Piyush "Bobby" Jindal is an American politician, the 55th Governor of Louisiana between 2008 and 2016, served as a U. S. Congressman and as the vice chairman of the Republican Governors Association. In 1996, Jindal was appointed secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and in 1999, at age 28, he was appointed as the youngest president in the history of the University of Louisiana System. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Jindal as principal adviser to the U. S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, he first ran for governor of Louisiana in 2003, but lost in the run-off election to Democratic candidate, Kathleen Blanco. In 2004, he was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives, becoming the second Indian American in Congress, was re-elected in 2006. Jindal ran for governor again in the 2007 election and won, making him, at 36 years old, the second youngest governor of Louisiana after Huey P. Long, 35 when he was elected in 1928. Jindal was re-elected in 2011 in a landslide.
He was the first Indian American governor, the only one until South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley assumed office in 2011. On June 24, 2015, Jindal announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election, he suspended his campaign in November 2015, subsequently announcing his support for Marco Rubio, who suspended his campaign on March 15, 2016. Piyush Jindal was born on June 1971 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he is the first of two sons of Raj and Amar Jindal, from India. His father is a civil graduate of Guru Nanak Dev University and Punjab University, his mother is a graduate of Rajasthan University and worked in nuclear physics at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh. Before immigrating to the United States, both his parents were lecturers at an Indian engineering college. At the time of their move to the U. S. Raj Jindal was to be a doctoral candidate in physics, they left Punjab in January 1971, six months before their son was born.
Jindal's paternal grandfather was a merchant from Khanpur and his maternal grandfather was a Ferozepur banker. The family settled near Louisiana State University. Jindal attended Baton Rouge Magnet High School, graduating in 1988. While in high school, he competed in tennis tournaments, started various enterprises such as a computer newsletter, retail candy business, a mail-order software company, he spent free time working in the stands at LSU football games. Jindal graduated from Brown University in 1992 at the age of 20, with honors in two majors and public policy. Jindal was one of only 50 students nationwide admitted to the Program in Liberal Medical Education, guaranteeing him a place at Brown Medical School, he has been credited with leading Brown University's College Republicans student group. Jindal was named to the 1992 USA Today All-USA Academic Team, he applied to and was accepted by both Harvard Medical School and Yale Law School, but studied as a Rhodes Scholar where he received an MLitt in political science with an emphasis in health policy from New College, Oxford in 1994.
The subject of his thesis was "A needs-based approach to health care". After completing his studies at Oxford, Jindal turned down an offer to study for a D. Phil. in politics because his family couldn't afford to pay for his studies. Instead, Jindal joined the consulting firm Company, he interned in the office of Rep. Jim McCrery of Louisiana, where McCrery assigned him to work on healthcare policy. In 1993, U. S. Representative Jim McCrery introduced him to Governor Mike Foster. In 1996, Foster appointed Jindal as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, an agency that represented about 40 percent of the state budget and employed over 12,000 people. Foster called Jindal a genius. Jindal was 24 at the time. During his tenure, Louisiana's Medicaid program went from bankruptcy with a $400 million deficit into three years of surpluses totaling $220 million. Jindal was criticized during the 2007 campaign by the Louisiana AFL-CIO for closing some local clinics to reach that surplus.
Under Jindal's term, Louisiana nationally rose to third place in child healthcare screenings, with child immunizations rising, introduced new and expanded services for the elderly and the disabled. In 1998, Jindal was appointed executive director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, a 17-member panel charged with devising plans to reform Medicare. In 1999, at the request of the Louisiana governor's office and the Louisiana State Legislature, Jindal examined how Louisiana might use its $4.4 billion share of the tobacco settlement. In 1998, Jindal received the Samuel S. Beard Award for greatest public service by an individual 35 years old or under, an award given annually by Jefferson Awards. At 28 years of age in 1999, Jindal was appointed to become the youngest-ever president of the University of Louisiana System, the nation's 16th largest system of higher education with over 80,000 students. In March 2001, he was nominated by President George W. Bush to be Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Planning and Evaluation.
He was unanimously confirmed by a vote of the United States Senate and began serving on July 9, 2001. In that position, he served as the principal policy adviser to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, he resigned from that post on February 2003, to return to Louisiana and run for governor. He was assigned to help
Marshall Space Flight Center
The George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, located in Huntsville, Alabama, is the U. S. government's civilian rocketry and spacecraft propulsion research center. The largest NASA center, MSFC's first mission was developing the Saturn launch vehicles for the Apollo Moon program. Marshall has been the agency's lead center for its external tank. Located on the Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Alabama, MSFC is named in honor of Army General George Marshall; the center contains the Huntsville Operations Support Center - known as the International Space Station Payload Operations Center, a facility that supports ISS launch and experiment activities at the Kennedy Space Center. The HOSC monitors rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station when a Marshall Center payload is on board. After the end of the war with Germany in May 1945, a program was initiated to bring to the United States a number of scientists and engineers, at the center of Germany's advanced military technologies; the largest and best-known activity was called Operation Paperclip.
In August 1945, 127 missile specialists led by Wernher von Braun signed work contracts with the U. S. Army's Ordnance Corps. Most of them had worked on the V-2 missile development under von Braun at Peenemünde. Von Braun and the other Germans were sent to Fort Bliss, joining the Army's newly formed Research and Development Division Sub-office. For the next five years, von Braun and the German scientists and engineers were engaged in adapting and improving the V-2 missile for U. S. applications. Von Braun had long had a great interest in rocketry for space exploration. Toward this, he was allowed to use a WAC Corporal rocket as a second stage for a V-2. During World War II, the production and storage of ordnance shells was conducted by three arsenals nearby to Huntsville, Alabama. After the war, these were closed, the three areas were combined to form Redstone Arsenal. In October 1948, the Chief of Ordnance designated Redstone Arsenal as the center of research and development activities in free-flight rockets and related items, the following June, the Ordnance Rocket Center was opened.
A year the Secretary of the Army approved the transfer of the rocket research and development activities from Fort Bliss to the new center at Redstone Arsenal. Beginning in April 1950, about 1,000 persons were involved in the transfer, including von Braun's group. At this time, R&D responsibility for guided missiles was added, studies began on a medium-range guided missile that became the Redstone rocket. Over the next decade, the missile development on Redstone Arsenal expanded. Many small free-flight and guided rockets were developed, work on the Redstone rocket got underway. Although this rocket was intended for military purposes, von Braun kept space in his mind, published a read article on this subject. In mid-1952, the Germans who had worked under individual contracts were converted to civil service employees, in 1954-55, most became U. S. citizens. Von Braun was appointed Chief of the Guided Missile Development Division. In September 1954, von Braun proposed using the Redstone as the main booster of a multi-stage rocket for launching artificial satellites.
A year a study for Project Orbiter was completed, detailing plans and schedules for a series of scientific satellites. The Army's official role in the U. S. space satellite program was delayed, after higher authorities elected to use the Vanguard rocket being developed by the Naval Research Laboratory. In February 1956, the Army Ballistic Missile Agency was established. One of the primary programs was a 1,500-mile, single-stage missile, started the previous year. S. Army and U. S. Navy, this was designated the PGM-19 Jupiter. Guidance component testing for this Jupiter intermediate range ballistic missile began in March 1956 on a modified Redstone missile dubbed Jupiter A while re-entry vehicle testing began in September 1956 on a Redstone with spin-stabilized upper stages named Jupiter-C; the first Jupiter IRBM flight took place from Cape Canaveral in March 1957 with the first successful flight to full range on 31 May. Jupiter was taken over by the U. S. Air Force; the ABMA developed Jupiter-C was composed of a Redstone rocket first stage and two upper stages for RV tests or three upper stages for Explorer satellite launches.
ABMA had planned the 20 September 1956 flight as a satellite launch but, by direct intervention of Eisenhower, was limited to the use of 2 upper stages for an RV test flight traveling 3,350 miles and attaining an altitude of 682 miles. While the Jupiter C capability was such that it could have placed the fourth stage in orbit, that mission had been assigned to the NRL. Jupiter-C flights would be used to launch satellites; the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first man-made earth satellite, on October 4, 1957. This was followed on November 3 with the second satellite, Sputnik 2; the United States attempted a satellite launch on December 6, using the NRL's Vanguard rocket, but it struggled off the ground fell back and exploded. On January 31, 1958, after receiving permission to proceed, von Braun and the ABMA space development team used a Jupiter C in a Juno I configurat
United States Senate
The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—comprises the legislature of the United States. The Senate chamber is located in the north wing of the Capitol, in Washington, D. C; the composition and powers of the Senate are established by Article One of the United States Constitution. The Senate is composed of senators; each state, regardless of its population size, is represented by two senators who serve staggered terms of six years. There being at present 50 states in the Union, there are presently 100 senators. From 1789 until 1913, senators were appointed by legislatures of the states; as the upper chamber of Congress, the Senate has several powers of advice and consent which are unique to it. These include the approval of treaties, the confirmation of Cabinet secretaries, Supreme Court justices, federal judges, flag officers, regulatory officials, other federal executive officials and other federal uniformed officers.
In addition to these, in cases wherein no candidate receives a majority of electors for Vice President, the duty falls to the Senate to elect one of the top two recipients of electors for that office. Furthermore, the Senate has the responsibility of conducting the trials of those impeached by the House; the Senate is considered both a more deliberative and more prestigious body than the House of Representatives due to its longer terms, smaller size, statewide constituencies, which led to a more collegial and less partisan atmosphere. The presiding officer of the Senate is the Vice President of the United States, President of the Senate. In the Vice President's absence, the President Pro Tempore, customarily the senior member of the party holding a majority of seats, presides over the Senate. In the early 20th century, the practice of majority and minority parties electing their floor leaders began, although they are not constitutional officers; the drafters of the Constitution created a bicameral Congress as a compromise between those who felt that each state, since it was sovereign, should be represented, those who felt the legislature must directly represent the people, as the House of Commons did in Great Britain.
This idea of having one chamber represent people while the other gives equal representation to states regardless of population, was known as the Connecticut Compromise. There was a desire to have two Houses that could act as an internal check on each other. One was intended to be a "People's House" directly elected by the people, with short terms obliging the representatives to remain close to their constituents; the other was intended to represent the states to such extent as they retained their sovereignty except for the powers expressly delegated to the national government. The Senate was thus not designed to serve the people of the United States equally; the Constitution provides that the approval of both chambers is necessary for the passage of legislation. First convened in 1789, the Senate of the United States was formed on the example of the ancient Roman Senate; the name is derived from Latin for council of elders. James Madison made the following comment about the Senate: In England, at this day, if elections were open to all classes of people, the property of landed proprietors would be insecure.
An agrarian law would soon take place. If these observations be just, our government ought to secure the permanent interests of the country against innovation. Landholders ought to have a share in the government, to support these invaluable interests, to balance and check the other, they ought to be so constituted. The Senate, ought to be this body. Article Five of the Constitution stipulates that no constitutional amendment may be created to deprive a state of its equal suffrage in the Senate without that state's consent; the District of Columbia and all other territories are not entitled to representation allowed to vote in either House of the Congress. The District of Columbia elects two "shadow U. S. Senators", but they are officials of the D. C. City Government and not members of the U. S. Senate; the United States has had 50 states since 1959, thus the Senate has had 100 senators since 1959. The disparity between the most and least populous states has grown since the Connecticut Compromise, which granted each state two members of the Senate and at least one member of the House of Representatives, for a total minimum of three presidential electors, regardless of population.
In 1787, Virginia had ten times the population of Rhode Island, whereas today California has 70 times the population of Wyoming, based on the 1790 and 2000 censuses. This means some citizens are two orders of magnitude better represented in the Senate than those in other states. Seats in the House of Representatives are proportionate to the population of each state, reducing the disparity of representation. Before the adoption of the Seventeenth Amendment in 1913, senators were elected by the individual state legislatures. Problems with repeated vacant seats due to the inability of a legislature to elect senators, intrastate political struggles, bribery and intimidation had led to a growing movement to amend the Constitution to allow for the direct election of senators; the party composition of the Senate during the 116th Congress: Art
Richard Alvin Tonry
Richard Alvin "Rick" Tonry was a Democratic Party politician from New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated in 1962 from Spring Hill College in Alabama. In 1967, he earned a law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, he practiced law in the New Orleans area for a decade before being elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in the first-ever nonpartisan blanket primary held at the state level in the fall of 1975. He served a year in Louisiana House District 103. In the state House, he was an unabashed supporter of organized labor and was close to Louisiana AFL-CIO leader Victor Bussie. Tonry led the push to kill a right-to-work bill in the 1976 legislative session, but those efforts failed and the bill became law without the signature of Governor Edwin W. Edwards, like Tonry, a strong supporter of organized labor and close friend of Bussie, thus Louisiana became the last southern state to adopt a right-to-work bill. Shortly after taking his state House seat, Tonry declared his candidacy for the United States Congress from Louisiana's 1st congressional district after the 36-year Democratic incumbent, Felix Edward Hébert, announced his retirement.
In the Democratic primary, Tonry upset New Orleans City Councilman James Moreau narrowly defeated Republican Bob Livingston, an assistant state attorney general, in the general election. It was one of the last congressional elections held before Louisiana adopted its nonpartisan blanket primary for Congressional elections in 1978. Tonry, investigated by the U. S. Attorney Gerald J. Gallinghouse, was accused of allowing subordinates to steal votes by stuffing ballot boxes in St. Bernard Parish, a suburb of New Orleans, he was charged with receiving illegal campaign funds beyond the $1,000 federal limit imposed per contribution. These allegation led to his resignation, his guilty pleas of campaign finance irregularities, a six-months prison sentence at the Federal Prison Camp in Montgomery, Alabama; when Tonry resigned from Congress after four months in the office, a special election was called in August 1977. Tonry ran in the Democratic primary for that race, but lost to one of his former colleagues in the state legislature, Ron Faucheux, defeated by Livingston in the special election.
This seat has remained in Republican hands since that time and is held by Steve Scalise after being held by David Vitter and Bobby Jindal. In 1983, Tonry tried to return to the Louisiana House in District 103, but finished in fourth in the nonpartisan blanket primary with 2,693 votes. Victory went to the Republican Edward Ripoll, who defeated incumbent Edward S. Bopp in a runoff election. Bopp had succeeded Tonry in the state House in 1977. Tonry died of natural causes in 2012 at the age of 77 and is interred at St. Bernard Memorial Gardens in Chalmette, Louisiana. List of American federal politicians convicted of crimes United States Congress. "Richard Alvin Tonry". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Philip J. Philbin
Philip Joseph Philbin was a Democratic U. S. Congressman from Massachusetts, he was born in Massachusetts where he attended the public and high schools. From 1917 until 1919, during the First World War, served as a seaman in the United States Navy, he went on to Harvard University, was center on the Harvard Football Team that won the Rose Bowl game in 1919 against Oregon. He graduated in 1920 and from Columbia University Law School, New York City, in 1924, he was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Boston and in Clinton, Ma. He engaged in the realty and fuel businesses and in agricultural pursuits. From 1921 through 1940, he served as the secretary, campaign manager, personal representative at intervals for Senator David I. Walsh and from 1934 though 1936, served as special counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Education and Labor, he was a referee in the United States Department of Labor in 1936 and 1937, a member of the advisory board of the Massachusetts Unemployment Compensation Commission between 1937 and 1940, in 1935 became chairman of the town of Clinton Finance Committee.
In 1942, as the Democratic nominee, Philbin was elected to the 78th United States Congress and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses. In his reelection campaign of 1970, he was unsuccessful in his primary, losing to the anti-war candidate, Father Robert Drinan, SJ. At the end of the 91st United States Congress, he served as chairman of the Committee on Armed Services, due to the death of L. Mendel Rivers on December 28, 1970, he died at home in Bolton, Massachusetts. He is buried in St. John’s Cemetery, Massachusetts. United States Congress. "Philip J. Philbin". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Huey Pierce Long Jr. nicknamed "The Kingfish", was an American politician who served as the 40th governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932 and was a member of the United States Senate from 1932 until his assassination in 1935. As the political leader of Louisiana, he commanded wide networks of supporters and was willing to take forceful action, he established the long-term political prominence of the Long family. A Democrat and an outspoken left-wing populist, Long denounced the banks. A supporter of Franklin D. Roosevelt during his first 100 days in office, Long came to believe that Roosevelt's "New Deal" policies did not do enough to alleviate the issues of the poor. In time, he developed his own solution: the "Share Our Wealth" program, which would establish a net asset tax, the earnings of which would be redistributed so as to curb the poverty and homelessness epidemic nationwide during the Great Depression. Long's Share Our Wealth plan was established on February 23, 1934 with the motto "Every Man a King."
To stimulate the economy, Long advocated federal spending on public works and colleges, old age pensions. Long argued that his plan would enable everyone to have at least a car, a radio, a home worth $5,000. Long split with Roosevelt in June 1933 to plan his own presidential bid for 1936 in alliance with the influential Catholic priest and radio commentator Charles Coughlin. Long was assassinated in 1935, his national movement soon faded, but his legacy continued in Louisiana through his wife, Senator Rose McConnell Long. Long. During Long's years in power, great strides were made in infrastructure and health care. Long was notable among southern politicians for avoiding race baiting, he sought to improve the lot of poor blacks as well as poor whites. Under Long's leadership and educational institutions were expanded, a system of charity hospitals was set up that provided health care for the poor, massive highway construction and free bridges brought an end to rural isolation, he remains a controversial figure in Louisiana history.
Long was born on August 30, 1893, near Winnfield, a small town in the north-central part of Louisiana and the seat of Winn Parish. He was the son of Huey Pierce Long Sr. and Caledonia Palestine Tison, the seventh of the couple's nine surviving children. At the time of his youth, Winn Parish was a impoverished region whose people modest Southern Baptists, were known for their cantankerous stubbornness and for being outsiders in Louisiana's political system. During the Civil War, Winn Parish had been a stronghold of Unionism in an otherwise solidly Confederate state, in the 1890s a bastion of the Populist Party, in 1912 a plurality in Winn Parish had voted for the Socialist Party's presidential candidate, Eugene Debs; the degree of poverty in Winn Parish was extreme, but in general Louisiana was a poor state, with the 1930 census showing that one-fifth of White Louisianans were illiterate, with rates for Black Louisianans being much higher. As someone, born and grew up in Winn Parish, Long inherited all of the resentments of its people against the elite in Baton Rouge who ruled Louisiana.
While Long told his followers that he came from the lowest possible social and economic stratum, the reality is that Long's family were well-off compared to others in the destitute community of Winnfield. For people of their time and socio-economic standing, Long's parents were well-educated, stressed to their child the importance of learning. For many years, Long was home-schooled. During his time in the public system, he earned a reputation as an excellent student with a remarkable memory. After growing bored with his required schoolwork, he convinced his teachers to let him skip seventh grade; when he was a student at Winnfield High School, he and his friends formed a secret society, which they broadcast to others by wearing a red ribbon. According to Long, his club's mission was "to run things, laying down certain rules the students would have to follow."The teachers at the school learned of Long's antics and warned him to obey the school and its faculty's rules. Long continued to rebel writing and distributing a flyer that criticized both his teachers and the necessity of a mandated twelfth grade.
This resulted in his expulsion in 1910. Long sought revenge by drafting up a petition calling for the principal of Winnfield High School to be removed from his post, he managed resulting in the principal being fired. Despite this success, Long never returned to high school. During his time at Winnfield High School, Long proved himself to be a capable debater, at a statewide debating competition in Baton Rouge, he won a debating scholarship to Louisiana State University; because the award did not include money for textbooks or living expenses, he was unable to attend. Long would long regret that he had been unable to pursue an education at LSU. Instead of pursuing a higher education, he spent most of the early 1910s as a traveling salesman, selling books, canned goods and patent medicines, as well as working as an auctioneer. In September 1911, Long attended seminary classes at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma at the urging of his mother, a devout Baptist. Living with his brother, Long attended the school for only a semester, went to any lectures.
After a while, Long decided he was n
The Times-Picayune is an American newspaper published in New Orleans, since January 25, 1837. The current publication is the result of the 1914 merger of The Picayune with the Times-Democrat. However, under competitive pressure from a new New Orleans edition of The Advocate, the Times-Picayune resumed daily publication in 2014; the paper and the NOLA.com website form the NOLA Media Group division of Advance Publications. The paper was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2006 for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Four of The Times-Picayune’s staff reporters received Pulitzers for breaking-news reporting for their coverage of the storm; the paper funds the Edgar A. Poe Award for journalistic excellence, presented annually by the White House Correspondents' Association. Established as The Picayune in 1837 by Francis Lumsden and George Wilkins Kendall, the paper's initial price was one picayune, a Spanish coin equivalent to 6¼¢. Under Eliza Jane Nicholson, who inherited the struggling paper when her husband died in 1876, the Picayune introduced innovations such as society reporting, children's pages, the first women's advice column, written by Dorothy Dix.
Between 1880 and 1890, the paper more than tripled its circulation. The paper became The Times-Picayune after merging in 1914 with its rival, the New Orleans Times-Democrat. In 1962, Samuel Irving Newhouse, Sr. bought the morning daily The Times-Picayune and the other remaining New Orleans daily, the afternoon States-Item. The papers were merged on June 2, 1980 and were known as The Times-Picayune/States-Item until September 30, 1986. In addition to the flagship paper, specific community editions of the newspaper are circulated and retain the Picayune name, such as the Gretna Picayune for nearby Gretna, Louisiana; the paper is a part of Advance Publications, owned by the Newhouse family, is operated through Advance's NOLA Media Group unit along with its sister website, NOLA.com. In the vernacular of its circulation area, the newspaper is called the T-P. Hurricane Katrina became a significant part of the newspaper's history, not only during the storm and its immediate aftermath, but for years afterward in repercussions and editorials.
As Hurricane Katrina approached on Sunday, August 28, 2005, dozens of the newspaper's staffers who opted not to evacuate rode out the storm in their office building, sleeping in sleeping bags and on air mattresses. Holed up in a small, sweltering interior office space—the photography department—outfitted as a "hurricane bunker," the newspaper staffers and staffers from the paper's affiliated website, NOLA.com, posted continual updates on the internet until the building was evacuated on August 30. With electrical outages leaving the presses out of commission after the storm and web staffers produced a "newspaper" in electronic PDF format. On NOLA.com, tens of thousands of evacuated New Orleans and Gulf Coast residents began using the site's forums and blogs, posting pleas for help, offering aid, directing rescuers. NOLA's nurturing of so-called citizen journalism on a massive scale was hailed by many journalism experts as a watershed, while a number of agencies credited the site with leading to life-saving rescues and reunions of scattered victims after the storm.
After deciding to evacuate on Tuesday, August 30, because of rising floodwaters and possible security threats, the newspaper and web staff set up operations at The Houma Courier and in Baton Rouge, on the Louisiana State University campus. A small team of reporters and photographers volunteered to stay behind in New Orleans to report from the inside on the city's struggle and desperation, they worked out of a private residence. The August 30, August 31, September 1 editions were not printed, but were available online, as was the paper's breaking news blog: Hurricane Katrina struck metropolitan New Orleans on Monday with a staggering blow, far surpassing Hurricane Betsy, the landmark disaster of an earlier generation; the storm flooded huge swaths of the city, as well as Slidell on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, in a process that appeared to be spreading as night fell. After three days of online-only publication, the paper began printing again, first in Houma, La. and beginning September 15, 2005, in Mobile, Ala..
The paper was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2006 for its coverage of the storm, four of its staff reporters received the award for breaking news reporting for their coverage of Hurricane Katrina, marking the first time a Pulitzer had been awarded for online journalism. In a January 14, 2006 address to the American Bar Association Communications Lawyers Forum, Times-Picayune editor Jim Amoss commented on the greatest challenge that the staff faced and continued to face as the future of New Orleans is contemplated: For us, Katrina is and will be a defining moment of our lives, a story we'll be telling till the day we die. Being a part of the plot is both riveting and unsettling. We don't yet know the end of this story... It's the story of our lives, we must both live and chronicle it. On May 24, 2012, the paper's owner, Advance Publications, announced that the print edition of the Times-Picayune would be published three days a week beginning at the end of September. News of the change was first revealed the night before in a blog post by New York Times media writer Dav