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2011-06-29 09:03:00

NEW ORLEANS, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kool Smiles, a leading dental health provider for children and adults, has expanded into New Orleans with offices in Gentilly and Gretna. The new locations, which opened in May and June respectively, are the company's first in the New Orleans metro area, offering local residents convenient new options for quality dental care. The new offices are part of Kool Smiles' ongoing nationwide push to boost the availability of affordable dentistry to...

2010-06-29 13:50:00

Rebuilding 50 homes in Gentilly, Louisiana commemorating the 5th anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebuilding Together, the nation's leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership, has announced that their longtime sponsor, Sherwin-Williams (NYSE: SHW), will be supplying all the paint and painting supplies for the upcoming event, Fifty for Five. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090421/REBUILDINGLOGO)...

2005-09-19 09:19:17

By Andy Sullivan NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Some New Orleans residents were determined to clear away the mold, oil and muck to rebuild beloved homes, but others in the battered city took a last look at their destroyed houses over the weekend and decided to move on. Lee Cage was one who said he couldn't imagine living anywhere else. "I'm going to stay. I was born in New Orleans, my roots are here," said Cage, who was taking a break from knocking down moldy interior walls in his home....

2005-09-07 08:00:44

By Michael Christie NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin paused. A military helicopter was clattering thunderously overhead. "You know," he said when the ruckus died down. "The sounds of New Orleans were jazz, people laughing, people eating a good meal. And now the sounds of New Orleans are helicopters and army vehicles. This is almost surreal." A city once known for its bacchanalian diversions and Bohemian elegance, New Orleans today is a place of uniforms and guns,...

2005-09-06 16:58:02

By Paul Simao NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Relief workers cruised the flooded streets of New Orleans in small boats on Tuesday, blowing whistles and yelling out for stranded survivors of Hurricane Katrina, but found few signs of life. In Gentilly, a middle-class neighborhood that was among the hardest hit during the hurricane, street signs poked out of the murky, tea-colored waters and countless cars lay submerged amid other debris in the depths. The bloated body of a man floated on a...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.