Sunday, February 5, 2023

Robert Durst denied bail in New Orleans (New York Daily News)

March 23, 2015 by  
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A New Orleans magistrate judge denied Robert Durst bail Monday, saying the accused killer is a flight risk and danger to others. The deranged 71-year-old heir of the wealthy New York real estate family will be held on weapons charges as authorities arrange his extradition to Los Angeles. On March 14 he was arrested in […]

As the oil creeps closer (CNNMoney.com)

May 7, 2010 by  
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Just 11 miles off the Mississippi coast, Ship Island is home to some of the most beautiful waters and beaches in the state. Ship Island Excursions has been transporting visitors there since 1926: The family-owned and operated company shuttles more than 30,000 people each year to the island. Captain Louis Skrmetta, the company’s president, says […]

Oil spill disaster is now ‘out of control’

May 3, 2010 by  
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TimesOnline/The Times (UK): President Barack Obama will today visit the Gulf of Mexico coastline threatened by the giant oil spill, as experts warn that the spill from a ruptured oil rig might be growing five times faster than previously estimated. The oil is gushing from BP’s sunken Deepwater Horizon rig at 25,000 barrels a day […]

Gulf oil hits land and wildlife (Nationalgeographic.com)

Louisiana’s coast serves as a winter resting spot for more than 70 percent of the country’s waterfowl, and the region is used by more than a hundred tropical migratory birds, said Melanie Driscoll, director of bird conservation for the National Audubon Society’s Louisiana Coastal Initiative. (See waterbird pictures.) Officials with the joint federal-industry team responding […]