Thursday, August 14, 2008

On hold....

I started this in order to bring to more people more of the coverage by the many smaller newspapers published all over Louisiana. It never really got established despite some number of contributions, and now becomes an historical exercise.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

"Prison abuse should not go unpunished" -

[14 Aug 2008 - This story is now accessible only through an archive search at]

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

"Newspapers in Katrina disaster forge new bonds with readers" - The Associated Press

The journalists who survived Hurricane Katrina and managed to keep publishing from the disaster zone have a new appreciation for their readers as well as the media's crucial role in debunking rumors, several editors said Wednesday. Many reporters lost their homes in the huge storm and have been separated from their families, but are sustained by how appreciative readers are to see their hometown papers published each day, said Peter Kovacs, managing editor of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "Katrina had kicked our collective butts but somehow the paper had been printed," said Stan Tiner, executive editor and vice president of the Biloxi (Miss.) Sun-Herald, who shared a panel Wednesday on Katrina coverage at the Associated Press Managing Editors annual meeting. At first, both papers relied on the Internet to get the news out. Later, they printed thousands of copies from remote locations and gave them away free to evacuees and rescue workers, who were extremely grateful to see the hometown papers, they said.

[This story is accessible only through an archive search.]

Sunday, October 30, 2005

"45 cops AWOL in storm are fired; 228 who left and returned are under investigation" - New Orleans Times-Picayune

Forty-five New Orleans police officers who fled during Hurricane Katrina were fired as outright deserters Friday, but the police department still faces the more delicate task of investigating another 228 officers who returned to the job after leaving without permission at some point during the storm and its resulting chaos. Acting Police Chief Warren Riley said the termination letters he mailed Friday represented the easy cases because those officers have not contacted the department since leaving their posts. Of the AWOL cops, all carried the rank of patrol officer except for one ranking commander, a sergeant, Riley said. Six civilian employees also were sent "abandonment letters," he said. Riley did not release the names of those dismissed.

[This story is only accessible through an archive search.]

Monday, October 24, 2005

"Ninth Ward floods for the third time" - New Orleans Times Picayune

"Up to one foot of water crept into parts of the Lower Ninth Ward overnight Sunday and into Monday morning, once again flooding Florida Avenue and parts of Jourdan Avenue. . . . Four temporary pumps - attached to two 24-inch and two 30-inch pipes - spit out dark yellow water into the Bayou Bienvenue on Monday morning, at a collective rate of 90,000 gallons of water per minute, the Corps said. The city is still not allowing residents to return to the part of the Lower Nine that was mildly flooded on Monday. National Guard troops and New Orleans police have barricaded streets where the water stood, from North
Claiborne Avenue to the pumping station."

[Article accessible only through archive search.]