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18 months after Katrina
Much work
                                                Crime expected to get worse
                                                  By Christopher Tidmore                  despite the new policing efforts.      evacuees were criminals, only that      to get convicted than in New
                                                  Political Columnist                       “FEMA’s going to run out of rent     there is an incentive for the violent   Orleans. This is looking back two

remains to                                           A University of New Orleans
                                                  Criminologist told The Louisiana
                                                                                          subsidies in Houston, what’s going
                                                                                          to happen to those people?” Dr.
                                                                                          Peter Scharf asked.
                                                                                                                                 criminals from New Orleans to
                                                                                                                                 come home once the free rent ends.
                                                                                                                                  “The chance of a murderer getting
                                                                                                                                                                         years,” so as to provide a consistent
                                                                                                                                                                         comparison of imprisonment rates
                                                                                                                                                                         between Orleans and Houston.

be done                                           Weekly last week that there is a real
                                                  danger that murders may increase
                                                                                             The criminologist made it clear
                                                                                          that he was not implying that all
                                                                                                                                 convicted in Harris County is
                                                                                                                                 between 35 to 40 times more likely
                                                                                                                                                                           “If you are a criminal with a big,
                                                                                                                                                                                 Continued on Page 2
By Bill Quigley
Contributing Writer

  Each morning, Debra South Jones drives
120 miles into New Orleans to cook and
                                                Hair weaves                                                                                                          Venue for
serve over 300 free hot meals each day to
people in eastern New Orleans, where she                                                                                                                             Levon Jones
                                                tangle
lived until Hurricane Katrina took her
home. Ms. Jones and several volunteers
also distribute groceries to 18,000 fami-
lies a month through their group, Just the
                                                                                                                                                                     trial still
                      Right Attitude. Who
                                                                                                                                                                     in doubt
                                                self-image
                      comes for food?
‘When it is           “Most of the people
all said and are working on their                                                                                                                                     The Louisiana Supreme Court has the
done, there           own houses because                                                                                                                             responsibility of deciding where the
                      they can’t afford                                                                                                                              racially charged trial involving a black
has been a

                                                for black
                      contractors,”      she                                                                                                                         college student killed by four white
lot more              said. “They are liv-                                                                                                                           bouncers outside a French Quarter bar
                      ing in their gutted-                                                                                                                           will be held.
said than                                                                                                                                                              Clay Montz, 34, Arthur Irons, 42,
                      out houses with no
done..                electricity.”                                                                                                                                  Brandon Vicknair, 21, and Matthew



                                                women
Congressman             Why do thousands                                                                                                                             Taylor, 23, were charged with
Emmanuel Cleaver                                                                                                                                                     manslaughter in the death of Levon
                      of people need food
(D-MO)
                      and why are people                                                                                                                             Jones, 26, a college student at Georgia
                      living in gutted-out                                                                                                                           Southern University. The four Razzoo
houses with no electricity? Look at New                                                                                                                              Bar & Patio bouncers were captured
                                                By Malena Amusa                                                                                                      on videotape wrestling Jones to the
Orleans 18 months after Katrina and you
                                                Contributing Writer                                                                                                  ground and restraining him as NOPD
will realize why it is so difficult for peo-
ple to exercise the human right to return                                                                                                                            officers stood nearby. Orleans Parish
                                                  (Special to the NNPA
to their homes.
                                                from Womensenews) -- This past                                                                                                   Continued on Page 2
  Half the homes in New Orleans still do
                                                winter I noticed something very
not have electricity. Eighteen months after
                                                unsettling while I was visiting my
Katrina, a third of a million people in the
New Orleans metro area have not returned.
  FEMA told Congress that 60,000 fami-
                                                family in St. Louis. Almost all the
                                                Black women I encountered were
                                                sporting lavishly long hair weaves,
                                                                                                                                                        AP Photo
                                                                                                                                                                     Lower 9th
lies in Louisiana still live in 240 square
foot trailers — usually at least three to a
trailer. The Louisiana Hurricane Task
                                                fake locks that can add length and volume after
                                                being sewed or glued to the scalp. Weaves come in
                                                straight, curly and kinky textures. But most Black
                                                                                                         unnappy hair. Many believe this is a demonstration
                                                                                                         of self-loathing.
                                                                                                           The January copy of Essence magazine I picked
                                                                                                                                                                     Ward gets
Force estimated in December 2006 that
there was an“urgent need” for 30,000
affordable rental apartments in New
                                                women with weaves wear them to extend and
                                                straighten the appearance of their naturally coiled
                                                and nappy hair.
                                                                                                         up didn’t help. “Look Beautiful in your 20s, 30s,
                                                                                                         40s, 50s . . . Real Women and Celebs Share Beauty
                                                                                                         and Health Secrets,” the cover read. Featured were
                                                                                                                                                                     health clinic
Orleans alone — and another 15,000                                                                                                                                    Despite ongoing problems with insur-
                                                  Everywhere I turned, from the church to the mall,      three celebrities with flowing, bouncy weaves and           ance companies and the state’s oft-
around the rest of the state.
                                                Black women suited up in this straight-hair uni-         another woman whose silver hair was visibly                 maligned Road Home program, resi-
   Eighteen months after Katrina, over 80
                                                form. Was I missing something? I thought. Would          straightened to suppress the real curl underneath.          dents of the Lower Ninth Ward found
percent of the 5,100 New Orleans-occu-
                                                my close-cut afro set me too far apart from other        Essence had made it clear: There was no way to be           another reason for hope last week
pied public housing apartments remained
                                                Black women?                                             nappy-haired and beautiful at any age.                      when they witnessed the opening of a
closed by order of the U.S. Department of
                                                  Natural, kinky hair — which is most associated           This perplexed me because around St. Louis, so            facility dedicated to improving health
Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
                                                with Blackness — has also been tied to inferiority       many everyday women who have no celebrity                   care in the city. On Thursday, March 1,
which controlled the Housing Authority of
                                                in the United States. We can thank entrepreneur          stakes to claim were subscribing to this myopic             in response to the lack of medical serv-
New Orleans (HANO) since 2002. HUD
                                                Madame C.J. Walker, the late 19th century inventor       image of beauty wrapped around these hair weaves            ices available to returning families,
pressed ahead even though internal HANO
                                                of the hot pressing comb — literally a comb-shaped       that, by the way, can take hours to glue onto the           Lower 9th Ward residents finally
documents show it would cost less to
                                                iron — for the subsequent years of Black women           scalp and cost hundreds of dollars.                         opened the doors to their new medical
repair and renovate these apartments than
                                                burning their disobedient hair into submission. Still       I wanted to walk in their shoes and understand           clinic located in the home of Patricia
demolish them and redevelop the area. A
                                                today among African Americans, there exists a stra-      them, so I decided to get a long, straight wig.
MIT professor inspected the buildings and
                                                ta between those with “bad hair” and “good hair,”        Without the labor-intensive process, I achieved the                     Continued on Page 2
declared them structurally sound.
                                                the latter being hair that is most in sync with the      luscious locks of a weave so I could learn what the
Architecture critics applaud the current
                                                dominant culture.                                        non-celebrity woman had to gain from emulating the
garden-style buildings. Yet HUD plows
ahead, planning to spend tens of millions
of Katrina dollars to tear down millions of
                                                  Walk into any pharmacy and you’ll see a deluge of
                                                harsh chemical products that promise Black women                                Continued on Page 11                 D.A. likely
dollars of habitable and salvageable hous-
ing and end up with far fewer affordable                                                                                                                             to close
apartments – a clear loss for the communi-
ty and its residents.
   Over $100 billion was approved by
                                                Jefferson attorneys seek return                                                                                      case of La.
Congress to rebuild the Gulf Coast, with
$50 billion of that earmarked for tempo-
rary and long-term housing. Just under
                                                of FBI-confiscated papers                                                                                            mayor
                                                 Attorneys for Democratic Rep. William Jefferson        and the FBI are covered by Congress’ separation of
$30 billion was designated for emergency                                                                                                                            By Doug Simpson
                                               asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to force the     powers privilege to shield certain legislative material
response and Department of Defense                                                                                                                                  AP Writer
                                               Bush administration to return all documents that         from executive review.
spending. Over $18 billion was allocated
                                               were seized during an FBI raid last year on the con-      But the FBI “inspected every document in the office
for state and local response and the                                                                                                                                   BATON ROUGE,
                                               gressman’s office.                                       suite and copied every comput-
rebuilding of infrastructure. $3.6 billion                                                                                                                          La. (AP) - The dis-
                                                 In their 52-page request, lawyers for Jefferson, D-    er hard drive or other electron-
was budgeted for health, social services                                                                                                                            trict attorney in Lake
                                               La., argued that the Justice Department violated         ic storage device they could
and job training, and $3.2 for non-hous-                                                                                                                            Charles, La., said WASHINGTON
                                               Congress’ right to withhold certain information from     find,” the attorneys wrote in
ing cash assistance. $1.9 billion was                                                                                                                               Feb. 22 he will likely
                                               the executive branch when it conducted the unprece-      their request filed Wednesday
allocated for education and $1.2 billion                                                                                                                            close the case of a newly elected small
                                               dented 18-hour search last May 20-21.                    with the U.S. Court of Appeals
                                                                                                                                                                    town mayor’s shooting death now that a
               Continued on Page 3                The raid was part of a 16-month international         in the District of Columbia.
                                                                                                                                                                    second investigation determined that
                                               bribery investigation of Jefferson, who allegedly          “Once that occurs, the privi-
                                                                                                                                                                    the death was a suicide.
                                               accepted $100,000 from a telecommunications busi-        lege is breached.”
                                                                                                                                                                       Gerald Washington, the first black
                                               nessman — $90,000 of which was later recovered in           “Because this case involves
                                                                                                                                                                    elected mayor in predominantly white
                                               a freezer in the congressman’s Louisiana home.           the first time in United States
                                                                                                                                                                    Westlake in southwestern Louisiana,
                                                 Jefferson’s attorneys said nearly 19,000 pages of      history that a search warrant
                                                                                                                                            REP. WILLIAM            was found dead on Dec. 30, shot in the
                                               documents and electronic files seized by prosecutors
       $    $"$$" % &                                                                                    Continued on Page 2               JEFFERSON                           Continued on Page 9
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Levon Jones venue                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      are charged with first-degree mur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       der and attempted murder.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         In the letter to the state Supreme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bigelow’s        clerk,     Michael
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Riehlmann, until August 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         activists and justice advocates also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         pointed out that Judge Bigelow has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Several community leaders have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                said Judge Bigelow’s involve-
Continued from Page 1                                                                                                                    tutionally guaranteed the right to a                                                                                                                   Again, this relationship, particular-    been accused by judicial adminis-      ment in of the Danziger 7 and
                                                                                                                                         jury “that is completely ignorant of                                                                          Court, the civil rights groups listed    ly when viewed in context, only          trator Carla Smith of making           Razzoo murder trials will make it
Coroner Frank Minyard concluded                                                                                                          the case.”                                                                                                    several conflicts of interest that       undermines community confi-              racially derogatory remarks direct-    difficult for justice to prevail in
that Jones died of asphyxiation and                                                                                                          The Fourth Circuit of Appeals                                                                             may prevent Judge Bigelow from           dence in the fair and just disposi-      ed at his African-American col-        these cases and will do very little
classified his death as a homicide.                                                                                                      ruled, “We find that the trial court’s                                                                        handling the case fairly:                tion of this case.”                      leagues on the bench, referring to     to restore public trust in the crim-
  Police initially booked the four                                                                                                       judgment granting the defendants’                                                                                 “• One of Judge Bigelow’s               The coalition of civil rights         them as “crazy black judges.”          inal justice system.◊
bouncers with negligent homicide,                                                                                                        motion prior to conducting a voir                                                                             minute clerks, Emily DeSalvo
which carries a maximum five-
year prison sentence, but Orleans
Parish District Attorney Eddie
                                                                                                                                         dire of potential jurors was, in effect,
                                                                                                                                         premature and an abuse of discre-
                                                                                                                                         tion. Therefore, we reverse the judg-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Blackburn, is the daughter of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Frank DeSalvo, the attorney for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       defendant Kenneth Bowen. Both
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jefferson seeks confiscated papers
Jordan upgraded the charge to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Continued from Page 1                    Jefferson’s appointment, which           Still, Democratic leaders believe
                                                                                                                                         ment and remand the matter to the                                                                             her brother, Gerald De Salvo, and
manslaughter, which carries a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            could be particularly difficult for    the resolution giving Jefferson a
                                                                                                                                         trial court for further proceedings.”                                                                         husband, Robert Blackburn are her        has been executed on a congression-
maximum sentence of 40 years if                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          some freshmen members who ran          seat on the Homeland panel will
                                                                                                                                            Defense lawyers said they will                                                                             father’s law partners. In addition,      al office, it is vital that the remedy
the bouncers are convicted.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              last November on an anti-corrup-       ultimately pass.
                                                                                                                                         file an appeal.                                                                                               her father is the legal representa-      imposed be sufficiently stringent to
   Orleans Parish Criminal Court                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         tion platform.                           Responding to Republican leader-
                                                                                                                                           The state’s highest court has sever-                                                                        tive of the Police Association of        deter future searches that exceed
Judge Raymond Bigelow decided                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jefferson argues that the influen-   ship opposition to his appointment
                                                                                                                                         al options: It can deny uphold the                                                                            New Orleans (PANO).                      constitutional            boundaries,”
April 7, 2006 to move the trial out-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     tial       Homeland        Security    to the House Homeland Security
                                                                                                                                         4th Circuit Court of Appeal’s deci-                                                                             • Another minute clerk in Judge        Jefferson’s team concluded. “The
side of Orleans Parish due to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Committee is a perfect fit, consid-    Committee Thursday, Jefferson
                                                                                                                                         sion, reverse that decision without                                                                           Bigelow’s office, Claire Livaccari,      only remedy that will vindicate and
extensive media coverage of the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ering that it oversees the FEMA        issued the following statement:
                                                                                                                                         comment or elect to hear arguments.                                                                           is the wife of Sgt. Donovan              protect the fundamental principles
Dec. 31, 2004 incident. The                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              budget and many aspects of the              “I believe that the House
                                                                                                                                           The Circuit Court decision comes                                                                            Livaccari. Sgt. Livaccari is an offi-    of separations of powers and legisla-
Orleans Parish D.A.’s office, on                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         recovery. The Congressman              Republican Leadership’s announce-
                                                                                                                                         a week after Safe Streets/Strong                                                                              cer with the New Orleans Police          tive independence ... is return of all
behalf of the state, appealed the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        accused his Republican col-            ment that they plan to challenge my
                                                                                                                                         Communities, the New Orleans                                                                                  Department (NOPD) and is the             of the seized materials.”
judgment of the trial court granting                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     leagues of playing politics.           appointment to the House
                                                                                                                                         branch of the NAACP, the New                                                                                  employee representative and                 The Justice Department had no
the defendants’ motions for a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                New York Republican Jerry          Homeland Security Committee is
                                                                                                                                         Orleans chapter of SCLC, Hope                                                                                 spokesperson for the Crescent City       immediate comment.
change of venue.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Nader worried that giving access       simply politics as usual. Speaker
                                                                                                                                         House, the Innocence Project New                                                                              Lodge #2 of the Fraternal Order of          Last summer, the appeals court
   Last Thursday, the 4th Circuit                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to some of the “nation’s most sen-     Pelosi did the right thing by placing
                                                                                                                                         Orleans and A Fighting Chance                                                                                 Police (FOP), an organization that       agreed to delay the Justice
Court of Appeal overturned Judge                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         sitive secrets” to someone under       the congressional Member who rep-
                                                                                                                                         submitted a letter to the Louisiana                                                                           zealously advocates on behalf of         Department’s review — and there-
Bigelow’s decision with a 2-1 vote.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      federal investigation could affect     resents hurricane-ravaged New
                                                                                                                                         Supreme Court requesting the                                                                                  NOPD officers.                           fore, the bulk of its investigation
The Circuit Court explained that                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         national security.                     Orleans on this committee. My dis-
                                                                                                                                         forcible recusal of Judge Raymond                                                                               • Defendant Ignatius Hill’s attor-     — of more than a dozen computer
while defendants have the right to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Nevertheless, Pelosi is deter-     trict desperately needs a voice on
                                                                                                                                         Bigelow from the “Danziger 7”                                                                                 ney, Bruce Whittaker, was former-        hard drives, several floppy discs
have a fair trial they are not consti-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   mined to proceed with a vote this      this panel, which oversees FEMA
                                                                                                                                         case in which seven police officers                                                                           ly the law partner of Judge              and two boxes of documents that          week, and believes that Jefferson      and examines how to improve fed-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                were seized as he challenges the         will join the committee; though,       eral response to natural disasters like

9th Ward gets health clinic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     legality of the raid.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jefferson was re-elected to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Congress last year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         her aides acknowledged that their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         move to give the seat to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Louisiana Democrat, who is under
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hurricane Katrina.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “The Republican Leadership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                believes they are embarrassing
Continued from Page 1                                                                                                                    impacting solutions and are work-                                                                             the returning residents of this com-       House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has         federal investigation for bribery,     Speaker Pelosi when actually, all
                                                                                                                                         ing on others projects all designed                                                                           munity who would otherwise go            postponed until at least this week       would not happen via the simple        she is trying to do is come to the
Berryhill, a registered nurse and                                                                                                        to ensure that the historic Lower                                                                             without access to care.                  action on a resolution that would        and fast consent motion they had       aid of Louisiana constituents who
former resident of the Lower 9th                                                                                                         9th Ward enjoys a long and pros-                                                                                  “It is amazing what we can           place embattled Rep. William J.          planned to offer.                      were devastated some 18-months
Ward.                                                                                                                                    perous future.                                                                                                accomplish when we put all our           Jefferson on the Homeland                   Jefferson has been under federal    ago...the same people who were
    The Lower 9th Ward Health                                                                                                              Resident health care providers,                                                                             talents and God-given gifts togeth-      Security Committee.                      investigation for nearly two years.    unable to receive the federal assis-
Clinic, a newly established pri-                                                                                                         Common Ground Lower 9th Ward                                                                                  er for the betterment of our com-          Republicans demanded a roll call       His well-publicized case includes      tance they needed on the watch of
mary care medical clinic, is located                                                                                                     Project and Leaders Creating                                                                                  munity. This is a time of reflec-        vote that some Democrats are wor-        FBI videotape of him allegedly         the very same Republican
at 5228 St. Claude Avenue, at the                                                                                                        Change Through Contribution                                                                                   tion, but also a time of rebuilding.     ried could be potentially embar-         accepting a cash bribe, $90,000 of     Leadership.”
corner of Egania Street.                                                                                                                 linked their efforts to provide                                                                               In the words of the prophet              rassing. Instead of the usual unan-      which federal authorities say was
   The clinic, the only health care                                                                                                      medical services that are not                                                                                 Nehemiah, “Let us rise up and            imous voice vote, every Democrat         later found stashed in a freezer in    Christopher Tidmore contributed
provider for the Lower 9th Ward,                                                                                                         accessible to the residents of the                                                                            build,” said Alice Craft-Kerney,         will now have to go on record on         his home.                              to this article.◊
will also accept patients from sur-                                                                                                      Lower 9th Ward and surrounding                                                                                R.N., Executive Director of the
rounding neighborhoods.                                                                                                                  areas. The clinic is collaborating                                                                            Lower 9th Ward Health Clinic.
  Since the storm, New Orleans has                                                                                                       and partnering with St. Margaret’s                                                                               Despite the level of destruction,
been struggling to reopen hospitals                                                                                                      Daughters, California Nurse’s                                                                                 more and more residents are
and critical healthcare services,                                                                                                        Association, AARP, Tulane’s New                                                                               returning to their damaged or
leaving thousands of families with                                                                                                       Orleans Children’s Health Project                                                                             destroyed homes every day, but
either no access to medical care or                                                                                                      and others, and has received                                                                                  they are struggling to survive and
as much as a 14-hour wait in an                                                                                                          invaluable legal and accounting                                                                               rebuild. Surrounded by flood
emergency room across town.                                                                                                              assistance from McGlinchey                                                                                    debris, collapsed houses and top-
 The Lower 9th Ward is one of the                                                                                                        Stafford, PLLC and Postlethwaite                                                                              pled cars, parts of the neighbor-
areas most heavily devastated by                                                                                                         & Netterville, respectively.                                                                                  hood are still without electricity.
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and                                                                                                            The clinic will fill many unmet                                                                                 The Lower 9th Ward Health
its survival is dependent upon                                                                                                           needs of the communities it serves:                                                                           Clinic is already being hailed as an
there turn of essential services                                                                                                         volunteer healthcare professionals                                                                            anchor that will aid in rebuilding
such as convenient access to qual-                                                                                                       will augment staffing needs to pro-                                                                           and relief efforts, providing a
ity health care providers for all                                                                                                        vide high quality health care to all                                                                          health care safety net to residents
residents, regardless of their abili-                                                                                                    who need it, treating disaster relat-                                                                         whose medical needs have largely
ty to pay. Resident organizers sup-                                                                                                      ed and chronic illnesses and men-                                                                             gone unaddressed since Hurricanes
ported by grassroots organizations                                                                                                       tal health issues that otherwise                                                                              Katrina and Rita. It is also expect-
and individuals from around the                                                                                                          would go untreated. For the pres-                                                                             ed to strengthen the sense of com-
country have created strong and                                                                                                          ent situation, the clinic will serve                                                                          munity while serving as the area’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       medical hub, disseminating infor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       mation and referrals.
Crime to get worse                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Among the health care issues the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lower 9th Ward Clinic aims to
Continued from Page 1                                                                                                                      “It’s our whole approach to crim-                                                                           address are hypertension, stress,
                                                                                                                                         inal justice,” that is flawed in New                                                                          diabetes, cardiac conditions, minor
bad record, you are going to go
                                                                                                                                         Orleans. “You can’t jail your way                                                                             trauma, in addition to treating res-
where it is safe. Harris County is not
                                                                                                                                         out the issue.”                                                                                               piratory illness and infections
safe.” In contrast New Orleans is.
                                                                                                                                            Nor does the “broken windows”                                                                              related to exposure to toxins from
  There is also the chance that the
                                                                                                                                         approach to policing require that                                                                             the flood. Soon it will also offer
city might face “bankruptcy” as
                                                                                                                                         much jailing. In New York, when                                                                               immunizations and help in regis-
employers leave and few other
                                                                                                                                         Guiliani implemented the policy,                                                                              tering for government programs
business interests are willing to
                                                                                                                                         arrests were made and “people                                                                                 (i.e., Medicaid, Medicare, SCHIP,
take their place. “Entrepreneurs
                                                                                                                                         were out of jail in the day.”                                                                                 etc.), and pharmaceutical assis-
are not willing to invest in a city
                                                                                                                                             “The broken windows theory                                                                                tance for individuals suffering
with a crime risk.”
                                                                                                                                         works, but you can’t just leave                                                                               from chronic illnesses.
   The fundamental question, to
                                                                                                                                         people in jail for six months. They                                                                             Alice Craft-Kerney, R.N., a New
Scharf, is “How do you save New
                                                                                                                                         focused on visible misdemeanors.”                                                                             Orleans resident with strong fami-
Orleans without becoming Saudi
                                                                                                                                            “The high success cities do not                                                                            ly and community ties to the
Arabia.”
                                                                                                                                         use correctional sanctions the way                                                                            Lower 9th Ward, lives in a FEMA
 Ironically, the criminologist noted
                                                                                                                                         we do...We’re going against the                                                                               trailer in New Orleans. Prior to
that other cities with much lower
                                                                                                                                         wisdom of the field of the cities                                                                             receiving the trailer, she was living
murder rates, and far higher popu-
                                                                                                                                         that seem to have success.”                                                                                   in the Lower 9th Ward on the sec-
lations, actually put fewer people
                                                                                                                                           And, the city cannot just get the                                                                           ond floor of her brother’s flood-
in jail. Other police departments
                                                                                                                                         street criminals and prostitutes off                                                                          damaged home. Craft-Kerney, a
had made sure that they have not “
                                                                                                                                         the streets. It must encourage busi-                                                                          nurse with 21 years’ experience,
jammed the system with nonsense
                                                                                                                                         nesses to return, emphasizing the                                                                             led the effort to build a health clin-
crimes....Cities that have murder
                                                                                                                                         entrepreneurial side. In other                                                                                ic in her neighborhood, and will
rates 1/15 of ours they stopped
                                                                                                                                         words, Scharf said, “You have to                                                                              work there full-time as the execu-
doing years ago.”
                                                                                                                                         con the middle class into thinking                                                                            tive director.
 “We are not only overkilling, we
                                                                                                                                         they are safer than they are.”                                                                                  Prior to Hurricane Katrina, Craft-
are over arresting and overjail-
                                                                                                                                            African-American alienation is a                                                                           Kerney worked for two decades as
ing,” he declared.
                                                                                                                                         real problem in solving the crime                                                                             a registered nurse at Charity
  He used the example of a suspect
                                                                                                                                         situation. “People aren’t going to                                                                            Hospital, which for generations
stopped at checkpoint and arrested
                                                                                                                                         trust the system, if they think the                                                                           served the city’s poor until the
as a matter of course by the NOPD.
                                                                                                                                         system is unfair,” and it goes to the                                                                         floodwaters tore it apart.
“You jam the system with low-
                                                                                                                                         essence of the crime problem in                                                                                 Although University Hospital has
grade crimes,” he said creating a
                                                                                                                                         New Orleans. Scharf said that there                                                                           reopened, it has not expanded to
greater likelihood of crime. “His
                                                                                                                                         is a culture of mistrust of the police                                                                        full capacity to treat ambulatory
wife leaves him. He has a lawyer
                                                                                                                                         that discourages people from trust-                                                                           patients, making the Lower Ninth
bill he can’t pay... His employer
                                                                                                                                         ing the police or revealing the iden-                                                                         Ward Health Clinic’s services all
fires him ... and are we surprised at
                                                                                                                                         tity of criminals to prosecutors.◊                                                                            the more critical.◊
what happens?”

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Much work remains to be done                                                                                                    By default, the lack of mental
                                                                                                                            health treatment facilities has forced
                                                                                                                                                                      with the new public defender system.
                                                                                                                                                                      Victims and witnesses are still dis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               the country come to partner with
                                                                                                                                                                                                               local congregations to rebuild and
                                                                                                                            more of these crises towards law          placed. People accused of serious        resource their sisters and brothers.
Continued from Page 1                   sheriff’s deputy.”                        November, 2006, there were 775            enforcement. “The lack of mental          crimes are walking out of jail because     The new Congress appears poised
for agriculture.                          With rebuilding starting up and the     students but teachers, textbooks and      health options forced the New             of incompetence and the fear of wit-     to give New Orleans and the rest of
  Louisiana received $10 billion to     previous work force still displaced,      supplies remained in short order          Orleans Police Department to incar-       nesses to cooperate with police.         the     Gulf     Coast     a    hand.
fix up housing. Over 109,000            tens of thousands of migrant workers      months after the school year began.       cerate mentally ill people who nor-         Though crime is issue number one       Congresswoman Maxine Waters,
homeowners applied for federal          have come to the Gulf Coast to work       Many teens, as many as one-fifth,         mally would have been taken to            in most of the city, crime is not the    head of the House Subcommittee
funds to repair their homes.            in the recovery. Many were recruit-       were living in New Orleans without        Charity,” said James Arey, com-           cause of a city dying. Crime is a        overseeing HUD, delivered pointed
Eighteen months later, an estimated     ed. Most workers tell of being prom-      their parents. Fights were frequent       mander of the NOPD crisis negotia-        symptom of a city dying. Crime is        questions and criticisms to federal,
1,000 families have received this       ised good wages and working condi-        despite the presence of metal detec-      tion team. “The only other option is      the sound of a city dying.               state and local foot-draggers recent-
federal assistance. Renters, who        tions and plenty of work. Some paid       tors, 25 security guards and an addi-     to admit them into emergency                There are major problems with the      ly and promised a new day.
comprised a majority of New             money up front for the chance to          tional eight police officers. In fact,    rooms ill-equipped to handle psy-         drinking water system 18 months            Young people are particularly out-
Orleans, are worse off – they get       come to the area to work. Most of         several security guards, who were         chotics who may have to wait days         after Katrina. According to the City     raged and activated by what they
nothing at all from the Road Home       these promises were broken. A tour of     not much older than the students,         for care. This is past the point of       of New Orleans, hundreds of miles        see – they give us hope. Over a
program. Some money is scheduled        the area reveals many Latino workers      were injured in fights with students.     being unsafe,” Arey said. “It’s just a    of underground pipes were dam-           thousand law students alone will
to go to some landlords and apart-      live in houses without electricity           Students described the school as       matter of time before a mental            aged by 480 billion pounds of water      come to the Gulf to volunteer over
ment developers for some apart-         while others live out of cars. At var-    having a “prison atmosphere.”             patient goes berserk in one of the        that sat in the city after Katrina.      spring break with the Student
ments at some time.                     ious places in the city, whole families      It took two federal civil rights       ERs and hurts some people.”               They were further damaged by the         Hurricane Network.
  There were countless generous and     are living in tents.                      actions in January 2007 to force the        With day care scarce – down 70          uprooting of tens of thousands of          The connections between the lack
heroic acts of people and communi-         Many former residents of New           state to abolish a waiting list for       percent, and public transportation        trees whose roots were wrapped           of resources for Katrina rebuilding
ties who stretched themselves to        Orleans say they have been made to        entry into public school that strand-     down 83 percent of pre-Katrina            around the pipes.                        and military campaigns in Iraq and
assist people displaced by the hurri-   feel unwelcome. Both race and class       ed hundreds of kids out of school         buses, there is little chance for sin-        Insurance costs are skyrocketing     Afghanistan are clear to everyone
cane. Many of these continue.           have been often cited as the culprit.     for weeks.                                gle moms with kids.                       for homes and businesses. So are         on the Gulf Coast.
However, there are several notable      New Orleans native and professor             Healthcare is also in crisis. The        It is impossible to begin to under-     rents. Though low-wage jobs pay a            Despite the guarantees of the
exceptions:                             Adolph Reed notes, “With each             main public healthcare provider,          stand the continued impact of             little more than before Katrina, they    United Nations Guiding Principles
   Obstacles to public funding of       passing day, a crucially significant      Charity Hospital, which treated           Katrina without viewing it through        do not pay enough for people to          on Internal Displacement that peo-
affordable housing came from with-      political distinction in New Orleans      350,000 patients a year, remains          the lenses of race, gender and            afford rent.                             ple displaced through no fault of
in New Orleans and in neighboring       gets clearer and clearer: Property        closed, as do half the hospitals in the   poverty.      Katrina exposed the             Visitors to New Orleans can still    their own have the right to return to
parishes. Many in New Orleans           owners are able to assert their inter-    city. It is not clear it will reopen.     region’s deep-rooted inequalities of      stay in fine hotels and dine at great    their homes and have the right to
have made it clear that they do not     ests in the polity, while non-owners        Waiting lines are long in emergency     gender, race and class. Katrina did       restaurants. But less than a five-       expect the government to help them
want the poor who lived in public       are nearly as invisible in civic life     rooms for those who have insurance.       not create the inequalities; it provid-   minute drive away lie miles of dev-      do so, far too little progress has
housing to return.                      now as in the early 18th century.”        When hundreds of thousands lost           ed a window to see them more              astated neighborhoods that shock         been made.
   St. Bernard Parish, a 93 percent        With regard to public education,       their jobs after Katrina, they lost       clearly.     But the aftermath of         visitors. Locals call it “the Grand        As U.S. Congressman Emmanuel
white suburb adjoining New              New Orleans has been dubbed the           healthcare as well. A recent free         Katrina has aggravated these              Canyon effect” - you know about it,      Cleaver of Kansas City observed in
Orleans, enacted a post-Katrina         charter capital of the U.S. All the       medical treatment fair opened their       inequalities.                             you have seen it on TV, but when         a recent public hearing, “When it is
ordinance which restricted home-        public schools on the side of the         doors at 6am and stopped signing               The pre-Katrina population of        you see it in person it can take your    all said and done, there has been a
owners from renting out single-fam-     Mississippi which did not flood           people up at 8am because they had         454,000 people in the city of New         breath away.                             lot more said than done.”
ily homes “unless the renter is a       were turned into charters within          already filled the 700 available slots    Orleans dropped to 187,000. The             The community continues to take         But still each day, Ms. Debra South
blood relative” without securing a      weeks of Katrina. The schools with        for the day.                              African-American population of            hope from the resilience of its peo-     Jones and her volunteers drive into
permit from the government.             strongest parental support and high         Mental health is worse. A report by     New Orleans shrank by 61 percent          ple. Despite a lack of federal, state    New Orleans East to dish out hot
  Jefferson Parish, another adjoining   test scores were flipped into char-       the World Health Organization esti-       or 213,000 people, from a pre-            and local assistance, people are liv-    food and groceries to people in
majority-white suburb, unanimously      ters. The charters have little con-       mates that serious and mild to moder-     Katrina number of 302,000 down to         ing their lives and repairing their      need. In the past 18 months, they
passed a resolution opposing all low-   nection to each other and to state or     ate mental illness doubled in the year    89,000. New Orleans now has a             homes. People are organizing.            have given out over three million
income tax credit multi-family hous-    local supervision. Although those         after Hurricane Katrina among sur-        much smaller, older, whiter and           Many fight for better levee protec-      pounds of food to over 130,000
ing in the areas closest to New         in the top half of the pre-Katrina        vivors. Despite a suicide rate triple     more affluent population.                 tion. Some work for affordable           families. New Orleanians never
Orleans – effectively stopping the      population may be getting a better        what it was a year ago, the New York        Crime plagues parts of the city and     housing. Some are workers collec-        dreamed they would be still be so
construction of a 200-unit apartment    education, kids without high scores,      Times reported 10 months after the        every spoke of the criminal justice       tively seeking better working condi-     needy 18 months after Katrina.
building on vacant land for people      with disabilities, with little parental   storm that New Orleans had still lost     wheel is broken. Hundreds of police       tions. Neighborhoods are coming          They look forward to the day when
over the age of 62 and any further      involvement who are not in charters       half of its psychiatrists, social work-   left the force and seven NOPD offi-       together to fight for basic services.    Jones will not have to feed them,
assisted housing.                       are certainly not getting a good edu-     ers, psychologists and other mental       cers were recently indicted for first-    Small business owners are working        when they will not need volunteers
   Across Lake Pontchartrain from       cation and are shuttled into the bot-     health care workers.                      degree murder of an unarmed mental-       together to secure grants and low-       to gut and fix up their homes, when
New Orleans, St. Tammany Parish         tom half - a makeshift system of             In the months after Katrina, the       ly retarded man during Katrina.           cost rebuilding loans. Others organ-     they can feed themselves in their
Sheriff Jack Strain complained          state and local schools.                  534 psychiatric beds that were in         When the accused police reported to       ize against crime.                       own repaired homes in a revitalized
openly about the post-Katrina pres-        John McDonogh, a public high           metro New Orleans shrank to less          jail, they were accompanied by hun-         New Orleans residents graciously       New Orleans.
ence of “thugs and trash” from          school created to take the place of       than 80. The U.S. Centers for             dreds of fellow officers holding up       accept the kindnesses of strangers
“New Orleans public housing” and        five pre-Katrina high schools, illus-     Disease Control and Prevention sur-       signs calling them heroes. The D.A.       who come by the hundreds every           Bill Quigley is a human rights
announced that people with dread-       trates the challenges facing non-         veyed the area and found 45 percent       and the police superintendent are         day to help residents gut and rebuild    lawyer and law professor at Loyola
locks or “chee wee hairstyles” could    charter public education in New           of residents were experiencing “sig-      openly feuding and pointing fingers       their homes.       Churches, syna-       University New Orleans. He can be
“expect to be getting a visit from a    Orleans. Opened by the state School       nificant stress or dysfunction” and       at each other. The judges are fighting    gogues, and mosques from around          reached at Quigley@loyno.edu. ◊
                                        Recovery District in the fall, as of      another 25 percent were worse.
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                                          When we were                                                             Congress should recognize
                                             kings                                                                 Stevie Wonder with
                                                    By Edmund W. Lewis, Editor

                                   Almost every day we read or hear about something that attests to the his-
                                                                                                                   Congressional gold medal
                                                                                                                   By Marc H. Morial                         version of the Presidential Medal of        porating the
                                 torical greatness and significance of Africa. And almost every other day,                                                                                                                     MORIAL
                                                                                                                   NNPA Columnist                            Freedom, the award commends indi-           most complex
                                 someone comes along to try to refute that greatness as if Africa’s role in the                                              viduals who perform an outstanding          chords with
                                 history of the world diminishes or cheapens the historical reputation and           Stevie Wonder is not only a leg-        deed or act of service in the security,     abrupt melody changes. Like Marvin
                                 legacy of his or her reference group.                                             endary singer-songwriter, multi-          prosperity and national interest of the     Gaye, Wonder was one of the first
                                   Take, for example, the growing number of books that call into question          instrumentalist and producer, he’s        United States.                              artists to break free of record-label
                                 evidence which suggests that ancient Egyptians were dark-skinned                  also one of the most socially-con-          Past recipients range from George         industry constraints and own the
                                 Africans. One can only wonder why men and women who call themselves               scious artists out there. Through his     Washington to John Wayne to Rosa            rights to his own music, paving the
                                                                                                                   music and his activism, he has tried      Parks to Marian Anderson.                   way for like-minded musicians want-
                                 scholars and seekers of truth would devote so much time and energy to dis-
                                                                                                                   to improve the world in his own           Legislation bestowing the honor             ing to wrest creative control of their
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                                 proving that ancient Egyptians were black. What’s at stake here? Why go           uplifting way. He’s been described        requires co-sponsorship by two-thirds       careers. He has also inspired count-
                                 through so much trouble, especially at a juncture in American history when        as the songwriter whose songs can         of the U.S. House and Senate mem-           less African-American and white
                                 every day people are celebrating and trying to point out evidence of the          make you smile even when you              bership before it can be considered at      musicians to follow, including Mary
                                 declining significance of race?                                                   don’t want to. He pens socially-con-      the committee level.                        K. Blige, George Michael and Prince,
                                   African-centered studies of world history have apparently offended a sig-       scious lyrics — not in bitterness or        The Continental Congress                  to name a few.
                                 nificant number of Western scholars on a number of points. First,                 resignation — but in an accurate yet      bestowed the first such medal upon            In addition to championing the
                                                                                                                   hopeful light.                            Washington for his “wise and spirit-        Martin Luther King holiday, he
                                 Afrocentricity is an attempt to right the historical lies perpetuated by those
                                                                                                                     Born Stevland Hardaway Judkins in       ed conduct” in getting the Brits out        fought apartheid and championed the
                                 who have tried to paint the inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere as the          Saginaw, Mich., in 1950, Wonder,          of Boston even before issuing its           1985 USA for Africa (United Support
                                 great civilizers, philosophers and God-ordained rulers of the planet. In          who had his first hit single at the age   Declaration of Independence three           of Artists for Africa)’s campaign to
                                 order to accomplish such a harrowing task, a number of historical facts had       of 13, overcame blindness since birth     months later. Six more awards over          combat famine. The organization was
                                 to be altered or distorted to make it look like Western Europeans accom-          to become one of the most prolific        the next 12 years went to                   behind the Live Aid shows of the
                                 plished virtually every feat of significance in the history of mankind.           and innovative artists in music histo-    Revolutionary War leaders. By the           1980s and the recording of the hit
                                   Of this compulsion to alter world history to improve one’s standing, Rene       ry, releasing 35 U.S.33 albums with       20th Century, Congress had expand-          single—“We are the World.” In 2005,
                                                                                                                   sales totaling more than $72 million.     ed beyond recognizing military              he appeared alongside Harry
                                 de Chateaubriand, in Analyse de l’Histoire de France, writes: “In past his-       The child prodigy and musical inno-       achievement to honoring excellence          Belafonte at a march supporting re-
                                 tory we look for our own image and we are annoyed not to find it. With the        vator scored more than 30 Top 10          in the fields of arts, athletics, avia-     authorization of the Voting Rights
                                 spirit of equality now dominant among us, the exclusive presence of a few         hits and 11 No. 1 pop singles and has     tion, diplomacy, entertainment, med-        Act of 1965 — the National Urban
                                 nobles in our annals irritates us. We ask whether we are not worth a great        won 22 Grammys, the most of any           icine, politics, religion and science.      League’s top legislative priority.
                                 deal more than those fellows, and whether our fathers were of no account          solo artist, as well as countless other     So far, 18 Americans from the arts          “That we have to have a march in
                                 in the destinies of our fatherland.”                                              accolades from the music industry,        and entertainment worlds have been          2005 … to demand that we have a
                                                                                                                   including Billboard’s 2004 Century        recognized. George M. Cohan and             bill that will guarantee the voting
                                   Similarly, in Race: A Study in Superstition, Jacques Barzun writes: “Race
                                                                                                                   Award. He is also a member of The         Irving Berlin garnered medals for           rights of all American citizens forev-
                                 is a convenient living symbol for ideas and principles, and it is useful prop-    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well        composing patriotic songs. Singer-          er is ridiculous,” he told marchers in
                                 aganda for keeping one’s followers conscious of their worth. The value of         as The Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.         songwriter Harry Chapin received a          2005. “We have the right to pay taxes
                                 historical essays on racial principles is to persuade the ‘Nordics’ them-           One cold January day in the 1980s,      medal for raising awareness of              and we have the right to fight a war
                                 selves that they have a great past, encourage them to feel superior and jus-      as a young law student, I had the dis-    hunger issues around the world, and         and die. Then obviously, we should
                                 tify their attacks on inconvenient neighbors.”                                    tinct pleasure of meeting him during      Frank Sinatra was recognized for            have the right to vote. We must
                                   While some may think that such a bloated belief in one’s worth as a mem-        a march urging the federal govern-        “outstanding and enduring contribu-         secure the right forever.”
                                                                                                                   ment and Congress to make Dr.             tions through his entertainment               He has performed in concerts
                                 ber of the “chosen” or “master” race is harmless, such racial doctrines
                                                                                                                   Martin Luther King’s birthday a           career and humanitarian activities,”        protesting nuclear weapons and advo-
                                 paved the way for men like Adolf Hitler to exterminate millions of Jews,          national holiday. Wonder has been a       according to a 2003 Congressional           cating peace, and recorded songs urg-
                                 Roman Catholics, infidels and gypsies. Such racial and cultural narcissism        huge supporter of creating MLK day        Research Service report.                    ing racial and gender harmony,
                                 is no doubt what prompted Arthur de Gobineau to assert that “all that is not      and ardent activist in the civil rights     Wonder has not only contributed a         opposing drunk driving, supporting
                                 German is born to serve” and Oswald Spengler to write in 1924: “Lastly            arena and more. In 1999 during the        rich body of work to the world as a         stronger gun control, among other
                                 we have learnt something that I shall mention straight out: the ability to        Kennedy Center honors, President          singer, songwriter, musician and pro-       themes.
                                 hate. Whoever cannot hate is not a man, and History is made by Men.”              Bill Clinton observed that Mr.            ducer, his songs have helped carry            It is Wonder’s songwriting legacy
                                                                                                                   Wonder was helping compose the            messages of love, humanity and              that has inextricably connected him
                                    So why then, some might ask, would anyone seek to replace white                remaining passages of Dr. King’s          social criticism for more than four         to the world. From his earliest days
                                 supremacist doctrines with Afrocentricity? First off, Afrocentricity mere-        legacy.                                   decades. And then there’s the music         as a Motown Records prodigy to a
                                 ly seeks to present world history through the eyes of the sons and daugh-           That is why I recently called upon      — its own unique universe. Wonder           groundbreaking innovator, he has
                                 ters of Africa. Up to this point, world history has largely been presented        congressional leaders to honor him        revolutionized the world of R&B in          always believed in music as a trans-
                                 through the eyes and from the perspective of Western Europeans and their          with a Congressional Gold Medal,          the early 1970s by incorporating            formational force. A Congressional
                                 American cousins. The contributions and achievements of people of color           the highest honor bestowed by the         electronic sounds into his work and         Gold Medal would be a fitting tribute
                                                                                                                   legislative branch. The congressional     composing challenging scores incor-         to this man’s extraordinary and
                                 in Asia, Africa, India and other parts of the world were either ignored or
                                                                                                                                                                                                         impactful career as an artist as well
                                 somehow attributed to Western influence. Thus, the conquerors and merce-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         as an activist.
                                 naries who visited these distant lands were seen as valiant heroes bent on
                                 civilizing the world — at whatever cost to both those they conquered and
                                 themselves — while those who fought to protect their families and their            LETTER TO THE EDITOR                                                                 Marc H. Morial is President and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         CEO of the National Urban League.◊
                                 way of life were painted as savages in the annals of history. European
                                 scholars rifled through their histories and cultures the way some of us rum-                                                                                                             The
                                                                                                                      Polling numbers should be questioned
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louisiana
                                 mage through old boxes we stumble across in the attic of our homes, and
                                 whatever they found that they could neither comprehend nor appreciate             Re: “Clinton, Obama, Edwards:             who do not support Senator Obama.
                                 they labeled “primitive.” And yet the libraries and museums of Europe —
                                 particularly Western Europe — are filled with the “primitive” artifacts and
                                                                                                                   Beyond Paralysis,” by Ron Walters,
                                                                                                                   NNPA Columnist, from the February
                                                                                                                                                               I have not talked to ANYONE who
                                                                                                                                                             supports Hillary Clinton.                         Weekly
                                 creations of “lesser” peoples they trampled upon in carrying out the fulfill-     26, 2007 issue                                Where are the polling numbers                      (USPS 320-680)
                                                                                                                     Where did this illogical and incon-     from? We are being PLAYED!                       One of the oldest publications
                                 ment of Manifest Destiny.                                                                                                                                                        in the United States
                                                                                                                   sistent dialogue come from? I have
                                    Some, like columnist George Will, have characterized the efforts by            not talked to ANY people of color                                — Hilda Turner                 specifically for the
                                 African-centered scholars to identify great Africans in world history as                                                                                                          African-American
                                 “ethnic cheerleading.” This from a people who insist upon calling Europe                                                                                                              community.

                                 a continent when by objective standards it clearly is not and depicting the
                                                                                                                    better off culturally than we are now. We were taught by our elders who                           Since 1925
                                 African continent smaller than it actually is on world maps. Then of
                                 course there are those Western scholars who still try to deny that Egypt is        we were and why we were put on the planet, and we knew that the Creator
                                 a part of Africa, even though it is clearly linked geographically, historical-     is the source and aim of all living things.                                                HENRY B. DEJOIE, SR.
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                                 of ourselves, our history and culture, such endeavors would not be neces-          Creator — and making giant leaps forward for all mankind. We were the
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                                   Despite objections to African-centered history, we need to be fully com-         Columbus — and the last to try and conquer it.                                                    Editor
                                 mitted to uncovering the truth about our past. It doesn’t take a genius to fig-      Does that make us better than Europeans? Of course not. I do, however,                 D. CHRISTOPHER TIDMORE
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M AYOR N AGIN                                                                   The battle begins in South Carolina
    speaks to the issues…                                                       By Ron Walters
                                                                                NNPA Columnist
                                                                                                                                     that he is probably not one of the marginal
                                                                                                                                     cadre of traditional white liberals who voted
                                                                                                                                                                                       hard bread and butter
                                                                                                                                                                                       issues played a minor
                                                                                                                                     for Jackson, but perhaps a moderate who could     part in her stomp

                       An acceleration                                            The South Carolina Primary next year is
                                                                                interesting to me because it could well deter-
                                                                                mine who the nominee of the Democratic
                                                                                                                                     be moved to vote for a black man for the first
                                                                                                                                     time in his life.
                                                                                                                                       Meanwhile, Hilary had also made a splash
                                                                                                                                                                                       speech to audiences
                                                                                                                                                                                       that were also inte-
                                                                                                                                                                                       grated, but to black
                       of our city’s                                            Party will be. As the fourth in line, but the
                                                                                first to exhibit black voting power, whoever
                                                                                                                                     among blacks who had voted for her hus-
                                                                                                                                     band and who thought, like some, that
                                                                                                                                                                                       audiences as well.
                                                                                                                                                                                         That said, the Barack

                       recovery                                                 comes out of the first three (Iowa, New
                                                                                Hampshire and Nevada) and wins the black
                                                                                vote could have the kind of national momen-
                                                                                                                                     Barack did not have enough experience,
                                                                                                                                     but that Hilary had been a Senator longer
                                                                                                                                     and had actually been in the white House
                                                                                                                                                                                       Obama appears to be
                                                                                                                                                                                       gaining influence in
                                                                                                                                                                                       South Carolina, having
                          My administration and I have aggressively             tum that could spell victory. In 2004, blacks        for eight years. A key black politician,          been endorsed by Dick             WALTERS
                        sought to accelerate our city’s recovery in             amounted to 47 percent of the vote in the pri-       State Senator Darrell Jackson, however, got       Hartpootlian, the for-
      NAGIN             response to Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans is a         mary and so it is decisive in that regard.           himself in trouble by suggesting that a           mer state Democratic chair with significant
                        different place than it was in 2005 - the paradigm        The battle for South Carolina has now begun        black man at the top of the national ticket       contacts among white voters, and key ministers
                        is shifting. We cannot use traditional government       with Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama coming          would bring the whole thing down and that         in that state. It remains to be seen who the
and business methodologies in a Post-Katrina environment.                       there to campaign in early February. In fact,        every Democrat would lose as a result. It         powerful Rep. Jim Clyburn supports, since he
  We have focused our city’s limited funding to speed up recovery and           there were reports that Obama “stepped on”           was later discovered that these remarks           has chosen not to endorse any one now, but to
rebuilding through aid to working families, seniors and small business-         Hilary’s visit by positioning his close to hers,     were not objective in that Jackson, who           serve as a moderator of the attempts of all can-
es. The top recovery priorities for this administration are public safety,      so as not to give her an uncontested ride in the     also pastors a 10,000-member church and           didates to be presented to the
repopulation, infrastructure repair, responsible fiscal management and          polls. Nevertheless, it was the first time voters    has a consulting firm, was receiving              black community.
the enhancement of the quality of life for our citizens. None of those          had the benefit of their attention and they both     $10,000 per month from Clinton’s cam-               If Obama continues to
commitments can be achieved without the return of our citizens, who             showed well in a state that was won by Jesse         paign.                                            excite whites in that state
must have safe and affordable housing in order to come back.                    Jackson’s campaign in 1988.                            Nevertheless, Jackson said what many of         he could win the primary




                                                                                                                                                                                                                       C O M M E N TA R Y & OPINIONS
 Although I expect it to be several years before New Orleans is again             Obviously sensitive to the possibilities,          those attracted to Hilary Clinton will be         and by doing so, could
as large as it was before Katrina, our population has grown steadily in         Barack Obama began to roll out his connec-           thinking. They will go with her not only          create a coalition formula
the 18 months since the storm. According to at least two surveys, there         tion to the Civil Rights Movement, citing his        because of the overhanging positive senti-        for Democratic victory in
are now between 235,000 and 250,000 people living in New Orleans.               appreciation for the legacy of Rosa Parks and        ments blacks have toward her husband, but         other Southern states in
 Already, there are significant signs of recovery in our housing sector.        Septima Clark in appearances that attracted          because they are a practical crowd that wants     the general election. And
We have issued the equivalent of seven years’ worth of building permits         2,000 people in Orangeburg and 3,000 in              to win. Many want to be close to power for        although Democratic lead-
in the 18 months since Hurricane Katrina and the floods that followed.          Columbia. His reference to Septima Clark             whatever reason and to do that, they must         ers gave away the South to
More than 12,000 apartment units in major complexes are now on line             was not an idle one, since Clark, a confidant        pick the surest horse. How many of these will     the Republican party in
or under construction. At least 126 affordable housing units are now in         of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a major           there be? I don’t know. It all depends on         2000 and 2004, South
commerce and developers plan to add 2,500 residential units in the              civil rights activist, was born in Charleston        whether the potency of Obama’s attraction         Carolina could be a beach-
downtown area.                                                                  and taught in Columbia for nearly 20 years           continues to grow or fizzles out.                 head to the white House in
  Our wise use of the city’s limited funds has allowed us to proceed            and is an icon in that state.                          Perhaps because she is better positioned to     2008.
with recovery much faster than we could have otherwise. Last year,                But he was also received well by some whites       trade on the Clinton appeal, Hilary’s pitch
with the cooperation of the City Council, we were able to change ordi-          who came to the integrated rallies and spoke         was surprisingly light. She used her appear-      Ron Walters is the Distin-
nances to allow us to use approximately $30 million of our own funds            well of his chances and the contradiction that it    ances to highlight her views on the Iraq War,     guished Leadership Scholar,
that were slated for other projects, such as our libraries and recreational     posed to Southern whites. One white engineer,        to shore up a position that seems to be less      Director of the African
buildings, to repair critical public safety facilities such as criminal court   for example, said that it posed the problem of       popular than Barack’s, and she talked about       American Leadership Insti-
buildings. We are working to design a bond issue and a dedicated line           “doing the right thing culturally or doing the       wanting to have the Confederate flag              tute and Professor of Govern-
of credit to further “prime the pump” for infrastructure repairs without        right thing civically.” This is a key to the fact    removed from the statehouse grounds. The          ment and Politics.◊
waiting on federal or state dollars to trickle through the bureaucracy.
  Recovery is a long-term commitment for our city and it requires
the participation of each of us. I will continue to do all that I can for
the citizens of New Orleans. I know you will continue to do your
                                                                                Mardi Gras celebrates black culture
part, as well.◊                                                                 By Harry C. Alford                             spirit of New Orleans. Mardi Gras lives     thousands of
                                                                                NNPA Columnist                                 and so does New Orleans despite a piti-     citizens cheer-
                                                                                                                               ful responding federal government.          ing, clapping
                                                                                  The annual New Orleans Mardi Gras is         Despite the blatant corruption at the top   and anticipat-

                       For Lent,                                                known throughout the world. Many
                                                                                nations and cultures celebrate the period
                                                                                before Ash Wednesday and Lent as
                                                                                                                               end and the incompetence shown by tax-
                                                                                                                               paid bureaucrats, the people and the cul-
                                                                                                                               ture thrives. “That, which does not kill
                                                                                                                                                                           ing the millions
                                                                                                                                                                           of beads that
                                                                                                                                                                           are thrown.

                       get the                                                  “Carnival.” Culture-rich New Orleans has
                                                                                the distinction of calling it Mardi Gras
                                                                                and no place on Earth can match the total
                                                                                                                               us, makes us stronger” and the people
                                                                                                                               and culture of New Orleans are stronger
                                                                                                                               than ever.
                                                                                                                                                                           This goes on
                                                                                                                                                                           for hours until
                                                                                                                                                                           mid-afternoon.

                       essentialsright                                          community effort that is put into the cele-
                                                                                bration. At the New Orleans airport you
                                                                                see foreigners coming in and hearing lan-
                                                                                                                                 We at the NBCC have been totally
                                                                                                                               focused on the recovery of the Gulf.
                                                                                                                               Personally, my wife and I have become
                                                                                                                                                                             To see these
                                                                                                                                                                           vibrant and
                                                                                                                                                                           joyous citizens
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ALFORD

    LEDOUX             By Fr. Jerome LeDoux                                     guages of various types on faces with          so attached to New Orleans that many        welcoming the floats through the many
                       Contributing Columnist                                   much anticipation. Airline employees           believe we have permanently moved           neighborhoods of New Orleans —
                                                                                flock to the city with their free air passes   there. Our passion and involvement in       middle-class, working-class, public
  In the midst of singing the Our Father during an elementary school            ready for anything goes.                       every aspect of the rebuilding is almost    housing, commercial — it was all the
Mass, a young man released his clasp on a young lady’s hand next to               One of the most important things             fanatical. We can’t help it. It has         same. Beautiful people such as fathers
him, coughed mightily into his right hand, then took the young lady’s           about the Mardi Gras is that it is very        become our mission to make New              holding their children; grandmothers
hand again and resumed singing with the rest of us.                             much a black culture event with local          Orleans one of the greatest cities in the   surrounded by their grandchildren, etc.
  Just before we started the rite of peace, without calling a name or           whites, et al, joining in. The costumes,       nation — a total return to greatness.       It was America at its finest.
looking in the direction of the offender, I explained to the children what      make up, dances and participants of the          Kay and I were more than honored            At the end of the parade you are
had happened. Then I called for their instant views on the incident by          numerous parades are black oriented            to accept seats on the famous King          absolutely exhausted. Happy, over-
asking them whether it was right.                                               and the people are doing what their            Zulu Float. This is highly prestigious      whelmed but still exhausted. The next
   “No! That was not right!” rang out indignantly from both sides               forefathers have been doing for                and to be sponsored by the New              five hours after the parade were spent
of the aisle.                                                                   decades. The celebration is a sign of          Orleans Regional black Chamber of           in deep sleep at the hotel. After that, I
    “So, what are we going to do about it?” I asked them, gazing                vibrancy. It tells the world that “we are      Commerce because of our efforts was         reflected on the experience. These peo-
intently at them.                                                               healthy, happy and thank God for a             truly a special moment. The Zulu            ple, proud and deep in culture, cannot
  Before allowing anyone to answer, a sudden inspiration drove me to            good life.” After Katrina came to town         Parade is one of two on “Fat                be defeated. It is their legacy and
observe how bad a thing it is for us to care so little about our own            there were naysayers who wanted the            Tuesday.” It starts at 8:00AM and is        resilience that will make them endure.
hygiene and the health of others that we thoughtlessly and routinely            Mardi Gras to come to an abrupt end.           followed by the other big parade, Rex.      Fat Tuesday was a day of love and cel-
cough into our hands, then expect people to shake our hand.                     How fickle and idiotic that would have           The participants of Zulu usually cele-    ebration. Not one negative word was
  Whereas before the boy coughed into his hand, there was only a boy            been. It would have been tantamount to         brate beginning at sundown on               uttered. It is documented that not one
present with his own germs, after the cough there was a girl present            shutting down Christmas.                       Monday. The dinner, dancing, toasting       crime was reported. Floats named Zulu
with a germ-tarnished left hand. From there on, both would be spread-             Last year was quite challenging. Mardi       will last until about 2 AM. People will     King, Zulu Queen, Shaka Zulu, Zulu
ing the boy’s germs because of his thoughtlessness.                             Gras was at about 50 percent capacity          disburse to dress and apply make-up.        Maids and Zulu everything else you
  Driven further, I told them: “This morning, we will not have a rite of        and that spoke of the despair and enor-        You are to report to the floats assem-      can imagine were vessels of celebration
peace in which we shake hands or hug. Instead, we will just say                 mity of the tragedy. This year was a total     bled at the Super Dome by 5 AM. At 6        and rejoicing.
‘Peace!’ to one another in the name of Jesus, then kneel to prepare             success. More than 700,000 participated        AM the floats line up and assemble            God is not going to let New Orleans
ourselves to receive Communion.”                                                in the events that went off without a          with the bands starting at Jackson and      die. As God is my witness, I love this
  Disappointment, dissatisfaction, disgust and a touch of anger played          hitch. Mardi Gras is back to normal and        Clyburn streets. By 8 AM the parade         city!
across the faces of many of the older children who understood the con-          the hotels and restaurants which were          kicks off with Mayor Ray Nagin riding
sequences of what had happened. Would this be enough to move them               enjoying 90 percent-plus occupancy             on a magnificent horse. As the float        Harry C. Alford is Co-Founder,
to use a handkerchief when coughing, and maybe even separate them-              were doing their part in rejuvenating the      turns the corner to join in the parade,     President/CEO of the National black
selves from the group for a minute or so while they cough?                      New Orleans economy. A monumental              you become totally in awe. There, on        Chamber of Commerce. Email: presi-
  Since the cougher did not think of using a handkerchief, it was               tragedy was not enough to crush the            both sides of the street, are tens of       dent@nationalbcc.org.◊
evidently even further away from his mind to wash his hands with
soap and water. Unfortunately, the frequent washing of hands is
also one of the things furthest away from the minds of most people,
despite the documented fact that most colds and other contagions
are spread by hand.
                                                                                Health coverage for all our children
                                                                                By Marian Wright Edelman                       nificant down payment on health cover-      his single mother,
  And do not think that this carelessness is a child thing. It is just as
                                                                                NNPA Columnist                                 age for all.                                Deanna, who was
much an adult thing which we see too often to stomach. In fact, one is
                                                                                                                                 What our leaders do this year will        forced to quit her
forced to remember that the children get this offensive, unhealthy habit
                                                                                  The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)            likely determine child health policy for    job to take care of
from the thoughtless adults around them. Don’t children get and imitate
                                                                                is fighting to make health coverage for        the next five years. We must not let the    Mark full-time. In
virtually everything both good and bad from us adults?
                                                                                all children a reality in America in           more than nine million uninsured chil-      October 2006,
  When people cough into their hands, a chain reaction begins with
                                                                                2007. Chronic budget shortfalls, often         dren including Katrina’s children be        Deanna discov-
whatever they touch. First, they contaminate the rest of their own
                                                                                confusing enrollment processes, and            left behind. We must give them health       ered that Mark
bodies, touching their other hand regularly, their faces, their
                                                                                dramatic variation in eligibility and          and mental health coverage now.             had been eligible
clothes, door knobs, dining dishes and silver, water faucets, wall
                                                                                coverage from state to state prevent             How do families who need health           for Medicaid
switches, books, computers, stoves, refrigerators and all the instru-
                                                                                millions of children currently eligible        coverage for their children cope now?       since April 2006,
ments or tools they use.
  Of course, there is virtually no hand washing going on between sta-
                                                                                for Medicaid and for the State                 CDF has talked to families across the       so she set out to        EDELMAN
                                                                                Children’s Health Insurance Program            country about their struggles, including    enroll him in the
tions or changing from the usage of one appliance to another. There is
                                                                                (SCHIP) from living healthy and realiz-        a Columbus, Ohio family who’s been          Medicaid program
simply a devil-may-care trail of germs smeared from hand to face to
                                                                                ing their full potential in school and         forced to fight the health care bureau-     — a process that turned into a frustrat-
tools and appliances of every description and use.
                                                                                life. As Congress prepares to consider         cracy and their toddler’s childhood can-    ing, time-consuming ordeal. For three
  The frequent washing of hands was not even done by doctors and
                                                                                renewal of funding for SCHIP in 2007,          cer at the same time.                       weeks, Deanna spent three days a week
nurses before the end of the nineteenth century. Albeit reluctantly, that
                                                                                CDF believes there is a special oppor-           Mark was diagnosed with malignant         for four hours at a time at the
changed when Dr. Ignaze Semmelweis demonstrated the unmistakable
                                                                                tunity and responsibility for our nation       Wilms tumors in his kidneys when he         Department of Jobs and Family
connection between numerous deaths of newborn babies and the failure
                                                                                and leaders in all parties to take the         was just 11 months old. Fortunately, he     Services, bringing her ill child along
of doctors and nurses to wash their hands before handling newborns.
                                                                                next logical, incremental, smart and           and his older brother were covered by       each time. It then took six months of
  Whereas doctor wards suffered three times the number of infant deaths
                                                                                just steps to ensure health and mental         SCHIP when his condition was origi-         waiting, but Mark was finally approved
from childbed fever as midwives, Dr. Semmelweiss cut the number
                                                                                health coverage for all children and           nally diagnosed. But it was the begin-
                                                 Continued on Page 8            pregnant women in America as a sig-            ning of a long and difficult journey for                     Continued on Page 8
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BLACK           HISTORY…                                                                                                                                        ORLEANS PARISH

Granville T. Woods:                                                                                           Civil Sheriff
                                                                                                        Real Estate Sale Notices
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Civil Sheriff
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Real Estate Sale Notices
Possibly the greatest                                                                 SALE BY CIVIL                          days thereafter. (NOTE:                 THEREON             BEAR                District Court Building,                  Civil District Court for
                                                                                                                             The payment must be                     MUNICIPAL NOS. 2733                     421 Loyola Avenue, in                   the Parish of Orleans
inventor in America —                                                                   SHERIFF
                                                                                        JUDICIAL
                                                                                                                             Cash, Cashier’s Check,
                                                                                                                             Certified Check or Money
                                                                                                                                                                     COMET ST.
                                                                                                                                                                     ACQUIRED CIN 266905
                                                                                                                                                                                                             the First District of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             City on March 8, 2007 at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     No. 2006-12145
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        By virtue of a WRIT
                                                                                     ADVERTISEMENT                           Order.     No   personal                WRIT           AMOUNT:                  12:00 o’clock noon, the                 OF SEIZURE AND SALE

A black man                                                                           THAT PORTION
                                                                                       OF GROUND
                                                                                                                             checks.)
                                                                                                                             PAUL VALTEAU, JR.
                                                                                                                                                     Civil Sheriff
                                                                                                                                                                     $142,694.79
                                                                                                                                                                         Seized in the above
                                                                                                                                                                     suit, TERMS CASH. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                             following      described
                                                                                                                                                                                                             property to wit:
                                                                                                                                                                                                             LOT “G,” SQUARE NO.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to me directed by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Honorable The Civil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     District      Court     of
                                                                                                                                               Parish of Orleans
By Robert N. Taylor                       America’s most prolific inventor.          BEARING MUNICIPAL                       ATTY: LOUIS ARCENEAUX
                                                                                                                                                                     purchaser at the moment                 540                                     Orleans, in the above
Contributing Writer                       Despite his own genius, Edison was a       NO. 2501 MONTICELLO                     (504) 522-8256                          of adjudication to make a               SIXTH MUNICIPAL DIS-                    entitled cause, I will
                                                                                                                                                           ER 10
                                          hard-nosed capitalist who had a pen-       AVE.,     CITY OF NEW                   LA. WEEKLY 2/5/2007, 3/5/2007
                                                                                                                                                                     deposit of ten percent of               TRICT                                   proceed to sell by pub-
                                                                                     ORLEANS IN THE MAT-                     ______________________________          the purchase price, and                 IMPROVEMENTS                            lic auction, on the
  When called upon to name one of         chant for suing other inventors and
America’s greatest inventors, most        claiming their inventions. Edison
                                                                                     TER ENTITLED: CITI-                      SALE BY CIVIL                          the balance within thirty               THEREON             BEAR                ground floor of the Civil
                                                                                     MORTGAGE, INC. SUC-                                                             days thereafter. (NOTE:                 MUNICIPAL NO. 2015                      District Court Building,
people      mention     names      like   sued Woods charging that he                                                           SHERIFF
                                                                                     CESSOR BY MERGER                                                                The payment must be                     ROBERT ST.                              421 Loyola Avenue, in
Alexander Graham Bell and the tele-       (Edison) was the first to invent the       TO       CITIFINANCIAL                     JUDICIAL                             Cash, Cashier’s Check,                  ACQUIRED MOB 2552                       the First District of the
phone or Thomas Alva Edison and           multiplex telegraph. After a costly        MORTGAGE COMPANY,                       ADVERTISEMENT                           Certified Check or Money                FOLIO 329                               City on March 8, 2007 at
his achievements ranging from the         court battle, Woods won the case.          INC. VERSUS KAREN                                                               Order.     No    personal               WRIT           AMOUNT:                  12:00 o’clock noon, the
                                                                                                                              THAT PORTION
electric light to the phonograph.         But even after losing to Woods,            SIMMONS                                                                         checks.)                                $46,808.08                              following      described
However, a contemporary of those          Edison remained so impressed with            Civil District Court for                OF GROUND                             PAUL VALTEAU, JR.                           Seized in the above                 property to wit:
                                                                                     the Parish of Orleans                   BEARING MUNICIPAL                                               Civil Sheriff   suit, TERMS CASH. The                   LOT “C,” SQUARE 383
two greats whom most people do not        him that he offered the black genius a
                                                                                     No. 2006-12116                          NO.      3473     DERBY                                   Parish of Orleans
                                                                                                                                                                                                             purchaser at the moment                 SECOND MUNICIPAL
know about is a black man by the          partnership in one of his companies.                                               PLACE, CITY OF NEW
                                                                                                                                                                     ATTY: LOUIS ARCENEAUX
                                                                                        By virtue of a WRIT                                                          (504) 522-8256                          of adjudication to make a               DISTRICT
name of Granville T. Woods.               Woods rejected the offer so that he        OF SEIZURE AND SALE                     ORLEANS IN THE MAT-                                                  RFA 13
                                                                                                                                                                                                             deposit of ten percent of               IMPROVEMENTS
                                                                                                                                                                     LA. WEEKLY 2/5/2007, 3/5/2007
  A sound argument can be made that       could maintain his independence.           to me directed by the                   TER ENTITLED: WELLS                     ______________________________          the purchase price, and                 THEREON             BEAR
Woods’ inventive genius was equal             Woods’ success is even more            Honorable The Civil                     FARGO BANK, N.A., AS                     SALE BY CIVIL                          the balance within thirty               MUNICIPAL NO. 2905
to if not superior to that of both Bell   astounding when you factor in from         District      Court     of              TRUSTEE FOR OPTION                                                              days thereafter. (NOTE:                 URSULINES AVE.
                                                                                                                             ONE MORTGAGE LOAN
                                                                                                                                                                        SHERIFF
and Edison. During his brief life ( he    whence he came. Born on April 23,          Orleans, in the above                                                                                                   The payment must be                     ACQUIRED CIN 310988
died at 53), Woods with the aid of his    1856 in Columbus, Ohio, Woods did          entitled cause, I will                  TRUST 2004-3, ASSET-                       JUDICIAL                             Cash, Cashier’s Check,                  WRIT            AMOUNT:
brother Lyates registered more than       not receive any formal education           proceed to sell by pub-                 BACKED           CERTIFI-               ADVERTISEMENT                           Certified Check or Money                $333,694.49
                                                                                     lic auction, on the                     CATES, SERIES 2004-3                                                            Order.     No    personal                   Seized in the above
65 patents for electrical, mechanical,    beyond age 10. He then began an
                                                                                                                             VERSUS TROY MOORE
                                                                                                                                                                      THAT PORTION
                                                                                     ground floor of the Civil                                                                                               checks.)                                suit, TERMS CASH. The
and communications devices. Today         apprenticeship in a machine shop.                                                    Civil District Court for                OF GROUND
we take these devices for granted         Later he worked in a rail yard where
                                                                                     District Court Building,                                                                                                PAUL VALTEAU, JR.                       purchaser at the moment
                                                                                     421 Loyola Avenue, in                   the Parish of Orleans                   BEARING MUNICIPAL                                               Civil Sheriff   of adjudication to make a
with virtually no awareness of their      he fell in love with trains. Indeed, 35    the First District of the               No. 2005-7151                           NOS.           3009-3011                                  Parish of Orleans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     deposit of ten percent of
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ATTY: JANE MENTZ
connection to Woods. His inventions       of his patents related to improve-         City on March 8, 2007 at                   By virtue of a WRIT                  DUMAINE          STREET,                504-831-7726                            the purchase price, and
ranged from the electrified third rail    ments in electric railway cars. He         12:00 o’clock noon, the                 OF SEIZURE AND SALE                     CITY        OF       NEW                                               ER 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the balance within thirty
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(common to most subway systems            eventually moved to Cincinnati,            following      described                to me directed by the                   ORLEANS IN THE MAT-                     ______________________________          days thereafter. (NOTE:
worldwide) to 12 devices that mod-        Ohio where, with his brother, he           property to wit:                        Honorable The Civil                     TER ENTITLED: U.S.                       SALE BY CIVIL                          The payment must be
                                                                                     LOT “E,” SQUARE 366-                    District      Court     of              BANK           NATIONAL                                                         Cash, Cashier’s Check,
ernized the railroad to an advanced       launched his own company: Woods
                                                                                                                             Orleans, in the above                   ASSOCIATION,           AS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                SHERIFF
telephone transmitter.                    Railway Telegraph Company.                 367                                                                                                                                                             Certified Check or Money
                                                                                     SEVENTH MUNICIPAL                       entitled cause, I will                  TRUSTEE          VERSUS                    JUDICIAL                             Order.     No    personal
 Woods’ “advanced telephone trans-          Besides the tendency of American
mitter” was so advanced in fact that      historians to forget or ignore the
                                                                                     DISTRICT                                proceed to sell by pub-                 EDWARD WILLS                            ADVERTISEMENT                           checks.)
                                                                                     IMPROVEMENTS                            lic auction, on the                       Civil District Court for                                                      PAUL VALTEAU, JR.
Alexander Graham Bell’s company           achievements of great men and                                                      ground floor of the Civil               the Parish of Orleans
                                                                                                                                                                                                              THAT PORTION
                                                                                     THEREON             BEAR                                                                                                                                                                Civil Sheriff
purchased the rights to it from Woods     women of color, another reason             MUNICIPAL NO. 2501                      District Court Building,                No. 2004-16090                            OF GROUND                                               Parish of Orleans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ATTY: BENJAMIN DEAN
because it was superior to what Bell      Woods is not widely known is               MONTICELLO AVE.                         421 Loyola Avenue, in                      By virtue of a WRIT                  BEARING MUNICIPAL                       (318) 388-1440
had invented and out of fear that         because he sold most of his inven-         ACQUIRED COB 674,                       the First District of the               OF SEIZURE AND SALE                     NO. 1015 MELPOMENE                                                    ER 17
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Woods might become a major com-           tions      to    General       Electric,   FOLIO 371                               City on March 8, 2007 at                to me directed by the                   ST., CITY OF NEW                        ______________________________

petitor to the Bell company. Woods        Westinghouse, and the Bell                 WRIT            AMOUNT:                 12:00 o’clock noon, the                 Honorable The Civil                     ORLEANS IN THE MAT-                      SALE BY CIVIL
                                                                                     $64,443.17                              following      described                District      Court     of              TER           ENTITLED:
called his invention “telegraphony.”      Telephone Company.
                                                                                                                             property to wit:                        Orleans, in the above                   DEUTSCHE            BANK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SHERIFF
                                                                                         Seized in the above
It featured a combination of the best       Nevertheless, his inventive genius                                               LOT ‘H’, SQUARE ‘D’                     entitled cause, I will                  NATIONAL           TRUST                   JUDICIAL
                                                                                     suit, TERMS CASH. The
of the telegraph and the telephone.       was widely known and publicized            purchaser at the moment                 THIRD MUNICIPAL DIS-                    proceed to sell by pub-                 COMPANY,               AS               ADVERTISEMENT
   Selling his invention to the Bell      in the late 1800’s. At his height, the     of adjudication to make a               TRICT                                   lic auction, on the                     TRUSTEE FOR LONG
Company gave Woods the money he           Cincinnati, Ohio Catholic Tribune                                                  DERBY PLACE                             ground floor of the Civil               BEACH        MORTGAGE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      THAT PORTION
                                                                                     deposit of ten percent of
needed to spend full time as an           (January 14, 1886) wrote of Woods:         the purchase price, and                 IMPROVEMENTS                            District Court Building,                LOAN TRUST 2004-5.                        OF GROUND
inventor. During this period he added     “the greatest colored inventor in          the balance within thirty               THEREON             BEAR                421 Loyola Avenue, in                   VERSUS         JOHN     T.              BEARING MUNICIPAL
air brakes and an egghatching             the history of the race and equal, if      days thereafter. (NOTE:                 MUNICIPAL NO. 3473                      the First District of the               ORGON                                   NO.      3420      SULLEN
machine to his inventions.                not superior, to any inventor in the       The payment must be                     DERBY PLACE                             City on March 8, 2007 at                  Civil District Court for              PLACE, CITY OF NEW
                                                                                     Cash, Cashier’s Check,                  ACQUIRED MIN 781138                     12:00 o’clock noon, the                 the Parish of Orleans                   ORLEANS IN THE MAT-
      In 1887 he patented the             country.”
                                                                                     Certified Check or Money                WRIT            AMOUNT:                 following      described                No. 2006-13350                          TER            ENTITLED:
Synchronous Multiplex Railway                                                                                                $85,325.24                              property to wit:                           By virtue of a WRIT                  OCWEN            FEDERAL
                                                                                     Order.     No    personal
Telegraph, which — for the first time     [The black History Report is com-          checks.)                                    Seized in the above                 LOT 16, SQUARE 407                      OF SEIZURE AND SALE                     BANK, FSB VERSUS
— allowed communications between          piled by Robert N. Taylor. He wel-         PAUL VALTEAU, JR.                       suit, TERMS CASH. The                   SECOND MUNICIPAL                        to me directed by the                   CARLA           JOHNSON
train stations and moving trains. It      comes comments and additions at                                    Civil Sheriff   purchaser at the moment                 DISTRICT                                Honorable The Civil                     A/K/A CARLA HIGGINS
was this invention that ran him afoul     SirajT12@yahoo.com or 1517 T                                 Parish of Orleans     of adjudication to make a               IMPROVEMENTS                            District      Court     of              JOHNSON
                                                                                     ATTY: CANDACE COURTEAU
of the powerful Thomas Alva Edison        Street, SE, Washington, D.C.               (318) 388-1440                          deposit of ten percent of               THEREON             BEAR                Orleans, in the above                     Civil District Court for
— the man generally considered            20020.]◊
                                                                                                                   ER 15     the purchase price, and                 MUNICIPAL NOS. 3009-                    entitled cause, I will                  the Parish of Orleans
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                                                                                     ______________________________          the balance within thirty               3011 DUMAINE STREET                     proceed to sell by pub-                 No. 2003-7775
                                                                                      SALE BY CIVIL                          days thereafter. (NOTE:                 ACQUIRED CIN 200727                     lic auction, on the                         By virtue of a WRIT
                                                                                                                             The payment must be                     WRIT            AMOUNT:                 ground floor of the Civil               OF SEIZURE AND SALE
                                                                                        SHERIFF
The ‘Scottsboro Boys’ —                                                                 JUDICIAL
                                                                                                                             Cash, Cashier’s Check,
                                                                                                                             Certified Check or Money
                                                                                                                                                                     $135,887.63
                                                                                                                                                                         Seized in the above
                                                                                                                                                                                                             District Court Building,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             421 Loyola Avenue, in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to me directed by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Honorable The Civil
                                                                                     ADVERTISEMENT                           Order.     No    personal               suit, TERMS CASH. The                   the First District of the               District       Court       of
The 1930’s ‘Trial of the Century’                                                     THAT PORTION                           checks.)
                                                                                                                             PAUL VALTEAU, JR.
                                                                                                                                                                     purchaser at the moment
                                                                                                                                                                     of adjudication to make a
                                                                                                                                                                                                             City on March 8, 2007 at
                                                                                                                                                                                                             12:00 o’clock noon, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Orleans, in the above
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     entitled cause, I will
                                                                                       OF GROUND                                                     Civil Sheriff   deposit of ten percent of               following       described               proceed to sell by pub-
By Robert N. Taylor                       THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS                        BEARING MUNICIPAL                                         Parish of Orleans
                                                                                                                                                                     the purchase price, and                 property to wit:                        lic auction, on the
                                                                                                                             ATTY: GEORGE DEAN
Contributing Columnist                       All the above factors figured into      NOS.              713-715               318-388-1440                            the balance within thirty               LOT 15, SQUARE 141                      ground floor of the Civil
                                                                                                                                                            GL 3
                                          the Scottsboro Boys case.                  FORSTALL ST.,        CITY               LA. WEEKLY 2/5/2007, 3/5/2007
                                                                                                                                                                     days thereafter. (NOTE:                 FIRST MUNICIPAL DIS-                    District Court Building,
  Long before O.J. Simpson, Michael         On the night of March 25, 1931, on       OF NEW ORLEANS IN                       ______________________________          The payment must be                     TRICT                                   421 Loyola Avenue, in
Jackson and other sensational mod-        one of the above referenced freight        THE MATTER ENTI-                         SALE BY CIVIL                          Cash, Cashier’s Check,                  IMPROVEMENTS                            the First District of the
                                                                                     TLED: WASHINGTON                                                                Certified Check or Money                THEREON             BEAR                City on March 8, 2007 at
ern court room dramas, the “trial of      trains, a fight breaks out between a                                                  SHERIFF
                                                                                     MUTUAL BANK VER-                                                                Order.     No    personal               MUNICIPAL NO 1015                       12:00 o’clock noon, the
the century” which fixated the nation     group of blacks and whites. The                                                       JUDICIAL
                                                                                     SUS PHYLLIS JONES                                                               checks.)                                MELPOMENE ST.                           following        described
for nearly 20 years was the case of       white guys lose and are literally          LEWIS WIFE OF ERIC L.                   ADVERTISEMENT                           PAUL VALTEAU, JR.                       ACQUIRED CIN. 286429                    property to wit:
the so-called “Scottsboro Boys.” It       thrown off the train by the blacks.        LEWIS                                                                                                                   WRIT            AMOUNT:                 ALL THAT CERTAIN
involved 9 young black men (aged          The whites report the incident to the                                               THAT PORTION                                                   Civil Sheriff
                                                                                                                                                                                       Parish of Orleans
                                                                                       Civil District Court for                                                                                              $78,416.42                              TRACT OR PORTION
12 to 20) accused of raping two           police. The police telephone ahead.        the Parish of Orleans                     OF GROUND                             ATTY: GEORGE DEAN
                                                                                                                                                                     318-388-1440                                Seized in the above                 OF GROUND, together
young white women in Alabama dur-         Thus, when the freight train reaches       No. 2006-8488                           BEARING MUNICIPAL                                                      GL 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                             suit, TERMS CASH. The                   with all the buildings and
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ing the Great Depression and during       its next stop in Paint Rock, Alabama,         By virtue of a WRIT                  NO. 2733 COMET ST.,                     ______________________________          purchaser at the moment                 improvements thereon
one of the high points of racial hatred   a police-led posse searches the            OF SEIZURE AND SALE                     CITY        OF      NEW                  SALE BY CIVIL                          of adjudication to make a               and all rights, ways, privi-
                                                                                     to me directed by the                   ORLEANS IN THE MAT-                                                             deposit of ten percent of               leges, servitudes, appur-
in America.                               freight cars and begins to arrest every
                                                                                                                             TER ENTITLED: CHASE
                                                                                                                                                                        SHERIFF
                                                                                     Honorable The Civil                                                                                                     the purchase price, and                 tenances and advan-
  The case stretched out over almost a    black male in sight. However, in the                                               HOME FINANCE, LLC.                         JUDICIAL
                                                                                     District      Court     of                                                                                              the balance within thirty               tages thereunto belong-
20-year period and involved more          process they discover two young            Orleans, in the above                   VERSUS           AURELIA                ADVERTISEMENT                           days thereafter. (NOTE:                 ing or in anywise apper-
drama, trials, re-trials, testimony,      white women in one of the cars with        entitled cause, I will                  DOMINGUEZ WIFE OF/                                                              The payment must be                     taining situated in the
recanting of testimony, major U.S.        the black males.                                                                   HERMAN J. SHELTON
                                                                                                                                                                      THAT PORTION
                                                                                     proceed to sell by pub-                                                                                                 Cash, Cashier’s Check,                  Fifth District of the City of
Supreme Court rulings and prison            Fearing they might be arrested for       lic auction, on the                       Civil District Court for                OF GROUND                             Certified Check or Money                New Orleans, Cut Off
escapes than anything a Hollywood         vagrancy, prostitution or violation of     ground floor of the Civil               the Parish of Orleans                   BEARING MUNICIPAL                       Order.     No    personal               Road Addition to Puissan
script writer could ever produce.         the Mann Act, the white women —            District Court Building,                No. 2006-13844                          NO. 2015 ROBERT ST.,                    checks.)                                Subdivision, a part of for-
   First, the background: It was the      Victoria “Big Leg” Price and Ruby          421 Loyola Avenue, in                      By virtue of a WRIT                  CITY        OF      NEW                 PAUL VALTEAU, JR.                       mer Orleans Plantation
                                                                                     the First District of the               OF SEIZURE AND SALE                     ORLEANS IN THE MAT-                                             Civil Sheriff   property and which addi-
Great Depression and Americans —          Bates — allege to the police that they
                                                                                     City on March 8, 2007 at                to me directed by the                   TER ENTITLED: FED-                                        Parish of Orleans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     tion is taken from original
black and white, male and female —        had been repeatedly raped by as                                                    Honorable The Civil                     ERAL HOME LOAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ATTY: LOUIS ARCENEAUX
                                                                                     12:00 o’clock noon, the                                                                                                 (504) 522-8256                          lots No. 96 and 97 of plan
were on the move looking for jobs         many as 12 black men. Price even           following      described                District      Court     of              MORTGAGE CORPO-                                                      RFA 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of A.G. Mundinger, Civil
                                                                                                                                                                                                             LA. WEEKLY 2/5/2007, 3/5/2007
wherever they could find them. One        pointed out the six who she said had       property to wit:                        Orleans, in the above                   RATION           VERSUS                 ______________________________          Engineer and Surveyor,
of the favorite (and free but risky)      raped her. Thus before the night was       LOT D, SQUARE 194                       entitled cause, I will                  LYNNE SIMON JALVIA                       SALE BY CIVIL                          dated February 25, 1913,
modes of transportation was to sim-       over the original charges of assault-      THIRD MUNICIPAL DIS-                    proceed to sell by pub-                 AND GREGORY A.                                                                  annexed to an act of ded-
                                                                                                                             lic auction, on the                     JALVIA (A/K/A GREGO-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                SHERIFF
ply “hop a freight train.” It was also    ing the white men had been forgotten       TRICT                                                                                                                                                           ication before J. Kenton
a period of phony, superficial moral-     and the nine black males arrested that     IMPROVEMENTS                            ground floor of the Civil               RY ANTHONY JALVIA)                         JUDICIAL                             Bailey, Notary Public, of
ity in which this nation periodically     night had been charged with rape.          THEREON             BEAR                District Court Building,                  Civil District Court for              ADVERTISEMENT                           date August 1913, which
                                                                                     MUNICIPAL NOS. 713-                     421 Loyola Avenue, in                   the Parish of Orleans                                                           lot herein conveyed is in
likes to wallow. In this case, there        And in a dazzling display of racial
                                                                                                                             the First District of the               No. 2003-9307
                                                                                                                                                                                                              THAT PORTION
                                                                                     715 FORSTALL ST.                                                                                                                                                square comprising said
were great social restrictions on what    injustice within 12 days, the nine                                                 City on March 8, 2007 at                   By virtue of a WRIT                    OF GROUND
                                                                                     ACQUIRED CIN 239849                                                                                                                                             addition and is designat-
women were allowed to do.                 black males were tried, convicted          WRIT            AMOUNT:                 12:00 o’clock noon, the                 OF SEIZURE AND SALE                     BEARING MUNICIPAL                       ed by the No. 127 and
   This false morality was enforced       and sentenced to death. A local news-      $69,172.80                              following      described                to me directed by the                   NO. 2905 URSULINES                      according to a survey by
by something called the Mann Act          paper captured the mood of the                 Seized in the above                 property to wit:                        Honorable The Civil                     AVE., CITY OF NEW                       J.J. Krebs & Sons,Inc.,
— a federal law which made it a           courtroom when it ran with a scream-       suit, TERMS CASH. The                   LOT 53-B, SQUARE 21                     District      Court     of              ORLEANS IN THE MAT-                     C.E. dated August 28,
crime for a woman to cross state                                                     purchaser at the moment                 FIFTH MUNICIPAL DIS-                    Orleans, in the above                   TER       ENTITLED:                     1970, said lot measures
                                          ing pre-trial headline which read in
lines “for immoral purposes.” That                                                   of adjudication to make a               TRICT                                   entitled cause, I will                  FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB                      as follows:
                                          part “Nine Negro Fiends Committed          deposit of ten percent of               PLANTATION ESTATES                      proceed to sell by pub-                 VERSUS       BRIAN
could mean just about anything but
                                          Revolting Crime.” The blacks had           the purchase price, and                 SUBDIVISION                             lic auction, on the                     GREENE AND ROBERT
the usual targets were prostitution                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Continued on next page
                                          been given a grand total of 25 min-        the balance within thirty               IMPROVEMENTS                            ground floor of the Civil               BANKS
and the activities of so-called
                                          utes to speak with their lawyers
                                                                                               Read the Orleans Parish Civil Sheriff Real
“loose women.” Also, this was a
period of left-wing agitation in          shortly before the trial began. One
America with communists trying to         lawyer was actually a real estate
convince the working classes that
the capitalist system was hopelessly
                                          attorney who was so drunk on the
                                          first day of trial that one observer                        Estate Sale Notices online at
corrupt and exploitative and needed       reported “he could barely walk
to be replaced by socialism.
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                Civil Sheriff
          Real Estate Sale Notices
                                                                                            Civil Sheriff
                                                                                      Real Estate Sale Notices
                                                                                                                                                                Author: It takes a village to
Continued from previous page              SITUATED IN THE 6TH
                                        DISTRICT, SQUARE 10,
                                                                                ground floor of the Civil
                                                                                District Court Building,
                                                                                                                        entitled cause, I will
                                                                                                                        proceed to sell by pub-
                                                                                                                                                                raise a young person
  Lot No. 127 commences                 CITY        OF      NEW                 421 Loyola Avenue, in                   lic auction, on the                     By Hazel Trice Edney                  not galvanize us,” says Price.       Politics: Why the Right Gets it
at a distance of eighty-six             ORLEANS ACQUIRED                        the First District of the               ground floor of the Civil               NNPA Washington Correspondent         “We will not march on behalf of      Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get
and ninety-seven one                    CIN 213941                              City on April 5, 2007 at                District Court Building,                                                      development for our children,        It, agreed with Sanders, saying
hundredths feet (86.97’)                WRIT           AMOUNT:                  12:00 o’clock noon, the                 421 Loyola Avenue, in                       WASHINGTON (NNPA) —               but we will march to bring the       people on opposite sides of the
from the corner of Sullen               $79,230.32                              following      described                the First District of the               Year after year, decade after         Confederate flag down off a          political spectrum must also find
Place (formerly Simpson                     Seized in the above                 property to wit:                        City on April 5, 2007 at
Place) (Late Cut Off
                                                                                                                                                                decade, black organizations and       capitol building.”                   common ground in order to push
                                        suit, TERMS CASH. The                   LOTS 1 AND 2 -                          12:00 o’clock noon, the
road) and BERKELEY                                                                                                                                              leaders have written about, talked       Price says that in his former     black progress.
                                        purchaser at the moment                 SQUARE 1016                             following      described
Drive and measures                      of adjudication to make a               THIRD MUNICIPAL DIS-                    property to wit:                        about, preached about, held           “State of Black America”              Quoting Franklin’s book, Wallis
thence forty and no one                 deposit of ten percent of               TRICT                                   LOT 13, SQUARE 1,                       forums, campaigns, conferences        speeches, “the story was repeat-     calls this “a grand alliance” of
hundredths feet (40’)                   the purchase price, and                 MUNICIPAL NO. 2001-03                   THIRD MUNICIPAL DIS-                    and conventions about the state of    ed over and over again about         progressives and liberals and
front on Simpson Pace,                  the balance within thirty               FRANKLIN AVENUE                         TRICT                                   Black America — particularly          those aspects of the black com-      conservatives who would bring a
same width in the rear, by              days thereafter. (NOTE:                 ACQ. MIN 788614                         IMPROVEMENTS                            black youth — and how to make         munity that needed attention.”       strategic investment to issues
a depth of one hundred                  The payment must be                     WRIT           AMOUNT:                  THEREON             BEAR
twenty and no one-hun-                                                                                                                                          progress.                             Since stepping down from the         such as health care, childcare,
                                        Cash, Cashier’s Check,                  $146,109.25                             MUNICIPAL NO. 4846
dredths      feet   (120’)              Certified Check or Money                    Seized in the above                 CROWDER BLVD.                              Yet, according to a new book,      Urban League in 2003, Price          affordable housing, and fair tax
between equal and paral-                Order.     No    personal               suit, TERMS CASH. The                   ACQUIRED CIN 31495                      Crisis in the Village: Restoring      says he has observed that            policies.
lel lines.                              checks.)                                purchaser at the moment                 WRIT           AMOUNT:                  Hope      in    African-American      African Americans must also             “That kind of grand alliance
   Said square in which                 PAUL VALTEAU, JR.                       of adjudication to make a               $29,746.34                              Communities, the state of black       find common issues with blacks       will help break up this logjam of
the lot is located is                                                           deposit of ten percent of                   Seized in the above
                                                                Civil Sheriff                                                                                   youth remains as follows:             from other nations for strength      just blaming each other for
bounded by Simpson                                       Parish of Orleans
                                                                                the purchase price, and                 suit, TERMS CASH. The
Place, Common Street
                                        ATTY: HERSCHEL ADCOCK                                                                                                     • Every five seconds during the     and unity.                           poverty. We have to stop blam-
                                        225-756-0373                            the balance within thirty               purchaser at the moment
and balance of property                                               RFA 9
                                                                                days thereafter. (NOTE:                 of adjudication to make a
                                                                                                                                                                school day, a black public school       “The village, make no mistake      ing each other for problems and
                                        LA. WEEKLY 3/5/2007, 4/2/2007
belonging to Oliver S.                  ______________________________          The payment must be                     deposit of ten percent of               student is suspended.                 about it, has dispersed geograph-    ask what are the solutions,” says
Livaudais and Alexander                  SALE BY CIVIL                          Cash, Cashier’s Check,                  the purchase price, and                   • Every 46 seconds during the       ically, and has dispersed eco-       Wallis.
P. Perrins, the whole as                                                        Certified Check or Money                the balance within thirty               school day, a black high school       nomically, spiritually. There is       Jawanza Kunjufu, author of the
appears by a sketch of                     SHERIFF
                                                                                Order.     No    personal               days thereafter. (NOTE:                 student drops out.                    no unifying purpose; there is no     1986 book, Countering the
blueprint of which is                      JUDICIAL                             checks.)                                The payment must be
annexed to an act of sale
                                                                                                                                                                  • Every minute, a black child is    unifying bogyman. There’s no         Conspiracy to Destroy black
                                        ADVERTISEMENT                           PAUL VALTEAU, JR.                       Cash, Cashier’s Check,
                                                                                                                                                                arrested and a black baby is born     sense that we’re all in the same     Boys, who has also read
before L.L. Dubuch,                                                                                                     Certified Check or Money
Notary Public, dated                     THAT PORTION                                                   Civil Sheriff
                                                                                                 Parish of Orleans                                              to an unmarried mother.               boat,” Price says.                   Franklin’s book, says in an
                                                                                                                        Order.     No    personal
June 23, 1936; subject to                 OF GROUND                             ATTY: CANDACE COURTEAU
                                                                                318-388-1440                            checks.)                                  • Every three minutes, a black          “There’s been a dilution of      NNPA interview that he agrees
restrictions, servitudes,               BEARING MUNICIPAL                                                     GL 19
                                                                                                                        PAUL VALTEAU, JR.                       child is born into poverty.           color solidarity in the African-     that black progress is less about
                                                                                LA. WEEKLY 3/5/2007, 4/2/2007
rights-of-way and out-                  NO. 45 WINNERS CIR-                                                                                                       • Every hour a black baby dies.
                                                                                ______________________________                                  Civil Sheriff                                         American community. With the         outside influences and ultimately
standing mineral rights of              CLE,      CITY OF NEW                    SALE BY CIVIL                                           Parish of Orleans
                                                                                                                        ATTY: LOUIS ARCENEAUX                    • Every five hours, a black child    advent of immigration, people        about what grassroots blacks
record affecting the prop-              ORLEANS IN THE MAT-
erty.                                   TER           ENTITLED:
                                                                                   SHERIFF                              (504)522-8256
                                                                                                                                                      RF 13     or youth is a homicide victim.        are coming from various parts of     will do among themselves.
      WRIT      AMOUNT:                 NOVASTAR           MORT-                   JUDICIAL                             LA. WEEKLY 3/5/2007, 4/2/2007
                                                                                                                        ______________________________
                                                                                                                                                                 • Every day a black youth under      the Diaspora, people with differ-      As one example, “The million
$43,884.95                              GAGE, INC. VERSUS                       ADVERTISEMENT                            SALE BY CIVIL                          25 dies from HIV infection, and       ent backgrounds and experi-          dollar question is what can black
      Seized in the above               WANDA               JEAN                                                                                                 • Every day a black youth under      ences, building solidarity as a      people do to increase the amount
suit, TERMS CASH. The                   SHANKS, DIVORCED
                                                                                 THAT PORTION                              SHERIFF
                                                                                                                                                                20 commits suicide.                   country now is a challenge,”         of dollars they spend with black
purchaser at the moment                 WIFE OF WAYNE RAY-                        OF GROUND                                JUDICIAL
of adjudication to make a
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Price says.                          businesses,” Kunjufu says.
                                        MOND                                    BEARING MUNICIPAL                       ADVERTISEMENT                             The author, Robert M. Franklin,        That unity must not only be         “If the quote-unquote — black
deposit of ten percent of                 Civil District Court for              NO.      616      ANDRY
the purchase price, and                 the Parish of Orleans                   STREET,         CITY OF
                                                                                                                         THAT PORTION                           resolves in the book, “In view of     between      nationalities,    but   middle class no longer lives in
the balance within thirty               No. 2007-339                            NEW ORLEANS IN THE                        OF GROUND                             our diagnosis of what ails the vil-   between neighborhood organiza-       the black community, then they
days thereafter. (NOTE:                    By virtue of a WRIT                  MATTER        ENTITLED:                 BEARING MUNICIPAL                       lage, the question now is what        tions, says Cheryl Sanders, sen-     shop in the suburbs,” says
The payment must be                     OF      SEIZURE      AND                WELLS FARGO BANK,                       NO. 7568 AVALON WAY,                    will we do?”                          ior pastor of the Third Street       Kunjufu. “So, that’s the dilem-
Cash, Cashier’s Check,                  SALE to me directed by                  N.A. VERSUS LAURA                       CITY        OF       NEW                    A distinguished professor of      Church of God in Washington,         ma, that if you live in a country
Certified Check or Money                the Honorable The Civil                 WATSON SANDERS                          ORLEANS IN THE MAT-
Order.     No     personal
                                                                                                                                                                social ethics at Emory University,    D.C. and author of Ministry at       that’s capitalistic and patriarchal
                                        District      Court     of                Civil District Court for              TER ENTITLED: THE
checks.)                                Orleans, in the above                   the Parish of Orleans                   BANK OF NEW YORK                        Franklin outlines a strategy that     the Margins: The Prophetic           – and we do – then how are we
PAUL VALTEAU, JR.                       entitled cause, I will                  No. 2006-14337                          TRUST COMPANY, N.A.,                    includes enlisting specific black     Mission of Women, Youth & the        going to increase this percentage
                        Civil Sheriff   proceed to sell by pub-                    By virtue of a WRIT                  AS TRUSTEE VERSUS                       institutions as catalysts, present-   Poor.                                of African-American men who
                 Parish of Orleans
ATTY: JANE MENTZ                        lic auction, on the                     OF      SEIZURE      AND                TAMMIE SIMONEAUX                        ing a framework for accountabili-        “We have decided to reinvent      stay with their children and their
504-83-7726                             ground floor of the Civil               SALE to me directed by                  PORCHE                                  ty and appealing for broad public     ourselves in order to be a vibrant   families if, first, they are mised-
                               GL 1
                                        District Court Building,                the Honorable The Civil                   Civil District Court for              and philanthropic support. But, in
LA. WEEKLY 2/5/2007, 3/5/2007                                                                                                                                                                         part of the community,” that is      ucated by their school systems
______________________________          421 Loyola Avenue, in                   District      Court     of              the Parish of Orleans
 SALE BY CIVIL                          the First District of the               Orleans, in the above                   No. 2006-14279
                                                                                                                                                                an interview with the NNPA News       being revitalized, Sanders told      and second, there are no eco-
                                        City on April 5, 2007 at                entitled cause, I will                     By virtue of a WRIT                  Service, he and other supporters      the Press Club audience. “That       nomic options available for
    SHERIFF
                                        12:00 o’clock noon, the                 proceed to sell by pub-                 OF      SEIZURE      AND                of the book’s plan, concede that      means to connect with already        them. So, unfortunately…all the
   JUDICIAL                             following      described                lic auction, on the                     SALE to me directed by                  the cycles of the past proves that    organized community groups,          conferences in the world and all
ADVERTISEMENT                           property to wit:                        ground floor of the Civil               the Honorable The Civil                 it will take much more work than      connect with elected officials       the books and forums in the
 CONDOMINIUM                            LOT NO. 12-B, SQUARE                    District Court Building,                District      Court     of              talk to make major strides for        and groups that are doing some       world are not going to change
                                        A, THIRD MUNICIPAL                      421 Loyola Avenue, in                   Orleans, in the above
   UNIT NO. 9                           DISTRICT, WINNERS                       the First District of the               entitled cause, I will
                                                                                                                                                                black progress.                       of the same things that you’re       this unless African Americans
OF THE 185 WAL-                         CIRCLE SUBDIVISION,                     City on April 5, 2007 at                proceed to sell by pub-                    “It is an interesting pattern in   trying to do in terms of connect-    decide that we are going to spend
                                        MUNICIPAL NO. 45 WIN-                   12:00 o’clock noon, the                 lic auction, on the                     American Protestant religious life    ing with kids and connecting         10 percent of our incomes or
      NUT
                                        NERS CIRCLE                             following      described                ground floor of the Civil               that we have these cycles of          with other churches in the com-      greater with each other. And so
CONDOMINIUMS                            ACQ. CIN 134222                         property to wit:                        District Court Building,                revival and renewal that then sort    munity. You find common              far, we have not made that deci-
UNIT NO. 9 OF THE                       WRIT            AMOUNT:                 LOT 30-A, SQUARE NO.                    421 Loyola Avenue, in                   of settle down and there’s need       ground and that ground is that       sion.”
WALNUT CONDOMINI-                       $59,233.18                              116, THIRD MUNICIPAL                    the First District of the
UMS,      CITY OF NEW                                                                                                                                           for a call for back to revival,”      we want this neighborhood to be          But, child-advocate Marian
                                            Seized in the above                 DISTRICT                                City on April 5, 2007 at
ORLEANS IN THE MAT-                     suit, TERMS CASH. The                   MUNICIPAL NO. 616                       12:00 o’clock noon, the                 Franklin says after a discussion of   the best neighborhood it can be.”    Wright Edelman, president of the
TER           ENTITLED:                 purchaser at the moment                 ANDRY STREET                            following      described                the book at the National Press           Sometimes that means organi-      Children’s Defense Fund, said in
WACHOVIA           BANK,                of adjudication to make a               ACQ. MIN 397516                         property to wit:                        Club in Washington. “In some          zations must bond together to        an interview that she has high
N.A., AS TRUSTEE                        deposit of ten percent of               WRIT            AMOUNT:                 LOT NO. 11, SQUARE                      ways I’ve seen these efforts for      resist moving out of inner city      hopes for the “village” concept
POOLING AND SERV-                       the purchase price, and                 $50,809.12                              “E”,                                    village renewal assuming much         neighborhoods as many Whites         expressed in Franklin’s book.
ICING      AGREEMENT                    the balance within thirty                   Seized in the above                 THIRD MUNICIPAL DIS-
DATED AS OF NOVEM-                                                                                                                                              the same sort of patterns. We hear    and middle class blacks did in       She agrees with him that
                                        days thereafter. (NOTE:                 suit, TERMS CASH. The                   TRICT
BER 1, 2004, ASSET                      The payment must be                     purchaser at the moment                 DEL MAR VILLAS
                                                                                                                                                                the alarms — the Million Man          the 1970s and 80s, decreasing        progress will be slow, but there
BACKED              PASS                Cash, Cashier’s Check,                  of adjudication to make a               IMPROVEMENTS                            March, the National Urban             tax bases and leaving cities to      will be progress nevertheless.
THROUGH          CERTIFI-               Certified Check or Money                deposit of ten percent of               THEREON             BEAR                League, the Gary, Indiana politi-     suffer, she says.                     “You go out and you plant the
CATES ESRIES 2004-                      Order.     No    personal               the purchase price, and                 MUNICIPAL NO. 7568                      cal conventions — people hear           “We have decided in our church     seeds and you water them and
WWFI VERSUS RAY-                        checks.)                                the balance within thirty               AVALON WAY                              the alarms, they hit the snooze       that no matter what pressure         you fertilize them and you till
MOND SIAS                               PAUL VALTEAU, JR.                       days thereafter. (NOTE:                 ACQUIRED CIN 148763
  Civil District Court for
                                                                                                                                                                buttons and they rest awhile and      we’re under — and we have            the soil and a lot of things are
                                                                Civil Sheriff   The payment must be                     WRIT            AMOUNT:
the Parish of Orleans                                    Parish of Orleans                                                                                      then they return.”                    been under specific pressure —       sprouting up. There are a lot of
                                        ATTY: ANNE RAYMOND
                                                                                Cash, Cashier’s Check,                  $67,115.02
No. 2006-11910                          581-9444                                Certified Check or Money                     Seized in the above                    Franklin says Crisis in the       to give it up, to move,” Sanders     things that are really now begin-
    By virtue of a WRIT                                             NNB 18
                                                                                Order.     No    personal               suit, TERMS CASH. The                   Village is a book that he hopes       says. “And we have decided that      ning to happen,” she says. “It
                                        LA. WEEKLY 3/5/2007, 4/2/2007
OF      SEIZURE      AND                ______________________________          checks.)                                purchaser at the moment                 will at least begin galvanizing       if this is one of the hot proper-    will not be conferences. It will
SALE to me directed by                   SALE BY CIVIL                          PAUL VALTEAU, JR.                       of adjudication to make a               people from the grassroots up         ties, then maybe we’d better         not be one shot. It will be hard
the Honorable The Civil                                                                                                 deposit of ten percent of
District      Court     of                 SHERIFF                                                      Civil Sheriff
                                                                                                 Parish of Orleans
                                                                                                                                                                instead of waiting on black lead-     stick around and experience          work. There’s a lot of hope out
                                                                                                                        the purchase price, and
Orleans, in the above                      JUDICIAL                             ATTY: BENJAMIN DEAN                                                             ers to motivate them.                 what’s making it hot. So, we         there, but there’s a huge amount
                                                                                318-388-1440                            the balance within thirty
entitled cause, I will                                                                                                                                            “I don’t expect a rapid response    have decided that we are not         that needs to be done,” Edelman
                                        ADVERTISEMENT                                                      NNB 26
                                                                                LA. WEEKLY 3/5/2007, 4/2/2007
                                                                                                                        days thereafter. (NOTE:
proceed to sell by pub-                                                                                                 The payment must be                     on this,” he says. “I expect it to    going to leave.”                     says. “Basically, the black com-
lic auction, on the                      THAT PORTION                           ______________________________
                                                                                 SALE BY CIVIL                          Cash, Cashier’s Check,                  germinate, to grow and mature. If         Jim Wallis, author of God’s      munity has got to focus.”◊
ground floor of the Civil                 OF GROUND                                                                     Certified Check or Money                young people take it up, I believe
District Court Building,                BEARING MUNICIPAL
                                                                                   SHERIFF
                                                                                                                        Order.     No    personal               it will have legs for the future,
421 Loyola Avenue, in
the First District of the
City on April 5, 2007 at
                                        NO. 2001-03 FRANKLIN
                                        AVENUE,         CITY OF
                                        NEW ORLEANS IN THE
                                                                                   JUDICIAL
                                                                                ADVERTISEMENT
                                                                                                                        checks.)
                                                                                                                        PAUL VALTEAU, JR.
                                                                                                                                                                and public school teachers and
                                                                                                                                                                community agents and barbers
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Poverty in America
                                                                                 THAT PORTION                                                   Civil Sheriff
12:00 o’clock noon, the
following      described
property to wit:
                                        MATTER        ENTITLED:
                                        THE BANK OF NEW
                                        YORK TRUST COMPA-
                                                                                  OF GROUND
                                                                                BEARING MUNICIPAL
                                                                                                                                         Parish of Orleans
                                                                                                                        ATTY: CANDACE COURTEAU
                                                                                                                        (318) 388-1440
                                                                                                                                                    RFA 21
                                                                                                                        LA. WEEKLY 3/5/2007, 4/2/2007
                                                                                                                                                                and beauticians. Those are the
                                                                                                                                                                leaders that I think will give the
                                                                                                                                                                substance, so I’m really in for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      is growing at a
THAT CONDOMINIUM
UNIT NO. 9 OF THE 185
WALNUT CONDOMINI-
                                        NY, N.A. AS SUCCES-
                                        SOR TO JPMORGAN
                                        CHASE BANK N.A. AS
                                                                                NO. 4846 CROWDER
                                                                                BLVD,      CITY OF NEW
                                                                                ORLEANS IN THE MAT-
                                                                                                                        ______________________________
                                                                                                                         SALE BY CIVIL
                                                                                                                           SHERIFF
                                                                                                                                                                grassroots.”
                                                                                                                                                                  The “village” in the book is used
                                                                                                                                                                to describe black community
                                                                                                                                                                                                      unprecedented rate
UMS undivided seven                     TRUSTEE          VERSUS                 TER ENTITLED: STAN-
                                                                                                                           JUDICIAL                             institutions, such as churches,            (Taylor Media Services) —       ty is defined as a family of four
percent interest in the                 ELIZABETH OWENS                         DARD         MORTGAGE
Common Elements of the                                                                                                                                          educational institutions, business-   Poverty in America has grown         with two children earning less
                                          Civil District Court for              CORPORATION VER-                        ADVERTISEMENT                                                                 every year that the Bush adminis-    than $9,903 a year — one half
Condominium        appur-               the Parish of Orleans                   SUS ROY ANTHONY                                                                 es and social and civil rights
tenant thereto as estab-                No. 2006-14350                          SMITH, SR.
                                                                                                                         THAT PORTION                                                                 tration has been in office. As a     of the federal government’s
                                                                                                                                                                organizations on which African
lished by Declaration of                   By virtue of a WRIT                    Civil District Court for                OF GROUND                             Americans have traditionally          result, the income gap between       poverty line income. For an
Condominium dated April                 OF      SEIZURE     AND                 the Parish of Orleans                   BEARING MUNICIPAL                                                             rich and poor is now at its widest   individual, deep poverty was a
29, 1983 by act before L.               SALE to me directed by                  No. 2006-14305                          NO.  10821    DREUX
                                                                                                                                                                depended for progress.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      level in more than 30 years.         person earning under $5,080 a
B. Graham Notary Public                 the Honorable The Civil                    By virtue of a WRIT                  AVENUE, CITY OF NEW                        It is through the growth and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Those are just two of the conclu-    year.
registered in COB 788A                  District      Court     of              OF      SEIZURE     AND                 ORLEANS IN THE MAT-                     involvement of these same insti-
folio 694-704 as amend-                                                                                                                                                                               sions drawn from 2005 Census             The study was also bad news
                                        Orleans, in the above                   SALE to me directed by                  TER       ENTITLED:                     tutions that African Americans
ed by an act dated July                 entitled cause, I will                  the Honorable The Civil                 DEUTSCHE       BANK                                                           Bureau data by the McClatchy         for all Americans except the
                                                                                                                                                                will excel, says Hugh Price, for-
22, 1983 registered in                  proceed to sell by pub-                 District      Court     of                                                                                            Newspapers group and released        very rich. It found that “worker
                                                                                                                                                                mer president and chief executive
COB 788C folio 181-182.                 lic auction, on the                     Orleans, in the above                           Continued on next page                                                in a report recently.                productivity has increased dra-
                                                                                                                                                                officer of the National Urban
                                                                                                                                                                                                             The analysis also coins a     matically since the brief reces-
                                                                                                                                                                League, who also spoke at the

                             Orleans Parish Civil Sheriff Real
                                                                                                                                                                                                      new phrase — “severe or deep         sion of 2001, but wage and job
                                                                                                                                                                forum. But, the challenge will be
       Read the                                                                                                                                                                                       poverty.” According to the           growth have lagged behind. At
                                                                                                                                                                to excite Blacks around social
                              Estate Sale Notices online at
                                                                                                                                                                                                      report, 43 percent of the            the same time, the share of
                                                                                                                                                                issues rather than symbolism.         nation’s 37 million poor people      national income going to corpo-
                                                                                                                                                                  “Anger galvanized us around the     have been pushed into “deep          rate profits has dwarfed the
                             www.louisianaweekly.com                                                                                                            confederate flag flying in the
                                                                                                                                                                South, but development issues do
                                                                                                                                                                                                      poverty” — the highest rate
                                                                                                                                                                                                      since at least 1975. Deep pover-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           amount going to wages and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           salaries.”◊
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The ‘Scottsboro Boys’                                                                                                                Civil Sheriff                                                               Civil Sheriff
Continued from Page 6
                                       could not overcome Alabama             tice be done, though the heavens                 Real Estate Sale Notices                                                    Real Estate Sale Notices
                                       racism. The highlight of the sec-      may fall.”
straight” and the other was a 70-      ond trial came, however, when             Alabama immediately moved            Continued from previous page            The payment must be                     $89,215.21                              the First District of the
year-old forgetful attorney who        Liebowitz got one of the alleged-      for a third trial under a different                                             Cash, Cashier’s Check,                      Seized in the above                 City on April 5, 2007 at
                                                                                                                      NATIONAL            TRUST               Certified Check or Money                suit, TERMS CASH. The                   12:00 o’clock noon, the
had not tried a case in more than      ly raped women, Ruby Bates, to         judge. Needless to say the
                                                                                                                      COMPANY, TRUSTEE                        Order.     No   personal                purchaser at the moment                 following      described
20 years.                              recant her testimony and admit         Scottsboro Boys were convicted          ON BEHALF OF THE                        checks.)                                of adjudication to make a               property to wit:
   Electrocution was set for July      that the entire story had been         again. In the third trial, Judge        C E RT I D I C AT E H O L D -           PAUL VALTEAU, JR.                       deposit of ten percent of               THAT CERTAIN CON-
10, 1931. The Scottsboro Boys          made up because Victoria Price         Callahan virtually assured a            ERS      OF      MORGAN                                         Civil Sheriff   the purchase price, and                 DOMINIUM PARCEL, IN
appeared doomed when it was            was afraid the two of them would       guilty verdict when he told the         STANLEY ABS CAPI-                                        Parish of Orleans
                                                                                                                                                                                                      the balance within thirty               THE PIER 8 CONDO-
                                                                                                                                                              ATTY: BENJAMIN DEAN
learned that the NAACP was             be charged with vagrancy or            jury that Victoria Price’s testimo-     TAL I INC TRUST 2004-                   (318) 388-1440                          days thereafter. (NOTE:                 MINIUM, CREATED BY
                                                                                                                      HE1, MORTGAGE PASS                                                  RFA 23
                                                                                                                                                                                                      The payment must be                     ACT BEFORE HENRY
reluctant to get involved with the     prostitution after being found in      ny that the men had raped her                                                   LA. WEEKLY 3/5/2007, 4/2/2007
                                                                                                                      THROUGH           CERTIFI-              ______________________________          Cash, Cashier’s Check,                  O’     CONNOR,       N.P.,
case because it dealt with the         the railroad car with a group of       needed no corroboration. Once           CATES, SERIS 2004-
racially sensitive subject of black    black males.                           again the ILD takes the case all
                                                                                                                                                               SALE BY CIVIL                          Certified Check or Money                DATED MAY 12, 1981,
                                                                                                                      HE1 VERSU ALFREDO                                                               Order.     No    personal               REGISTERED JUNE 9,
males allegedly raping white                                                  the way to the Supreme Court            APOLINAR               AKA                 SHERIFF
                                                                                                                                                                                                      checks.)                                1981, IN COB 773-J
females.                               VICTORIA PRICE                         which rendered another landmark         ALFREDO M. APOLI-                          JUDICIAL                             PAUL VALTEAU, JR.                       FOLIO       48,     CON-
  However, apparently desiring to        Despite the recantation, the all-    decision in April 1935. It held         NAR       AND       BETTY               ADVERTISEMENT                                                   Civil Sheriff   VEYANCE RECORDS
                                                                                                                      APOLINAR AKA BETTY                                                                               Parish of Orleans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              FOR       PARISH      OF
be viewed as heroes by Blacks it       white, all-male jury still found       that the Scottsboro Boys had not
                                                                                                                      GUIDRY          MITCHELL                 THAT PORTION                           ATTY: DANIEL WIRTZ
wanted to recruit, the Communist       the two Scottsboro Boys on trial       received a fair trial because                                                                                           318-388-4050                            ORLEANS, STATE OF
                                                                                                                      APOLINAR                                  OF GROUND                                                           ER 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LOUISIANA, CONSIST-
Party stepped in where the             guilty and sentenced them to           Blacks had systematically been            Civil District Court for              BEARING MUNICIPAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                      LA. WEEKLY 3/5/2007, 4/2/2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                      ______________________________          ING OF CONDOMINIUM
NAACP was afraid to go. It sent        death. (Note: At this point, the       excluded from the pool of poten-        the Parish of Orleans                   NO. 220-222 N. CORTEZ                    SALE BY CIVIL                          UNIT 112, TOGETHER
its ILD (International Labor           men were being retried in groups       tial jurors.                            No. 2006-14231                          STREET, CITY OF NEW                                                             WITH IT’S APPUR-
                                                                                                                         By virtue of a WRIT                  ORLEANS IN THE MAT-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         SHERIFF
Defense) team to Alabama to rep-       of 2 or 3 and not together.)               The state of Alabama then                                                                                                                                   TENANT SITUATED IN
resent the Scottsboro Boys. The          However, there was a problem         moves for a fourth trial.
                                                                                                                      OF      SEIZURE        AND              TER ENTITLED: INDY-                        JUDICIAL                             THE SEVENTH DIS-
                                                                                                                      SALE to me directed by                  MAC BANK, FSB AS                        ADVERTISEMENT                           TRICT, WEST END
ILD team demanded a stay of            for the prosecution. The presid-         Suffice it to say that this process   the Honorable The Civil                 SUCCESSOR IN INTER-                                                             TRACT,       LOT     56A,
execution while it appealed            ing judge was one of those fairly      goes on for nearly 20 years.            District       Court      of            EST      TO     INDYMAC
                                                                                                                                                                                                       THAT PORTION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ACQUIRED CIN 312356.
charging that the young black          rare judges who actually felt that          In the end, charges were           Orleans, in the above                   MORTGAGE           HOLD-                  OF GROUND                             WRIT           AMOUNT:
men had been denied a fair trial       justice should be served and that      dropped against four of the             entitled cause, I will                  INGS, INC. VERSUS                       BEARING MUNICIPAL                       $125,903.65
and adequate legal representa-         a courtroom was more than a            Scottsboro Boys. Rape charges           proceed to sell by pub-                 MEREDITH            ANNE                NOS. 3456-58 CON-                           Seized in the above
                                                                                                                      lic auction, on the                     TRUEBLOOD                               STANCE ST., CITY OF                     suit, TERMS CASH. The
tion. The team lost in Alabama         place just to process people into      were also dropped against Ozie
                                                                                                                      ground floor of the Civil                 Civil District Court for              NEW ORLEANS IN THE                      purchaser at the moment
but took the case all the way to       prison. First, he had heard Bates      Powell but he pled guilty to            District Court Building,                the Parish of Orleans                   MATTER        ENTITLED:                 of adjudication to make a
the U.S. Supreme Court.                recant her earlier testimony.          assault on a deputy after slashing      421 Loyola Avenue, in                   No. 2006-13295                          WELLS FARGO BANK,                       deposit of ten percent of
  The high court agreed with the       Second, he found so many incon-        the throat of an officer during an      the First District of the                  By virtue of a WRIT                  N.A. SUCCESSOR BY                       the purchase price, and
ILD ruling in a precedent-setting      sistencies in Price’s testimony        aborted escape attempt. Powell          City on April 5, 2007 at                OF      SEIZURE       AND               MERGER TO WELLS                         the balance within thirty
decision, which defendants down        that he found her unbelievable.        was shot in the head during the         12:00 o’clock noon, the                 SALE to me directed by                  FARGO HOME MORT-                        days thereafter. (NOTE:
                                                                                                                      following       described               the Honorable The Civil                 GAGE, INC. VERSUS                       The payment must be
to this day rely upon, that due        Third,     he     was      secretly    escape attempt but lived.
                                                                                                                      property to wit:                        District      Court     of              PATRICIA                A.              Cash, Cashier’s Check,
process required more than just        approached by Dr. John Lynch.          Between 1943 and 1950, three            LOT 3 -SQUARE 3                         Orleans, in the above                   KAVANAGH                                Certified Check or Money
having an attorney in the court        Lynch was one of the doctors           others were released on parole.         GENTILLY           WOODS                entitled cause, I will                    Civil District Court for              Order.     No    personal
room but that attorney must            who had examined the allegedly         And the last Scottsboro Boy,            SUBDIVISION                             proceed to sell by pub-                 the Parish of Orleans                   checks.)
effectively represent the defen-       raped women. He corroborated           Haywood Patterson, actually             THIRD MUNICIPAL DIS-                    lic auction, on the                     No. 2006-13145                          PAUL VALTEAU, JR.
dant. In Powell v. Alabama, the        Bates’ recantation by telling the      escaped from prison. The FBI            TRICT                                   ground floor of the Civil                  By virtue of a WRIT                                          Civil Sheriff
                                                                                                                      MUNICIPAL NO. 10821                     District Court Building,                OF      SEIZURE      AND                                 Parish of Orleans
Supreme Court held that had not        judge that he had found no evi-        captured him in 1950. But he                                                                                                                                    ATTY: JOHN MORRIS
                                                                                                                      DREUX AVENUE                            421 Loyola Avenue, in                   SALE to me directed by                  318-388-1440
happened in the Scottsboro Boys’       dence that Bates had been raped        went free when the state of             ACQ. CIN 75010                          the First District of the               the Honorable The Civil                                               RFA 1
case and overturned it.                but was afraid to take the stand       Michigan refused to extradite           WRIT            AMOUNT:                 City on April 5, 2007 at                District      Court     of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LA. WEEKLY 3/5/2007, 4/2/2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ______________________________
   Alabama immediately started         and say that.                          him back to Alabama.                    $105,055.00                             12:00 o’clock noon, the                 Orleans, in the above                    SALE BY CIVIL
the process for a second trial. It      Thus, Judge Horton shocked the                                                    Seized in the above                 following      described                entitled cause, I will
                                                                              (Robert N. Taylor is a researcher       suit, TERMS CASH. The                   property to wit:                        proceed to sell by pub-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 SHERIFF
began on March 27, 1933. For           world when shortly after the sec-
the second trial the ILD brought       ond trial he threw out the verdicts    and editor of the black History         purchaser at the moment                 LOT 11 - SQUARE 503                     lic auction, on the                        JUDICIAL
                                                                              Journal. He welcomes comments           of adjudication to make a               SECOND MUNICIPAL                        ground floor of the Civil               ADVERTISEMENT
in a Jewish lawyer from New            even though he had been warned                                                 deposit of ten percent of
                                                                              and        suggestions         at                                               DISTRICT                                District Court Building,
York — Samuel Liebowitz.               that as an elected judge he would                                              the purchase price, and                 MUNICIPAL NO. 220-222                   421 Loyola Avenue, in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               THAT PORTION
                                                                              SirajT12@yahoo.com or 202-
Liebowitz was good. But even he        surely be defeated in the next
                                                                              657-8872)◊
                                                                                                                      the balance within thirty               N. CORTEZ STREET                        the First District of the                 OF GROUND
                                       election. He responded, “Let jus-                                              days thereafter. (NOTE:                 ACQ. CIN 325141                         City on April 5, 2007 at                BEARING MUNICIPAL
                                                                                                                      The payment must be                     WRIT            AMOUNT:                 12:00 o’clock noon, the                 NO. 1810- LESSEPS
                                                                                                                      Cash, Cashier’s Check,                  $169,600.00                             following      described                STREET, CITY OF NEW
                                                                                                                      Certified Check or Money
Health coverage for all our children                                                                                  Order.
                                                                                                                      checks.)
                                                                                                                                 No     personal
                                                                                                                                                                  Seized in the above
                                                                                                                                                              suit, TERMS CASH. The
                                                                                                                                                              purchaser at the moment
                                                                                                                                                                                                      property to wit:
                                                                                                                                                                                                      LOT 1,2 & 3, SQUARE
                                                                                                                                                                                                      162
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ORLEANS IN THE MAT-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TER           ENTITLED:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ACCREDITED HOME
Continued from Page 5                  on the $627 per month that Mark        cer, instead of spending so much        PAUL VALTEAU, JR.                       of adjudication to make a               SIXTH MUNICIPAL DIS-                    LENDERS,             INC.
                                       receives from Supplemental             of it fighting their paperwork? If                              Civil Sheriff   deposit of ten percent of               TRICT                                   PATRICK FRANCIS
                                                                                                                                       Parish of Orleans
for Medicaid. Deanna also              Security Income, a federal pro-        you believe our nation can do           ATTY: GEORGE DEAN                       the purchase price, and                 IMPROVEMENTS                              Civil District Court for
learned that Mark qualified for                                                                                       (318) 388-1440                          the balance within thirty               THEREON             BEAR                the Parish of Orleans
                                       gram designed to help disabled         better for children, then you need                                     GL 5
assistance from the Bureau for                                                                                        LA. WEEKLY 3/5/2007, 4/2/2007           days thereafter. (NOTE:                 MUNICIPAL NOS. 3456-                    No. 2006-11787
                                       people. Not only is Suplena            to tell your elected officials that     ______________________________          The payment must be                     58 CONSTANCE ST.                           By virtue of a WRIT
Children        with       Medical     expensive, but it’s difficult to get   we and they must do better and           SALE BY CIVIL                          Cash, Cashier’s Check,                  ACQUIRED MIN 741437                     OF      SEIZURE      AND
Handicaps (BCMH), a state-             the supplements. Medicaid has          make health coverage for all chil-                                              Certified Check or Money                WRIT            AMOUNT:                 SALE to me directed by
                                                                                                                         SHERIFF
administered program, and for          its own vendor and isn’t a local       dren with a streamlined enroll-                                                 Order.     No     personal              $342,516.08                             the Honorable The Civil
Medicare under their disability                                                                                          JUDICIAL                             checks.)                                    Seized in the above                 District      Court     of
                                       supplier. A local grocer has           ment process a reality this year.
coverage.                              begun carrying the supplement,         Mark and thousands of children
                                                                                                                      ADVERTISEMENT                           PAUL VALTEAU, JR.                       suit, TERMS CASH. The                   Orleans, in the above
  Although Mark’s cancer is now                                                                                        THAT PORTION                                                   Civil Sheriff   purchaser at the moment                 entitled cause, I will
                                       but it is considered a non-food        like him need and deserve your                                                                   Parish of Orleans
                                                                                                                                                                                                      of adjudication to make a               proceed to sell by pub-
in remission, he is in end-stage       item, so Deanna can’t purchase         voice. And any political leader           OF GROUND                             ATTY: BENJAMIN DEAN
                                                                                                                                                              (318) 388-1440                          deposit of ten percent of               lic auction, on the
renal failure after losing both kid-   the shakes with food stamps.           who says he or she can’t find the       BEARING MUNICIPAL                                                     ER 24
                                                                                                                                                                                                      the purchase price, and                 ground floor of the Civil
                                                                                                                                                              LA. WEEKLY 3/5/2007, 4/2/2007
neys and is on dialysis for 10         After many conversations and           time or the money to help the           NO. 7921 WAVE ST,                       ______________________________          the balance within thirty               District Court Building,
hours each day. Because his                                                                                           CITY        OF       NEW                 SALE BY CIVIL                          days thereafter. (NOTE:                 421 Loyola Avenue, in
                                       getting bumped from one agency         millions of Marks who are unin-         ORLEANS IN THE MAT-
appetite is very poor, he needs                                                                                                                                                                       The payment must be                     the First District of the
                                       to another, Deanna is hopeful the      sured this year should not get          TER ENTITLED: THE                          SHERIFF
Suplena, a special nutritional                                                                                                                                                                        Cash, Cashier’s Check,                  City on April 5, 2007 at
                                       issue will be resolved soon.           your vote next year.                    BANK OF NEW YORK                           JUDICIAL                             Certified Check or Money                12:00 o’clock noon, the
shake made for dialysis patients.        Mark became cancer-free when                                                 TRUST COMPANY, N.A.,
                                                                              Marian Wright Edelman is
                                                                                                                                                              ADVERTISEMENT                           Order.     No    personal               following      described
These shakes are the only nour-        they removed his second kidney                                                 AS SUCCESSOR TO                                                                 checks.)                                property to wit:
ishment standing between this                                                 President of the Children’s             JPMORGAN           CHASE                 THAT PORTION
                                       in November 2006, and will be                                                                                                                                  PAUL VALTEAU, JR.                       LOT 22 - SQUARE 856
21-month-old and a feeding tube.       eligible for a donated kidney
                                                                              Defense Fund and its Action             BANK         N.A.,     AS                 OF GROUND                                                     Civil Sheriff   THIRD MUNICIPAL DIS-
                                                                              Council whose Leave No Child            TRUSTEE          VERSUS                 BEARING MUNICIPAL                                        Parish of Orleans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRICT
Suplena is covered under               once he has been cancer-free for                                                                                                                               ATTY: HERSCHEL ADCOCK
                                                                              Behind® mission is to ensure            TOBY J. WESLEY                          NO. 1908-10 ST. ROCH                    225-756-0373                            MUNICIPAL NO. 1810
Medicaid and BCMH, but                 a year. It has been one uphill bat-                                              Civil District Court for
                                                                              every child a Healthy Start, a                                                  AVENUE, CITY OF NEW                                                    ER 8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (FORMERLY 1808-10)
Mark’s mother is still waiting for     tle after another for this mother                                              the Parish of Orleans                   ORLEANS IN THE MAT-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      LA. WEEKLY 3/5/2007, 4/2/2007
                                                                              Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe                                                                                        ______________________________          LESSEPS STREET
the paperwork to be processed. In      and her son, but they continue to                                              No. 2006-14042                          TER           ENTITLED:                  SALE BY CIVIL                          ACQ. CIN 330367
                                                                              Start and a Moral Start in life and        By virtue of a WRIT
the meantime, she has to pay out       struggle through the system and                                                                                        REGIONS BANK DBA                                                                WRIT            AMOUNT:
                                                                              successful passage to adulthood         OF      SEIZURE      AND                REGIONS MORTGAGE
                                                                                                                                                                                                         SHERIFF
of pocket for the expensive sup-       the illness. But wouldn’t it be                                                                                                                                                                        $80,695.70
plements. This is a particular
                                                                              with the help of caring families        SALE to me directed by                  VERSUS        GARY      M.                 JUDICIAL                                 Seized in the above
                                       better if the family could devote      and communities.◊                       the Honorable The Civil
hardship because the family lives      all its energy to fighting his can-
                                                                                                                                                              GONZALES, ET UX                         ADVERTISEMENT                           suit, TERMS CASH. The
                                                                                                                      District      Court     of                Civil District Court for                                                      purchaser at the moment
                                                                                                                      Orleans, in the above                   the Parish of Orleans
                                                                                                                                                                                                           THAT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of adjudication to make a
                                                                                                                      entitled cause, I will                  No. 2006-12885                           CONDOMINIUM                            deposit of ten percent of
For Lent, get the essentials right                                                                                    proceed to sell by pub-
                                                                                                                      lic auction, on the
                                                                                                                      ground floor of the Civil
                                                                                                                                                              OF
                                                                                                                                                                 By virtue of a WRIT
                                                                                                                                                                      SEIZURE     AND
                                                                                                                                                              SALE to me directed by
                                                                                                                                                                                                           UNIT
                                                                                                                                                                                                      BEARING MUNICIPAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the purchase price, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the balance within thirty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              days thereafter. (NOTE:
                                        Lent says eloquently, “Back           one sees many people walk out                                                                                           UNIT # 112 PIER 8 CON-
Continued from Page 5                                                                                                 District Court Building,                the Honorable The Civil                                                         The payment must be
                                                                                                                                                                                                      DOMINIUMS, CITY OF
                                        to basics! Get the essentials         of public restrooms without             421 Loyola Avenue, in                   District      Court     of              NEW ORLEANS IN THE                      Cash, Cashier’s Check,
drastically through the chlorinat-                                                                                    the First District of the
                                       right!”                                washing their hands. Some are                                                   Orleans, in the above                   MATTER        ENTITLED:                 Certified Check or Money
ed lime solutions washing of                                                                                          City on April 5, 2007 at                entitled cause, I will
                                         Just think of the health benefits    even still zipping up their pants                                                                                       HOMECOMINGS                             Order.     No    personal
medical instruments and doctors’                                                                                      12:00 o’clock noon, the                 proceed to sell by pub-                                                         checks.)
                                       accruing to each of us and every-      on the way out.                                                                                                         FINANCIAL, LLC. VER-
and nurses’ hands.                                                                                                    following      described                lic auction, on the                                                             PAUL VALTEAU, JR.
                                       one around us if we would use            Have you thought of how many                                                                                          SUS KATHLEEN HEN-
  This modern era is considered a                                                                                     property to wit:                        ground floor of the Civil
                                       the leverage of Lent to stop           items for sale in stores are con-                                                                                       DERSON LONG AKA                                                 Civil Sheriff
time of enlightenment when we                                                                                         LOT 33, SQUARE “B”,                     District Court Building,                                                                         Parish of Orleans
                                       coughing carelessly and to wash        taminated by their hands?                                                                                               KATHLEEN HENDER-                        ATTY: ANNE RAYMOND
                                                                                                                      THIRD MUNICIPAL DIS-                    421 Loyola Avenue, in
of the internet, the TV and the                                                                                                                                                                       SON WORKMAN LONG                        581-9444
                                       our hands often.                          You may be having problems           TRICT                                   the First District of the                                                                                    GL 16
instant-everything culture think                                                                                                                                                                        Civil District Court for              LA. WEEKLY 3/5/2007, 4/2/2007
                                         Lent will prove to be a mighty       trying to figure out useful ways        IMPROVEMENTS                            City on April 5, 2007 at
we have so much knowledge and                                                                                                                                                                         the Parish of Orleans                   ______________________________
                                       tool if we use it to eliminate the     to do penance during the season         THEREON             BEAR                12:00 o’clock noon, the                                                          SALE BY CIVIL
sophistication from many daz-                                                                                                                                                                         No. 2006-12039
                                       negatives of our bad habits and to     of Lent. Why not start at the very      MUNICIPAL NO 7921                       following      described
zling channels of multimedia                                                                                          WAVE ST.                                property to wit:
                                                                                                                                                                                                         By virtue of a WRIT                     SHERIFF
                                       accentuate the positives of little     bottom and deal with the most                                                                                           OF      SEIZURE     AND
communication and many mod-                                                                                           ACQUIRED CIN 273190                     LOT ‘C’ - SQAURE 917                    SALE to me directed by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 JUDICIAL
                                       things we should be doing.             basic moves we need to make in          WRIT            AMOUNT:
ern marvels.
                                         Synonymous with painstaking          order to be reasonable, common-
                                                                                                                                                              (OLD SQUARE 96)                         the Honorable The Civil                 ADVERTISEMENT
                                                                                                                      $140,688.45                             THIRD MUNICIPAL DIS-
  It is an extreme puzzle that all                                                                                                                                                                    District      Court     of              A CONDOMINIUM
                                       discipline, the season of Lent         sense people, eliminating those             Seized in the above                 TRICT
this goes kaplunk as most of us                                                                                                                                                                       Orleans, in the above
                                       goes directly counter to our           things first which are the greatest     suit, TERMS CASH. The                   MUNICIPAL NO. 1908-10                   entitled cause, I will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   UNIT
flunk the simplest of tests in                                                                                        purchaser at the moment
basic hygiene and rational
                                       lazy, slovenly habit of finding        immediate threat to our physical                                                INDEPENDENCE                            proceed to sell by pub-                  THAT CERTAIN
                                       the frequent washing of hands          well-being?                             of adjudication to make a               SQUARE (NOW KNOWN
health care. How could every-                                                                                         deposit of ten percent of               AS ST. ROCH.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      lic auction, on the                      CONDOMINIUM
                                       and utensils too much trouble            We need not search for exotic                                                                                         ground floor of the Civil
day people let themselves be                                                                                          the purchase price, and                 ACQ. MIN 789890
                                       and hassle. To mix metaphors,          penances for Lent. Start with                                                                                           District Court Building,
ruled by germs just by failing to                                                                                     the balance within thirty               WRIT            AMOUNT:
                                       using the discipline of Lent to        the essentials. Begin at the                                                                                            421 Loyola Avenue, in                           Continued on next page
                                                                                                                      days thereafter. (NOTE:
wash after handling germ-laden
                                       curb this kind of harmful lazi-        beginning with the necessary
hands or objects?
                                                                                                                                                   Orleans Parish Civil Sheriff Real
                                       ness gives us the biggest bang         things. If we get them right one
   But if we say, ‘How could
everyday people,’ what about
                                       for our buck of penance.               by one, just one year at a time,               Read the
                                                                                                                                                    Estate Sale Notices online at
                                         Adults would do well to stop         we are doing great. If we can
nurses and doctors, those privi-
                                       giving bad example to children         correct just one thing in our
leged individuals who fall into
                                       by skipping the washing of             lives during Lent, the season
the top few percentiles of learn-
ing and training? The season of
                                       hands and utensils. Routinely,         will be a huge success.◊                                             www.louisianaweekly.com
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          Real Estate Sale Notices
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                                                                                      Real Estate Sale Notices
                                                                                                                                                                FBI reopens 100 civil
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             UNIT
                                        moment of adjudication
                                        to make a deposit of ten
                                                                                12:00 o’clock noon, the
                                                                                following      described
                                                                                                                        L.L.C. AND INNER CITY
                                                                                                                        PRODUCTION L.L.C.
                                                                                                                                                                rights-era cases
                                        percent of the purchase                 property to wit:                          Civil District Court for
BEARING MUNICIPAL                       price, and the balance                  LOT NO. 7, SQUARE                       the Parish of Orleans                   By Lara Jakes Jordan                       Officials declined to release       false hope, but I think it would be
NO. 2801 ST. CHARLES                    within thirty days there-               NO. 6                                   No. 2003-5979                           AP Writer                              details about which cases have          right to say that people still care.”
AVE., UNIT 109 OF THE                   after. (NOTE: The pay-                  THIRD MUNICIPAL DIS-                       By virtue of a WRIT                                                         been reopened, or where, but said          Mueller said the FBI began re-
WASHINGTON CON-                         ment must be Cash,                      TRICT                                   OF FIERI FACIAS to me                      WASHINGTON (AP) — The               that nearly all are located in 14       examining its old case files more
DOMINIUMS, CITY OF                      Cashier’s         Check,                LAKE OAKS SUBDIVI-                      directed       by     the               FBI has reopened investigations of     states in the South. Investigators      than a year ago amid of spate of
NEW ORLEANS IN THE                      Certified     Check    or               SION                                    Honorable The Civil                     about a dozen decades-old suspi-       later confirmed, for example, that      civil rights cases that investigators
MATTER ENTITLED:                        Money Order. No per-                    IMPROVEMENTS                            District      Court     of
                                                                                                                                                                cious deaths, officials said Tuesday   the unsolved 1946 lynching of four      and prosecutors successfully
CENTRAL PROGRES-                        sonal checks.)                          THEREON             BEAR                Orleans, in the above
SIVE BANK OF AMITE                                                                                                                                              amid a Justice Department focus on     sharecroppers on Moore’s Ford           solved.
                                        PAUL VALTEAU, JR.                       MUNICIPAL NO. 2352                      entitled cause, I will
VERSUS IN SUK PAE                                              Civil Sheriff    LEON C. SIMON DRIVE                     proceed to sell by pub-                 cracking unsolved cases from the       Bridge near Monroe, Ga., was                 Most recently, the Justice
CARO                                                     Parish of Orleans
                                                                                ACQUIRED MIN 555188                     lic auction, on the                     nation’s civil rights era.             among those being investigated.         Department brought kidnapping
                                        ATTY: DANIEL WIRTZ
  Civil District Court for              318-388-4050                            WRIT           AMOUNT:                  ground floor of the Civil                   The high-priority cases, which       But they declined to comment on       and conspiracy charges last month
the Parish of Orleans                                              RFA 12
                                             LA. WEEKLY 3/5/2007, 4/2/2007
                                                                                $172,739.12                             District Court Building,                FBI Director Robert S. Mueller         whether another high-profile case       against James Ford Seale, 71, in the
No. 2006-6340                           ______________________________              Seized in the above                 421 Loyola Avenue, in                   described as numbering between 10      was being included — that of            1964 abductions and murders of
   By virtue of a WRIT                   SALE BY CIVIL                          suit, TERMS CASH. The                   the First District of the               and 12, are among an estimated 100     Maceo Snipes, a black World War         Charles Eddie Moore and Henry
OF      SEIZURE      AND                                                        purchaser at the moment                 City on April 5, 2007 at
SALE to me directed
                                           SHERIFF                                                                                                              that investigators nationwide are      II veteran who in 1946 was shot in      Hezekiah Dee in southwest
                                                                                of adjudication to make a               12:00 o’clock noon, the
by the Honorable The                       JUDICIAL                             deposit of ten percent of               following      described                looking at as possible civil rights-   the back by four white men a day        Mississippi. Seale has pleaded not
Civil District Court of                 ADVERTISEMENT                           the purchase price, and                 property to wit:                        related murders.                       after he voted for the first time. No   guilty and is due for trial in April.
Orleans, in the above                                                           the balance within thirty               ONE-HALF (1/2) INTER-                         Attorney General Alberto         one was ever arrested in that killing      Horace Harned, 86, a former
entitled cause, I will
                                         THAT PORTION
                                                                                days thereafter. (NOTE:                 EST IN:                                 Gonzales acknowledged that many        in rural Georgia, about 90 miles        Mississippi legislator and member
proceed to sell by pub-                   OF GROUND                             The payment must be                     LOT 18 - SQUARE 108                     of the cases may be beyond the         south of Atlanta, and there is no       of the segregationist Sovereignty
lic auction, on the                     BEARING MUNICIPAL                       Cash, Cashier’s Check,                  FOURTH        MUNICIPAL                 boundaries of what the federal gov-    evidence a criminal probe in the        Commission, said he’d prefer that
ground floor of the                     NO. 5634         SUTTON                 Certified Check or Money                DISTRICT                                ernment can legally prosecute. But     case was ever opened.                   authorities leave the past in the past
Civil District Court                    PLACE, CITY OF NEW                      Order.     No    personal               MUNICIPAL NO. 915-917
Building, 421 Loyola                    ORLEANS IN THE MAT-                                                                                                     they “remain on our radar,” he said.     Many of the FBI’s cases are also      and not reopen the cases, but “I
                                                                                checks.)                                JACKSON AVENUE
Avenue, in the First                    TER ENTITLED: MORT-                                                                                                       “Much time has passed on these       included on a list of 76 homicides      don’t think there’s anything we can
                                                                                PAUL VALTEAU, JR.                       ACQ. CIN 130382
District of the City on                 GAGE       ELECTRONIC                                           Civil Sheriff   WRIT            AMOUNT:                 crimes,” Gonzales told reporters in    suspected of being racially moti-       do to stop it.”
April 5, 2007 at 12:00                  REGISTRATION SYS-                                        Parish of Orleans
                                                                                                                        $75,000.00                              Washington. “The wounds they left      vated that was compiled by the            “I think we shouldn’t dig up too
                                                                                ATTY: GEORGE DEAN
o’clock noon, the fol-                  TEMS, INC. VERSUS                       318-388-1440                                Seized in the above                 are deep, and still many of them       Southern Poverty Law Center,            much of these things,” Harned
lowing         described                KAREN          ANTONINI                                               ER 3
                                                                                                                        suit, TERMS CASH. The                   have not healed. But we are com-       based in Montgomery, Ala. Center        said.
                                                                                LA. WEEKLY 3/5/2007, 4/2/2007
property to wit:                        MANSON                                  ______________________________          purchaser at the moment                 mitted to re-examining these cases     president Richard Cohen said the          He added: “We’ll have to let jus-
A        CONDOMINIUM                      Civil District Court for               SALE BY CIVIL                          of adjudication to make a
                                                                                                                                                                and doing all we can to bring jus-     government’s renewed focus on           tice prevail. I believe in the jury
UNIT:                                   the Parish of Orleans                                                           deposit of ten percent of
UNIT 109 OF THE                         No. 2005-10214
                                                                                   SHERIFF                                                                      tice to the criminals who may have     the cold cases could help uncover       system. As long as the jury system
                                                                                                                        the purchase price, and
WASHINGTON CON-                            By virtue of a WRIT                     JUDICIAL                             the balance within thirty               avoided punishment for so long.”       what he called “a few burning           is maintained properly, we should
DOMINIUMS                               OF      SEIZURE      AND                ADVERTISEMENT                           days thereafter. (NOTE:                   Addressing civil rights violators,   embers.”                                go to it and let justice prevail.
LOT “X” ( AKA LOT 1-A)                  SALE to me directed by                                                          The payment must be                     Gonzales said: “You have not got-        “There are a lot of stones to turn
SQUARE 229                              the Honorable The Civil
                                                                                 THAT PORTION
                                                                                                                        Cash, Cashier’s Check,                  ten away with anything — we are        over,” Cohen said. “I think it          AP writer Chris Talbott in Jackson,
FOURTH MUNICIPAL                        District      Court     of                OF GROUND                             Certified Check or Money                still on your trail.”                  would be wrong to give families         Miss., contributed to this story.◊
DISTRICT                                Orleans, in the above                   BEARING MUNICIPAL                       Order.     No    personal
IMPROVEMENTS                            entitled cause, I will                  NO. 4542 LANCELOT                       checks.)
BEAR          MUNICIPAL                 proceed to sell by pub-                 DRIVE, CITY OF NEW                      PAUL VALTEAU, JR.
NUMBER 2801 ST.
CHARLES AVE. UNIT
109
                                        lic auction, on the
                                        ground floor of the Civil
                                        District Court Building,
                                                                                ORLEANS IN THE MAT-
                                                                                TER ENTITLED: CEN-
                                                                                DANT         MORTGAGE                   (504) 569-9500
                                                                                                                                                Civil Sheriff
                                                                                                                                          Parish of Orleans
                                                                                                                        ATTY: DENNIS SPURLING
                                                                                                                                                                There will be no indictment in
ACQ. CIN 288311                         421 Loyola Avenue, in                   CORPORATION VER-                                                    RFA 27

WRIT
$220,490.00
               AMOUNT:

    Seized in the above
                                        the First District of the
                                        City on April 5, 2007 at
                                        12:00 o’clock noon, the
                                                                                SUS GUS A. SAVARESE
                                                                                AND
                                                                                KESLER
                                                                                          BRITNA        N.
                                                                                                                         LA. WEEKLY 3/5/2007, 4/2/2007
                                                                                                                        ______________________________
                                                                                                                         SALE BY CIVIL                          ‘55 Emmett Till slaying
suit, TERMS CASH. The                   following      described                  Civil District Court for
                                                                                                                           SHERIFF                              By Jack Elliott Jr.                    at Carolyn Bryant, and some wit-        with the same decision. Some of
purchaser        at    the              property to wit:                        the Parish of Orleans                      JUDICIAL                             AP Writer                              nesses have said a woman’s voice        the people haven’t changed from
moment of adjudication                  LOT 6, SQUARE 59                        No. 2004-13033                          ADVERTISEMENT                                                                  could be heard at the scene of the      50 years ago. Same attitude. The
to make a deposit of ten                FIFTH MUNICIPAL DIS-                       By virtue of a WRIT                                                             JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A             abduction.                              evidence speaks for itself.”
percent of the purchase                 TRICT                                   OF FIERI FACIAS to me
                                                                                                                         THAT PORTION
                                                                                                                                                                grand jury declined to issue an           The FBI reopened the case in         Wright, who left Mississippi for
price, and the balance                  AURORA         GARDENS                  directed       by     the                 OF GROUND                             indictment in the 1955 slaying of      2004 but decided in 2006 not to         Chicago in the killing’s wake, said
within thirty days there-               EXTENSION NO. 8                         Honorable The Civil                     BEARING MUNICIPAL
                                                                                                                                                                black Chicago teenager Emmett          press charges.                          this decision does not bring his
after. (NOTE: The pay-                  IMPROVEMENTS                            District      Court     of              NO. 2217-19 MON-
                                        THEREON             BEAR                Orleans, in the above                   TEREY STREET, CITY
                                                                                                                                                                Till, who was kidnapped from his        The case was turned over to local      family closure.
ment must be Cash,
Cashier’s           Check,              MUNICIPAL NO. 5634                      entitled cause, I will                  OF NEW ORLEANS IN                       uncle’s home in the Mississippi        prosecutors for possible state            “The grand jury looked into the
Certified     Check     or              SUTTON PLACE                            proceed to sell by pub-                 THE MATTER ENTI-                        Delta and shot to death after          charges. The FBI’s report had sug-      mirror, and they blinked,” he said.
Money Order. No per-                    ACQUIRED CIN 297303                     lic auction, on the                     TLED: BEAL BANK,                        allegedly whistling at a white         gested prosecutors take a closer        “They didn’t like what they was
sonal checks.)                          WRIT            AMOUNT:                 ground floor of the Civil               S.S.B. VERSUS JUDY                      woman.                                 look at Carolyn Bryant. Carolyn         looking at apparently. We gave it a
PAUL VALTEAU, JR.                       $218,500.00                             District Court Building,                PAYNE SCOTT AKA                          The grand jury in Leflore County      Bryant, who remarried and goes          good shot, but it didn’t pan out.
                        Civil Sheriff       Seized in the above                 421 Loyola Avenue, in                   JUDY      ANN      PAYNE                wrapped up its work this past          by the name Donham, was among           We tried. I don’t know how many
                 Parish of Orleans      suit, TERMS CASH. The                   the First District of the               SCOTT
ATTY: RONALD GUTH                                                                                                                                               week and issued a “no bill”            12 people facing various charges        years I have left on this Earth. We
(985) 641-2880                          purchaser at the moment                 City on April 5, 2007 at                  Civil District Court for
                               GL 6     of adjudication to make a               12:00 o’clock noon, the                 the Parish of Orleans                   against Carolyn Bryant, the            that the grand jury declined to         can leave this world and say, ‘Hey,
LA. WEEKLY 3/5/2007, 4/2/2007
______________________________          deposit of ten percent of               following      described                No. 2003-16668                          widow of one of two white men          indict. She is now 72 and has           we tried. We tried to get some jus-
 SALE BY CIVIL                          the purchase price, and                 property to wit:                           By virtue of a WRIT                  originally acquitted of Till’s         declined interviews.                    tice in this, and we failed.”
                                        the balance within thirty               LOT 12, SQUARE 1                        OF      SEIZURE      AND                death. A “no bill” means the grand        District Attorney Joyce Chiles         He said the family succeeded in
   SHERIFF                              days thereafter. (NOTE:                 THIRD MUNICIPAL DIS-                    SALE to me directed by                  jury found insufficient evidence       was not immediately available for       one thing.
   JUDICIAL                             The payment must be                     TRICT                                   the Honorable The Civil                 existed for an indictment on a         comment.                                   “The memory and legacy of
ADVERTISEMENT                           Cash, Cashier’s Check,                  CASTLE MANOR SUB-                       District      Court     of              criminal charge.                         Simeon Wright, 64, who was in         Emmett Till is still alive,” Wright
                                        Certified Check or Money                DIVISION                                Orleans, in the above
 THAT PORTION                           Order.     No    personal               IMPROVEMENTS                            entitled cause, I will
                                                                                                                                                                 Documents made public Tuesday         the store that day with his cousin      said. “People are still horrified
  OF GROUND                             checks.)                                THEREON             BEAR                proceed to sell by pub-                 show prosecutors sought a              Emmett and heard the infamous           about what happened 50 years ago
BEARING MUNICIPAL                       PAUL VALTEAU, JR.                       MUNICIPAL NO. 4542                      lic auction, on the                     manslaughter charge.                   wolf-whistle, got the news from         in Money, Miss.”
NO. 1557 MURL ST,                                               Civil Sheriff   LANCELOT DRIVE                          ground floor of the Civil                  Till was kidnapped from the         the FBI shortly before heading to         Mamie Till-Mobley, who died in
CITY        OF       NEW                                 Parish of Orleans
                                        ATTY: GEORGE DEAN
                                                                                ACQUIRED MIN 569022                     District Court Building,                Leflore County town of Money in        the Argo Temple Church of God           2003, had her son’s body returned
ORLEANS IN THE MAT-                     318-388-1440                            WRIT            AMOUNT:                 421 Loyola Avenue, in                   1955. Three days later, the 14-        in Christ near Chicago for his reg-     to Chicago for an open-casket
TER ENTITLED: U.S.                                                     GL 4
                                        LA. WEEKLY 3/5/2007, 4/2/2007
                                                                                $76,465.25                              the First District of the               year-old’s mutilated body was          ular Tuesday morning prayers.           funeral. Thousands turned out for
BANK,         NATIONAL                  ______________________________              Seized in the above                 City on April 5, 2007 at
                                                                                                                                                                found in the Tallahatchie River.        He said the grand jury’s failure to    the service and a photograph of
ASSOCIATION         VER-                 SALE BY CIVIL                          suit, TERMS CASH. The                   12:00 o’clock noon, the
                                                                                                                                                                   Roy Bryant, Carolyn Bryant’s        return an indictment did not sur-       Till’s disfigured face in Jet maga-
SUS CURTIS ROBERT-                                                              purchaser at the moment                 following      described
SON, ET UX
                                           SHERIFF                                                                                                              husband, and his half brother, J.W.    prise him. “You’re looking at           zine let the world see what was
                                                                                of adjudication to make a               property to wit:
  Civil District Court for                 JUDICIAL                             deposit of ten percent of               LOTS 36 AND 37 -                        Milam, were acquitted of the           Mississippi,” he told The               happening in the South.
the Parish of Orleans                   ADVERTISEMENT                           the purchase price, and                 SQUARE A                                crime by an all-white jury. The        Associated Press. “I guess it’s
No. 2006-5033                                                                   the balance within thirty               FAIRMONT PARK SUB-                      two men later confessed in an          about the same way it was 50            AP National Writer Allen Breed
   By virtue of a WRIT
                                         THAT PORTION                                                                                                                                                                                          contributed to this story from
                                                                                days thereafter. (NOTE:                 DIVISION                                interview with Look magazine.          years ago. We had overwhelming
OF      SEIZURE      AND                  OF GROUND                             The payment must be                     THIRD MUNICIPAL DIS-                                                                                                   Raleigh, N.C.◊
                                                                                                                                                                Till had been accused of whistling     evidence, and they came back
SALE to me directed                     BEARING MUNICIPAL                       Cash, Cashier’s Check,                  TRICT
by the Honorable The                    NO. 2352 LEON C.                        Certified Check or Money                MUNICIPAL NO. 2217-19
Civil District Court of                 SIMON DRIVE, CITY OF                    Order.     No    personal               MONTEREY STREET
Orleans, in the above
entitled cause, I will
proceed to sell by pub-
                                        NEW ORLEANS IN THE
                                        MATTER        ENTITLED:
                                        WACHOVIA BANK OF
                                                                                checks.)
                                                                                PAUL VALTEAU, JR.
                                                                                                        Civil Sheriff
                                                                                                                        ACQ. MIN 614027
                                                                                                                        WRIT
                                                                                                                        $87,216.34
                                                                                                                                        AMOUNT:                 D.A. likely to close case of La. mayor
lic auction, on the                     DELAWARE, N.A., F/K/A                                    Parish of Orleans
                                                                                                                            Seized in the above                                                        ed that the sheriff bungled the         Justice Department “to find out
                                        FIRST UNION NATION-
                                                                                ATTY: CHARLES HECK                                                              Continued from Page 1
ground floor of the                                                             318-388-1440                            suit, TERMS CASH. The                                                          case, the coroner’s findings            if the civil rights division feels
Civil District Court                    AL        BANK         OF                                           RFA 14
                                                                                                                        purchaser at the moment
                                                                                LA. WEEKLY 3/5/2007, 4/2/2007                                                                                          were wrong and Washington               that it warrants further investi-
Building, 421 Loyola                    DELAWARE,           F/K/A               ______________________________          of adjudication to make a                chest, with his gun nearby in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                       was murdered.                           gation.”
Avenue, in the First                    FIRST UNION HOME                         SALE BY CIVIL                          deposit of ten percent of                parking lot. No suicide note was
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Washington’s widow, Mary,
District of the City on                 EQUITY BANK, N.A.                                                               the purchase price, and                  found.                                                                          Thorne said she was not sure
April 5, 2007 at 12:00                  VERSUS         PAULETTE
                                                                                    SHERIFF                                                                                                            told the local newspaper that she       whether the case was forwarded
                                                                                                                        the balance within thirty                   In separate investigations, the
o’clock noon, the fol-                  FORTUNE WILLIAMS                            JUDICIAL                            days thereafter. (NOTE:                  state police and the local coroner    now expects federal investiga-          because of complaints from
lowing         described                  Civil District Court for              ADVERTISEMENT                           The payment must be                      determined that Washington            tors to prove that her husband          Washington’s family.
property to wit:                        the Parish of Orleans                                                           Cash, Cashier’s Check,                                                         did not kill himself. She lashed
LOT NO. 9, SQUARE “L”                   No. 2004-15499
                                                                                ONE-HALF (1/2)                                                                   killed himself. State police                                                    The Calcasieu Parish coroner,
                                                                                                                        Certified Check or Money                                                       out at the sheriff’s office and
FIFTH MUNICIPAL DIS-                       By virtue of a WRIT                    INTEREST IN                           Order.     No    personal                announced        their    findings                                            Dr. Terry Welke, has said clear
                                                                                                                                                                 Wednesday evening, saying             Col. Henry Whitehorn, chief of          signs of suicide in the case
TRICT                                   OF      SEIZURE      AND                 THAT PORTION                           checks.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                       the state police.
VICTORY PARK SUBDI-                     SALE to me directed by                                                          PAUL VALTEAU, JR.                        investigators agreed with the                                                 include soot from the pistol that
VISION                                  the Honorable The Civil
                                                                                  OF GROUND                                                                      coroner and found no evidence of        “Justice will prevail, and God
                                                                                BEARING MUNICIPAL
                                                                                                                                                Civil Sheriff                                                                                  was deep in the wound, indicat-
IMPROVEMENTS                            District      Court     of                                                                        Parish of Orleans
                                                                                                                                                                 “malicious intent or conspiracy.”     will rain down justice like
                                                                                NO. 915-917 JACKSON                     ATTY: GEORGE DEAN                                                                                                      ing the gun was touching
THEREON             BEAR                Orleans, in the above                                                           318-388-1440                               The district attorney said he’ll    Hurricane Rita, Katrina and
                                        entitled cause, I will                  AVENUE, CITY OF NEW                                                    GL 2                                                                                    Washington’s chest when the
MUNICIPAL NO. 1557                                                                                                                                               probably close the case after he      Audrey. Our next step is the
MURL ST.                                proceed to sell by pub-                 ORLEANS IN THE MAT-                      LA. WEEKLY 3/5/2007, 4/2/2007                                                                                         trigger was pulled. Welke also
                                                                                TER ENTITLED: II FIRE
                                                                                                                        ______________________________
                                                                                                                                                                 gets a copy of the state police       U.S. Justice Department with
ACQ. MIN 395546                         lic auction, on the                                                                                                                                                                                    said that while many gunfire
                                                                                RECORDS, L.L.C. VER-                                                             written report.                       the FBI,” she told the American
WRIT           AMOUNT:                  ground floor of the Civil                                                                                                                                                                              suicides involve a bullet to the
                                                                                SUS DERREN CLOUD-                                                                  “Unless I see something in there    Press. “Like I told Col.
$37,280.91                              District Court Building,                                                                                                                                                                               head, it is not unusual for people
                                        421 Loyola Avenue, in                   ED      P/K/A      “MR.                                                          that I that I haven’t heard before,   Whitehorn, he will eat his
    Seized in the above                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to kill themselves with a shot to
suit, TERMS CASH. The                   the First District of the               WICKED”, FOREFRONT                                                               then this matter will be closed,”     words, along with the Calcasieu
                                                                                E N T E R TA I N M E N T                                                                                               Parish Sheriff’s Department, for        the chest.
purchaser        at    the              City on April 5, 2007 at                                                                                                 Calcasieu Parish District Attorney
                                                                                                                                                                                                       saying it was a self-inflicted            Neither investigation has sug-
                                                                                                                                                                 John Derosier said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               gested why Washington would
                             Orleans Parish Civil Sheriff Real
                                                                                                                                                                    However, Washington’s rela-        gunshot wound.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Neither Washington’s wife            have killed himself. There was
       Read the                                                                                                                                                  tives have repeatedly said they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               no evidence he made farewells
                              Estate Sale Notices online at
                                                                                                                                                                 do not believe it was suicide.        Mary nor son Geroski returned
                                                                                                                                                                 State police investigated the         calls from The Associated Press.        to friends or family, put finan-
                                                                                                                                                                 case only after Washington’s              FBI spokeswoman Sheila              cial affairs in order, or gave any
                             www.louisianaweekly.com                                                                                                             son Geroski and other kin insist-     Thorne said the agency has for-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       warded the matter to the U.S.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sign he was about to kill him-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               self, authorities said.◊
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Xavier alum gets White House appointment
   President George W. Bush last                                                                                                  in 1989 and 2005 honoring Alex
week tapped a Xavier University                                                                                                   Haley, USCG (Ret) and author of
alumnus for a key appointment to                                                                                                  Roots. Admiral Rochon also spear-
the Executive Residence staff,                                                                                                    headed the posthumous awarding
naming Rear Admiral Stephen W.                                                                                                    of the Gold Lifesaving Medal to
Rochon as Director of the                                                                                                         the African-American crew of the
Executive Residence and Chief                                                                                                     Pea Island Lifesaving Station for
Usher. Admiral Rochon, a 1984                                                                                                     their daring rescue in 1896 near the
XU graduate, will be the eighth                                                                                                   Outer Banks of North Carolina. He
Chief Usher of the White House.                                                                                                   has contributed his expertise to a
  Admiral Rochon will serve his last                                                                                              number of museums across the
day on active duty with the Coast                                                                                                 nation, from Louisiana to
Guard on March 9, and begin his                                                                                                   Connecticut. Admiral Rochon
service at the White House on                                                                                                     helped rebuild and preserve the
March 12. Admiral Rochon suc-                                                                                                     historic significance of three turn-
ceeds Gary Walters, who retired in                                                                                                of-the-century homes in New
January 2007 after 20 years as                                                                                                    Orleans following the 2005 hurri-
White House Chief Usher.                                                                                                          canes.
  “Admiral Rochon is a gifted leader                                                                                               Admiral Rochon is a highly deco-
and experienced manager who will                                                                                                  rated military officer, and has
be a great addition to the White                                                                                                  earned three Legion of Merit
House and the Residence staff,” said                                                                                              medals. He has also received
President Bush. “Laura and I look                                                                                                 numerous civic and community
forward to working with him.”                                                                                                     leadership awards.
   With 36 years in public service,        President George W. Bush welcomes U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral                          Admiral Rochon enlisted in the
Admiral Rochon has an extensive            Stephen W. Rochon to the Oval Office. Rochon was recently appoint-                     Coast Guard in 1970. He rose
background in personnel manage-            ed Director of the Executive Residence and Chief Usher. He is the                      through the enlisted ranks and
ment, strategic planning, and effec-       eighth Chief Usher of the White House.                                                 received a commission as an Ensign
tive interagency coordination. As                                                                          White House Photo      in 1975 from the Officer Candidate
the Coast Guard’s Commander of                                                                                                    School at Yorktown, Va. He holds a
the Maintenance and Logistics              across 40 U.S. states, Puerto Rico,   support for Coast Guard personnel                B.S. in Business Administration
Command Atlantic, Admiral                  Europe, and the Middle East.          and their families, and ensuring                 from Xavier University of
Rochon is responsible for naval              A New Orleans native, Admiral       they had housing and new job                     Louisiana and a M.S in National
and civil engineering, financial           Rochon served as the Coast            assignments.                                     Resource Strategy from the
management, personnel, legal,              Guard’s Director of Personnel          Admiral Rochon has a passion for                National Defense University.
civil rights, electronic systems sup-      Management in the aftermath of        history and historic preservation.                 Rochon is married, and has four
port, and contingency planning             the 2005 hurricanes, providing        He produced video documentaries                  children and eight grandchildren.◊



Gen. Taylor Park renamed Marcus Garvey Square
   On Sunday, February 25, the             Orleans park Marcus Garvey              When the park was first open it               tional self-help organization, and
Marcus Garvey Cultural Center              Square. The event was hosted by       had signs stating that ‘no dogs and             the African Communities League
held a renaming ceremony at                Louise Harding of the Marcus          no niggers allowed,’ in that order.             (ACL). By 1920, the UNIA had
General Taylor Park, on S.                 Garvey Cultural Center, and           This park is located in a black                 over a million members and is said
Derbigny St. and Washington Ave.           included entertainment by musi-       community, so we feel that the                  to have had more participation
to rename the uptown New                   cian and poet Sunni Patterson.        park has no place here. That’s why              from people of African descent
                                                                                 we are renaming it after one of our             than the Civil Rights Movement.
                                                                                 heroes, the Great Marcus Garvey,”               Garvey, who was deported from
Funds available to                                                               Louis Harding of the Marcus
                                                                                 Garvey Foundation said.
                                                                                                                                 New Orleans to Jamaica in 1927,
                                                                                                                                 has been credited with inspiring

restore child care centers                                                         The park, which took on six feet
                                                                                 of water during Hurricane Katrina
                                                                                 and received significant renovation
                                                                                                                                 other social movements including
                                                                                                                                 the Nation of Islam and the
                                                                                                                                 Rastafari movement.

in Greater New Orleans                                                           in the past year, was previously
                                                                                 named after Civil War General
                                                                                 Richard Taylor. Taylor, a Louisiana
                                                                                                                                    The Marcus Garvey Center,
                                                                                                                                 which also sustained significant
                                                                                                                                 damage       during     Hurricane
  The Greater New Orleans Rebuild          Avenue . Applications can also be     native and son of U.S. President                Katrina, intends to reopen across
Child Care Collaborative is now            downloaded from the Rebuild           Zachary Taylor, led Confederate                 from the park, at the corner of
accepting applications to award            Child Care Louisiana Website at       troops in multiple battles against              Washington Ave. and Derbigny
grants to previously or currently          www.rebuildchildcare.org. Grant       the Union, and owned over 200                   St. The center will offer tutorial
licensed Class A child care centers        applications must be submitted to     slaves who worked at his                        programs for children in math,
in the six parish Greater New              the United Way no later than 4:30     Louisiana sugar plantation named                reading, cooking, economics and
Orleans area for assistance with           p.m. on Friday, March 16.             Fashion.                                        science, as well as other educa-
repairing, rebuilding, and refurbish-       Potential applicants were recently      The shift in the naming of the               tional and cultural programs.
ing child care centers that were           invited to participate in one of      park represents a shift in the histor-          There are also plans for the open-
damaged during Hurricane Katrina.          three grant-writing workshops at      ical memory of New Orleans.                     ing of a coffee shop, a museum of
     Child care providers from             the United Way for the Greater        Marcus Garvey founded in 1914                   African-American history, and a
Orleans, St. Bernard, Plaquemines,         New Orleans area on Saturday,         the Universal Negro Improvement                 meeting space for local black
Jefferson, Tangipahoa, and St.             February 24, 2007. For more           Association (UNIA), an interna-                 grassroots organizations.◊



                                                                                    TRINITY UNITED
Tammany parishes are eligible to           information, contact Agenda for
apply for the grants.                      Children at 1-800-486-1712.
   Centers will be awarded grants           The Greater New Orleans Rebuild


                                                                                    MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
                                                                                    MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
based on the need for child care in        Child Care Collaborative includes
the location of the center, the qual-      Agenda for Children, the
ity of the program, the center’s           Children’s Defense Fund, the
commitment to best practices in            Greater New Orleans After School
child care, and the cost to                Partnership, LA Department of               We have
repair/rebuild.                            Social Services, Office of Family
   In exchange for assistance with         Support, the Institute of Mental            returned home.
                                                                                       First Sunday
rebuilding, the child care center must     Hygiene,        the      Louisiana


                                                                                       April 1, 2007
be willing to participate in the state’s   Association for the Education of
new Quality Rating System (QRS)            Young Children, the Louisiana

                                                                                       9 A.M.
and agree to work towards providing        Family Recovery Corps, Louisiana


                                                                                       Communion
high quality child care. Grant recipi-     State University Ag Center, Save
ents will receive financial assistance     the Children, Tulane University

                                                                                       Service                                                    Dr. Louis W. Smith,
that will be paid directly to contrac-     Institute of Infant and Early

                                                                                                                                                      D.D., Pastor
tors and vendors. Each center will         Childhood Mental Health, the
receive individualized training and        United Way for the Greater New
technical assistance.                      Orleans Area – Success By 6, and
   Interested child care providers         the United Way’s Women’s
may pick up grant applications at          Leadership Initiative.
the United Way for the Greater               To learn more about the Greater
New Orleans area (first floor              New Orleans Rebuild Care
lobby) at 2515 Canal Street and at         Collaborative, visit the Website at

                                                                                    1301 N. Claiborne Ave. • New Orleans, LA 70117
the headquarters for Agenda for            www.rebuildchildcare.org or call         Recovering, Returning, Rededicating Celebration Service
Children at 1720 St. Charles               1-800-486-1712.◊



Black churches attempt to         CALLING ALL PARENTS
attract Hispanic worshippers We Need to Hear From You!
                                                                                       The Urban League of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans Network and
                                                                                       New Schools for New Orleans are working to help parents with school choice:
  (Taylor Media Services) — One            T.D. Jakes, leader of the 30,000-
of the biggest Black so-called             member Potter’s House in                                                                                                                Yes, I want to read news that is important to me!
                                                                                                                                                                                       Please start my personal subscription to:

                                                                                       We need your input on the key questions you have about enrolling your child in a:
mega-churches in the country has           Houston, Texas was quoted
                                                                                                                                                                               The Louisiana Weekly today!
                                                                                                       • Recovery School
launched a controversial effort to         recently as saying he did not

                                                                                                       • Orleans Parish School
draw Hispanics into its congrega-          think the Black church “should                                                                                                         Name _______________________________
                                                                                                       • Charter School
tion. The campaign is the brain-           deliberately recruit a diverse                                                                                                         Address _____________________ Apt.# __
child of Bishop Eddie Long of              population.” And thus far there is                                                                                                     City ______________________ State _____
                                                                                       You don’t really know the difference? That’s Okay! We want to build tools that will
Atlanta’s New Birth Missionary             little indication that other                                                                                                           Zip __________ Phone (_____) __________
                                                                                       help you make the best choice for your child! Join us for a
Baptist Church. As part of the             African-American churches are
                                                                                                                                                                             payment enclosed: check money order
effort, Long has hired a Hispanic          following Long’s example.
                                                                                                                                                                             charge to my credit card: Visa Mastercard
                                                                                                                 Parent Input Session
band, added Spanish language                 Regardless, Long does not appear
                                                                                                                                                                                 Account #_____________________________
                                                                                                                       Thursday
services on Sunday and hired a             deterred. With Hispanics having

                                                                                                                    March 8, 2007
Hispanic minister.                         jumped from less than one percent                                                                                                     Exp. Date_____________________________

                                                                                                                          7 pm
  However, Long’s campaign has             of the population in the Atlanta                                                                                                      Signature _____________________________

                                                                                                                 New Orleans Network
met with some resistance, if not           area in 2000 to roughly nine per-                                                                                                                    Clip and mail to

                                                                                                                  137 N. Clarke Street
downright opposition, from other           cent today, Long says, “I focus on                                                                                                  The Louisiana Weekly Circulation Department
African-American church lead-              using Biblical principles that are                                                                                                    P.O. Box 8628 New Orleans, LA 70182-8628
ers. Nationally popular Bishop             relevant to everyone.”◊
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Local alumnae chapter of Delta sorority hosts its cotillion



  DeJeanné Clark              Angelique Dyer             Kristia Coleman              Claire Singleton       Sheryl Carpenter          Anastasia Dickerson
  Patience, it is said, is a                                                                                                                                     Rebecca Clayton
virtue. If that is indeed
so, then the residents of                                                                                                                                    From left, Jessica
the Gulf Coast are all                                                                                                                                       Guillory, Clara Herbert,
virtuous people, partic-                                                                                                                                     Senetra Jones, Natalie
ularly members of the
Delta Sigma Theta
                                                                                                                                                             Leonard and Mia            Keri Briana Crump
                                                                                                                                                             McClain                        Queen 2006
Sorority, Inc., New
Orleans          Alumnae
Chapter whose attempt
to host their Annual
Debutante        Cotillion
was      thwarted        by               DaJeanneá Marie Clark, daughter            B. Proctor; Keyetta LaKendra Robinson, daugh-
Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and            of Mr. and Mrs. Levern Clark and           ter of Ms. Barbara Norris; Blair Ashley Thomas,
again in 2006, as a result of the                                                                                                                From left,
                                          Angelique Danielle Dyer, daughter          daughter of Mr. Byron Thomas and Ms. Marion
seemingly, never-ending unfore-                                                                                                            Jasmine Proctor,
                                          of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Dyer Sr.           Davis Thomas.
seen circumstances surrounding              Princesses were Misses Kristia                                                                Keyetta Robinson
                                                                                       Mrs. Marsha Grady Gonzalez is the president
rebuilding efforts.                       Anya Coleman, daughter of Mr.              of the chapter and Mrs. Jacqueline T. Dennison
                                                                                                                                          and Blair Thomas
  Resiliency too, is also a virtue and    and Mrs. Edward Coleman Jr., and           chaired the Cotillion Committee.◊
the Gulf Coast population is ever         Claire Vyetta Singleton, daughter
so resilient. It is that resiliency and   of Mr. and Mrs. Vander Marcus
determination that guided the             Singleton.
return of the Delta Debutante                Also making their debut were
Cotillion which held its 2006             Misses Sheryl Marlin Carpenter,
pageantry, albeit a few months            daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
later than is tradition, on this past     Carpenter; Anastasia Mireone
Saturday, March 3 at the Astor            Dickerson, daughter of Mr. Larry
Crowne Plaza Hotel, to the theme,         Turner and Mrs. Angelique
“Delta’s Sparkling Gems.”                 Dickerson Turner; Jessica Marie
  The event also was witness to a         Guillory, daughter of Mr. John W.
bend in the organization’s custom,        Guillory Sr. and Ms. Rhoda H.
as two queens were presented that         Guillory; Clara Christine Herbert,
evening. Reigning as the local            daughter of Mrs. Shelia Johnson
alumnae chapter’s 2006 queen was          Hebert; Senetra Marie Jones,
Miss Keri Briana, daughter of Mr.         daughter of Ms. Greta Jones and
and Mrs. Brianard W. Crump Sr.            Mr. John Ellison Sr.; Natalie
  Also presented was the organiza-        Michelle Leonard, daughter of Mr.
tion’s selected queen for 2005,           Gregory and Mrs. Barbara Roussel
Miss Rebecca Marie Russell                Leonard; Mia Michelle McClain,
Clayton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.         daughter of Mr. Luther Ray
Robert Clayton.                           McClain and Ms. Elaine Bellizan-
    Delta debutantes chosen as            McClain;     Jasmine     Monique
“Princesses Royale” were Misses           Proctor, daughter of Ms. Deanna


Hair weaves tangle
 Continued from Page 1                    dress and a Tina Turner wig just as
                                          wild as her flailing arms. Seconds
straight hair of non-African              later, the wig flew off and fell to the
woman.                                    floor. As the crowd yelped with
  After several days of wearing the       laughter, Reese hurried to pick it
wig and interviewing Black                up, and kept waving the hair in her
women, I found that the straight-         hand as if still attached to her
hair phenomenon has little to do          swirling head.
with a need to fit into mainstream           “Being a woman is a perform-
social settings. Rather, these long       ance,” she said in the skit. “It’s a
weaves may reflect our desire to try      full-time, thankless job.”
on a different feminine persona that        Her point was to show that by wear-
has historically been appropriated        ing weaves and wigs, Black women
for white women.                          are dressing up in their own drag,
  Throughout time, weaves and wigs        whereby they can become the type of
have served as costumes for Black         woman they aren’t otherwise expect-
women to put on when they want to         ed to be. Black women weaving up
look sexy, such as in the 2006 movie      has so much to do with our need to
Dream Girls that’s loosely based on       feel feminine and strong at different
the 1960s rise of the Supremes, a         points in our lives, Reese argued later
Motown sensation.                         in a phone interview.
 In the opening scene of the movie,         “Hair is a navigator,” she said. “It’s
before the Dreams enter their first       a negotiator, it’s a deal-breaker.”
big show, they shift their poofy,            I’d say. In a world where Black
European-hair        wigs     around.     women are constantly blunted by
Finding a perfect fit, they then put      racial and sexual discrimination, it
on a killer show. As the Dreams           makes sense that we’d begin adopting
become more successful and switch         counter-representations of ourselves.
from mostly Black to mostly white           That’s what the wig did for me. It
audiences, their hair get-ups             gave me the freedom to be aloof, to
become longer and bigger. The             flirt and to smile without fear of not
Dreams begin to look like white           receiving smiles in return. I made
women in Black face. And when             several outings with the wig.
one of the members gets kicked out        During one trip, I went to a mall.
of the band because of her hefty          The weave made my confidence
appearance, she quickly reverts to        soar. Heading there, I drove faster
wearing an afro.                          than usual. And every time I
  I knew my hair was being mistak-        reached to pick up my cell phone, I
en for my femininity upon entering        dramatically tossed my hair back
the Asian-owned beauty-supply             and said “Haloh!” roaring and
store in my predominantly Black           perky like a valley girl. I was ready
neighborhood where I went to buy          to explode onto the mall scene and
my wig. Perhaps because the elder-        attract all kinds of men.
ly Asian sales lady kept saying: “Oh        As I entered the sliding doors, my
you pretty . . . with the wig.”           hair swooshed about my face and I
    It became even clearer once I         loved it. And after some time, I
returned home with the long, Black,       noticed that I was moving around
straight wig in hand and saw the          like a butterfly, flighty and irregu-
label name Nikita. Even the manu-         lar. I couldn’t stop giggling like a
facturers figured that by wearing         school girl and tossing my hair
this wig, I was to transform myself       lightly back as I rolled my eyes sen-
into another woman.                       suously around while talking.
 A few weeks later, I moved to New          The wig had changed me; with it,
York and met an actress and profes-       I felt excited to become Nikita, who
sor of aesthetic studies at the           I assumed was a fun-loving white
University of Texas-Dallas. Venus         woman. I believed I could seduce
Opal Reese has interviewed hun-           with my hair without thinking men
dreds of Black women in research-         wouldn’t return my vibes because I
ing this hair transformation.             was too Black. Whatever that feel-
   During the opening night of her        ing — call it femininity if you like
one-woman play “Split Ends,”              — I had more of it. And while I
which takes an in-depth look at           hated the persistent itch of the wig
Black women and their historical          and those fluffy bangs scratching
tangle with hair, Reese bombarded         my eyes, for the first time, I saw
a small stage wearing a skimpy            clearly the power of weaves.◊
   Page 12                                                                                        THE LOUISIANA WEEKLY - YOUR MULTICULTURAL MEDIUM                                                                                              March 5 - March 11, 2007

New Orleans policeman has been denied pension for 20 years                                                                                                                                                                                                tory of the City of New Orleans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          after 131 contract negotiation ses-
By Christopher Tidmore                             Compromise Agreement with the                        which he won. Magri was also a                    record. However, attorneys for the P.A.N.O, and the Police and                                  sions on September 13,1973.”
Political Columnist                                City of New Orleans on October                       highly decorated police officer                   Police Pension Board rejected the Firemen’s Holy Name Society,                                  Despite all of that, the elderly for-
                                                   30, 1981. Sgt. Magri was actual-                     and supervisor having delivered                   Compromise Agreement after and signed the first Collective                                      mer Policeman cannot even get
   One of the oldest Civil Court                   ly returned to duty on November                      breech birth twins on June 21,                    agreeing to it in open court.            Bargaining Agreement in the his-                       his retirement.◊
cases in Orleans Parish goes back                  6, 1981, as a Police Supervisor                      1967, in the St. Thomas housing                    Sgt. Magri strongly contends that
before Judge Yada Magee on                         and worked until his retirement on                   project without any medical                       he is still being discriminated                                                    LEGAL NOTICE
Wednesday.                                         January 6, 1982.                                     assistance. He was also sited with                against and denied his rightful                         If you were arrested for only a minor offense and
   Former Sgt. Irvin L. Magri, Jr                     Sgt. Magri was appointed on                       three class “C” awards and 28 let-                pension because of his founding                 strip-searched in the Orleans Parish jail from April 25, 1999
.founded the NOPD union PANO,                      September 21, 1964 under the                         ters of Commendation. He                          of the Police Union, P.A.N.O., and               through May 31, 2003, before your first court appearance,
and his work in advocating on                      “old” 16-year pension plan and                       worked undercover in the Orleans                  his integration of the then 1,600                  you could get a payment from a class action settlement.
behalf of police officers in the                   attempted to retire with over 17                     Parish Schools from 1967 to                       member Police and Firemen’s                     WHAT IS THIS NOTICE ABOUT?
1960’s and 1970’s reportedly                       years of service.                                    1968.                                             Holy Name Society. He also con-                 A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit (Greta Cazenave,
brought down the ire of city admin-                   As the founder of P.A.N.O.,                          Since 1981, two Mayors have                    tends that one of the Assistant              et al v Sheriff Charles C. Foti, Jr., et al, No. 00-1246, U.S.D.C., E.D.La.) against the
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff’s Office (OPCSO) alleging illegal strip and visual body
istrators, forcing him from the New                Magri was a highly respected                         attempted to reinstate him as a                   City Attorneys who is the lead in            cavity searches of people arrested for minor offenses only, not involving weapons or
Orleans Police Department. In a                    police union president who                           Police Supervisor, allowing                       the case before Judge Magee, has             drugs, who before their first court appearance or release were transferred from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                       OPCSO Intake and Processing Center (IPC) to its general population. These searches
landmark court case in 1981, Magri                 brought PA.N.O. into the ranks of                    Magri to then retire. Magri’s lat-                a personal vendetta against him              were conducted between April 25, 1999 and May 31, 2003, under blanket policies at
won a large judgement saying that                  the AFL-CIO, making it the first                     est reinstatement came on May 3,                  over the years because P.A.N.O.              the jail that were stopped by court orders as a result of this lawsuit. The only remain-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       ing part of this lawsuit is the claim for monetary relief. The defendants deny that they
he was wronged and dismissed                       police union in the history of the                   2002 under the Administration of                  under Magri’s leadership picketed            did anything wrong. All of the acts complained of occurred during the administration
arbitrarily.                                       Deep South . He was reelected to                                                                                                                    of former Criminal Sheriff Charles C. Foti, Jr. All parties have agreed that the case
                                                                                                        former Mayor Marc E. Morial.                      his family home when his father              should be settled. The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisi-
  The city complained that it could                office for six terms in P.A.N.O.,                      The previous one came during                    was a New Orleans Councilmen                 ana will hold a hearing to decide whether to approve the settlement, so that payments
not pay such a judgment, and in a                  and served as the State President                                                                                                                   can be made.
                                                                                                        from his father, late Mayor Ernest                over the issue of police wages and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          WHAT DOES THE SETTLEMENT PROVIDE?
written compromise agreement,                      of 22 police unions in Louisiana                     Morial. In that October 30, 1981                  working conditions. Magri is urg-               A settlement fund of $9,375,000, plus interest earned thereon since June 2, 2004,
Magri agreed to return to work—                    of which he help found twenty. He                    Compromise Agreement, of                          ing that this assistant City                 has been set up. After deducting expenses, costs of administering the settlement,
and then promptly retire. The com-                 also served as both the National                                                                                                                    fees for the attorneys appointed by the court to represent the class members, and
                                                                                                        which The Louisiana Weekly has                    Attorney recuse himself from the             awards to the class representatives, the remaining amount will be distributed to
promise would save the city a large                Secretary Treasurer of the                           obtained a copy, it states in para-               case because of bitter personal              people who submit timely and valid claims.
sum, and the former Police                         National Union of Police Officers                    graph five, “City and Magri fur-                  animosity.                                      WHO IS INCLUDED?
                                                                                                                                                                                                          There are three sub-classes in the settlement. Sub-classes A and B include males
Sergeant could collect the pension                 as well as the National President                    ther agree that Magri will be                        He points out that retired Judge          and females who were arrested for minor offenses only, which did not involve weap-
benefits he earned over 20 years of                of N.U.P.O.                                          allowed to purchase his Cadet                     Thomas A. Early of Section “A”               ons or drugs, who were transferred from IPC to general population of the jail from
                                                                                                                                                                                                       April 25, 1999 through May 31, 2002. Sub-Class C includes males arrested for minor
service. That was the problem.                       In 1968, Magri then 21 integrat-                   time from the Police Pension                      Civil District Court, ruled strong-          offenses only, which did not involve weapons or drugs, who were transferred from
The City’s Pension Board refused                   ed the all-white Police and                          System, which Cadet time will be                  ly in his behalf on June 27, 1989            IPC to Templeman III from June 1, 2002 through May 31, 2003. In all instances, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                       search must have occurred before the first court appearance or release, whichever
to recognize the judgment, and                     Firemen’s Holy Name Society                          used to complete his 17-year pen-                 in denying Attorney Joel P.                  came first. If you were arrested for a felony or for any charge involving weapons or
Magri, now in his retirement years                 under the spiritual direction of the                 sion.       This      Compromise                  Loeffelholz his Motion on                    drugs you are not included in the settlement
has been fighting for the pension                  late Father Peter V. Rogers, OMI.                                                                                                                       WHAT MUST YOU DO TO GET A PAYMENT?
                                                                                                        Agreement is understood that Sgt.                 Exceptions. In that judgement,                  If you believe you are a member of a sub-class, you must submit a valid Proof of
monies he earned for the last 20                   As the newly elected President of                    Magri will be allowed to retire                   Judge Thomas A. Early denied the             Claim and Release to the OPCSO Strip Search Claims Administrator (“Claims Admin-
years.                                             that society composed of New                         with a 17-year pension.”                          Exception of Prescription, the               istrator”) so that it is received on or before August 2, 2007. To obtain this form, see
                                                                                                                                                                                                       “How Do I Get More Information,” below.
  Magri has been fighting for his                  Orleans Police and Firemen he                            Magri and his attorneys are                   Exception of Res Judicata,                      HOW MUCH WILL THE PAYMENT BE?
reinstatement since signing a                      was subjected to a recall vote                       deeply frustrated that he has been                Release, Compromise, Accord                     The amount you get cannot be determined at this time because it depends on which
                                                                                                                                                                                                       sub-class you are in, and how many valid claims are submitted for each sub-class.
                                                                                                        wrongfully denied his rightful                    and Satisfaction. He also ordered
                                                                                                                                                                                                          WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO PARTICIPATE?
                                                                                                        police pension since his October                  that the Exception of Vagueness                 If you want to be left out of the settlement, you have the right to do so. To be
                                                                                                        30, 1981 reinstatement and return                 be overruled. This was consid-               excluded, you must submit a valid written request for exclusion to the Claims Admin-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       istrator so that it is received on or before July 2, 2007. Otherwise, you will be bound
                                                                                                        to duty. It is estimated that he has              ered a significant victory for Sgt.          by the settlement whether you want to participate or not, even if you don’t submit a
                                                                                                        missed 305 monthly police pen-                    Magri.                                       Proof of Claim and Release. If you exclude yourself, you will not get any money from
                                                                                                                                                                                                       the settlement.
                                                                                                        sion checks for over 25 years and                     Magri told The Louisiana
                                                                                                                                                                                                          YOUR OTHER RIGHTS
                                                                                                        five months. Magri thought that                   Weekly, “I successfully fought for              The Court will hold a hearing in this case on September 13, 2007 at 9:00 a.m., to
                                                                                                        they had worked out a fourth                      and received raises for all police           consider whether to approve the settlement and the fees and expenses. The Court is
                                                                                                                                                                                                       located at 500 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA. You may object to any part of the settle-
                                                                                                        Compromise Agreement on                           officers, established and founded            ment by July 2, 2007. You may also ask, by July 2, 2007, to appear at the hearing, with
                                                                                                        February 19, 2002, after a trial                  P.A.N.O. and the P.A.N.O. Legal              or without your own lawyer, at your own cost, but you don’t have to.
                                                                                                        had begun, witnesses were called                  Defense Fund, increased the State               HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?
                                                                                                                                                                                                          To obtain claim forms or more information about the settlement, your rights and
                                                                                                        and evidence was placed in the                    Supplemental pay from $50 per                how to exercise them, call toll free 1-866-308-7613, go to www.nolastripsearch.com,
                                                                                                                                                          month to $200 per month,                     or write to OPCSO Strip Search Claims Administrator, P.O. Box 2007, Chanhassen, MN




                                                                                               Clerk of Court
                                                                                                                                                                                                       55317-2007.




                   Clerk of Court
                                               ORLEANS PARISH
                                                                                                                                                          returned shotguns to the police
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                 Succession Notices                                                          Succession Notices
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Legal Notice
                                                                                                                                                          kits in the district cars,
                                                                                                                                                          ended mandatory com-
                                                                                                                                                          pulsory        overtime,
                                                                                                                                                          increased the police
       “To browse a searchable database of public notices published by the newspapers of Louisiana to inform you, the                                     uniform       allowance,      State of North Carolina                file. The nature of the relief      in forty (40) days of service or on
      citizens of Louisiana, please visit www.louisianaweekly.com. This database is provided as a free public service to                                  won the right for police      In The General Court of Justice        sought is Termination of Parental   or before 00/00/00. In the event
                    the citizens of Louisiana by The Louisiana Weekly and the Louisiana Press Association.                                                                              District Court Division                Rights as to a female child born    you fail to respond the
                                                                                                                                                          officers to be represent-     County of Alamance                     02/03/06 in Jefferson Parrish, LA   Petitioner will ask the court for
   CIVIL DISTRICT COURT              the aforesaid immovable proper-         must be filed within ten (10) days
                                                                                                                     CIVIL DISTRICT COURT                 ed by an attorney             File No. 06 JT XXX                     to Albertine Elaine Woods. The      the relief sought without fur-
    FOR THE PARISH OF                ty, at private sale, for the price      from the date of publication.                                                                                                                     Petitioner is informed and          ther notice to you. The order
         ORLEANS                     and upon the terms aforesaid                    DALE N. ATKINS, Clerk            FOR THE PARISH OF                   regarding        internal
                                                                                                                                                                                        IN RE: B.G.W., a minor Child           believes that the child was con-    for termination will terminate
   STATE OF LOUISIANA                and the heirs, legatees and cred-       Atty: PAUL A. BONIN                           ORLEANS                        affairs, investigations,                                             ceived in LA in or around May       your parental rights to this
    NO. 86-2560 DIV. “I”             itors are required to make oppo-        Publication: La. Weekly                  STATE OF LOUISIANA
                                                                             3/5/07                                                                       significantly raised the      NOTICE                                 2005. In order to participate in    child and divest you of all
       DOCKET NO. 1                  sition, if any they have or can, to                                              NO. 2006-374 DIV. “A”                                                                                    and receive further notice of the   rights with respect to the
      SUCCESSION OF
                                     such sale, within seven (7) days,       _______________                            SUCCESSION OF                     pay detail rate from $15      TO: Jason Derrick and Any              proceeding, including notice of     child. You should provide a copy
                                     including Sundays and holidays,                                                 JOSEPHINE DUPLECHIN
     THOMAS DONALD
                                     from the date whereon the last            CIVIL DISTRICT COURT                                                       for four hours to $15 an      Unknown Parent or Possible             the time and place of any hear-     of any response to the attorney
          BROOKS                                                                                                        MOSS DINSMORE                                                   Parent                                 ing in this matter, you must file a for the Petitioner at: Bobby D.
                                     publication of this notice                 FOR THE PARISH OF                   NOTICE IS HEREBY given to             hour, was a forerunner                                               response to the petition with the   Mills, P.O. Box 1677, Raleigh,
          NOTICE OF                  appears.                                        ORLEANS                       the creditors of this Estate and to    in integrating both           Take notice that an action has         Alamance County Clerk of            NC 27602, 919-821-1860.
     APPLICATION FOR                           DALE N. ATKINS, Clerk           STATE OF LOUISIANA                  all other persons herein interest-                                         been commenced against you in       Superior Court, 212 W Elm
    AUTHORITY TO SELL                Atty: RAYMOND B. LANDRY                   NO. 2002-5535 DIV. “N”              ed to show cause within seven                                                                                                                      Publication: La. Weekly
                                                                                                                                                                                              the above referenced court and      Street, Graham, NC 27253, with-
  IMMOVABLE PROPERTY                 Publication: La. Weekly
                                                                                  SUCCESSION OF                    (7) days from this notification (if                                                                                                                2/19/07, 2/26/07 & 3/05/07
     AT PRIVATE SALE                 2/12/07, and 3/5/07
                                                                              HELEN LEJEUNE MACKIE                 any they have or can) why the
  Notice is given that Carolyn P.    _______________                              FIRST TABLEAU                    Final Tableau of Distribution pre-
Arnold,      Testatrix    of   the                                                                                 sented by The Executor of this
Succession of Thomas Donald
Books, has pursuant to the pro-
visions of the Louisiana code of
                                        CIVIL DISTRICT COURT
                                         FOR THE PARISH OF
                                              ORLEANS
                                                                                 OF DISTRIBUTION
                                                                             Notice is given that Lynn Mackie
                                                                             Butler,     Executrix    of
                                                                             Succession of Helen LeJeune
                                                                                                           the
                                                                                                                   Estate should not be approved
                                                                                                                   and homologated.
                                                                                                                            DALE N. ATKINS, Clerk
                                                                                                                                                                                  Classifieds                                                       Classifieds
Civil Procedure, article 3281,          STATE OF LOUISIANA                                                         Atty: RALPH R. ALEXIS, III
                                                                             Mackie, has filed a petition for                                                                                                                                                         ______________________
petitioned this Honorable Court         NO. 2005-738 DIV. “N”                                                      Publication: La. Weekly                ADOPTION                            _____________________               Wkly     &     Bonus      36-
                                                                             authority to pay monthly debts        3/5/07
for authority to sell at private           SUCCESSION OF                                                                                                  PREGNANT? CONSIDER-                 FRANCHISES                          43cpm/$1.20pm + Sign-On             MEDICAL
                                                                             and charges of the succession in
sale, for the price of one hundred           KENNEY RAY                      accordance with a First Tableau       _______________                        ING ADOPTION? Talk with             All Cash Candy Route. All           Bonus      $0 Lease NEW             MISCELLANEOUS
fifty thousand (minus insurance
                                            GALLOWAY JR.                     of Distribution. The petition can                                            caring people specializing in       Cash Candy Route. Do You            Trucks CDL-A + 3 months
proceeds and FEMA payments                                                                                           CIVIL DISTRICT COURT                                                                                                                               DNA PATERNITY
                                      Notice is given that the adminis-      be homologated following the                                                 matching birthmothers with          Earn $800.00 in a Day? Your         OTR            800-635-8669
received), with the Seller paying
all closing costs and attorney’s
                                     tratrix,    Mildred      Galloway       expiration of seven (7) days after       FOR THE PARISH OF
                                                                                                                                                          families          nationwide.       own local candy route.              ______________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           TESTING
                                     LaBostrie, has filed a Petition to      publication of this notice. Any               ORLEANS                                                                                                                                             Fast Legal Results
fees in connection with this sale:                                                                                    STATE OF LOUISIANA                  EXPENSES PAID. Toll free            Includes 30 Machines and            DRIVER CDL-A BEST
                                     homologate          Incorporated        opposition to the petition must
 A CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND,
                                     Proposed         Tableau        of      be filed prior to homologation.         NO. 2005-12901 DIV. “J”              24/7 Abby’s One True Gift           Candy All for $9995.00 1-           Flatbed Pay! FB Co. Drivers,                $425.00
together with all the buildings
                                     Distribution. The petition can be                DALE N. ATKINS, Clerk               SECTION: 13                     Adoptions 1-866-910-5616            888-753-3448                        O/O, Lease Purchase, Home              Bayou Risk Services
and improvements thereon, and
all the rights, ways, privileges,
                                     homologated after the expiration        Atty: RUSSELL J. STUTES JR.
                                                                             Publication: La. Weekly
                                                                                                                        SUCCESSION OF                     ______________________              ______________________              Weekends,        Top     Pay,             504-288-5875
                                     of seven (7) days from the date                                                     CHERYL LYNN                      AUCTION                             OPPORTUNITIES                       Bonuses, 1 yr. OTR exp. WTI
advantages, prescriptions, servi-                                            3/5/07
                                     of publication and any opposition                                                    WASHINGTON                      AUCTION Brown’s Auction             Medical Career TRAINEES             Transport 877-816-9923
tudes and appurtenances there-
unto belonging or in anywise
                                     must be filed prior to homologa-        _______________                          Notice is given that the            Co. Farm & Construction             NEEDED! Local training pro-         ______________________              The LPA 2007 Directory is
                                     tion.                                                                         Administrator,                 Tony                                                                                                                now Available. THE source for
appertaining,situated in the                                                    CIVIL DISTRICT COURT                                                      Consignment.         Saturday,      gram for Medical Assistance.        DRIVER TRAINEES Earn
                                              DALE N. ATKINS, Clerk                                                Washington, has filed a Petition
Second District of the City of                                                                                                                            March 31 @ 9:00 AM                  DOL states that MAs can             $800 per week aat Werner            info on Louisiana’s newspa-
                                     Atty: PAUL A. BONIN                         FOR THE PARISH OF
New Orleans, in Square No. 1 in                                                                                    for Authority to Sell Immovable                                                                                                                    pers as well as broadcast
                                     Publication: La. Weekly
                                                                                      ORLEANS                      Property, described below on           Eunice, La. 337-457-4919,           earn $24-$38K! Funding              Enterprises! No experience
ADA Place, bounded by Canal          3/5/07                                                                                                                                                                                                                           media in the state. Names,
Roadway (which is the roadway                                                   STATE OF LOUISIANA                 the terms and conditions set           admin@brownsauction.com             Available if qualified - call       needed! Day & Evening
between the former Lot No. 32
                                     _______________                            NO. 2005-4230 DIV. “A”             forth in a written offer to pur-       For info and to be on mailing       now! 1-888-638-9969                 Classes. Werner can cover           addresses, phone and fax
                                                                                      SECTION 5                    chase, which is annexed to and         list.                               ______________________              costs! Job ready ASAP! 1-           numbers, demographics - it’s
and a portion of Lot No. 31 and         CIVIL DISTRICT COURT
the right of way of the New                                                        SUCCESSION OF                   incorporated into this petition:       ______________________              Area Coordinators needed            888-450-1898                        all here. Call the LPA at 225-
                                         FOR THE PARISH OF                                                               A CERTAIN LOT OF                                                                                                                             344-9309 or 800-701-8753 to
Orleans Terminal Company),                                                       ROSEMARY O’BRIEN                                                         EDUCATION                           for High School Exchange            ______________________
ADA Place, Florida Avenue,                    ORLEANS                                                              GROUND, together with all the                                                                                                                      order.
                                                                                      JERNIGAN                                                                  ATTEND COLLEGE                Program. Part-time on a con-        Drivers, are you getting a
Canal         Boulevard        and      STATE OF LOUISIANA                                                         buildings and improvements                                                                                                                         ______________________
                                                                                NOTICE OF FILING OF                                                                   ONLINE                  tract basis. Call 1-888-446-        pay increase? Roehl drivers
Homnedale Avenue; which said            NO. 2005-738 DIV. “N”                                                      thereon, and all the rights,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      GET THE WORD OUT!
                                                                                       TABLEAU                                                                      from home                 5437 for additional informa-        have!     Practical    Route
lot is designated by the Letter            SUCCESSION OF                                                           ways, privileges, servitudes,
                                                                                  OF DISTRIBUTION                                                               *Medical, *Business,          tion or fax resume to (405)         andTop 10 Pay. Up to $3,000         Use the Louisiana Press
“M” in accordance with a sketch              KENNEY RAY                                                            appurtenances and advan-
                                                                              Notice is given to the creditors                                                                                                                                                        Association's Press Release
of survey by J. J. Krebs & Sons,            GALLOWAY JR.                                                           tages thereunto belonging or in           *Paralegal, *Computers.          8 1 0 - 8 7 1 4 .                   Sign-on Bonus. Students
                                                                             of this estate and all other inter-                                                                                                                                                      Service to get your news out.
C.E. & S, dated April 13, 1948;       Notice is given that the adminis-                                            anywise appertaining, situated                *Criminal Justice.           ______________________              and O/O Welcome. Sign-on
                                                                             ested persons to show cause                                                                                                                                                              We can send your release to
and according to which said Lot      tratrix,     Mildred      Galloway                                            in the third District of this City,    Job placement assistance,           $2,000 Weekly preparing             bonus. Class A required.
                                                                             within seven (7) days from publi-
“M” commences at a distance of       LaBostrie, has filed a Petition of                                            in Square No. 1526, bounded                                                                                                                        346 media outlets, both print
                                                                             cation of this notice, if any they                                           Computer              Provided      letter packets at home! No          Call Today! 800-626-4915
98’11”3’” from the intersection of   Administratrix for Authority to                                               by Grand route St. John,                                                                                                                           and broadcast (or choose
                                                                             have or can, why the Tableau of
                                                                                                                   Encampment, LePage              and    Financial aid if quali-             experience needed! No               www.GoRoehl.com
Canal Roadway and Ada Place          Compromise and to Satisfy               Distribution filed by Susan M.                                                                                                                                                           115 newspapers or 231
thence measures 49’5”5’” front       Mutual Claims, seeking that an                                                Dupre Streets, designated by           fied.(866)           858-2121       Obligation! Start Now with          ______________________
                                                                             Barrios, Testamentary Executrix,
                                                                                                                   the Letter “A” on a sketch and         www.onlinetidewatertech.com         Free       supplies!     Rush       Drivers - NEW REGIONAL              broadcasters) in the State of
on Canal Roadway, by a depth         order issue authorizing the com-        should not be approved and
                                                                                                                   certificate of survey by George        ______________________              SASE: RMC 133 W. Market             & OTR positions available in        Louisiana for one low price.
on the side line nearest Canal       promise with Stella Lewis               homologated and the funds dis-
Boulevard of 114’10”4’”, a width     Galloway.                                                                     DeArmas, surveyor, dated               AIRLINES ARE HIRING                 St. #240-220, Indianapolis,         your area! New Equipment,           Call Mike at LPA for info.
                                                                             tributed in accordance therewith.                                                                                                                                                        225-344-9309.
on the rear line of 40 feet and a      The order may be issued after                                               August 22, 1913, annexed to            Train for high paying Aviation      IN 46204                            Premium Pay Package,
                                                                                      DALE N. ATKINS, Clerk
depth on the side line nearest       the expiration of seven (7) days                                              an act of sale by the Suburban                                                                                                                     ______________________
                                                                             Atty: ENOLA M. FEE                                                           Maintenance Career, FAA             ______________________              Great Benefits. Call 877-
Ada Place of 85’0”6’”. Said Lot      from the date of publication and        Publication: La. Weekly               Building & Loan Association to                                                                                                                     REAL ESTATE
                                                                                                                   Leon S. Burlett, according to          approved program. Financial         SEC       TRUCK       DRIVER        882-6537 - or visit us at
“M” is composed of portion of        an opposition may be filed at any       3/5/07                                                                                                                                                                                   Beautiful New Manufactured
                                                                                                                   which survey said lot com-             aid if qualified. Job place-        TRAINING! CDL Classes               www.oakleytransport.com
former Lots Nos. 30, 31 and 32
in said Square NO. 1, as former-
                                     time prior to the issuance of the
                                     order. If no opposition is filed, the
                                                                             _______________                       mences at a distance of 231            ment assistance. CALL               start every Monday. Free            ______________________              and Modular Homes. Lowest
                                                                                                                   feet, 3 inches and 2 lines from        Aviation       Institute    of      tuition if you qualify. Call 1-     Drivers - Pay Increase              Prices - Free Delivery - Lot
ly designated on the plan of sur-    court may grant the authority             CIVIL DISTRICT COURT
vey by Gilbert & Kelly, surveyors,   requested at any time after the                                               the corner of Dupre Street and         Maintenance (888) 349-              877-285-8621, M-F, 8am-             $1000      Sign     On    For       Models        and      special
                                                                                FOR THE PARISH OF                  Grand Route St. John, and                                                                                                                          orders.www.BestValueHome
dated January 23, 1945,              expiration of the seven (7) days                                                                                     5387.                               5pm. 4099 Naff Ave., Bastrop,       Experienced             OTR.
                                                                                     ORLEANS                       measures 31 feet, 11 inches                                                                                                                        sla.com ph. 225-275-2777.
annexed to an act before George      from the date of publication.                                                                                        ______________________              LA 71220. Lic #2085.                Dedicated      &    Regional
                                                                                STATE OF LOUISIANA                 and 5 lines front on Grand
S. Graham, N.P. dated June 23,                 DALE N. ATKINS, Clerk                                                                                      FOR SALE                            ______________________              Available     Also.    Owner        ______________________
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                                          HEALTH & HEART
                                           EALTH    EART                    THE LOUISIANA WEEKLY - YOUR MULTICULTURAL MEDIUM


Feds say 20 million have form of HPV that can lead to cervical cancer
By Lindsey Tanner                       cause cervical cancer, according          women within the age range rec-                                women studied, 14- to-24-year-                   26. It protects against two HPV           increased each year from ages 14
AP Medical Writer                       to the first broad national esti-         ommended for a new virus-fight-                                olds, was substantially higher                   strains believed responsible for          to 24, then dropped off gradually,
                                        mate.                                     ing vaccine, according to a                                    than in previous estimates, 7.5                  about 70 percent of cervical can-         confirming that young, sexually
  CHICAGO - One in four U.S.             The figure is mostly in line with        report from the federal Centers                                million versus 4.6 million.                      cer cases, and two other strains          active women face the greatest
women ages 14 to 59 is infected         previous assessments. The high-           for Disease Control and                                           Dunne attributed those varia-                 that cause 90 percent of genital          risk of infection.
with the sexually transmitted           est prevalence — nearly 45 per-           Prevention.                                                    tions to different study popula-                 wart cases.                                 The study underscores the need
virus that in some forms can            cent — was found in young                  Researchers have estimated that                               tions and different HPV detec-                     Other vaccines are in the works         for young women to get vacci-
                                                                                  20 million Americans have some                                 tion methods. She said the                       to protect against other HPV              nated, and to get routine Pap
                                                                                  form of HPV. The study conclud-                                results should not be interpreted                strains, Collins said.                    tests, said Dr. Howard Jones, a
Lying to doctor can                                                               ed that 26.8 percent of U.S.
                                                                                  women are infected, a figure that
                                                                                                                                                 to mean infection prevalence has
                                                                                                                                                 changed in recent years.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Women aged 20 to 24 had the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  highest overall HPV prevalence in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            gynecologic cancer specialist at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Vanderbilt University.◊
                                                                                  is comparable to earlier esti-                                   The new nationally representa-                 the study, 44.8 percent. Prevalence

mean health risks                                                                 mates using smaller groups.
                                                                                   “We expected the prevalence of
                                                                                                                                                 tive report is based on vaginal
                                                                                                                                                 swab specimens from 1,921
By Carla K. Johnson
AP Writer
                                        device that recorded the date and
                                        time of use and compared that
                                                                                  any HPV infection would be
                                                                                  high and that’s what we found,”
                                                                                                                                                 women tested in 2003-04.
                                                                                                                                                   The report appears in a recent
                                                                                                                                                                                                  More black women
                                                                                  said CDC researcher Dr. Eileen                                 Journal of the American Medical
   (AP) — There’s an open secret
in medicine: Patients lie.
                                        with what the patients said.
                                              Seventy-three percent of
                                        patients reported using the inhaler
                                                                                  Dunne, the study’s lead author.
                                                                                    Just 3.4 percent of the women
                                                                                                                                                 Association.
                                                                                                                                                   There are dozens of strains of
                                                                                                                                                                                                  than black men entering
  They lie about how much they
smoke and whether they’re taking
their medicine. They understate
                                        on average three times a day, but
                                        only 15 percent actually were
                                                                                  studied had infections with one
                                                                                  of the four HPV strains that the
                                                                                  new vaccine protects against.
                                                                                                                                                 HPV. Low-risk forms can cause
                                                                                                                                                 genital warts and non-cancerous
                                                                                                                                                 changes in cells in the cervix,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  medical school
                                        using it that often. And 14 percent                                                                                                                         (Taylor Media Services) — The           medical school students, according
how much they drink and over-           apparently deliberately emptied           But that doesn’t mean the vac-                                 and often clear without treat-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  trend of fewer and fewer young            to the association. The develop-
state how much they exercise.           their inhalers before their               cine should be written off, said                               ment. Several high-risk forms
                                                                                  Dr. Yvonne Collins, an assistant                               have been linked with cervical                   African-American males seeking            ments in medical schools reflect a
They feign symptoms to get              appointments to make it look as if
                                                                                  professor of gynecologic cancer                                cancer.                                          higher education appears to be            disturbing national trend in which
appointments quicker and ask            they were good patients.
doctors to hide the truth from                                                    at the University of Illinois at                                 Dunne said HPV prevalence is                   showing up in medical school              the number of Black females
                                             Some doctors are seeking
insurance companies.                                                              Chicago.                                                       thought to be high in men as                     enrollments. According to data            acquiring higher educations is rap-
                                        approaches that encourage more
  “Doctors have a rule of thumb.        honesty. Dr. Zach Rosen, medical            For one thing, Collins said, that                            well, but none were studied.                     released last week by the                 idly outpacing the number of Black
Whatever the patient says they’re       director       of    New      York’s      relatively small percentage cor-                                   An estimated 11,150 U.S.                     Association of American Medical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            males seeking college education.
drinking, multiply it by three,”        Montefiore Family Health Center,          responds with a lot of women —                                 women will be diagnosed this                     Colleges, Black female applicants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On many college campuses, Black
said Dr. Bruce Rowe, a family           asks his patients a series of ques-       about 3 million, according to the                              year with cervical cancer, and                   and medical school students now
                                                                                                                                                                                                  outnumber Black males by better           females also outnumber Black
doctor in suburban Milwaukee.           tions to determine whether                report. And it does not include                                about 3,670 will die from it.
“If they say two drinks a day,                                                                                                                                                                    than two to one.                          males by around two to one.
                                        they’re taking their medicine.            those with past infections that                                Numbers are much higher world-
assume they have six.”                     “I ask, ‘What medications are          have cleared up.                                               wide, especially in developing                       Among all ethnic and racial              Some social analysts say this
   Hippocrates, the father of medi-     you taking?’ At first, I just want           The number of women with                                    countries where Pap tests to                     groups, the male-female ratio in the      “imbalance” poses potential
cine, is said to have warned his stu-   the names,” he said. “They say,           HPV strains targeted by the vac-                               detect cervical cancer are not                   nation’s medical schools is around        problems in the future regarding
dents around 400 B.C. that patients     ‘I’m taking X, Y or Z.’ Then I’ll         cine was lower than in some pre-                               routine.                                         50-50. But among Blacks, females          income, marriage and family sta-
often dissemble when they say           say, ‘That’s great. How often are         vious, less comprehensive esti-                                   The new vaccine, Merck’s                      account for nearly 70 percent of          bility.◊
they’ve taken their medicine. TV’s      you taking that medication?’ ...          mates. And the overall HPV                                     Gardasil, was approved last June
fictional Dr. Gregory House repeats     Then I’ll say, ‘Are you experienc-        prevalence among the youngest                                  for girls and women aged 9 to
the same message to his crack team:     ing any problem in taking your
“Everybody lies.”                       medications?’”
   But lying can lead to expensive
diagnostic procedures and unneeded
referrals to specialists. It also can
                                            Asking several questions takes
                                        more time. But the approach elicits
                                        better, more honest responses than a
                                                                                  Katrina’s toll felt on
have disastrous results.
  “I definitely learned my lesson. I
                                        single question, Rosen believes.
                                          Doctors also should avoid phrases
                                                                                  state registry
could have ended up in a coma,”         that sound judgmental, said Nate
said Michael Levine, a 28-year-old      Rickles, an assistant professor of        BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) —                                        tificates are required — for those
financial adviser in Los Angeles,       pharmacy          at   Northeastern       State health officials are still work-                         born before 1983, she said. Other
who lied to a specialist he saw for a   University. There’s a big difference      ing to erase a backlog of requests                             requests must go through the cen-
wrist injury. Misguided pride, he       between “Why aren’t you taking the        for birth certificates and other                               tral office, she said.
said, kept him from mentioning the      medication as prescribed?” and “A         records, a year and a half after                                  Some of the workload has been
Xanax he was taking for anxiety. He     number of my patients don’t take          Hurricane Katrina.                                             shifted to Baton Rouge, to allow
didn’t think the doctor needed to       their medication as prescribed and          The backlog followed the tempo-                              for more work space and to ease
know.                                   they do it for a variety of reasons.      rary closure of the state Department                           the difficulty there’s been in hiring
   “He wasn’t my regular doctor.        What do you think might be going          of Health and Hospitals’ Vital                                 staff in the New Orleans area, said
He was treating my wrist,”              on with you?”                             Records Registry in New Orleans                                Dr. Roxane Townsend, deputy sec-
Levine explained.                           When alcoholics seek detox            after Katrina and an increase in                               retary of the state Department of
   The doctor prescribed the pain       treatment from Dr. Akikur                 requests for copies of birth certifi-                          Health and Hospitals.
reliever Vicodin and Levine took it     Mohammad, an addiction special-           cates, death certificates and other                               The situation could have been
on top of Xanax. The next few days      ist at the University of Southern         records lost since then.                                       worse, she said: the basement of
vanished in a cloud of grogginess.      California School of Medicine,             The office also has fewer workers                             the state office building in New
Levine slept through ringing phones     they must tell him exactly how            — 51, compared to 87 before the                                Orleans that held vital records
and alarms and woke up exhausted.       much they’ve been drinking so he          storm — with some temporary                                    flooded after Katrina, but workers
His wrist pain was easing, but he       can give them the right dose of           hires still learning the process.                              had moved 80 percent of the
could barely function. Eventually,      medication to treat withdrawal.             “Right now, all we can ask for is                            records to a higher floor before the
he stopped the Vicodin, returned to       “I tell them, ‘You can lie to your      patience as we hire and train staff,”                          storm hit.◊
the doctor and, under questioning,      friend, you can lie to your family        said Darlene W. Smith, the state
confessed.                              members, but you came here for            vital records registrar.
   “The doctor said, ‘Why didn’t        help and your report will deter-             Before the storm, which hit in
you tell me? I never would have         mine the treatment plan. If I             August 2005, it generally took offi-
prescribed you that,’” said             undermedicate you, you may                cials up to three weeks to comply
Levine, who now realizes how            have       seizures   and      die,’”     with requests; today, it’s about eight
easily he could have overdosed          Mohammad said. Despite the                weeks, though efforts are being
and died. “For the future, I will       warnings, patients still sometimes        made to whittle the processing time
always ‘fess up.”                       mislead him, he said.                     to four to six weeks, she said.
  Why do patients lie? The exam-            Cyndi Smith, a 45-year-old               The office, which filled about
ination room itself is an environ-      Weight Watchers leader in subur-          300,000 document requests in
ment that discourages honesty,          ban Chicago, admits her own               2004, received nearly 546,000
said Los Angeles psychiatrist Dr.       lying past when it came to ques-          requests last year. Many were for
Charles Sophy.                          tions about her exercise and eat-         birth certificates.
   “You’re naked in a gown and          ing habits. She says she lied               Some people may be able to speed
you have a guy standing there           because she was fooling herself.          their requests by going to health
clothed, with a coat on and there’s        “You convince yourself of cer-         units in East Baton Rouge, Caddo,
all sorts of things in his pocket.      tain things and it becomes true,          Calcasieu, Jefferson, Lafayette,
And you’re sitting there, basical-      when in reality it’s not,” she said.      Lafourche, Ouachita, Rapides and
ly naked ... that makes it hard to      If her doctor had questioned her          Tangipahoa parishes. Louisiana
come clean,” Sophy said. On top         more thoroughly, she says she             birth certificates for people born
of that, the doctor may be rushed.      might have told the truth.                since 1983 are available electroni-
   Researchers say patients often         “I think doctors could be a little      cally there, Smith said.
lie to save face. They want to be       more point-blank,” she said.                 Those health units can provide
“good patients” in their doctors’       “And we need to be a little more          birth cards —abstracts that can be
eyes. But that’s a misguided and        honest.”◊                                 used in most cases where birth cer-
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                                                   BUSINESSSCOPE           THE LOUISIANA WEEKLY - YOUR MULTICULTURAL MEDIUM

                                                                                                                                                                     December.                                    The 1.8 percent drop in housing
Personal incomes rise, construction down
By Martin Crutsinger                    said Nariman Behravesh, chief            improved somewhat but still              January reading was a negative 1.2
                                                                                                                                                                       The construction report showed
                                                                                                                                                                     that total activity fell to a season-
                                                                                                                                                                     ally adjusted annual rate of $1.18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                activity was the biggest one-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                month decline since a 1.9 percent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                fall last July.
AP Economics Writer                     economist at Global Insight.             remained in negative territory for       percent savings rate compared to a         trillion in January, the slowest             Non-residential construction was
                                        “Steady consumer spending will           the 22nd consecutive month. The          negative 1.4 percent savings rate in       performance in 15 months.                  flat in January.◊
    WASHINGTON — Personal               prevent the current softness in the
incomes rose in January at the          economy from turning into any-
fastest clip in a year, bolstered by
bonus payments to high-income
                                        thing worse.”
                                            In other economic news, the
                                                                                 City, tourism officials tout Mardi Gras successes                                   won’t be known until sales tax fig-        22,000 of the New Orleans area’s
executives, but construction activi-    Labor Department reported that           By Stacey Plaisance                      before Hurricane Katrina.
                                                                                 AP Writer                                 “We had an incredible Mardi Gras          ures are compiled in mid-March.            38,000 pre-Katrina rooms were
ty fell sharply as the nation’s hous-   the number of newly laid off work-
                                                                                                                          season,” said an enthusiastic              However, Nagin said he thinks the          usable. Of those, 14,000 were
ing industry continued to suffer        ers filing claims for unemployment
                                                                                  (AP) — Basing their estimates on        Mayor Ray Nagin at a news con-             economic impact of the 2007 bash           taken by evacuees and disaster-
through tough times.                    benefits rose by 7,000 last week to
                                                                                 hotel and restaurant figures, ven-       ference Monday, touting the suc-           will prove to be around 80 percent         assistance workers.
 The Commerce Department report-        338,000. This increase took econo-
                                                                                 dor permits and crowd size, city         cess of everything from hotel and          of the estimated $250 million gen-         Today, the city is still down rough-
ed Thursday that personal incomes       mists by surprise. They had been
                                                                                 officials said they think the eco-       restaurant business to police pro-         erated by pre-Katrina Mardi Gras           ly 7,000 rooms from pre-Katrina
rose by 1 percent in January while      expecting a drop in jobless claims.
                                                                                 nomic impact of the 2007 Mardi           tection and sanitation.                    spending.                                  levels, with 31,000 of its 38,000
consumer spending was up by 0.5            Various reports this week have
                                                                                 Gras celebration was strong, if not        The real economic impact of the              The number of permits and              rooms available.
percent. The income advance was         painted a mixed picture of eco-
                                                                                 quite up to the levels it reached        celebration that ended last Tuesday        licenses for New Orleans vendors           Two of New Orleans’ largest
the largest since a 1.3 percent jump    nomic activity.
                                                                                                                                                                     during Mardi Gras were up 310              hotels, the Hyatt Regency and the
in January 2006 and both the                  The government reported
                                                                                                                                                                     percent from last year, said Brenda        Fairmont, remain shuttered.
income and spending gains were          Wednesday that the overall econo-
bigger than had been expected.
  However, in less upbeat news, the
                                        my, as measured by the gross
                                        domestic product, had slowed to a
                                                                                 “Group wants to regain                                                              Hatfield, the chief administrative
                                                                                                                                                                     officer of the Civil Service
                                                                                                                                                                     Commission.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sawyers said the Hyatt plans to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                reopen by the end of this year, but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                the Fairmont has still not indicated
government said that construction
activity fell by 0.8 percent in
January, double the decline that
                                        lackluster growth rate of 2.2 per-
                                        cent in the final three months of
                                        last year, significantly below an
                                                                                 control of ethnic hair                                                                 Nagin said restaurants reported
                                                                                                                                                                     business was strong, and hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                plans to reopen.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   One area that Nagin said he
                                                                                                                                                                     occupancy was at 90 percent or             would like to see improve is atten-
analysts had been expecting.
   The weakness was led by a 1.8
percent plunge in spending on
                                        initial estimate of 3.5 percent GDP
                                        growth in the fourth quarter.
                                           The weakness reflected steep
                                                                                 supply businesses”                                                                  better both weekends leading into
                                                                                                                                                                     Fat Tuesday.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                dance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                “I’d like to see more people
                                                                                 By Ayana Jones                             The Black Owned Beauty Supply                While hotel occupancy was              come,” he said. “I think we’re at a
housing construction. It was the        declines in the once-booming             Contributing Writer                      Association (BOBSA) is striving            strong last Mardi Gras as well, that       point now where we can handle
10th consecutive fall in residential    housing industry and in such                                                      to increase the number of Black-           was due largely to thousands of            pre-Katrina volumes.”
construction and a further sign of      troubled industries as autos. Also         PHILADELPHIA (Special to the           owned retail and online stores.            rooms still being occupied by              There were roughly 800,000 peo-
the steep slowdown in the once-         this week, the government                NNPA from the Philadelphia                  Bond was influenced by Claud            storm evacuees, said Fred                  ple in town this Mardi Gras —
booming sector, a slowdown              reported a big fall in orders to         Tribune) — While there are numer-        Anderson’s book “PowerNomics,”             Sawyers, president of the Greater          more people than last year, but still
which has depressed overall eco-        U.S. factories, a drop that raised       ous African-American owned salons        which       encourages        African-     New Orleans Hotel and Lodging              short of pre-storm estimates of
nomic activity.                         worries on Wall Street and con-          in Philadelphia, there seems to be a     Americans to gain economic                 Association.                               more than 1 million, Nagin said.
   Meanwhile, a closely watched         tributed to a 416-point plunge in        dearth of Black-owned hair and           power by focusing on industries              “This year was pure Mardi Gras           The number was based on such
barometer of health in manufactur-      the Dow Jones industrial average         beauty supply stores in the city,        where they are the disproportion-          impact,” Sawyers said.                     things as hotel occupancy rates and
ing posted a better-than-expected       on Tuesday.                              according to Black hair insiders.        ate consumers.                               At the start of February last year,      crowd-size estimates, he said.◊
increase in February. The Institute           However, Federal Reserve              Many African-American women              “When I look at the Black hair
for Supply Management said its          Chairman Ben Bernanke sought to          are turning to Korean-owned hair         industry, I said, ‘well this is the per-
index of activity in manufacturing      allay investors’ concerns with con-      and beauty supply stores to main-        fect industry.’ This is a market that
rose to 52.3 in February, up from       gressional testimony on Wednesday        tain their hair weaves, perms or         we should target because we are the
                                                                                                                                                                                               HOUSING AUTHORITY
January’s reading of 49.3. A read-      in which he said the Fed had seen        braided styles.                          dominate consumer and then be able                                    OF NEW ORLEANS
ing at 50 or above indicates manu-      nothing in the new data to shake its       After Norm Bond, president of the      to build around our consumer base,
facturing is expanding while one        view that the economy will rebound                                                                                                                     REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
                                                                                 Philadelphia Chapter of the National     so that we aren’t just consumers, but
below 50 signals a recession in         moderately this year. Stocks posted      Alliance of Markey Developers,           we are the manufacturer, the distrib-
manufacturing.                          a modest rebound after Bernanke’s        Inc., learned about the Korean dom-      utor, the producer (and) the retailer,”
  Wall Street, which staged a huge      testimony.                               ination of the Black hair industry, he   Bond said.                                                           SECTION 8 HOUSING
sell-off on Tuesday, was basically       In the spending report, an inflation-   decided that the organization should      While some may feel that it’s too
unimpressed with the latest eco-        gauge that excludes volatile energy      take it on as an issue.                  late for the African-American
nomic data. The Dow Jones indus-
trial average was down in late
                                        and food rose by 0.3 percent in
                                        January, the biggest one-month
                                                                                   “When I first saw the information      community to gain ground in this                     ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
                                                                                 about the Korean domination and          market, Bond feels that it can be
morning trading.                        jump since last August. Over the         how Korean businesses receive 90         done through hard work.                                HOUSING QUALITY
    Economists, however, took a         past 12 months, this inflation gauge,    percent of the money in the Black           “This is not something I think
more positive view, saying that the     which is closely watched by the          hair industry, although 100 percent      we’re going to turn around
                                                                                                                                                                                                STANDARDS (HQS)
strength in workers’ incomes and        Federal Reserve, is up by 2.3 per-
consumer spending were positive         cent, still above the Fed’s 1 percent
                                                                                 of the consumers are Black people,       overnight but I think that we as a                                      INSPECTIONS
                                                                                 it didn’t sit well with me,” he said.    people have to build some type of
signs that the economy will be able     to 2 percent comfort zone.
to weather the troubles in housing        The 0.5 percent rise in spending
                                                                                 “I wanted to be able to bring this
                                                                                 information to the public and be
                                                                                                                          economic foothold in America,” he
                                                                                                                          said. “We don’t have any real
                                                                                                                                                                                           RFP #07-340-02-08
and manufacturing without going         followed an even larger 0.7 percent      able to come up with ways to put         industry that we dominate right              The Housing Authority of New Orleans (“HANO”) is requesting qual-
into a full-blown recession.            spending increase in December.           some solutions in place so that you      now in terms of production and               ifications in the form of proposals (“Proposal”) from firms or compa-
   “Consumers remain one of the         With incomes rising faster than          don’t just have people running           manufacturing.”                              nies (collectively “Respondents”) interested in conducting inspec-
bright spots of the U.S. economy,”      spending, the savings rate               around mad.”                               “To me, if we don’t take the own-          tions for various Section 8 Housing Assistance Programs adminis-
                                                                                     The local chapter of NAMD            ership of manufacturing, distribu-           tered by HANO. If a Respondent has demonstrated experience in

Microsoft donates $1.7M                                                          wants to get people engaged
                                                                                 around the idea of gaining a solid,
                                                                                                                          tion and building alliances around
                                                                                                                          it then I think that we’re really
                                                                                                                                                                       conducting residential inspections in accordance with the Federal
                                                                                                                                                                       Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and is interested in providing
                                                                                                                                                                       services to HANO, the Respondent is requested to respond to this
                                                                                 economic foothold in the estimated       going to continue to scramble and
to help lure workers                                                             $8 billion Black hair industry.          be at the bottom economically.”◊
                                                                                                                                                                       Request for Proposals (“RFP”). The requirements and information
                                                                                                                                                                       needed to complete proposals are set forth below.




                                                                                        HIRING
back to Gulf Coast                                                                                                                                                     Sealed responses to this solicitation will be received by the Housing
                                                                                                                                                                       Authority of New Orleans (HANO) in the Office of Procurement and




                                                                                    ANNOUNCEMENT
                                                                                                                                                                       Contracts until 2:00 p.m. local time on Monday, March 26, 2007.
   (AP) — Microsoft CEO Steve           ported in part by Delgado
                                                                                                                                                                       Deliver six (6) complete sets of the required forms (one clearly
Ballmer on Monday announced a           Community College. It is one of
                                                                                                                                                                       marked or stamped “original,” and five (5) copies) of the required
$1.7 million donation designed to       several workforce training centers
                                                                                                                                                                       submittals, in a sealed envelope or box marked “RFP Documents”
help lure workers back to the hur-      in the region that help support dis-                                                                                           and deliver to the Director of Procurement and Contracts at the fol-
ricane-ravaged Gulf Coast by            placed residents with technology                                                                                               lowing address:
offering technology training.           skills training.                                                                                                                                       Housing Authority of New Orleans
  Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and         The donation is being made in the
                                                                                                                                                                                       Department of Procurement and Contracts
Louisiana Recovery Authority            form of cash, software and special-
chairman Norman Francis joined          ized curriculum to nonprofit                                                                                                                     4100 Touro Street, Building B, 2nd Floor
Ballmer at the Jefferson Parish         groups in Louisiana and Texas,                                                                                                                          New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
Workforce Center, which is sup-         according to a news release.◊                                                                                                        Mary Alexander, Director of Procurement and Contracts

                                                                                                                                                                       Place the following information in the upper, left-hand corner on the
Essence Marketplace                                                                                                                                                    outside of the envelope when submitting proposal:
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Company Name
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Company Address
seeking artists, vendors                                                                                                                                                                            RFP Name and Number
                                                                                                                                                                                               Date and Time responses are due
   The Essence Music Festival           casing world renowned New
returns home to New Orleans on          Orleans cuisine, the Festival’s                                                                                                Single copies of the Request for Proposal may be obtained, at no
July 5, 6 and 7. Essence                book fair, author signings, celebri-                                                                                           cost, from:
Marketplace 2007 Fine Art &             ty meet-and-greets, sponsor                                                                                                                            Housing Authority of New Orleans
Crafts recently issued an invitation    exhibits, the Essence Boutique, as                                                                                                               Procurement and Contracts Department
to all interested artists and crafts-   well as the popular Essence
                                                                                           Executive Director                                                                            4100 Touro Street, Building B, 2nd Floor

                                                                                       Groundwork New Orleans seeks a dynamic leader
people to apply to exhibit and sell     Marketplace.
                                                                                                                                                                                                New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

                                                                                       to become its new Executive Director. GWNO is a
their artwork. All artwork must be        Interested applicants should call
an original design and handcrafted      (504) 410-6131 and leave contact                                                                                                   Contact: Angela Anderson, Contract Reviewer Supervisor

                                                                                       non-profit organization dedicated to the
by the artist who is applying.          information for the mailing list or                                                                                                                             (504) 670-3447


                                                                                       revitalization of communities through improved
  Essence Marketplace is a highly       e-mail:      emfmarketplace@fpi-
competitive, juried, fine art and       no.com to request an application.                                                                                              Persons wishing to receive copies via overnight delivery are respon-

                                                                                       environmental health with an emphasis on
craft expo. Exhibits present a          The application is also available                                                                                              sible for making all arrangements and paying related costs.


                                                                                       contamination, environmental education, and
unique selection of fine art and fine   for           download            at
                                                                                                                                                                       All responses submitted are subject to these Instructions and
crafts, and includes artwork that is    www.Essence.com. Applications,
                                                                                       beautification of neighborhoods, particularly in the
                                                                                                                                                                       Supplemental Instructions to Offerors, General and Supplemental
collectible, wearable, functional       along with four (4) color slides of                                                                                            Conditions, and all other requirements contained herein, all of which

                                                                                       Central City community. Compensation set
and decorative. Artist demonstra-       the artwork to be considered, and a                                                                                            are made a part of this Request for Proposals by reference.

                                                                                       according to experience in the $43,000-$50,000
tions are featured daily. New           $20 non-refundable application
Orleans artists are encouraged to       fee, must be received by the March                                                                                             The Housing Authority of New Orleans reserves the right to reject

                                                                                       range. For a full description of the responsibilities
apply.                                  28 deadline.                                                                                                                   any or all proposals for just cause and to waive any informalities in

                                                                                       and qualifications for this position, please contact
  Daytime Festival activities at the      Essence Marketplace 2007 - Fine                                                                                              the submission process if it be in the public interest to do so.
Ernest N. Morial Convention             Art & Crafts will be held at the
                                                                                       Forest Bradley-Wright (504) 208-7597 or email
Center will feature the free and        Ernest N. Morial Convention                                                                                                                                 HOUSING AUTHORITY OF NEW ORLEANS

                                                                                       uc.forest@gmail.com.
open-to-the-public Essence Cares        Center. Exhibit and vending hours                                                                                                                                                Jeffrey H. Riddel
Empowerment Seminars, commu-            are from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm on                                                                                                                                           Deputy Administrative Receiver
nity exhibits, food booths show-        July 5, 6, and 7.◊                                                                                                              La. Weekly - 3/05/07
       March 5 - March 11, 2007                                          THE LOUISIANA WEEKLY - YOUR MULTICULTURAL MEDIUM                                                                                                      Page 15

Furniture shopping via cyberspace comes to New Orleans
By Valentine Pierce                      “At that time we were just out        apartments above, and two univer-      are going to be scared to do some-         utes was a golden
Contributing Writer                    there like everybody else, trying to    sities within walking distance.        thing, you are always going to be          glow created by
                                       decide whether to come back, try-         He explained that when he came       waiting on something to happen.            the streetlights.
  Michael Dummett, like many ing to open a restaurant in Atlanta               across the building it was being       Nothing is going to happen with            He worried that
entrepreneurs, has lofty dreams. but I didn’t really want to do any-           repaired. “I asked (the workers)       you waiting.” Great Ideas                  his     business
Dummett, however, has built a thing there because I knew I had to              what they were doing with it. They     Unlimited was opened for business          might be dam-
solid foundation of experience, come back home.”                               called the landlord who immedi-        in December 2006.                          aged and that he
education, know-how, and commu-         In the meantime, he started a cater-   ately came by and met me. I told          Dummett explained that even             would have to
nity beneath those dreams to help ing service. While struggling with           him what I was going to do with        though many families were still            close for a few
his     company,       Great    Ideas the choice of remaining in Atlanta       the place.”                            rebuilding when he opened, finding         days. Dummett
Unlimited, which offers Factory or returning to New Orleans, he                   Dummett began
Direct           Fine                                   also took time out     transforming the
Furniture         and                                   to hear Mayor C.       former Cream of
Accessories, stand                                      Ray Nagin speak        the Frock consign-
strong through the                                      at        Spelman      ment store, which
difficult and some-                                     College           in   at that time was
times treacherous                                       February 2006.         just a shell. Having
early years.                                            While there, he        already owned a
    With his new                                        met a furniture        business, he knew
cyber       furniture                                   salesman and later     that a small busi-
café, a furniture                                       arranged to pur-       ness owner needs
catalog         store,                                  chase some furni-      more than a dream                                                                                        was fortunate.     believes the aftermath of Katrina
Dummett,          has                                   ture. When he          and desire to sur-                                                                                       He didn’t even     not only brought disaster, it brought
taken the disaster                                      arrived at the         vive       so     he                                                                                     lose his sign so   opportunity. Now, he said, is the
of the hurricane                                        warehouse,             schooled himself                                                                                         he decided to      time to seize that opportunity. “We
and turned it into                                      Dummett realized       in operating a fur-                                                                                      pass that for-     can’t be afraid to go into business
                          MICHAEL DUMMETT
opportunity—not                                        this was something      niture store.                                                                                            tune         on.   or do business with each other.”
only for him to                                        he could easily do.        “I did research.                                                                                      “Anyone who          Dummett said he understands not
earn a living with his own busi- He obtained his business license in           Went to different                                                                                        has suffered       everyone has money to open a busi-
ness, but so he can make a differ- Atlanta and began selling furniture         furniture stores,                                                                                        additional         ness but he believes everyone has
ence for New Orleanians as they “from the back of the car” for about           called, sent other                                                                                       damage        to   abilities that can generate income.
try to resettle their lives.           18 months.                              people, asked where certain            the right building in the right spot       their homes as a result of the torna-     “Those abilities are more valuable
  The cyber furniture café offers cus-    He was also driving to New           pieces were from, crawled under        was something he couldn’t pass up.         does are being offered special pric-      than money.” And if you need help,
tomers a relaxed, comfortable atmos- Orleans every couple of weeks to          tables to see the company name,        He would just have to be creative to       ing. “We want to stay in business;        ideas, suggestions of where to go
phere where they can sit and choose see what was happening in the              lifted cushions.                       keep the store opened until business       we want to pay our bills but we can       and who to see, Dummett said just
furniture from more than 30 manu- city and to work on getting his              Dummett said he also did a lot of      picked up.                                 be in business and make money             come by. He’s glad to help.
facturers. Dummett has a few items home renovated.                             reading. “I spoke to some furniture        One of the things that moved           without being greedy,’ he said.             For Dummett, the furniture is just
on hand because he says customers        Dummett realized that while he        makers, spoke to people in the         Dummett forward is price gouging,          “That’s what we are trying o do.”         the beginning. His goal is to meld
like to touch and feel. They want to could sell furniture using a P.O. box     industry.” He learned about types of   which he said he found everywhere.           Keeping his own business viable is      himself into his new community,
know the quality of the items they for an address, many of the larger          woods, which were soft, which          “You can be in business and make           not the only thing Dummett has in         expand his ventures to include a
find in the catalogs. They get better manufacturers wanted someone             hard, which had durability, which      money without gouging people,” he          mind. Artists and artisans now have a     coffee café inside the store and
pricing, however, because Great with a physical location, traditional          were best for the short term or the    explained. “People need help.” Even        place to display their work. Dummett      juice bar next door, help youth
Ideas Unlimited doesn't maintain an bricks and mortar. The entrepreneur        long term. He took advantage of        moreso, Dummett wants to leave             is actively seeking entrepreneurs         become successful entrepreneurs,
inventory, which keeps overhead decided that he needed to find a               Loyola’s Small Business Centers.       something behind so that those who         who are looking for a way to gain         and help others who want to open
down — savings he can pass on to building. “The hurricane forced                  His primary tools: as he began      follow don’t have to work so hard.         exposure. “We don’t sell a lot of art,    small businesses get a head start.
customers.                             people to see that there is life out-   working on the building were           “No one is leaving anything behind         we sell furniture and accessories but       For Dummett, it’s not just a mat-
  This is not Dummett’s first busi- side New Orleans. There are shop-          sweat equity, an investment from       for black children.”                       we still have room for people who         ter of survival, it’s a matter of the
ness venture. After working in the ping malls without trash on the             Valteau, his own savings, invalu-        When the tornadoes came through          want to display their work. We have       future, of making New Orleans a
restaurant business for nearly a ground. All of these things I was             able information from the              in mid-February, Dummett was               room for flyers and information from      place of prosperity and hope for
decade, he formed a partnership able to see and that gave me more              Department         of     Economic     working late at his office, revising       small businesses.”                        all its citizens. That takes hard
and opened Big Shirley’s restau- energy to come back and see what              Development and the hard work of       his business plan. At first he though       Another way Dummett is trying to         work, long hours, and a willing-
rant, in Tremé. That partnership we can do here,” he said.                     a friend, Antonio Gloss, from          the sound he heard was a fleet of          keep the community connected              ness to take a chance on one’s self
lasted about two years.                   On one of those trips between        Harlem, who is a visual artist with    trucks coming up Carrollton Ave. but       and help it grow is to offer per-         but Dummett is up for the chal-
  Like many other business owners, Atlanta and New Orleans he came             skills in carpentry, plumbing, elec-   that didn’t make sense to him              centages. Customers can earn per-         lenge.
his life was dramatically changed across a building on the corner of           trical work and more. After the        because of the low trees and narrow        centages from the sales of those             For more information on Great
when floodwaters rolled through Carrollton Ave. and Sycamore St.,              ravages of the flood waters, it was    roadway. When the wind and rains           they refer “because those are their       Ideas Unlimited Factory Direct
and sat in the city for weeks after not far from Claiborne Ave.                just the kind of friend he needed.     began, he thought it was just a bad        family and friends whom I would-          Fine Furniture and Accessories,
the hurricane. He and Suzette Dummett realized it was perfectly                  One of Dummett’s driving forces      storm coming through until the wind        n’t have reached without their            drop by 2137 S. Carrollton Ave., or
Valteau, an investor in his business, situated: near the streetcar line, a     is his philosophy that scared money    and the rain created a wall outside his    help,” he said.                           give them a call at (504) 861-1212
evacuated to Atlanta.                  bus stop on the corner, student         doesn’t make any money. “If you        window. All he could see for 10 min-          Like many people, Dummett              or (800) 394-0191◊.




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                                                             State high court pays tribute to retired judge
                                                                 Louisiana Supreme Court Chief           ting tribute to a living legend who has       Juris Doctorate from the Southern              Among his many professional firsts,
                                                             Justice Pascal F. Calogero Jr. and          contributed so much to the legal pro-         University Law Center in 1956.               Justice Ortique was the first African-
                                                             Justice Bernette Johnson joined the         fession and to our community.”                   Ortique launched his legal career in      American lawyer elected to the House
                                                             family and friends of retired Justice         His peers described the New Orleans         1956 as a private practitioner with pri-     of Delegates of the Louisiana State
                                                             Revius O. Ortique Jr. last Wednesday        native as a trailblazer whose life is         marily an estate practice. While strug-      Bar Association (LBSA), where his
                                                             for a ceremony unveiling a portrait of      marked by nearly 50 years of personal         gling to establish his practice during its   work with the LBSA’s Legal Aid
                                                             Justice Ortique. The portrait will be       and professional achievement. “This           early years, Ortique served as co-counsel    Committee laid the groundwork for
                                                             hung in the Louisiana Supreme Court         year Justice Ortique will celebrate his       in many landmark civil rights cases. His     many years as a model for pro bono
                                                             Building alongside a historical array of    83rd birthday and over these 83 years         prowess as an attorney and his dedica-       lawyering. Recognizing his contribu-
                                                             portraits former justices dating back to    he has held many titles:                      tion to public service led to him being      tions, in 1986 the LSBA presented
                                                             the early 19th century. Justice Ortique           ‘Justice,’ ‘Your Honor,’ “The           elected president of two prominent           Ortique       with      its     Lifetime
                                                             was the first black elected to sit on the   Honorable           U.S.        Alternate     African-American professional associa-       Achievement Award for his accom-
                                                             state’s highest court.                      Representative to the United Nations,’        tions, the Southwest Bar Association and     plishments in pro bono legal services.
                                                               “I had the great privilege of serving     ‘Mr. Chairman’ and ‘Esquire,’ but the         the Louis A. Martinet Society.                   Revius J. Ortique Jr. was first
                                                             with Revius during his tenure on the        title I think fits him best is ‘a man of         Justice Ortique served two terms as       appointed by the state’s highest court
                                                             Louisiana Supreme Court and I               many firsts,’” Justice Bernette Johnson       president of the National Bar                as a judge pro tempore of Orleans
                                                             learned much from my colleague not          said Wednesday.                               Association (NBA) and during this            Parish Civil District Court in 1978.
                                                             just about the law and being a jurist,       After attending New Orleans public and       time worked with leaders of the              The following year he was elected as
                                                             but about people,” Chief Justice            parochial schools, Justice Ortique earned     American Bar Association in develop-         a judge of the same court where he
                                                             Calogero said. “First and foremost,         a bachelor’s degree in sociology from         ing the Legal Services Program of the        served for two terms. Ultimately, he
                                                             he was always concerned about peo-          Dillard University in 1947. He subse-         Office of Economic Opportunity. He           was elected by his fellow jurists as
                                                             ple. The unveiling of the portrait of       quently earned a master’s degree from         remained on the NBA’s Advisory               Chief Judge of the Orleans Parish
       JUSTICE REVIUS O. ORTIQUE JR.                         Justice Revius J. Ortique Jr. is a fit-     the University of Indiana in 1949 and his     Council from 1964 until 1971.                Civil District Court, a position he held
                                                                                                                                                                                                    until he was elected as a Louisiana

Chuck Siler is Founder’s Day artist at SUMA                                                                                                                                                         Supreme Court judge in 1992. He
                                                                                                                                                                                                    retired from the Louisiana Supreme
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Court in 1994 upon reaching the
   Charles E. “Chuck” Siler is the      centers. After a brief hiatus, he    people during its travels. Siler also        Siler’s work and study on                                                 mandatory retirement age of 70.
featured exhibitor for the Southern     joined the staff of the Louisiana    created the still-popular Music At      Louisiana African Cultural tradi-                                               In addition to serving five full terms as
University Museum of Art’s              State Museum in 1989 as programs     The Mint series that has featured       tions, particularly the Mardi Gras                                             president of the Urban League of
Founder’s Day opening on March          curator while also coordinating      such artists as Alvin Batiste, Ellis    Indians and Second Line tradi-                                                 Greater New Orleans, Revius J.
8, 2007. There will also be a sec-      African American Outreach for        Marsalis, Harold Battiste, Michael      tions, has earned him invitations to                                           Ortique Jr. served four U.S. Presidents
ond opening on Saturday, March          that organization.                   White, Henry Butler, Sam Henry,         speak and present on the subjects                                              in a number of capacities and on
10, celebrating his recent departure     During the 1990s, Siler was cura-   Kidd Jordan, Raful Neal, Henry          which have found their way into                                                numerous boards and commissions.
from state service.                     tor for three major exhibits - The   Gray, Tabby Thomas, Harold              his drawing and painting.                                                      He has received countless honors,
      A graduate of Southern            Sojourners at the Museum of the      Brown and a host of other enter-          Since his retirement, Siler is a res-                                        including the Martin Luther King Jr.
University, with a degree in Fine       Americas (New Orleans) and a         tainers over the year. Siler created    ident of Carrollton, Texas where he                                            Lifetime Achievement Award present-
Arts, Siler studied with Jean Paul      statewide exhibit of African-        and hosted the first museum             resides with his wife, Rhonda                                                  ed by the Consortium of Loyola,
Hubbard, Frank Hayden and               American artists at the Masur        “Poetry Jams.”                          Miller and son Daniel.                                                         Tulane and Xavier universities and
Harold Cureau as an undergraduate       Museum of Art (Monroe). He also        For 17 years he was a presenter at       The exhibit opens on Thursday,                                              Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from
and credits a number of other           curated the exhibit, “Capturing      the annual Jazz and Heritage            March 8, at 6pm in M.L. Harvey Hall                                            a host of colleges and universities.
artists as influences over the years.   The Flash: African American          Festival in New Orleans at the          on the Baton Rouge campus. The                                                     The photo portrait of Justice
While an undergrad at Southern he       Artists View The Mardi Gras          African Heritage and Allison Minor      public is invited to the special open-                                         Revius J. Ortique Jr., taken by Jim
cartooned for the school newspa-        Indians” and a traveling exhibit,    Music Heritage stages. Siler, for       ing on Saturday, March 10, at 2pm.                                             Thorns, will hang outside the
per The Digest and wrote a humor        “An Artistic Sojourn Thru The        four years, did the initial develop-        For information regarding the                                              Louisiana Supreme Court Fourth
column and contributed artwork to       Afro-Louisiana       Experience,”    ment work on the then-proposed          Southern University Museum, call                                               Floor courtroom.◊
The Cat (yearbook).                     viewed by more than a million        State Civil Rights Museum.              (225) 771 4513.◊                              CHARLES E. SILER
  After being given the Digest Staff
Award, he edited the paper during
the summer of 1965. His artwork
has appeared in exhibits across the
country and is in
international collections
   The Southern exhibit, “Rhythm
Hues and Katrina’s Blues” is a mix
of works, one dating back to his
senior exhibit at the university. It
ranges from traditional to modern
expressing a variety of emotions
and a wry sense of humor His edi-
torial bent is evident throughout
his work and his post-Katrina work
makes its own statement, under-
scoring his African-centered
views.
     Following service in the U.S.
Army (U.S. Army correspondent
during his tour of duty in Viet
Nam), Siler returned to Southern
University as Sports Information
Director and Assistant Public
Contacts Director.
  In 1971 he returned to California
and work for Black Associated
Sports Enterprises, Inc. producers
of the “Grambling College
Football Show.”
  Siler wrote and directed a special
segment of the film “Grambling
Takes It All Back Home.” He also
wrote and produced cartoons and
illustrations for a number of publi-
cations including Soul and Soul
Illustrated magazines, The Soul
and Jazz Record among others. A
black and white sketch used in
Billboard       Magazine’s      1984
Michael Jackson edition was seen
by more than 6 million readers
worldwide.
    Before returning to Louisiana,
Siler partnered with writers Bill
Farley and Ray Richmond to pro-
duce a spoof, “The Unofficial
Guide to the 1984 Games,” which
poked fun at the plethora of official
guides produced when the
Olympics were held in Los
Angeles.
  Siler returned to Louisiana and in
1985 became Division Information
Representative and, later, Program
Coordinator for the Division of
Black Culture, then housed in the
Department of Culture, Recreation
and Tourism. His production expe-
rience was called into play as he
worked in the African-American
community assisting organization-
al (museums and cultural centers)
and festival development. He still
found time to maintain a studio
through the mid-nineties and pur-
sue his art.
   Siler, a native of Baton Rouge,
Louisiana, returned to Louisiana in
the 1980s and went to work for the
Division of Black Culture in the
Department of Culture, Recreation
and Tourism and was instrumental
in assisting the development of
many of the state’s African-
American museums and cultural

				
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