Ask GoGo Geaux:
‘The Book of Face’

By Gogo Geaux/The Levee advice columnist So I was into my third martini on a typical Tuesday afternoon. Somehow, I got inspired to go on Facebook and the natural progression of events ensued. Who knew it was so easy to start an account? Now, I’m no stranger to drunk-texting nor the occasional drunk-dialing. We’ve all been there. GoGo Geaux   But drunk-posting? There needs to be a 24-hour waiting period on Facebook. Just to … [Read More...]


Big Easy hard on microlending

Seems not everyone here understands the nuances of tiny jump start loans By Damian Tatum/The Levee capital-owe writer A major surge in local firms offering tiny loans to upstart entrepreneurs is allowing New Orleans businesses to go into debt more gradually than ever. The trend, known as “microlending,” has been hailed as a revolution overseas, where it allows the destitute to climb out of crushing poverty by borrowing money to buy a goat, … [Read More...]


Major Disappointment

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Crotch-biting police dog
draws blood, lawsuit

Between bouts of laughter, officials confident they will prevail in court. By Mike Smith/The Levee not-so-lucky dog writer   A 25-year-old man is suing the Gretna Police Department for $30 million, alleging his civil rights were violated when a police officer unleashed his crotch-biting police dog on the man. The plaintiff, Robert Gomes, was running from police after allegedly committing a home burglary last month. He alleges the … [Read More...]

Levee Crossword Puzzle

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What it means to live in New Orleans

http://levees.org/counties-with-levees/ by Rudy Matthew Vorkapic/Editor of The Levee So I have this idea for a column in The Levee. It’s called, “What it means, to live in New Orleans.” I could write it, others could write it, you could write it. Recently, the pickup truck I rented to deliver The Levee was stolen from in front of my house. I reported it to police and three days later I found the truck parked on Magazine … [Read More...]


Hurricane Irene leaves millions without cellphones

By Lois Lagniappe/The Levee go f--- yourself writer Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg warned residents to remain calm in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene as flooding and power outages crippled cell phone services, forcing residents to actually interact with other human beings. On the Sunday Irene made landfall, an estimated 400,000 New York and more than half a million New Jersey customers were without electricity. New Jersey Public … [Read More...]

An artist rendering of a proposed LSU Medical Center building should the project receive state elevation grants.

To get hospital off ground,
elevation grants sought

By Alexa Surinck/The Levee high hopes writer Unable to secure federal backing for a bond issue to finance LSU’s new teaching hospital in New Orleans, and lacking $400 million dollars to close the gap, the University Medical Center board’s chairman has announced that LSU will seek elevation grant money to start construction. The move quickly enraged state residents who are still waiting for grants to elevate their homes while the state … [Read More...]

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