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Love NOLA
5:00 am
Mon January 14, 2013

New Orleans, From The Stoop

Writer Brett Will Taylor
Credit Jason Kruppa

Listen to today's commentary.

New Orleanians often have to justify why they live in their city, perhaps more frequently than other Americans. Whether it's with friends, family or themselves, it's a conversation most residents will have. But perhaps the answer is more universal than we think.

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Features
10:46 pm
Sun January 13, 2013

A Wild Time At The Races

Nom De Plumage and the ostrich jockeys celebrating in the winner's circle after Saturday night's race.
Credit Dionne Grayson / WWNO

There were a few unfamiliar steeds at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Saturday night — exotic animal trainer Joe Hedrick brought some ostriches and zebras to the track to fill out the race card for the second installment of the Struthio Stakes.

It was the first-ever zebra race in the South, and the biggest crowd at the track since Hurricane Katrina, according to track spokesman Jim Mulvihill.

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World War II Museum
6:00 pm
Sun January 13, 2013

World War II Exhibit Asks Visitors, 'What Would You Do?'

The museum's U.S. Freedom Pavilion, seen here as a digital model, opened to the public on Friday.
Courtesy The National WWII Museum

For many, the stakes and the scale of World War II are hard to fathom. It was a war fought around the world, against powerful, determined regimes in Europe and the Pacific; some 65 million people died. And as the number of people who have actual memories of the war dwindle — as of next year, there will be fewer than 1 million living veterans — the mission of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans becomes all the more urgent.

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New Orleans Hornets
11:44 am
Sun January 13, 2013

Preview: Hornets/Knicks

This Sunday the New Orleans Hornets head to New York’s Madison Square Garden to face the Knicks. New Orleans (11-25) has been red hot recently, winning their last four games, while New York (23-13) has been on a downslide, losing the previous three. The Knicks have been playing without some key players; the Hornets have regained a full roster.

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New Orleans Hornets
10:23 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Hornets Win Fourth Straight in Victory Over Timberwolves, 104-92

The Hornets came back from an 18-point first quarter deficit Friday night to overcome the injury-plagued Minnesota Timberwolves, 104-92.

The win at home is the fourth straight victory for the Hornets, and the fifth in the past six games. It’s their longest winning streak since April of 2012.

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Latest News
8:30 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

City Considers Challenge To NOPD Consent Decree

Federal judge okays police consent decree.

A federal judge has signed off on the Justice Department's consent decree to reform the New Orleans Police Department. City officials want more time to work out paying for the changes.

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New Orleans Hornets
4:44 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Preview: Hornets/Timberwolves

The New Orleans Hornets will try to extend their winning streak to four tonight against the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Bees have been on a roll with star guard Eric Gordon, winning four of their last five since his return from a nagging knee injury — and are coming off a dominant 88-79 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.

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Andre Perry Commentary
9:00 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Remaining Optimistic About Adults

Dr. Andre Perry

New Orleans has a literacy problem. More than a quarter of the working-age population in the New Orleans metro are low-skilled and likely low-literate.  There is a mismatch between the educational levels of our workforce and the 14 years of education required for available positions.

As important as our current school reforms are to the future of the city, the impact of its graduates won’t be felt for decades. Two-thirds of New Orleans’ 2025 labor pool is working-age adults, meaning — if we want to become a more literate and productive city — we must make significant investments in adult education.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Fri January 11, 2013

National World War II Museum Set To Open New Pavilion

B-17 on display
Credit Eileen Fleming / WWNO

New pavilion opening.

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans will be opening a new pavilion that highlights the military equipment that helped the Allied victory. The 26,000-square-foot glass-fronted Freedom Pavilion-Boeing Center addition will open this weekend.

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Features
4:41 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Growing Home Helps New Orleans Invest Millions to Landscape Vacant Land

Linda and Chester Blunt built several raised vegetable beds on their new lot.
Abigail Feldman

You see it in your neighborhood or on your way to work: an abandoned house or empty lot — a small piece of New Orleans which once belonged to someone, but now, is sagging or overgrown or both.

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