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WASHINGTON - Public health officials expressed concern Tuesday about possible chemical contamination of waters flooding New Orleans in Hurricane Katrina's wake, saying no one yet knows if industrial leaks occurred.
NEW ORLEANS -- A weaker-than-expected Hurricane Gustav swirled into the fishing villages and oil-and-gas towns of Louisiana's Cajun country Monday, delivering only a glancing blow to New Orleans that did little more than send water sloshing harmlessly over its rebuilt floodwalls.
Hurricane Gustav damage in Gulfport, Miss.
Don’t look for a multitude of Mountaineers around the Valley. Unless, that is, you are hanging out at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, where the West Virginia University football team is staying, or the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort, where the alumni and trickle of die-hard supporters have set up camp.
SHOWING SUPPORT: Part-time Scottsdale resident Mark Dlatt browses through West Virginia merchandise on Thursday at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort.
NEW ORLEANS - An empty intersection. A tree surrounded by hurricane debris. Ruined houses still untouched since they were flooded by roof-deep water. Now they've been joined by an outdoor stage, with actors and an audience.
The stage for a free performance of Samuel Beckett\'s \"Waiting for Godot\" is in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans Friday, Nov. 2, 2007.
NEW ORLEANS - He was king for the day, and actor James Gandolfini ruled with a doubloon-filled fist, pleasing the revelers who stood in chilly temperatures for one of the highlights of Carnival - the rolling of the Krewe of Bacchus parade.
James Gandolfini wipes his head as he reigns as king of the Krewe of Bacchus as they roll in their Mardi Gras parade through the Uptown area of New Orleans Sunday.
NEW ORLEANS - Lack of airline flights in and out of New Orleans prompted Microsoft Corp. to cancel three meetings expected to bring a total of more than 30,000 people to New Orleans next year.
NEW ORLEANS - City planners who have been working independently will be brought together to develop a reconstruction plan to rebuild the city after Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Ray Nagin announced Wednesday.
NEW ORLEANS - Longtime port developer Joseph Cocchiara Jr. stands between railroad tracks and old warehouses. He could walk 100 feet and fall into the murky Mississippi River, yet he’s on some of the most coveted property in the city.
ON THE REBOUND: A giant cargo ship heads up the Mississippi River in the Port of New Orleans April 22. Development along the river has been limited to shipping interests, but since Hurricane Katrina the high ground along the river is attracting attent
WASHINGTON - President Bush is requesting $1.5 billion more to help make the levee system in New Orleans stronger than it was before Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast.
NEW ORLEANS - Nicole Guinchard left home with a fine arts degree nearly two years ago to find work in Alaska. Now she's back, hoping to land a job waiting tables at a top restaurant and support family members who lost their homes.
Charles Dupre, left, talks with Donald Marx, human resource manager for Home Depot in New Orleans, La.
NEW ORLEANS - Streams of cars filled with business owners started to make their way back into newly reopened sections of hurricane-ravaged New Orleans on Thursday, some vowing to rebuild their city, some pulling out.
NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Ray Nagin said Tuesday the city is laying off as many as 3,000 employees - or about half the city's workforce - because of the damage done to New Orleans' finances by Hurricane Katrina.
NEW ORLEANS - Police Superintendent Eddie Compass resigned Tuesday after four turbulent weeks in which the police force was wracked by desertions and disorganization in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath.
NEW ORLEANS - Clarence Rodriguez has ripped up the water-buckled floor tiles and is hard at work scraping mold off the walls of his home in the mostly black and impoverished Ninth Ward.