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2008-09-29 03:00:20

By Cohen, Ariella New Orleans officials must take a stronger lead in protecting its infrastructure and buildings from future hurricanes, said the planner behind the city's forthcoming 20-year land-use master plan.

2008-09-04 09:00:22

By Adam Nossiter and John Schwartz Thayer Evans contributed reporting from Houma, Louisiana.

2008-08-29 15:15:00

The mayor of New Orleans says it is "very probable" he will order the evacuation of New Orleans in advance of Tropical Storm Gustav.

2006-09-04 07:05:00

Standing in the ruins of the Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin envisions for the crowd a city rebuilt from Hurricane Katrina with new houses standing high above the reach of killer storms and grinding poverty.

2006-09-01 14:01:49

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin vowed never again to call the World Trade Center site a "hole in the ground" during a visit to New York on Friday to let investors know his hurricane-devastated city is reopen for business.

2006-08-23 07:20:07

By Peter Henderson NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - To hear Agnes Ferrell tell it, the only reason that President Bush has mustered federal hurricane aid for New Orleans is that Mayor Ray Nagin would not leave him alone.

2006-08-22 18:45:00

Almost a year after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and forced an exodus from the flooded city, Mayor Ray Nagin on Tuesday was still trying to convince evacuees to come home.

2006-08-22 17:52:17

By Russell McCulley NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A help center for Louisiana home owners to get rebuilding grants after Hurricane Katrina opened on Tuesday as Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco acknowledged frustration with the slow pace of aid.

2006-08-09 17:08:37

By Peter Henderson NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The Hurricane Katrina anniversary comedy night is off the schedule. Plans for celebratory fireworks were cut, too.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.