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Lower 9th Ward: March 2006

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    These are stills captured from video shot March 2006 in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans specifically the area between N. Claiborne, Florida Ave, Tupelo and Tennessee.

Lower 9th Ward: August 2006

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    These are photos and stills captured from video taken August 2006 of the Lower 9th Ward specifically the area between N. Claiborne, Florida Ave, Tupelo and Tennessee.

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November 11, 2011

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That was beautiful.

These men's lives were in Futch's hands. It would have been negligent for him to do anything else but call the fight. Them's the rules.

Have to agree with LC. Excellent post. Great story.

Wow Doc, that is truly great work. Thanks.

I never liked Ali because of his mouth, which was why I liked it so much when local boxer Ken Norton broke Ali's jaw on the way to taking the title from him. Karma, I figured.

And who knows, maybe Ali's long quiet nightmare existence is another kind of payback for the way he treated Joe?

And I gotta say Okie, I don't think it would have made much of an impact on either man's life if they had staggered out for the 15th round. Jeebus, they went that far, what would 3 more minutes of abuse matter anyway?

Great piece of writing,Doc. I considered writing something about Frazier but figured you get to it and do it better. You did.

Can you tell me something, Doc?

Can you?

Can you tell me why each sentence deserves a paragraph break?

Have you not heard of paragraphs?

You know, those tools of writing that allow you to *gasp* put multiple sentences together before a graf break.

I'd really like know, honest.

No, honest, I would.

Henry-

Honestly, it's a journalism convention, particularly linked to print, that paragraphs are one sentence, two tops. In fact, in looking over this post, I was thinking a couple of these paragraphs were a bit too long. :)

When my students arrive in the intro writing class, they tend to have trouble with one-sentence paragraphs. I tell them that my greatest joy in life is when they ALWAYS start writing this way and their English, Sociology, Poli Sci and other professors write on their papers "Stop writing like a journalist!"

Usually, I win on that one.

Doc

Really Henry, it was written like the way the man fought, it seems to me, sledgehammer blows one after another to the midsection.

I think it was perfect Doc.

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