Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Boy with Camera, Jazzfest - New Orleans 2006
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A cash strapped Nagin administration has threatened to cut City Hall work week to four days. However, the traffic light cameras installed on New Orleans street intersections a year and a half ago are on pace to produce over $10 million in traffic fines for the city!

This added revenue may help stave off these budget cut measures, but New Orleans motorist are not happy with the cameras, pictures or fines they produce!

Monday, December 28, 2009


Man on Billboard, Cocoderie LA 2005
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According to a survey of 1.3 million Americans, conducted by researchers at the University of Warwick in the UK and Hamilton College in the United States and published in the journal Science , the happiest people are in Louisiana!

The most unhappy or saddest people are in New York!

A complete list:


Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Maggie Hebert, Baton Rouge LA 2009

Maggie Hebert - friend and tennis player.

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Ship is docking....

Elderly Couple on Dock, New York, 2007 from CRUISE
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WHAT: CRUISE a series of photographs made on cruise ships.

WHEN: Opening tomorrow night , Dec. 12th , 6-9 PM

WHERE: Antenna 3161 Burgundy St. NOLA 70117

More info: http://www.press-street.com/antenna

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Pretty in Pink

Pink Building, Downtown Baton Rouge LA , 2009
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Baton Rouge has been ranked 10th out of 100 cities on track for the fastest economic recovery, in a Forbes magazine study. The results were based on a city’s unemployment rate, gross metropolitan product , foreclosures , home prices and home sale rates. Omaha-Council Bluffs, Neb.-Iowa came in at the #1 spot.

Complete list:


Tuesday, December 08, 2009


Plane over Blue and Black House, New Orleans LA 1994 from HOMEFRONT
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New Orleans Mayor, C. Ray Nagin, has again flown off to a foreign country, this time Mexico, in search of new trade “opportunities”. So far, the Mayor has visited China, Australia , and Cuba looking for “sister city” agreements.

There is no proof that any of these foreign travels have or will benefit the city, but it is allowing the Mayor to see the world!

Monday, December 07, 2009

home LESS ness

American Flag on Blue House, New Orleans 1992 from HOMEFRONT
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The National Center on Family Homelessness , based in Newton Mass., has reported that Louisiana has the highest percentage of children living in homelessness.

There are 300,000 children living in poverty in the state and of that number, 204,000 of these children are homeless!

Friday, December 04, 2009


The Reposed by William Greiner (LSU Press 1999)
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Almost ten years ago, I had the pleasure and good fortune to be interviewed on the National Public Radio show Morning Edition (April 12, 2000), by KERA affiliate reporter Bill Zeeble.

The interview was done in large part because of the just released publication of my work in a monograph, The Reposed (LSU Press 1999).

The archived story:


Thursday, December 03, 2009

What Falls from the Sky

Clouds and Sky, Baton Rouge LA 2008 from the series Wired Sky
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There is a chance of snow or sleet in the forecast for Southern Louisiana on Friday night, according to the National Weather Service. Regardless, the temperature will fall to near freezing and along with a 60% chance of precipitation, spells the possibility of snow!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009


Console TV, Baton Rouge La 2006 from Baton Rouge Blues
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21,400,000, yes 21.4 million, people watched the New Orleans Saints beat the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football! It was the second most watched football game in cable tv history!

Two out of every three televisions in New Orleans was tuned in to the game.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009


Parking Lot, Baton Rouge LA 2009
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The hurricane season has official ended!

The New Orleans Saints continued a journey into new territory with a record of 11-0. The Saints beat the vaunted New England Patriots on Monday Night Football 38-17!

An oil tanker holding $20 million of crude oil, headed for the Port Of New Orleans , was captured by pirates off the coast of Somali yesterday.