NOPD Third District residents
presented a check to the officers of the NOPD's Third District at a ceremony at the district's headquarters in Gentilly. In 2007, following Hurricane Katrina, Carol Asher, Denise Thornton and other residents raised money to boost morale in the department, holding a holiday party and donating supplies to officers as a way to say thank you. On June 19, NOPD officers were presented with the final monies raised, which totaled $2,600.
The Pussyfooters Marching Club
presented a $23,000 check to New Orleans' Metropolitan Center for Women and Children (METRO) June 21. The donation consisted of the proceeds from the Pussyfooters' Blush Ball in January.METRO is a local agency that assists victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
"Ms. Linda" Green,
known to Jazz Fest fans and second-line aficionados as the "Ya-Ka-Mein Lady" for her delicious noodle soup, bested three other local chefs and won $10,000 on a June 26 "Pride of New Orleans" broadcast of the Food Network show Chopped. Green competed against Parkway Bakery's Justin Kennedy, Palace Cafe's Cody Mondra and Richard Bond of the Mardi Gras School of Cooking and Catering. Green celebrated at a TV-watching party at the Rendezvous Tavern — which she also catered.
The Lung Cancer Alliance
unveiled a series of bus stop ads in New Orleans, Chicago, Seattle and other cities last week, proclaiming that various groups of people "deserve to die" (cat lovers, hipsters, people with tattoos). The message of the ads — that no one really deserves to die of lung cancer — was obscured by the campaign's attempt to be controversial.