• Issue of
  • May 3-9, 2005
  • Vol. 24, No. 123

News

  • Stopping a Second Line
  • Stopping a Second Line

    NOPD officers stop the ReBirth brass band and other mourners from parading -- and Treme residents say they've lost a traditional outlet for their sorrow.
  • Debate vs. Dialogue

    A controversy over a proposed Lusher School expansion provoked a lot of talk -- but not much dialogue -- about public education. Now, supporters and opponents of the plan tell their stories.
  • The Rev. Anthony Mitchell
  • The Rev. Anthony Mitchell

    "Our focus should be on the 'brain drain' at the other end of the spectrum: the children who drop out, flunk out, get pushed out or simply get the message they cannot achieve and stop trying."
  • Lona Hankins
  • Lona Hankins

    "In Lusher's classrooms and playgrounds, you can not distinguish the children whose parents are unemployed from those whose parents are doctors or professors."
  • Walter Umrani
  • Walter Umrani

    "Can anyone explain to me how a school with the state's highest achievers can exist in the very same district that has the state's lowest-scoring schools?"
  • Rodger Kamenetz
  • Rodger Kamenetz

    "The myths about Lusher High -- myths sadly stirred up by the city's daily newspaper -- exploded at April's heated school board meeting."
  • Ethics Surprises

    Louisiana is one of only seven states that do not require basic information on legislators' incomes, assets and potential conflicts of interest.
  • Dog Daze
  • Dog Daze

    Cats introduce a note of tranquility into any room they occupy for more than four minutes; a dog will remove that note in an even less time. Dogs live on the edge.

Columns

  • Upping the Ante
  • Upping the Ante

    Gov. Kathleen Blanco recognized that public subsidies to the Saints were always intended to be temporary -- something Saints owner Tom Benson seems to have forgotten.

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