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Hurricane Katrina (2005)

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  • We're not getting the federal government we deserve

     We're not getting the federal government we deserve
    Whatever happened to good old American know-how? The nation that invented modern management seems to be suffering a crisis of competence. The Secret Service can't protect the White House. Public health authorities can't get their arms around a one-man...
  • Offering grace when others struggle

     Offering grace when others struggle
    I often throw the word "joy" around. It's a small word, but it weighs a lot. Especially when it eludes you. I am searching for a card for a friend whose third baby is due soon, and I come across a lot of "bundle of joy" cards, a term that bugged me...
  • Napa businesses rebound after August quake

    I took a quick stroll around downtown Napa, not sure what to expect. A 6.0-magnitude earthquake had rocked the area Aug. 24, two weeks before my initial visit, but I had heard the damage wasn't as bad as first reported. When I stopped by the Visit...
  • Inspirational pianist Irene Alexander dead at 94

    Inspirational pianist Irene Alexander dead at 94
    Making music was Irene Alexander's inspiration as well as lifeline. It allowed her to forge ahead, say friends and family, through a string of misfortunes that would have felled an ordinary mortal. In 2005, the Chicago pianist and piano teacher...
  • Study says feminine hurricane names could cause more deaths

    Study says feminine hurricane names could cause more deaths
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Would more residents of New Orleans have evacuated ahead of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 if it had been named Kurt? A study published on Monday suggests they would have, perhaps reducing Katrina's death toll of more than 1,800....
  • Louisiana lawsuits seek oil and gas industry money to restore coastline

    Louisiana lawsuits seek oil and gas industry money to restore coastline
    Every two weeks, a swath of Louisiana the size of this city's French Quarter vanishes into the Gulf of Mexico. Since the 1930s, the state has lost nearly 1,900 square miles, a quarter of its coastal land area. For decades, oil and gas companies cut...
  • Allen Toussaint launches Lyric Theatre concert series tonight

    Allen Toussaint launches Lyric Theatre concert series tonight
    Allen Toussaint, one of the key architects of New Orleans R&B, rock and soul music over the last half-century, plays a rare small-theater date Monday night. It's the first of a new series of intimate shows at the 250-capacity Lyric Theatre on La Brea...
  • White House accuses Russia of anti-U.S. propaganda war in Ukraine

    The Obama administration's dispute with the Kremlin over the unrest in Ukraine has turned to a new controversy: whether heavily armed men in a grainy image are trigger-happy American mercenaries in Ukraine or a police SWAT team in New Orleans after...
  • John Fogerty joins Bruce Springsteen at New Orleans Jazz Fest

    John Fogerty joins Bruce Springsteen at New Orleans Jazz Fest
    Most performers playing the major music festivals have to shoehorn their normal shows into hourlong time slots, but not Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. Playing Saturday at one of the longest-running American music festivals — the New...
  • Louisiana Senate contest embodies Democrats' task: win black voters

    Louisiana Senate contest embodies Democrats' task: win black voters
    Mary L. Landrieu is one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the U.S. Senate, and her chances of reelection this fall could come down to her ability to turn out African American voters like Barbara Brown. Standing outside Franklin Avenue Baptist Church...
  • Boycott or not? Democrats face choice on Benghazi investigation

    Boycott or not? Democrats face choice on Benghazi investigation
    House Speaker John A. Boehner’s decision to form a select committee on Benghazi has put Democrats in a bind: Do they participate in what they view as an election-year stunt, or boycott it and give up the opportunity to act as a watchdog? Rank-and-...