Wednesday, May 1, 2013

What’s gonna happen to Chess Piece Face? ~moosedenied
John Georges buys The Advocate

The Advocate: 1 SomeTimes-Picayune: 0 ~Ryan Chittum

Former Times-Picayune editors will lead Baton Rouge Advocate, which has a new owner ~Andrew Beaujon

Happy 42nd Birthday Amtrak!
~Today marks the 42nd birthday of Amtrak, America’s Railroad, and there’s a lot to celebrate. Not only have we connected more than 500 destinations across the country, but we’ve employed tens of thousands of Americans, including the more than 20,000 folks who keep your trains running 365 days a year.  Special thanks for Photo above of the City of New Orleans as she crosses the edge of Lake Ponchartrain! via Loco Steve.

Exquisite Corps of Engineers Now Says It Needs $60 Billion for Lock Projects

BP settlement money made available for first La. restoration projects ~Paul Murphy

Heart of Louisiana: Lawnmower racing ~Dave McNamara

The Iguanas Jazz Fest Show with Killeen Foundry at Circle Bar

ChazFest 2013 Today!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bloomberg: New Orleans area is one of the nation's biggest boomtowns
~The area is growing as it rebuilds from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Tourism is booming, and the New Orleans area gained more residents than any other in the U.S. from 2007 to 2011. The population rose to 1.2 million in 2012, and there’s plenty of job growth in heavy construction and even the television and motion picture industry, according to New Orleans demographer Allison Plyer. The unemployment rate, at 5.9 percent, is below the national average. One worry: Governor Bobby Jindal’s tax plan could change the state’s motion picture investor tax credit, reducing a key incentive to film in Louisiana. Photograph by Gerald Herbert/AP Photo

Rise in Mississippi river prompts twice weekly inspections ~Amy Wold Disaster Bike Tour 2013

Imports and Rising Costs Threaten Louisiana Crabbers

Practice of workers covering-up Gulf oil spills widespread, whistleblower says ~David Hammer

Photos: Highlights From The 27th Annual Festival International ~WWNO

Homemade Cajun Venison Chili, Cast Iron Style ~Saints Tailgate

Local culture spotlight: week of April 29th ~New Orleans Good Good

Sunday, April 28, 2013

They’re Back: Loomis and Payton Return With a Vengeance ~Saints Tailgate

Areas of coastline gone on NOAA charts ~Amy Wold ~Yellow Cotton Bay, officially, no longer exists.
The bay, along with Bayou Jacquin and 29 other places in Plaquemines Parish, have been lost from Louisiana’s shrinking coast.

Tough Times on the Mississippi. Maybe not so tough ~Quinta Scott

Jazz Fest Food: Poppy Tooker's Top Picks 2013