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2005-12-20 00:30:00

By Michele Gershberg NEW ORLEANS -- A wilted red velvet ribbon and a plastic wreath are all the holiday decorations Jane and Randy could find as they scrounged for housewares from their flooded New Orleans home. The couple returned to the city this weekend with a trailer filled with waterlogged furniture dug out a while ago from that house. Like so many others in the middle-class Lakeview neighborhood, it had been inundated with six feet of water when Hurricane Katrina hit on August 29. With...

Word of the Day
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.