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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.
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.
NEWS
September 22, 2005
RE: COKER Roberts Jr.'s Sept. 20 letter: It wasn't only the wealthy who received tax cuts. Everyone, without regard to class, got them. As a matter of fact, did Mr. Roberts know that the top 80 percent of all federal income tax is paid by the top 20 percent of wage earners? And creating good, well-paying jobs for the poor only works if these people are willing to work, which many are not. Hopefully, there will be plenty of work to go around for the displaced residents of New Orleans, but keep in mind that the areas most affected by Katrina were home to some of the least-educated and skilled people in the country, precluding them from many of the jobs available in the rebuilding process.
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SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes were two of the faces of the 76ers - then they were traded. The franchise acquired Danny Granger from the Indiana Pacers in the Turner trade, only to buy out his contact days later. Add a 26-game losing streak, the release of Kwame Brown, six 10-day-contract acquisitions, and Nerlens Noel, the sidelined rookie. The Sixers had more story lines this 19-63 season that you can count. But, at the end of the day, all is well in Sixersville. Love it. Hate it. You cannot deny the Sixers' plan to tank has been a success.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
I MUST CONCEDE that the first phase of the Sixers' long-range plan to build a championship contender has succeeded wildly. President/general manager Sam Hinkie came in swinging a wrecking ball at the franchise and leveled it to rock bottom. Unless you live in Milwaukee, the Sixers are hands-down the worst team in the league. Their 15 wins are presently two more than the Bucks, but the Sixers' level of incompetence is on the verge of passing anything the NBA has seen in its nearly 70 years of existence.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Staff Writer
AUSTIN, Texas - It was the scariest South by Southwest ever, and the one most filled with superstars trying to ruin it for everybody else. Scary because a driver fleeing police crashed his car into a crowd at one of the music festival's busiest intersections early Thursday morning. Two people were pronounced dead on the scene, and a third died in the hospital Monday. Several others were seriously injured. The superstars, like Doritos-sponsored Lady Gaga and, in particular, Samsung-and-Chevrolet-bankrolled Jay Z and Kanye West, did their best to take attention away from lesser-known acts, while making their fans pull silly stunts and wait in line for hours.
SPORTS
March 14, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
BIG PEOPLE beat up little people? Not always, new Eagles special-teamer and safety Chris Maragos said yesterday, when asked about another new Eagle - returner, running back and receiver Darren Sproles. Sproles is 5-6, 190, and he'll be 31 in June, two strong negatives, given what coach Chip Kelly is trying to build. But there are other considerations, said Maragos, who had to try to tackle Sproles, the Saints' return man, when the Seahawks beat New Orleans in the divisional round of the playoffs a few months back.
NEWS
March 14, 2014 | MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER & MAYOR MITCH LANDRIEU
IN AMERICA, our young African-American men struggle to survive, let alone thrive. For many, the deck is stacked against them from day one - dangerous neighborhoods, poor schools, inadequate health care, no jobs and no hope. The challenges we face are both wide and deep. Throughout his career and as president, Barack Obama has taken on these tough problems and shown his commitment to our young people of color. Now, we applaud the president and lock arms with him in support of the new White House initiative, My Brother's Keeper.
SPORTS
March 13, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
NFL FREE AGENCY began yesterday with a torrent of deals, making it clear that the teams used the 3-day "legal tampering" period to do more than just discuss parameters of potential contracts. They settled on terms, even if the rules still say you aren't supposed to do that. The Eagles did not get left in the barn, as word of their 3-year pact with former New Orleans safety Malcolm Jenkins surfaced about an hour after the 4 p.m. opening of the market. Nobody was shocked when the Eagles tabbed Jenkins for 3 years and $15.5 million, $8.5 million of that guaranteed, with $5 million as a signing bonus, a source close to the situation said.
SPORTS
February 24, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
STRIP IT DOWN and build it back up. That is the plan, in a nutshell, put together by 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie. After Thursday's activity at the trade deadline, the team looks as though a tornado came through, leaving only a few leftover pieces with which to build. And after things are reassessed following this season, perhaps those few remaining pieces could be disregarded, as well. Hinkie's hyperactive day produced six second-round draft picks, five new players (one of whom was waived yesterday)
SPORTS
February 23, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sam Hinkie owned Thursday's trade deadline and the 76ers general manager will likely stake ownership of the June 26 NBA draft. The Sixers made four trades, dealing Spencer Hawes, Evan Turner, and Lavoy Allen and acquiring Danny Granger from Indiana, BJ Mullens (L.A. Clippers), Earl Clark, and Henry Sims (Cleveland), and Eric Maynor (Washington). Clark has since been waived. The Sixers acquired the following second-round picks - Cleveland's and Memphis' in 2014, Golden State's (2015)
SPORTS
February 19, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
THE NBA ALL-STAR break gives professional basketball players and coaches an opportunity to do many different things. Some players jet to tropical locations to rest their legs for the remaining stretch of the season. Other players participate in All-Star weekend, which took place in New Orleans this year. The only Sixer in New Orleans was rookie Michael Carter-Williams. The guard was selected to play in the Rising Stars Challenge, in which he dumped in 17 points and dished nine assists.
SPORTS
February 17, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
                  No. 1 Pick       Team   W   L   Pct.   GB   probablity    1   Milwaukee   9   43   .173   31.0      25.0%    2    76ers    15   39   .278   26.0      19.9%    3   Orlando   16   38   .296   25.0      15.6%    4   L.A. Lakers   18   35   .340   24.0      10.35%    5   Sacramento   18   35   .340   24.
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