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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Some researchers recommend moving Mississippi's mouth north to English Turn or Port Sulphur

Move the mouth of the Mississippi River north to English Turn or Port Sulphur and abandon communities to their south to preserve other populated areas to their north, say one of several teams of coastal engineering and sustainability experts that have participated in a two-year design competition, according to The Lens.
That's just one of several unique proposals presented by experts participating in Changing Course, an independent initiative led by Louisiana and national environmental, engineering and design organizations and underwritten by the Greater New Orleans Foundation.

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Tickets going fast for papal visit

Dave Dennis of Pass Christian welcomed the invitation from Republican Sen. Roger Wicker to watch from inside the U.S. Capitol whenPope Francis addresses Congress next week.
“For a Catholic boy, it’s a very enticing request and my answer was absolutely yes,” said Dennis, 60. “It’s just not a frequent occurrence. The opportunity to go sit in the joint session in the gallery is quite an honor.”
Dennis is among the few Mississippians to receive a coveted ticket to sit inside the House of Representatives chamber when the pope addresses lawmakers Sept. 24.
Mississippi lawmakers are giving tickets to constituents, mostly on a first-come, first served basis, to witness the pope’s historic visit. Most tickets are for standing-room space on the Capitol’s West Lawn, where the pope’s speech will be shown on Jumbotrons.

Brother Martin-linked nonprofit buys Gentilly apartment complex

A nonprofit real estate entity with ties to Brother Martin has purchased the vacant apartment complex across Elysian Fields Avenue from the high school and has plans to tear it down. Its leader hopes what's in store to replace it will meet with neighbors' approval.
Orleans Parish records show the Elysian Fields Property Corp. acquired the property Thursday (Sept. 10) from Dillard University for $1.62 million. John Devlin, Brother Martin's president and a board member of the nonprofit, said the apartments at one time housed Dillard students and have sat unused for the past several years.

Random Thoughts and Pics from the French Quarter

Bob and I visited New Orleans last weekend. Except for a trip to a nearby rum distillery (more on that below) we stayed in the French Quarter. We hadn't been there in several years. I love to stroll those old narrow brick streets. I love the colors, the non-stop music, the crazy people. Of course, being an introvert, the crowds get to me after awhile. But until I get to that point, it's a blast. Below are some random moments that stopped us to pause, look, listen, taste, or wonder. Basically, like any place of interest, it's people, music, food, architecture . . .
When in the Quarter, I gravitate to Royal St. I love the art galleries, antique shops, vintage clothing, street performers on every corner. One evening out on Royal St., we came upon this shop window. I was completely mesmerized. I wish I'd made a note of the name so I could put a link to their website.


Bert Case defeats sepsis, continues on road to recovery | Jackson News - WAPT Home

Bert Case is in sepsis recovery, his wife, Mary, said on Wednesday.

“His doctor says sepsis is gone -- and that’s the best news in a long time,” Mary Weiden said.

The 16 WAPT reporter remains hospitalized and is very weak. Mary said Bert’s organs are inching back to normal function.
“Bert defeated a horrible affliction, thanks to excellent care at St. Dominic’s and your prayers,” Mary said. “He had a couple of procedures Tuesday for better breathing and is now able to tolerate the kind of nutrition that will build up his organs and whole body.”
Bert Case defeats sepsis, continues on road to recovery | Jackson News - WAPT Home: Bert Case is in sepsis recovery, his wife, Mary, said on Wednesday.

New Orleans bartenders pick their favorite dive bars

Some of New Orleans' most respected bartenders were asked by the culture website First We Feast to select and discuss their favorite dive bars in the Crescent City:
"When the professional drink-slingers in New Orleans want to have a beer, they stay far away from the "go-cup" toting amateurs on Bourbon Street. Instead, they head straight to the seedy dives. And as any experienced Big Easy imbiber will tell you, the best of these cash-only drinking establishments are in residential neighborhoods, passing as suburban homes or abandoned buildings (save for the neon glow of beer signs through their windows)."


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I Love Juice Bar Opening Saturday in Cooper-Young in Memphis

Digest - Memphis Daily News: A new fresh juice and smoothie bar is opening in Cooper-Young this weekend.

I Love Juice Bar is opening its doors at 553 S. Cooper St. Saturday, Sept. 19 at 7 a.m., coinciding with the annual Cooper-Young Festival.

The business will focus on fresh juices and smoothies made to order.


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