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September 2, 2005
AS NEW ORLEANS turns from a natural disaster to a human disaster, some are asking the farsighted question: Should the city be rebuilt? House Speaker Dennis Hastert yesterday told a suburban Illinois newspaper that on the issue of federal assistance in rebuilding New Orleans "We ought to take a second look at it. But you know we build Los Angeles and San Francisco on top of earthquake fissures and they rebuild too. Stubbornness. " Hastert is now facing some harsh criticism for suggesting that the Big Easy should be allowed to remain a big pond.
SPORTS
March 22, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Ben Crenshaw converted a fast start into a 5-under-par 67 and a 2-stroke lead yesterday in the third round of the $500,000 USF&G Classic in New Orleans. Crenshaw birdied three of the first five holes, sinking a 20-footer on the 5th. He also dropped a 25-footer for a birdie on the 10th, then played the last eight holes in par. Ronnie Black was second after shooting a 69 for a 203 total. Tom Watson, a two-time winner in New Orleans, moved up with a 66 that put him in a four-man group at 204, 3 shots back going into today's final round.
SPORTS
May 13, 2014
THE SECONDARY had its best game of the season as the Soul heads into a crucial stretch of the schedule with a 79-60 win over New Orleans on Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center. Rayshaun Kizer and James Romain had two interceptions, each returning one for a touchdown, to lead the season-best scoring outburst. The Soul's defense came into the game with just three interceptions in the first seven games. V'Keon Lacey chipped in a special-teams TD on a fumble recovery. Running back Derrick Ross scored three touchdowns and Dan Raudabaugh threw five scores and no picks as the Soul evened its record to 4-4. New Orleans fell to 1-6. The Soul hosts Tampa Bay (3-5)
NEWS
May 12, 1987 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cardinal John Krol was hospitalized in New Orleans on Sunday when he suffered "a weak spell" after celebrating a Baccalaureate Mass that morning at Xavier University, aides said. Cardinal Krol, 76, leader of the Philadelphia archdiocese's 1.35 million Catholics, was listed in stable condition yesterday at Hotel Dieu Hospital, where he was undergoing tests, hospital spokeswoman Kathleen Brown said. "I am authorized to say only that he is in stable conditon," Brown said. "He came in because of weakness.
NEWS
September 20, 2005 | MARK ALAN HUGHES
MANY OF the plans for rebuilding the Gulf Coast beg the question, who decides? Who pays is also important. And so is who gets paid. But the fundamental "who decides?" question will determine the answers to all the others. Pundits have now offered just about every possible option for the rebuilding, including exactly as it was, no rebuilding at all, a Key West or Venice tourist museum, a 21st-century model city. I favor the Venice strategy. It seems the best way to face all the competing realities, including preserving the historic areas, which were least affected by the flooding and will be the most missed by the world; creating, largely from scratch and on higher ground, a modern economic metropolis to exploit the advantages of sitting between the Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico, and restoring the Delta ecosystem to help tame the consequences of the next big storm.
SPORTS
November 20, 1990 | By Gwen Knapp, Inquirer Staff Writer Inquirer staff writer Mike Jensen contributed to this article
Levan Alston, the point guard who helped Simon Gratz win the Public League boys' basketball championship last season, yesterday signed a letter of intent to attend the University of New Orleans. Another area player, Kevin Lewis, a 6-foot, 11-inch senior at Glen Mills, will sign a letter of intent tomorrow to attend the University of Rhode Island, Glen Mills coach Tom Mann said yesterday. Lewis played only three games for Germantown High last year before leaving the team and has yet to play a game for Glen Mills; he attracted college attention while playing in the Sonny Hill League this summer.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 2006 | By Rob Watson INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke may not be the most joyous gift you could give this holiday season, but it might be one of the most important. The three-disc set is not only the most personal account of the unnatural disaster that hit New Orleans, it is also the most complete. Lee's documentary, shown on HBO, is as much an indictment of local, state and federal officials as it is a tribute to the people of the Big Easy and their endurance in impossible and horrific circumstances.
NEWS
December 9, 1990 | By Donald D. Groff, Special to The Inquirer
We're planning to visit New Orleans soon, and have two questions: How can we tour the cemeteries there, and what's the weather like at this time of year? B.S., Elkins Park New Orleans' cemeteries are famous for their above-ground crypts, necessary because of marshy ground in the delta city. The structures and inscriptions can be very interesting, and some of the cemeteries hold dignitaries. Among them are St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, 400 Basin St., with the remains of Etienne de Bore, the city's first mayor, and Marie Laveau, a 19th-century voodoo queen.
NEWS
August 28, 1987 | By BEN YAGODA, Daily News Movie Critic
"The Big Easy," a suspense drama starring Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin and Ned Beatty. Directed by Jim McBride. Screenplay by Daniel Petrie Jr. Running time: 96 minutes. A Columbia release. At area theaters. The Big Easy" is New Orleans. You know, the town where "dancing's a way of life. " The town where "folks have a certain way of doing things. " The town that's "a marvelous environment for coincidences. " When characters in a movie are as dead set on defining their city as the ones in "The Big Easy" are, you know you'd better pay attention; chances are that the town's supposed characteristics are meant to tie into the theme of the movie.
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NEWS
June 26, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
The Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter and bandleader from New Orleans appears Wednesday at South, the North Broad Street club that will also host Nnenna Freelon and Gerald Veasley on Thursday. Southrestaurant.net.
NEWS
June 10, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Don't take those red Solo cups out to the Boardwalk just yet. For the second time, the Atlantic City Council pulled off its agenda an ordinance that would permit open containers of alcohol on the Boardwalk. In a consolation prize of sorts, the council did agree Wednesday night to extend Boardwalk summer bicycle hours from the current 6 a.m.-until-10 a.m. to 6 a.m. to noon, consistent with neighboring Ventnor's hours. The open-container ordinance was first proposed last month, but was pulled by Council President Marty Small to allow further input.
NEWS
June 8, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 8, for Hubert Joseph "Bud" DiGiacomo, 90, a retired Navy Reserve officer and Philadelphia Water Department foreman, who died Saturday, May 28. Mr. DiGiacomo, of Rhawnhurst, died of complications of Alzheimer's disease at St. John Neumann Nursing Home on Roosevelt Boulevard. Born and reared in Kensington, Mr. DiGiacomo attended Ascension of Our Lord grade school and Northeast Catholic High School for Boys. He left high school in September 1943 to join the Navy and fight in World War II. After training at boot camp in Sampson, N.Y., he was deployed to New Orleans in 1944 to serve as a motor machinist's mate aboard the LCT-742 (a landing craft for tanks)
FOOD
May 27, 2016 | By Michael Klein, Staff Writer
Ruth's Chris Steak House returns to Center City early next month, taking space on a revitalized stretch of Market Street just north of Rittenhouse Square. Marsha Brown is making a multimillion-dollar investment, just as she did three decades ago when she arrived from the chain's hometown, New Orleans. Back then, though, the location itself did not matter, she said. She fell hard for the Beaux Arts office tower at Broad and Spruce Streets built for the Atlantic Refining Co. The neighborhood was far from prime.
NEWS
April 29, 2016 | By Kathy Boccella, Staff Writer
When the Big Easy calls, a true jazzman cannot refuse - even if he's in the throes of diaper changes and midnight feedings of his 2-week-old, first-born daughter. With North Penn High School's award-winning Navy Jazz Band slated to perform at the venerated New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival this week, on a main stage - a first-ever honor for a school ensemble from outside the Crescent City - band director David DiValentino knew he had to put paternity leave on hold. His wife, he said, commanded him to "Go!
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2016
It may still be a bit too chilly to nap on the beach in Cape May, but the Exit Zero Jazz Festival offers a swinging kickoff to summer. This year's spring edition offers a typically diverse lineup, ranging from straight-ahead jazz to classic blues and soul and New Orleans grooves. Here are some highlights to lure you to the Shore a few weekends early: Joey Alexander. The Indonesian-born piano prodigy, 12, amazed the Cape May audience last year with an opening set. He returns with a pair of Grammy nominations and a 60 Minutes profile under his belt.
NEWS
April 11, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
Gary Harrison was a rookie Philadelphia police officer when he was shot in the face while on duty in 1991. That night, he was visited in the hospital by then-Commissioner Willie Williams, and Officer Harrison told his boss, "Don't take me off the street," his brother recalled. Mr. Harrison, 50, maintained that dedication to policing for more than 25 years and was still active on the force when he suddenly fell ill Sunday, April 3, with pneumonia while on vacation in New Orleans.
SPORTS
April 9, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
There was appreciation Thursday when the 76ers spoke of Sam Hinkie, who resigned Wednesday as the team's general manager. It makes sense since it was Hinkie who brought the players and coach Brett Brown to Philadelphia. On this day, the Sixers' three-year record of 47-195 during Hinkie's tenure wasn't foremost on their minds. "When I saw him I always wanted to play to the best of my ability to always please Sam," said forward-center Nerlens Noel, who was a draft-day acquisition in 2013 from the New Orleans Pelicans in Hinkie's first draft.
NEWS
March 20, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, TELEVISION CRITIC
The live TV musical trend takes a new direction this weekend as Fox marks Christians' Palm Sunday with The Passion , a two-hour retelling of the Easter story. This time, it takes place in New Orleans and stars Jencarlos Canela, a Cuban American singer and star of NBC's Telenovela , as Jesus. What can we expect when it airs at 8 p.m.? Here's what we know so far: 1. Though the Lenten tradition of the Passion Play goes back many centuries, the format for Fox's version comes from the Netherlands, the country that also gave the world Big Brother . Each year since 2011, the story of Jesus' death and resurrection has been reenacted three days before Easter in a different Dutch city, broadcast live, accompanied by pop-music performances.
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