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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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Food
4:24 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Where Y'Eat: A Sea Change at RioMar

Red snapper with both local crabmeat and a Peruvian style sauce.
Ian McNulty

It's long been the downtown destination for Latin-style seafood. But more recently, RioMar has also become an ongoing exploration of a nebulous question for the restaurant world — in our age of high-profile chefs, what happens to a restaurant when its name chef moves on?


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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Tips for Climbing Barbed Wire

Members of Team Slam New Orleans (SNO) winning the National Poetry Slam in 2012.

This week's Notes from New Orleans featuring Justin Lamb.
"Tips for Climbing Barbed Wire" by Justin Lamb

This coming August the National Poetry Slam will take place in Boston. But locally, preparations are already being made. On Saturday, both aspiring and professional poets are encouraged to compete for a spot on Team Slam New Orleans. So on this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin is getting schooled in the stanza.

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New Orleans Saints
7:43 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Saints Sign Coach Payton To 5-Year Contract

The New Orleans Saints have signed Head Coach Sean Payton to a five-year contract extension, the team announced today in a press release.

Payton, whose contract will reportedly pay him $8 million a season — making him the highest-paid coach in the league — has presided over the most successful run in the team’s history since being hired by the Saints in January of 2006.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Study Shows 27 Percent of Regional Workforce Lacks Literacy Skills

An overview of Community Data Center report on adult literacy in the New Orleans metro region.

A new study shows New Orleans and surrounding parishes are suffering economically from a poorly trained adult work force. The Greater New Orleans Community Data Center is calling for an “all hands on deck” approach to turn those numbers around.

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