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Gulf Coast braces for Hurricane Isaac's wrath

Friday, 20 June 2014 14:01
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Gulf Coast braced for the landfall of Hurricane Isaac late Tuesday, hunkering down behind boarded-up windows with stockpiles of food and water as wind-driven rain lashed bayous and beaches. New Orleans calmly waited out another storm on the eve of Hurricane Katrina's seventh anniversary, hoping the city's strengthened levees will hold. Isaac, a massive storm spanning nearly 200 miles from its center, zeroed in on New Orleans, turning streets famous…
Review: 'The Boy in His Winter: An American Novel,' by Norman Lock
Friday, 20 June 2014 09:13
I always wondered why Mark Twain didn’t number the last chapter in “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Instead, he titled it “Chapter the Last.” Was it so we’d be discouraged from ever thinking of Huck as anything more than that mischievous kid we’d come to know and love? Regardless of Twain’s reasons, any author picking up where Twain left off is an audacious literary move, one Norman Lock has made with his most recent —…
Hurricane what’s-her-name gets no respect
Friday, 20 June 2014 05:11
By Nicholas Kristof Monday, June 16, 2014 | 2 a.m. View more of the Sun's opinion sectionEditorials - the Sun's viewpointColumnists - local and syndicated writersLetters to the editor - readers' viewsWrite a letter to the editor Here’s a riddle: Why would a Hurricane Alexandra be deadlier than an identical Hurricane Alexander? Because females don’t get respect. Not even 100 mph typhoons if they’re dubbed with female names.
Thais Flowers Bloom on the Runway in New York at Full Figured Fashion Week
Thursday, 19 June 2014 14:21
Thais Mills with AIN Judge Lisa Petty “... Whether simple and elegant, as for a bride, or colorful and expressive for everyday wear…THAIS FLOWERS give me great joy.” –Lisa Petty, DFW Style Daily Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 The latest accessory craze points towards Thais Flowers. Thais Flowers are handmade couture flowers with signature leather backs that are designed to be worn in hair, clipped on shoes and clothes.
Ex-Southern Baptist head writes on Nagin's behalf
Thursday, 19 June 2014 13:23
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former president of the nation's Southern Baptists is among more than two dozen people who have written a federal judge seeking leniency for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who is to be sentenced on corruption charges July 9. The Rev. Fred Luter says Hurricane Katrina profoundly affected Nagin, a Democrat who served from 2001-2010.
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.

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