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WWNO News Reports
1:15 am
Mon April 13, 2009

Panama Canal Expansion Good for Port of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA – New Orleans is hoping to get a bigger share of maritime business when the Panama Canal expands in five years. But just how to get that bigger share is still not decided. Correspondent Eileen Fleming has more.

Port of New Orleans officials are anxious to get more container shipments once the Panama Canal doubles in size in 2014. So are city officials who want to attract more jobs. But the state hasn't decided the best way to accommodate the massive container vessels.

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WWNO News Reports
4:54 pm
Wed April 8, 2009

Documentary about NOLA small businesses

New Orleans, LA –

A documentary about New Orleans small businesses may have an international impact. Correspondent Eileen Fleming has more.

Seattle filmmaker Hanson Hosein produced Rising from Ruins to highlight the importance of small businesses in a damaged community. It was screened at the New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival, a forum he says was appropriate to show how small businesses are central to all sorts of rebuilding efforts.

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WWNO News Reports
1:46 am
Wed April 8, 2009

Nagin News Conference

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is under fire on several matters that he confronted in a wide-ranging news conference outside City Hall.


It was set up to announce direct flights to Mexico and Honduras. But after only a few questions were posed on that subject, Mayor Nagin stood alone in front of the podium and answered questions about how he's been making the news lately.

About his former technology director, Greg Meffert, picking up the tab for a Hawaiian vacation for the Nagin family in 2004.

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WWNO News Reports
5:01 pm
Mon March 23, 2009

Tennessee Williams Festival Kicks Off!

New Orleans, LA –

One of the city's most popular literary events happened in March. Correspondent Eileen Fleming has more.

Yes, it's Tennessee Williams Festival. And while many may know the playwright for only A Streetcar Named Desire, other works were also examined during the festival. Master classes were held on fiction writing. There was a gumbo throwdown t with author Kit Wohl, and a musical performance called Songs for a Sunday Afternoon.

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WWNO News Reports
5:03 pm
Wed March 18, 2009

Opera Teaches Med Students

New Orleans, LA –

New Orleans medical students took notes at a lecture about the dangers of cigarette smoking, then heard from the most famous cigarette girl in all of opera. Correspondent Eileen Fleming has more.

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WWNO News Reports
1:40 pm
Wed March 18, 2009

SDT truck used for illegal dumping

New Orelans, LA – The New Orleans Sanitation Committee has been assured by garbage service provider SDT that it's close to finding whoever is responsible for dumping human waste into a storm drain in the Lower Ninth Ward. Correspondent Eileen Fleming has more.
SDT owner Sidney Torres says his company along with the city is a victim of illegal dumping.

He tells the City Council committee that he's working to find out who used one of his trucks to illegally dump sewage.

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WWNO News Reports
1:56 am
Wed March 18, 2009

Dino's at the Audubon Zoo

New Orleans, LA – There's a new exhibit open at the Audubon Zoo, offering an up-close encounter with dinosaurs. Correspondent Eileen Fleming has a listening tour.

WWNO News Reports
5:23 am
Thu March 12, 2009

New food store in 7th Ward

New Orleans, LA – Residents in New Orleans' Seventh Ward are cheering the arrival of new food store in their neighborhood. Correspondent Eileen Fleming has more.

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WWNO News Reports
3:36 am
Wed March 11, 2009

Port of New Orleans Stimulus Money

New Orleans, LA – The Port of New Orleans is going back for a share of the federal stimulus money it says could be used on six projects now ready to break ground. Correspondent Eileen Fleming has more.

WWNO News Reports
12:13 am
Tue March 10, 2009

Shipwreck yields historic artifacts

New Orleans, LA – The US Department of the Interior has formally given the state of Louisiana possession of 200-year-old artifacts recently recovered from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. Correspondent Eileen Fleming has more.

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