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Mardi Gras revelry is intoxicating

NEW ORLEANS - If you want to visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras and don't have hotel reservations, you might need a tent. But even tent space might not be available.
US-Cuba diplomatic thaw could benefit industries

WASHINGTON - Freighters once carried Cuban nickel and limestone to the port of New Orleans and North Dakota beans to Havana. Cuban families ate bowls of American rice, while U.S. tourists flocked to casinos and nightclubs...
Hurricane-hit port recovers half of business

...Hurricane Katrina destroyed about one-third of the Port of New Orleans, the port's chief executive turned an offhand...standing there with our hand out." On the Net: Port of New Orleans:
Accident could have been worse

...said Ron Brinson, executive director of the Port of New Orleans. "If we can get through this without any fatalities...them lose power each year while moving through the Port of New Orleans. "It's the busiest and most treacherous stretch...
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...submarine is the fourth Navy vessel to bear the name. The first USS Louisiana, a former merchant ship, defended the port of New Orleans during the War of 1812. The second, a side-wheel steamer built in Delaware in 1860, was intentionally scuttled...
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Barge hits Riverwalk mall in New Orleans, scores injured

...said of the devastation. "Right where there was a wharf there is water now." Ron Brinson, executive director of port of New Orleans, said rescue workers using heat-sensors and dogs would search overnight for possible survivors trapped in the...