Friday, May 17, 2013

Who does the Mississippi really belong to? ~Bob Marshall

They ~New Orleans Slate
~Meanwhile I'm still curious. I'm asking the same questions I asked when Cho/Loughner/Holmes/Lanza pointed guns at people. What went wrong? Why didn't someone notice a problem? What makes a young man that alienated, that marginalized, that cold and heartless? I see a video, it's jerky. A young black man in a white shirt and blue jeans steps out from next to a stoop near a corner, raises his hand, points the gun at people dancing in the street, suddenly the people scatter, some falling hard on the ground. He turns and runs, not looking back. That's calculated, like the others. That's planned, like the others. Young men aged 19-25 with guns, just like the others with only one obvious difference.

The Stages of Coping With Street Violence ~Cliff's Crib
Dan Shea talks about the end of Times-Picayune as a daily and job cuts ~WWLTV
Corps of Engineers declares massive hurricane project complete: No Warranty / No Return ~John Snell, WVUE

Governor's state of emergency proclamation ~WNOE

Eyes still watching MS River ~Rory Doyle, Bolivar Commercial

Head defers to Landrieu in rewriting of food truck ordinance ~Danny Monteverde

What's To Become Of The New Orleans Food Truck Scene? ~Poppy Tooker, WWNO

Some oil spill cleanup workers say exposure to chemicals left them sick ~WWL

USA: Legislation Authorizes Study of Entire Mississippi River Basin ~Dredging Today

Cripple Creek tackles fair housing with ‘Clybourne Park’ ~Allison Taylor

Beasts! Tonight! Outside! City Park!

Get'Yo Boogaloo On Rain or Shine!

Plaquemines Seafood Festival 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Benefit for shooting victims May 23 at Tip’s!

Fund for Deb Cotton
Breaking: Steven Newhouse to join The Advocate! ~American Zombie
Gov. Jindal declares emergency as river rises
~ 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.
~ New Orleans,LA ~Bonnet Carre Spillway, LA ~Baton Rouge, 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

MS company pleads for illegally filling wetlands in Bay St. Louis, to pay $100,000 toward the litigation costs of the Gulf Restoration Network ~Sun Herald

Louisiana lists 39 restoration projects that would be financed with BP oil spill fine money ~Mark Schleifstein

Sequestration May Make Hurricane Season Stormier Than Usual ~NPR

Gulf of Mexico states fight feds over fisheries ~Janet McConnauhey 

James Gill: Pick your poll in Senate race ~The Advocate

Jindal, Wolverine Terminals announce $30M project

Original Big 7 plan makeup Mother's Day second line after shooting ~WDSU

Letter: Second-lining not about violence ~Edward Buckner

OffBeat and New Orleans Musicians Clinic host blood drive for Mother’s Day victims ~Jocelyn Ninneman

Little known tropical diseases are a growing threat in Louisiana, panelists say ~Kari Dequine Harden

Meet the Man Who's Bringing the Dalai Lama to Town ~Sharon Litwin

Growing concerns over the future of turf racing at the Fairgrounds ~Scott Satchfield

Vilma says it was worth the pay cut to stay with Saints ~Darin Gantt 
~He’s been hurt for the last two years, was caught in the middle of the league’s bounty investigation and had to take a nearly $5 million pay cut to stay. But no one sounds happier to be with the Saints right now than linebacker Jonathan Vilma.
This week's Odd Words
Chef Greg Sonnier marries international flavors with Louisiana cuisine

Chef John Folse Chosen as New Louisiana Seafood Board Chairman

BP Pays Top Chef To Come To New Orleans, Do Something With All These Eyeless Shrimp ~Wonkette
Anthony Bourdain, Andy Cohen Lock Tweets Over Top Chef's BP Bucks ~NOLA DEFENDER

Top Shut the F Up ~Blackened Out
Bayou Boogaloo! Will Coviello on the three-day festival on the banks of Bayou St. John ~Gambit

Sunday, May 12, 2013

7th Ward second-line shooting injures 19 ~Danny Monteverde, The Advocate
~ In a shooting so brazen that it shocked a city hardened by recurrent gun violence, 19 people were rushed to local hospitals after gunmen opened fire on hundreds who had turned out for an annual Mother’s Day second line parade in the 7th Ward. 
Workshops to give New Orleans solutions for water woes ~Kari Dequine Harden
~Beginning Wednesday, community leaders will take an in-depth look at how other cities across the nation have been able to turn water challenges into assets in a series of summer workshops. New Orleans’ situation is significant and unique, acknowledged Marco Cocito-Monoc, director of regional initiatives at the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the organization hosting the five-part series in partnership with the Urban Institute and more than 30 community organizations. Along with launching a citywide conversation with the “Urban Water Series” workshops, Cocito-Monoc said a primary goal is to build relationships between city leaders in New Orleans and authorities from other states.

Rising Mississippi River levels spark concern ~Allison Braxton
ARCADIS replacing  La. coastal wetlands ~Envoronmental Business International
Mike Florio Says Saints Could Make Goodell Happy By Signing Tebow ~Saints Tailgate