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City of New Orleans
Ville de La Nouvelle-Orléans
Orleans Parish
—  City and Parish  —
From top left: A typical New Orleans mansion off St. Charles Avenue, a streetcar passing by Loyola University and Tulane University, the skyline of the Central Business District, Jackson Square, and a view of Royal Street in the French Quarter.

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Nickname(s): "The Crescent City", "The Big Easy", "The City That Care Forgot", "Nawlins" and "NOLA" (acronym for New Orleans, Louisiana).
Location in the State of Louisiana
City of New Orleans is located in the USA
City of New Orleans
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 29°57′53″N 90°4′14″W / 29.96472°N 90.07056°W / 29.96472; -90.07056
Country  United States
State  Louisiana
Parish New Orleans, Louisiana flag.svg Orleans
Founded 1718
Government
 - Mayor C. Ray Nagin (D)
Area
 - City and Parish 350.2 sq mi (907 km2)
 - Land 180.6 sq mi (467.6 km2)
 - Water 169.7 sq mi (439.4 km2)
 - Metro 3,755.2 sq mi (9,726.6 km2)
Elevation -6.5 to 20 ft (-2 to 6 m)
Population (2008[1])
 - City and Parish 336,644
 Density 2,518/sq mi (973/km2)
 Metro 1,167,294
 - Demonym New Orleanian
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 504
Website cityofno.com
.New Orleans (pronounced /nuː ˈɔrliənz/ or /nuː ɔrˈliːnz/, locally [nuː ˈɔrlənz] or [ˈnɔrlənz]; French: La Nouvelle-Orléans [la nuvɛl ɔʀleɑ̃]  ( listen)) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.^ It was taking a stroll near the center of the state's only maximum security prison, which is about 115 miles northwest of New Orleans.
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^ The first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Centre, New York.
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The city is named after Philippe II, Duc d'Orléans, Regent of France, and is well known for its distinct Spanish architecture, as well as its cross cultural and multilingual heritage.[2] .New Orleans is also famous for its cuisine, music (particularly as the birthplace of jazz),[3][4] and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras.^ The birthplace of jazz has a lot to overcome, but also a lot to celebrate.
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^ Dinner Tours Find out why millions of visitors flood the streets of New Orleans every year: Food, Music, and Drinks!
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The city is often referred to as the "most unique"[5] city in America.[6][7][8][9][10]
.New Orleans is located in southeastern Louisiana, straddling the Mississippi River.^ Public health threats must be controlled in New Orleans and throughout southern Mississippi.
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^ Improvements or protection to the city of New Orleans are the responsibility of the state of Louisiana, not the Federal government...no matter who is in the White House.
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^ This combined with the garbage dumped by every state along the Mississippi (and its tributaries) that flows through New Orleans.
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The boundaries of the city and Orleans Parish are coterminous.[11] The city and parish are bounded by the parishes of St. Tammany to the north, St. Bernard to the east, Plaquemines to the south) and Jefferson to the south and west.[11][12][13] .Lake Pontchartrain, part of which is included in the city limits, lies to the north and Lake Borgne lies to the east.^ They're camping out on frickin' highway on-ramps right now...I think there might be better camping grounds north of the city limits.
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[13]

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History

Beginnings through the 19th century

.La Nouvelle-Orléans (New Orleans) was founded May 7, 1718, by the French Mississippi Company, under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, on land inhabited by the Chitimacha.^ Public health threats must be controlled in New Orleans and throughout southern Mississippi.
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^ Jean-Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general (b.
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^ What's left of New Orleans quickly descends into anarchy with rival gangs battling for control of remaining land and resources.
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It was named for Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, who was Regent of France at the time. His title came from the French city of Orléans. The French colony was ceded to the Spanish Empire in the Treaty of Paris (1763) and remained under Spanish control until 1801, when it reverted to French control. All of the surviving 18th century architecture of the Vieux Carré (French Quarter) dates from this Spanish period. .Napoleon sold the territory to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Thereafter, the city grew rapidly with influxes of Americans, French, Creoles, Irish, Germans and Africans.^ Alistair Cooke, British-born journalist who covered the United States extensively, and who became an American citizen.
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^ The American University (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_University) is chartered by an act of the Congress of the United States of America.
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^ Louisiana Purchase: In St. Louis, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of Louisiana Territory from France to the United States.
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Major commodity crops of sugar and cotton were cultivated with slave labor on large plantations outside the city.
New Orleans from the 1888 Meyers Konversations-Lexikon
.The Haitian Revolution of 1804 established the second republic in the Western Hemisphere and the first led by blacks.^ Christopher Columbus leaves Hispaniola for Spain, ending his second visit to the Western Hemisphere.
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.Haitian refugees, both white and free people of color (affranchis or gens de couleur libres), arrived in New Orleans, often bringing slaves with them.^ Fast team has arrived at New Orleans.
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^ Or, as it appears, are Mayor Nagin, Senator Landrieu, and Governor Blanco the only people with power and influence that have an actual grasp on the ground situation in New Orleans?
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^ Had we been a bit more socialistic, or at the least provided better economic support for the poor, people wouldn't have been trapped in New Orleans.
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.While Governor Claiborne and other officials wanted to keep out more free black men, French Creoles wanted to increase the French-speaking population.^ And in the end it's best to GET THE HELL OUT OF THE NORTH. It is a big thread, but the more you see the patterns the more FREE you become.
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As more refugees were allowed in Louisiana, Haitian émigrés who had gone to Cuba also arrived. Nearly 90 percent of the new immigrants settled in New Orleans. The 1809 migration brought 2,731 whites; 3,102 free persons of African descent; and 3,226 enslaved refugees to the city, doubling its French-speaking population.[14]
.During the last campaign of the War of 1812, the British sent a force of 11,000 troops in an attempt to capture New Orleans.^ I've seen estimates from ATF that there were over 100,000 guns in New Orleans, pawn, department, sporting goods and gun stores.
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^ Size and Scope: The 9/11 attacks in NYC encompassed an area about 1/10,000 the size of the current New Orleans problem.
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^ That began to change this year when we remembered at last that Australia played decisive roles during the First World War both on the Western Front in France and in the Mesopotamian campaign at Beersheba.
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.Despite great challenges, the young Andrew Jackson successfully cobbled together a motley crew of local militia, free blacks, US Army regulars, Kentucky riflemen, and local privateers to decisively defeat the British troops, led by Sir Edward Pakenham, in the Battle of New Orleans on 8 January 1815. However, it should be noted that the war had ended on 24 December of the previous year, a fact that was unknown to both sides.^ Dinner Tours Find out why millions of visitors flood the streets of New Orleans every year: Food, Music, and Drinks!
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^ Korean War: Troops from the People's Republic of China move into North Korea and launch a massive counterattack against South Korean and American forces (Battle of Chosin Reservoir), ending any thought of a quick end to the conflict..
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As a principal port, New Orleans played a major role during the antebellum era in the Atlantic slave trade. .Its port handled huge quantities of commodities for export from the interior and imported goods from other countries, which were warehoused and then transferred in New Orleans to smaller vessels and distributed the length and breadth of the vast Mississippi River watershed.^ Public health threats must be controlled in New Orleans and throughout southern Mississippi.
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^ I've seen estimates from ATF that there were over 100,000 guns in New Orleans, pawn, department, sporting goods and gun stores.
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^ People in Florida, and all the others states that have these things happen know the score, and our prayers are with all those poor people stuck in New Orleans.
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The river in front of the city was filled with steamboats, flatboats, and sailing ships. .Despite its dealings with the slave trade, New Orleans at the same time had the largest and most prosperous community of free persons of color in the nation, who were often educated and middle-class property owners.^ I'd like to see the economy just chug along with all the shipping and trade New Orleans covers left unrepaired.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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[3][15]
.The population of the city doubled in the 1830s and by 1840, New Orleans had become the wealthiest and third-most populous city in the nation.^ New Orleans Power Pass Your New Orleans Power Pass will open doors to a variety of the most popular New Orleans area attractions!
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^ City and History Tours Explore New Orleans and learn about the heritage of this Great City.
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[16] .Dwarfing in population the other cities in the antebellum South, New Orleans had, consequently, the largest slave market.^ City and History Tours Explore New Orleans and learn about the heritage of this Great City.
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.Two-thirds of the more than one million slaves brought to the Deep South arrived via the forced migration of the internal slave trade.^ The U.S. Army Air Force firebombs Tokyo, and the resulting firestorm kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians.
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^ Australian rice feeds up to 40 million people daily Rice production is one of the most important agricultural activities on the planet as more than half the people in the world eat rice at least once a day.
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^ So potentially, amongst a group of auditionees, there will be someone who fits the bill, in more ways than one.
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The money generated by sales of slaves in the Upper South has been estimated at fifteen percent of the value of the staple crop economy. .The slaves represented half a billion dollars in property, and an ancillary economy grew up around the trade in slaves — for transportation, housing and clothing, fees, etc., estimated at 13.5 percent of the price per person.^ Rebuilding the city, which is more than 80 percent submerged, could cost tens of billions of dollars more, experts projected.
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^ I live in Oregon and gas has gone up 25 cents / gallon in one day around my house.
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.All of this amounted to tens of billions of dollars during the antebellum period, with New Orleans as a prime beneficiary.^ New Orleans Restaurants Your guide to all the best New Orleans food & drink spots when you visit.
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[17]
New Orleans Mardi Gras in the early 1890s.
.The Union captured New Orleans early in the American Civil War, sparing the city the destruction suffered by many other cities of the American South.^ American Civil War: Arkansas secedes from the Union.
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^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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[18]
.During Reconstruction New Orleans was within the Fifth Military District of the United States.^ In West Point, New York, the United States Navy defeats the United States Army 24 to 0 in the first Army-Navy football game.
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^ This combined with the garbage dumped by every state along the Mississippi (and its tributaries) that flows through New Orleans.
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^ The crisis in New Orleans shows plainly the sociological problems within the United States.
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Louisiana was readmitted to the Union in 1868, and its Constitution of 1868 granted universal manhood suffrage. Due to the state's large African American population, many blacks held public office. .In 1872, then-lieutenant governor P.B.S. Pinchback succeeded Henry Clay Warmouth as governor of Louisiana, becoming the first non-white governor of a U.S. state, and the last African American to lead a U.S. state until Douglas Wilder's election in Virginia, 117 years later.^ The United States Department of Justice files its final anti-trust suit against AT&T. This suit later leads to the break up of AT&T and its Bell System.
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^ Henri Queuille becomes Prime Minister of France * 1952 - Fulgencio Batista leads a successful coup in Cuba * 1964 - The Ford Mustang is first produced by the Ford Motor Company.
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^ Improvements or protection to the city of New Orleans are the responsibility of the state of Louisiana, not the Federal government...no matter who is in the White House.
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.In New Orleans, Reconstruction was marked by the horrible Mechanics Institute race riot (1866) but also by the successful operation of a fully racially-integrated public school system.^ Public health threats must be controlled in New Orleans and throughout southern Mississippi.
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^ Police in New Orleans, their main communications system knocked out, have been taking turns talking on a single radio channel with their walkie talkies.
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^ The hurricane effected everyone in the area regardless of race and class, however, the people stuck in the anarchy of New Orleans are largely black and below middle class status.
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Meanwhile, the city's economy struggled to right itself after practically grinding to a halt upon the declaration of war in 1861, the nationwide Panic of 1873 conspiring to severely retard economic recovery.
.Reconstruction ended in Louisiana in 1877, and white southern Democrats, the so-called Redeemers, succeeded in stripping power from the Republican Party and gradually circumscribing the only recently-acquired civil rights of African Americans.^ Montana vigilantes hang Jack Slade * 1864 - American Civil War: The Red River Campaign begins as Union troops reach Alexandria, Louisiana.
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In New Orleans, the public schools were resegregated and remained so until 1960.
.New Orleans' large community of well-educated, often French-speaking free persons of color (gens de couleur libres), who had not been enslaved prior to the Civil War, sought to fight back against the incipient forces of Jim Crow.^ In spite of that, the federal government came back this spring with the steepest reduction in hurricane and flood-control funding for New Orleans in history.
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^ How many people do you know who will be be volunterring to be driving a truck filled with water and food for folks in a shelter in New Orleans???
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As part of their ongoing campaign, they recruited one of their own, Homer Plessy to test whether Louisiana's newly-enacted Separate Car Act was constitutional. .Plessy duly boarded a commuter train departing New Orleans for Covington, Louisiana, sat in the car reserved for whites only and was arrested.^ Or, as it appears, are Mayor Nagin, Senator Landrieu, and Governor Blanco the only people with power and influence that have an actual grasp on the ground situation in New Orleans?
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^ I've seen estimates from ATF that there were over 100,000 guns in New Orleans, pawn, department, sporting goods and gun stores.
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^ It was taking a stroll near the center of the state's only maximum security prison, which is about 115 miles northwest of New Orleans.
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The case spawned by this incident, Plessy v. Ferguson, was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1896. The court, in finding that "separate but equal" accommodations were constitutional, strengthened by effectively consecrating the already-underway Jim Crow movement. The ruling was a key development in the nadir of race relations reached during this period.

Twentieth century

Esplanade Avenue at Burgundy Street, looking lakewards (1900)
1943 waiting line at wartime Rationing Board office in New Orleans
.New Orleans reached its most consequential position as an economic and population center in relation to other American cities in the decades prior to 1860; as late as that year it was the nation's fifth-largest city and by far the largest in the American South.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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^ While our attention must now be on the Gulf Coast's most immediate needs, the nation will soon ask why New Orleans's levees remained so inadequate.
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[19] .Though New Orleans continued to grow in size, from the mid-19th century onwards, first the emerging industrial and railroad hubs of the Midwest overtook the city in population, then the rapidly growing metropolises of the Pacific Coast in the decades before and after the turn of the 20th century, then other Sun Belt cities in the South and West in the post-World War II period surpassed New Orleans in population.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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^ While our attention must now be on the Gulf Coast's most immediate needs, the nation will soon ask why New Orleans's levees remained so inadequate.
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[20] .Consequently, New Orleans has periodically mounted attempts to regain its economic vigor and pre-eminence over the past 150 years, with varying degrees of success.^ Dinner Tours Find out why millions of visitors flood the streets of New Orleans every year: Food, Music, and Drinks!
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By the mid-20th century, New Orleanians were observing with concern that the city was even ceding its traditional ranking as the leading urban area in the South. .By 1950, Houston, Dallas and Atlanta (along with Seattle, outside of the South) had surpassed New Orleans in size, and 1960 witnessed Miami's eclipse of New Orleans, even as New Orleans' population was recorded as reaching its historic peak by the 1960 Census.^ I'd like to see the economy just chug along with all the shipping and trade New Orleans covers left unrepaired.
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^ Buildings will have to be stripped down to their studs and dried out with dehumidifiers, a process that can't even begin in New Orleans until electricity is restored weeks or months from now.
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^ Do you have any idea the size of the convoy to bring that much stuff into New Orleans would be?
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[21] .Like most older American cities in this period, New Orleans' center city commenced losing inhabitants, though the New Orleans metropolitan area continued expanding in population - just never as rapidly as its metropolitan peers in the Sun Belt.^ Never mind New Orleans.
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^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ I'd like to see the economy just chug along with all the shipping and trade New Orleans covers left unrepaired.
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While the port remained one of the largest in the nation, automation and containerization resulted in significant job losses. .The city's relative fall in stature meant that its former role as banker and financial services provider to the South was inexorably supplanted by competing companies in its now-larger peer cities.^ Souix+Falls+%2C+south+dakota++city+government+Building+Department&hq=&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&btnG=Google+Search" .
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.New Orleans' economy was always more of a trade-based, commercial entrepot than manufacturing powerhouse, but the city's smallish manufacturing sector also shrank in the post-World War II period.^ World War II: The Hull note ultimatum is delivered to Japan by the United States.
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^ World War II: On Corregidor, the last American forces in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese.
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^ World War II: American forces land on Kwajalein Atoll and other islands in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands.
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.Despite some economic development successes under the administrations of DeLesseps "Chep" Morrison (1946–1961) and Vic Schiro (1961–1970), metropolitan New Orleans' growth rate consistently lagged behind the more vigorous Sun Belt cities.^ Don't mention New Orleans any more.
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^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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Skyline of New Orleans Central Business District as viewed from Uptown (1991)
During the later years of Morrison's administration, and for the entirety of Schiro's, the city struggled to digest the ramifications of the legal enfranchisement of its sizable African-American population. .New Orleans was very much at the center of the Civil Rights struggle.^ P.M. - (AP): Police say storm victims are being raped and beaten inside the New Orleans Convention Center.
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^ A lot of those chemicals are in that water that New Orleans is mostly under right now.
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^ I know, it is very, very bad, but NOTHING in New Orleans is ever done without this sense of hightened drama.
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.The SCLC was founded in the city, lunch counter sit-ins were held in Canal Street stores, and a very prominent and ugly series of confrontations occurred when the city attempted school desegregation, in 1960. That episode witnessed the first occasion of a black child attending an all-white elementary school in the South, when six year-old Ruby Bridges integrated William Frantz Elementary School in the city's Ninth Ward.^ Peregrine White, first English child born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony (d.
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^ Why did I, a young man who had studied history or all his primary and high school years, and who was a voracious reader, know nothing of this?
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^ If they are bad people then they are bad people white black whatever, im all for letting assholes die.
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.The Civil Rights movement's success in realizing the desegregation of public facilities and schools, and the enfranchisement of the black voter, constituted the most significant event in New Orleans' 20th century history.^ In spite of that, the federal government came back this spring with the steepest reduction in hurricane and flood-control funding for New Orleans in history.
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^ Public health threats must be controlled in New Orleans and throughout southern Mississippi.
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^ I hope the majority of people in the New Orleans area are trying to do the right thing, not hindering any rescue/aid efforts.
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[22] .Though legal equality was established by the end of the 1960s, a yawning gap in income levels and educational attainment persisted between the city's white and black communities.^ The smaller ones whose destruction would only flood rich (not just white or black, but green) neighborhoods, not the whole city.
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[23] The effects of this gap were amplified by accelerating white flight, as the city's population grew poorer and blacker. .New Orleans' political leadership, from 1980 onwards firmly in the hands of its African-American majority, struggled to narrow this gap by creating conditions conducive to the economic uplift of the black community.^ You do realize that almost everyone in New Orleans is african american?
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^ The complete lack of leadership and control in this situation is at the root of the problems in the New Orleans area.
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^ 'Bomb' New Orleans with these creates in a grid pattern.
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New Orleans became increasingly dependent on tourism as an economic mainstay, arguably fatally so by the administrations of Sidney Barthelemy (1986–1994) and Marc Morial (1994–2002). .Unimpressive levels of educational attainment, high rates of household poverty and rising crime became increasingly problematic in the later decades of the century[23], with the negative effects of these socioeconomic conditions newly amplified as the United States economy increasingly rested upon a post-industrial, knowledge-based paradigm where brains were far more important than brawn.^ Additionally, more than 60 colleges and universities are located within a 125-mile radius of Victoria including the University of Houston, University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Texas State University and Rice University.
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^ The United States Department of Justice files its final anti-trust suit against AT&T. This suit later leads to the break up of AT&T and its Bell System.
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^ He Can't Have It Back," the Web site has 3,000 registered users and more than 600 postings of rings, bracelets and earrings for sale -- all with a personal tale attached.
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A view of the New Orleans Central Business District as seen from the Mississippi River (2007)
.The turn of the 20th century witnessed one of the earlier episodes in the ongoing series of energetic recommitments to jump-starting economic growth on the part of New Orleans' government and business leaders.^ In spite of that, the federal government came back this spring with the steepest reduction in hurricane and flood-control funding for New Orleans in history.
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^ Had we been a bit more socialistic, or at the least provided better economic support for the poor, people wouldn't have been trapped in New Orleans.
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^ Improvements or protection to the city of New Orleans are the responsibility of the state of Louisiana, not the Federal government...no matter who is in the White House.
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The most portentous development during this period was a drainage plan devised by engineer and inventor A. Baldwin Wood and designed to break the surrounding swamp's stranglehold on the city's geographic expansion. Until then, urban development in New Orleans was largely limited to higher ground along the natural river levees and bayous. Wood's pump system allowed the city to drain huge tracts of swamp and marshland and expand into low-lying areas. Over the 20th century, rapid subsidence, both natural and human-induced, left these newly-populated areas several feet below sea level.[24][25]
.New Orleans was vulnerable to flooding even before the city's footprint departed from the natural high ground near the Mississippi River.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ By Bill Walsh Washington bureau WASHINGTON - House Speaker Dennis Hastert dropped a bombshell on flood-ravaged New Orleans on Thursday by suggesting that it isnt sensible to rebuild the city.
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^ In spite of that, the federal government came back this spring with the steepest reduction in hurricane and flood-control funding for New Orleans in history.
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.In the late 20th century, however, scientists and New Orleans residents gradually became aware of the city's increased vulnerability.^ City and History Tours Explore New Orleans and learn about the heritage of this Great City.
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In 1965, Hurricane Betsy killed dozens of residents, even though the majority of the city remained dry. The rain-induced flood of May 8, 1995 demonstrated the weakness of the pumping system. After that event, measures were undertaken to dramatically upgrade pumping capacity. .By the 1980s and 90s, it was worrisomely clear that extensive, rapid and ongoing erosion of the marshlands and swamp surrounding New Orleans especially that related to the Mississippi River – Gulf Outlet Canal had left the city far more exposed to hurricane-induced catastrophic storm surges than it had ever before been in its history.^ Swamp & Riverboat Tours These tours are perfect for the entire family and are a must-see on your trip to New Orleans.
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^ NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The way the warden sees it, the more than 400-pound black bear living in the middle of the sprawling Louisiana State Penitentiary is an extra layer of security.
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^ City and History Tours Explore New Orleans and learn about the heritage of this Great City.
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21st century

New Orleans was catastrophically impacted by the failure of the Federal levee system during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Hurricane Katrina

An aerial view from a United States Navy helicopter showing floodwaters around the Louisiana Superdome and surrounding area (2005).
.By the time Hurricane Katrina approached the city at the end of August 2005, most residents had evacuated.^ At least nine articles in the Times-Picayune from 2004 and 2005 specifically cite the cost of Iraq as a reason for the lack of hurricane- and flood-control dollars.
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^ You need to consider the people who are left in the city: the poorest residents who could not afford to evacuate.
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^ Hurricane Katrina/City Tour .
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.As the hurricane passed through the Gulf Coast region, the city's federal flood protection system failed, resulting in the worst civil engineering disaster in American history.^ American Civil War: Union forces under General William T. Sherman enter Atlanta, Georgia a day after the Confederate defenders fled the city.
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[26] .Floodwalls and levees constructed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers failed below design specifications and 80% of the city flooded.^ Big dif between a army engineer and the Corps of engineers.
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^ In 2004, the Bush administration cut funding requested by the New Orleans district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for holding back the waters of Lake Pontchartrain by more than 80 percent.
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^ After a flood killed six people in 1995, Congress created the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project, in which the Corps of Engineers strengthened and renovated levees and pumping stations.
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.Tens of thousands of residents who had remained in the city were rescued or otherwise made their way to shelters of last resort at the Louisiana Superdome or the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.^ It was taking a stroll near the center of the state's only maximum security prison, which is about 115 miles northwest of New Orleans.
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^ NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The way the warden sees it, the more than 400-pound black bear living in the middle of the sprawling Louisiana State Penitentiary is an extra layer of security.
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^ Swiss+Confectionery+New+Orleans%2C+Louisiana&btnG=Google+Search" .
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.Over 1,500 people died in Louisiana and some are still unaccounted for.^ As long as people on this forum are still discussing Movies like they are some isolated MASTERPIECES there is still a lot of work to be done.......
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[27] .Hurricane Katrina called for the first mandatory evacuation in the city's history, the second of which came 3 years later with Hurricane Gustav.^ In spite of that, the federal government came back this spring with the steepest reduction in hurricane and flood-control funding for New Orleans in history.
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^ This coin, made from cupro-nickel, is the first base metal Australian legal tender collector coin to be struck by the Mint in its 105-year history.
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^ President Bush also called for conservation and sought to calm motorists, saying that Hurricane Katrina would only cause a "temporary disruption" to the supply of gasoline.
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Hurricane Rita

.The city was declared off-limits to residents while efforts to clean up after Hurricane Katrina began.^ (NYSE: MOT) announced today several initiatives to support disaster assistance and humanitarian relief efforts in the Gulf Coast region devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
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^ Hurricane Katrina/City Tour .
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The approach of Hurricane Rita in September 2005 caused repopulation efforts to be postponed,[28] and the Lower Ninth Ward was reflooded by Rita's storm surge.

Post-disaster recovery

.The Census Bureau in July 2006 estimated the population of New Orleans to be 223,000; a subsequent study estimated that 32,000 additional residents had moved to the city as of March 2007, bringing the estimated population to 255,000, approximately 56% of the pre-Katrina population level.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ By Bill Walsh Washington bureau WASHINGTON - House Speaker Dennis Hastert dropped a bombshell on flood-ravaged New Orleans on Thursday by suggesting that it isnt sensible to rebuild the city.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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Another estimate, based on data on utility usage from July 2007, estimated the population to be approximately 274,000 or 60% of the pre-Katrina population. .These estimates are somewhat smaller than a third estimate, based on mail delivery records, from the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center in June 2007, which indicated that the city had regained approximately two-thirds of its pre-Katrina population.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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^ It's sad, because New Orleans is a grand old city.
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[29] Most recently, the Census Bureau revised upward its 2008 population estimate for the city, to 336,644.[30]
Several major tourist events and other forms of revenue for the city have returned. Large conventions are being held again, such as those held by the American Library Association and American College of Cardiology.[31][32] College football events such as the Bayou Classic, New Orleans Bowl, and Sugar Bowl returned for the 2006–2007 season. The New Orleans Saints returned that season as well, following speculation of a move. .The New Orleans Hornets returned to the city fully for the 2007–2008 season, having partially spent the 2006–2007 season in Oklahoma City.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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^ New Orleans Nightlife Learn about all the best places for the New Orleans after hours parties.
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.New Orleans successfully hosted the 2008 NBA All-Star Game and the 2008 BCS National Championship Game.^ New Orleans Restaurants Your guide to all the best New Orleans food & drink spots when you visit.
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^ New Orleans Nightlife Learn about all the best places for the New Orleans after hours parties.
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^ Book your New Orleans hotel, flight and vacation package to celebrate all things New Orleans.
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.The city hosted the first and second rounds of the 2007 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.^ Duke University Blue Devils win the NCAA Men's College Basketball Championship title game over the Arizona Wildcats by a 82-72 victory in Minneapolis.
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New Orleans and Tulane University will be hosting the Final Four Championship in 2012.
.Major events such as Mardi Gras and the Jazz & Heritage Festival were never displaced or cancelled.^ From city wide celebrations during Mardi Gras to Jazz Fest , this city knows how to enjoy good food, music and company!
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^ PM The New Orleans Jazz Festival: The Heritage That Wont Quit Posted May.
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Geography

A true-color satellite image of New Orleans taken on NASA's Landsat 7
Elevation of New Orleans
.New Orleans is located at 29°57′53″N 90°4′14″W / 29.96472°N 90.07056°W / 29.96472; -90.07056 (29.964722, −90.070556)[33] on the banks of the Mississippi River, approximately 105 miles (169 km) upriver from the Gulf of Mexico.^ Public health threats must be controlled in New Orleans and throughout southern Mississippi.
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^ It was taking a stroll near the center of the state's only maximum security prison, which is about 115 miles northwest of New Orleans.
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^ This combined with the garbage dumped by every state along the Mississippi (and its tributaries) that flows through New Orleans.
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.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 350.2 square miles (907 km2), of which 180.56 square miles (467.6 km2), or 51.55%, is land.^ Members of the Salvation Army land in the United States and begin operations.
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[34]
.The city is located in the Mississippi River Delta on the east and west banks of the Mississippi River and south of Lake Pontchartrain.^ The levee board noted in October 2004 that the feds were also now not paying for a hoped-for $15 million project to better shore up the banks of Lake Pontchartrain.
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^ How many tens of thousands don't know which way is North, South, East, OR West...
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^ The Choctaws (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choctaw) in Mississippi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi) cede land east of the river in exchange for payment and land in the West (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West).
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The area along the river is characterized by ridges and hollows.
.New Orleans was originally settled on the natural levees or high ground, along the Mississippi River.^ BojanglesPaladin Actually, most of my information has come from the ground in New Orleans and along the coast, from White House briefings, from briefings in Baton Rouge, and from AP and Reuter's newswires, as well as from WWLTV.com.
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^ I'd like to see the economy just chug along with all the shipping and trade New Orleans covers left unrepaired.
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^ This combined with the garbage dumped by every state along the Mississippi (and its tributaries) that flows through New Orleans.
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.In fact, when the capital of French Louisiana was moved from Mobile, Alabama to New Orleans, the French colonial government cited New Orleans' inland location as one of the reasons for the move, as it would be less vulnerable to hurricanes.^ I think the government of Louisiana and New Orleans are the one's who really dropped the ball.
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^ When referring to the criminal acts going on in New Orleans, please don't refer to the hurricane survivors collectively as 'they' or 'them'.
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^ In spite of that, the federal government came back this spring with the steepest reduction in hurricane and flood-control funding for New Orleans in history.
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.July 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] After the Flood Control Act of 1965, the United States Army Corps of Engineers built floodwalls and man-made levees around a much larger geographic footprint that included previous marshland and swamp.^ The American University (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_University) is chartered by an act of the Congress of the United States of America.
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^ In the U.S., an estimated 100 million people watch the controversial made-for-television movie The Day After, depicting a nuclear war and its effects on the United States.
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^ In West Point, New York, the United States Navy defeats the United States Army 24 to 0 in the first Army-Navy football game.
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Whether or not this human interference has caused subsidence is a topic of debate. A study by an associate professor at Tulane University claims:
While erosion and wetland loss are huge problems along Louisiana's coast, the basement 30 to 50 feet (15 m) beneath much of the Mississippi Delta has been highly stable for the past 8,000 years with negligible subsidence rates.[35]
On the other hand, a report by the American Society of Civil Engineers claims that "New Orleans is subsiding (sinking)":[36]
Large portions of Orleans, St. Bernard, and Jefferson parishes are currently below sea level — and continue to sink. .New Orleans is built on thousands of feet of soft sand, silt, and clay.^ I want the people of New Orleans to know that after rescuing them and stabilizing the situation, there will be plans in place to help this great city get back on its feet, Bush said.
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^ New Orleans was NOT built below sea level.
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^ PM - Raven77 [TotalFark] New Orleans was NOT built below sea level.
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.Subsidence, or settling of the ground surface, occurs naturally due to the consolidation and oxidation of organic soils (called “marsh” in New Orleans) and local groundwater pumping.^ Or, as it appears, are Mayor Nagin, Senator Landrieu, and Governor Blanco the only people with power and influence that have an actual grasp on the ground situation in New Orleans?
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^ "I'm not saying that this would not have occurred in New Orleans in this situation," Parker told The Associated Press.
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^ I saw we nuke whats left of that turd called New Orleans.
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.In the past, flooding and deposition of sediments from the Mississippi River counterbalanced the natural subsidence, leaving southeast Louisiana at or above sea level.^ Canadian agencies are saying that foreign aid is probably not being permitted into Louisiana and Mississippi because of "mass confusion" at the U.S. federal level in the wake of the storm."
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^ With 20 feet above sea level and at least 5 feet flooding in the first floor, the storm surge was basically a tidal wave 25 feet high.
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^ You build your city below sea level, it's your responsiblity to make sure it doesn't flood.
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.However, due to major flood control structures being built upstream on the Mississippi River and levees being built around New Orleans, fresh layers of sediment are not replenishing the ground lost by subsidence.^ Dinner Tours Find out why millions of visitors flood the streets of New Orleans every year: Food, Music, and Drinks!
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[36]
Vertical cross-section of New Orleans, showing maximum levee height of 23 feet (7.0 m)
.A recent study by Tulane and Xavier University notes that 51% of New Orleans is at or above sea level, with the more densely populated areas generally on higher ground.^ Don't mention New Orleans any more.
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^ New Orleans was NOT built below sea level.
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^ The complete lack of leadership and control in this situation is at the root of the problems in the New Orleans area.
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.The average elevation of the city is currently between one and two feet (0.5 m) below sea level, with some portions of the city as high as 16 feet (5 m) at the base of the river levee in Uptown and others as low as 10 feet (3 m) below sea level in the farthest reaches of Eastern New Orleans.^ Toll of the Sea debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor (The Gulf Between was the first film to do so but it was not widely distributed).
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^ FREE Breakfast and FREE Harbor Cruise Queen and Crescent Hotel New Orleans Save 15% OFF Garden District Suites 2 nights 10% OFF .
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^ City and History Tours Explore New Orleans and learn about the heritage of this Great City.
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[37]
.In 2005, storm surge from Hurricane Katrina caused catastrophic failure of the federally designed and built levees, flooding 80% of the city.^ At least nine articles in the Times-Picayune from 2004 and 2005 specifically cite the cost of Iraq as a reason for the lack of hurricane- and flood-control dollars.
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^ Clinton, Bush Snr, Bush Jnr announce in joint press conference that this disaster was difficult to predict, specifically the catastrophic failure of the levees.
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^ If is quite feasible that terrorists could have destroyed portions of these levees causing NO to flood with no advance notice.
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[38][39] A report by the American Society of Civil Engineers says that "had the levees and floodwalls not failed and had the pump stations operated, nearly two-thirds of the deaths would not have occurred".[36]
.New Orleans has always had to consider the risk of hurricanes, but the risks are dramatically greater today due to coastal erosion from human interference.^ Get $50 INSTANT Rebate The Maison Dupuy Hotel New Orleans $59: LUXURY Property - Save 40% 40% OFF Entire Stay - Book Today and Save!
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[40] .Since the beginning of the 20th century, it has been estimated that Louisiana has lost 2,000 square miles (5,000 km2) of coast (including many of its barrier islands), which once protected New Orleans against storm surge.^ Nobody knew exactly where the storm would indeed hit (many storms historically have veered as they approach the coast and, in fact, Katrina veered some too from the original projections).
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^ Police say storm victims are being raped and beaten inside the New Orleans Convention Center.
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^ Buildings will have to be stripped down to their studs and dried out with dehumidifiers, a process that can't even begin in New Orleans until electricity is restored weeks or months from now.
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.Following Hurricane Katrina, the United States Army Corps of Engineers has instituted massive levee repair and hurricane protection measures to protect the city.^ Big dif between a army engineer and the Corps of engineers.
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^ Improvements or protection to the city of New Orleans are the responsibility of the state of Louisiana, not the Federal government...no matter who is in the White House.
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^ The "20% of what was actually needed by the Army Corps of Engineers" has been verified by many non-editorial pieces.
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In 2006, Louisiana voters overwhelmingly adopted an amendment to the state's constitution to dedicate all revenues from off-shore drilling to restore Louisiana's eroding coast line.[41] .Congress has allocated $7 billion to bolster New Orleans' flood protection.^ Dinner Tours Find out why millions of visitors flood the streets of New Orleans every year: Food, Music, and Drinks!
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[42]
.According to a study by the National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council, Levees and floodwalls surrounding New Orleans—no matter how large or sturdy—cannot provide absolute protection against overtopping or failure in extreme events.^ New Orleans is absolute chaos.
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^ A year ago the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed to study how New Orleans could be protected from a catastrophic hurricane, but the Bush administration ordered that the research not be undertaken.
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^ How do you propose they get there with the only large, paved roads into NO littered with trees, broken, and flooded?
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Levees and floodwalls should be viewed as a way to reduce risks from hurricanes and storm surges, not as measures that completely eliminate risk. For structures in hazardous areas and residents who do not relocate, the committee recommended major floodproofing measures—such as elevating the first floor of buildings to at least the 100-year flood level.[43]

National protected areas

Climate

Climate data for New Orleans
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 61.8
(16.6)
65.3
(18.5)
72.1
(22.3)
78.0
(25.6)
84.8
(29.3)
89.4
(31.9)
91.1
(32.8)
91.0
(32.8)
87.1
(30.6)
79.7
(26.5)
71.0
(21.7)
64.5
(18.1)
78.0
(25.6)
Average low °F (°C) 43.4
(6.3)
46.1
(7.8)
52.7
(11.5)
58.4
(14.7)
66.4
(19.1)
72.0
(22.2)
74.2
(23.4)
73.9
(23.3)
70.6
(21.4)
60.2
(15.7)
51.8
(11)
45.6
(7.6)
59.6
(15.3)
Precipitation inches (mm) 5.87
(149.1)
5.47
(138.9)
5.24
(133.1)
5.02
(127.5)
4.62
(117.3)
6.83
(173.5)
6.20
(157.5)
6.15
(156.2)
5.55
(141)
3.05
(77.5)
5.09
(129.3)
5.07
(128.8)
64.16
(1,629.7)
Avg. precipitation days 10.5 8.4 8.6 7.2 8.0 11.8 13.9 13.2 10.2 5.9 8.6 9.4 115.7
Source: [44] February 2010
Hurricanes of Category 3 or greater passing within 100 miles of New Orleans 1852-2005. from NOAA
The climate of New Orleans is humid subtropical (Koppen climate classification Cfa), with short, generally mild winters and hot, humid summers. In January, morning lows average around 43 °F (6 °C), and daily highs around 62 °F (17 °C). In July, lows average 74 °F (23 °C), and highs average 91 °F (33 °C). The lowest recorded temperature was 7 °F (−14 °C) on February 13, 1899. The highest recorded temperature was 102 °F (39 °C) on August 22, 1980. The average precipitation is 64.2 inches (1,630 mm) annually; the summer months are the wettest, while October is the driest month.[45] Precipitation in winter usually accompanies the passing of a cold front.
Hurricanes pose a severe threat to the area, and the city is particularly at risk because of its low elevation, and because it is surrounded by water from the north, east, and south, and Louisiana's sinking coast.[46] .According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, New Orleans is the nation's most vulnerable city to hurricanes.^ This is a national emergency, the New Orleans diaspora has begun.
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^ In early 2001, the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a report stating that a hurricane striking New Orleans was one of the three most likely disasters in the U.S., including a terrorist attack on New York City.
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^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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[47] .Indeed, portions of Greater New Orleans have been flooded by: Grand Isle Hurricane of 1909 [48], New Orleans Hurricane of 1915 [48], 1947 Fort Lauderdale Hurricane [48], Hurricane Flossy[49] in 1956, Hurricane Betsy in 1965, Hurricane Georges in 1998, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Hurricane Rita in 2005, and Hurricane Ike in 2008, with the flooding in Betsy being significant and in a few neighborhoods severe, and that in Katrina being disastrous in the majority of the city.^ It's sad, because New Orleans is a grand old city.
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^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ When referring to the criminal acts going on in New Orleans, please don't refer to the hurricane survivors collectively as 'they' or 'them'.
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[50][51][52]
Snow falls on St. Charles Avenue in December 2008.
.New Orleans experiences snowfall only on rare occasions.^ Or, as it appears, are Mayor Nagin, Senator Landrieu, and Governor Blanco the only people with power and influence that have an actual grasp on the ground situation in New Orleans?
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^ It was taking a stroll near the center of the state's only maximum security prison, which is about 115 miles northwest of New Orleans.
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^ Only someone who has lived there can understand the staggering depths of corruption in local New Orleans government, now and historically.
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A small amount of snow fell during the 2004 Christmas Eve Snowstorm and again on Christmas (December 25) when a combination of rain, sleet, and snow fell on the city, leaving some bridges icy. Before that, the last white Christmas was in 1954 and brought 4.5 inches (11 cm). Snow fell again on December 22, 1989, when most of the city received 1–2 inches (2.5–5.1 cm).
The last significant snow fall in New Orleans was on the morning of December 11, 2008.

Cityscape

The City of New Orleans & the Mississippi River
A view of St. Charles Avenue running through downtown New Orleans in 2007.
Bourbon Street, New Orleans, in 2003, looking towards Canal Street
The Central Business District of New Orleans is located immediately north and west of the Mississippi River, and was historically called the "American Quarter" or "American Sector," and it includes Lafayette Square. .Most streets in this area fan out from a central point in the city.^ Especially to a vital port city which oversees the shipping in and out of most of the country's waterways.
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^ Incidentally, most of the "degenerates" that you claim were targeted by this storm were probably easily able to get themselves out of the city, so they were nowhere near New Orleans when the storm hit.
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^ The fact that a natural disaster can occour, wiping out most of a major city is scary.
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Major streets of the area include Canal Street, Poydras Street, Tulane Avenue and Loyola Avenue. Canal Street functions as the street which divides the traditional "downtown" area from the "uptown" area.
.Every street crossing Canal Street between the Mississippi River and Rampart Street, which is the northern edge of the French Quarter, has a different name for the "uptown" and "downtown" portions.^ Upscale boutique downtown hotel adjacent to French Quarter.
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^ Luxurious Downtown near French Quarter & Riverfront !
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For example, St. Charles Avenue, known for its street car line, is called Royal Street below Canal Street. Elsewhere in the city, Canal Street serves as the dividing point between the "South" and "North" portions of various streets. .In the local parlance downtown means "downriver from Canal Street", while uptown means "upriver from Canal Street". Downtown neighborhoods include the French Quarter, Tremé, the 7th Ward, Faubourg Marigny, Bywater (the Upper Ninth Ward), and the Lower Ninth Ward.^ Upscale boutique downtown hotel adjacent to French Quarter.
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Uptown neighborhoods include the Warehouse District, the Lower Garden District, the Garden District, the Irish Channel, the University District, Carrollton, Gert Town, Fontainebleau, and Broadmoor. However, the Warehouse and the Central Business District, despite being above Canal Street, are frequently called "Downtown" as a specific region, as in the Downtown Development District.
Other major districts within the city include Bayou St. John, Mid-City, Gentilly, Lakeview, Lakefront, New Orleans East, and Algiers.

Architecture

One Shell Square, at 51 floors, stands as the tallest building in New Orleans and Louisiana.
Houses on Esplanade Avenue
.New Orleans is world-famous for its abundance of unique architectural styles which reflect the city's historical roots and multicultural heritage.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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^ It's sad, because New Orleans is a grand old city.
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.Though New Orleans possesses numerous structures of national architectural significance, it is equally, if not more, revered for its enormous, largely-intact (even post-Katrina) historic built environment.^ Don't mention New Orleans any more.
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^ Had we been a bit more socialistic, or at the least provided better economic support for the poor, people wouldn't have been trapped in New Orleans.
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^ Buildings will have to be stripped down to their studs and dried out with dehumidifiers, a process that can't even begin in New Orleans until electricity is restored weeks or months from now.
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Twenty National Register Historic Districts have been established, and fourteen local historic districts aid in the preservation of this tout ensemble. .Thirteen of the local historic districts are administered by the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC), while one - the French Quarter - is administered by the Vieux Carre Commission (VCC).^ New Orleans 30% OFF French Quarter!
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^ Enjoy dining at famous restaurants , visit historic attractions and enjoy shopping at boutique French Quarter shops.
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.Additionally, both the National Park Service, via the National Register of Historic Places, and the HDLC have landmarked individual buildings, many of which lie outside the boundaries of existing historic districts.^ What he was saying is dont just storm the place and start acting like cops, have someone address the crowd from the outside of the building and explain what is happening.
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^ I just registered as a disaster volunteer with the Red Cross, both local and national.
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.Many styles of housing exist in the city, including the shotgun house (originating from New Orleans) and the bungalow style.^ New Orleans Attractions These multi-attraction passes allow you to see many of New Orleans best attractions at discounted rates.
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^ City and History Tours Explore New Orleans and learn about the heritage of this Great City.
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^ FREE Breakfast The Lamothe House New Orleans $56: French Quarter Up To 45% OFF 45% OFF .
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.Creole townhouses, notable for their large courtyards and intricate iron balconies, line the streets of the French Quarter.^ Creole Townhouse - 1 Block to Bourbon Street!
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^ French Quarter Hotel Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Welcome Drink ONLY Half a Block Away From Bourbon Street!
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^ FRENCH QUARTER - ON BOURBON STREET!!!
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Throughout the city, there are many other historic housing styles: Creole cottages, American townhouses, double-gallery houses, and Raised Center-Hall Cottages. St. Charles Avenue is famed for its large antebellum homes. Its mansions are in various styles, such as Greek Revival, American Colonial and the Victorian styles of Queen Anne and Italianate architecture. .New Orleans is also noted for its large, European-style Catholic cemeteries, which can be found throughout the city.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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^ It's sad, because New Orleans is a grand old city.
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.For much of its history, New Orleans' skyline consisted of only low- and mid-rise structures.^ It was taking a stroll near the center of the state's only maximum security prison, which is about 115 miles northwest of New Orleans.
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^ City and History Tours Explore New Orleans and learn about the heritage of this Great City.
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^ New Orleans One Week Only!
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.The soft soils of New Orleans are susceptible to subsidence, and there was doubt about the feasibility of constructing large high rises in such an environment.^ New Orleans Nightlife Learn about all the best places for the New Orleans after hours parties.
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^ It was taking a stroll near the center of the state's only maximum security prison, which is about 115 miles northwest of New Orleans.
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^ Maria Davidson, manager of the Large Carnivore Program for the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, doubts there are that many, but marvels that even one was spotted in an area of high activity such as the center of the prison.
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.The 1960s brought the World Trade Center New Orleans and Plaza Tower, which demonstrated that high rises could stand firm on New Orleans' soil.^ I'd like to see the economy just chug along with all the shipping and trade New Orleans covers left unrepaired.
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^ Police say storm victims are being raped and beaten inside the New Orleans Convention Center.
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^ It was taking a stroll near the center of the state's only maximum security prison, which is about 115 miles northwest of New Orleans.
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.One Shell Square took its place as the city's tallest building in 1972. The oil boom of the early 1980s redefined New Orleans' skyline again with the development of the Poydras Street corridor.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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^ New Orleans Nightlife Learn about all the best places for the New Orleans after hours parties.
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.Today, New Orleans' high rises are clustered along Canal Street and Poydras Street in the Central Business District.^ I'd like to see the economy just chug along with all the shipping and trade New Orleans covers left unrepaired.
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^ Hearing jazz as I walk down the street from every angle in the New Orleans night.
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^ Dinner Tours Find out why millions of visitors flood the streets of New Orleans every year: Food, Music, and Drinks!
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Culture and contemporary life

Tourism

New Orleans has many major attractions, from the world-renowned French Quarter and Bourbon Street's notorious nightlife to St. Charles Avenue (home of Tulane and Loyola Universities, the historic Pontchartrain Hotel, and many 19th century mansions), to Magazine Street, with its many boutique stores and antique shops.
.According to current travel guides, New Orleans is one of the top ten most visited cities in the United States; 10.1 million visitors came to New Orleans in 2004, and the city was on pace to break that level of visitation in 2005.[54][55] Prior to Katrina, there were 265 hotels with 38,338 rooms in the Greater New Orleans Area.^ BookIt.com New Orleans Hotels .
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^ New Orleans Attractions Information on the top New Orleans attractions to see when you visit.
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^ It was taking a stroll near the center of the state's only maximum security prison, which is about 115 miles northwest of New Orleans.
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In May 2007, there were over 140 hotels and motels in operation with over 31,000 rooms.[56]
.A CNN poll released in October 2007 ranked New Orleans first in eight categories, behind only New York City, which ranked first in 15. According to the poll, New Orleans is the best U.S. city for live music, cocktail hours, flea markets, antique shopping, nightlife, "wild weekends", "girlfriend getaways" and cheap food.^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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^ New Orleans Nightlife Learn about all the best places for the New Orleans after hours parties.
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^ New Orleans 96 Hour Sale!
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.The city also ranked second for gay friendliness, overall food and dining, friendliness of residents, and people-watching, behind San Francisco, California, Chicago, Illinois, Charleston, South Carolina, and New York City, respectively.^ AM I would like to try this real news thread a bit :) I was watching the commentary on Resident Evil 2, and listening to the commentary.
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^ Nevada Lake Tahoe Las Vegas Reno New York South Carolina Myrtle Beach Utah Park City To see other offers, enter the City or Airport in the "You Know What to Do" Travel Planner section above.
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However, among the top 25 U.S. travel destinations as established by the poll, the city was voted last in terms of safety and cleanliness and near the bottom as a family vacation destination.[57]
Funerals
.The French Quarter (known locally as "the Quarter" or Vieux Carré), which dates from the French and Spanish eras and is bounded by the Mississippi River, Rampart Street, Canal Street, and Esplanade Avenue, contains many popular hotels, bars, and nightclubs.^ Upscale boutique downtown hotel adjacent to French Quarter.
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^ Hotel Royal French Quarter .
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^ OFF French Quarter Hotel .
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Notable tourist attractions in the Quarter include Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the French Market (including Café du Monde, famous for café au lait and beignets) and Preservation Hall. .To tour the port, one can ride the Natchez, an authentic steamboat with a calliope, which cruises the Mississippi the length of the city twice daily.^ Paddle & Wheel Tour (Natchez Cruise and Super City Tour) .
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^ Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise Only .
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^ Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise Includes Lunch .
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.The city's many beautiful cemeteries and their distinct above-ground tombs are often attractions in themselves, the oldest and most famous of which, Saint Louis Cemetery, greatly resembles Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.^ Incidentally, most of the "degenerates" that you claim were targeted by this storm were probably easily able to get themselves out of the city, so they were nowhere near New Orleans when the storm hit.
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Mule-drawn carriage entering Royal Street
.Also located in the French Quarter is the old New Orleans Mint, a former branch of the United States Mint, which now operates as a museum, and The Historic New Orleans Collection, a museum and research center housing art and artifacts relating to the history of New Orleans and the Gulf South.^ I am going to miss the New Orleans of old.
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^ New Orleans 30% OFF French Quarter!
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^ When referring to the criminal acts going on in New Orleans, please don't refer to the hurricane survivors collectively as 'they' or 'them'.
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.The National World War II Museum, opened in the Warehouse District in 2000 as the "National D-Day Museum", is dedicated to providing information and materials related to the Invasion of Normandy.^ A guide to museums with How Art Made the World related exhibits.
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Nearby, Confederate Memorial Hall, the oldest continually operating museum in Louisiana (although under renovation since Katrina), contains the second-largest collection of Confederate memorabilia in the world. .Art museums in the city include the Contemporary Arts Center, the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) in City Park, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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^ It's sad, because New Orleans is a grand old city.
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.New Orleans also boasts a decidedly natural side.^ Wake up, people...Have you ever BEEN to the East Side of New Orleans?????
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.It is home to the Audubon Nature Institute (which consists of Audubon Park, the Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas, and the Audubon Insectarium), as well as gardens that include Longue Vue House and Gardens and the New Orleans Botanical Garden.^ FREE Breakfast and FREE Harbor Cruise Queen and Crescent Hotel New Orleans Save 15% OFF Garden District Suites 2 nights 10% OFF .
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^ Prytania Oaks Hotel New Orleans FREE Parking + Every 3rd Night FREE 48 HOUR Weekend Sale w/ FREE Breakfast Daily Get 20% OFF -OR- Get Every 3rd Night FREE !
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^ FREE Breakfast + FREE Parking - WOW Avenue Garden Hotel New Orleans HALF OFF New Orleans .
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City Park, one of the country's most expansive and visited urban parks, has one of the largest (if not the largest) stands of oak trees in the world.
There are also various points of interest in the surrounding areas. Many wetlands are in close proximity to the city, including Honey Island Swamp. .Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery, located just south of the city, is the site of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ This is a national emergency, the New Orleans diaspora has begun.
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^ I'd like to see the economy just chug along with all the shipping and trade New Orleans covers left unrepaired.
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Entertainment and performing arts

Mounted Krewe Officers in the Thoth Parade during Mardi Gras.
.The New Orleans area is home to numerous celebrations, the most popular of which is Carnival, often referred to as Mardi Gras.^ Book your New Orleans hotel, flight and vacation package to celebrate all things New Orleans.
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^ New Orleans Power Pass Your New Orleans Power Pass will open doors to a variety of the most popular New Orleans area attractions!
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^ To See ALL New Orleans Specials: Enter Dates in the Travel Planner Above More Fantastic New Orleans Hotels & Resorts Check out some our most popular hotels in New Orleans, as chosen by BookIt.com guests and content supervisors.
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Carnival officially begins on the Feast of the Epiphany, also known as the "Twelfth Night." Mardi Gras (French for "Fat Tuesday"), the final and grandest day of festivities, is the last Tuesday before the Catholic liturgical season of Lent, which commences on Ash Wednesday.
.The largest of the city's many music festivals is the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.^ Dinner Tours Find out why millions of visitors flood the streets of New Orleans every year: Food, Music, and Drinks!
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^ New Orleans Attractions These multi-attraction passes allow you to see many of New Orleans best attractions at discounted rates.
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^ City and History Tours Explore New Orleans and learn about the heritage of this Great City.
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.Commonly referred to simply as "Jazz Fest", it is one of the largest music festivals in the nation, featuring crowds of people from all over the world, coming to experience music, food, arts, and crafts.^ CLOSES: 11 May in Jerusalem with the 'Yasmeen' group from the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music; readings by each of the Festival authors and messages from our patrons.
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^ How Art Made the World How do the images we surround ourselves with today come from a world that is thousands of years old?
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^ TIMING again, with all the "WORLD FOOD SHORTAGE" BULLSHIT, in the MSM all of a sudden!
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Despite the name, it features not only jazz but a large variety of music, including both native Louisiana music and international artists. .Along with Jazz Fest, New Orleans' Voodoo Experience ("Voodoo Fest") and the Essence Music Festival are both large music festivals featuring local and international artists.^ I'd like to see the economy just chug along with all the shipping and trade New Orleans covers left unrepaired.
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^ "We must rebuild New Orleans, the city that gave us jazz, and music, and multiculturalism."
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^ Hearing jazz as I walk down the street from every angle in the New Orleans night.
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.Other major festivals held in the city include Southern Decadence, the French Quarter Festival, and the Tennessee Williams/ New Orleans Literary Festival.^ New Orleans 30% OFF French Quarter!
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^ City and History Tours Explore New Orleans and learn about the heritage of this Great City.
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^ Holiday Inn New Orleans - French Quarter .
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In 2002, Louisiana began offering tax incentives for film and television production. .This led to a substantial increase in the number of films shot in the New Orleans area and brought the nickname "Hollywood South."^ The complete lack of leadership and control in this situation is at the root of the problems in the New Orleans area.
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^ I hope the majority of people in the New Orleans area are trying to do the right thing, not hindering any rescue/aid efforts.
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^ New Orleans Power Pass Your New Orleans Power Pass will open doors to a variety of the most popular New Orleans area attractions!
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.Films which have been filmed or produced in and around New Orleans include: Ray, Runaway Jury, The Pelican Brief, Glory Road, All the King's Men, Déjà Vu, Last Holiday, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and numerous others.^ New Orleans Restaurants Your guide to all the best New Orleans food & drink spots when you visit.
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^ New Orleans Nightlife Learn about all the best places for the New Orleans after hours parties.
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^ Holiday Inn New Orleans - French Quarter .
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In 2006, work began on the Louisiana Film & Television studio complex, based in the Treme neighborhood.[58] .Louisiana began to offer similar tax incentives for music and theater productions in 2007, leading many to begin referring to New Orleans as "Broadway South."^ When referring to the criminal acts going on in New Orleans, please don't refer to the hurricane survivors collectively as 'they' or 'them'.
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^ "We must rebuild New Orleans, the city that gave us jazz, and music, and multiculturalism."
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^ I think the government of Louisiana and New Orleans are the one's who really dropped the ball.
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[59]
Louis Armstrong, famous New Orleans jazz musician
.New Orleans has always been a significant center for music, showcasing its intertwined European, Latin American, and African cultures.^ You do realize that almost everyone in New Orleans is african american?
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^ "We must rebuild New Orleans, the city that gave us jazz, and music, and multiculturalism."
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^ Police say storm victims are being raped and beaten inside the New Orleans Convention Center.
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.New Orleans' unique musical heritage was born in its pre-American and early American days from a unique blending of European instruments with African rhythms.^ You do realize that almost everyone in New Orleans is african american?
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^ "We must rebuild New Orleans, the city that gave us jazz, and music, and multiculturalism."
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^ Also there were no Jews in New Orleans that day!
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.As the only North American city to allow slaves to gather in public and play their native music (largely in Congo Square, now located within Louis Armstrong Park), New Orleans gave birth to an indigenous music: jazz.^ "We must rebuild New Orleans, the city that gave us jazz, and music, and multiculturalism."
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^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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Soon, brass bands formed, gaining popular attraction that still holds today. The city's music was later significantly influenced by Acadiana, home of Cajun and Zydeco music, and Delta blues.
.New Orleans' unique musical culture is further evident in its funerals.^ "We must rebuild New Orleans, the city that gave us jazz, and music, and multiculturalism."
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^ Dinner Tours Find out why millions of visitors flood the streets of New Orleans every year: Food, Music, and Drinks!
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.A spin on the tradition of military brass band funerals, traditional New Orleans funerals feature sad music (mostly dirges and hymns) on the way to the cemetery and happier music (hot jazz) on the way back.^ In spite of that, the federal government came back this spring with the steepest reduction in hurricane and flood-control funding for New Orleans in history.
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^ It's sad, because New Orleans is a grand old city.
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^ "We must rebuild New Orleans, the city that gave us jazz, and music, and multiculturalism."
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Such traditional musical funerals still take place when a local musician, a member of a club, krewe, or benevolent society, or a noted dignitary has passed. Until the 1990s, most locals preferred to call these "funerals with music", but visitors to the city have long dubbed them "jazz funerals".
.Much later in its musical development, New Orleans was home to a distinctive brand of rhythm and blues that contributed greatly to the growth of rock and roll.^ Bojangles Paladin needs to understand that Katrina didn't just magically appear on New Orleans doorstep out of the blue.
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^ "We must rebuild New Orleans, the city that gave us jazz, and music, and multiculturalism."
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^ Do you have any idea the size of the convoy to bring that much stuff into New Orleans would be?
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.An example of the New Orleans' sound in the 1960s is the #1 US hit "Chapel of Love" by the Dixie Cups, a song which knocked The Beatles out of the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. New Orleans became a hotbed for funk music in the 1960s and 1970s, and by the late 1980s, it had developed its own localized variant of hip hop, called bounce music.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ New Orleans Restaurants Your guide to all the best New Orleans food & drink spots when you visit.
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^ "We must rebuild New Orleans, the city that gave us jazz, and music, and multiculturalism."
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.While never commercially successful outside of the Deep South, it remained immensely popular in the poorer neighborhoods of the city throughout the 1990s.^ New Orleans is the capital of the Dirty South , and the worst of the worst in that city will have remained there through the storm.
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.A cousin of bounce, New Orleans hip hop has seen commercial success locally and internationally, producing Lil Wayne, Master P, Birdman, Juvenile, Cash Money Records, and No Limit Records.^ JerryD All I can say is no one has a problem with rebuilding Iraq, but fark New Orleans.
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^ There is currently no law and no order in New Orleans.
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^ Times-Picayune/ archives/2005_09.html#075833 All I can say is no one has a problem with rebuilding Iraq, but fark New Orleans.
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.Additionally, the wave of popularity of cowpunk, a fast form of southern rock, originated with the help of several local bands, such as The Radiators, Better Than Ezra, Cowboy Mouth, and Dash Rip Rock.^ You're better at killing people than helping them?
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Throughout the 1990s, many sludge metal bands started in the area. .New Orleans' heavy metal bands like Eyehategod,[60] Soilent Green,[61] Crowbar,[62] and Down[63] have incorporated styles such as hardcore punk, doom metal, and southern rock to create an original and heady brew of swampy and aggravated metal that has largely avoided standardization.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ I'd like to see the economy just chug along with all the shipping and trade New Orleans covers left unrepaired.
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^ Hearing jazz as I walk down the street from every angle in the New Orleans night.
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[60][61][62][63]
.New Orleans is the southern terminus of the famed Highway 61.^ Public health threats must be controlled in New Orleans and throughout southern Mississippi.
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Media

The major daily newspaper is the The Times-Picayune, publishing since 1837. Weekly publications include The Louisiana Weekly and Gambit Weekly.[64] .Also in wide circulation is the Clarion Herald, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.^ The Waterbury, Conn., Republican-American newspaper wrote an editorial Wednesday entitled, "Is New Orleans worth reclaiming?"
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.Greater New Orleans is the 54th largest Designated Market Area (DMA) in the U.S., serving 566,960 homes.^ New Orleans Power Pass Your New Orleans Power Pass will open doors to a variety of the most popular New Orleans area attractions!
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^ Downtown French Quarter Area HALF OFF New Orleans .
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[65] Major television network affiliates serving the area include:
.
.Two radio stations that were influential in promoting New Orleans-based bands and singers were 50,000-watt WNOE-AM (1060) and 10,000-watt WTIX-AM (690).^ Pelican base or Eagle Base new orleans EOC Go ahead, pelican base.
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^ I've seen estimates from ATF that there were over 100,000 guns in New Orleans, pawn, department, sporting goods and gun stores.
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^ Size and Scope: The 9/11 attacks in NYC encompassed an area about 1/10,000 the size of the current New Orleans problem.
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These two stations competed head-to-head from the late 1950s to the late 1970s.
.WWOZ,[66] the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Station, broadcasts,[67] 24 hours per day, modern and traditional jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, brass band, gospel, cajun, zydeco, Caribbean, Latin, Brazilian, African, bluegrass, and Irish at 90.7 FM and at www.wwoz.org.^ New Orleans 96 Hour Sale!
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^ New Orleans Nightlife Learn about all the best places for the New Orleans after hours parties.
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^ "We must rebuild New Orleans, the city that gave us jazz, and music, and multiculturalism."
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.WTUL,[68] a local college radio station (Tulane University), broadcasts a wide array of programming, including[69][70] twentieth-century classical, reggae, jazz, showtunes, indie rock, electronic music, soul/funk, goth, punk, hip hop, New Orleans music, opera, folk, hardcore, Americana, country, blues, Latin, cheese, techno, local, world, ska, swing and big band, kids shows, and even news programming from DemocracyNow.^ New Orleans Up to 70% OFF .
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^ Brown had also appeared on the radio game show Quiz Kids.
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^ "We must rebuild New Orleans, the city that gave us jazz, and music, and multiculturalism."
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WTUL is listener supported and non-commercial. The disc jockeys are volunteers, many of them college students.
Louisiana's film and television tax credits have spurred some growth in the television industry, although to a lesser degree than in the film industry. Many films and advertisments have in part or whole been filmed in the city.

Food

Café du Monde, a landmark New Orleans beignet cafe established in 1862.
.New Orleans is world-famous for its food.^ "WORLD FOOD SHORTAGE" 'news' (we WARNED WAS A LIE FOR "THEIR" PURPOSE) hitting BOTH MSM and Conspiracy 'busting' sites at the same time as....
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The indigenous cuisine is distinctive and influential. .From centuries of amalgamation of the local Creole, haute Creole, and New Orleans French cuisines, New Orleans food has developed.^ How many people do you know who will be be volunterring to be driving a truck filled with water and food for folks in a shelter in New Orleans???
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^ And I also have no idea why the people in New orleans did not stock up on food and supplies before this happened - unless it all got ruined in the flood.
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^ Wetlands have been disappearing from the buffer zone that protected New Orleans for centuries in part BECAUSE of the levees.
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Local ingredients, French, Spanish, Italian, African, Native American, Cajun, and a hint of Cuban traditions combine to produce a truly unique and easily recognizable Louisiana flavor.
.Unique specialties include beignets (locally pronounced like "ben-yays"), square-shaped fried pastries that could be called "French doughnuts" (served with café au lait made with a blend of coffee and chicory rather than only coffee); Po' boy and Italian Muffuletta sandwiches; Gulf oysters on the half-shell, fried oysters, boiled crawfish, and other seafood; étouffée, jambalaya, gumbo, and other Creole dishes; and the Monday favorite of red beans and rice.^ I was looking for a well known OZZIE movie, famous for that, and this is the best I could find, by going through reviews rather than images...
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(Louis Armstrong often signed his letters, "Red beans and ricely yours".) Another New Orleans specialty is the Praline (locally pronounced as /ˈprɑːliːn/, not /ˈpreliːn/), a candy made with brown sugar, granulated sugar, cream, butter, and pecans.

Dialect

New Orleans has developed a distinctive local dialect of American English over the years that is neither Cajun nor the stereotypical Southern accent, so often misportrayed by film and television actors. It does, like earlier Southern Englishes, feature frequent deletion of the post-vocalic "r". This dialect is quite similar to New York "Brooklynese", to people unfamiliar with either. .There are many theories regarding how it came to be, but it likely resulted from New Orleans' geographic isolation by water and the fact that the city was a major immigration port throughout the 19th century.^ I think I hate TORONTO now...getting there made me drive right over MANY other KEY FACTS of this REAL WORLD we're currently enduring.
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^ "Some people like keeping them (images), they like sharing them with other people, and they brag about how many images they keep," Det Merritt said.
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.As a result, many of the ethnic groups who reside in Brooklyn also reside in New Orleans, such as the Irish, Italians (especially Sicilians), and Germans, among others, as well as a very sizable Jewish community.^ The report also calls for new community warning systems such as automated telephones and text message services.
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One of the strongest varieties of the New Orleans accent is sometimes identified as the Yat dialect, from the greeting "Where y'at?" This distinctive accent is dying out generation by generation in the city itself, but remains very strong in the surrounding parishes.
Less visibly, various ethnic groups throughout the area have retained their distinctive language traditions to this day. Although rare, Kreyol Lwiziyen is still spoken by the Creoles. Also rare, an archaic Louisiana-Canarian Spanish dialect is spoken by the Isleño people, but it can usually only be heard by older members of the population.

Sports

The fleur-de-lis is often a symbol of New Orleans and its sports teams.
.New Orleans' professional sports teams include the 2010 Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints (NFL), the New Orleans Hornets (NBA), and the New Orleans Zephyrs (PCL).^ Fast team has arrived at New Orleans.
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^ I've seen estimates from ATF that there were over 100,000 guns in New Orleans, pawn, department, sporting goods and gun stores.
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.It is also home to the Big Easy Rollergirls, an all-female flat track roller derby team, and the New Orleans Blaze, a women's football team.^ After all, why not have a New New Orleans?
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^ Fast team has arrived at New Orleans.
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^ The more these things happen the more it becomes apparently that "big media" news is dying, it's all coming from the word on the street.
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[72][73] A local group of investors began conducting a study in 2007 to see if the city could support a Major League Soccer team.[74]
The Louisiana Superdome is the home of the Saints, the Sugar Bowl, and other prominent events. It has hosted the Super Bowl a record six times (1978, 1981, 1986, 1990, 1997, 2002) and will host again in 2013. .The New Orleans Arena is the home of the Hornets and many events that aren't large enough to need the Superdome.^ Not most, but if you're going to stick thousands of people in the Superdome, MAYBE THEY WOULD NEED ENOUGH F* .
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^ How many people do you know who will be be volunterring to be driving a truck filled with water and food for folks in a shelter in New Orleans???
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^ The people stranded in New Orleans needs are going unfulfilled.
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.New Orleans is also home to the Fair Grounds Race Course, the nation's third-oldest thoroughbred track.^ While our attention must now be on the Gulf Coast's most immediate needs, the nation will soon ask why New Orleans's levees remained so inadequate.
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^ Or, as it appears, are Mayor Nagin, Senator Landrieu, and Governor Blanco the only people with power and influence that have an actual grasp on the ground situation in New Orleans?
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^ We will, of course, endure, and the city of New Orleans must come back.
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The city's Lakefront Arena has also been home to sporting events.
.Each year New Orleans plays host to the Sugar Bowl, the New Orleans Bowl and the Zurich Classic, a golf tournament on the PGA Tour.^ I finally turn 21, and was going to go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans this year in celebration.
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^ In case people haven't seen it, the AP is hosting a zoomable sat image (taken yesterday) of most of New Orleans.
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^ I lived in New Orleans 40 years before I moved to Baton Rouge 2 years ago.
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In addition, it has often hosted major sporting events that have no permanent home, such as the Super Bowl, ArenaBowl, NBA All-Star Game, BCS National Championship Game, and the NCAA Final Four. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi Gras Marathon and the Crescent City Classic are two road running events held annually in the city.

Economy

A tanker on the Mississippi River in New Orleans
Intracoastal Waterway near New Orleans
.New Orleans is home to one of the largest and busiest ports in the world, and metropolitan New Orleans is a center of maritime industry.^ It was taking a stroll near the center of the state's only maximum security prison, which is about 115 miles northwest of New Orleans.
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^ Now if you still maintain that the WORLD'S LARGEST NEWS Service's EDITORS, SELECTED THESE IMAGES and WORDS by "COINCIDENCE"...sorry, but...
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The New Orleans region also accounts for a significant portion of the nation's oil refining and petrochemical production, and serves as a white collar corporate base for onshore and offshore petroleum and natural gas production. .New Orleans is a center for higher learning, with over 50,000 students enrolled in the region's eleven two- and four-year degree granting institutions.^ Police say storm victims are being raped and beaten inside the New Orleans Convention Center.
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^ I've seen estimates from ATF that there were over 100,000 guns in New Orleans, pawn, department, sporting goods and gun stores.
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^ It was taking a stroll near the center of the state's only maximum security prison, which is about 115 miles northwest of New Orleans.
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.A top 50 research university, Tulane University, is located in New Orleans' Uptown neighborhood.^ There was, at the same time, a growing recognition that more research was needed to see what New Orleans must do to protect itself from a Category 4 or 5 hurricane.
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.Metropolitan New Orleans is a major regional hub for the health care industry and boasts a small, globally-competitive manufacturing sector.^ I don't care about New Orleans.
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^ Public health threats must be controlled in New Orleans and throughout southern Mississippi.
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^ I hope the majority of people in the New Orleans area are trying to do the right thing, not hindering any rescue/aid efforts.
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The center city possesses a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial creative industries sector, and is, of course, renowned for its cultural tourism. Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.)[1] acts as the first point-of-contact for regional economic development and is slotted between Louisiana's Department of Economic Development and the various parochial business development agencies.
.New Orleans came into being to act as a strategically-located trading entrepot, and it remains, above all, a crucial transportation hub and distribution center for waterborne commerce.^ After all, why not have a New New Orleans?
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^ When referring to the criminal acts going on in New Orleans, please don't refer to the hurricane survivors collectively as 'they' or 'them'.
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^ I'd like to see the economy just chug along with all the shipping and trade New Orleans covers left unrepaired.
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.The Port of New Orleans is the 5th-largest port in the United States based on volume of cargo handled, second-largest in the state after the Port of South Louisiana, and 12th-largest in the U.S., based on value of cargo.^ It was taking a stroll near the center of the state's only maximum security prison, which is about 115 miles northwest of New Orleans.
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^ NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The way the warden sees it, the more than 400-pound black bear living in the middle of the sprawling Louisiana State Penitentiary is an extra layer of security.
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^ Swiss+Confectionery+New+Orleans%2C+Louisiana&btnG=Google+Search" .
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.The Port of South Louisiana, also based in the New Orleans area, is the world's busiest in terms of bulk tonnage and, when combined with the Port of New Orleans, it forms the 4th-largest port system in volume handled.^ Weren't there strong resolutions proposed for the current fiscal year to shore up and restructure the levy system in the New Orleans area to prevent a crisis like this?
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^ This combined with the garbage dumped by every state along the Mississippi (and its tributaries) that flows through New Orleans.
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^ I don't know if New Orleans can be rebuilt, at least not in its current form.
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Many shipbuilding, shipping, logistics, freight forwarding and commodity brokerage firms either call metropolitan New Orleans home or maintain a large local presence. Examples include Intermarine, Bisso Towboat, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Trinity Yachts, Expeditors International, Bollinger Shipyards, IMTT, International Coffee Corp, Boasso America, Transoceanic Shipping, Transportation Consultants Inc., Dupuy Storage & Forwarding and Silocaf. The largest coffee-roasting plant in the world, operated by Folgers, is located in New Orleans East.
Like Houston, New Orleans is located in proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and the many oil rigs that lie just offshore. Louisiana ranks fifth in oil production and eighth in reserves in the United States. It is also home to two of the four Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) storage facilities: West Hackberry in Cameron Parish and Bayou Choctaw in Iberville Parish. .Other infrastructure includes 17 petroleum refineries with a combined crude oil distillation capacity of nearly 2.8 million barrels per day (450,000 m3/d), the second highest in the nation after Texas.^ Each year the industry earns around $800 million in revenue, which includes nearly $500 million from value-added exports.
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Louisiana's numerous ports include the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), which is capable of receiving ultra large oil tankers. Given the quantity of oil importing, Louisiana is home to many major pipelines supplying the nation: Crude Oil (Exxon, Chevron, BP, Texaco, Shell, Scurloch-Permian, Mid-Valley, Calumet, Conoco, Koch Industries, Unocal, U.S. Dept. of .Energy, Locap); Product (TEPPCO Partners, Colonial, Plantation, Explorer, Texaco, Collins); and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Dixie, TEPPCO, Black Lake, Koch, Chevron, Dynegy, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, Dow Chemical Company, Bridgeline, FMP, Tejas, Texaco, UTP).^ PARTNERS: the British Council, the A.M. Qattan Foundation, Bethlehem University, Birzeit University, the Bookshop at the American Colony Hotel, Dar an-Nadwa in Bethlehem and Yabous Productions.
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[75] .Several major energy companies have regional headquarters in the city or its suburbs, including Royal Dutch Shell, Eni and Chevron.^ And "I" didn't put GEELONG GRAMMAR SCHOOL NEXT DOOR TO (DUTCH ROYAL) SHELL either......
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.Numerous other energy producers and oilfield services companies are also headquartered in the city or region, and the sector supports a large professional services base of specialized engineering and design firms, as well as an office for the federal government's Minerals Management Service.^ Attorney-General Robert McClelland said last night the Federal Government was working with the states to develop new emergency management arrangements.
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The city is the home to a single Fortune 500 company: Entergy, a power generation utility and nuclear powerplant operations specialist. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the city lost its other Fortune 500 company, Freeport-McMoRan, when it merged its copper and gold exploration unit with an Arizona company and relocated that division to Phoenix, Arizona. .Its McMoRan Exploration affiliate remains headquartered in New Orleans.^ What's left of New Orleans quickly descends into anarchy with rival gangs battling for control of remaining land and resources.
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^ While our attention must now be on the Gulf Coast's most immediate needs, the nation will soon ask why New Orleans's levees remained so inadequate.
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^ New Orleans is the capital of the Dirty South , and the worst of the worst in that city will have remained there through the storm.
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.Other companies either headquartered or with significant operations in New Orleans include: Pan American Life Insurance, Pool Corp, Rolls-Royce, Newpark Resources, AT&T, TurboSquid, iSeatz, IBM, Navtech, Superior Energy Services, Textron Marine & Land Systems, McDermott International, Pellerin Milnor, Lockheed Martin, Imperial Trading, Laitram, Harrah's Entertainment, Stewart Enterprises, Edison Chouest Offshore, Zatarain's, Waldemar S. Nelson & Co., Whitney National Bank, Capital One, Tidewater Marine, Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits, Parsons Brinckerhoff, MWH Global, CH2M HILL, Energy Partners Ltd.^ I'd like to see the economy just chug along with all the shipping and trade New Orleans covers left unrepaired.
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^ They said new national structures needed to be put in place to co-ordinate responses to large disasters.
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^ What's left of New Orleans quickly descends into anarchy with rival gangs battling for control of remaining land and resources.
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and The Receivables Exchange.
Tourism is another staple of the city's economy. .Perhaps more visible than any other sector, New Orleans' tourist and convention industry is a $5.5 billion juggernaut that accounts for 40 percent of New Orleans' tax revenues.^ Don't mention New Orleans any more.
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^ Rebuilding the city, which is more than 80 percent submerged, could cost tens of billions of dollars more, experts projected.
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^ Police say storm victims are being raped and beaten inside the New Orleans Convention Center.
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.In 2004, the hospitality industry employed 85,000 people, making it New Orleans' top economic sector as measured by employment totals.^ Or, as it appears, are Mayor Nagin, Senator Landrieu, and Governor Blanco the only people with power and influence that have an actual grasp on the ground situation in New Orleans?
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^ Had we been a bit more socialistic, or at the least provided better economic support for the poor, people wouldn't have been trapped in New Orleans.
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^ I've seen estimates from ATF that there were over 100,000 guns in New Orleans, pawn, department, sporting goods and gun stores.
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[55] The city also hosts the World Cultural Economic Forum (WCEF). .The forum, held annually at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, is directed toward promoting cultural and economic development opportunities through the strategic convening of cultural ambassadors and leaders from around the world.^ I'm sure it's breaking out at the convention center, and amongst those who're trying to wade through the streets.
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^ Police say storm victims are being raped and beaten inside the New Orleans Convention Center.
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^ Had we been a bit more socialistic, or at the least provided better economic support for the poor, people wouldn't have been trapped in New Orleans.
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The first WCEF took place in October 2008.[76]
The federal government has a significant presence in the area. .NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility is located in New Orleans East and is operated by Lockheed Martin.^ This is a national disgrace, said Terry Ebbert, head of New Orleans emergency operations.
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^ Wake up, people...Have you ever BEEN to the East Side of New Orleans?????
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It is a large manufacturing facility where the external fuel tanks for the space shuttles are produced. .The Michoud facility lies within the enormous New Orleans Regional Business Park, also home to the National Finance Center, operated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Crescent Crown distribution center.^ Vetrans+Medical+Center+Memphis&y=y&r=Regional%02U.S.+States%02Tennessee%02Cities%02Memphis%02Health%02Care+Providers%02Hospitals+and+Medical+Centres&hc=0&hs=0" .
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.Other large governmental installations include the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Command, located within the University of New Orleans Research and Technology Park in Gentilly, NAS New Orleans, the future headquarters for the Marine Force Reserves, slated for Federal City in Algiers and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.^ Additionally, more than 60 colleges and universities are located within a 125-mile radius of Victoria including the University of Houston, University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Texas State University and Rice University.
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^ It is located on a 2.5 square kilometre (620 acre) research park that is fully integrated into Toronto’s downtown core.
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Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1810 17,242
1820 27,176 57.6%
1830 46,082 69.6%
1840 102,193 121.8%
1850 116,375 13.9%
1860 168,675 44.9%
1870 191,418 13.5%
1880 216,090 12.9%
1890 242,039 12.0%
1900 287,104 18.6%
1910 339,075 18.1%
1920 387,219 14.2%
1930 458,762 18.5%
1940 494,537 7.8%
1950 570,445 15.3%
1960 627,525 10.0%
1970 593,471 −5.4%
1980 557,515 −6.1%
1990 496,938 −10.9%
2000 484,674 −2.5%
Est. 2008 336,644 −30.5%
Historical Population Figures[1][30][77]
New Orleans contains many distinctive neighborhoods.
.As of the census[78] of 2000, there were 484,674 people, 188,251 households, and 112,950 families residing in the city.^ You need to consider the people who are left in the city: the poorest residents who could not afford to evacuate.
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^ I want the people of New Orleans to know that after rescuing them and stabilizing the situation, there will be plans in place to help this great city get back on its feet, Bush said.
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^ Of course they'll rebuild the city, people own property there - they'll return as soon as they can.
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The population density was 2,684.3 inhabitants per square mile (1,036.4 /km2). There were 215,091 housing units at an average density of 1,191.3 inhabitants per square mile (460.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 67.25% African American, 28.05% White, 0.20% Native American, 2.26% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.93% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. 3.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
.The last population estimate before Hurricane Katrina was 454,865, as of July 1, 2005.[79] A population analysis released in August 2007 estimated the population to be 273,000, 60% of the pre-Katrina population and an increase of about 50,000 since July 2006.[80] A September 2007 report by The Greater New Orleans Community Data Center, which tracks population based on U.S. Postal Service figures, found that in August 2007, just over 137,000 households received mail.^ This just in: A case of cholera has been found in New Orleans Are you serious?
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^ In New Orleans, I can just see people blowing off the news of a hurricane...
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^ This just in : A case of cholera has been found in New Orleans .
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That compares with about 198,000 households in July 2005, representing about 70% of pre-Katrina population.[81] Most recently, the Census Bureau revised upward its 2008 population estimate for the city, to 336,644 inhabitants.[30]
.A 2006 study by researchers at Tulane University and the University of California, Berkeley determined that there are as many as 10,000 to 14,000 illegal immigrants, many from Mexico, currently residing in New Orleans.^ Is there anywhere in New Orleans that is safe?
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^ There is currently no law and no order in New Orleans.
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^ Many of Futaleufú's 1,000 or so residents had already crossed into neighbouring Argentina, where some areas have also been affected by the eruption.
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[82] .Janet Murguía, president and chief executive officer of the National Council of La Raza, stated that there could be up to 120,000 Hispanic workers in New Orleans.^ It was taking a stroll near the center of the state's only maximum security prison, which is about 115 miles northwest of New Orleans.
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In June 2007, one study stated that the Hispanic population had risen from 15,000, pre-Katrina, to over 50,000.[83]
.A recent article released by The Times-Picayune indicated that the metropolitan area had undergone a recent influx of 5,300 households in the later half of 2008, bringing the population to around 469,605 households or 88.1% of its pre-Katrina levels.^ At least nine articles in the Times-Picayune from 2004 and 2005 specifically cite the cost of Iraq as a reason for the lack of hurricane- and flood-control dollars.
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^ Is now a good time to point out that more than half the world population live in conditions like this all the time?
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While the area's population has been on an upward trajectory since the storm, much of that growth was attributed to residents returning after Katrina. .Many observers predicted that growth would taper off, but the data center's analysis suggests that New Orleans and the surrounding parishes are benefiting from an economic migration resulting from the global financial crisis of 2008–2009.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ Police say storm victims are being raped and beaten inside the New Orleans Convention Center.
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^ Had we been a bit more socialistic, or at the least provided better economic support for the poor, people wouldn't have been trapped in New Orleans.
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[84][85]

Religion

Saint Louis Cathedral is a symbol of New Orleans.
.New Orleans is notably absent from the Protestant Bible Belt that dominates religion in the Southern United States.^ Public health threats must be controlled in New Orleans and throughout southern Mississippi.
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^ It was taking a stroll near the center of the state's only maximum security prison, which is about 115 miles northwest of New Orleans.
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^ Improvements or protection to the city of New Orleans are the responsibility of the state of Louisiana, not the Federal government...no matter who is in the White House.
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In New Orleans and the surrounding Gulf Coast area, the predominant religion is Catholicism. .Within the Archdiocese of New Orleans (which includes not only the city but the surrounding Parishes as well), 35.9% percent of the population is Roman Catholic.^ It was taking a stroll near the center of the state's only maximum security prison, which is about 115 miles northwest of New Orleans.
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^ It is the cathedral city of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria in Texas.
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[86] .The influence of Catholicism is reflected in many of the city's French and Spanish cultural traditions, including its many parochial schools, street names, architecture, and festivals, including Mardi Gras.^ Kylie was back in the city earlier this week and was made her Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters for her contribution to French culture.
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.New Orleans also famously has a presence of its distinctive variety of Louisiana Voodoo, due in part to syncretism with Roman Catholic beliefs, the fame of voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau, and New Orleans' distinctly Caribbean cultural influences.^ Or, as it appears, are Mayor Nagin, Senator Landrieu, and Governor Blanco the only people with power and influence that have an actual grasp on the ground situation in New Orleans?
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^ Improvements or protection to the city of New Orleans are the responsibility of the state of Louisiana, not the Federal government...no matter who is in the White House.
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^ He was just yelling at Senator Mary Landrieu from New Orleans to apologize for the hurricane and the people trapped in the city.
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[87][88][89] Although the exotic image of Voodoo within the city has been highly promoted by the tourism industry, there are only a small number of serious adherents to the religion.
.New Orleans' pre-Katrina population of 10,000 Jews has now dropped to 7,000. In the wake of Katrina, all New Orleans synagogues lost members, but were able to re-open in their original locations, except for Congregation Beth Israel, the oldest and most prominent Orthodox synagogue in the New Orleans region.^ The PYTHON and the Bowl mean it's all ORCHESTRATED. Located at 2301 Opened on SEVEN ELEVENDAY. 117 The PRINCE of ORANGE born on the 117th day.....
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Beth Israel's building in Lakeview was destroyed by flooding, and it is currently in temporary quarters in Metairie.[90]

Government

The New Orleans cityscape as of 2007
New Orleans has a mayor-council government. The city council consists of seven council members, who are elected by district and two at-large councilmembers. Mayor Ray Nagin was elected in May 2002 and was reelected in the mayoral election of May 20, 2006.
The Orleans Parish Civil Sheriff's Office serves papers involving lawsuits and provides security for the Civil District Court and Juvenile Courts. .The Criminal Sheriff, Marlin Gusman, maintains the parish prison system, provides security for the Criminal District Court, and provides backup for the New Orleans Police Department on an as-needed basis.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ When referring to the criminal acts going on in New Orleans, please don't refer to the hurricane survivors collectively as 'they' or 'them'.
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^ Police say storm victims are being raped and beaten inside the New Orleans Convention Center.
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.The city of New Orleans and the parish of Orleans operate as a merged city-parish government.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ In spite of that, the federal government came back this spring with the steepest reduction in hurricane and flood-control funding for New Orleans in history.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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[91] .Before the city of New Orleans became co-extensive with Orleans Parish, Orleans Parish was home to numerous smaller communities.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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^ It's sad, because New Orleans is a grand old city.
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.The original city of New Orleans was composed of what are now the 1st through 9th wards.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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^ This combined with the garbage dumped by every state along the Mississippi (and its tributaries) that flows through New Orleans.
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The city of Lafayette (including the Garden District) was added in 1852 as the 10th and 11th wards. In 1870, Jefferson City, including Faubourg Bouligny and much of the Audubon and University areas, was annexed as the 12th, 13th, and 14th wards. Algiers, on the west bank of the Mississippi, was also annexed in 1870, becoming the 15th ward. Four years later, Orleans Parish became coextensive with the city of New Orleans, when the city of Carrollton was annexed as the 16th and 17th wards.[citation needed]
.New Orleans' government is now largely centralized in the city council and mayor's office, but it maintains a number of relics from earlier systems when various sections of the city ran much of their affairs separately.^ He also said the Government was working on a new communications system to warn communities about emergencies.
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^ Now if you still maintain that the WORLD'S LARGEST NEWS Service's EDITORS, SELECTED THESE IMAGES and WORDS by "COINCIDENCE"...sorry, but...
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.For example, New Orleans has seven elected tax assessors, each with their own staff, representing various districts of the city, rather than one centralized office.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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^ It's sad, because New Orleans is a grand old city.
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A constitutional amendment passed on November 7, 2006, will consolidate the seven assessors into one by 2010.[citation needed]
.The New Orleans government operates both a fire department and the New Orleans Emergency Medical Services.^ In spite of that, the federal government came back this spring with the steepest reduction in hurricane and flood-control funding for New Orleans in history.
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^ He also said the Government was working on a new communications system to warn communities about emergencies.
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^ I've seen estimates from ATF that there were over 100,000 guns in New Orleans, pawn, department, sporting goods and gun stores.
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Federal representation

.The United States Postal Service operates post offices in New Orleans.^ It was taking a stroll near the center of the state's only maximum security prison, which is about 115 miles northwest of New Orleans.
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^ Improvements or protection to the city of New Orleans are the responsibility of the state of Louisiana, not the Federal government...no matter who is in the White House.
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^ People in Florida, and all the others states that have these things happen know the score, and our prayers are with all those poor people stuck in New Orleans.
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The New Orleans Main Post Office is at 701 Loyola Avenue in the Central Business District.[92]

Crime and safety

.Crime has been recognized as an ongoing problem for New Orleans, although the issue is outside the view of most visitors to the city: as in other cities in the United States of comparable size, the incidence of homicide and other violent crimes is highly concentrated in certain impoverished neighborhoods, such as housing projects.^ The crisis in New Orleans shows plainly the sociological problems within the United States.
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^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ By Bill Walsh Washington bureau WASHINGTON - House Speaker Dennis Hastert dropped a bombshell on flood-ravaged New Orleans on Thursday by suggesting that it isnt sensible to rebuild the city.
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.Across New Orleans, homicides peaked in 1994 at 86 murders per 100,000 residents,[94].^ I've seen estimates from ATF that there were over 100,000 guns in New Orleans, pawn, department, sporting goods and gun stores.
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^ New Orleans had a 10 times, 10 times higher murder rate than the U.S. average.
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^ Size and Scope: The 9/11 attacks in NYC encompassed an area about 1/10,000 the size of the current New Orleans problem.
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.By 2009, despite a 17% decrease in violent crime in the city, the homicide rate remained among the highest[95] in the United States, at between 55 and 64 per 100,000 residents.^ Gary, IN had the highest per capita murder rate for a few years running not too long ago .
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^ I still find it hard to believe that in 2005 a city of 1.2 million people in the lower 48 of the United States of America has functionally ceased to be.
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The violent crime rate was also a key issue in the city's 2010 mayoral race. .In January 2007, several thousand New Orleans residents marched through city streets and gathered at City Hall for a rally demanding police and city leaders tackle the crime problem.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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^ This combined with the garbage dumped by every state along the Mississippi (and its tributaries) that flows through New Orleans.
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Mayor Ray Nagin said he was "totally and solely focused" on addressing the problem. Later, the city implemented checkpoints during late night hours in problem areas. [97]

Education

Schools

.New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS) is the name given to the city's public school system.^ Folk, we don't make this stuff up; we don't control 'news' Editors, we don't design Olympic ceremonies, we don't name Cities we don't place Memorials we don't date Events...
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Pre-Katrina, NOPS was one of the area's largest systems (along with the Jefferson Parish public school system). .In the years leading up to Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans public school system was widely recognized as the lowest performing school district in Louisiana.^ Rohan Rivett editor of an Adelaide paper, The News, and its publisher, Rupert Murdoch (Ben Mendelsohn) also feature as leading the public response in the campaign to save Stuart.
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^ Swiss+Confectionery+New+Orleans%2C+Louisiana&btnG=Google+Search" .
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.According to researchers Carl L. Bankston and Stephen J. Caldas, only 12 of the 103 public schools within the city limits of New Orleans showed reasonably good performance at the beginning of the twenty-first century.^ It was taking a stroll near the center of the state's only maximum security prison, which is about 115 miles northwest of New Orleans.
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.Following Hurricane Katrina, the state of Louisiana took over most of the schools within the system (all schools that fell into a nominal "worst-performing" metric); many of these schools, in addition to others that were not subject to state takeover, were subsequently granted operating charters giving them administrative independence from the Orleans Parish School Board, the Recovery School District and/or the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE).^ In early 2001, the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a report stating that a hurricane striking New Orleans was one of the three most likely disasters in the U.S., including a terrorist attack on New York City.
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^ With the help of some fellow TFers and TFettes we have already put together the "Official List of People to Blame for Katrina" so no need to get all into that aspect.
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^ This has to be the worst performance by a sitting President of the United States in the history of our country.
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Presently, the majority of public school students in the NOPS system attend these independent public charter schools, the highest percentage in the nation.[99]
.The last few years have witnessed significant and sustained gains in student achievement, as outside operators like KIPP, the Algiers Charter School Network, and the Capital One - University of New Orleans Charter School Network have assumed control of dozens of schools.^ The planning for operation Barbarossa took several years prior to June 1941; the clandestine preparations and the military operation itself lasted almost a year, from the Spring of 1941, through the Winter of 1941.
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^ Educated at Geelong Grammar School from 1915 to 1918, he was a prefect, member of the First XVIII (captain in his last year), the First XI and athletics team.
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.The most recent release of annual school performance scores (October 2009) demonstrated continued growth in the academic performance of New Orleans' public schools.^ Public health threats must be controlled in New Orleans and throughout southern Mississippi.
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^ Incidentally, most of the "degenerates" that you claim were targeted by this storm were probably easily able to get themselves out of the city, so they were nowhere near New Orleans when the storm hit.
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^ In case people haven't seen it, the AP is hosting a zoomable sat image (taken yesterday) of most of New Orleans.
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.If the scores of all public schools in New Orleans (Orleans Parish School Board-chartered, Recovery School District-chartered, Recovery School District-operated, etc.^ After all, why not have a New New Orleans?
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^ I'd like to see the economy just chug along with all the shipping and trade New Orleans covers left unrepaired.
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^ Public health threats must be controlled in New Orleans and throughout southern Mississippi.
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) are considered, an overall school district performance score of 70.6 results. This score represents a 6% increase over an equivalent 2008 metric, and a 24% improvement when measured against an equivalent pre-Katrina (2004) metric, when a district score of 56.9 was posted.[100] Notably, this score of 70.6 approaches the score (78.4) posted in 2009 by the adjacent, suburban Jefferson Parish public school system, though that system's performance score is itself below the state average of 91.[101]
.In addition to a number of nationally-respected private secular schools, the Greater New Orleans area has approximately 200 parochial schools, the vast majority run by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans.^ The complete lack of leadership and control in this situation is at the root of the problems in the New Orleans area.
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^ I hope the majority of people in the New Orleans area are trying to do the right thing, not hindering any rescue/aid efforts.
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^ Also I've urged them to run free or nominal classified ads to employ people from new orleans who have needed skills.
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.May 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The prevalence of decent-quality, affordable parochial school education has historically been both a cause and a consequence of metropolitan New Orleans' comparatively mediocre public school systems.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ Public health threats must be controlled in New Orleans and throughout southern Mississippi.
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^ There was, at the same time, a growing recognition that more research was needed to see what New Orleans must do to protect itself from a Category 4 or 5 hurricane.
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.May 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Because so many middle class students have been enrolled in Catholic schools, middle class support for quality public education has long been comparatively weak.^ Not only that, but white middle-class .
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^ So fark you white middle class twats in your suburban homes, you can acutally afford to shop legally for this junk in the first place.
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^ It is reported many people think the bulb has burned so long because it is never switched off.
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.May 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] At the same time, the historically middling-to-poor quality of the region's public school systems, especially NOPS, has for years prompted middle class families to educate their children in private or parochial schools.^ PUBLIC+SCHOOL+RECORDS+FROM+SOUTH+OCEAN+AVE.+MIDDLE+SCHOOL+IN+PATCHOGUE%2cN.Y.&hc=0&hs=0" .
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[citation needed]
.This longstanding pattern is changing, however, as the NOPS system is engaged in the most promising and far-reaching public school reforms in the nation, reforms aimed at decentralizing power away from the pre-Katrina school board central bureaucracy to individual school principals and independent public charter school boards, monitoring charter school performance by granting renewable, five-year operating contracts permitting the closure of those not succeeding, and vesting choice in parents of public schools students, allowing them to enroll their children in almost any school in the district.^ The planning for operation Barbarossa took several years prior to June 1941; the clandestine preparations and the military operation itself lasted almost a year, from the Spring of 1941, through the Winter of 1941.
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^ O8f2peGh/610x.jpg We are not allowed to discuss Maddie but the parents can SHOW the WORLD that PEDOPHILE RATZINGER can help little children.
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^ Montgomery+Independant+School+District%2c+Montgomery+County%2c+Texas&b=20&hc=1&hs=1" .
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Colleges and universities

A view of Gibson Hall at Tulane University.
.A large number of institutions of higher education exist within the city, including Tulane University and Loyola University New Orleans, the city's major private universities.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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^ It's sad, because New Orleans is a grand old city.
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These universities also administer the city's three professional schools, Tulane University School of Medicine, Tulane University Law School and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. The University of New Orleans is a large public research university in the city. .Dillard University, Southern University at New Orleans and Xavier University of Louisiana are among some of the leading historically black colleges and universities in the United States (Xavier being the only predominantly black Catholic university in the U.S.) Louisiana State University School of Medicine is the state's flagship public university medical school, which also conducts research.^ In being realistic, I was only trying to illustrate the fact that some of these folks are actually the worst type of criminal--rather than being a victim of circumstance.
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^ This combined with the garbage dumped by every state along the Mississippi (and its tributaries) that flows through New Orleans.
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^ The crisis in New Orleans shows plainly the sociological problems within the United States.
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.Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Notre Dame Seminary and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary are several smaller religiously affiliated universities.^ People in Florida, and all the others states that have these things happen know the score, and our prayers are with all those poor people stuck in New Orleans.
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^ While our attention must now be on the Gulf Coast's most immediate needs, the nation will soon ask why New Orleans's levees remained so inadequate.
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^ AS the situation in New Orleans has devolved into a "Lord of the Flies" situation, our government has been helpless to deal with it.
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.Other notable schools include Delgado Community College, the William Carey College School of Nursing, the Culinary Institute of New Orleans, Herzing College, and Commonwealth University.^ Police in New Orleans, their main communications system knocked out, have been taking turns talking on a single radio channel with their walkie talkies.
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^ People in Florida, and all the others states that have these things happen know the score, and our prayers are with all those poor people stuck in New Orleans.
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^ "But if the people of New Orleans and other low-lying areas insist on living in harm's way, they ought to accept responsibility for what happens to them and their property."
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Libraries

.There are numerous academic and public libraries and archives in New Orleans, including Monroe Library at Loyola University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University,[103] the Law Library of Louisiana,[104] and the Earl K. Long Library at the University of New Orleans.^ Swiss+Confectionery+New+Orleans%2C+Louisiana&btnG=Google+Search" .
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.The New Orleans Public Library includes 13 locations, most of which were damaged by Hurricane Katrina.^ When referring to the criminal acts going on in New Orleans, please don't refer to the hurricane survivors collectively as 'they' or 'them'.
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^ In spite of that, the federal government came back this spring with the steepest reduction in hurricane and flood-control funding for New Orleans in history.
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^ When did this happen in New Orleans until this hurricane?
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.However, only four libraries remained closed in 2007.[106] The main library includes a Louisiana Division housing city archives and special collections.^ Improvements or protection to the city of New Orleans are the responsibility of the state of Louisiana, not the Federal government...no matter who is in the White House.
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[107]
.Other research archives are located at the Historic New Orleans Collection[108] and the Old U.S. Mint.^ I am going to miss the New Orleans of old.
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^ When referring to the criminal acts going on in New Orleans, please don't refer to the hurricane survivors collectively as 'they' or 'them'.
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^ It's sad, because New Orleans is a grand old city.
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An independently operated lending library called Iron Rail Book Collective specializes in radical and hard-to-find books. The library contains over 8,000 titles and is open to the public. It was the first library in the city to re-open after Hurricane Katrina.

Transportation

Streetcars

A New Orleans streetcar traveling down Canal Street
New Orleans has three active streetcar lines. The St. Charles line is the oldest continuously operating streetcar line in America and each car is a historic landmark. The Riverfront line runs parallel to the river from Esplanade Street through the French Quarter to Canal Street to the Convention Center above Julia Street in the Arts District. The Canal Street line uses the Riverfront line tracks from the intersection of Canal Street and Poydras Street, down Canal Street, then branches off and ends at the cemeteries at City Park Avenue, with a spur running from the intersection of Canal and Carrollton Avenue to the entrance of City Park at Esplanade, near the entrance to the New Orleans Museum of Art.
The city's streetcars were also featured in the Tennessee Williams play, A Streetcar Named Desire. The streetcar line to Desire Street became a bus line in 1948. There are proposals to revive a Desire streetcar line, running along the neutral grounds of North Rampart and St. Claude, as far downriver as Poland Avenue, near the Industrial Canal.
Hurricane Katrina destroyed the power lines supplying the St. Charles Avenue line. The associated levee failures flooded the Mid-City facility storing the red streetcars which normally run on the Riverfront and Canal Street lines. Restoration of service has been gradual, with vintage St. Charles line cars running on the Riverfront and Canal lines until the more modern red cars are back in service; they are being individually restored at the RTA's facility in the Carrollton neighborhood. On December 23, 2007, streetcars were restored to running on the St. Charles line up to Carrolton Avenue. The much-anticipated re-opening of the second portion of the historic route, which continues until the intersection of Carrolton Avenue and Claiborne Avenue, was commemorated on June 28, 2008.[110]

Buses

.Public transportation in the city is operated by the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority ("RTA").^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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^ If you live in the city and rely on public transportation, how would you evacuate?
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There are many bus routes connecting the city and suburban areas. .The RTA lost 200+ buses due to Hurricane Katrina, this would mean that there would be a 30-60 minute waiting period for the next bus to come to the bus stop, and the streetcars took until 2008 to return, so the RTA placed an order for 38 Orion VII Next Generation clean diesel buses, which arrived in July 2008. The RTA has these new buses running on biodiesel.^ New+Jersey+Public+bus&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&start=30&sa=N" .
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The Jefferson Parish Department of Transit Administration[111] operates Jefferson Transit, which provides service between the city and its suburbs.[112]

Roads

New Orleans proper is served by Interstate 10, Interstate 610 and Interstate 510. .I-10 travels east-west through the city as the Pontchartrain Expressway.^ Heading east, we got out of the real devastation, but passing through Mobile, Alabama, I saw the whole city with no one out and no lights.
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.In the far eastern part of the city, New Orleans East, it is known as the Eastern Expressway.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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^ It's sad, because New Orleans is a grand old city.
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.I-610 provides a direct shortcut for traffic passing through New Orleans via I-10, allowing that traffic to bypass I-10's southward curve.^ Had we been a bit more socialistic, or at the least provided better economic support for the poor, people wouldn't have been trapped in New Orleans.
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^ Size and Scope: The 9/11 attacks in NYC encompassed an area about 1/10,000 the size of the current New Orleans problem.
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^ This combined with the garbage dumped by every state along the Mississippi (and its tributaries) that flows through New Orleans.
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.In the future, New Orleans will have another interstate highway, Interstate 49, which will be extended from its current terminus in Lafayette to the city.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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^ It's sad, because New Orleans is a grand old city.
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.In addition to the interstate highways, U.S. 90 travels through the city, while U.S. 61 terminates in the city's downtown center.^ Trying to evac 20k+ people from the Superdome and 15k+ people from the Convention Center (plus however more people are scattered through the rest of the city) is a tremendous effort.
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In addition, U.S. 11 terminates in the eastern portion of the city.
New Orleans is home to many bridges, the tolled Crescent City Connection is perhaps the most notable. .It serves as New Orleans' major bridge across the Mississippi River, providing a connection between the city's downtown on the eastbank and its westbank suburbs.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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^ It's sad, because New Orleans is a grand old city.
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Other bridges that cross the Mississippi River in the New Orleans area are the Huey P. Long Bridge, over which U.S. 90 travels, and the Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge, which carries Interstate 310.
.The Twin Span Bridge, a five-mile (8 km) causeway in eastern New Orleans, carries I-10 across Lake Pontchartrain.^ It was taking a stroll near the center of the state's only maximum security prison, which is about 115 miles northwest of New Orleans.
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^ New Orleans had a 10 times, 10 times higher murder rate than the U.S. average.
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^ In 2004, the Bush administration cut funding requested by the New Orleans district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for holding back the waters of Lake Pontchartrain by more than 80 percent.
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.Also in eastern New Orleans, Interstate 510/LA 47 travels across the Intracoastal Waterway/Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet Canal via the Paris Road Bridge, connecting New Orleans East and suburban Chalmette.^ Public health threats must be controlled in New Orleans and throughout southern Mississippi.
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^ Seeing that alot of the roads into New Orleans are devastated...
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^ This combined with the garbage dumped by every state along the Mississippi (and its tributaries) that flows through New Orleans.
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The tolled Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, consisting of two parallel bridges are, at 24 miles (39 km) long, the longest bridges in the world. .Built in the 1950s (southbound span) and 1960s (northbound span), the bridges connect New Orleans with its suburbs on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain via Metairie.^ The levee board noted in October 2004 that the feds were also now not paying for a hoped-for $15 million project to better shore up the banks of Lake Pontchartrain.
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^ In 2004, the Bush administration cut funding requested by the New Orleans district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for holding back the waters of Lake Pontchartrain by more than 80 percent.
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^ PM - Raven77 [TotalFark] New Orleans was NOT built below sea level.
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Airports

The metropolitan area is served by the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, located in the suburb of Kenner. .New Orleans also has several regional airports located throughout the metropolitan area.^ The complete lack of leadership and control in this situation is at the root of the problems in the New Orleans area.
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^ Public health threats must be controlled in New Orleans and throughout southern Mississippi.
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^ I hope the majority of people in the New Orleans area are trying to do the right thing, not hindering any rescue/aid efforts.
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These include the Lakefront Airport, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans (locally known as Callendar Field) in the suburb of Belle Chasse and "Southern Seaplane", also located in Belle Chasse. Southern Seaplane has a 3,200-foot (980 m) runway for wheeled planes and a 5,000-foot (1,500 m) water runway for seaplanes. .New Orleans International suffered some damage as a result of Hurricane Katrina, but as of April 2007, it contained the most traffic and is the busiest airport in the state of Louisiana and the sixth busiest in the Southeast.^ When referring to the criminal acts going on in New Orleans, please don't refer to the hurricane survivors collectively as 'they' or 'them'.
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^ In spite of that, the federal government came back this spring with the steepest reduction in hurricane and flood-control funding for New Orleans in history.
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^ When did this happen in New Orleans until this hurricane?
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Rail

The city is served by rail via Amtrak. .The New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal is the central rail depot, and is served by three trains: the Crescent, operating between New Orleans and New York City; the City of New Orleans, operating between New Orleans and Chicago; and the Sunset Limited, operating through New Orleans between Orlando and Los Angeles.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ In early 2001, the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a report stating that a hurricane striking New Orleans was one of the three most likely disasters in the U.S., including a terrorist attack on New York City.
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^ "We must rebuild New Orleans, the city that gave us jazz, and music, and multiculturalism."
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.From late August 2005 to the present, the Sunset Limited has remained officially a Orlando-to-Los Angeles train, being considered temporarily truncated due to the lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina.^ Is anyone keeping track of the total number of thread posts due to Hurricane Katrina?
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.At first (until late October 2005) it was truncated to a San Antonio-to-Los Angeles service; since then (from late October 2005 on) it has been truncated to a New Orleans-to-Los Angeles service.^ When did this happen in New Orleans until this hurricane?
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^ Buildings will have to be stripped down to their studs and dried out with dehumidifiers, a process that can't even begin in New Orleans until electricity is restored weeks or months from now.
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^ What I find baffling about the people-unable-to-leave idea is the New Orleans is surely served by railway and bus services.
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.As time has passed, particularly since the January 2006 completion of the rebuilding of damaged tracks east of New Orleans by their owner, CSX Transportation, the obstacles to restoration of the Sunset Limited's full route have been more managerial and political than physical.^ PM http://www.collectspace.com/images/news-100306r.jpg 15 = 1 + 5 = 6 PUCCI SCOTT WORDEN IRWIN WORDS have MORE than ONE MEANING, NUMBERS, COLOURS, TIMING, COMPOSITION, etc.
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^ NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The way the warden sees it, the more than 400-pound black bear living in the middle of the sprawling Louisiana State Penitentiary is an extra layer of security.
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Ferries connecting New Orleans and Algiers
With the strategic benefits of both a major international port and one of the few double-track Mississippi River crossings, the city is served by six of the seven Class I railroads in North America: Union Pacific Railroad, BNSF Railway, Norfolk Southern Railway, Kansas City Southern Railway, CSX Transportation and Canadian National Railway. The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad provides interchange services between the railroads.
.Recently, many have proposed extending New Orleans' public transit system by adding light rail routes from downtown, along Airline Highway through the airport to Baton Rouge and from downtown to Slidell and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.^ I'd like to see the economy just chug along with all the shipping and trade New Orleans covers left unrepaired.
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^ This combined with the garbage dumped by every state along the Mississippi (and its tributaries) that flows through New Orleans.
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^ While our attention must now be on the Gulf Coast's most immediate needs, the nation will soon ask why New Orleans's levees remained so inadequate.
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.Proponents of this idea claim that these new routes would boost the region's economy, which has been badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina, and serve as an evacuation option for hospital patients out of the city.^ What they should have done is pull in all these national guard people BEFORE the hurricane, and used them to ferry people out of the city.
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^ Do you have any idea the size of the convoy to bring that much stuff into New Orleans would be?
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^ President Bush also called for conservation and sought to calm motorists, saying that Hurricane Katrina would only cause a "temporary disruption" to the supply of gasoline.
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Algiers Ferry

The Canal Street Ferry connects the heart of New Orleans with the neighborhood of Algiers Point on the other side of the Mississippi River. This service has been in continuous operation since 1827. Pedestrians ride for free, while automobiles are charged a fee. Service is from 6 am until midnight.

Sister cities

New Orleans has eleven sister cities:[114]

Nicknames

The city's several nicknames are illustrative:
.
  • Crescent City alludes to the course of the Lower Mississippi River around and through the city.^ Anyone around here can tell you Camden, a much smaller city, is *way* more dangerous than Philly (right across the river).
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    [116]
  • .
  • The Big Easy was possibly a reference by musicians in the early 20th century to the relative ease of finding work there.^ I am still trying to find out if there are any organized efforts to put people to work helping out down there.
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    .It also may have originated in the Prohibition era, when the city was considered one big speak-easy due to the inability of the federal government to control alcohol sales in open violation of the 18th Amendment.^ In spite of that, the federal government came back this spring with the steepest reduction in hurricane and flood-control funding for New Orleans in history.
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    ^ But NO is a city which means it's normally quite easy to live without one.
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    ^ If the federal government response has been a mess then yes he is the one who sjhould take responsibility for the screw-ups.
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    .The term was used by local columnist Betty Gillaud in the 1970s to contrast life in the city to that of New York City.^ I don't know about other parts of the country, but I used to watch New Orleans city council meetings on tv.
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    [117] .The name also refers to New Orleans' status as a major city, at one time "one of the cheapest places in America to live."
  • The City that Care Forgot has been used since at least 1938,[118] and refers to the outwardly easy-going, carefree nature of many of the residents.
  • America's Most Interesting City appears on welcome signs at the city limits.
  • Hollywood South is a reference to the large number of films, big and small, shot in the city since 2002.
  • The Northernmost Caribbean City is a reference from The Boston Globe, as well as other travel guides due in part to the similarities of culture with the Caribbean islands.^ Kreuscher (CROY'-shir) says the new name would symbolize the help God gave him through tough times.
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    ^ Drug running is a major problem in Caribbean waters around islands like Trinidad and Tobago, as drug dealers transport their cargos between South America and North America or Europe.
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    ^ Part of the BEAST SYSTEM and people are DYING because they SHOULDN't have lived there in the first place.
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  • Paris of the South [119][120][121][122][123][124][125][126][127]

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  102. ^ Vallas wants no return to old ways, The Times-Picayune, July 25, 2009.
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Bourbon Street, French Quarter, looking west towards Canal Street
Bourbon Street, French Quarter, looking west towards Canal Street
.New Orleans [1] is the most celebrated city of the American South, and the largest city in Louisiana (some 300,000 in the city, 1.2 million in the metropolitan area as of late 2007, and still re-growing), as well as the state's top visitor destination.^ Many of Futaleufú's 1,000 or so residents had already crossed into neighbouring Argentina, where some areas have also been affected by the eruption.
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^ BookIt.com® Travel Guides New Orleans Travel Guide Destination education and basic New Orleans travel information.
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^ Book your New Orleans hotel, flight and vacation package to celebrate all things New Orleans.
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.The city has a reputation for historical roots, hot and muggy weather, great food, great music, and great times.^ From city wide celebrations during Mardi Gras to Jazz Fest , this city knows how to enjoy good food, music and company!
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.Despite being hit hard by Hurricane Katrina in late 2005, New Orleans is still the tourist hot-spot it always has been.^ Posted by on Thursday, April 27th, 2006 in News Florida hard rockers Shinedown will venture to New Orleans May 2nd, where the band will team with Habitat for Humanity to help rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
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^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ When referring to the criminal acts going on in New Orleans, please don't refer to the hurricane survivors collectively as 'they' or 'them'.
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.Jazz music still rules the city's streets and there's still a bit of Mardi Gras all year round.^ "We must rebuild New Orleans, the city that gave us jazz, and music, and multiculturalism."
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^ I finally turn 21, and was going to go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans this year in celebration.
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^ I live in a really nice city with very little crime now and I'm sure that if we had to be evacuated there would be quite a bit of looting.
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  • French Quarter: the oldest, most famous, and most visited section of the city.^ Take a walk through living history in the vibrant core of the city: the French Quarter/Marigny, the Warehouse/Arts District and the Garden District.
    • Official Site of Greater New Orleans - New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau information including French Quarter, New Orleans Hotels, New Orleans Events and more. 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.neworleanscvb.com [Source type: News]

    .Most tourists will want to center their visit here.^ Okay I haven't been able to read most of the posts here and doubt in some ways this will be read but I want to say this....
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    .Those who explore other parts of town as well will find the city offers additional treats.^ But nor must we forget those who lived and won, who played their part in a war started by a terrorist.
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    ^ Well how FOOLISH are those they, who still prattle on about "saving the planet", FROM THE PLANET...
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    Many old-line restaurants are in the Quarter, along with music clubs, museums, antiques shops, and drinking establishments.
Bourbon Street, French Quarter at night
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Bourbon Street, French Quarter at night
  • Central Business District: What many cities call "Downtown" (though in New Orleans this term is often used to refer to a different part of town downriver).^ New Orleans 30% OFF French Quarter!
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    ^ Music & All That Jazz Make it an evening for the theater , or catch some cool live music at one of the many hot clubs hopping in the historic Arts District, French Quarter, Faubourg Marigny or Bywater.
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    ^ Whether you are planning a New Orleans vacation, a business trip, or traveling with friends to one of the many New Orleans events, like Mardi Gras, including Bourbon Street and French Quarter festivities, you can find what you need here.
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    .Adjacent to the French Quarter; has many attractions.^ Upscale boutique downtown hotel adjacent to French Quarter.
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    ^ Enjoy dining at famous restaurants , visit historic attractions and enjoy shopping at boutique French Quarter shops.
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    .The "CBD" has high-rise hotels and some excellent restaurants, along with many museums (the National D-Day Museum, the Louisiana Children's Museum, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Contemporary Arts Center) and a gallery district on and around Julia Street.^ U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 1887-91; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1912 .
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    ^ Unlike many children who quickly grow bored of toys, Suri seemed enamoured with the patent shoe and carried it all day.
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    ^ Reporters this morning were stunned by the absence of police and national guard at the convention center where many thousands of people are sheltered.
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    .Includes the "Arts District" and the "Old Warehouse District" .
  • Faubourg Marigny: This hip, bohemian neighborhood is on the other side ("down") from the French Quarter.^ Music & All That Jazz Make it an evening for the theater , or catch some cool live music at one of the many hot clubs hopping in the historic Arts District, French Quarter, Faubourg Marigny or Bywater.
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    ^ Take a walk through living history in the vibrant core of the city: the French Quarter/Marigny, the Warehouse/Arts District and the Garden District.
    • Official Site of Greater New Orleans - New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau information including French Quarter, New Orleans Hotels, New Orleans Events and more. 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.neworleanscvb.com [Source type: News]

    ^ MidCity North Shore Outside Metro Riverfront Warehouse/Arts District Westbank .
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    Locals come here for authentic (read: non-touristy) nightlife, though tourists are certainly welcomed. Along with the section of the French Quarter east of St. Ann Street, this is the residential hub for the gay/lesbian community.
  • Bywater: Downriver from Marigny.
  • Treme: Historic Franco-African (Creole) neighborhood inland from the French Quarter.
  • Mid-City and Esplanade Ridge: The central part of town is home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, and the New Orleans Fair Grounds (a racetrack that hosts the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival every spring).
  • Uptown: 19th century residential section upriver, take the St. Charles Avenue streetcar. .Uptown includes the "Garden District", which is more noted for its Victorian architecture than gardens.^ Garden District Victorian Mansion just off St. Charles Ave.
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    Also contains some of the City's best local restaurants, and the Audubon Zoo. Magazine Street hosts some 80 blocks of antique stores, art galleries, interior designer studios, and clothing stores ranging from funky thrift shops to upscale boutiques.
  • Carrollton: At the other end of the St. Charles Streetcar line from the Central Business District; pleasant neighborhood with a concentration of good restaurants, along with students from nearby Tulane and Loyola universities.
  • Algiers: The part of New Orleans across the Mississippi River.
  • Lakeview and Lakefront: Along and near Lake Pontchartrain.
  • Other parts of town
  • LaPlace: A fast-growing town upriver from New Orleans
  • Kenner: New Orleans International Airport is here
  • Metairie: Largest suburb; many hotels and conventions are based here
  • Chalmette: Community down river from New Orleans, "Battle of New Orleans" in 1815 took place here.
  • Slidell: 5th largest suburb in metro area and largest suburb on the north shore.
  • Destrehan: contains Destrehan Plantation [2], one of the most well-preserved antebellum homes in the South.

Understand

.New Orleans is known for a host of attributes like its famous Creole food, abundant alcohol, music of many styles, nearby swamps and plantations, 18th & 19th century architecture, antiques, gay pride, streetcars, museums.^ Whether you are planning a New Orleans vacation, a business trip, or traveling with friends to one of the many New Orleans events, like Mardi Gras, including Bourbon Street and French Quarter festivities, you can find what you need here.
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^ Nightlife Join New Orleans’ famed nightlife -- from piano bars to theater stars, pubs to music clubs -- as it rolls into the wee morning hours.
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^ Alexander Dimitry (1805-1883) — also known as Tobias Guarneriius — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish , La.
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.Nicknamed the Big Easy, New Orleans has long had a reputation as an adult oriented city.^ Opposed secession in 1861, driven out of New Orleans, leaving his family behind; returned in 1862 when the city is taken by Union troops.
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^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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.However, the city also offers many attractions for families with children and those interested in culture and the arts.^ Culture & Art Explore artistic and cultural masterpieces at the city’s world-class museums and galleries .
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^ Kylie was back in the city earlier this week and was made her Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters for her contribution to French culture.
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.It is a city with a majority Roman Catholic population owing to its European origins.^ It is the cathedral city of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria in Texas.
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.Famous festivals like Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest bring in tourists by the millions, and are the two times of the year when one needs to be sure to book well in advance to be sure of a room.^ Please bring your cuisine, music and Mardi gras boobies.
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^ Just like Obama can't control what his pastor says; even though he could have left the church at any time over the past few years.
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^ The bulb even has its own web-cam and a Web site named centennialbulb.org, which is viewed a million times each year, the Times said.
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.The city also hosts numerous smaller festivals and gatherings like the French Quarter Festival, Creole Tomato Festival, Satchmo SummerFest, the Essence Festival hosted by the magazine, Halloween parading and costume balls, Saint Patrick's Day and Saint Joseph's Day parading, Southern Decadence, and so many more.^ Whether you are planning a New Orleans vacation, a business trip, or traveling with friends to one of the many New Orleans events, like Mardi Gras, including Bourbon Street and French Quarter festivities, you can find what you need here.
  • Official Site of Greater New Orleans - New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau information including French Quarter, New Orleans Hotels, New Orleans Events and more. 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.neworleanscvb.com [Source type: News]

^ Take a walk through living history in the vibrant core of the city: the French Quarter/Marigny, the Warehouse/Arts District and the Garden District.
  • Official Site of Greater New Orleans - New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau information including French Quarter, New Orleans Hotels, New Orleans Events and more. 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.neworleanscvb.com [Source type: News]

^ As many people have said, it's apparently much more important to bomb and then govern Iraqis than to help Americans living like rats.
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.The city takes almost any occasion for an excuse for a parade, a party, and live music, and in New Orleans most events often have a touch of Mardi Gras year round.^ New Orleans Transfers Take advantage of our round trip transfers .
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^ I finally turn 21, and was going to go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans this year in celebration.
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^ Nightlife Join New Orleans’ famed nightlife -- from piano bars to theater stars, pubs to music clubs -- as it rolls into the wee morning hours.
  • Official Site of Greater New Orleans - New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau information including French Quarter, New Orleans Hotels, New Orleans Events and more. 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.neworleanscvb.com [Source type: News]

.Like they say, New Orleanians are either planning a party, enjoying one or recovering from one.^ It just seems wierd to me that 'they' can say 'ship out now' and have no plan to use existing infrastructure to do that.
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^ It appears as if our government has no current plans, and may even lack the ability, to help many of the hundreds of thousands of people still trapped in New Orleans in like manner to the ones lucky enough to get to the Superdome.
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^ Newhouse News Service, in an article posted late Tuesday night at The Times-Picayune Web site, reported: "No one can say they didn't see it coming.
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Party down!

After Hurricane Katrina

.In late 2005 New Orleans and the surrounding area was hit by hurricane Katrina.^ Posted by on Thursday, April 27th, 2006 in News Florida hard rockers Shinedown will venture to New Orleans May 2nd, where the band will team with Habitat for Humanity to help rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
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^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ When referring to the criminal acts going on in New Orleans, please don't refer to the hurricane survivors collectively as 'they' or 'them'.
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.Much worse than the hurricane was the failure of the Federal levee system; in what has been called "the worst civil engineering disaster in U.S. history" some 80% of the city flooded.^ Rebuilding the city, which is more than 80 percent submerged, could cost tens of billions of dollars more, experts projected.
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^ In spite of that, the federal government came back this spring with the steepest reduction in hurricane and flood-control funding for New Orleans in history.
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^ In early 2001, the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a report stating that a hurricane striking New Orleans was one of the three most likely disasters in the U.S., including a terrorist attack on New York City.
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.New Orleans was not destroyed, but Katrina was a severe blow, perhaps the worst disaster to hit a U.S. city since the great San Francisco earthquake 99 years previous.^ Earthquake in San Francisco was the 3rd.
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^ Posted by on Thursday, April 27th, 2006 in News Florida hard rockers Shinedown will venture to New Orleans May 2nd, where the band will team with Habitat for Humanity to help rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
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^ Opposed secession in 1861, driven out of New Orleans, leaving his family behind; returned in 1862 when the city is taken by Union troops.
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.The good news for travelers is that the business, historic and cultural districts of most interest to visitors, being on naturally slightly higher ground, came through in good shape compared to other lower lying residential sections of town.^ Just do something other than biatch about what you see being done wrong, as that does nothing to help those who need it most....
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^ AM Zomg, you are such a busy person :D I think I thought up something that would also be good news.
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^ And for those interested, if you continue past SandLand to the Peake’s Wharf Historic Water Front, there is free internet service at the Charlottetown Visitor’s Center.
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.Also, since this city has many attractions and a long tradition of catering to visitors, now is a good time to visit New Orleans since crowds are lighter, local merchants are eager to please visitors, and good deals can be often be found on accommodations.^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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^ New Orleans Attractions Information on the top New Orleans attractions to see when you visit.
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^ Opposed secession in 1861, driven out of New Orleans, leaving his family behind; returned in 1862 when the city is taken by Union troops.
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As of 2009, tourism has returned. .The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (IATA:MSY, ICAO:KMSY) is functioning.^ Louis Henry Burns (1878-1928) — also known as Louis H. Burns — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish , La.
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^ New Orleans Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum New Orleans Metairie Cemetery New Orleans St. Louis Cemetery New Orleans St. Louis Cemetery No.
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^ New Orleans Luxury, US (MSY) .
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.Taxi companies are functioning, as are a number of public transit routes including New Orleans' popular "streetcars". The Audubon Zoo, the Museum of Art, the Aquarium, and many other attractions have reopened, and festivals, art openings, and other events again fill the city's schedule.^ Opposed secession in 1861, driven out of New Orleans, leaving his family behind; returned in 1862 when the city is taken by Union troops.
  • The Political Graveyard: Orleans Parish, La. 17 September 2009 15:45 UTC www.potifos.com [Source type: General]

^ Whether you are planning a New Orleans vacation, a business trip, or traveling with friends to one of the many New Orleans events, like Mardi Gras, including Bourbon Street and French Quarter festivities, you can find what you need here.
  • Official Site of Greater New Orleans - New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau information including French Quarter, New Orleans Hotels, New Orleans Events and more. 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.neworleanscvb.com [Source type: News]

^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

However, not everything is back to normal in the city; scenes of devastation can be seen from a 5-20 min drive from any of the most intact neighborhoods. .Only about half of the city's pre-Katrina population is back living in the city; most of them have a fierce love of their city and have faced many hardships in their continuing efforts to rebuild their city bit by bit.^ A local radio station will be onsite broadcasting live, encouraging fans to accompany the band -- who will play an acoustic set for fans and listeners -- during the rebuilding effort.
  • shinedown-helps-rebuild-the-big-easy 15 September 2009 6:37 UTC www.roxwel.com [Source type: General]

^ Day in and day out, Katrina or no Katrina, New Orleans is America’s most dangerous city.
  • Who’s Killing New Orleans? by Nicole Gelinas, City Journal Autumn 2005 17 September 2009 15:45 UTC www.city-journal.org [Source type: News]

^ Well, I'm so glad that is all over, and all we have to talk about now is the rebuilding of the city.
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

The city's public services - especially police - have struggled to return to their full strength, and are dealing with a city where decades of neighborhood stability have been disrupted. The city overall has experienced an increase in crime as a result. (See "Stay safe" below.)

Hurricane Katrina related disaster relief visiting and tourism

.While some visitors decide to confine their trip to the more fully intact parts of the city or just visit the worse hit areas as part of a half-day "disaster tour", for others the historic events of Katrina and its aftermath are the focus of their visit.^ Nobody knew exactly where the storm would indeed hit (many storms historically have veered as they approach the coast and, in fact, Katrina veered some too from the original projections).
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

^ The singer has made a career comeback since beating breast cancer diagnosed in 2005, coming out with hit singles and selling more than half a million tickets for her latest tour.
  • The NEWS behind the NEWS. [Archive] - Page 19 - David Icke's Official Forums 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: General]

^ Despite this contact, Canada has not been allowed to fly supplies and personnel to the areas hit by Katrina.
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

.Volunteer projects such as “New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity”[3] which builds new houses has attracted volunteers doing good work.^ Golf, Sports & the Outdoors Stroll beneath the moss-draped oaks in New Orleans’ acres of parks or tee up at an area golf course.
  • Official Site of Greater New Orleans - New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau information including French Quarter, New Orleans Hotels, New Orleans Events and more. 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.neworleanscvb.com [Source type: News]

^ The complete lack of leadership and control in this situation is at the root of the problems in the New Orleans area.
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

^ Buildings will have to be stripped down to their studs and dried out with dehumidifiers, a process that can't even begin in New Orleans until electricity is restored weeks or months from now.
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

Many groups on a regular basis document the progress of the city's post-Katrina rebuilding effort [4]. .Organizations such as Levees.org[5] are vigilant in encouraging further investigation into the flooding and hurricane protection issues surrounding New Orleans, and visitors to the city are encouraged to tour ravaged areas and help keep alive, the attention needed to restore New Orleans to its original grandeur.^ Posted by on Thursday, April 27th, 2006 in News Florida hard rockers Shinedown will venture to New Orleans May 2nd, where the band will team with Habitat for Humanity to help rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
  • shinedown-helps-rebuild-the-big-easy 15 September 2009 6:37 UTC www.roxwel.com [Source type: General]

^ Nightlife Join New Orleans’ famed nightlife -- from piano bars to theater stars, pubs to music clubs -- as it rolls into the wee morning hours.
  • Official Site of Greater New Orleans - New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau information including French Quarter, New Orleans Hotels, New Orleans Events and more. 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.neworleanscvb.com [Source type: News]

^ Opposed secession in 1861, driven out of New Orleans, leaving his family behind; returned in 1862 when the city is taken by Union troops.
  • The Political Graveyard: Orleans Parish, La. 17 September 2009 15:45 UTC www.potifos.com [Source type: General]

New Orleans and the Acadians

.The main culinary tradition in New Orleans is Creole - which means the culture and its cuisine already flourishing when Louisiana was purchased by the U.S. in 1803. The creoles were the peoples originally in New Orleans from its founding, differing from the outback styled Cajuns.^ Or, as it appears, are Mayor Nagin, Senator Landrieu, and Governor Blanco the only people with power and influence that have an actual grasp on the ground situation in New Orleans?
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

^ Had we been a bit more socialistic, or at the least provided better economic support for the poor, people wouldn't have been trapped in New Orleans.
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

^ How many people do you know who will be be volunterring to be driving a truck filled with water and food for folks in a shelter in New Orleans???
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

Creole has a mixture of influences, including French, German and Spanish with a strong West-African foundation. Creoles cook with roux and the "trinity," a popular term for green pepper, onion and celery. These are the base for many savory dishes.
.Despite what many visitors expect, the population, food, music, and traditions of New Orleans are not predominately Cajun.^ Nightlife Join New Orleans’ famed nightlife -- from piano bars to theater stars, pubs to music clubs -- as it rolls into the wee morning hours.
  • Official Site of Greater New Orleans - New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau information including French Quarter, New Orleans Hotels, New Orleans Events and more. 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.neworleanscvb.com [Source type: News]

^ With so many fantastic things to do, you’ll want to fit as much as you can into your New Orleans visit.
  • Official Site of Greater New Orleans - New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau information including French Quarter, New Orleans Hotels, New Orleans Events and more. 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.neworleanscvb.com [Source type: News]

^ Your exploration of the many sensory extravagances that endure in the unique city of New Orleans begins here – enjoy the journey!
  • Official Site of Greater New Orleans - New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau information including French Quarter, New Orleans Hotels, New Orleans Events and more. 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.neworleanscvb.com [Source type: News]

The Acadian or Cajun (from 'Cadien, pronounced kay-juhn) people developed their rich culture in rural parts of Louisiana, south and west of the city. .These peoples were descended in a massive diaspora from areas such as Nova Scotia (previously called Acadia) when control of Canada was passed to the British.^ THIS WAS THE THIRD, & FIRST 'DEAD' (NOTHING THERE), RACCOON IMAGE, SO LETS LOOK AT NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA...
  • The NEWS behind the NEWS. [Archive] - Page 19 - David Icke's Official Forums 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: General]

.There are some good places for Cajun food and music in the city-- mainly these are branches of famous Southwest Louisiana Cajun places that opened up locations here.^ I want the people of New Orleans to know that after rescuing them and stabilizing the situation, there will be plans in place to help this great city get back on its feet, Bush said.
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

^ Come on, there have to be some Royal Watchers among the readers here, who are ready to add their observations to our glances...
  • The NEWS behind the NEWS. [Archive] - Page 19 - David Icke's Official Forums 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: General]

^ Please, folks, if there is any way you can keep pressure on your gov'ts to step up here, do it.
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

Many Cajuns still live in rural Louisiana although some say the culture is slowly dying. As late as WWII Cajuns were used as French translators for the U.S. Army.
.Since the Louisiana Purchase, other major immigrant groups and influences on local cuisine and culture have included Italian (mostly Southern and Sicilian), Irish, Caribbean and Central American.^ The Powers What Am are trying to keep it out of the hands of the other networks to try and downplay their own major-league suckitude since this clusterf*ck started.
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

.In the late 20th century a sizable Vietnamese community was added to the New Orleans gumbo.^ FREE Welcome Drink + FREE 3pm Late Checkout Le Pavillon Hotel New Orleans New Orleans 30% OFF 4 Star Luxury Hotel!
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  • New Orleans Hotels: Book Your New Orleans Hotel Online | BookIt.com� 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.bookit.com [Source type: General]

Get in

By air

Louis Armstrong International Airport (IATA: MSY, ICAO: KMSY) [6] is the city's primary airport, located in the suburb of Kenner. .After a severe dip after the Hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005, by late 2006 the airport had rebounded to 3/4 of it's pre-Katrina flights with daily flights to/from 37 destinations throughout North America.^ (NYSE: MOT) announced today several initiatives to support disaster assistance and humanitarian relief efforts in the Gulf Coast region devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

Additional flights have continued to be added in more recent years. European vacation packages are available from the UK on several British airlines who offer charter/cruise services nonstop to the Crescent City.
.There are non-stop flights to New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport from the following cities (some cities may be seasonal or only offer service certain days of the week): Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Mexico City, Miami, Minneapolis St Paul, Nashville, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, St Louis, Tampa and Washington [7].^ New Orleans, LA Toll-Free: (888) 644-6787 Phone: (504) 861-2727 Fax: (504) 861-1444 Visit Website Send Email .
  • Official Site of Greater New Orleans - New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau information including French Quarter, New Orleans Hotels, New Orleans Events and more. 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.neworleanscvb.com [Source type: News]

^ Collins Diboll Circle City Park New Orleans, LA 70119 Phone: (504) 658-4100 Fax: (504) 658-4199 Visit Website Send Email .
  • Official Site of Greater New Orleans - New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau information including French Quarter, New Orleans Hotels, New Orleans Events and more. 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.neworleanscvb.com [Source type: News]

^ New Orleans, LA 70131 Phone: (504) 451-7163 Send Email .
  • Official Site of Greater New Orleans - New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau information including French Quarter, New Orleans Hotels, New Orleans Events and more. 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.neworleanscvb.com [Source type: News]

.To get into town a taxi ($33 for one or two people, $14 per person for three or more) is quickest; that's the flat fee from the airport to any spot in the French Quarter or Central Business District.^ On day one, two and three - CNN only had three things to show: 1.
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

^ Apparently a $200 million bridge for 50 people in Alaska is more important that $70 million to protect one of the most important cities in the nation.
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^ At least cut the breaks down to one or two per hour.
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.Limo service is also available for rates starting at $35. Airport shuttle [8] is $20, and Jefferson Transit Airport Express route E2 [9] only $2. See the airport website [10] for other options.^ Allied+Tires+and+Service%22&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&start=10&sa=N&filter=0" .
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Many major hotels have shuttle buses from the airport. .Even if you're not staying at one of those hotels, the shuttles can often be a value for those getting in to town if their destination is near one of the hotels.^ You don't even -- you're glib.
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

^ One thing that I haven't seen a journalist ask a resident who's stuck there is "why did you stay?"
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^ Everyone calling for wide-screen tv stealers to be shot, everyone calling for those taking dvd player or whatever, I hope you think about what you're saying.
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

.There is a public transit bus from the airport to Loyola Avenue in the New Orleans Central Business District; the stop is a fair walk from the luggage pickup, and you'll probably have to ask at an information desk to find it.^ Is there anywhere in New Orleans that is safe?
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^ Damnit, you said New Orleans.
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^ Whether you are planning a New Orleans vacation, a business trip, or traveling with friends to one of the many New Orleans events, like Mardi Gras, including Bourbon Street and French Quarter festivities, you can find what you need here.
  • Official Site of Greater New Orleans - New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau information including French Quarter, New Orleans Hotels, New Orleans Events and more. 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.neworleanscvb.com [Source type: News]

By car

.The main artery into and out of town is Interstate 10, going to the east and west.^ I'd really like to know, because if I had a warning from the Met Office here saying there was going to be a hurricane in my town and to get the fark out, I'd get the fark out.
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

^ "I tell you what, none of our inmates are going to try to get out after dark and wander around when they might run into a big old bear.
  • The NEWS behind the NEWS. [Archive] - Page 19 - David Icke's Official Forums 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: General]

By bus or train

Bus and train stations are next to each other at 1001 Loyola Avenue, by the edge of the Central Business District and within walking distance of the Super Dome. Both Greyhound [11] and Amtrak [12] service the terminal. .Three Amtrak routes pass through New Orleans: City of New Orleans, Crescent, and Sunset Limited.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

^ New Orleans is a rough city at the best of times.
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^ It's sad, because New Orleans is a grand old city.
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Get around

.If you are visiting the French Quarter, casinos, or just the Central Business District, a car may be more of a burden than an asset.^ Binky_boy - you know what, they MIGHT just rebuild NO right, at least the historic districts.
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

^ You are assuming we haven’t been discussing the economy, when we have, I just assumed you were to busy being cynical to notice since you didn’t contribute anything to the discussion.
  • While You Were Busy Fretting About A Preacher... [Archive] - Conservative Punk Discussion Forum 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC forums.conservativepunk.com [Source type: Original source]

^ 'B' and charge like $30/mg, still pulling in a healthy profit, likely netting more than company 'A', and either forcing the price down or forcing company 'A' out of business.
  • While You Were Busy Fretting About A Preacher... [Archive] - Conservative Punk Discussion Forum 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC forums.conservativepunk.com [Source type: Original source]

.Most hotel parking is valet/remote/expensive/difficult at best.^ FREE Valet Parking Most Dates ($29/Nt Value!
  • New Orleans Hotels: Book Your New Orleans Hotel Online | BookIt.com� 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.bookit.com [Source type: General]
  • New Orleans Hotels: Book Your New Orleans Hotel Online | BookIt.com� 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.bookit.com [Source type: General]

.New Orleans is ready for visitors, and the rapid transit, trolley cars and buses are plentiful 24/7. Walking is fun and healthy during daylight and early evening.^ Dinner Tours Find out why millions of visitors flood the streets of New Orleans every year: Food, Music, and Drinks!
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  • New Orleans Hotels: Book Your New Orleans Hotel Online | BookIt.com� 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.bookit.com [Source type: General]

^ New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau offers convention services and information for visitors to New Orleans.
  • Official Site of Greater New Orleans - New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau information including French Quarter, New Orleans Hotels, New Orleans Events and more. 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.neworleanscvb.com [Source type: News]

^ New Orleans Original Cocktail Walking Tour .
  • New Orleans Hotels: Book Your New Orleans Hotel Online | BookIt.com� 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.bookit.com [Source type: General]
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.After midnight, you may want to call a taxi, but likely it will be a short trip at reasonable cost.^ Lose pride and it's like you can almost fly, no weight and free to go whereever you want.
  • The NEWS behind the NEWS. [Archive] - Page 19 - David Icke's Official Forums 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: General]

With a car

.Be alert that the streets of much of the city were laid out before the automobile, especially in the older parts of town of most interest to visitors.^ For the most part, Earnhardt has handled this winless streak without showing much frustration.
  • The NEWS behind the NEWS. [Archive] - Page 19 - David Icke's Official Forums 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: General]

.There are many one way streets, and in some neighborhoods two-way side streets may be so narrow that cars going one way may need to pull to the side to let vehicles going the other way pass when someone has parked on the street.^ But I never realized there were as many heartless worthless dregs who get off on others pain and broadcasting that fact loudly in true "Look at me" fashion here.
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

^ I was not gonna deal with insurance, lose my car, and be stuck there, no way!
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^ All of the manpower and physical materials issues aside, the environmental issues alone are going to be almost overwhelming to solve and in some ways may never be completely solved.
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

Due to consolidation of the underlying soils, potholes are common and road conditions are often poor for a developed country.
.Street signage is sometimes unclear or missing, and some signage lost in Katrina not yet replaced, although the situation has been improving significantly.^ There are some bitter women but most stories are really light-hearted although a few are about people who have been in an abusive situation.
  • The NEWS behind the NEWS. [Archive] - Page 19 - David Icke's Official Forums 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: General]

.Parking is often hard to find around many areas of interest to tourists, but there are generally pay lots in the area.^ There are lots and lots of people already there just sitting around, because there isn't much useful that they can do until they can get power or water or building materials or something.
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

^ There is a lot to get your arms wrapped around and limited resources.
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^ The general concensus is that there are a lot of missed opportunites here that have nothing to do with local power or communications problems, but from inaction at higher levels.
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

.Hotel Parking can cost over $30/night downtown and in the French Quarter.^ Official Site of Greater New Orleans - New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau information including French Quarter, New Orleans Hotels, New Orleans Events and more.
  • Official Site of Greater New Orleans - New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau information including French Quarter, New Orleans Hotels, New Orleans Events and more. 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.neworleanscvb.com [Source type: News]

One garage in the Quarter offers a discount coupon that can be printed out before hand. They only charge $15/night when a customer presents the coupon. Here is a link to the coupon: [13].
.Those who don't know how to parallel park may wish to just leave their car in a pay lot when visiting much of the city.^ AM Now I just got off the phone with my Pentecostal friend who asked me HOW I "find all this stuff on the NET", and I had to answer in TRUTH...
  • The NEWS behind the NEWS. [Archive] - Page 19 - David Icke's Official Forums 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: General]

^ Tourists in New Orleans pay high hotel and sales taxes, and demand few government services (and most don’t know enough about New Orleans’s high crime rate to be afraid of visiting).
  • Who’s Killing New Orleans? by Nicole Gelinas, City Journal Autumn 2005 17 September 2009 15:45 UTC www.city-journal.org [Source type: News]

^ Now those who have seen and LISTENED to the movie, "DOWNFALL", or those previously mentioned documentaries on WW2, will know why this news is SO DISTURBING. will know why this .
  • The NEWS behind the NEWS. [Archive] - Page 19 - David Icke's Official Forums 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: General]

Without a car

.Those staying in or near the French Quarter can easily get around by foot, with optional occasional trips by streetcar, bus, or cab if they wish to visit other parts of town.^ You know who you are, and I hope that your fate is not unsimilar to those who wish that they were in your place right now.
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

^ Incidentally, most of the "degenerates" that you claim were targeted by this storm were probably easily able to get themselves out of the city, so they were nowhere near New Orleans when the storm hit.
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

^ Enjoy dining at famous restaurants , visit historic attractions and enjoy shopping at boutique French Quarter shops.
  • New Orleans Hotels: Book Your New Orleans Hotel Online | BookIt.com� 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.bookit.com [Source type: General]
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Bicycle rentals are available on Frenchmen Street in Marigny among other places.
The Riverfront, Canal Street and St. Charles streetcars travel to or near many of the sites listed here. Fares for buses or streetcars are $1.25, $.25 extra for a transfer (good only on another line, not for a return trip on the same line). Express buses are $1.50. Have exact change ready, please. If you do not, you may be berated by the operator or riders.
.Public transit is by the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority ("RTA") [14].^ Public health threats must be controlled in New Orleans and throughout southern Mississippi.
  • FARK.com: (1648407) Hurricane Katrina discussion thread 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

.Visitors can find out more information about what is available via the New Orleans Streetcar Lines at: [15].^ It was taking a stroll near the center of the state's only maximum security prison, which is about 115 miles northwest of New Orleans.
  • The NEWS behind the NEWS. [Archive] - Page 19 - David Icke's Official Forums 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: General]

^ See for yourself Where can you find out more about the stories featured in this series?
  • The NEWS behind the NEWS. [Archive] - Page 19 - David Icke's Official Forums 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: General]

Knowing which way is up

The older neighborhoods of the city, the ones of most interest to visitors, were laid out along the banks of the Mississippi River. .Except for the grid of the French Quarter, streets were laid out either following to the river's curves or perpendicular to them, not according to compass directions or a grid.^ French Quarter Hotel Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Welcome Drink ONLY Half a Block Away From Bourbon Street!
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^ FRENCH QUARTER - ON BOURBON STREET!!!
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^ HEART of French Quarter - ONLY One Block to Bourbon Street !
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.For this reason, locals in these parts of town often don't give directions according to "north, south, east, and west". The four directions, instead, are "up" (or "up river" or "up town"), "down" (or "down river" or "down town"), "river" (or "towards the river" or sometimes "in"), and "lake" (or "towards the lake" or "back" or sometimes "out").^ The Choctaws (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choctaw) in Mississippi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi) cede land east of the river in exchange for payment and land in the West (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West).
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.Don't be daunted, this makes sense when you take a moment to understand it.^ I'll understand if you don't want to.
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^ Don't make me PWN you.
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^ Aexia : " In other words, shiat happens but smart people takes measures to make sure they don't end up neck-deep in it.
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Look at a map of the city. .If, for example, you are taking the streetcar that runs along Saint Charles Avenue from the French Quarter to Carrollton, you see that the route starts off going south, then over some miles gradually turns west, and winds up running northwest.^ French Quarter Up to 45% OFF 45% OFF .
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^ French Quarter Up to 45% OFF .
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^ Dropping food might start some arguments over the food, unless you drop a whole bunch of food.
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This is because Saint Charles reflects a bend in the river. .From the local perspective, the entire route goes one way: up (or on the return trip from Carrollton to the Quarter, down).^ I got kicked out of Pat O'brien's once for jumping up and down on one of their tables.
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Know that Canal Street is the up river boundary of the French Quarter. (Keep going further "up" away from the Quarter and you'll be in "Uptown".)
.Some streets are labeled "North" and "South", this reflects which side of Canal Street they are on (despite the fact that Canal Street runs from southeast to northwest).^ Syria if not for some assbag on a message board telling me that they in fact live in Iraq!
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The part of Rampart Street on the French Quarter side is North Rampart Street; the part on the Central Business District side is South Rampart. Also, a good map of the entire city is a must, as people from out of town may have to learn to simply match letters on signs to letters on the map. .You see, most street names are French and Creole in origin and may be hard to pronounce.^ Behind his FIVE fingers you see a TARGET GORDON Is no longer the most hated man.
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For instance, try to pronounce these example street names : Urquhart, Rocheblave, Dorgenois, Terpsichore, Tchoupitoulas, Burthe, Freret. (For the record, locals say "Urk-heart, Roach-a-blave, Der-gen-wa, Terp-sic-cor, Chop-a-two-lis, B'youth, Fa-ret.") Now you understand.
.Many major New Orleans streets are divided, with a "neutral ground" (median) running down the middle.^ Those who sought public shelter undoubtedly included many of New Orleans’s thousands of welfare families.
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^ Or, as it appears, are Mayor Nagin, Senator Landrieu, and Governor Blanco the only people with power and influence that have an actual grasp on the ground situation in New Orleans?
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^ Hearing jazz as I walk down the street from every angle in the New Orleans night.
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.For this reason, the traffic lights have no dedicated cycle for a protected left turn.^ There is no reason to beat, rape, or light fires if you're hungry and sick.
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On streets with a wide neutral ground, there is a solution. Imagine turning from an avenue to a street; the solution is to turn left on green, queue in the stretch of the street between the two halves of the avenue, then proceed once the traffic light on the street has turned green. On streets with a narrow neutral ground, there is not enough room for cars to queue. .In these situations, left turns are often prohibited; the solution is to go straight, take the next U-turn, then take a right turn when you arrive back at the intersection.^ This is an AMBIGRAM of the word ILLUMINATI. The book ANGELS and DEMONS by DAN BROWN starts with an Ambigram of the word ILLUMINATI. You can read the word from left to right and vice versa.
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^ Do you know the amount of effort they go into finding the RIGHT person for a film/programme role?
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^ How many of these threads do you think we'll go through in the next few days?
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Streets such as Tulane Avenue famously have "No Left Turn" signs posted for miles. .In these situations, the adage "three rights make a left" comes in handy.^ Some of these people are taking a bad situation and through their histrionics, making it seem worse than it is.
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See

Detailed listings of attractions are mentioned in the Districts sections listed above. Highlights include:
  • Historic architecture in neighborhoods
    • Ornate colonial French and Spanish in The French Quarter
    • Victorian mansions Uptown
  • Historic cemeteries are in the Uptown, Treme, and Mid-City areas
  • the Superdome, in the Central Business District
  • Museums and Aquarium of the Americas, Central Business District
  • Audubon Zoo, Uptown
  • New Orleans Museum of Art [16] and City Park [17] in Mid-City
  • the Mississippi River - great views from the French Quarter, the Algiers ferry, and the Audubon Zoo "Butterfly" park Uptown
  • St. Louis Cathedral [18] holds regular celebrations of the Catholic Mass
  • Occult and Voodoo Destinations
    • The Alombrados Encampment [19] hosts the Gnostic Mass and frequent classes on Magick
    • Island of Salvation Botanica [20] distributes Voodoo goods and holds Voodoo ceremonies
    • Starling Books and Crafts [21] and Esoterica [22] supply excellent wares, herbs, and oils.
  • Stroll historic neighborhoods look at the architecture and businesses, and people watch in the French Quarter, Uptown, Carrollton
  • Streetcar rides St. Charles Avenue (green cars) is the oldest continuously operating streetcar in the U.S.; the Canal Street route also provides a pleasant ride
  • Riverboat cruises - short or long cruises, some of which have quite good jazz bands on board. .Enjoy the Steamboat Natchez Riverboat Cruise.^ Steamboat Natchez Dinner Jazz Cruise .
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    ^ Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise Only .
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    ^ Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise Includes Lunch .
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    Great way to enjoy 3 attractions-in-one ... .New Orleans food and music during a cruise down the Mississippi.^ "We must rebuild New Orleans, the city that gave us jazz, and music, and multiculturalism."
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    ^ Hearing jazz as I walk down the street from every angle in the New Orleans night.
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    ^ Public health threats must be controlled in New Orleans and throughout southern Mississippi.
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    Aquarium-Zoo Cruise - riverboat cruise package is a great way to see the Aquarium of the Americas and the Audubon Zoo
The Natchez Riverboat provides sight-seeing and entertainment
The Natchez Riverboat provides sight-seeing and entertainment
  • River ferry - the budget alternative to riverboats, take the free pedestrian ferry from the foot of Canal Street across the Mississippi to Algiers Point and back for a great view of the river, downtown, and the Quarter
  • Walking tours including voodoo, jazz history, French Quarter, or Garden District ones
  • Bicycle Tours for history, architecture, or hurricane damage.
  • Casino gambling at Harrah's next to the Quarter in the Central Business District. Voted "Best Casino" by the readers of "Casino Player." .This "world-class" casino offers over 2000 of the newest slots and over a hundred action-packed table games along with a 24 hour buffet, Besh Steakhouse and many other food options.
  • Antique shopping up & down Royal St in the Quarter or Magazine Street Uptown
  • Cooking Classes - learn how to cook meals like a local when you return home.^ Hopefully many others will learn the same.
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    ^ How many LA refugees have YOU provided food and shelter for?
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    ^ How many people do you know who will be be volunterring to be driving a truck filled with water and food for folks in a shelter in New Orleans???
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    .A four-course meal is demonstrated by our excellent chefs Saundra and Corinne, who will entertain you as well as teach you the secrets of Creole and Cajun cooking.
  • Royal Carriages - Take a carriage ride while you're in New Orleans ...^ Hopefully you can handle my observations, and if I am incorrect which as I said of course I may well be, you would be able to prove so.
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    ^ It was taking a stroll near the center of the state's only maximum security prison, which is about 115 miles northwest of New Orleans.
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    ^ Well, no need to break them all down individually; this is the current listed order of "Breaking News", that SCREAMS LOUD ENOUGH, what "THEY" "value" and what (WHO) is to be SACRIFICED! .
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    and enjoy a tour of the .French Quarter (garden district tours available, too!^ Garden District Walking Tour .
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    ^ French Quarter Walking Tour .
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    ) .Quaint mule-drawn carriages take you past many landmarks of New Orleans, including Bourbon Street, the mighty Mississippi, and Jackson Square.
  • Attend Mardi Gras[23] - The two weeks leading up to Ash Wednesday is a period of celebration in the city, with parades and parties throughout.
  • Mardi Gras World - with thousands of sensational sculptured props and breath-taking giant figures -- it's the place where Mardi Gras is made.^ Damnit, you said New Orleans.
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    ^ I finally turn 21, and was going to go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans this year in celebration.
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    ^ New Orleans Up to 70% OFF .
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    .You'll see the artists as they build the floats for next year's Mardi Gras ..^ You'll see.
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    ^ The water left a dirty mark on the walls, and you could stand next to it and see how high the water was.
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    ^ The dittoheads have already pointed out that this is total nonsense, bacause, you see, they just don't like that answer.
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    great place to get the .Mardi Gras spirit year-round, and every tour includes free king cake -- don't forget your camera!
  • Museums Museum highlights include: National World War II Museum (formerly D-Day Museum), Central Business District.^ We must not forget that before the Sydney went down she sank the Bartolomeo Colleoni, and gave the allies their first victory of the Second World War.
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    ^ Dinner Tours Find out why millions of visitors flood the streets of New Orleans every year: Food, Music, and Drinks!
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    ^ I finally turn 21, and was going to go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans this year in celebration.
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    New Orleans Museum of Art, Mid-City; Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Central Business District; French Quarter museum highlights include the Cabildo and Presbetere history museums, The Old Mint, and several house museums.
  • Cities of the Dead - Historic cemeteries

Tour

.If you are looking to get around town without using your own vehicle or a rental, you should consider taking a guided tour.^ By the way, I should have noted that my Jimmy Carter quip was satire, as some people ( BojanglesPaladin , here's lookin at you) will misinterpret it and use it as troll-bait .
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^ You need to climb out of the holes you are living in and try to wrap your feeble-retarded mind around what has happened...
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^ When you look at the mothers, your heart just breaks.
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.Big Easy Tours[24], which operates in New Orleans as well as the surrounding area, has a lot of options to choose from.^ Dinner Tours Find out why millions of visitors flood the streets of New Orleans every year: Food, Music, and Drinks!
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^ New Orleans Power Pass Your New Orleans Power Pass will open doors to a variety of the most popular New Orleans area attractions!
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^ The Pharmacy tours with Japanther in support of new album Choose Yr Own Adventure .
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  • Swamp tours - those with a car can make an easy day trip to the Jean Laffite Nature Preserve, a free park, with as good a view of local swamp flora and fauna as various pay tours. Honey Island Swamp Tours Inc. - nearly 70,000 acres of the Honey Island Swamp is a permanently protected wildlife area. .Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours - Cajun-style boat tour takes you out on an 1 hour and 45 minute trip through the heart of Southern Louisiana's swamplands.^ Swamp & Riverboat Tours These tours are perfect for the entire family and are a must-see on your trip to New Orleans.
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    ^ Damn, you guys take all the fun out of religious fueled yelling .
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    ^ Bleeding Through Heads Out on Tour .
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    .Some swamp tours also have vans that can pick you up at your hotel and take you to the swamp tour location, though this can be significantly more expensive option than driving yourself.
  • Plantation tours - the Great River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge has several fine plantations, "Laura"and "Magnolia Mound" (Creole Plantations) and "San Francisco" are of special interest.
  • Battle of New Orleans Site - Battlefield history fans will want to visit the site famous battle where Andrew Jackson defeated the British at the end of the War of 1812. It didn't actually happen in New Orleans, but in the nearby community of Chalmette, Louisiana.^ BookIt.com New Orleans Hotels .
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    ^ New Orleans Up to 70% OFF .
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    ^ It takes a while but everyday you will undestand more of it.
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    Drive there or take a riverboat.

Festivals

In addition to year-round attractions, a series of celebrations and festivals provide additional interest:
.
  • Mardi Gras
  • New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, [25].^ PM The New Orleans Jazz Festival: The Heritage That Wont Quit Posted May.
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    ^ "We must rebuild New Orleans, the city that gave us jazz, and music, and multiculturalism."
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    ^ Hearing jazz as I walk down the street from every angle in the New Orleans night.
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    Also known just as Jazz Fest. .Held the last weekend in April and the first weekend in May every year at the New Orleans Fairgrounds, F-Su 11AM-7PM. It is second only to Mardi Gras for importance and size for New Orleans.^ Posted by on Thursday, April 27th, 2006 in News Florida hard rockers Shinedown will venture to New Orleans May 2nd, where the band will team with Habitat for Humanity to help rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
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    ^ It was taking a stroll near the center of the state's only maximum security prison, which is about 115 miles northwest of New Orleans.
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    ^ Until last summer, 50-year-old George Hood of Aurora held the world record for continuous exercise by a human being — 111 hours, 11 minutes and 11 seconds on a stationary bicycle.
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    The festival has been held every year since 1970. The true heart and soul of the Jazz Fest, as with New Orleans, is Music. That includes jazz, both traditional and contemporary, Cajun music, blues, R&B, gospel music, folk music, Latin, rock, rap, country music and bluegrass. But it's not just music. This is a cultural feast with food and crafts. .There are thousands of musicians, cooks and craftspeople at the festival and 500,000 visitors each year.^ Later, Goethe's tomb was placed next to Schiller's in the crypt which still attracts about 41,000 visitors a year.
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    .Visit the two large food areas where you can sample Louisiana cuisine and see demonstrations from top New Orleans chefs.^ New Orleans Attractions Information on the top New Orleans attractions to see when you visit.
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    ^ New Orleans Restaurants Your guide to all the best New Orleans food & drink spots when you visit.
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    ^ New Orleans Shopping Be prepared for the best New Orleans stops to shop 'til you drop!
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    Be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen.
  • French Quarter Festival [26]
  • Essence Festival [27]
  • Southern Decadence [28]
  • Halloween. .While not as large a celebration as Mardi Gras, Halloween is still a big deal in New Orleans.^ Book your New Orleans hotel, flight and vacation package to celebrate all things New Orleans.
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    ^ Top BookIt.com® New Orleans Deals .
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    ^ From city wide celebrations during Mardi Gras to Jazz Fest , this city knows how to enjoy good food, music and company!
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    .Locals begin costuming two or three days in advance, with most of the action Halloween night being, of course, in the French Quarter, which becomes a veritable parade of costumes ranging from the traditional to the satirical.^ French Quarter Savings + EXTRAS Stay 2 Nights or More, Save 20% OFF Your Stay FREE Enhanced Breakfast Daily and FREE Drink!
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    ^ OFF Promo is Valid 7 Days a Week Bourbon Orleans New Orleans $59: Save 35% in the French Quarter Save Up To 35% OFF .
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    ^ New Orleans French Quarter Savings + EXTRAS Stay 2 Nights or More, Save 20% OFF Your Stay FREE Enhanced Breakfast Daily and FREE Drink!
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    Families can enjoy Halloween festivities in their own neighborhoods or at various events around the city specifically geared for children.
  • Voodoo Music Festival [29] - The pop/alternative/contemporary counterpart to the New Orleans Jazzfest, this is fast becoming a major attraction, hosting multiple stages in City Park over 3 days.

Listen

.New Orleans is justly famous for the music it produced.^ Dinner Tours Find out why millions of visitors flood the streets of New Orleans every year: Food, Music, and Drinks!
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.There are usually several good performers somewhere in town even on a slow night.^ Was there any good ezplanation on why the response was so slow to this situation?
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Understand that most of the good stuff is not along the tourist strip of Bourbon Street.
The best ways to keep informed about who is playing where and when:
.
  • Gambit's Best of New Orleans [30], the city's local newsweekly with features on arts and entertainment and whatever else is going on.^ New Orleans Restaurants Your guide to all the best New Orleans food & drink spots when you visit.
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    ^ New Orleans Nightlife Learn about all the best places for the New Orleans after hours parties.
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    ^ New Orleans Shopping Be prepared for the best New Orleans stops to shop 'til you drop!
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    Gambit also produces the de-facto local restaurant guide and listings.
  • Offbeat Magazine [31] is a free monthly local music magazine with extensive listings. .Can be picked up at most music venues, coffee shops, and other places around town, or ask your hotel concierge for a copy.
  • WWOZ 90.7 F.M. [32] is the community radio station dedicated to local music.^ But the ruling generals pushed ahead with the referendum in other parts of the country, with polling stations in some places open by 6.15am local time (9.45am AEST).
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    .At the top of each odd numbered hour they play a listing of the live music happening around town for the day.^ HOW BLOODY DARE "THEY" USE THIS HORROR TO PLAY NUMBER CODE GAMES!!!
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    .WWOZ is also good for finding out about special events like "jazz funeral"s.
  • WTUL 91.5 FM [33] is the Tulane college radio station, playing mostly progressive music, but also jazz, classical, and numerous other specialties.^ Good thing about links from headline page they inadvertently lead you to other treasure !!.
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    ^ Dinner Tours Find out why millions of visitors flood the streets of New Orleans every year: Food, Music, and Drinks!
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    ^ But what about vehicles that can get you out of Stew Orleans when you have no other means?
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    At the top of each hour they announce concerts and other events going on around town.

Eat

.OK, so you're hungry.^ There is no reason to beat, rape, or light fires if you're hungry and sick.
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.You've come to the right place.^ You know who you are, and I hope that your fate is not unsimilar to those who wish that they were in your place right now.
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^ There is a special place in hell for all you arrogant self righteous people with no empathy what so ever.
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.New Orleans is a culinary delight, but don't look too hard for healthy food; some would say don't look at all (although those demanding, say, vegetarian, vegan, or kosher food can with effort find it).^ I can repeat all those thingas again about TENNIS and Tennessee Williams, but at some point after all these pages I hope people are "clicking" when we mention MEMPHIS TENNESSEE. And you just have to look at Morgan Freeman to undestand the bigger picture.
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^ I would have debated some fact in my criticism, but I find none here to debate - that being the essense of my criticism.
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^ Kreuscher (CROY'-shir) says the new name would symbolize the help God gave him through tough times.
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.You're on vacation, so take advantage of what they prepare best here.^ Means a whole lot of folks can see now what you're doing here.
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^ You would think they had a brief outline of the type of character they are looking for......They audition actors/actresses who are highly trained to play any character they're asked to.
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^ "It's a 5 pound ($10) flag, not hurting anyone, and they're probably spending hundreds of pounds of our cash getting me to take it down.
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.New Orleans has good food for people on any type of budget.^ Despite the wealth, fame or stature of many of its residents, for too many people now covering New Orleans, the area simply doesn’t exist.” .
  • Who’s Killing New Orleans? by Nicole Gelinas, City Journal Autumn 2005 17 September 2009 15:45 UTC www.city-journal.org [Source type: News]

^ What I find baffling about the people-unable-to-leave idea is the New Orleans is surely served by railway and bus services.
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^ In the two decades since much of New Orleans’s oil industry left for good, city leaders have concentrated on one business to replace it: tourism.
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The seafood is fresh and relatively cheap compared to many places. .Some think it is often best fried, but you can try seafood of a wide variety cooked many different ways here.^ I think you have to question the volume of people that would be involved in the conspiracy at a level which is as concerned with this type of symbolism, for the symbolism to be apparant in some of the paraphernalia you examine.
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^ Because the way you tell us this means you haven't understand what we are doing here, so before you start making hollow comments first learn some basic facts about the whole conspiracy.
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^ I ASKED, and you PROVIDED what I couldn't find after trying many times myself.
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"Po-boy" shop on Magazine Street, Uptown
"Po-boy" shop on Magazine Street, Uptown
Oysters are a popular specialty, gulped down raw, battered and fried, in a po' boy sandwich, or elegant Rockefeller style.
There may on occasion be some exotic items on the menu. Yes, you can have alligator if you’d like - it mostly tastes like chicken! (but chewier). .Try nutria only if you’re very adventurous; many who've tried it say there's good reason eating nutria has never caught on.^ AND if you're going to say they were ...
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^ Who says you have to be white to be a racist?
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^ I'm sure it's breaking out at the convention center, and amongst those who're trying to wade through the streets.
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The softshell crab, on the other hand, can be excellent.
Crawfish (don't say "cray" fish) is a popular dish here, usually boiled in a huge pot of very spicy water and served in a pile with corn and potatoes. .If cracking open the shells and sucking the heads isn't your thing, try them with pasta or in sushi or any other way they’re prepared.^ Just Ignorant I saw on the news last night that they're on their way.
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^ You're right, no matter how hard they try, they wont be able to rebuild the history.
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^ If you tried to preplace assets someplace and then had the storm veer and hit your assets, they would have been destroyed.
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Po-boys (don't say "poor boys") are the distinctive New Orleans variation of the sandwich. .Unless you request your sandwich put on something else like sliced white bread (while you're in New Orleans, don't bother), it will be served on a po-boy loaf, similar to French bread; bread pundits debate whether the New Orleans po-boy bread is the same thing as the baguette of France or qualifies as its own unique type of bread (some say it actually IS French bread but because of the humidity, the bread ferments very quickly and gets its distinctive taste and texture).^ New Orleans Restaurants Your guide to all the best New Orleans food & drink spots when you visit.
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^ New Orleans Shopping Be prepared for the best New Orleans stops to shop 'til you drop!
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^ "Whether it is fair or not, he is going to need some security," a dejected Earnhardt Jr. "I wouldn't say (the wreck) was intentional because if he wanted to, he could have just thrown me in the fence off (Turn) 2.
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Either way, it's good, but only part of what makes the sandwich tasty. The rest is what is put on it, of course. Roast beef with "debris" gravy, fried shrimp, oysters, etc... .You'll probably be asked if you want it "dressed". In New Orleans, "dressed" means with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, and sometimes pickles, depending on the restaurant.^ I'll understand if you don't want to.
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^ Damnit, you said New Orleans.
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^ New Orleans Restaurants Reserve your dining in advance and SAVE! .
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.Every neighborhood in New Orleans has its favorite po-boy places; the better ones butcher, slow cook, and season their own meats.^ New Orleans Nightlife Learn about all the best places for the New Orleans after hours parties.
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^ Hearing jazz as I walk down the street from every angle in the New Orleans night.
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^ Had we been a bit more socialistic, or at the least provided better economic support for the poor, people wouldn't have been trapped in New Orleans.
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.The po-boy is a great and filling taste of New Orleans at a reasonable price.^ How many people do you know who will be be volunterring to be driving a truck filled with water and food for folks in a shelter in New Orleans???
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^ I want the people of New Orleans to know that after rescuing them and stabilizing the situation, there will be plans in place to help this great city get back on its feet, Bush said.
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^ Hence the reason New Orleans has mausoleums..this has happened before.
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The Muffaletta is a sandwich served on a big round airy Italian loaf (also called a muffaletta) which is similar to focaccia, it consists of a variety of sliced meats such as capicola, salami, and mortadella as well as cheeses topped with olive salad. Unless you have a very big appetite, half a muffaletta will probably be plenty for a filling meal. .It was created in New Orleans around 1906 at Central Grocery on Decatur where you can still purchase them.^ Damnit, you said New Orleans.
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^ 'Bomb' New Orleans with these creates in a grid pattern.
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^ Do you have any idea the size of the convoy to bring that much stuff into New Orleans would be?
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Gumbo is a tasty Louisiana traditional stew, originating in West-Africa and comes in numerous varieties. The vegetable base is traditionally okra (in West-Africa, the Wollof language word "gombo" means okra) with filé (sassafras leaves) used as a thickener. Seafood is the most common meat; but one will just as often find chicken, duck, smoked sausage or "andouille" sausage, the ages-old "gombo d'zherbes" (vegetarian) and other types of gumbo on many a menu. Gumbo is universally served with rice.
Red beans & rice with a side of cornbread.
Red beans & rice with a side of cornbread.
.Red beans and rice sounds bland, but is a tasty, comforting treat prepared in the New Orleans way.^ Gotham City got hit by an off the scale quake, and like New Orleans, everything needed for comfort was gone.
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^ New Orleans Shopping Be prepared for the best New Orleans stops to shop 'til you drop!
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^ "But if the people of New Orleans and other low-lying areas insist on living in harm's way, they ought to accept responsibility for what happens to them and their property."
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The beans are slowly cooked until they reach a creamy texture, with a mix of onions, bell pepper, celery, and spices. Especially traditional on Mondays. It can be vegetarian but may not be; ask. It is often served with spicy, smoked or "andouille" sausage.
Local fresh produce: Have you heard of Louisiana strawberries, satsumas and creole tomatoes? .If not, it's probably because they're so good that locals eat most of them right here!^ "It's a 5 pound ($10) flag, not hurting anyone, and they're probably spending hundreds of pounds of our cash getting me to take it down.
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The strawberries come in around Jazz Fest time, satsumas in December and the creole tomatoes in early summer. You may spot "mirliton"; on the menu, a vegetable not common in most of the United States. .In Mexico and the Southwest, it is called "chayote", though travelers to Guatemala may recognize it as the same thing that's called "hisquil" down there.^ "If I apologize up and down, even though it may or may not be my fault, it would not make a difference.
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Of course, when the first crops come in, there are parties, festivals, and parades commemorating the strawberries, creole tomatoes, or mirlitons.
.Snow balls or sno-balls are the New Orleans take on the northern "snow cone" or flavored ice done with more finesse.^ It was taking a stroll near the center of the state's only maximum security prison, which is about 115 miles northwest of New Orleans.
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^ New Orleans Transfers Take advantage of our round trip transfers .
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^ Loading 641,454 BookIt.com® New Orleans Packages FROM (SFO) This process may take just a few seconds.
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Ice is not crushed but shaved into microscopically fine snow in special machines, and flavored with syrups, fresh made at the better places. .New Orleans sno-balls are often topped or layered with sweetened condensed milk, but this is optional.^ I think the government of Louisiana and New Orleans are the one's who really dropped the ball.
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^ I could milk every last cent that's left in and around New Orleans.
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^ Top BookIt.com® New Orleans Deals .
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.The flavors need not be overly sweet, and can come in a wide variety ranging from striking to subtle, including such treats as wild cherry, lemonade, chocolate cream, coffee, orchid vanilla, and dozens of others.^ The prison, known as Angola, is isolated and has plenty of other kinds of dangerous wildlife, including alligators, rattlesnakes and wild pigs, Young said.
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.Locals almost worship the better neighborhood sno-ball stands during the city's long hot summer; try the refreshing treat as a snack or desert and find out why.^ Find out why.
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^ Dinner Tours Find out why millions of visitors flood the streets of New Orleans every year: Food, Music, and Drinks!
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.Note, many snow ball shops will close in the winter, as New Orleans is surprisingly chilly between November and February and the demand dies down.^ Hearing jazz as I walk down the street from every angle in the New Orleans night.
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^ Buildings will have to be stripped down to their studs and dried out with dehumidifiers, a process that can't even begin in New Orleans until electricity is restored weeks or months from now.
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^ How many people do you know who will be be volunterring to be driving a truck filled with water and food for folks in a shelter in New Orleans???
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Beignets (pronounced "ben-yays") are a deep fried square pastry covered with powdered sugar. Most famously found at Morning Call & Café du Monde, Beignets are a traditional New Orleans treat enjoyed by tourist and locals alike. Beignets are traditionally served in orders of three with café au lait.
Café au lait is a coffee served half brewed coffee and half hot milk. .Coffee in New Orleans differs from any other coffee in the world.^ People in Florida, and all the others states that have these things happen know the score, and our prayers are with all those poor people stuck in New Orleans.
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^ "But if the people of New Orleans and other low-lying areas insist on living in harm's way, they ought to accept responsibility for what happens to them and their property."
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^ I don't know about other parts of the country, but I used to watch New Orleans city council meetings on tv.
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During the civil war, coffee beans were very scarce. The local French extended their coffee supply by adding ground roasted chicory (the root of endive lettuce) to the brew. New Orleanians became very accustomed to the new beverage, noting that the chickory softened the bitter edge of the coffee while enhancing the robust flavor. Many taste a slight chocolate flavor while driking café au lait, due to the addition of chickory.
Many restaurants will have hot sauce as a condiment on the table (even Chinese and fast-food restaurants). Louisiana is the creator of Tabasco sauce afterall. .Although always flavorful, not all New Orleans food will be very spicy hot.^ New Orleans Restaurants Your guide to all the best New Orleans food & drink spots when you visit.
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^ New Orleans Nightlife Learn about all the best places for the New Orleans after hours parties.
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^ Book your New Orleans hotel, flight and vacation package to celebrate all things New Orleans.
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Many locals do like to add hot sauce to many dishes. If you can take it, give it a try.
In many of the fine restaurants around town, people take their clothes as seriously as their food. .Despite the obnoxious heat and humidity in the summertime, don’t go to these restaurants dressed in shorts/jeans; they won’t let you in.^ Do you know the amount of effort they go into finding the RIGHT person for a film/programme role?
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^ You guys are using numbers and symbols for everything as though they count for all things which I don't believe so.
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^ "I tell you what, none of our inmates are going to try to get out after dark and wander around when they might run into a big old bear.
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.This applies only to the nicest (and some say best) restaurants in town but there are plenty of places that you can wear shorts to (many of which are great too).^ New Orleans Restaurants Your guide to all the best New Orleans food & drink spots when you visit.
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^ How do you propose they get there with the only large, paved roads into NO littered with trees, broken, and flooded?
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^ If you read some of these threads, most people say they should get an award.
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.This is what you've been saving your pennies for.^ You Choose Your Savings!
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^ FREE Parking + Every 3rd Night FREE 20% OFF Each Night -OR- Get 3rd Nt FREE Breakfast Daily + Save More with a FREE Night • You Choose Your Savings!
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^ You Choose Your SUITE Savings!
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Drink

.New Orleans has no "blue laws" or mandatory closing times; there is always somewhere to get alcohol any hour of day or night every day of the year.^ Is there anywhere in New Orleans that is safe?
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^ New Orleans 96 Hour Sale!
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^ Also there were no Jews in New Orleans that day!
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.You can head out the door with an open container of alcohol-- but not in a bottle or can; to try to keep broken glass and jagged metal from filling the street, local laws mandate you use a plastic cup while on city streets and sidewalks.^ "When I tried to get on, WMP brings up an error, but if you keep pressing play it will eventually work...took about 10 mins for me to connect since it was full."
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^ What they should have done is pull in all these national guard people BEFORE the hurricane, and used them to ferry people out of the city.
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^ You need to climb out of the holes you are living in and try to wrap your feeble-retarded mind around what has happened...
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.These are known locally as "go cups", and every local bar provides them, usually has a stack of them by the door and the bouncer will take your drink from you and pour it into the cup because bars can be held liable if they don't.^ When referring to the criminal acts going on in New Orleans, please don't refer to the hurricane survivors collectively as 'they' or 'them'.
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^ If you want to volunteer, contact your local Red Cross or Salvation Army.
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^ If you strip every helicopter in the Southern U.S. and send them there, it will take a few days to get there and still not provide instant relief.
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.Use them, because New Orleans Police are watching for it, especially on Bourbon Street.^ It's sad, because New Orleans is a grand old city.
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^ Police say storm victims are being raped and beaten inside the New Orleans Convention Center.
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^ Hearing jazz as I walk down the street from every angle in the New Orleans night.
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However, drinking does not have to be about quantity. Beer lovers should try local brews like "Abita" on tap, from light Wheat to dark "Turbodog" to the quirky "Purple Haze", a raspberry beer loved by some. .Local cocktails include the "sazerac" and the tourist favorite "hurricane". There is also the famous "Hand Grenade" which is billed as "New Orleans' Strongest Drink" and is only available at Tropical Isle (they patented it).^ Is there anywhere in New Orleans that is safe?
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^ When referring to the criminal acts going on in New Orleans, please don't refer to the hurricane survivors collectively as 'they' or 'them'.
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^ In spite of that, the federal government came back this spring with the steepest reduction in hurricane and flood-control funding for New Orleans in history.
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Beware, most think the lime green concoction tastes like a weak punch but then are well buzzed after a few sips. New Orleanians also love wine.
.Those not accustomed to the Southern heat and humidity should be sure to drink more water or other drinks without alcohol than they usually do during the day to avoid dehydration.^ There will simply not be enough food to feed more than 10% of the current world population, without the petroleum needed for the fertilizers and pesticides of the Green Revolution.
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^ And they wouldn't have to go far to find food and water, I'm sure people would have helped out.
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^ They had at least 3 days that they were fairly sure the storm was coming straight at them, 2 days beforehand they were warned that it was going to level the city, they KNEW they were going to be housing 10k+ people at the dome, AND they had far longer than 3 days to prepare, even if it wasn't coming straight for them.
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Listings of some top choices of the city's famous bars can be found in the neighborhood articles.

Sleep

.The numerous hotels in the French Quarter and Central Business District are most centrally located for most tourists, but there are good accommodations in many other parts of town as well.^ No flaming Most Dangerous Cities My dad had a buddy who was there on business, staying one night.
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^ But I never realized there were as many heartless worthless dregs who get off on others pain and broadcasting that fact loudly in true "Look at me" fashion here.
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^ Prediction is that there will be race rioting in other parts of the country after the piss poor treatment the poor and mostly black refugees have gotten.
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Hotels on or near the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line in Uptown are popular with many visitors, and the smaller hotels and guest houses in neighborhoods like Marigny and Mid-City can provide an immersion in New Orleans away from the larger masses of tourists. Individual hotels are listed in the parts of town sub-articles.

Contact

.The telephone area code for New Orleans and the nearer suburbs is 504.^ The complete lack of leadership and control in this situation is at the root of the problems in the New Orleans area.
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^ I hope the majority of people in the New Orleans area are trying to do the right thing, not hindering any rescue/aid efforts.
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^ Size and Scope: The 9/11 attacks in NYC encompassed an area about 1/10,000 the size of the current New Orleans problem.
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.There are cyber-cafes throughout the city, with the greatest number in the French Quarter and CBD. Many coffee houses and some bars offer wireless internet connection.^ FREE Breakfast The Lamothe House New Orleans $56: French Quarter Up To 45% OFF 45% OFF .
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  • New Orleans Hotels: Book Your New Orleans Hotel Online | BookIt.com� 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.bookit.com [Source type: General]

New Orleans Public Libraries [34] has branches around the city. .Out of towners can get 1 hour of internet access on library computers for $3; try to go at a time when school is in session to minimize risk of long waits.^ "I tell you what, none of our inmates are going to try to get out after dark and wander around when they might run into a big old bear.
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Iron Rail Bookstore & Library [35] in the Marigny has free internet access. Sessions have a one hour limit when others are waiting.
Municipal free wireless (ESSID: "CityOfNewOrleans") is available in most of the downtown area (including the French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny). Although Louisiana has an anti-municipal-WiFi law (to prevent competition with businesses), the city has an exemption as long as it throttles bandwidth to 512Kbps. Originally created for police and emergency response vehicles, the network is also available to visitors and citizens. However it is generally slow and often not accessible at all for long periods in much of the city.

Stay safe

Hurricanes

Katrina alerted the world to the danger of hurricanes in this part of the world. However if one visits a place vulnerable to natural disaster, at least hurricanes give warning. .During the height of the hurricane season, from July through October, be sure to check with the weather service before going to New Orleans, and if a large storm is threatening the Gulf Coast, consider a change of plans.^ New Orleans luxury and service are taken to new heights!
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^ AM Go Wild in New Orleans Posted Feb.
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  • New Orleans Hotels: Book Your New Orleans Hotel Online | BookIt.com� 28 January 2010 1:33 UTC www.bookit.com [Source type: General]

.If one threatens the city while you're there, play it safe and leave early; don't wait for an evacuation order to head away from the coast.^ When you're told to evacuate, you don't sit on your thumb.
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^ You don't even -- you're glib.
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^ A week ago, you could have been there in one day, sure.
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.If you cannot get out of the area you should at least be sure to get to a hotel located on high ground.^ For example, I'm sure you could make something satanic or significant out of my name, birthday, and address if I gave it to you.
  • The NEWS behind the NEWS. [Archive] - Page 19 - David Icke's Official Forums 25 September 2009 4:10 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: General]

^ This scares the living shiat out of me, and it should you too.
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^ AM Nine million Iranians 'illiterate' NINE million Iranians cannot read or write out of a population of at least 71.5 million, a newspaper reported today.
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Health

.Worries about health risks in New Orleans remaining after the post-Katrina cleanup were fortunately unfounded.^ New Orleans Nightlife Learn about all the best places for the New Orleans after hours parties.