Oil spill’s effect on health of cleanup workers unclear; New Orleans homicide rate continues to drop

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The lower Mississippi River should carry enough sand during the next six centuries to supply the needs of sediment-capturing diversions proposed for Louisiana to rebuild wetlands, according to a scientific letter published online Sunday in Nature Geoscience.

Outgoing New Orleans City Council President Jackie Clarkson has asked the Regional Planning Commission to study what it would take to put a streetcar line along General de Gaulle Drive in Algiers.

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