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Movie Interviews
2:48 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

'Jack Reacher': Well Beyond Cruise's Grasp

Helen (Rosamund Pike) and Reacher (Tom Cruise) work together after being summoned by an accused killer.
Karen Ballard Paramount Pictures

Originally published on Thu December 20, 2012 4:04 pm

Whenever James Stewart played a character, he was always a little bit James Stewart; that's a good thing. Cary Grant was always a little bit Cary Grant — also a good thing. But Tom Cruise, through a career that's spanned some 30 years, is almost always very much Tom Cruise. And that, particularly in Jack Reacher, can be a very tiresome thing.

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New Orleans Saints
1:57 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

Saints Win Out Over Cowboys, 34-31 In Overtime

The New Orleans Saints defeated the Dallas Cowboys 34-31 in overtime Sunday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.

Despite the win, the Saints’ NFC playoff hopes ended when the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Houston Texans.

The Saints seem comfortable in their spoiler role, however, as they dealt a gigantic blow to their neighboring state rivals, dropping the Cowboys’ record to 8-7, a game behind division leader Washington.

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New Orleans Hornets
11:22 pm
Sat December 22, 2012

Hornets Watch 22-Point Lead Evaporate In Loss To Pacers, 81-75

Anthony Davis with a put-back dunk in the fourth quarter of Saturday night's game at the New Orleans Arena. The Hornets lost to the Pacers 81-75.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

The New Orleans Hornets blew a 17-point halftime lead on the back of their now-customary third quarter sluggishness Saturday night, losing at home to the Indiana Pacers, 81-75.

The Hornets, coming off last night’s 99-94 loss to San Antonio, came out strong to start the game, stripping the Pacers at every opportunity and giving a rare show of power inside. New Orleans shot 42.1 percent in the first quarter, including 10 points in the paint, and converted 7 Indiana turnovers for 7 points.

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New Orleans Hornets
6:32 pm
Sat December 22, 2012

Tonight's Matchup: Pacers at the Hornets

The New Orleans Hornets return home tonight after a long road trip to face the Indiana Pacers, tipping-off at 7 p.m.

The Hornets have lost their last 10 straight, the last win back on Dec. 3 when they pulled out all the stops in overcoming the Milwaukee Bucks 102-81 at home.

Hornets Head Coach Monty Williams doesn’t think it feels strange to return to the Arena after losing on the road the night before.

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College Football
5:18 pm
Sat December 22, 2012

Ragin’ Cajuns Defeat East Carolina in New Orleans Bowl, 43-34

University of Louisiana-Lafayette RB Alonzo Harris, QB Terrance Broadway, Head Coach Mark Hudspeth and K Brett Baer after the game. ULL beat East Carolina 43-34.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns defeated the East Carolina Pirates 43-34 on Saturday in a wildly-entertaining 12th edition of the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in front of a record crowd.

Ragin’ Cajuns fans packed the Superdome for ULL’s second consecutive New Orleans Bowl championship. The official attendance for Saturday’s game was 48,828, beating last year’s record-setting crowd by more than 6,000 fans.

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Opera
10:55 am
Sat December 22, 2012

Loyola Opera Presents Leonard Bernstein's 'Candide'

The Loyola Opera Theatre brings the legacy and genius of American composer Leonard Bernstein to life with its new production of the fast-paced comic operetta, “Candide,” Friday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m.

Both performances take place in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola’s main campus. A complimentary wine and cheese reception will precede Friday’s performance at 6:30 p.m.

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Insurance
8:00 am
Sat December 22, 2012

La. Insurance Dept. Offers Online Rate Comparisons

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says his department's new online system will make it easier for Louisiana residents to shop for the best insurance rates in their cities.

You can't get quotes for your house and car. The auto insurance guide compares quotes for a 2004, 2007 or 2010 Toyota Camry driven by people of different ages, with different driving records. The homeowners' guide compares premiums for a brick house that's less than one year old or 5, 15 or 25 years old, at varying coverage levels.

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Latest News
4:52 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Memorial Planned for Sandy Hook Victims

A memorial service is planned Saturday at Riverdale High School for victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

Jefferson Parish school officials say a willow tree will be planted at the school in ceremonies set for 11 a.m.

Student sentiments about the tragedy, written down on paper, will be attached to green and white balloons and released into the air. The colors are those of Sandy Hook Elementary.

Latest News
4:47 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

2 Wal-Mart Employees Arrested in iPad Theft Scheme

The grocery manager and another employee at a Wal-Mart store in Marrero have been arrested in an alleged scheme to steal Apple iPads from the store.

The Times-Picayune reports that manager Kenneth Rancifer, 33, of Harvey, and Robert Brown, 51, of New Orleans, were arrested Tuesday and booked with theft of property worth more than $1,500, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office arrest reports.

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College Football
2:03 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Preview: Tomorrow's R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns will face the East Carolina Pirates Saturday at 11 a.m. in the 12th annual R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

ECU is playing in its first New Orleans Bowl, while ULL is making its second consecutive appearance.

Both teams are familiar with the venue, as ULL defeated San Diego State in a 32-30 thriller in last season’s New Orleans Bowl, and ECU defeated Tulane 28-23 at the Superdome just last month.

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