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Tribune senior correspondentThe Lizanos and the Baileys, two upper-middle-class New Orleans families, lost their homes when Hurricane Katrina sent torrents of water coursing over the floodwalls that were supposed to protect them. And each family painstakingly rebuilt their house...
Tags: Louisiana, Disasters and Accidents, Politics, Wetlands, Family
Tribune senior correspondentNearly two years after Hurricane Katrina flooded 80 percent of New Orleans and drove half its citizens into an exile from which they've yet to return, the Big Easy today is a place of profound contrasts and an uncertain future. Thousands of rotted and...
Associated PressDemocrat Barack Obama said Sunday that the country cannot fail New Orleans again and that as president, he would keep the city in mind every day. "The words 'never again' cannot be another empty phrase," he said in front of one of the few rebuilt...
Tags: Illinois, Bradley, Politics, Christianity, Hillary Clinton
Times Staff WriterGO to New Orleans without trying the po' boy? One might as well visit Paris without tasting a fresh baguette. Or tour Athens without sipping ouzo. A po' boy, for the uninitiated, is a massive sandwich on French bread crammed with roast beef, ham, shrimp,...
Faulkner House Books: 624 Pirates Alley, between Royal and Chartres streets in the French Quarter; (504) 524-2940, http://www.wordsandmusic.org Williams' apartment: 632 St. Peter St. A plaque marks the home in which Tennessee Williams wrote "A...
Tags: Tennessee Williams
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterU.S. troops broke Saddam Hussein's 24-year grip on the Iraqi capital Wednesday as cheering, dancing crowds shouted, "Oh, Iraq!" and, with help from the Marines, toppled a four-story statue of the president, dragging its head in the streets while...
Tags: Health, Television, Politics, Dick Cheney, England
Tribune senior correspondentLike religious pilgrims performing the Stations of the Cross, the presidential candidates keep coming to New Orleans to visit the Lower 9th Ward, the Industrial Canal levee, the 17th Street Canal and all the other crippled landmarks of the unprecedented...
David Mills, a former journalist and Emmy-winning television writer best known for his work on "NYPD Blue" and "The Wire," has died. He was 48. Mills died Tuesday of an apparent brain aneurysm in New Orleans, where he had been working on the upcoming HBO...
Special to The Los Angeles TimesIdrank my first cocktail in New Orleans in my youth, downing fuzzy navels on Bourbon Street with my cousin Caroline Brady. Back then, I was content with cheap booze and plastic cups. Times have changed. Recently, while visiting Caroline and her family, I...
Tags: Restaurants, Limes, Los Angeles, Bars and Clubs, Family
Special to the Los Angeles TimesDespite its name, Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" isn't a play so much about a geographic destination — Desire Street — as a place in the heart. In the Crescent City, both perspiration and sensuality still ooze from the pores,...
ABC26 NewsThe Crescent City Connection, which connects New Orleans' east and west banks of the Mississippi River, is losing $110,000 a month in toll revenue, according to a legislative audit released today. The bridge is losing that much money because an...
ABC26 NewsLouisiana Transportation Secretary Sherri LeBas says toll revenue from the Crescent City Connection was improperly used to pay nearly $60,000 in bills for the toll bridge in Leeville. LeBas says the New Orleans bridge's account will be repaid from the...
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