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Is BP's cure worse than the spill? | Bangor Daily News

Maine toxicologist tells about swimming in gulf

A marine toxicologist from Maine who traveled to New Orleans earlier this month to get a firsthand look at the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the effects of the chemicals used to fight it said she was horrified by what she saw.
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No end in sight as Gulf oil spill hits Day 40 | Reuters

The worst oil spill in U.S. history hit its 40th day on Saturday with Gulf residents clinging to the tenuous hope that BP's complicated "top kill" operation will plug the gushing well.

The tricky maneuver started on Wednesday and involves pumping heavy fluids and other material into the well shaft to stifle the flow.

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New Orleans Louisiana Festivals this Summer (2010)

Louisiana always has a great festival coming up, here are a selection of Summer festivals in and around New Orleans. Great French Market Creole Tomato Festival June 11 - 13, 2010 http://www.frenchmarket.org/ Louisiana Seafood Festival June 12 - 13, 2010 Jackson Square and French Quarter Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival June 12 - 13, 2010 French Market http://www.jazzandheritage.org/detail?cat=e&id=1000235 Greater Mandeville Seafood Festival July 1 - 4, 2010 Fontainebleau State Park http://www.seafoodfest.com/ Essence Music Festival July 2-4, 2010 The Superdome http://www.essencemusicfestival.com/home.php Satchmo SummerFest August 5-8, 2010 Old U.S. Mint http://www.fqfi.org/satchmosummerfest/ Southern Decadence Festival Sept. 1-6, 2010 French Quarter

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New Orleans hotels file class action suit against BP | NOLA.com

In a sign of mounting concern about the economic impact of the oil spill, several New Orleans hotels filed a class action suit in federal court this week against BP, saying that damage to the Louisiana seafood industry will tarnish the attractiveness of New Orleans as a tourism destination and could lead to lost profits.

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New Orleans Top Gelato Restaurants | wwltv.com Napoleon

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The Greatful Dead with a New Orleans accent | The Record, Troy, New York

7 Walkers – that plays Revolution Hall in Troy tonight is the Dead reborn with a New Orleans accent. 7 Walkers covers Dead standards like "Deal," "Bertha" and "Warf Rat," and Dead lyricist Robert Hunter has written at least one album’s worth of new songs for the fledgling group. But the singer/lead guitarist Papa Mali is a New Orleans native, and the bass player is George Porter from one of the Crescent City’s premier bands, The Meters. To say that Kreutzmann is pleased with his latest aggregation would be an understatement. He is absolutely giddy with joy...
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Gulf oil spill now largest in U.S. history as BP continues plug effort | USATODAY.com

As the oil spill reached that milestone, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, national incident commander over the spill clean-up operation, said during a news conference Thursday afternoon that mud being shot into the blown-up well 5,000 feet underwater was stopping some oil and gas.
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How to survive a construction zone outside your store | CNNMoney.com

craig_guillot.top.jpgHelm Paint & Supply owner Joey Helm is struggling to draw customers to his store through a surrounding construction zone.

Take Uptown New Orleans, where local businesses are struggling through the side effects of a $12.4 million road and sewer line rebuilding project on Earhart Boulevard, a popular commuter route. While the repairs have been needed for years, residents say, construction and lane closures have dramatically added to the area's traffic congestion.

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Abandoned New Orleans hospital to be put back into service | theadvertiser.com | The Advertiser

The Lindy Boggs Medical Center, abandoned after Hurricane Katrina, has been purchased by a Catholic church-affiliated nonprofit that plans to put it back into service offering a number of medical services.

The plan is based on the model of St. Luke's Medical Center, a smaller facility that St. Margaret's opened earlier this year in New Orleans.

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NOWFE's 'Wine Dinners' match top local chefs with renowned vinyards | NOLA.com

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Chefs from around the city, across the lake and even Baton Rouge team up with wineries for multi-course meals on Wednesday night (May 26) at the New Orleans Food and Wine Experience ("NOWFE"). Dinners start $75 and many sell out.
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BP Fake Twitter Account: The Most Ridiculous Tweets Yet | @ckanal Huffington Post

Just today, @BPGlobalPR, a fake BP Twitter account, passed the 20,000-follower mark, compared to the less than the 5,000 accumulated by the real account @BP_America.
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Dance Lessons From Big Freedia at Bar 13 | NYTimes.com Music Review @joncaramanica @nytimes

Never let it be said that bounce music doesn’t translate outside of New Orleans. Musically, it’s straightforward, rigorous and a little monastic: most of its rapid-fire beats are drawn from two samples...
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S.O.S. (Saving Our Soul) – From the Big Easy to the Big Apple

S.O.S. (Saving Our Soul) – From the Big Easy to the Big Apple
Soul Rebels Brass Band
Wild Magnolias
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Sunday, August 8th at 7:30pm

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Download MP3 music of Treme episode 7 Smoke My Peace Pipe on HBO | New Orleans Stuff

The music from the HBO series Treme Episode 7, "Smoke My Peace Pipe"...

Story by Eric Overmyer & David Mills
Teleplay by David Mills & Davis Rogan

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Treme Neighborhood School Goes Solar | Today's Energy Solutions

An advanced solar panel array was unveiled Friday at Joseph A. Craig Elementary School, the second project of a partnership between Entergy Corporation, Nike Corporation, Winrock International, the Louisiana Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and the city of New Orleans. The New Orleans public school is now equipped with a 25.6-kilowatt solar array that will produce approximately 36 megawatt-hours of electricity annually – enough to power three typical residential homes.
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Bicycle Second Line celebrates New Orleans' expanded bike lanes and awareness | NOLA.com

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BICYCLE SECOND LINE
A group bike ride to promote cycling awareness, presented by the Metro Bicycle Coalition. The Crescent City Stompers band will accompany the ride, which starts at Audubon Park and goes down to Marigny and back...
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New Orleans a jazzy feast of sights and sounds | NewsTimes Danbury, CT

New Orleans, that beloved, beleaguered city that hugs the muddy Mississippi River never seems to get a break, unless it's when the musicians take a time out between sets. Battered by Hurricane Katrina five years ago and still barely recovering, residents are now facing the horrendous aftermath of the gigantic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Although they have every reason to sing the blues, they seem to always come back to an upbeat tune...
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New Orleans Chef Matt Murphy On 'Today' Show | WDSU New Orleans

New Orleans executive chef Matt Murphy appeared on the "Today" show on Friday, exactly one year after he fell at home, became critically ill and slipped into a coma for almost two months...
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1st turtle rescued from oil spill being treated | AP News

Officials say the first sea turtle to be rescued from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is being cared for in New Orleans.

Audubon Aquarium spokeswoman Meghan Calhoun says the endangered Kemp's ridley turtle was found by a biologist looking for oiled animals in the slick. The turtle that is probably less than a year old arrived in New Orleans Tuesday night.

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Interview on benefit concert in New Orleans | CNN.com - Transcripts

[excerpt of interview]:
Big Sam with Big Sam's Funky Nation is one of the performers donating his time. Good to see you.

BIG SAM, BIG SAM'S FUNKY NATION: Hey. How you doing?

WHITFIELD: I'm doing great.

So you'll be performing today. You are joining a long list of performers, everyone from Lenny Kravitz to John Legend, Mos Def, Allen Toussaint. What's this mean for you to be participating in this gulf aid?

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Emeril's offers a dash of New Orleans | Miami New Times

Emeril's Miami Beach looks just as it did the day it opened at the St. Moritz Hotel (part of the Loews) in November 2003...

Lunch Monday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; dinner Sunday through Thursday 6 to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 6 to 11 p.m.; brunch Sunday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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Coast Guard: Oil spill enters loop current | MiamiHerald.com

Wednesday morning, Coast Guard Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft, director of response policy handling the Gulf disaster from Washington, disclosed the bleak news that the oil spill had entered the loop current.

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Susan Cowsill, Lighthouse review (Threadhead Records) | offBeat

Hurricane Katrina forced us all to reconsider the concept of home. On Lighthouse, Susan Cowsill’s longing for home ties the songs together, and the emotions tied to “home” are more complicated. On “ONOLA,” she gives up on the city...
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Gulf Aid a Mix of Anger and Celebration | offBeat

There was a healthy dose of outrage Sunday at Gulf Aid, the benefit concert to aid those affected by the oil disaster that occurred when the Deepwater Horizon oil well exploded. Actor Tim Robbins told the story of trying to fly over the oil spill and being denied permission, causing his pilot to speculate that BP was deciding who could fly over that airspace...
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New Orleans, Then and Now | PBS

A lot has changed since Storm That Drowned A City premiered, just five months after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. A lot has changed--and then again, a lot hasn't. Find out what new structural safeguards are protecting the region and whether New Orleans will be ready for the next hurricane season...
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Treme on @hbo. list of music from the latest episode

... the music from the HBO series Treme Episode 6, "Shallow Water, Oh Mama"
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"Shallow Water, Oh Mama"

New Orleans, Louisiana: Davis raises his profile on the streets and on Television; Delmond tours while Antoine tolls.

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New Orleans Has More and Better Places to Dine Since Katrina | TheLedger.com

...You'll hear it on the radio, driving the high-rise bridge over the Industrial Canal, someone spinning funk on WWOZ and talking about New Orleans soul. You'll see it in the defiant eyes of a man lurching out of a second line in Pigeon Town.

There was plenty to sample - there are roughly 1,000 restaurants in New Orleans now, up a cool couple of hundred from before the storm, according to Tom Fitzmorris, who runs a website on the subject, The New Orleans Menu...

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Gulf Aid to Benefit Area Fishermen Sunday. John Legend added to line-up | Offbeat Magazine

This Sunday, May 16th, musicians will unite at Gulf Aid, a benefit concert to raise funds to assist Gulf Coast fisherman presented by WWOZ, Mardi Gras World, SDT Waste and Debris, Rehage Entertainment and others.

Headliners are: Lenny Kravitz and Mos Def — Also appearing are: R&B singer John Legend, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys with Jon Cleary, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Marcia Ball and Shamarr Allen and many others!

Tickets are on sale now at elevate.com for the show, which will take place Sunday from noon-10 p.m. at Mardi Gras World River City on the banks of the Mississippi River. The show’s a benefit to raise money that will help families affected by the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as raise awareness of the fragility and importance of the Louisiana wetlands.

Those who want to help but can’t make the concert can contribute by sending checks to:

GULF AID
P.O. Box 6917
Metairie, LA 70009

Funds will be distributed with a focus on two key elements of recovery: coastal environmental issues and the well-being of fishermen and the regional seafood industry. Tickets are $50 and are available exclusively at Elevate Tickets; youth 10 and under are free. The concert will be held this Sunday from 12-10 p.m. at Mardi Gras World's River City Plaza and will be broadcast live on WWOZ.

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What are oil dispersants? | CNN.com

... they are generally less harmful than the highly toxic oil.

An orange chemical dispersant is used in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.
An orange chemical dispersant is used in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.

The U.S. Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency on Saturday authorized BP to use chemical dispersants underwater to help break up the oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico.

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A Brief Guide to Stepping Out on Your Own in New Orleans | Psychiatric Times

Natalie Timoshin, Managing Editor, Psychiatric Times did what is on the to-do list for many tourist, eg, riding the streetcars, taking a cemetary tour, drinking chicory coffee and eating beignets. And then ventured out and made some wonderful discoveries...
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Family-friendly New Orleans, from $169/night | msnbc.com

A family-friendly package with a stay in the French Quarter...
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40 UNO Teachers Warned Of Layoffs | WDSU New Orleans

about 40 teachers at the University of New Orleans have received letters telling them that the next academic year may be their last with the school.
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How Are Sandra's New Orlean's Neighbors Handling Having The Star Next Door? | @BabbleEditors Famecrawler

Spotting a celeb on the street can be a fun experience, but having them live next door can turn into a nightmare. So how are Sandra’s new neighbors in New Orleans handling having a star next door? ...
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The 'American Routes' Archive And The Cultural History Of New Orleans | NPR

For those who don't know, American Routes is a public radio program based out of New Orleans. Their archives run way deep, with lots of material about Louisiana/Gulf Coast traditions in particular. So for those curious to learn a lot more about New Orleans culture...
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Brandon Franklin of T.B.C. Brass Band Murdered | offBeat

Brandon Franklin Saxophone Player of TBC Brass Band

Brandon Franklin Saxophone Player of TBC Brass BandBrandon Franklin of the T.B.C. Brass Band was shot and killed Sunday night. He was twenty-two years old. Franklin played saxophone in TBC, who are well known for their frequent street shows at the corner of Bourbon Street and Canal Street...

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Lenny Kravitz Headlining Gulf Aid To Benefit Gulf Coast | MTV News

Show aimed at putting spotlight on devastating oil spill also features Mos Def, Ani DiFranco.

With much of the music world's attention focused on the devastating flooding in Nashville, part-time New Orleans resident Lenny Kravitz is hoping to put some of that focus on the environmental disaster that continues to unfold on the Gulf Coast as a result of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico...

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Fear over Gulf oil spill: What happens if they can't stop it? | McClatchy

BP America said Monday that it would take another 75 days to finish one of two relief wells it's drilling to shut down the flow. By then, if the spill doesn't worsen and the relief well stops the leak, some 20 million gallons of oil will be swirling in the gulf, nearly double the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989...
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Gingrich says New Orleans is 'testbed of government failure,' blames Bush, Obama for problems | StarTribune.com

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says New Orleans has become the "testbed of government failure," singling out the Bush administration's failures during Hurricane Katrina and President Barack Obama's handling of the Gulf oil spill...
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download mp3 music played on @HBO #Treme ♫ episode 5 #MusicMonday

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New Orleans, Louisiana: Albert presses to have the housing projects reopened; Davis enlists some top local musicians; a Japanese jazz fan does a good turn for Antoine

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Zydeco legend dead at 63 | dailyworld.com

Zydeco music legend Roy Carrier has died. According to his son, Chubby, Carrier died at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday at Opelousas General Hospital due to complications from lung cancer. He recorded nine CDs in his career, including four with Right on Rhythm Records of Washington...
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Oil spill may endanger human health, officials say | Lake Wylie Pilot

People working around the Gulf spill should be equipped with respirator devices and wear heavy-duty gloves and protective clothing to guard against painful skin rashes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has began round-the-clock air monitoring in Gulf coastal areas and posting online hourly readings for ozone and tiny particles such as soot. Both can cause respiratory problems and are particuarly aggravating for people with chronic conditions such as asthma.

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Donors give hair off heads to save Gulf | The Sidney Morning Herald

New Orleans hair stylist Daniel Everett-Walker cuts the hair of a customer that will be collected and then stuffed into nylon stockings to absorb oil from the oil-rig disaster off the coast of Louisiana.

New Orleans hair stylist Daniel Everett-Walker cuts the hair of a customer that will be collected and then stuffed into nylon stockings to absorb oil from the oil-rig disaster off the coast of Louisiana. Photo: AFP

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BP looks for new plan to stop leak | latimes.com

BP is considering several options including a "hot tap," in which a hole would be drilled into the existing broken pipe through which the oil could be drawn out. Robotic submarines would install a connector between the old pipe and the new...
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BP’s Oil-Spill ’Hive’ Buzzes With New Ideas to Stop Leaky Well | BusinessWeek

It’s been a lot of fun doing this work,” Michael Byrd, a manager at the Houston spill headquarters said in an interview yesterday. “I wish it was under different circumstances.

BP calls its blowout plan “top kill.” The idea would be to block the oil from rising and direct it back into the well by injecting golf balls and other debris into the blowout preventer to gum it up.

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In New Orleans' French Quarter, people rely on magic and a lttle reefer to stop the BP oil geyser | Bellona

“Oh please give me two dollar for a joint of marijuana, cause crack cocaine don’t do it anymore”
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While officials battle the oil gusher at sea, New Orleans, where the hot evening air was permeated by the smell of oil, the hard partying jazz bars, tarot card readers and exquisite seafood restaurants kept pace with the joie de vive that has made this neighbourhood famous...
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Flights to offshore wildlife refuge in Louisiana halted | FOX 34 News KJTV Lubbock, Texas


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Federal officials have halted flights to the Breton National Wildlife Refuge off the Louisiana coast, saying aircraft hired by news organizations threaten the birds nesting in the barrier islands.

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The Far-Ranging Costs of the Mess in the Gulf | TIME

The crew of the Deepwater Horizon was ready to hit pay dirt. The massive rig — owned by the drilling company Transocean and leased to the energy giant BP — was finishing up preparations to drill an oil well deep beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, about 50 miles (80 km) south of the Louisiana coast.
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Landrieu: City Hall Going Back To Five Days A Week - WWL - AM870

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu today announced a major change at city hall: they're back to a five-day-a-week schedule, starting next month...
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New Orleans Museum of Art director John Bullard to retire | NOLA.com

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John Bullard, who has directed the New Orleans Museum of Art for 35 yea

From King Tut to Katrina to Disney, John Bullard looks back on 37 years as head of the city’s premier museum

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C. Ray Nagin, Ex-New Orleans mayor faces La. ethics charges | BusinessWeek

The Louisiana Board of Ethics has charged former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin with two possible violations, for receiving gifts from a one-time city vendor and for his involvement with a company that was negotiating tax breaks with the city.
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Bubba to bishop — New Episcopal bishop for NO Diocese | 2theadvocate.com

The Diocese of Louisiana consecrates today its 11th bishop, a leader with an unexpected résumé for an Episcopalian.

The former U.S. Marine, known as “Bubba” during his Mississippi boyhood, spent years as a Presbyterian and a Southern Baptist before finding his spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.

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New Orleans Airport Sells $53.7M In Bonds For Terminal Modernization | AviationNews.net

top story photo The New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB) has approved the sale of $53.7 million in PFC bond financing to support an ongoing terminal modernization effort at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International. Construction of the Concourse D extension and interior and exterior improvements began this Spring and are expected to be completed in 2011...

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New Orleans Is "Land Of Opportunity" For Dark Horse Players - WWL

In sports many feel like the "best team" always comes out on top. Way down yonder, here in New Orleans, the Saints are proof that it does not matter how you get here just as long as you get here.
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CVB: Travel to New Orleans Continues Despite Oil Cleanup @NielsenTravelGp | Successful Meetings

Despite environmental concerns, the oil spill and cleanup in the Gulf of Mexico have presented "no disruption for visitors traveling to and enjoying New Orleans," the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau said yesterday in a statement on its website.
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Containment dome lowered at oil leak site | CNN.com

The four-story oil containment dome made its way beneath the Gulf of Mexico early Friday to capture leaking oil.
The four-story oil containment dome made its way beneath the Gulf of Mexico early Friday to capture leaking oil

A massive dome began its descent into the Gulf of Mexico to cap a gushing oil leak about 5,000 feet below the surface, a BP official said Friday.

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New Orleans without seafood gumbo? Oil spill's unsavory toll | CSMonitor.com

A customer eats charbroiled oysters at Felix's Seafood Restaurant in New Orleans Sunday. The owner says 60 percent of his oysters come from the east side of the Mississippi, where the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead is moving.

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New Orleans mayor seeks federal help to fix police | The Associated Press

Mayor Mitch Landrieu requested a team from the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division in a letter sent two days after he took office. Landrieu has also said he plans to announce his choice for a new police chief this week. Former chief Warren Riley resigned Monday with the advent of the new administration...
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Ronal Serpas new New Orleans Police Chief | WWL

Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced Nashville police chief Ronal Serpas will return to his native New Orleans to become the city's new police chief.
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Johnny's Pizza keeps dough rising through franchising | thenewsstar.com | @thenewsstar

Johnny's Pizza, a Louisiana legend with headquarters in Ouachita Parish, will soon be back in Baton Rouge as the company grows through its new franchising division. All but three of Johnny's 27 stores are corporately owned now, but a Baton Rouge franchisee plans to start building the first of his three planned stores within three months
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Gulf Oil Spill Not Yet Affecting Cruise Ships Out of New Orleans | AOL Travel News

The Port of New Orleans posted a notice on Thursday explaining the Southwest Pass -- the main route between the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico -- was open and remained clear of oil. Any oil currently in the area is light enough that ships passing through are not yet required by the Coast Guard to clean their hulls...
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New Orleans Jazz Fest Photo Gallery | Billboard.com @billboarddotcom


This year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which wrapped up seven days of music yesterday (May 2), served up sounds that hit every sonic flavor related to the brassy genre born in the city. Aretha Frankin may have had to cancel her set, but that didn't slow the momentum of the fest's second weekend.
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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu inauguration ceremony(pictures) | Clifford Bryan New Orleans Conservative Examiner

New Orleans has a new mayor, his name is Mitch Landrieu. Surrounded by supporters he took the oath of office administrated by his father Moon Landrieu as his wife Cheryl looked on at his inauguration ceremony in New Orleans, Monday, May 3, 2010.
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Download mp3 music of Treme Episode 4 @HBO | New Orleans Stuff

By popular demand, the music from the HBO series Treme Episode 4 At The Foot of Canal Street

Story by Eric Overmyer & George Pelecanos
Teleplay by George Pelecanos
Directed by Anthony Hemingway
Antoine visits his sons LaDonna and Toni probe a case of mistaken identity.

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Hotline for Oil Spill Volunteers | volunteerlouisiana.gov

BP and the federal government have established a hotline for volunteers. Please call 1-866-448-5816. We anticipate that there will an ongoing need for volunteers in the environmental cleanup effort.

For up-to-date information about the spill, please visit http://emergency.louisiana.gov/ and http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com

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Editorial footnote: Ask BP about compensation. In these tough economic times, "volunteers" should be paid for their time. BP makes a profit and this disaster is their cost. 

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Trombone Shorty: Funk From 'Backatown' Interview - New Orleans | NPR @allsongs @nprnews


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Trombone Shorty, aka Troy Andrews, released Backatown , his first major label album, just in time for the 2010 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival...

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Coast Guard Searching For Missing Boaters Near New Orleans | WDSU

The Coast Guard said Saturday around 2:30 p.m. they received a report that two missing boaters on the Mississippi River near New Orleans were missing...
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New Orleans Jazz Fest provides nearby residents with entrepreneurial opportunities | NOLA.com

near the Trafalgar entrance, some people handed out free energy drink samples and free cell phone chargers to promote a brand of batteries. Others sold chips, candy and beer...
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Lawsuit says Saints covered up stolen Vicodin | 2theadvocate.com

Less than three months after their thrilling victory in the Super Bowl, the New Orleans Saints have been accused by their former security director of trying to cover up the theft of prescription pain pills from the club's drug locker...
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'Crisis management mode' for Louisiana seafood industry | wwltv.com

The head of Louisiana's Seafood Marketing Board says convincing customers that fish and shell fish from the Gulf are safe to eat won't be easy in light of the news about the major oil spill and its threat to the fishing industry.
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Oil slick in Gulf of Mexico is a financial and ecological time bomb | NY Daily News

Louisiana's coastal waters east of the Mississippi River were closed for shrimping yesterday by the massive slick, already bigger than the State of Delaware - and growing by the hour.
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New Orleans Voters Consider A Gay Candidate Saturday | @OnTopMag On Top Magazine :: Gay & Lesbian News, Entertainment, Commentary & Travel

Voters in New Orleans heading to the polls Saturday will consider sending an openly gay candidate to the Louisiana Statehouse for the first time. Thomas Robichaux is among the six candidates vying for the House seat vacated by Karen Carter Peterson when she ascended to the state Senate.
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Bike Week New Orleans 2010 Preview - Bike Week New Orleans | Motorcycle USA @MotoUSA

Visiting Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras in New Orleans is an experience everyone should have at least once in their lifetime.
If there's one city that knows how to party, it's New Orleans. For the second year in a row, thousands of motorcyclists will converge on the Big Easy to party down on the banks of the Mighty Mississsippi and in the streets of the French Quarter.
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