The river’s suspended sediment load, the mud that built so much of the delta, can’t be captured by dredges. It is that mud that we are wasting at the mouth—it’s the plume of sediment we see in satellite photos. There is four times as much mud in suspension in the river as sand on the bottom. While diversions can utilize that suspended sediment, dredging is limited to the sand on the bottom.
Pension Funds Sue on a Deal Gone Cold | The New York Times – The New Orleans Firefighters pension invested $100 million in a hedge fund that some claim was operated like a Ponzi scheme. One of the hedge fund’s investments was underwriting “Violet and Daisy,” a film about teenage assassins produced by a relative of the hedge fund. The hedge fund put $8 million from the pension into the film. Total Box office: $17,000.
The public agency that runs the French Market and other French Quarter real estate is ending the controversial arrangement governing Edison Park, a Bourbon Street property that it leases for $1 a year to a nonprofit group that’s been making about $138,000 annually in rent from a café that operates there under a sublease.
Five more lawmakers release Tulane University scholarship forms | WWL-TV — “The forms – which have now been provided to WWL-TV and The Advocate by 10 of the Legislature’s 144 members – show whether recipients of the full-ride Tulane scholarships are related to an elected official. The media organizations have sent letters requesting the forms from every legislator in the state.”
Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...
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