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Hurricane Katrina (2005)

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  • Dog reunited with owner after Hurricane Katrina

    Dog reunited with owner after Hurricane Katrina
    Meet Shorty... he`s one lucky dog. He lived in New Orleans until Hurricane Katrina hit... and his family lost everything.  Unable to keep him they turned him over to a shelter with hopes he`d be adopted, loved and cared for. Enter Oclisha Miller. who...
  • The funky beat of musical New Orleans

    The funky beat of musical New Orleans
    NEW ORLEANS — The cab careened past Washington Square and onto Frenchmen Street. It was close to 10 p.m., and the neighborhood was filled with locals adorned with tattoos, piercings and lots of ragged black accessories. "The cab drivers call this...
  • Tornadoes, derecho meant a whirlwind start to job for MEMA director Mallette

    Tornadoes, derecho meant a whirlwind start to job for MEMA director Mallette
    One afternoon in early June, Ken Mallette was in Jacksonville driving from a funeral when he got a text message about severe storms striking Maryland. One of the storms' 11 tornadoes had just ravaged nearby Fallston. In his second week as executive...
  • Brad Pitt's New Orleans project unveils Frank Gehry house

    Brad Pitt's New Orleans project unveils Frank Gehry house
    Brad Pitt enlisted architect Frank Gehry as one of the designers for his Make It Right Foundation, an initiative to build new homes in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward following the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. This weekend, the...
  • A return to New Orleans and its delicious, affordable cuisine

    A return to New Orleans and its delicious, affordable cuisine
    NEW ORLEANS - On Bourbon Street, stout men in narrow-brimmed hats strummed loud music from bars on opposite sides of the street, battling for the attention of passersby. Neatly dressed touts fanned out from strip-club doors, urging men to step within,...
  • 75-Year-Old Hartford Levee System Needs Major Overhaul

    When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005, more than 50 levees and flood walls gave way, sending tens of billions of gallons of water roaring into the city, causing horrific death and destruction. Could that happen in another city...
  • Becoming Yeezus: Kanye West's dark, twisted journey

    Becoming Yeezus: Kanye West's dark, twisted journey
    There's no denying that Kanye West has become synonymous with arrogance. Compared with his current, astronomical self-image, though, the Chicago-raised rap/fashion icon's musical beginnings were humble. People actually liked him because of that...
  • NOAA predicts 'possibly extremely active' hurricane season

    NOAA predicts 'possibly extremely active' hurricane season
    U.S. government meteorologists predict a “possibly extremely active” hurricane season in 2013, the top National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official said Thursday, with as many as half a dozen major hurricanes. NOAA expects 13...
  • What went wrong at Aberdeen Proving Ground's Super Pond?

    What went wrong at Aberdeen Proving Ground's Super Pond?
    Shaped like a teardrop and carved out of the eastern bank of the Bush River, the UNDEX Test Facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground has earned the nickname "Super Pond" for its unusual properties. Viewed from above, the man-made pond looks much darker...
  • Spring-break community service now the norm on Central Florida campuses

     Spring-break community service now the norm on Central Florida campuses
    Welcome to what college students once called Alternative Spring Break — which, these days, is not so alternative and really isn't much of a break. Though there may be no shortage of vacationing young people at Daytona Beach or Panama City this...
  • Like his inspiration Churchill, hotelier won't stay down

    Like his inspiration Churchill, hotelier won't stay down
    To say that Chicago-based luxury hotel investor Laurence Geller is captivated by all things Winston Churchill is something of an understatement.    As chairman of the Churchill Centre, a not-for-profit dedicated to preserving the legacy of the iconic...