January 28, 2013
VS. NEW ORLEANS When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 19-25, Hornets 15-29. Record vs. Hornets: 1-0. Update: The only trouble the Lakers had in New Orleans last month came in the first few minutes, when Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant exchanged words on the bench after Bryant's poor defensive rotations allowed two easy scores by Hornets center Robin Lopez. The Lakers still won, 103-87, with Bryant scoring 29 points and Howard scoring 18. Ryan Anderson averages 17 points a game to lead the Hornets, who will become the Pelicans next season.
January 28, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS -- A Secret Service dog fell to its death in New Orleans this past weekend while performing a security sweep of a six-story parking garage next to the Ritz-Carlton where Vice President Joe Biden was speaking. The dog, a bomb-sniffing Belgian Malinois, was working in the Premier Parking garage on Iberville Street near the French Quarter hotel when it fell off the roof around 6 p.m. Saturday night, New Orleans police told local reporters, including WWL-TV . It was a busy weekend in New Orleans, as the city prepared to host next weekend's Super Bowl and saw several Mardi Gras parades, including the Krewe of Barkus parade Sunday that drew plenty of dog owners and their pets to the French Quarter.
March 31, 2012 |
Among the highlights of my breakdown on the Lakers' 88-85 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Saturday: The Lakers tried putting a positive spin on the late-game effort, but don't buy it. New Orleans (13-39) remains the worst Western Conference team and played without five key players -- Trevor Ariza, Carl Landry, Emeka Okafor, Gustavo Ayon and Chris Kaman -- because of numerous injuries. Only Kobe Bryant could overcome a three-of-21 performance by nailing a game-winner.
October 29, 2012 |
A stadium full of screaming fans opened their hearts to Madonna and her music on Sunday in New Orleans. But to her political opinions? Different story. Madonna, touring the U.S. in support of her latest record, "MDNA," was vamping for the crowd (on her birthday!) and brought up the upcoming election. "Are you all registered to vote?" she asked (concert footage can be found here but contains some profanity from Madge). After a few moments of pumping up the crowd, she added: "I don't care who you vote for as long as it's Obama.
August 27, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Emergency officials breathed a sigh of relief as the center of Tropical Storm Isaac moved past Tampa and the site of the Republican National Convention, but planners ramped up preparations in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast as the storm appeared to gather strength and march toward Louisiana and Mississippi. The National Weather Service said the New Orleans could be in the path of the storm, which is projected to become a Category 1 hurricane by the time it makes landfall on the Gulf Coast late Monday or early Tuesday.
September 1, 2012 |
Isaac lost most of its destructive steam by Saturday -- with the Gulf Coast still recovering from its battering earlier in the week -- but the storm managed to bring a small amount of needed rain to drought-stricken parts of the Midwest. “This by no means will be a drought-buster,” said Chris Vaccaro, a National Weather Service spokesman. “But we'll take whatever rain we can get.” Up to 3 inches of rain was expected in the Mississippi and Ohio valleys -- though some parts of Illinois and Indiana could get more, Vaccaro said.
September 7, 2011 |
NEW ORLEANS AT GREEN BAY TV: Ch. 4, 5:30 p.m. (Al Michaels play by play; Cris Collinsworth analyst) Collinsworth says: Dom Capers and the Packers have a really underrated defense, but I still have a hard time imagining this will not be one of those high-scoring shootout games. Michaels says: Considering the Peyton Manning situation and considering Tom Brady is in his advancing 30s, I'm not sure that the way Aaron Rodgers played last year, and especially at the end in the Super Bowl, that a year from now people aren't saying he could be the best quarterback in the league.
September 24, 2012 |
Many residents of areas outside the improved New Orleans levee system blame it for the flooding they experienced during Hurricane Isaac. They say the system sent water to the north in Slidell, to the west in LaPlace and to the south in Braithwaite and Jean Lafitte. Officials at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say this is unlikely, but they have contracted with researchers at the University of North Carolina to help determine whether the new levee system redirected floodwater into certain areas during Isaac or whether the flooding would have occurred during previous storms, such as 1985's Hurricane Juan, which followed a path similar to that of Isaac.
July 29, 2010 |
Ben Jaffe, the tuba player and creative director for the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, was sitting in his Faubourg Marigny house one spring morning, drinking fresh-brewed New Orleans chicory coffee and worrying about the oil spill. He and music producer Bill Lynn had just watched oil executives blame one another for the Deepwater Horizon rig disaster, and Jaffe, who comes from a long line of jazz musicians, was sick of it. He glanced over at a glum Lynn, and as if by instinct, they started riffing on a standard New Orleans tune, "It Ain't My Fault."