Slabbed issues an Amber Alert for Christopher William Campbell of Harahan Louisiana

Missing Child Christopher William Campbell

Bryan at ProjectNOLA.com contacted us asking for our help in publicizing a child that has gone missing in a parental abduction. Please note that even though the Times Picayune reported an Amber alert was issued, project NOLA is reporting on their Facebook page such was not the case until days after the fact and then it was a level II alert which does not go out in the media

With that background lets visit with Michelle Hunter at the Times Picayune

Authorities are searching for Christopher William Campbell, according to Lt. Michael Fejka, an investigator with the department. 

Share Christopher has close-cut brown hair and brown eyes. He is 4 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 50 pounds. 

He was reported missing by his mother, Monica Campbell, Metairie, after his father Christopher Scott Campbell, 37, of New Orleans, failed to return the boy after a weekend visit, Fejka said. Continue reading “Slabbed issues an Amber Alert for Christopher William Campbell of Harahan Louisiana”

"The failure is complete" Part 3 – Coast resident acts to keep oil off land!

After reading The Failure is Complete Part 2, I found this follow-up to Sop’s post on the  law comic’s Scribble Beach

With thanks to the law comic from the “slicked and slabbed” of the Gulf states, you’ll find why we haven’t seen our “big oil”-loving- former-veep Dick Cheney on the beach below the jump. Continue reading “"The failure is complete" Part 3 – Coast resident acts to keep oil off land!”

Slicked and Slabbed news miscallany: Oil in the food chain, whale sharks and great minds thinking alike.

Folks there is so much news out there besides what we’re focusing on in detail I thought a post with links to what I am reading may help our many out of area readers get a flavor for what is really happening on the ground.

First up is oil in the food chain as the Sun Herald’s Geoff Pender reports that oil is coating crab larvae, a favorite food of fish and birds alike. Frankly this is terrible news.

So while it looks as though we’ll be without fresh local crabs for a while I highly recommend the Crab Fest being held this weekend on the grounds of Our Lady of the Gulf Church in Bay St Louis.  A crowd favorite is the Crab Roule’ booth which is staffed by local luminaries that never forget their ties to the ordinary people in their community. For those not initiated in the ways of the coast, Crab Roule’ is the crustacean version of the chicken drop sans “the drop” and is great fun. If you in the City or off the coast come on over because there is lots of great food, art booths, rides for the kids, live music etc. and is very family friendly (which on the coast means the adults can eat seafood and imbibe adult beverages while the kids have a blast).

Next up is Anita Lee’s story in today’s Sun Herald which extensively quotes Fred McCallister of Allegiance Capital Corporation and his analysis of BP’s spill response as it relates to protecting their bottom line.  Anita is what Nowdy would call a true Katrina warrior and her reporting on insurers after Katrina was simply excellent. Continue reading “Slicked and Slabbed news miscallany: Oil in the food chain, whale sharks and great minds thinking alike.”