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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
January 22, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
NEW YORK - The New York Knicks had lost 16 consecutive games when Jose Calderon, one of their starting guards, spotted up in the right corner and caught a bounce pass from Carmelo Anthony against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday. Calderon had missed eight of his nine shots in the game. The Knicks had once led by 15 points and, even though neither Anthony Davis nor Jrue Holiday was playing for New Orleans, now led by one. There were 38.7 seconds left in regulation. If Calderon missed the shot, no one at Madison Square Garden would have expected the Knicks to win. No one. After 16 straight curveballs, who still sits on a fastball?
SPORTS
January 20, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Since Jeffrey Lurie took over as the Eagles owner in 1994, the team has been to the playoffs 12 times in 21 years. Only four teams - New England, Green Bay, Indianapolis, and Pittsburgh - have been there more. Unlike the other four, the Eagles have not won the Super Bowl. Here's a list of how all 32 teams have performed during the Lurie era.    Winning               NFL    Seasons   Playoffs   Final 8   Final 4   Final 2   champions New England    18   16    13    10   7   3 Green Bay    17    16    11    6    3    2    Indianapolis    16    16    10    5    2   1    Pittsburgh    15    13   10    8    4    2    EAGLES    13    12    8    5    1    0    Denver     12    11    8    4    3    2    Baltimore     11    10   9    4    2   2    Dallas    11    10    6    2   1   1    Kansas City     11    7    3   0   0   0    Miami     11    8   4   0   0   0    Minnesota    11    10   6   3   0   0    N.Y. Giants    10    8   4   3   3   2    N.Y. Jets     10    7   5   3   0   0    San Diego    10    8    6   2   1   0    San Francisco    10    10   9   5   2   1   ...
SPORTS
January 18, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eventually the expectations will increase and the bar will be raised, but, for now, each 76ers win is usually considered a positive and still somewhat surprising development. The Sixers often enter these tussles outmanned, but they are starting to play better together. The Sixers even achieved a first this season - leading from start to finish during a 96-81 victory over the banged-up New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center. This is a team that can still look out of sorts, such as in recent losses to Milwaukee and Atlanta.
SPORTS
January 17, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
As his New Orleans Pelicans teammates practiced early Thursday afternoon at Temple's Liacouras Center, Anthony Davis slipped out the front doors with a trainer for a few minutes of treatment on some part of his 6-foot-10, 220-pound body. Before Davis reentered the building, a passerby - not a college student, but a middle-aged man - stopped him on the front steps and asked for an autograph. It was an understandable request. When the best 21-year-old basketball player in the world strides past you, you want something, even a signature, to preserve the moment.
SPORTS
January 14, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
STOP DREAMING. There is no way the Eagles can move up high enough in the draft to get Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. The Heisman Trophy winner might indeed be the perfect quarterback for the system of Eagles coach Chip Kelly. And now that he is the Eagles' newly anointed grand pooh-bah of football matters, Kelly may indeed be willing to do whatever it takes to move up in the draft to select Mariota. But Kelly does not operate in a vacuum. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold the top pick in the 2015 draft, and they are not dropping 19 spots in the draft in a deal with the Eagles.
SPORTS
December 21, 2014
THE SOUL will open the 2015 season with a pair of road games before welcoming in Jacksonville for its home opener on Saturday, April 12. The team's 18-game schedule includes byes in Weeks 15 and 18. In fact, the entire league is off in Week 15, which is the July 4 weekend. Three teams from last season - Iowa, Pittsburgh, and San Antonio - are not fielding teams in 2015. The AFL scrapped divisions and instead will have two six-team conferences. The Soul will be in the American Conference with Cleveland, Jacksonville, New Orleans, Orlando and Tampa Bay. The National Conference consists of three-time defending champ Arizona, Los Angeles, Portland, San Jose, Spokane and Las Vegas, an expansion team.
SPORTS
December 8, 2014
When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Where: New Orleans. Records: Temple (5-6, 3-4 American Athletic Conference); Tulane (3-8, 2-5 AAC) TV: ESPN2; Radio: WPHT –AM (1210) Coaches: Temple, Matt Rhule (2d season, 7-17), Tulane, Curtis Johnson (3d season, 12-24) Series: Tulane leads the series, 1-0. Tulane won, 20-14, in New Orleans, on Jan. 1, 1935. Three Things to Watch The Green Wave (16 INTs, 27 takeaways) will test the accuracy of Temple QB P.J. Walker (14 INTs)
SPORTS
December 7, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Of the 83 players who have appeared in Temple's 11 games, senior participation has been very scarce. With just eight seniors on the roster, the Owls have the fewest seniors on their roster of any Football Bowl Subdivision team. And of these eight, just five are on the two-deep roster. Receiver Jalen Fitzpatrick and running back Kenneth Harper have played the largest roles. Both were a little melancholy last Saturday after their final home game at Lincoln Financial Field ended in a loss to Cincinnati.
SPORTS
December 4, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Trips to New Orleans - even business trips such as the one the Temple football team is taking this weekend - often result in great memories. This, however, will not necessarily be the case for defensive back Nate L. Smith when Temple (5-6, 3-4 American Athletic Conference) closes the regular season at Tulane (3-8, 2-5) on Saturday. Smith, along with his mother and sister, was forced to flee New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina ravaged the area in 2005. When the destruction was over, over 1,800 people were reported dead.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2014 | By Tom Wilk, For The Inquirer
Since the 1960s, bluesman Chris Smither has been a modern-day troubadour, playing thousands of shows across North America, Western Europe, and Australia. One city has been a special destination for him over the years: Philadelphia. "That was the first place outside of New England that I established myself," Smither says during a phone interview last month from his home in western Massachusetts. Smither performs Wednesday with the Motivators at World Cafe Live. He remembers the region's vibrant music scene and how it embraced a young singer/songwriter.
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