Friday, September 27, 2013

The Wiesner Trust Hearings 101 ~American Zombie

Two would-be robbers arrested after victim fires gun ~Marta Jewson, Mid-City Messenger

Algiers Ferry Only for Walkers (and Scooters), Starting Monday ~NOLA DEFENDER
The Wisner Trust - September 24, 2013 Hearing
The Wisner Trust - September 24, 2013 Hearing
The Wisner Trust - September 24, 2013 Hearing
The Wisner Trust - September 24, 2013 Hearing
More much-needed global attention on the Texas Brine Sinkhole at Bayou Corne, Louisiana ~ Stuart Smith Blog
More much-needed global attention for Bayou Corne
More much-needed global attention for Bayou Corne
More much-needed global attention for Bayou Corne
More much-needed global attention for Bayou Corne
Census shows rise in newcomers since Katrina ~Jaquetta White, New Orleans Advocate

New Orleans economy is good news for all ~Don Ames, WWL

Rob Ryan: Sean Payton And The Saints Are His Perfect Match ~Saints Tailgate

Mount Up! ~The Angry Whodat

Living with water in New Orleans ~Korky Koroluk, Daily Commercial News

Gentilly mall still an eyesore years after city started shelling out rehab money ~Karen Gadbois, The Lens

Boh Bros. wins $38M flood control contract in NO ~AP

Judge says disparity needs to be explained in LSU president search records ~Joe Gyan Jr, The Advocate

 New Orleans investor may buy Delta Queen

As Vaughn’s loses Kermit, pondering the fragility of an economy built on culture ~Brian Boyles, The Lens

Saenger Theater opens tonight!

Saenger Theatre, tour the restored movie palace ~Doug MacCash~Take a video tour of the Saenger Theatre, which opens Sept. 27. 2013 after a $52 million renovation. The theater has been closed since it was swamped by the 2005 levee failures and flood following Hurricane Katrina. As you watch, listen as | The Times-Picayune reporters Doug MacCash and John Pope discuss the symbolic significance of the 1927 movie palace then and now.

2 top Lafayette festivals unite to create brand new celebration ~The Advertiser

Gentilly Fest Oct 4-6th!

Ponderosa Stomp Returns! To'da Rock'N'Bowl Oct 4-5th!

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

That's one heck of a bounty payment ~Library Chronicles
James Gill: Graves shows why lawsuit is needed
~So what else is new? Oil and gas executives must have spent many hours congratulating themselves on how easy it is to take Louisiana for a ride and having a good laugh at our expense. They will have many more opportunities to do so once Jindal has made sure the levee board lawsuit is junked and perpetuated the myth that they are our benefactors because we need their jobs and their taxes.
They need our oil and gas even more, as their fabulous profits attest. Those profits would have been much reduced had they not been allowed to renege on their legal obligation to backfill obsolete canals and otherwise repair the damage they have done to the wetlands. It has evidently proven cheaper to buy politicians.
Louisiana treasurer Kennedy suggesting state-run flood insurance ~Melinda Deslatte, New Orleans Advocate

Meanwhile back in Real World Louisiana: homeowners brace for huge flood insurance hikes ~Scott Satchfield, WVUE

Déjà vu? Saints coach Payton’s message in ’13 remarkably similar to that of ‘09 ~WWLTV

Nagin's family filed BP claim for defunct business, but will that affect oil spill trial? ~David Hammer, WWLTV

NOPD faces losing off-duty details for downtown Saints games et al

“Egg water” deadbeats: A collaboration between Slabbed New Media and the Alliance for Good Government

LSU board hit with financial penalties in public records case

LSU dental students in New Orleans offer free oral screening Saturday for children aged 1-16

Minn. taking lead to reduce size of Gulf ‘dead zone’ ~Amy Wold

Bar screens to help channel debris at Corps' outfall canal pump facilities ~Water World

Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Sept. 30th

New Orleans Lakefront Airport Gets a Facelift ~Vincent Caire, New

Brazilian Choreographer Collaborates With John Boutté ~Sharon Litwin, WWNO

Bootsy Collins' Birthday Bash ft. Bootsy Collins and the Funk Unity Band plus special guest DJ Soul Sister ~House of Blues

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Clock running out on flood authority’s days as a panel immune from political meddling ~Bob Marshall, The Lens~The political independence of the local levee board — under fire from politicians for its lawsuit against oil and gas companies — could come to an abrupt end next Tuesday. That’s when the state’s highest ranking politician and most outspoken critic of the lawsuit, Gov. Bobby Jindal, may be able to supplant a citizen nominating committee and make his own selections to fill three open seats on the board of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East.
“The only part of the entire process which is truly nonpolitical is the nominating committee. If they fail to act, it’s like putting your head on a chopping block. You know the governor is holding an axe, and he’s sharpening it.” — John Barry
*Projected land loss in a few decades due to the evisceration of our wetlands. Remember the SLFPA-E Sinn Féin!
Wisner heirs battle City in Civil Court ~Andrew Vanacore, New Orleans Advocate

Judge Engelhardt’s Danziger ruling points toward a possibly far wider scandal ~Mark Moseley, The Lens

University of New Orleans gets $750,000 in federal grants for transportation research projects ~The Republic, AP

Girlfriend of Lee Harvey Oswald to Make RareAppearance in New Orleans for JFK Assassination 50th Anniversary
~Judyth Vary Baker the author of ME AND LEE: How I came to know, love and lose Lee Harvey Oswald, is making her first appearance in New Orleans in more than a decade to discuss her intimate relationship with Lee Harvey Oswald and why she believes he is not the killer of President John F. Kennedy. She will be joined at the one-day symposium exploring the 50th anniversary of the assassination’s events linked to New Orleans with Louisiana reporter and author Todd Elliott, whose book A Rose by Many Other Names, explores the link between Eunice resident Rose Cherami and the JFK assassination. Ms. Rose was picked up by authorities 48 hours before the assassination and was the first non-public investigation into the murder.

St. Tammany leaders make new push for surge barriers ~Sarah Pagones, The Advocate

Marketplace: Can Dog Food Made From Nutria Help Louisiana's Wetlands? ~WWNO

Saenger to host free concert by Gracias Choir

Kermit Ruffins Announces Weekly Gig at Little Gem Saloon ~M.D. Dupree, NOLA DEFENDER

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Public Forum on what is at stake in the lawsuit filed by the South Louisiana Flood Protection Authority- East against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies

Dear 15706456,

Please join me at an important public forum.

WHAT: Public Forum on what is at stake in the lawsuit filed by the South Louisiana Flood Protection Authority- East against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies

WHEN: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

WHERE: Basin Street Station, 501 Basin Street, New Orleans

 In the weeks since the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E) filed suit demanding the oil industry to repair the damage to our coastal wetlands, controversy has ensued. Gov. Jindal and other allies of the 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies named in the court action have argued that the suit should not go forward.

The public is invited to a public forum aimed at providing the citizens of south Louisiana with an opportunity to hear from the relevant officials and get the facts. At issue is not only whether the oil industry should be made to pay for the damage, but whether the SLFPA-E has the right to bring the suit forward.

The forum, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by the Independent Women's Organization and by the East New Orleans Neighborhood Commission.

Thank you for your support of
With your help, we're winning.

 Sandy Rosenthal
City revenues won’t keep pace with costs ~Amdrew Vanacore, New Orleans Advocate

Pres Kabacoff outlines $1 billion vision to redevelop New Orleans’ urban core ~Tyler Bridges, The Lens
Amoeba meeting packs St. Bernard chambers ~WVUE

Gulf Coast Chapter Meeting Set for November ~Dredging Today

Calling all contraptions: Marigny party promises freewheeling fun for sci-fi fans ~Ian McNulty