Saturday, June 8, 2013

Terrilyn Monette's Car Found in Bayou St. John ~NOLA DEFENDER
Who Dat History: The 1987 Season - Prologue ~Hans Peterson, Canal Street Chronicles
Prosecutors drop one charge against Zeitoun ~Clair Galofaro

New Orleans hotels could charge added fee for security needs

NOLA for Life grantee fails to live up to promise of building publicly-financed community center ~Charles Madonado
OPP consent decree reforms come after years of allegations of abuse ~Mike Perlstein

New Orleans election dates to move to fall

1 year later, no arrests in Jaren Lockhart's death ~Kevin McGill
~It's been a year since pieces of Jaren Lockhart's body began washing up on Mississippi's Gulf Coast and almost that long since two people seen leaving a Bourbon Street strip club with the dancer were named as suspects in her death and dismemberment.

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Crabbers move on to other jobs because of low yields in Lake ~Rob Masson
Archaeologists probe mystery structure at Magnolia Mound ~Faimen A. Roberts III

Mississippi River reopens for barges as flood waters recede ~Drovers Cattle Network

Sunken City

Gulf Coast Marketplace Festival this weekend in Houma ~WDSU

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Saints are buying into Rob Ryan ~Pat Yasinskas, ESPN

Understanding What Rob Ryan’s 3-4 Defense Means for the New Orleans Saints ~Bradley Warshaur, Black and Gold Review
First named storm of season, TS Andrea, forms in Gulf of Mexico
Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge Probabilities:
Chance of Storm Surge >= 2 feet (NGVD-1929) at individual locations
Tropical Storm Andrea (2013) Advisory 3
For the 77 hours from 05 AM EDT Thu Jun 06 to 10 AM EDT Sun Jun 09

A storm surge of 2 - 4 feet is predicted for Tampa Bay northward to Apalachicola, and rip currents will be a risk for swimmers who brave the high surf. Fort Pickens, located in Gulf Islands National Seashore on a barrier island offshore from Pensacola, Florida, has been closed to visitors due to the approaching storm. A single 2-lane road vulnerable to storm surges runs to Fort Pickens. Officials want to prevent a repeat of the situation that occurred in September 2011, when Tropical Storm Lee pushed a storm surge over the road that blocked it with sand and debris, trapping numerous campers and visitors in Fort Pickens.
Taking a Page From New Orleans, NYC Begins Rebuilding ~Kristin Meriwether, Epoch Times

La. GDP growth slower than U.S., Southeast averages ~Timothy Boone, The Advocate

Forbes Magazine says New Orleans is a technology boom town~The Forbes' article, 'The Cities Winning the Battle for Information Jobs,' ranks Greater New Orleans as #3 in the USA, behind only technology heavyweights Silicon Valley and San Francisco.

John Georges tells City Council it can expect continued improvements to The New Orleans Advocate

Federal judge approves consent decree for Orleans Parish jail ~John Simerman

Uhmmm... ok... NOPD: Man pays for pizza, but then robs driver of all her other pizzas

Three Baby Penguins Hatch At Audubon Aquarium ~Jason Saul, WWNO

Colorful benches are labor of love for Magazine Street artist ~Mary Rickard, The Advocate

Odd Words 

Lack of Crabs in Pontchartrain Basin Leads to Unanswered Questions

Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Levee, trees sink after week of tremors at sinkhole ~The Advocate, River Parishes BureauA 400- to 500-foot section of the containment levee around the Assumption Parish sinkhole has gone under water after almost a week-long active period of tremors, parish officials said Tuesday. 
Parish officials said in a blog post that the levee sunk as part of a broader subsidence along the southern side the sinkhole. Trees along the southwest side of the sinkhole are also showing signs of sinking, in some cases as much at 10 feet down, parish officials said.
Who Dats begin arriving at dawn, await opening of Saints minicamp ~WWLTV
Work proceeds on 3 fronts to return Lakeshore Dr to former glory ~Rob Massan, WVUE 
Engineering Job in NewOrleans: Enterprise Architect – GE Capital Technology Center
~In this role, you will be responsible for enterprise wide strategy for IT Infrastructure & Application Automation, Orchestration and Deployment. The responsibilities will also include developing enterprise architecture artifacts, including current state architecture, “to be” state architecture, architectural roadmaps, referential architecture patterns, and technology standards

Thus it begins: Corps of Engineers 'flood fight' near Cape Girardeau
The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, initiated Phase I flood fighting activities at 7 a.m. on Monday, June 3 due to high Upper Mississippi River stages.
The area of flooding is located in the northern portion of the Memphis District near Cape Girardeau and Dutchtown, Mo.
The Corps said significant rainfall over the last week across portions of Missouri, Iowa and Illinois have caused the river to rise again after a period of falling levels.
Based on current National Weather Service forecasts, the Corps of Engineers expects to move to a Phase II flood fight on June 4.
We've heard the songs before, so what makes Kermit Ruffins' "We Partyin' Traditional Style" special? ~My Spilt Milk