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Katrina victims live out Hollywood eco-agenda

Saturday, 22 March 2014 10:15
The houses are the work of an organization called the Make It Right Foundation, created in 2007 by the actor Brad Pitt. The group has pledged to build 150 new homes in the area, and so far it has finished about 100. And the first thing to say about the project is: good for them. Much praise should go to people who help others rebuild homes and lives after such a terrible disaster.
Larry Koltz: Going backward with DNR would be a move forward
Friday, 21 March 2014 06:00
Dear Editor: After Hurricane Katrina, President George W. Bush said, "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job." We then found out the disaster relief program was in utter shambles. Why? Because "Brownie" (Michael Brown) was ill prepared to handle the Federal Emergency Management Agency job. His expertise was in Arabaian horses. His quick dismissal was nationally known. This is not the case with the current dismantling of the once professionally well-staffed Wisconsin Department of…
Project Spring Break offers help to Katrina victims
Thursday, 20 March 2014 22:30
Ten ASU students spent their spring break gutting a New Orleans house that was ruined by Hurricane Katrina. The Community Service Program of ASU put together Project Spring Break welcoming students to travel to New Orleans, LA and serve the community. “For three full days we helped a construction worker, Lucas, gut a house that was completely destroyed eight years ago,” Community Service Programs Manager Caitlyn Crumrine said.
Six years after Katrina, New Orleanians still suffered heart attacks at higher rates
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 14:30
New Orleanians suffered heart attacks after Hurricane Katrina at rates three times the pre-storm levels, a trend that lasted for six years following the storm, a new study from Tulane University shows. Researchers looked at admissions of patients to Tulane University Medical Center in downtown New Orleans in the six years leading up to and the six years following Katrina’s landfall on the Gulf Coast Aug.
Study: Three-fold spike in heart attacks continued six years after Hurricane Katrina
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 00:30
Lingering stress from major disasters can damage health years later, according to a new Tulane University study that found a three-fold spike in heart attacks continued in New Orleans six years after Hurricane Katrina. Researchers also found a lasting disruption in the timing of heart attacks in the six years after the storm with significantly more incidents occurring on nights and weekends, which are typically times hospitals see fewer admissions for heart attacks.
FEMA forgives $370,000 Hurricane Katrina loan to Harahan
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 16:45
Harahan Mayor Vinny Mosca said Tuesday that FEMA has cancelled the city's $370,000 loan for Hurricane Katrina repairs. For a city with an annual budget of $5.5 million, the loan forgiveness is huge. "It means a lot," Mosca said. "This was money that has already spent, and that now we don't have to repay." He said that the move would free up money for Harahan in 2015.
Rise in Heart Attacks After Hurricane Katrina Persisted Six Years Later
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 09:45
Researchers also find a lasting disruption in the timing of heart attacks after the disaster. Released:3/18/2014 10:00 AM EDT Source Newsroom:Tulane University more news from this sourceContact Information Available for logged-in reporters onlyCitationsMayo Clinic Proceedings Newswise — Lingering stress from major disasters can damage health years later, according to a new Tulane University study that found a three-fold spike in heart attacks continued in New Orleans six years after Hurricane Katrina.
Dr. Donna Cox: ‘Visualizing nature’s most extreme storms on one of the world’s fastest supercomputers’
Monday, 17 March 2014 17:30
Visualizing nature’s most extreme storms on one of the world’s fastest supercomputers; looks inside Hurricane Katrina and tornado-bearing thunderstorms and at climate change Dr. Donna Cox, National Center for Supercomputer Applications-University of Illinois, Champaign, IL What you are to see in this presentation by Dr. Donna Cox of the University of Illinois-Champaign is nothing short of breathtaking! Join us for a look at the groundbreaking scientific visualization which is underway on the fasted university supercomputer…
Ex-NOPD cop held in Katrina killings asks to be moved
Monday, 17 March 2014 11:00
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys for a former New Orleans police sergeant who is awaiting a new trial on charges in deadly shootings after Hurricane Katrina have asked a federal judge to move him to a local jail. Kenneth Bowen and three other former officers have been in custody since their indictment in 2010. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt ordered new trials for them in September 2013, citing prosecutorial misconduct, but did not free them.
Ex-cop held in Katrina killings asks to be moved
Monday, 17 March 2014 09:45
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