Gulf Oil Spill
9:40 pm
Mon June 21, 2010

St. Bernard Project Expanding to Help Fishing Community

New Orleans, La. – St. Bernard Project Director Zack Rosenburg says the group has a four-part plan to not only get residents back in their homes, but to also make sure they're financially stable and emotionally healthy. A mental health and wellness clinic is expanding. Peer-to-peer counseling is being arranged. Outreach workers are being hired from the community, and a hiring program is starting for idle fishermen to build homes still needed after Hurricane Katrina.

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:39 pm
Mon June 21, 2010

Landrieu Takes Mayors on Tour of Barataria Bay Clean-up

New Orleans, La. – Landrieu took the mayors from cities throughout the country on a boat tour of clean-up operations in marsh areas fouled by oil.

"It appears as though we've turned the corner. BP and the Coast Guard were working very well together. There were 200 vessels that were working in Barataria Bay skimming oil, keeping it from the shores. However, we have a very, very long way to go."

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Gulf Oil Spill
11:15 am
Sun June 20, 2010

Gulf Coast Beaches Struggling With Oil Coming Ashore

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Gulf Oil Spill
12:34 pm
Sat June 19, 2010

Stormy Weather Shuts Down Some Containment Systems

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Gulf Oil Spill
4:59 pm
Fri June 18, 2010

Coast Guard Readies 2,000 Private Vessels to Fight Oil Spill

New Orleans, La. – The Coast Guard will be outfitting the smaller vessels with communication and tracking equipment needed for skimming operations.

"This is something that is on a scale that far exceeds anything we've done on a domestic response before but it's also an indication of the willingness and the passion of local people to get involved and help us in this clean up. So the whole issue moving forward is going to be unity of effort."

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Gulf Oil Spill
6:49 pm
Thu June 17, 2010

Mayor Landrieu Wants BP to Fund Marketing Campaign

New Orleans, La. – Landrieu says all the bad news about the oil spill is confusing visitors into believing the oil is lapping up in the city, and seafood isn't safe. Neither is true, but he says the misperception could take hold.

"It is really important that we get way ahead of this. We can see it coming. We know what's going to happen. We know how to prevent it. We need the resources to do it. It's an easy call."

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WWNO News Reports
5:25 pm
Thu June 17, 2010

Former Mandeville Mayor Sentenced to 5 years, 4 months

New Orleans, La. – Price admitted taking several golf trips to Pebble Beach from the city engineer and a developer who had projects in the city. Letten says those trips total about $45,000. He says the former mayor also used money from campaign funds to pay gambling debts and personal expenses and provided false tax statements.
Letten says the five years and four months Price is set to serve shows how seriously courts are taking corruption cases.

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StoryCorps N.O.
2:27 pm
Thu June 17, 2010

StoryCorps: Joe and Gay DiGiovanni

Gay (l) and Joe DiGiovanni

Joe and Gay DiGiovanni were in the final stages of planning a wedding in August 2005. His close family in St. Bernard Parish would be attending. Gay moved everything but her wedding dress into Joe's three-story house while the final arrangements were being set and they looked forward to a honeymoon in Las Vegas.

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Arts & Culture
12:59 pm
Thu June 17, 2010

Mame and The Everlasting Bonfire in Performances at Tulane University

New Orleans – Jerry Herman's Mame opens the 43rd Season of Summer Lyric Theater at Tulane. Also, just across campus, an original work by local playwright Jim Fitzmorris, The Everlasting Bonfire, seta a unique stage at the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane. Both performances run June 17-20, 2010.

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All Things N. O.
12:41 pm
Thu June 17, 2010

All Things N.O. 6-17-10

New Orleans, LA – BP in Washington, changing the course of the Mississippi, Story Corp New Orleans Joe and Gay DiGiovanni, Summer Lyric and Jim Fitmzmorris at Tulane

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