New Orleans, La. – Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu stood with Republican Congressman Steve Scalise of Metairie in calling for legislation ensuring Gulf states get most of BP's fines. Landrieu has introduced legislation in the Senate. Scalise says he will introduce a similar bill in the House.
New Orleans, La. – National Incident Commander Thad Allen says BP and government teams say putting a "sleeve" under the new blowout preventer should make it capable of handling one million pounds of pressure. He says it's vital that the space around the well bore can withstand the pumping process.
Dwayne Boudreaux has been at the center of the landmark Circle Food Store in the 7th Ward since he started as manager in 1987. He worked his way into a partnership with owner Herbert Gabriel and eventually took control.
Award-winning playwright Eve Ensler directs "Swimming Upstream," marking the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and paying tribute to the women of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. One performance only, Mahalia Jackson Theater, 8 p.m., September 10th.
Ten teams are working the shorelines from Terrebone Parish to the west, along the coastal bays and up into Lake Pontchartrain. BP is paying environmental consulting firm Entrix to look for underwater oil. Clumps of white material resembling pompoms are suspended in the water. Staff scientist Chelsea Murphy explains the process it calls the "Sentinel" program, while on board a boat following teams motoring between buoys.
Mrs. Obama visited the Brock Elementary School in Slidell, which is nationally recognized for excellence in nutrition. The first lady has been promoting the Let's Move initiative, which has so far focused on eating healthy foods. Now, she says, it's time to encourage more children to earn the President's Active Lifestyle Award. That means exercising five days a week for six weeks.