Hurricane Irene, which battered the East Coast this past weekend was actually larger, but less intense than, hurricane Katrina.
Japan's leaders have two contrasting models for disaster recovery from recent history: post-Katrina New Orleans or post-earthquake Kobe, Japan. But Japan needs an approach that strikes a balance between authoritarian takeover and laissez-faire makeover.
Mitch Landrieu wasn't mayor of New Orleans when hurricane Katrina hit. But he is now, and at the five-year Katrina anniversary, residents are looking to him to move the city forward.
A report released Tuesday ranks cities not in terms of best-performing schools but on their openness to outside ideas and education reform.
Loyal New Orleans Saints fans stuck with their team through years of lousy records. Now, says Debby Wood, who joined the celebrating throng, 'It's like the prodigal son finally came home.'