New Orleans Magazine - June 2006

ERROL LABORDE: Bill Jefferson - The Mother Teresa connection

Congressman Bill Jefferson cautions us that there are two sides to every story, and he is right. While some of the facts about the ongoing federal investigation into his business dealings admittedly look suspicious, we have been looking for that…

GLANCING BACK

Nagin re-takes New Orleans Basking in his runoff victory over the state’s lieutenant governor, C. Ray Nagin made his mayoral comeback official on Thursday. After repeating his oath of office during ceremonies at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the…

PERSONA: Henry "Junior" Rodriguez

After Hurricane Katrina, the only way you could have missed St. Bernard Parish President Henry “Junior” Rodriguez on television is if you were living in an ashram in India. Though he was known locally for years through his work on…

MARQUEE: places to go, people to see, things to do

Petal Pushers For thousands of years, orchids have lured men and women into obsession – with up to 35,000 species, the flower’s beauty and variety are unsurpassed; there is even one species found in the Arctic. To showcase this unique…

INSIDE: A MAN AND HIS SHED

On a board above the door in my shed is my own personal museum. Items include a 1967 New Orleans Saints ashtray, a small sign for Big Shot Cola and a mounted pair of bull horns from Mexico (from the…

LOOKING AHEAD

Blanco, Legislature target N.O. assessors Gov. Kathleen Blanco will continue pressing this week to cut the number of property assessors in Orleans Parish from seven to one. With the measure facing opposition from some quarters, Blanco is expected to personally…

HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN NEW ORLEANS

June 5-7 Symphony Book Fair at the Jewish Community Center on the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Jefferson will benefit the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. For more information call 861-2004. June 6 The Jefferson Chamber and Cox Communications present: Report…

NEW ORLEANS' VOICES: Russell Civello and Steve Lohr

This week NewOrleansPodCasting.com Craig Kraemer talks to restaurant owner Russell Civello of Ristorante Civello, Russell's optimism creates a vision of beauty and culinary excitement post Katrina. This uptown Italian restaurant is a wonderful addition to the revitalization of New Orleans.…