New Orleans Magazine - August 2008

After the Storm

Louis Armstrong School – 9th Ward 23rd Psalm – 9th Ward Charbonnet Street – 9th Ward Church of the Living God – 9th Ward Louis Armstrong School Assembly Hall – 9th Ward St. Rose Mission Baptist Church Flag – 9th Ward…

NOLA by the Numbers

25Percent of our nation’s petrochemicals produced in Louisiana. 1714Year Louis Antoine Juchereau de St. Denis founded Fort St. Jean Baptiste des Natchitoches, the first permanent European settlement in Louisiana. 1,800,000Approximate number of migratory waterfowl that use Louisiana’s coastal wetlands for…

The Hotel That Was

Quasimodo once had dinner there.Few details of actor Charles Laughton’s meal at the Pontchartrain Hotel’s Caribbean Room are known other than the menu, which included three of the restaurant’s house specialties; Crabmeat Remick, Shrimp Bisque and Trout Veronique.Laughton, who was…

Bob Peyton’s Milestone List

“If you think you can, or you think you can’t … you’re right!”– Henry FordBob Peyton is quick to pull out the battered brown wallet from his back pocket and yank from it his “milestones” card: a tiny square laminated…

Moment of Truth

Ed. Note: With this issue we continue our Baghdad Dispatch column, now written by two authors; Marine Capt. Mary Noyes, an attorney, and Marine Maj. Meredith Brown, an Iraqi Women’s Engagement officer. Their respective columns will appear in alternate months.…

Life Along St. Claude Avenue

The doors opened on my shift – I remember I wrote the first patient name in the admit book,” recalls Connie Masson. In the 1970s, during her years at the University of New Orleans, Masson had a job as an…

Feeling the Pain

Gomer Gunch should have bought his wife a watch.It would have saved all of us a lot of trouble.Mr. Gunch was my mother-in-law Ms. Larda’s second husband. Sometime or other he promised to buy her a watch but he passed…

Last Call

Yes it’s true!Beer and cheeseIt trips so easily off the tongue: Wine and cheese pairing. Now try this tongue-twister: Beer and cheese pairing.Not only does it sound a lot like a hot August night without air conditioning, it doesn’t even…

Etc. Editorial

Art at the AlleyDutch Alley is an artist co-op that offers a variety of art including photography, jewelry, hats, costumes, accessories, paintings, wood carvings and more.“It was designed to be an artists’ venue where visitors would meet the artists and…

Featured Dining

Court of Two Sisters’ Chef PenedoExecutive Chef Chad Penedo of the Court of Two Sisters is a New Orleans native who’s been with the restaurant for over a year. Penedo says that when he started at the restaurant he read…

Roll Green Wave

With an illustrious roster of Tulane University Football alums there’s no doubt the university can produce quality players. But can they win games this year?Head Coach Bob Toledo, heading into his second season coaching at TU, has a decent record.…

30˚90˚ Calendar

Through Oct. 5. “Peter Sarkisian: Extruded Video engines 6,7,8 and 9;” Contemporary Arts Center. Information, 528-3805, www.cacno.org. Through August 3. Running With Scissors’ A Place in the Sun; Le Chat Noir. Information, 581-5812, www.caberetlechatnoir.com. August 1-6, 16-19, 29-31. Zephyrs home…

Children in Need

According to the Louisiana Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, 20 percent of school-aged children experience diagnosable mental health problems, yet of these children, 70 percent never receive care. In fact, of the 110,000 children identified as having a…

Specialty Clinics

ADDICTIONAddiction Recovery Resources of New Orleans was founded in 1994 on one basic principle: Addiction is a treatable disease. Since then, ARRNO has developed into Louisiana’s premier private addiction treatment center. Programs offered at ARRNO include Outpatient Detoxification, Residential &…

Cutting-Edge Technology

CARDIOVASCULAR INSTITUTE OF THE SOUTHIn 1983, Dr. Craig Walker, the founder of Cardiovascular Institute of the South in Houma, established Terrebonne General Medical Center’s first catheterization lab and interventional cardiology program. Since then CIS has always been an advocate of…

Committed to the Cause

Paul Friedlander never had to wonder about what he wanted to do when he grew up or where he wanted to do it. As a fourth-generation physician, Friedlander knew he wanted to be in medicine and as a New Orleans…

Calm in the Storm

He was always doing good things for people,” says Dr. Robert Veith about his childhood role model and family friend. “I wanted to do the same things.”Veith speaks plainly about his dedication to his field and the real need for…

Life-changing Treatments

"I think of myself as a physician scientist,” Dr. Carolyn Beach Daul says. “I try to find out what’s going on with each patient as scientifically as I can.” Daul sees her field as a subspecialty dealing with allergy and…

Curious Mind

When I started college, I did not want to go into medicine,” Dr. James McKinnie says. “Originally, I wanted to be an engineer.” That was the first thing McKinnie wanted to explain about how he became a doctor. He continues,…

Exploring a Final Frontier

"I actually wanted to come back after Katrina,” says Dr. John D. England. “I thought that people should come back to New Orleans to help with the redevelopment of the medical center at Louisiana State University and the rebirth of…

Top Doctors List

Addiction Medicine Kenneth Boyd SumnerJefferson Psychiatric Associates3340 Severn Ave., Suite 206Metairie, LA 70002889-1448 Allergy and Immunology    Carolyn Beach DaulAllergy, Asthma and Immunology Associates3939 Houma Blvd., Suite 20Metairie, LA 70006885-2121 W. Edward Davis IIIOchsner Health SystemOchsner Medical CenterDepartment of Allergy and…

Top Doctors Intro

As always, we take health care reporting quite seriously. There is no perfect way to determine the city’s best physicians but we use a service that we feel is as good as possible. Here are some questions and answers about…

Verdict Please

Ed. Note: This first-hand account of a doctor facing a malpractice suit is offered as an example of the concerns and issues that a defendant faces. It is not intended to be a commentary on the plaintiff whose identity, and…

Building Their own Hospital

More than 180,000 women in the U.S. will face a diagnosis of breast cancer this year the American Cancer Society estimates. Each case will be unique, but doctors who treat the disease say most of these women have one wish…

Paula's Story

It wasn’t supposed to end this way: a teacher at the pinnacle of her career, a mother approaching “grandchildren time,” a wife secure in 32 years of marriage. She was taken from her students, her children, her husband, her family…

A Contemporary Oasis

Located in a quiet neighborhood near Lakeside Shopping Center, the street view of Brenda and Ray Newman’s home gives only a faint hint to the glamour beyond the front door. Step inside and view the all-white furnishings in the large…