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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 29, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
The first reminder we're starting a new era of college football: The national championship game won't be at the Rose Bowl or in New Orleans or Miami or any other site of the traditional big bowls. On Jan. 12, everybody will watch the action from the place Jerry Jones built, AT&T Stadium, in Arlington, Texas. Probably around midnight, a champion will be crowned, and the first year of the new four-team playoff system will be in the books. Those four teams are as far as the sport's powers (i.e., the power five conferences)
SPORTS
August 8, 2014 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
EAGLES AGENDA Who: Eagles at Bears What: First preseason game When: Tonight, 8 o'clock Where: Soldier Field, Chicago TV: 6ABC Radio: WIP (94.1-FM, 610-AM) Three things to watch: * 1. Wide receivers: You didn't need us to tell you this. First time out with no DeSean Jackson. Riley Cooper isn't playing, and it doesn't seem likely Jeremy Maclin will. There are youngsters to watch, such as rookies Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff, and there are veterans looking to grab a toehold, such as Arrelious Benn and Brad Smith.
SPORTS
July 25, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
NFL 2013 playoff teams' league rankings for sacks and sacks allowed per pass play:    Team   Sacks   Allowed   Total    1.   New Orleans   4   7   11    t-2.   Indianapolis   9   6   15    t-2.   New England   6   9   15    4.   Cincinnati   13   3   16    5.   Denver   17   1   18    6.   Carolina   1   25   26    ...
SPORTS
July 22, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
EVERY TEAM tries to get better, immediately. The question is: Since they walked off the field after their playoff loss to New Orleans, have the Eagles improved themselves? It is impossible to tell. For one inescapable reason, it is impossible to tell. Oh, they have taken logical and prudent steps toward improvement in every avenue. Sometimes improvement means adding young players. The Eagles did that by drafting receivers Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff in the second and third rounds, respectively.
SPORTS
July 8, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
ORLANDO - There were about 3 1/2 minutes remaining in the opening game Saturday between the Orlando Magic and the Sixers in the Orlando Pro Summer League. The Sixers trailed by 14 points, and Nerlens Noel, the Sixers' redshirt rookie center who was playing in his first organized game in 18 months, was not happy. He scowled as he looked up at the scoreboard and implored his team of mostly rookie draft picks and undrafted free agents to pick up the effort. As a sign that he was practicing what he preached, Noel jumped out to defend Orlando second-year guard Victor Oladipo, a smooth player who finished second to Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams for 2013-14 NBA Rookie of the Year.
SPORTS
July 2, 2014 | BY TYLER R. TYNES, Daily News Staff Writer tynest@phillynews.com
IT WAS 11:02 a.m. when the Sixers' new rookies walked into the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, but it seemed like one player was missing. At 6-8 and 6-10, respectively, Jerami Grant and Dario Saric walked side-by-side, nearly hiding their new teammate. And when the players sat in front of the media, Pierre Jackson's face was finally visible, his 5-10, muscular frame hidden behind the giants he has become used to playing with. His stature is diminutive. Tattoos cover his limbs and his fingers while blending with his black shirt, pants and sneakers.
SPORTS
June 28, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Sam Hinkie is a gambling man. The 76ers general manager selected former Kansas center Joel Embiid with the third pick in the NBA draft Thursday night at the Barclays Center. The Sixers made the pick after their proposed trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the top overall selection fell through. Embiid, who could not attend the draft because of his recent surgery and instead watched from Kansas, told ESPN about watching the draft on TV instead of in person: "It is different.
SPORTS
May 30, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
ALL OFFSEASON, Brandon Graham turned down interview requests made through the Eagles. Face-to-face with reporters after yesterday's organized team activity session, Graham's first impulse was to walk away, saying something over his shoulder about not wanting to get himself into trouble. But Graham, 26, the 2010 first-round pick fans will forever blame for not being Earl Thomas, has never been an angry or difficult player. As a rookie - which seems a long time ago now - he routinely shook reporters' hands, even if they were the same hands he'd shaken the day before and the day before that.
NEWS
May 30, 2014 | By Shaun Brady, For The Inquirer
The Exit 0 International Jazz Festival launches its third go-round this weekend in Cape May. But it didn't have the most promising of beginnings. After living in New Orleans for 13 years, Michael Kline moved back to his longtime home of Cape May in 2005, just in time to avoid the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. He wasn't quite so lucky in 2012, when he launched Exit 0 that November, less than two weeks after Hurricane Sandy pummeled the state. "It had a big impact," Kline admits.
SPORTS
May 22, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - The 76ers were neither lucky or unfortunate. Yet there was no denying they were happy. The Sixers finished third in the NBA draft lottery for the third time in franchise history on Tuesday night and collected the 10th pick as well. "You get two lottery picks, plus [sidelined rookie center] Nerlens [Noel] coming back plus the rookie of the year" in Michael Carter-Williams, Sixers CEO Scott O'Neil said. "We couldn't be happier. "We had a 55 percent chance to get a top-three pick.
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