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    Stephen Perry New Orleans

    New Orleans Tourism Gushes Success Despite Oil Misperceptions Stephen Perry, President and C.E.O. of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau BACKGROUND: If you travel to New Orleans in search of the oil disaster, you will be happily disappointed. But if you travel to New Orleans in search of fabulous restaurants, spectacular family attractions, iconic architecture and live music, your efforts will be greatly rewarded. August, 2010 finds New Orleans at the top of its tourism game – and 100 miles from any traces of the oil disaster in The Gulf of Mexico. Yet, The Crescent City once again finds itself reminding the world it is open for the business…

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    Hurricane Katrina: The Drive: New Orleans Lower 9th Ward

    A painful irony of post-Katrina New Orleans is how few people throughout the country understand the extent of what has happened to the city. Many people do not realize that, nearly 10 months later, things are not back to normal in New Orleans. As America’s attention fades from Hurricane Katrina’s impact, a disabled New Orleans continues to struggle for survival. In many respects, New Orleans is alive and kicking. People are moving home, schools are opening, cultural activities have returned and, in some neighborhoods, life has a sense of near normalcy; however, all it takes is a short drive outside of the French Quarter or Uptown to witness extensive loss…

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    Obama's New Orleans Town Hall – Full Video

    THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Hello, New Orleans! Back in the Big Easy — it's good to see you all. (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for the warm welcome. Please, everybody have a seat — who can have a seat here. If you don't have a seat, then make yourself comfortable. It is so good to see all of you. I've got a couple of — (applause) — I've got some special, special folks who are with us here today, so I just want to make sure that I announce them all. First of all, I want to thank Chancellor Tim Ryan and all of the staff here…

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