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Friday, September 02, 2005

The Geographically Challenged Media

This just came in from the comments, and I want to share it more widely. Not only has she given some useful information generally, she has pointed out an issue has been frustrating me for some time.

"The Subway fire on Tchoupitoulas near the W Hotel was NOT put out. There is no water pressure for them to use to do this. In fact the fire consumed the Subway bldg up to the roof and then caught the adjacent building on fire as well. No word yet if that ever stopped.

Also, there was a warehouse on fire. The news kept saying it was in Algiers, but when they zoomed in on the building, there was a 947- phone number on the wall, which is a Bywater extension. I think the curves in the river messed up their orientation. Then again, one reporter said that Metairie was on the Westbank!"

I was actually on the phone at one point today with Algiers, hearing about the fire across the river as they looked at it. Simultaneously, I saw a ticker update across the tv screen about the fire burning "across the river from the French Quarter". No wonder people can't figure out what's going on!

Just wanted to rant for a sec - all done now.

More later...


  • At 7:59 PM, Blogger LSUGal said;

    You may be frustrated - I had to laugh. Anyone who is familiar with the point knows that the fire could not have possibly been there - no train yard.

  • At 8:14 PM, Blogger 400blockElmira said;

    the Algiers fire they were speaking of
    was actually close to the Nocca campus in the Mariny

  • At 9:29 AM, Blogger MarkFlorida said;

    Does anyone know Brian Feeney on Eliza St? What's the stauts in Tall Timbers, Grand Canyon Dr specifically.

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