Guard Troops Ordered To New Orleans
Story from CNN.com about Louisiana National Guard troops being sent to New Orleans following a rash of homicides over the weekend. Probably won't have much of an impact on ALA proceedings but certainly couldn't have come at a worse time!
ALA added this statement from the New Orleans CVB about the safety situation to the conference website. If folks exercise a little common sense and are aware of their surroundings I'm sure there won't be any safety problems at all.
There were some good conference tips on FRL the other day too. Good advice even if you've been to ALA before.
I'm off NOLA noon-ish tomorrow. If you notice my badge in the mass of folks say howdy or send me an email at dwfree(at)gmail.com.