Latest Buras-Triumph, Louisiana Stories

2006-08-29 19:08:27

By Peter Henderson and Matt Daily NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans residents marched through their battered city on Tuesday, marking the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with tributes to rescue workers and the dead and calls to bring home those still dispersed by the storm. President Bush arrived for a memorial service and said he took "full responsibility" for the federal government's slow response to the nation's most damaging natural disaster, promising to do better next...

2006-08-29 12:02:06

By Russell McCulley and Matt Daily NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Bells tolled through the streets of New Orleans at 9:38 a.m. (1438 GMT) on Tuesday, marking the minute a year ago that the first torrent of water from Hurricane Katrina burst through a failing levee system and began inundating the city. President George W. Bush was on hand for a memorial service and to meet with residents on the anniversary and the city planned to mark the day in its own unique way. A crowd of about 50...

2006-04-15 12:49:31

By Jeffrey Jones BURAS, Louisiana (Reuters) - Seven months after Hurricane Katrina, Richard and Brenda Simmons still agonize over whether to rebuild their smashed two-story home in lower Plaquemines Parish on the southeastern tip of Louisiana. Their decision got harder this week after the U.S. government said it may not spend the hundreds of millions of dollars it would take to raise all the levees on the thin strip of land jutting into the Gulf of Mexico. Like many here, the...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.