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Not to be outdone by the Perdido Key beach mouse, the flatwoods salamander is making claim in the Holley-Navarre fire district right where a fire station is planned to be built.

According to Holley-Navarre Fire Commission Chairman James Fix, the fire district will pay an expert $1,200 to tell them where wetlands are and if specific acreage given to the fire district contains land vital to the flatwoods salamander.

Saudi blogger ‘detained’ for blogging. Free Fouad.

And for a laugh, Mad TV’s alternate ending to the Wizard of Oz. h/t to Sheri


New Orleans Sees Progress, From Within

A success story for New Orleans and the citizens in the 9th Ward.  A new clinic opened up there, in a nurse’s home.  The other part of this story is to illustrate the point of how people taking action to help themselves can get the job done, and get it done far quicker and cheaper than the federal government can do.  Hats off to Patricia Berryhill for making change in New Orleans, and opening The Lower 9th Ward Health Clinic in what used to be her home.

related link: New Orleans Nurses Turn Home Into Clinic