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Even Hurricane Katrina couldn't keep this nun out of New Orleans

Friday, 28 August 2015 02:21 Written by
New Orleans, La., Aug 27, 2015 / 04:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).-For Sister Greta Jupiter, SSF, it was an odd sensation driving through New Orleans East in the months after Hurricane Katrina. Her neighborhood was quiet. The power, out. Gone was the familiar white noise of birds chirping. There was no traffic, save for military and first responders. “I felt like I was in the middle of a war zone,” she told CNA. “It was just…
Artists, Actors And Activists Unite For The Inaugural Blackout Music & Film Festival
Friday, 28 August 2015 01:39 Written by
Some of Hollywood’s A-list actors, music’s biggest artists and the movements most passionate voices are descending upon Los Angeles this weekend (Saturday August 29) to participate in the inaugural Blackout Music & Film Festival. The festival, which will take place at the GRAMMY Museum in downtown LA Live, will kick off with a screening of Marc Silver’s documentary 3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets, which follows the death of 17 year old Jordan Davis, followed by…
New Orleans: Tougher, feistier, cooler 10 years after Katrina
Friday, 28 August 2015 01:39 Written by
Watch 'Katrina: The Storm That Never Stopped' this Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on CNN. (CNN)As the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, CNN Opinion asked residents and those involved in New Orleans' recovery for their take on the lessons learned, and what the city means to them. All views are the authors' own. Sanjay Gupta: The doctor In the months after Hurricane Katrina, death notices in The Times-Picayune increased dramatically. Indeed, by the start…
Obama applauds New Orleans residents for Katrina recovery
Friday, 28 August 2015 01:22 Written by
President Barack Obama, accompanied by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, holds a child as he greets residents in the the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Tremé is one of the oldest black neighborhoods in America, which borders the French Quarter just north of Downtown.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
New Orleans' Marshes are Still Recovering From Katrina
Friday, 28 August 2015 01:08 Written by
Hurricane Katrina’s damage wasn’t all to man-made objects: the storm also hit the marshes and swamps surrounding New Orleans. The city has done a good job of regrowing over the last decade, but the landscape is still showing scars. NASA has published a three images captured by its Landsat satellites. The first shows the marsh area to the souteast of New Orleans a week before Katrina hit; the second is from two months after Katrina,…
What's on TV this week? Katrina-anniversary specials, 'Narcos,' 'Scream' finale
Friday, 28 August 2015 01:01 Written by
Friday Narcos A new drama comes to Bingetown. Netflix Life Beyond Katrina: Stories of Strength An anniversary special. 7 p.m. WVUE Informed Sources The roundtable revisits news coverage of the storm. 7 p.m. WYES Steppin' Out A look at the local culinary scene's recovery.
Ken Block: Follow military leaders on Iran deal Featured
Friday, 28 August 2015 00:59 Written by
Former Republican Sen. George Voinovich is quoted as saying, “Republican marching orders were to oppose everything the Obama administration proposed. If (President Obama) was for it, we had to be against it. At a strategy session, (Mitch McConnell) wanted everyone to hold the fort. All he cared about was making sure Obama could never have a clean victory.” Actually Mitch McConnell never made any bones about it that he would be against all Obama proposals.…
Barack Obama says to people of New Orleans: "You inspire me, and America"
Friday, 28 August 2015 00:48 Written by
DARLENE SUPERVILLE AND NANCY BENAC Last updated 14:55, August 28 2015 CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS United States President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center in Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. United States President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, while visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the…
What’s new in New Orleans? The city’s post-Katrina highlights
Friday, 28 August 2015 00:35 Written by
The Old No 77 Hotel and Chandlery This is how to refurb a hotel. Not by over-stuffing it with designer gubbins but by paring the whole place (including the rooms) right back and letting the history of the building – an 1850s warehouse with hardwood floors and exposed brick walls made from Mississippi mud clay – shine through. There are 166 rooms but it has the feel of an easygoing and very friendly boutique hotel.…
Company: Settlement reached in oil leak suit
Friday, 28 August 2015 00:34 Written by
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans energy company said Thursday that it has reached a settlement agreement with environmental groups in a lawsuit stemming from the company's failed efforts to stop a decade-old, slow-motion oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A federal court filing Thursday stated that an agreement had been reached between Taylor Energy Co. and the environmental groups. Taylor said it has agreed under the settlement to make a $300,000 donation…
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