so very, very ‘hip’? ~C.W. Cannon, The Lens

Friday Reads~Dakinikat, Sky Dancing

South Louisiana summer salt water fishing guide ~Bob Marshall

Summer Guest Blog Seri(es) ~Blackened Out

Picking parsley on Carrollton Avenue

Return of the Legends showcase spotlights female rappers from New Orleans' old school ~Alision Fensterstock

Happy Hurricane Season Everyone!
Follow on Twitter:
~National Hurricane Center @NHC_Atlantic

~Wave, Current, Surge Information System for Coastal Louisiana
~LSU Earth Scan Laboratory~Find your Elevation above Sea Level

USGS~Flood Stage Levels current 'real-time' guage readings. I use the USGS maps to get oriented to the states and their flood gauges. This is active data.
~USGS River Flood Gauge Readings:
~New Orleans,LA
Bonnet Carre Spillway, LA
~Old River Outflow Channel, LA
~Atchafalaya River @ Simmesport, LA
~Knox Landing, LA
~Natchez, MS
~Vicksburg, MS
~Greenville, MS
~Wolf River @ Memphis, TN
~Cairo, IL
~Cape Girardeau, MO
~St. Louis, MO~Hannibal, MO
~Grafton IL

~Flood-fight Info from around Louisiana
~Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
~Office of the Mayor, New Orleans
~Office of the Mayor, Baton Rouge
~The Advocate/WBRZ, Baton Rouge

~River Watch, WWLTV
~River Cam New Orleans
~Houma, Daily Comet
~Morgan City, Daily Advertiser~Alexandria, The Town Talk
~Tri-Parish Times

~Wikimapia~Monster Mash'Up
Virtual Globetrotting
~Another Map'Mash Fetish'O' atlas of the best satellite, aerial and street view imagery from around the world submitted by community members via Google® Maps, Bing® Maps and Yahoo® Maps!
~Maitri's Vatul Links~LCN-TV
~Louisiana HAM Radio Network

~NOLA Ready

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Start of Hurricane Season and Quick Drive-by Levee Inspections ~Sandy Rosenthal, Huff Post

Orleans, Jefferson environmental losses could double by 2030, Entergy report says ~David Hammer

NOLA filmmaker Benh Zeitlin wins Camera d'Or award at Cannes Film Festival ~Gambit
Sean Payton Employs Movie Magic to Coach Saints in 2012 ~Wallace Delery

Who Dat Billboard Project – Atlanta ~The Angry Whodat

The 2010's May Become The Decade Of NFL Lawsuits ~Saints Tailgate

New Orleans Saints fan sets up Drew Brees trust account

Drew Brees Launches New Startup & Is Hiring A NOLA Entrepreneur To Take The Reins ~Silicone Bayou News

Tom Benson's Letter of Support for a Daily Newspaper in New Orleans

Valuing Journalism: David Simon ~Athenae, First Draft

How the country's only reading radio will handle The Times-Picayune's big changes ~Alex Woodward, Gambit


To amplify a point ‘Gate and I are making ~Slabbed

The Lens' Summer Salon!

New Orleans looks to refinance hundreds of millions of dollars in debt

The anatomy of a deal~C.B. Forgotston

Debris Part 13 ~Fix the Pumps

Lafourche pump station work will help protect from floods

Bicycle tours go into high gear in New Orleans

Rocky & Carlo's reopens today!

Short Order Reviews ~Blackened Out

We Know What Good Is: The 12 Most Important Restaurants in New Orleans ~He Said/She Said NOLA

Monday, May 28, 2012

Could New York Be Wronger About New Orleans? ~Harry Shearer
Times-Picayune employees to learn their fates next week ~Kevin Allman, Gambit

An Open Letter to Steve Newhouse
~Getting rid of the daily Times-Picayune is like closing down Galatoire's, ending Jazz Fest, and moving out the Saints all rolled into one. I'm writing this not out of nostalgia for the past but out of urgency for the city's future. New Orleans needs a daily Times-Picayune. The city is still recovering and rebuilding from one of the worst disasters in recent American history. It was a disaster that your paper did a heroic job covering. Journalists risked their lives for the city they loved and justly received international recognition for their hard work. It was one the finest moments for your media empire. But you are about to turn that victory into a sad defeat. All of that hard work and recognition is going to be flushed away if the daily paper ceases operations.

Open letter to Mr. Warren Buffet re The Times-Picayune By Evan Christopher

In Memoriam: The Daily New Orleans Times-Picayune~Beaumont, Lufkin, Tyler, Galveston and Huntsville will soon have papers that publish more frequently than New Orleans, formerly the queen city of the Gulf Coast.

Happy Memorial Day New Orleans!

Residents, officials getting ready as hurricane season approaches ~WWLTV

Fall of New Orleans beachhead for emancipation

Chargrilled Oysters

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