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  • Barge Hits Lock; Saltwater Intrusion Expected

    October 13, 2011 1:58 AM

    Farmers in western Vermilion Parish are bracing for saltwater intrusion, which could threaten crawfish and rice yields in the months ahead. The intrusion is expected because of damage at the Leland Bowman Lock outside of Intracoastal City, which was hit by a barge on September 30th. "It's not too... more »
  • Engineers to rappel down Washington Monument

    September 28, 2011 9:59 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Structural engineers are expected to begin rappelling down the Washington Monument to check on damage caused by last month's earthquake. Carol Johnson, a spokeswoman for the National Park Service, said Wednesday morning that a team was inside the monument and preparing to begin the work. It rained... more »
  • Germany to open doors for engineers, doctors

    June 22, 2011 9:53 AM

    BERLIN (AP) - Germany hopes to attract doctors and mechanical and electrical engineers from abroad by scrapping restrictions that made it more difficult for them to find work. Chancellor Angela Merkel's government agreed Wednesday to change immigration laws so that German companies can more easily hire engineers and doctors from... more »
  • Landry Calls Corps of Eng. "Inept" in Case of Sitting Barge

    March 29, 2011 11:43 PM

    It's been almost a year since an oil rig barge capsized in the Charenton Canal in St. Mary Parish, and today it's still there. Now parish and state leaders say they're fed up with the problem. The enormous 2,000 ton vessel has sat on it's side right in the... more »

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