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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
August 19, 2015 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
DARREN SPROLES was everything the Eagles hoped he'd be when they picked up the then-30-year-old running back at a garage sale in New Orleans last year for a fifth-round pick. He led the league in punt returns with a 13.0-yard average. He had a career-high six rushing touchdowns and registered the second-highest rushing average of his career (5.8 yards per carry). Went to his very first Pro Bowl. Interestingly, the one thing he didn't really do was have much of an effect on the Eagles' passing game.
SPORTS
August 4, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
FOR A TEAM that just had a week off, the Soul's defense was in a rather foul mood. It seemingly meant nothing that they were 13-3 and had clinched their conference. At the root of their irritability was a loss to Jacksonville on July 18 in which the defense gave up the most points it had all season. "We had a chip on our shoulder all week," defensive back Dwayne Hollis said. "We allowed 74 points [to Jacksonville.] That's not characteristic of us. We had to come out and play lights-out.
SPORTS
July 17, 2015
Soul (13-2) at Jacksonville (7-7) Saturday, 7 p.m., Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (15,000). TV/Radio: None. On the web: www.soul.arenafootball.com/allaccess Line: Soul -4 1/2 About the Soul: The Soul are chasing the No. 1 overall seed and the potential right to host the ArenaBowl championship game on Aug. 29. They currently trail San Jose (14-1) by one game. San Jose hosts Portland (4-10) on Saturday. Arizona (12-2) also is in the hunt . . . Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh is three shy of becoming the 11th player in AFL history with 500 career touchdown passes.
SPORTS
July 10, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The short player looked down the long road of his basketball career and agreed it has been a strange one. "Tell me about it," said Pierre Jackson, a 5-foot-10 point guard who is trying to land a spot with the 76ers, a team that is a little short on point guards, too. "I never doubted myself. Never. I've been confident the whole time. " That confidence came in handy as Jackson took a journey that has gone like this: Las Vegas; Twin Falls, Idaho; Waco, Texas; Philadelphia (very briefly)
SPORTS
June 30, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
ALTHOUGH THE SIXERS wouldn't comment, a source confirmed an Inquirer report that the team was being fined by the NBA due to withheld information concerning the health status of Jrue Holiday when they traded him to New Orleans. Holiday was traded to the Pelicans on draft night 2013 for the rights to Nerlens Noel, who was selected by New Orleans with the sixth pick. As is its custom, the team will not comment on matters concerning the league. The source said the reported $3 million fine the Sixers must pay the Pelicans was accurate.
SPORTS
June 18, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Emmanuel Mudiay worked out with the 76ers Tuesday and was satisfied with his effort. The point guard was asked how his workout went as he left the team's practice facility at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. "It was good," he said as he gave the thumbs-up sign. The 19-year-old Mudiay, dressed in an all-black sweatsuit and a red-and-blue Sixers cap, then smiled before getting into a black Escalade. That was the conclusion of the 6-foot-5, 205-pounder's two-day visit with the franchise.
NEWS
June 17, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mayor Nutter announced Monday that Wynton Marsalis, the jazz and classical musician, composer, and arts advocate, is the recipient of the 2015 Marian Anderson Award. Marsalis, winner of a Grammy Award and a Pulitzer Prize, and honored with the National Medal of Arts, joins other recipients of the medal, including Sidney Poitier, Maya Angelou, Mia Farrow, James Earl Jones, Berry Gordy Jr., and 2014 winner Jon Bon Jovi. He will accept the award at a gala concert Nov. 10 at the Kimmel Center.
SPORTS
June 9, 2015
DAN RAUDABAUGH continued his torrid season with nine touchdown passes as the Soul drilled visiting New Orleans, 62-41. Saturday's victory improved the Soul to 10-1 for the first time in franchise history. Marco Thomas and Shaun Kauleinamoku caught three TDs each. James Romain had eight tackles and two more interceptions to tie for the league lead with nine. Raudabaugh leads the AFL with 74 touchdown passes, and the nine he had against New Orleans (2-9) is a season- high. He had nine in a game against Iowa last season and a career-high 11 against Tampa Bay in 2012.
SPORTS
June 7, 2015
What: Arena Football League Who: New Orleans VooDoo (2-8) at Soul (9-1) When: Saturday at 6 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center TV: ESPN3 Standings: The Soul are in first place in the American East; The VooDoo are in last place in the American East and own the league's second-worst record. Last week: The Soul used a five-touchdown game from receiver Marco Thomas to earn a 51-43 victory over Las Vegas at Boardwalk Hall. The VooDoo came up one point short and extended their losing streak to four games in a 35-34 loss to Tampa Bay. Last meeting: Winners of their first seven games of the regular season, the Soul defeated the VooDoo in Week 5, 55-42, in New Orleans.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2015 | By Shaun Brady, For The Inquirer
CAPE MAY- Michael Kline hoisted an enormous wrench in one hand as he stepped to the microphone at Cape May Convention Hall on Friday to welcome the audience to the Exit Zero Jazz Festival. The fest producer meant to signify the work that had gone into preparing the three-day festival, which takes over the Victorian Shore town twice a year. The next night, on the same stage, it seemed not every bolt had quite been tightened. Headliner Dr. John appeared more than an hour behind schedule.
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