New Orleans Magazine - August 2012

Healthbeat

The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc., recently awarded Ochsner Clinic Foundation with a three-year accreditation, widely considered to be the gold standard for protection of human participants involved in research. Nearly 300 clinical research trials…

Needed: A Health Wizard

There needs to be a Health Wizard to, once and for all, resolve some questions for us. Here is an example: Recently I saw someone eating from a bag of fried pork rinds. Now I don’t mind an occasional rind…

The Ride to the Rose Parade

A New Orleans marching band program devised to help keep kids on the right course will soon be taking them to the streets for one the most important national events to which marching bands aspire. The Roots of Music is…

The French Have It Right!

Whatever else you may think of France, the people of that nation have the correct idea for August: They head for the beach or the cooler countryside en masse. I don’t know why the city in the New World entrusted…

Letters

Explaining the Fall Re: “A Queen Falls: The surrender of New Orleans was a critical moment in the Civil War,” by Ron Chapman. March 2012 issue. Thank you very much for your article “A Queen Falls,” the story about the…

Maria at the Ballpark

Somewhere around the sixth inning, Maria came into our consciousness. The Zephyrs were already ahead 8-0 over the Oklahoma City Redhawks, but that didn’t matter much to Maria, who had other things on her mind in addition to her ancestral…

SAL PERRICONE’S

NEXT CHAPTER Former prosecutor, aka “Henry L. Mencken1951,” speaks out

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Tails and the City

People who aren’t from New Orleans have a certain opinion about people who are from New Orleans: They think we’re nuts. You ever notice that when you travel? You could be in Timbuktu, but when you say you’re from New…

Thomas Morstead

When I went to interview New Orleans Saint Thomas Morstead I took a look online to get some information about punters, a sometimes-overlooked – but crucial – position on a football team.  The first definition I pulled up had nothing…

Rolling On the River, Revisited

The cruise industry’s newest ships now call on New Orleans as the city grows into a more important cruise hub. But lately, evocative reminders of the riverfront’s past are also visiting New Orleans in the form of paddle wheelers. This…

Picayune Memories

I can not remember a day in my life without the morning Times-Picayune on the doorstep. Did that influence my decision to become a writer? I don’t know, but two years after I graduated from Newcomb College, I was hired…