A weekend blast; a flood of issues; other news and notes

Add the Discovery Channel to the gaggle of national media types in town this weekend and into next week, with the Sunday morning implosion of the Grand Casino’s Island View Hotel and the approaching June 1 beginning of hurricane season.

The Discovery Channel is taping a behind-the-scenes documentary on the mechanics of imploding a building.

To look back on the implosion info released yesterday, click here.

Council faces flood of issues

The issue of how high new homes may need to be constructed in a post-Katrina Biloxi will be nearing its third month of discussion and debate when the Biloxi City Council meets Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.

To see the compete agenda – nearly two dozen measures in all – can be viewed along with available resolutions by clicking here.

News and notes

The view from N’Awlins: The ongoing issues of the Biloxi recovery effort was the topic of discussion Thursday on WWL’s “Spud Show.” To listen to excerpts, click here.

Reviving the Renaissance:
Organizers of the city’s Reviving the Renaissance initiative have scheduled three town hall meetings throughout the city to present their preliminary reports. Find out more by clicking here.

The days of old:
Ready for a trip down memory lane in pre-Katrina Biloxi. “Images of Biloxi” fills the bill for those with high-speed access. To see the popular online montage of Biloxi images, click here.