Posts Tagged 'Louisiana'

Guide To The Bars At The End Of The World

AtlasObscura.com reports –

People have found ways to live in the most inhospitable places on earth. Nearly immediately after finding a way to survive, they have found a way to get drunk. Likely because of, rather than in spite of, the challenges of living in the far reaches of the world, establishing a communal space is a survival necessity. Be it at the base of an active volcano, inside a 6,000-year-old tree, or even on your way to Mount Everest, no matter how far off the grid you end up, you are likely to find a place for strong spirits and lively conversation. In this Essential Guide, Atlas Obscura raises a glass to some of the oldest, most remote, and simply unlikely “Bars at the End of the World” in which to have a drink. Cheers!

Read about drinking establishments in places such as Galindez Island, Antarctica, Adamstown, Pitcairn Island, Birdsville, Australia and others.

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Photos of New Orleans’ Abandoned Amusement Park

In 2005, New Orleans’ Six Flags amusement park closed for Hurricane Katrina and has never re-opened.

Check out the pics HERE.

 

Weatherman Admits ‘We Have No Clue’

Apparently, those living on the Gulf Coast need to be prepared for anything this weekend. Hurricane? Locusts? Zombies?

WWL.com is reporting –

A low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico could be a hurricane by Saturday bringing ten inches of rain to Louisiana… or it could not develop at all… or it could go to Texas… or it could go to Florida.  Computer models are all over the map , and forecasters admit this one has them baffled. “It’s impossible to know yet what it is going to do,” Channel 4 Meteorologist Laura Buchtel said. “That’s why everybody just needs to watch it.” Buchtel says they hope to have better data after a Hurricane Hunter plane checks out the system this afternoon. Officials are urging people be prepared for anything.

Continue reading HERE.

Skeleton Found In Bank’s Chimney – Man Disappeared 27 Years Ago

CNN reported –

— Skeletal remains found in the chimney of an Abbeville, Louisiana, bank two months ago have been identified as those of a local man who hadn’t been seen in 27 years. The remains are those of Joseph W. Schexnider, who vanished at age 22 in January 1984, Abbeville police Lt. David Hardy told CNN. Schexnider’s disappearance was noted after he failed to show up for a court hearing on a charge of possession of a stolen vehicle. When officers showed up at his home to take him in to custody, Schexnider’s mother said he had fled to avoid arrest. The remains were discovered in May when construction workers were doing renovations on the main branch of the Bank of Abbeville, a historic building that sits on the main square in the southwestern Louisiana town of 25,000 people. Tests done at a Louisiana State University forensics lab established the remains were those of Schexnider. The cause of death was likely dehydration and starvation, Hardy said. Foul play was not suspected and the case is closed, he said. Hardy told reporters that Schexnider had gloves and a cigarette lighter on him, but no bag or anything to indicate he planned to carry loot from the bank.

Continue reading HERE.

 

 

 

Here We Go Again! Another BP Oil Rig In The Gulf Explodes

Yahoo reports –

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Coast Guard is saying that a mile-long oil sheen is spreading from the site off an offshore petroleum platform that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana. The site of the explosion is west of where BP’s massive spill occurred. The Coast Guard said no one was killed Thursday in the explosion. The blast was spotted by a commercial helicopter flying over the site. All 13 people aboard the rig were found floating in the water in survival gear.

Continue reading HERE.

Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival – Sept. 2-6, 2010

According to the festival’s official website –

Deep in the heart of Cajun Country, every Labor Day Weekend, tens of thousands of people celebrate at Louisiana’s oldest chartered harvest festival.
The festival has been honoring those who have worked tirelessly through rain and shine…and sometimes even hurricanes, to provide the area’s economic lifeblood for over half a century.  The festival also emphasizes the unique way in which these two seemingly different industries work hand-in-hand culturally and environmentally in this area of the “Cajun Coast.”  The event is free and has grown to become one of the country’s premiere festivals.  There’s plenty of fun for “kids” of all ages and lots to see, hear, do and eat!  The festival is truly a feast for ALL senses and according to Time Magazine, “…one of the best, most unusual, the most down-home, the most moving and the most fun the Country has to offer…” The Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, the state’s oldest chartered harvest festival…

Visit the festival’s official website.

Louisiana Targets Criminal Masterminds – Google Maps Users

According to TechDirt, a new law about to go into effect in Louisiana will add from 1 to 10 years to a prison sentence, if an online map was used in the process of committing the crime. The bill passed by a vote of 89-0. Apparently, in Louisiana, only criminal masterminds possess the skills needed to use Google Maps. This is another fine example of politicians being completely ignorant of technology.

Read the TechDirt article HERE.


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