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Big Easy sees meetings, conventions decrease

NEW ORLEANS — Attendance at meetings and conventions in New Orleans dropped in 2009 as travelers and exhibitors took a tighter hold on their money. Tourism officials say that although the city played host to more meetings in 2009 than in the previous three years following Hurricane Katrina, attendance dropped 10 to 25 percent, depending on the event. Following Katrina, ...

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Taylor writes letter to President Obama

In wake of Hurricane Katrina, Coast Democrat urges reform to National Flood Insurance Program WASHINGTON — Just before President Obama’s visit to New Orleans Oct. 15, Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) wrote the President urging the administration to reform the National Flood Insurance Program and revisit the Taylor-written Multiple Peril Insurance Act of 2009. Taylor says his act is a “proposed ...

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