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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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SPORTS
May 14, 2015 | By Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
The Soul have acquired offensive lineman Daverin Geralds from New Orleans for defensive lineman Caleb Bostic. Geralds, 27, can play center, guard and fullback. He played collegiately at Mississippi. The Soul also are expected to sign free-agent defensive lineman Uriah Grant, 26, who played in the CFL last season and was a teammate of Geralds at Ole Miss. -Ed Barkowitz
NEWS
April 30, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Peter Parisi, 92, of Drexel Hill, a wartime athlete, and a retired teacher and truant officer with the Philadelphia School District, died of pneumonia Friday, April 17, at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. A South Philadelphia native, Mr. Parisi was the son of Italian immigrants. He grew up above Parisi's Sanitary Bakery, which his father owned and operated, and attended South Philadelphia High School. Very early, Mr. Parisi attracted attention as a star catcher on several baseball teams in Philadelphia, and that prowess on the diamond stood him in good stead once he joined the Navy in 1942.
SPORTS
April 28, 2015
TOMMY TAGGART rushed for 47 yards and three touchdowns and Dan Raudabaugh threw for five scores as the visiting Soul beat New Orleans, 55-42, yesterday. Xavier Boyce had four catches for 59 yards and two touchdowns and Ryan McDaniel chipped in 6-56-1 as the Soul (5-0) played without leading receiver Marco Thomas, who is nursing a hamstring injury. Soul coach Clint Dolezel said that Thomas would have been available had it been a playoff game. LaRico Stevenson led the Soul's defense with nine tackles and an interception.
SPORTS
April 26, 2015
Who: Soul (4-0) at New Orleans VooDoo (1-3) When: Sunday at 4 p.m. Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans TV: None Standings: Soul first in American East; VooDoo last in American East. Last week: Soul defeated Cleveland, 63-48; VooDoo lost to Tampa Bay, 42-13. Last meetings: Soul defeated VooDoo, 79-60, on May 11, 2014. 3 stars: Soul - QB Tim Raudabaugh (105-161, 1,250 yards, 29 touchdowns, 3 INT); WR Marco Thomas (44-481, 9 TD); WR Ryan McDaniel (36-449, 12 TD)
NEWS
April 8, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
The national controversy that clouded the run-up to a Final Four that concluded Monday night in Indianapolis wasn't the first collision between basketball and civil-rights politics. In Louisiana in 1956, as in Indiana 59 years later, a four-team basketball tournament involving a favored Kentucky team was engulfed in a political storm, though the divisive issue then was race and not sexual preference. And as in Indiana, where a recent religious-freedom law was widely seen as discriminatory against homosexuals, the Louisiana dispute involved changing cultural mores, a conservative legislature, worried civic and business leaders and, ultimately, government intervention that saved the event.
SPORTS
March 30, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEVELAND - 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie got it right. Everyone else undervalued Nerlens Noel. Maybe it was because he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee the last time we saw him on the court at Kentucky. Maybe it had something to do with the 6-foot-11 center's tipping the scales at just 206 pounds at the 2013 NBA draft combine. Somewhere along the line, Noel's perceived value diminished. That led to the projected first overall pick's plummeting all the way down to the New Orleans Pelicans at the sixth spot.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2015 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Kids can party Mardi Gras-style Saturday with Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards. Enjoy sounds from the Crescent City with this New Orleans jazz band. The musicians' high-energy show, blending different sounds, ranging from zydeco to bebop to swing will keep youngsters and their caretakers dancing. Jazzy Ash infuses some of her Trinidadian background in her grooves, so get ready to boogie. WXPN's Kids Corner, the Fids and Kamily Awards, and Metro Kids magazine all honored Jazzy Ash's 2014 album, Home , in year-end lists.
NEWS
February 20, 2015 | By Shaun Brady, For The Inquirer
With a couple of inches of fresh snow on the ground, Tuesday must not have felt much like Mardi Gras to Irvin Mayfield. But the trumpeter/bandleader did his best to bring the warmth of his native New Orleans to the Kimmel Center, with a raucous performance that was equal parts traditional and irreverent. Mayfield follows in the footsteps of fellow New Orleanian Wynton Marsalis in his efforts to marry jazz performance with education and outreach. The 37-year-old established the New Orleans Jazz Institute at the University of New Orleans in 2008, has opened two venues in the city, and was named by President Obama to the National Council on the Arts.
NEWS
February 8, 2015 | By Shaun Brady, For The Inquirer
During a brief discussion before his Annenberg Center performance on Thursday, Branford Marsalis offered a simple formula for the music he prefers: "If I can sing it, it's good; if I can't sing it, I reject it. " Dogmatic pronouncements on music seem to come with the Marsalis name, but where younger brother Wynton is the jazz fundamentalist, saxophonist Branford likes to play the cranky provocateur. That's epitomized in the title of his quartet's most recent release, Four MFs Playin' Tunes , which seems to promise un-selfconscious musicianship with a dose of puckish attitude.
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