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  • '40 Bodies In Freezer' Paper Wins Pulitzer

    04/17/2006 2:23:30 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 46 replies · 1,161+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | April 17, 2006 | N/A
    Yep, the "newspaper" which gave us so many drama queen stories about Katrina that turned out to be woefully inaccurate wins the top prize in US journalism. Kind of tells you something, doesn't it?From Saudi-owned Reuters [excerpted]: Jim Amoss (L), Editor of the Times-Picayune newspaper, congratulates publisher Ashton Phelps, Jr. after learning the paper won two Pulitzer Prizes in New Orleans April 17, 2006. The Times-Picayune of New Orleans and The Sun Herald of Biloxi, Mississippi, shared the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for excellent coverage of Hurricane Katrina. The Times-Picayune also won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting...
  • Rumors of deaths greatly exaggerated (Superdome, etc)

    09/25/2005 11:19:46 PM PDT · by Leroy S. Mort · 56 replies · 2,833+ views
    Times-Picayune ^ | Sept 26, 2005 | Brian Thevenot and Gordon Russell
    After five days managing near-riots, medical horrors and unspeakable living conditions inside the Superdome, Louisiana National Guard Col. Thomas Beron prepared to hand over the dead to representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Following days of internationally reported killings, rapes and gang violence inside the Dome, the doctor from FEMA - Beron doesn't remember his name - came prepared for a grisly scene: He brought a refrigerated 18-wheeler and three doctors to process bodies. "I've got a report of 200 bodies in the Dome," Beron recalls the doctor saying. The real total was six, Beron said. Of those, four...
  • Louisiana authorities DELIBERATELY MADE THINGS WORSE

    09/08/2005 1:16:11 PM PDT · by Politicalities · 188 replies · 5,254+ views
    Various (see article) ^ | 9/8/05 | Various
    Folks, I'm sorry for the semi-vanity post, but THIS NEEDS TO GET OUT THERE. Tell your friends. Tell your family. Tell perfect strangers. Tell everyone. Frankly, I'm absolutely stunned that this isn't the top article on every single news site. I'm stunned that the blogosphere isn't buzzing about nothing else. Why hasn't this gotten the attention it deserved?In short: the Louisiana Department of Homeland Security BLOCKED THE RED CROSS from bringing desperately needed food, water, and supplies to the Superdome and the Convention Center. This was done to deliberately make conditions worse. Why? Because they wanted people to evacuate, and...
  • The Story of the Hurricane - After a Period of Self-Suppression, the Horrific Story Spurs the Press

    09/07/2005 10:05:47 PM PDT · by anymouse · 33 replies · 1,173+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | 9/12/2005 | Sheelah Kolhatkar, Rebecca Dana
    “People inside were literally dying,” ABC News correspondent Chris Bury told The Observer over the phone. He was talking about the New Orleans Convention Center, where he spent the day on Friday, Sept. 2, and from which he filed an impassioned report on the evacuees from the sinking city who had sought refuge there and found horror. “When you’re confronted with American citizens who are doing the right thing and are neglected and abandoned, it makes you mad. It made me mad.” Mr. Bury and a Nightline crew had ridden out the storm in Biloxi, Miss., and arrived in New...
  • Waiting for help, officers keep a lonely vigil

    09/03/2005 7:27:41 PM PDT · by lightman · 2 replies · 410+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 3 September AD 2005 | Brian MacQuarrie
    Waiting for help, officers keep a lonely vigil Loyalty binds them to victims By Brian MacQuarrie, Globe Staff | September 3, 2005 NEW ORLEANS -- Across from the mass human suffering at the fetid convention center yesterday, before a convoy of Humvees finally delivered hundreds of National Guard troops to this crime-ridden intersection of dashed hopes and mounting anger, a city police officer touched his finger to his eye and began to I'm going to stay here till everything's done," the officer said. ''I love this city." Until the troops arrived at midday, the police officer and five colleagues had...
  • Hartford Convention Center Opens (Connecticut)

    06/02/2005 11:02:40 AM PDT · by nutmeg · 56 replies · 1,118+ views
    The Hartford Courant - courant.com ^ | June 2, 2005 - 12:25 PM EDT | Hartford Courant/News Channel 8
    What was once an architect's sketch is now a reality for Connecticut. This morning in Hartford the Connecticut Convention Center opened its doors, ready to welcome the crowds. This massive building sits on the eastern-most edge of downtown Hartford, next to I-91, and it's tough to miss. Governor Jodi Rell and Mayor Eddie Perez cut the ribbon around 9 a.m. More than 5,000 visitors and invited guests are expected throughout the day. The first major event is the Connecticut Business Xpo 2005. Several other organizations will hold opening day events all day long. The construction cost of the convention center...
  • LA’s Underground Power Broker

    05/30/2005 6:15:24 AM PDT · by Renfield · 3 replies · 607+ views
    L. A. Weekly ^ | 5-27-05 | JEFFREY ANDERSON
    The name Vignali receded into L.A. history after the “Pardongate” scandal of 2001, but questions remain about drug-dealing son Carlos and his real estate magnate father, Horacio, who just might be pulling the strings in the remaking of downtown L.A. --snip--- “Justice Undone: Clemency Decisions in the Clinton White House,” House Report 107-454, documents the involvement of Hugh Rodham, the brother of Hillary Rodham Clinton, in the Vignali affair. Rodham was Horacio Vignali’s chief lobbyist inside the White House and received more than $200,000 for his services. The two met through Los Angeles attorney James Casso in October 2000, according...
  • Convention Center Comes Tumbling Down

    12/18/2004 8:58:40 PM PST · by crushelits · 4 replies · 539+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Sunday, December 19, 2004 | Manny Fernandez
    Convention Center Comes Tumbling Down In the end, the demise of the old Washington Convention Center resembled more of a deflation than an implosion -- the squat structure, at its tallest roughly the equivalent of a four-story building, didn't have far to fall. It died about 7:30 a.m. yesterday in a roughly 20-second ballet of crackling explosives, toppling walls and a large cloud of dust that marked the spot where on Dec. 10, 1982, city officials had hosted a grand opening reception. This time, Mayor Anthony A. Williams (D) presided over a gathering at the newer, flashier convention center a...
  • Two Protest Groups Clash Near DNC Center

    07/25/2004 4:17:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,299+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/25/04 | Theo Emery - AP
    BOSTON - Delegates arriving for the Democratic National Convention were greeted Sunday by competing protests against the war in Iraq (news - web sites) and abortion. About 2,000 protesters gathered at noon on the historic Boston Common, site of many of the city's most memorable demonstrations. After about two hours there, they marched half a mile to the FleetCenter, where Democrats plan to nominate hometown candidate John Kerry (news - web sites) for president on Wednesday. "This is just the beginning of a week of protests," said Larry Holmes, spokesman for Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, a...