Ann Asprodites has always referred to Janet Wallfisch as her aunt, but the 91-year-old is actually related a bit further down ancestral lines. Ann's grandfather was Janet's mother's brother. The two remain close. They have lunch about twice a month, when Janet can book some spare time between exercise classes, opera and other activities.
New Orleans, La. – Retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says if conditions get too rough, vessels now at the well site will be sent to shore for safety. He says one of the last to leave will be a ship carrying robots that have been transmitting images of the well.
"If we had to leave the well capped and unattended right now, we're probably be looking at a gap of three to four days where we would not have surveillance on scene."
New Orleans, La. – On the long and storied list of what makes New Orleans famous, healthy food and cutting-edge business development are not typically found near the top. But those are the very two ingredients that one local restaurant company has blended for a business model that's attracting extraordinary attention from investors and entrepreneurs, not to mention the pizza-eating public.
New Orleans, La. – Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says the extra day allows BP to gather pressure readings and other information critical to keeping the cap shut and the relief well on schedule. He says there's still no decision on allowing a static kill, a process which involves pouring heavy mud into the well. But BP vice president Kent Wells says there's no doubt the company wants to give it a try.
New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Operation Helping Hands | July 20, 2010
Thousands of houses still sit empty and battered around New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and behind many of them are stories of people still trying to get back home. Until very recently, New Orleans East resident Gloria Cole had one such story to tell.