Just as most Americans remember where they were on 9/11, those of us living on the Gulf Coast remember the fear and concern that enveloped our region ten years ago this week. A lady named Katrina changed many of our lives. In looking back, many Louisianans felt that maybe New Orleans really was a city that care forgot, and the whole Gulf Coast was thrown in for good measure. This human tragedy has haunted the Bayou State over the past decade as even today the rebuilding effort continues.
By Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
New governor’s poll
The polls just keep coming on the Louisiana governor’s race, and each one is always controversial among some candidates and their supporters.
Perhaps relieved at not having anything to do with him surfacing as a result of the hacking bust of the Ashley Madison spouse cheating website, former Rep. Vance McAllister looks to unseat state Sen.Mike Walsworth in this fall’s election. As lightning didn’t strike twice before, asking for it to do so again will be a reach for him.
Once again, Hillary Clinton has been exposed as a horrible presidential candidate. Back in 2008, the heavy favorite, Mrs. Clinton lost the Democratic presidential nomination to an upstart Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama. In this race, Clinton, once considered a lock for the nomination, is being seriously challenged by Vermont socialist Senator Bernie Sanders.
Outside of marriage, birth of my son, family deaths and other personal occasions, Hurricane Katrina was and is the most significant event in my life.
Never would I have imagined that a one-day storm would have caused such personal family disruptions, moments of bewilderment and despair, uncertainty of personal futures, cataclysmic changes in lives and hopes.
With Katrina anniversary now upon us, here is a collection of press releases, events, statements. It will be a memorable, but monumental week.
HOTEL GROWTH SINCE KATRINA