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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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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
With each album since 1999's Monday Morning Cold , Erin McKeown has crafted folk music with a twist. Her genre-jumping sounds increasingly have been enriched by country swing, Dixieland, conjunto, and bossa nova arrangements. And on 2013's Manifestra , her smartly lyrical songs had new, stronger political content. McKeown's is an elegant yet aggressive conversational voice, with a passion and poise that truly stood out during her packed-tight night at the Tin Angel on Friday.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2015 | By David R. Stampone, For The Inquirer
Through 25 years, the Iguanas have offered a distinct yet variegated sound, carving out their own Latinized niche in the teeming musical landscape of New Orleans. Ending a tour upstairs at the World Café Live on Sunday, the quartet stretched out for two engaging hours of Crescent City cumbias, Tex-Mex, boleros, and more before hitting the road home to Louisiana, ahead of the impending winter storm. New Orleans has long boasted a near-embarrassment of musical riches, one the Iguanas tap. That glorious tangle of cross-fertilized roots has yielded numerous strains of jazz, R&B, rock, and funk, along with the second-line sounds of those strutting brass bands and the earthy Afro-Native American Mardi Gras Indians (who lost a standout figure last week with the death of Bo Dollis, "Big Chief" of his Wild Magnolias ensemble for 50 years)
SPORTS
January 28, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW ORLEANS - The 76ers got an unfortunate, up-close look at the Anthony Davis Show on Monday night. The New Orleans Pelicans power forward abused the Sixers in a variety of ways as his team rolled to a 99-74 victory at the Smoothie King Center. You name it, Davis did it. He scored on jumpers, alley-oop dunks, putback dunks and turnaround post moves against the overmatched Sixers (8-37). The third-year veteran finished with 32 points, 10 rebounds, four blocked shots, three assists and three steals in 30 minutes, 32 seconds.
SPORTS
January 28, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW ORLEANS - The 76ers' development of Nerlens Noel is far different from the measures taken by the New Orleans Pelicans when Anthony Davis was a rookie. Noel has squared off against some of the NBA elite post players in Dwight Howard, Marc Gasol and Roy Hibbert. The 6-foot-11, 217-pound rookie also averaged 30.1 minutes heading into Monday's 99-74 loss to Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center. He logged 35 or more minutes six times. The Pelicans tried to limit Davis' minutes during his rookie campaign in 2012-13.
SPORTS
January 28, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
NEW ORLEANS - The halfway point of the season recently passed and many are already looking toward the year (or years) ahead for the 76ers. Joel Embiid has been more visible of late, having long shooting sessions before games, showing a fluid touch from as far as 18 feet out and sometimes beyond. So many are wondering: If he and Nerlens Noel are paired in the frontcourt together next season, who plays where? And what if the team lands the first overall pick and decides to take Duke's Jahlil Okafor, the 6-11, 270-pounder who appears to be the slam-dunk top pick?
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   ...
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