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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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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.
NEWS
March 20, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, TV Critic
Fox, the network that let the Prince of Darkness out of Hades to fight crime in Lucifer , presents The Passion , a two-hour musical retelling of the Easter story that will air live at 8 p.m. Sunday from New Orleans. There's probably more at work here than balancing some cosmic scales, the way the late producer Aaron Spelling tried to do in capping a career of sexy schlock like Melrose Place, Dynasty, and, yes, Satan's School for Girls with the prudish schlock of 7th Heaven . They don't call it broadcasting for nothing, and in the age of time-shifting, those who need a bigger-than-cable audience to pay the bills are looking to live events.
SPORTS
March 4, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
The Delaware 87ers are taking a look at Baron Davis. The former NBA all-star point guard signed and practiced with the 76ers' NBA Development League affiliate on Wednesday. Davis, 36, is expected to play for the Sevens on Friday in a home game against Iowa. Davis has not played since he tore the anterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament, and patellar tendon in his right knee as a New York Knick in 2012. The two-time NBA all-star, who signed with the D-League in January, has been working on his fitness in an attempt to make a comeback.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Anders Osborne may have been born in Sweden, but since arriving in New Orleans in 1985 - where he's now part of Louisiana's firmament - he's become one of the sturdiest, much-loved voices of rough-and-tumble Americana, buoyant blues and MOR rock. Recording plucky albums like 2013's Peace , being a pal-participant to Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, playing Ardmore Music Hall on Saturday with Amy Helm - herself, a scion and patron saint of Nu-Americana as the daughter of the late, legendary Levon Helm - all show what Osborne has become since landing in the United States.
SPORTS
February 26, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, Daily News Columnist
YOU CAN just envision the 76ers first practice after the All-Star break last Thursday. It was held in New Orleans' Smoothie King Arena, scheduled to start at the exact time the trading deadline expired and not long after the Sixers had arrived from Philadelphia. So at the time the practice was scheduled to start, delayed a bit because players were still getting dressed and taped, almost all were glued to their cell phones, checking websites and texting agents to see if they were going to remain with the Sixers.
SPORTS
February 24, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
THERE'S A LOT Malcolm Jenkins doesn't know yet about the Eagles' new defensive setup, Jenkins said, but he does know that his play and leadership are valued here. That was enough for Jenkins to seek a new contract, announced at five years, signed on Monday. "Philly's a team that I really want to be on for a long run . . . I told (agent Ben Dogra) if the feeling's mutual, I'd love to get something long-term done," Jenkins said at a Nova-Care news conference. A source close to the situation said Jenkins, 28, will make about $35 million over the first four years of the pact, with $21 million guaranteed.
SPORTS
February 24, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Malcolm Jenkins is known as someone who likes to take charge, so it should come as no surprise that the Eagles safety's new five-year deal was negotiated at his urging. After completing the second year of a three-year contract, Jenkins told his agent he wanted to remain in Philadelphia beyond 2016. "If the feeling is mutual," Jenkins said, "I'd love to get something long-term. " The feeling was mutual. Jenkins, 28, agreed to a five-year deal on Monday that could keep him in Philadelphia through 2020.
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