Month: September 2005

  • news notes

    AP carried a story about Biloxi’s $10 million insurance payment from Lloyds of London. Seems the mayor decided back in the summer to put up $92,000 for insurance in case something happened to the many casinos which now support the community. With Katrina the casinos are gone, but the mayor still has cash flow. C.…

  • Give secretly

    The novel on the high school library shelf looked fat and juicy with words. I checked it out, gulped it down, found its prequel and blazed my way through that novel as well – stunned with the simple concept on which the author, Lloyd C. Douglas, based his best selling pre-World War II books: “Magnificent…

  • Voices of help not heard

    The voices of those who sought to save New Orleans speak. I worked to develop a severe weather evacuation plan for New Orleans as ordered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but someone diverted the funds to study the causeway bridge spanning Lake Pontchartrain. I tried to maintain the levees, but the Army Corps of…

  • Nursing home deaths in NOLA

    Folks chose to live in St. Bernard Parish, La., because it was a safe community. After several years and many hurricane predictions, the residents of St. Rita’s Nursing home and their families knew all about hurricanes and how urgent messages to evacuate preceded several days of uncomfortable, make-shift living away from the comfort of their…

  • Mark’s family safe in PA not in NOLA

    Thank you to all who have expressed concern about my son, daughter-in-love and four grandchildren who USED to live about four blocks from a street car stop on Carrollton Street in New Orleans. A couple years ago, for various reasons, as my son’s computer contract work came to an end, they realized the time had…