What happened on August 27, 2007
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Awaiting a commitment Jim Amoss, Jim Amoss is the editor of the Times-Picayune
Breaking the rhythm Bill Taylor, Bill Taylor is executive director of a 10-year-old musicians' co-op and nonprofit offshoot of the legendary New Orleans nightclub Tipitina's.
Needed: A 50-year flood plan Robert Bea, Robert Bea, an engineering professor at UC Berkeley, co-authored a 2006 study that found that New Orleans' levees, even after planned repairs, were unlikely to withstand another Katrina.
Which way from sub-prime? Lawrence H. Summers, Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers is a contributing editor to Opinion.
Residents take matters into their hands Charles Allen, Charles Allen is president of the Holy Cross Neighborhood Assn. in the Lower 9th Ward.
The Big Easy gets busy Julia Reed, Julia Reed is a contributing editor to Vogue and Newsweek. Her latest book, "The House on First Street, My New Orleans Story," is due out in early 2008.
Doomsday still looms Douglas Brinkley, Douglas Brinkley, professor of history at Rice University, is the author of "The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast."