Environmental groups pledge to fight changes in levee board appointments ~Jeff Adelson, New Orleans Advocate~The groups announced their opposition at the site of the London Avenue Canal floodwall breach in Gentilly. They said that had a more active and professional board been in place prior to Katrina, it could have argued against design decisions that led to that breach and other failures in the area’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-designed flood-protection system. The creation of an independent board filled largely with engineers and other experts was a critical element of the 2006 legislation that replaced the prior boards with the two new flood-protection authorities.
“It’s very simple. This is not about our safety. It’s about a different agenda,” Sandy Rosenthal of Levees.org said of the Adley bill.
NOPD Issues Warrant for Darren Sharper on Rape Charges Update ~NOLA DEFENDER
Fatal bike accident along St. Claude raises safety awareness ~Thanh Truong, WWLTV
RTA's new Riders' Advisory Committee seeks members ~Megan Braden-Perry, Gambit
Guardians of the Groove 5: Queen Reesie and Maryse DeJean ~WWOZ
Hermes, D’Etat, Morpheus, Centurions and Selene hit the streets Friday ~Arthur Hardy
~FRIDAY, FEB. 28
Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures or DIVA: 1:30 p.m., French Quarters
KREWE OF HERMES: 6 p.m., Uptown New Orleans.
KREWE D’ETAT: 6:30 p.m., Uptown New Orleans.
KREWE OF SELENE: 6:30 p.m., Slidell.
KREWE OF APHRODITE: 6:30 p.m., Houma.
KREWE OF ADONIS: 7 p.m., Morgan City.
KREWE OF SOUTHDOWNS: 7 p.m., Baton Rouge.
KREWE OF CENTURIONS: 7 p.m., Metairie.
KREWE OF MORPHEUS: 7 p.m., Uptown, New Orleans.
Le Krewe D'Etat Dictator Says Parade Gets D.U.I. on 18th Birthday ~M.D. Dupuy