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2008-09-01 06:00:03

By Adam Nossiter and Shaila Dewan John Schwartz contributed reporting. * City officials ordered everyone to leave New Orleans beginning Sunday morning - the first mandatory evacuation since Hurricane Katrina flooded the city three years ago - as Hurricane Gustav grew into what the city's mayor called "the storm of the century" and moved over the weekend toward the Louisiana coast. Mayor Ray Nagin said that Gustav was larger and more dangerous than Katrina, and he pleaded with...

2008-08-30 12:05:00

By Becky Bohrer Associated Press NEW ORLEANS -- Police with bullhorns plan to go street to street this weekend with a tough message about getting out ahead of Hurricane Gustav: This time there will be no shelter of last resort. The doors to the Superdome will be locked. Those who stay will be on their own. New forecasts Friday made it increasingly clear that New Orleans will get some kind of hit -- direct or indirect -- by early next week. That raised the likelihood people would have to...

2008-08-30 09:00:11

By BECKY BOHRER By Becky Bohrer The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Police with bullhorns plan to go street to street this weekend with a tough message about getting out ahead of Hurricane Gustav: This time there will be no shelter of last resort. The doors to the Superdome will be locked. Those who stay will be on their own. Forecasts Friday made it increasingly clear that New Orleans will get some kind of hit - direct or indirect - by early next week. That raised the likelihood...

2006-08-26 18:10:55

By Russell McCulley NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - About 500 people braved lightning and a torrential downpour on Saturday in a bid to join hands around the Louisiana Superdome and commemorate the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Nearly a year ago, thousands of people sought shelter in the covered sports stadium and turned it into a symbol of human suffering after New Orleans' electrical power failed, food supplies ran out and evacuation buses did not arrive for days. The event...

2006-05-30 16:07:15

By Peter Henderson NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans plans a new $700 million jazz district and central park, aiming to use the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina as an opportunity to rebuild the damaged core of the city. Standing in front of the still-shuttered Superdome stadium, city and state officials on Tuesday described the 20-acre (8-hectare) National Jazz Center and Jazz Park, a performance center, museum complex and park that would provide a new cultural anchor for...

2006-03-28 18:53:51

By Ned Randolph BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Everyone in New Orleans must evacuate the low-lying city the next time a hurricane threatens and no shelters will be offered for those who stay, officials said on Tuesday. Hoping to avoid a repeat of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina when thousands struggled to survive after ignoring evacuation orders, they said planes, trains and buses would be used to move people out and the Superdome football stadium would not be open for...

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2006-03-28 18:50:00

By Ned Randolph BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- Everyone in New Orleans must evacuate the low-lying city the next time a hurricane threatens and no shelters will be offered for those who stay, officials said on Tuesday. Hoping to avoid a repeat of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina when thousands struggled to survive after ignoring evacuation orders, they said planes, trains and buses would be used to move people out and the Superdome football stadium would not be open for refuge. "Today the...

2006-03-01 22:23:13

By Jeffrey Jones NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said on Wednesday he was shocked by video showing U.S. President George W. Bush being told the day before Hurricane Katrina hit that the city's protective levees could fail. The tape contradicts the president's statement four days after the hurricane struck: "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees." "It surprises me that if there was that kind of awareness, why was the response so slow?" said...

2006-03-01 20:01:43

By Jeffrey Jones NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said on Wednesday he was shocked by video showing U.S. President George W. Bush being told the day before Hurricane Katrina hit that the city's protective levees could fail. The tape contradicts the president's statement four days after the hurricane struck: "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees." "It surprises me that if there was that kind of awareness, why was the response so slow?" said...

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...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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