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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Attempted Break In on Nelson

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Commander Noel:
This morning at 8:30 am there was an attempted break in.  

Police were called.
Item # B-26512-13
Signal 27-62R
RTF report
Officers Mason Suell and I. Magana
Crime scene officer was Parker - Dusted for finger prints
House has an alarm system.  Windows on street side have burglar bars but windows on neighborhood side are small paned windows that are seriously painted shut.

Description of perpetrator:
African American Male
Med-light blue and white hoodie, possibly wool
Wide spread nose
Late teens to early twenties
Approx. 5'8" to 5'10" hunched over
possible green fatigue pants
Was carrying a metal hammer used to break glass and attempted breaking of latch and wood work.

Friday, February 8, 2013

How to build community

Turn off your TV.... leave your house!

If you needed another excuse.....It's carnival time!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Duh! But of course bike lanes increase cycling


See article below By John Pope, | The Times-Picayune
on February 06, 2013 at 3:46 PM

"The number of daily bicycle riders on South Carrollton Avenue increased threefold after the addition of mile-long bike lanes, a Tulane University study has found. The results are in the online edition of Annals of Behavioral Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal.
bikelane2.jpgCyclists take advantage of a South Carrollton Avenue bike lane.

The study was conducted over 10 days in September 2009 and September 2010, before and after the lanes were installed.
In addition to counting bikers on South Carrollton Avenue, researchers from Tulane's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine kept track of the number of cyclists on Dublin and Short streets, which run parallel to it on each side of the avenue, to give a larger picture of cycling activity.

The Tulane team found an overall daily increase of 110 percent on all three streets, but a 225 percent rise -- from 79 per day in 2009 to 257 in 2010 -- after the bike lanes had been installed, said Kathryn Parker, assistant director of Tulane's Prevention Research Center and the study's leader.
The study showed that bike lanes promote physical activity and that, with the bike lanes, more cyclists were riding in the proper direction -- with traffic.
Since 2008, New Orleans has added more than 37 miles of bike lanes on 16 streets. An earlier study of St. Claude Avenue's bike lanes showed a 57 percent increase in daily ridership."

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Burglary SIMPLE BURGLARY B0653413 8300 BLOCK OF PRITCHARD PL New Orleans Police 2/5/2013 10:28:00 AM Map It

Scholarship Opportunities

NORDC Teen Council:

Please see below important information and links for scholarship opportunities.

Visit the following sites to find scholarships you may be able to apply for: ( Special thanks to Ms. Rachel, Anthony Bates mother, for providing the below information)

Gates Millennium Scholars Program:
UNCF (United Negro College Fund):
American Indian Graduate Center Scholars:
Hispanic Scholarship Fund:
Fast Web:
Ron Brown Scholar Program:
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships:
McDonald's Education Scholarships:
Target Scholarships:
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation:
State Farm Insurance Achievement scholarships:
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship
Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation:
Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarship:
Student Investors Scholarships:
Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships:
Harry S. Truman Scholarship:
Tylenol Scholarship:
NIH Undergraduate Program:
Microsoft Scholarship
William Randolph Hearts Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students:
GE Funds and LULAC Scholarship Program:
Burger King Scholars Program:
Presidential Freedom Scholarships:
La Raza Youth Scholarship: www.;
Harvest of Hope Foundation:
Collegiate Investors Competition
Latino American Education Foundation: www.leaf.orgHispanic Scholarship Fund:
Best Buy:

Gates Scholarship

Horatio Alger

Chase Louisiana

James S. Kemper

Chase Grant(Foster Care) with the state of Louisiana

Vocational Rehabilitation (students with disability)

Apple at Dublin

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This commercial vehicle consistently parks over the sidewalk.
It has been reported to the NOPD Quality of Life Office.

Earhart at Dante

Ok... why can't folks just do the right thing?

This "billboard" should NOT be parked on the grass and blocking the sidewalk.
This has been reported to the NOPD Quality of Life Officer.

Earhart at Dante 1 (2)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Guns don't kill people, Bullets do.

Let's take a step back look at this logically.

Gun's don't kill people, bullets do.
Without bullets a gun is just a fancy stick.

I have to provide my drivers license to get over the counter cold & sinus medication for my family to in order protect society from the possibility that this cold & sinus medication could potentially be used to convert Pseudoephedrine into methamphetamine;
Why shouldn't people who buy bullets need to provide their drivers license to protect the society from being killed with bullets?

Forget the NRA. Stop arguing over the 2nd amendment and the right to bear arms. Stop talking about GUN control.

The US sells Pseudoephedrine only in pharmacies and Louisiana requires the purchaser to provide their Drivers License. This is done for a substance that can only cause harm in society if a rather arduous (and stinky) process is used to converted it to crystal meth.
So why not sell ammunition at registered locations (the equivalent of pharmacies) and require a Drivers License to buy the ammunition.  All someone with a bullet has to do is put it in the gun; no processing required.  And we know BULLETS KILL PEOPLE.