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Zeitoun, famed Hurricane Katrina protagonist, indicted on stalking charge after ex-wife's latest complaint

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 11:02
An Orleans Parish grand jury indicted Abdulrahman Zeitoun, the once-celebrated Hurricane Katrina hero, one count of felony stalking Thursday (June 19). Zeitoun, 56, who was acquitted at trial in July 2013 on charges that he tried to kill, and offered to pay someone else to kill his ex-wife, was arrested on May 16 on four counts of violating protective orders. The arrest came on the heels of numerous complaints made by his ex-wife, Kathy Zeitoun,…
New Orleans closes last traditional school, shifts to all-charter
Thursday, 12 June 2014 23:20
After Hurricane Katrina's devastation in 2005, Louisiana embraced a radical vision for New Orleans education, leaning ever more heavily toward charter schools. That shift culminates this month as the last of NOLA's traditional schools close. New Orleans is now an all-charter school city. It's the story of a school district that destroyed itself — on purpose. The Recovery School District, under state control, had actually begun rebuilding the city's schools in 2003, two years before…
All-charter New Orleans closes its last traditional schools
Thursday, 12 June 2014 23:08
After Hurricane Katrina's devastation in 2005, Louisiana embraced a radical vision for New Orleans education, leaning ever more heavily toward charter schools. That shift culminates this month as the last of NOLA's traditional schools close. New Orleans is now an all-charter school city. It's the story of a school district that destroyed itself — on purpose. The Recovery School District, under state control, had actually begun rebuilding the city's schools in 2003, two years before…
Human Behavior, Not Hurricane Names, Dictates Danger (Op-Ed)
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 05:58
Joshua Klapow is an associate professor of public health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also the chief science officer for ChipRewards Inc., a population health technology company. He contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & InsightsSpace.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights The recent study examining the difference in fatality rates among female- versus male-named hurricanes is a fascinating one.
Photo Release -- The First, The Peoples Bank, and FHLB Dallas Announce $78K in Grants to Assist Mississippi Gulf Coast ...
Monday, 09 June 2014 05:11
BILOXI, Miss., June 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the past several years, 69-year-old William MaGee has been scared to walk across the bedroom floor in his Pascagoula, Mississippi, home. Damage to waterlines following Hurricane Katrina caused water to swell under the home, buckling the flooring. A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=25847 "Every time you walk through there you are just about sinking in," Mr.
Guam team completes Tacloban mission Haiyan survivors struggle to bounce back amid scarce resources
Friday, 06 June 2014 07:13
TACLOBAN, Philippines -- Members of the Guam medical team who recently went on a mission to provide health care to survivors of Supertyphoon Haiyan, here had their own personal stories about why they wanted to help. Doctors who participated said they said they feel fortunate to have thriving practices on Guam, and they wanted to give back to a community that's still struggling to recover more than six months after the storm.
Project Spring Break offers help to Katrina victims
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:17
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Chef gives back Louisiana farming community
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 02:17
Celebrity chef John Besh is helping local farmers and entrepreneurs in Lousiana through his charity. Besh and his foundation give small loans for farmers in the post-Hurricane Katrina era. By Maia Reed, Guest blogger / June 4, 2014 Construction on an urban farm proceeds in the Make It Right village in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans, LA, April 22, 2009.
Study: People fear, more likely to flee, male-named hurricanes more
Monday, 02 June 2014 05:37
WASHINGTON -- Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria? People are slightly less likely to flee an oncoming storm with a feminine name than a masculine one, a new study finds. But here is Victoria's secret: Hurricanes with feminine names turn out to be deadlier in the United States than their more macho-sounding counterparts, probably because their monikers make people underestimate their danger, the researchers conclude.
Study: People fear male-named hurricanes more
Monday, 02 June 2014 03:00
WASHINGTON — Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria? People are slightly less likely to flee an oncoming storm with a feminine name than a masculine one, a new study finds. But here is Victoria's secret: Hurricanes with feminine names turn out to be deadlier in the United States than their more macho-sounding counterparts, probably because their monikers make people underestimate their danger, the researchers conclude.

 

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