September 29, 2002 |
They are calling from all over town to lay their laurels at the mayor's feet. "I'm behind you 100%," gushes the first caller. "Thank you for stepping up to the plate," the next one says reverently. Mayor C. Ray Nagin nods, bald pate gleaming under the studio lights of WWL 870 AM. "Thank you," they say, one after the next. Ever since Nagin swept from obscurity to celebrity in last winter's elections, he has been the toast of his hometown.
April 13, 2006 |
The frustration, disillusionment and anger of life after Hurricane Katrina have compelled 22 people to declare that they can do a better job of running the city than Mayor C. Ray Nagin. The largest field of challengers in a modern New Orleans mayoral race includes marquee names such as Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu and familiar names and faces such as radio host James Arey, city Clerk of Court Kimberly Williamson Butler and a comedian who ran in 2002 on the slogan "A Troubled Man for Troubled Times."
September 2, 2006 |
New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin struck a tone of contrition Friday for calling the World Trade Center site "a hole in the ground," pledging never to refer to the "sacred site" that way again.
October 8, 2006 |
A congressman from Louisiana, the subject of an FBI investigation who was found with $90,000 in cash in his freezer, was endorsed for reelection by New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin on Saturday. "I have been effective, and I will continue to be," said eight-term Democratic Rep. William J. Jefferson. "It's really based on knowledge of the Congress and relationships with members, and that doesn't change."
January 27, 2007 |
Mayor C. Ray Nagin, seeking to reassure his city, provided an update Friday on steps officials were taking to combat a surge in violent crime -- including increasing the use of surveillance cameras, placing more police on foot patrols and setting up a blitz of random traffic checkpoints. But many residents, frightened and angered by the crime wave that has left at least 14 dead since Jan. 1, said they were reserving judgment on the initiatives until they produced concrete results.
May 31, 2007 |
Mayor C. Ray Nagin, in his first State of the City address since Hurricane Katrina, said Wednesday that New Orleans was a city on the mend, despite broken promises from the state and federal governments. "New Orleans is coming back, whether you like it or not," Nagin said to applause from a crowd of city workers and community members at the National World War II Museum. "And you might as well deal with it." Nagin called on President Bush and Gov.