Saturday, February 16, 2008


While NOMB has been ranting about the abuses of currency the NBA is perpetrating across the city in the name of public image improvement (see: Renting out Jackson Square for a party), small, unnoticed atrocities have been clipping along.

Luckily, this blog gives our editors a reason to wake up in the morning, else we might find ourselves hunkered down under layers of blankets on a sunny Saturday morning, watching all three film adaptations of Pride and Prejudice, praying for work to start on Monday.

1) To read the paper, it seems half the tweens in NOLA are attending Hannah Montana concerts on ill-gotten tickets while the other half are succumbing to gunshot wounds.

Two teens were wounded in a shooting in a West Carrollton neighborhood Friday afternoon. Each victim was struck at least twice, but neither's wounds appeared to be life-threatening. One victim, who police said is 17 or 18, was treated in a local emergency room. The second, a 19-year-old, was treated on the scene in the 1800 block of Gen. Ogden Street. The teens were shot in a narrow alleyway between two occupied homes in a residential neighborhood, a woman who lived on that block said.

2) This was bound to happen. What else did we expect from a encampment of desperate people?

A 42-year-old man living in the homeless encampment under Interstate 10 was stabbed by another homeless man in a dispute involving donated clothing, police said Friday.
The New Orleans Police Department is looking for Larry Robair, 49, who they said stabbed a man in the back just before noon on Thursday. An unidentified donor had stopped by the area on Claiborne Avenue, where about 200 homeless people are living, and gave clothes to the man who was later stabbed.

3) Missing persons on Mardi Gras. We feel like we are still missing.

New Orleans police and a Texas family are asking for the public's help in finding a 28-year-old man who was last seen on Mardi Gras. John Delatte, a Marrero native who moved his family to Texas after Hurricane Katrina, was last seen by a friend on Feb. 5 in the French Quarter.

4) Finally, some cops up the street took a shot at some robbers off of Franklin and Marais. Apparently, the paper could not confirm whether or not the cop hurt his leg in the pursuit.

1 comment: said...

Thank you for taking the time to mention John's disappearance. Please check out the website dedicated to bringing John back home to his family.