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Salem-News.com (Nov-21-2013 16:45)

Picasso Didn`t Go There... My Three Musicians

If music be the food of love, play on... - Smutty Bill

(DAYTONA BEACH) - Jazz Music Hawaii History There's an enigma about jazz. I mean traditional jazz, not the offshoots, the evolutionary branches.

I mean the kind you might have heard on Bourbon Street in the Big Easy, although more likely, these days, drowned out by hard rock abominations. Trad. Where I live, in Dixie where it all started, anyone you might stop on the street doesn't even know what you're talking about.

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Salem-News.com (May-13-2013 00:05)

New Orleans` Shooting 19 Wounded Including 2 Kids at Mother`s Day Parade

Nine people were taken to the area's University Hospital, eight of them having sustained gunshot wounds, according to WWLTV. Three are said to be critical condition.

(NEW ORLEANS) - New Orleans Mother's Day Parade shooting At least 17 people were reportedly wounded during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday.

Among the victims was a 10-year-old girl who was grazed by a bullet.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-14-2011 19:07)

Alarming Info in Oil Spill Toxicology Report

The April 20, 2010 explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon rig unleashed the worst oil spill in U.S. history and killed 11 men.

(NEW ORLEANS CNS) - BP A toxicology report relating to a sick oil spill cleanup worker claims the operation in which BP and the Coast Guard set the massive slick on fire was characterized by secrecy, including a threat to shoot down a news helicopter.

The report also says most of the oiled birds found during the spill were euthanized rather than rehabilitated.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-26-2010 14:12)

`Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond`

The Louisiana State Museum opens riveting exhibit; a $7.5 million permanent installation mixing dramatic personal stories; moving artifacts and multi-media.

(NEW ORLEANS) - Hurricane Katrina Museum Riding a wave of interest building this storm season, the Louisiana State Museum officially opened its new exhibit on living with hurricanes.

Dozens of VIPs, including the director of the National Hurricane Center Bill Read, gathered in the French Quarter to unveil the $7.5 million, 6,700-square-foot installation Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond. It documents the Gulf Coast’s devastation and rebirth.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-06-2010 07:47)

Hurricane Katrina Survival:
The Fred Holley Story *Documentary

The process to restore all that nature swept away has been painfully slow.

(GULFPORT, Miss.) - Hurricane Katrina damage There was a night when Hurricane Katrina Survivor Fred Holley, a Vietnam Veteran, wondered if he would ever feed the seagulls along the Gulf Coast again.

I met this man one year after the tragic event, while enroute to cover the war in Afghanistan. He toured me through the devastation of his homeland.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-06-2010 07:31)

Hurricane of Inhumanity: Five Years after Katrina

Witness accounts show that there was almost a sense of official contempt for the people of New Orleans that often went beyond criminal negligence.

(LONDON) - Rebel Frequencies Five years after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans – a natural disaster with unnatural responses – led to the death of an estimated 1,800 people and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of others, the lesson has not yet been learned.

While US President Barack Obama acknowledged that the disaster was "a man-made catastrophe – a shameful breakdown in government that left countless men, women and children abandoned and alone" – he still missed the point, not only in New Orleans, but also in earthquake-wrecked Haiti and flood-hit Pakistan.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-10-2008 09:37)

Hauntings Include Restless Ghosts, Chilling Sounds and Vampires

New Orleans, not surprisingly, has its share of local lore.

(SALEM, Ore.) - LaLaurie House. Photo by Schellene Clendenin  In a city that attracts crowds for Mardi Gras celebrations and blues festivals, beautiful architecture and fine cuisine, New Orleans is, in some circles, even more famous for its established inhabitants.

It's a shame they're all dead.

Many bars and shops boast of their ghostly inhabitants. Even La Petite Theatre du Vieux Carre is known for strange happenings and the eerie ghost Caroline. Reports say that Caroline was an actress at the theatre in the 1920s.

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