Eric Murrell has had a long relationship with automobiles. It began as a boy, going to car lots with his grandfather, toting pencil and paper to make notes of car prices and design features. His father, Michael, taught him not only how to drive, but how to assemble the engine parts. His mother, Harriet, knew she was marrying a car buff from the start, but has enjoyed the family passion for automobiles.
New Orleans, La. – Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced in New Orleans that most of the civil penalties expected to be paid by BP for Clean Water Act violations should stay in the Gulf region.
"Because the Gulf took the risk, because the Gulf took the damage, that money, a significant amount of that money, should be dedicated to the Gulf, to the people and the region that bore the brunt of this."
New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Neighborhood Housing Services, Sept. 28, 2010
You'd expect an organization called Neighborhood Housing Services to focus on housing, and since forming in 1976 this group has indeed prepared many New Orleanians to become homeowners through financial counseling, credit repair and other familiar services.
New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu said the city's crime rate is twice the national average, and the police department needs reform. He says federal agents are meeting with Police Chief Ronal Serpas and others to make sure the best practices are being used to stem violent crime. But he says the community must also be involved.