- Reporter's Notebook: Bush Administration Announces Plan to Strengthen New Orleans' Levees
After President Bush pledged another $1.5 billion to rebuild the levees destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Ray Nagin told residents that it's time to "come back to the Big Easy." Also at the White House meeting were the Secretary of Homeland Security, head of the Army Corps of Engineers and Donald Powell, who heads federal efforts at reconstruction in New Orleans. Mark Schleifstein covers the environment for the Times-Picayune.
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