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2010-08-16 09:48:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Newseum marks the fifth anniversary of the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history with "Covering Katrina," a new exhibit that chronicles the dramatic tale of the media's reporting of the killer storm that struck the Gulf Coast in August 2005. Hurricane Katrina shredded Mississippi's coast, left 80 percent of New Orleans under water, destroyed billions of dollars in property, displaced 1 million residents and resulted in the deaths of...

2009-09-11 14:24:41

A New Orleans police officer accused of stealing a watch while on a service call was previously cited for crimes two other times, court records revealed. Desmond Shorty, 24, resigned from the police department after he was arrested for allegedly taking a $3,500 watch from a woman's purse while inside an apartment without a search warrant on a disturbance call, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Friday. Court records show Shorty was issued a municipal summons for domestic battery in...

2009-08-13 16:10:32

Actor Brad Pitt has been called Oscar nominee, Golden Globe winner, celebrity and dad, but he says don't call him a New Orleans mayoral candidate. Pitt, who owns a house in the city's French Quarter and started a foundation to help rebuild the Lower 9th Ward, dismissed the possibility of his running for mayor of his sometimes hometown next year, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported Thursday. I don't have a chance, Pitt said during an interview on NBC's Today show. It's not what I do....

2009-07-01 17:13:21

Authorities in Louisiana say a man was arrested three times in a little more than a week for allegedly repeating the same crime -- not paying a restaurant bill. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said Michael Bryant, 36, of Tucson, Ariz., was first arrested June 22 after he refused to pay a $23 check at Melancon's Annex in Metairie, La., The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported Wednesday. Bryant was released but then sent back to jail a few days later when he refused to pay a check at...

2009-05-02 13:04:13

A U.S. Navy public affairs officer says this weekend's N'Awlins Air Show in New Orleans should enjoy a good draw despite competition for an audience. John Filostrat, the Navy's public affairs officer in New Orleans, said the air show taking place Saturday and Sunday at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Belle Chasse directly conflicts with the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported. Filostrat said naval officials were aware of the conflict...

2009-04-26 14:15:15

A gothic mansion in New Orleans will soon be transformed into a post-production studio for films, an individual involved in the project says. Michael Arata, a principal in the Voodoo Productions group invested in the renovation project, said the effort could result in film studios filming in Louisiana keeping their lucrative post-production works in the state, The New Orleans Times-Picayune said Sunday. We want to essentially trap the business and double the amount of time they spend here,...

2008-12-22 12:08:45

The library staff in Louisiana's St. Tammany Parish should reject any customer attempts to provide them with holiday treats, a state board says. The state Board of Ethics has informed the library staff for the New Orleans-area parish they are forbidden from accepting gifts from grateful patrons this holiday season, even small gifts such as cakes or houseplants, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported Sunday. The board's ruling on last week's question from library officials has left some...

2008-10-07 18:00:26

Four staff members for U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., have been subpoenaed to testify at his upcoming corruption trial, records show. The summonses issued to the congressman's staffers were revealed when they sent letters to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., notifying her they had received the subpoenas, and their letters were published in the Congressional Record, The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Tuesday. Authorities say the New Orleans congressman has been indicted...

2008-09-03 09:00:21

Officials in southeast Louisiana said Wednesday they were preparing for a flood of Hurricane Gustav refugees to stream back into their part of the state. In New Orleans, however, Mayor Ray Nagin announced that residents wouldn't be allowed back until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, as city crews were working to restore electricity, The Times-Picayune newspaper in New Orleans reported. "It's my humble opinion that the city is still in a very, very vulnerable state," Nagin said. "We need a little...

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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. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said the order likely would come Saturday with Gustav expected to hit the Gulf Coast early Tuesday as a Category 3 hurricane, The Times-Picayune newspaper in New Orleans reported Friday. Nagin said emergency officials stand ready to move as many as 30,000 people out of harm's way -- many of them survivors of devastating Hurricane...


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penuche
  • 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.
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