An Odd but Fun Measure of Progress
A month or so ago, the Times Picayune ran a rather interesting OpEd. Unfortunately, I can't find it online, but it's just as well: I can still tell you about it. I believe it was written by a photographer. He said ever since the storm, he has read the entire front page of the paper each day, looking for the word "Katrina." In October - well over a year after the storm - he finally saw the day where the K-word did NOT appear on the paper's front page. There were days where it only appeared once, or showed up only in the story teasers at the top of the page, but it was always there. He was so excited to finally see the day the word was not on the front page - although the phrase "since the flood" did show up once. It's an odd measure of progress, but a fun one.
Also, this article from a Kentucky newspaper does a pretty good job listing much of the progress that still needs to be made in New Orleans. It's a quick read, and is sort of a laundry list. Please click and check it out, thanks!