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  • Battered Cities President Bush
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    It was perhaps the biggest breakthrough in a day of progress in the ravaged city. Also on Friday, President Bush visited Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, saying there was still a lot of work ahead for the federal government. And after returning to Washington, Bush signed a $10.5 billion disaster relief bill. The amount includes $10 billion in supplemental funds for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and $500,000 for the Pentagon for its hurricane relief work. (Full story) Earlier in the ...
  • First American Became Governor Of New Orleans
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    Comprehensive New Orleans In a country containing so much diversity and history, it is practically impossible to locate one city which embodies 'American'; diversity. a colony started by the French was the first area to fully integrate culture and religion. The city of New Orleans, now prosperous form its diversity, epitomizes the 'American Melting Pot'; . It is complicated to relate such different backgrounds, but with an overview of history, culture, religion, and integration on a small scale,...
  • Category 4 5 1
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    I. This disaster appears to have been made far far worse than it could have been by a number of factors: A. The Hurricane was a Category 4/5.1. We are in a bad hurricane cycle that will last another 20 years. 2. Global warming might contribute to hurricane intensity, but this is most likely political dogma in the case of Katrina. 3. Levee system (see C) was designed for Category 3 max. B. The precarious location of New Orleans. 1. Surrounded by water on three sides. 2.70% below sea level and slo...
  • New Orleans Creole Population
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    History Pre-Civil War New Orleans New Orleans is a city in southern Louisiana, located on the Mississippi River. Most of the city is situated on the east bank, between the river and Lake Pontchartrain to the north. Because it was built on great turn of the river, it is known as the Crescent City. New Orleans, with a population of 496,938 (1990 census), is the largest city in Louisiana and one of the principal cities of the South. It was established onthe high ground nearest the mouth of the Miss...
  • New Orleans People In Guyana
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    The smell of stale beer in the air, loud music everywhere, people shouting and laughing having a good 'ole time is what carnival, better known as Mashumani is like in Guyana. When it's Mardi Gras in New Orleans, however, broken beads and trash are all over the ground, and everywhere one looks he / she sees someone taking off some type of clothing for some beads. Unlike in New Orleans people in Guyana know how to have fun with out taking off their clothes. I am a native of Guyana, South America, ...
  • Nation From Music In The 1920's Jazz
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    The twentieth century is the decade of experimentation and wild discoveries. It is the decade when Al Capone terrorizes humanity, when the Ku Klux Klan parades down Pennsylvania Avenue. The era when the automobile stars in the runway, when Babe Ruth swings back baseball's popularity and when sheiks and she bas bash their dazzling selves to the public. In music, 1920's is the century of the exhilarating and yet relaxing music of jazz, jazz, jazz. Pianos, saxophones, clarinets and soloists play tu...
  • The Carnival On Mardi Gras In New Orleans
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    This paper is about Mardi Gras, A festival or Carnival celebrated once a year. In this paper I will discuss how Mardi Gras originated, when it is celebrated, how it is celebrated, and what does it mean to all the different cultures. Mardi Gras, in the French speaking parts of the world and in some US southern states is the last day of carnival festivities preceding Lent, the time of penitence observed by Christians in preparation for Easter. Mardi Gras ("Fat Tuesday") is a French term for Shrove...
  • Patriarch Of Degas New Orleans Family
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    Christopher S. Price 10/7/1998 One can t paint Paris and Louisiana indifferently, it would turn into a kind of Monde Illust re. Besides, one must really make a very long stay to get hold of the customs of a race, that is to say of its charm. Instantaneous impressions are merely photographic. -Edgar Hillaire Degas Edgar Germain Hillaire Degas traveled to New Orleans in the fall of 1872 to spend a brief vacation with the Creole American branch of his family. Degas visit, although only four months,...
  • Clarence John Laughlin
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    Clarence John Laughlin was born in 1905 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and spent most of his life after 1910 in New Orleans. Laughlin was initially a writer, but he was inspired by the work of Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Edward Weston, and Man Ray, and received his first major project as a photographer in 1936 documenting the architecture of New Orleans. That was the beginning of his life as a photographer, and as a totally self-taught artist, he earned his living freelancing from 1946 until his...

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