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Topic - Hurricane Katrina
As a young adult, Kathleen Cheramie visited her grandmother's grave in a tree-lined cemetery where white concrete crosses dotted a plot of lush green grass just off Louisiana Highway 1.
Isaac sloshed north into the central U.S. on Friday after flooding stretches of Louisiana and Mississippi and knocking out power, leaving entire water-logged neighborhoods without lights, air conditioning or clean water.
Floodwaters from Isaac receded, power came on and businesses opened Friday ahead of the holiday weekend, the beginning of what is certain to be a slow recovery for Louisiana.
Ex-boxer, terse-talking Leonid McGill personifies the detective noir genre and fits admirably into the bleak world as portrayed in Walter Mosley'slong list of tightly told thrillers.
Drew Brees was honored as Sports Illustrated's sportsman of the year for his championship on the field and his charity off it.
Gulf Coast residents tried to put Hurricane Katrina behind them Sunday, marking its fifth anniversary by casting wreaths into the water to remember the hundreds killed.