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July 10, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Customs agents discovered an extra ingredient in a shipment of Colombian coffee: nearly half a ton of cocaine. U.S. Customs Officer Troy Simon said that Monday's cocaine find was his agency's biggest at the Port of New Orleans since more than 2 tons turned up in a transformer shipment about 10 years ago.
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April 4, 2010 | By Dennis Lim
"Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" is not a remake of, or a sequel to, "Bad Lieutenant," as the people involved with both movies have taken pains to point out. When Abel Ferrara, who directed the first "Bad Lieutenant," heard that the iconic title of his 1992 film was being repurposed for a 2009 project directed by Werner Herzog, starring Nicolas Cage and produced by Ed Pressman (one of the producers of the first movie), the Bronx-born auteur did not mince words: "I hope they're all in the same streetcar and it blows up," he said.
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BUSINESS
October 1, 2005 | Ronald D. White, Times Staff Writer
Five weeks after the first of two hurricanes annihilated a third of his harbor, New Orleans port director Gary LaGrange is trying to resurrect one of the nation's busiest trade gateways with a skeletal crew forced to live on an old cargo ship. This week, LaGrange left the King Kennedy, the vessel that has been his home since Hurricane Katrina swept ashore, to tell the Senate Finance Committee in Washington how the densest concentration of ports on any U.S.
NATIONAL
July 10, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Customs agents discovered an extra ingredient in a shipment of Colombian coffee: nearly half a ton of cocaine. U.S. Customs Officer Troy Simon said that Monday's cocaine find was his agency's biggest at the Port of New Orleans since more than 2 tons turned up in a transformer shipment about 10 years ago.
BUSINESS
September 10, 2005 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
The economically crucial port in New Orleans aims to reopen for commercial business Wednesday and to recover completely in six months -- a quicker-than-expected comeback from Hurricane Katrina but still not fast enough to prevent additional financial hardship among American farmers.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2010 | By Dennis Lim
"Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" is not a remake of, or a sequel to, "Bad Lieutenant," as the people involved with both movies have taken pains to point out. When Abel Ferrara, who directed the first "Bad Lieutenant," heard that the iconic title of his 1992 film was being repurposed for a 2009 project directed by Werner Herzog, starring Nicolas Cage and produced by Ed Pressman (one of the producers of the first movie), the Bronx-born auteur did not mince words: "I hope they're all in the same streetcar and it blows up," he said.
BUSINESS
September 7, 2005 | Marla Dickerson, Times Staff Writer
Hurricane Katrina's battering of the Port of New Orleans is being felt throughout Latin America as companies scramble to reroute northbound vessels loaded with steel and apparel while importers in the region await delayed shipments of American grain and fertilizer. The Louisiana port is one of the United States' principal gateways for commerce with Latin America and the Caribbean.
NEWS
October 17, 1986
Dockworkers in New Orleans returned to their jobs after negotiators for three longshoremen's union locals reached tentative agreements with stevedoring companies. Talks between Locals 854, 1494 and 1802 and the New Orleans Steamship Assn., which represents most of the companies at the Port of New Orleans, ended after the International Longshoremen's Assn. Local 3000, the area's largest, ratified a new contract the day before.
BUSINESS
June 6, 1996
Hughes Aircraft Co.'s Naval and Maritime Systems unit in Fullerton has been awarded a $2 million contract for initial work on a U.S. Coast Guard vessel traffic control system. The contract puts Hughes into competition with two other contractors, Lockheed Martin Corp. and Raytheon Co., for a second-stage contract next year that would call for construction of vessel control systems at as many as 16 major U.S. ports over a 10-year period.
NEWS
October 11, 1986 | Associated Press
Union workers representing about 2,700 striking longshoreman picketed docks Friday in New Orleans and Mobile, Ala. After contract talks with shippers broke down over the issues of overtime pay and size of work crews, three Mobile locals with about 600 members on Friday joined the four New Orleans locals of the International Longshoremen's Assn. who walked out Thursday night. Two more New Orleans locals were refusing to cross picket lines in the dispute with the New Orleans Steamship Assn.
BUSINESS
October 1, 2005 | Ronald D. White, Times Staff Writer
Five weeks after the first of two hurricanes annihilated a third of his harbor, New Orleans port director Gary LaGrange is trying to resurrect one of the nation's busiest trade gateways with a skeletal crew forced to live on an old cargo ship. This week, LaGrange left the King Kennedy, the vessel that has been his home since Hurricane Katrina swept ashore, to tell the Senate Finance Committee in Washington how the densest concentration of ports on any U.S.
BUSINESS
September 10, 2005 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
The economically crucial port in New Orleans aims to reopen for commercial business Wednesday and to recover completely in six months -- a quicker-than-expected comeback from Hurricane Katrina but still not fast enough to prevent additional financial hardship among American farmers.
BUSINESS
September 7, 2005 | Marla Dickerson, Times Staff Writer
Hurricane Katrina's battering of the Port of New Orleans is being felt throughout Latin America as companies scramble to reroute northbound vessels loaded with steel and apparel while importers in the region await delayed shipments of American grain and fertilizer. The Louisiana port is one of the United States' principal gateways for commerce with Latin America and the Caribbean.
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