Thursday, November 29, 2007
Hotel developer Pat Quinn is a mess. His nasty divorce and trip to rehab in Antigua have been the subject of frequent media attention, spiced up with the political angle to it with Julie Quinn, John Young and Mary Lou McCall. The four of them need adult supervision. Quinn appears to be hitting rock bottom. Yesterday, he took the Fifth Amendment and refused to testify in a deposition. He was sworn in and asked his name, which he gave. The next question was "what is your address," and he refused to answer, citing the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination. He then walked out on the deposition and left the building, refusing to answer any more questions.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
An Uptown resident was armed via a gun to the head at Prytania and Webster Uptown. The victim cooperated with the armed robbers and fortunately was not injured, though the thugs took his wallet and jacket. In an e-mail, his wife recommends that if this happens to you, wait a couple hours before reporting stolen credit cards. That way, in that time, the bad guys may use the credit cards at places like gas stations that take surveillance videos.
Posted by Nola Blogger at 6:03 AM
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Today's Times-Picayune has a Hurricane Katrina fiction reading list in the Living section. I've read more of the Katrina non-fiction than fiction but plan to read more of the fiction next year. Here is the list:
- A Little Bit Ruinedby Patty Friedmann.
- Blink of an Eyeby Rexanne Becnel.
- Jesus Out to Seaby James Lee Burke.
- Life in the Wake: Fiction from Post-Katrina New Orleansby the writers of NOLAFugees.com.
- Last Known Victimby Erica Spindler.
- Murder in the Rue Chartresby Greg Herren.
- New Orleans Noiredited by Julie Smith.
- Revacuationby Brad Benischek.
- The Tin Roof Blowdownby James Lee Burke.
- Tubby Meets Katrinaby Tony Dunbar.
Posted by Nola Blogger at 8:18 AM