All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hurricane Katrina’

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Gets 10-Year Prison Sentence

Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin received a 10-year prison term Wednesday after being convicted of bribery, money laundering and other corruption back in February. Nagin, 58, had served two terms in office, and was mayor of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. Nagin had accepted roughly $500K from various businesses that wanted to work in the city, …

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Sandra Bullock Tells Grads Not to Pick Noses in Public

Sandra Bullock surprised the graduating class of Warren Easton Charter High School at their commencement ceremony Monday at the University of New Orleans’ Lakefront Arena. “Please join me in a warm welcome for Sandra Bullock,” an announcer said as Bullock took the stage at the graduation. The entire arena cheered. Sandra Bullock stunned in a plum dress that hugged her …

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Danziger Bridge Convictions: New Trial Ordered

Two years ago, five former New Orleans police officers were found guilty on charges of crimes against civil rights and using a weapon in a crime of violence after shooting and killing two unarmed citizens during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. On Wednesday, however, a federal court overturned the convictions and ordered a new trial for the former police officers …

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Underwater Forest Excites Scientists In Alabama

An underwater forest of Cypress trees has been discovered off the coast of Alabama, and scientists believe it might have been uncovered by Hurricane Katrina. The Bald Cypress forest has been hiding beneath ocean sediments for more than 50,000 years, and those who have dived down to investigate say the trees are huge. So big, in fact, that they could …

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YouTube Marks The Fifth Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina

YouTube is inviting Gulf Coast residents to submit videos sharing their reflections on Hurricane Katrina to mark the fifth anniversary of the disaster.

“The YouTube Blog offers more details. In 9 days we will commemorate the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with a collection of videos on the YouTube homepage created by New Orleans area residents.”


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Microsoft To Donate $1.7M To Gulf Region

Hurricane Katrina devastated several states along the Gulf Coast region in what turned out to be one of the deadliest natural disasters in U.S. history. Eighteen months last, the affected areas still find themselves struggling to rebuild their respective communities and revitalize their local economies.

In an attempt to give these areas a helping hand, Microsoft announced today its intention to donate $1.7 million in cash, software and specialized curriculum to nonprofit partners in Louisiana and Texas.

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