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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...

2005-10-30 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 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...

2005-10-20 15:56:53

By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Federal Emergency Management Agency official who rode out Hurricane Katrina at the New Orleans Superdome told a U.S. Senate panel on Thursday he was horrified at the agency's lack of action during the crisis and was haunted by the suffering he saw. "I can't get out of my head the visions of children and babies I saw sitting there, helpless, looking at me and hoping I could make a difference... ," Marty Bahamonde, a FEMA public affairs officer,...

2005-10-07 14:24:16

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Sugar Bowl will be played in Atlanta this year, forced out of its longtime home in New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina, officials announced Friday. The game, hosted by New Orleans every year since 1935, will be played in the Georgia Dome on January 2, 2006. "These are extraordinary times for all of us and the decision by the committee was very emotional," said Sugar Bowl President Mark Romig. "However, we are most grateful to the officials and citizens of...

2005-09-30 13:13:35

By Daisuke Wakabayashi BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Horrific tales of murder, rape and gang violence emerged from the New Orleans Convention Center and Superdome where survivors from Hurricane Katrina took refuge from floods that devastated the city. But a month later officials said those stories seem to be exaggerated accounts derived from a chaotic situation, created by uncertainty and paranoia and then escalated by the media and New Orleans officials desperate for help....

2005-09-22 14:15:00

MIAMI -- Local officials are proposing that south Florida governments build a super-strong baseball stadium for the Florida Marlins that could double as a shelter during major hurricanes. The stadium, as envisioned, would be able to withstand storms as strong as Hurricane Rita, now bearing down on Texas, and equipped to provide lodging and meals for tens of thousands of people for 10 days or longer. Funded with private and tax money, the proposed domed stadium should be located centrally in...

2005-09-21 08:23:14

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Sugar Bowl will be played either in Baton Rouge, La., or in Atlanta on January 2 after being forced from New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina, the NCAA said Tuesday. Sugar Bowl officials say they will make their decision in about three weeks as to which city will get the vaunted game, originally scheduled for the Superdome. Louisiana has hosted the annual college football game every year since its inception in 1935 and officials want to keep it there. But...

2005-09-20 21:52:48

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Sugar Bowl will be played either in Baton Rouge, La., or in Atlanta on January 2 after being forced from New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina, the NCAA said Tuesday. Sugar Bowl officials say they will make their decision in about three weeks as to which city will get the vaunted game, originally scheduled for the Superdome. Louisiana has hosted the annual college football game every year since its inception in 1935 and officials want to keep it there. But...