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2009-04-30 10:35:17

The New Orleans Saints have reached an agreement that will keep the NFL team in Louisiana through 2025 and create a sports development district. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who appeared at a news conference Thursday with Saints owner Tom Benson, said the agreement would save the state $280 million in payments to the team over 17 years. The deal involves an $85 million updating of the Superdome, which would be paid for by the state. Benson would buy a nearby vacant office building and the...

2006-02-14 17:36:30

By Kevin Krolicki NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday vowed to stay in the Superdome through 2010 as the team tries to win back fans still simmering over suggestions the franchise might abandon the city as it struggles to rebuild from last year's devastating hurricane. Saints owner Tom Benson, who faced intense criticism last year when he appeared ready to relocate the NFL team to a more lucrative market, on Tuesday met with New Orleans business leaders and...

2006-02-06 09:25:00

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The New Orleans Saints will play the Atlanta Falcons on September 24 in the first event in the Louisiana Superdome since Hurricane Katrina, the National Football League announced on its Web site. "Superdome officials are pointing to the Falcons-Saints game on September 24 as the first event in the building since Hurricane Katrina," NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue said in a statement. "We are pleased that this historic re-opening will feature the annual renewal of the...

2005-12-30 14:46:01

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The New Orleans Saints football team will return to New Orleans and plans to play all its 2006 home games in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina forced a move to San Antonio this year, team owner Tom Benson said on Friday. He told reporters "the entire Saints organization" would go back to the city after the team's final 2005 game this Sunday against Tampa Bay in Florida. Benson's announcement ended speculation for now that he would keep the Saints permanently...

2005-11-10 19:08:22

By Kemp Powers LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles area, which has not had a professional football team since the 1994 season, is now a prime candidate for two franchises, NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said on Thursday. "I think in the next several months we can bring something to fruition," Tagliabue said at a news conference on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall after meeting with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Tagliabue met on Wednesday with California Gov. Arnold...

2005-10-30 18:32:27

BATON ROUGE (Reuters) - NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said on Sunday the New Orleans Saints should remain in Louisiana and try to find a broader fan base after the devastation of the football team's hometown by Hurricane Katrina. "Our focus continues to be on having the Saints in Louisiana," said Tagliabue. He added, "We're trying to develop what we would regard as a new model for the Saints to operate in a rebuilt Louisiana." Reports that Saints owner Tom Benson has considered...

2005-10-30 21:50:17

BATON ROUGE (Reuters) - The Miami Dolphins took advantage of a misfiring New Orleans offense to register a 21-6 victory in a bitterly disappointing homecoming for the displaced Saints on Sunday. The game was the first in Louisiana for the Saints since Hurricane Katrina struck on August 29 and a crowd of 61,643 filled Tiger Stadium to welcome the return of the team. However, many fans left early and some of those that remained in the regular home stadium of the LSU Tigers were booing...

2005-10-30 18:30:00

BATON ROUGE (Reuters) - NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said on Sunday the New Orleans Saints should remain in Louisiana and try to find a broader fan base after the devastation of the football team's hometown by Hurricane Katrina. "Our focus continues to be on having the Saints in Louisiana," said Tagliabue. He added, "We're trying to develop what we would regard as a new model for the Saints to operate in a rebuilt Louisiana." Reports that Saints owner Tom Benson has considered moving the...

2005-09-13 12:16:59

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New Orleans Saints will split their final seven home games of the season between San Antonio and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the NFL announced on Monday. Left homeless after Hurricane Katrina roared through New Orleans devastating the city and severely damaging the Superdome, the Saints will play their scheduled home opener next week against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, New Jersey. They will then play two games at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The...

2005-09-13 00:47:17

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New Orleans Saints will split their final seven home games of the season between San Antonio and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the NFL announced on Monday. Left homeless after Hurricane Katrina roared through New Orleans devastating the city and severely damaging the Superdome, the Saints will play their scheduled home opener next week against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, New Jersey. They will then play two games at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin