8/29 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

It was one year ago today Hurricane Katrina pummeled the Gulf Coast region. Weeks later, City Pages spoke to some of the evacuees to compile New Orleans: Survivor Stories, first-hand accounts of those trapped in the city after Katrina—what they did, what they saw, and how they stayed alive.

THESE DAYS

European footballers have frozen stem cells from their newborn babies to use in case of their own career-threatening sports injuries.

A Government Accountability Office probe of the White House's anti-drug media campaign has found that the $1 billion-plus spent on the effort so far has not been effective in reducing teen drug use.

Turning off the television, picking up a crossword puzzle, and eating more fish could be the keys to a better memory, an Australian survey has found.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Jim Braaten took the kids fishing in northern Minnesota recently. Read about the trip and the childhood memories it triggered at the Sportsman's Blog.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

The Top 100 Wikipedia articles by page views

Will Ferrell pitching Macs (versus parfaits)

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"None of us should feel good about where we stand now."

-- NAACP President and CEO Bruce S. Gordon, on the recovery of New Orleans one year after Katrina


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