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Stan Lee to greet fans at Comic Con in New Orleans | Jackson Clarion Ledger

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Comic Con continues through Sunday. Comic book icon Stan Lee, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Eliza Dushku and dozens of other celebrities will greet fans ó many of whom where costumes. The event is expected to lure in countless "trekkies" with a 25th anniversary reunion of the cast of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" on Saturday...

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Life sentence for Pal's Lounge murderer | WVUE-TV


A man convicted of randomly murdering a woman inside Pal's lounge in 2007 is sentenced to life in prison. During the trial, the bar owner described how a man got up from the table where he had been sitting and started trying to stab people...


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2013 New Orleans Jazz Fest tickets go on sale Dec. 1st | NOLA.com

Tickets for the 2013 New Orleans Jazz Fest go on sale Saturday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. Early-bird single-day tickets are $45 plus service charges, the same price as for this year's festival. Some time in January -- the exact date has not been announced -- the advance price increases to $50. Tickets will be $65 at the gate, also the same price as 2012.

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BP suspended from new US government contracts following Gulf spill settlement, EPA says | Washington Post

Two weeks ago, BP agreed to plead guilty to charges involving the deaths of 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which exploded and sank in April 2010, setting off the nation’s largest offshore oil spill. BP will also plead guilty to lying to Congress about how much oil was spewing from the blown-out Macondo well...

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New Orleans Cocktail History | The Daily meal



America has a long history of cocktails (one that gets fuzzier the more of them you drink), but there’s a special place in the heart of all drink aficionados for the city of New Orleans. Besides the fact that New Orleans never really allowed Prohibition to take effect, it also has remained a bastion for what many might call "serious" cocktails. As Abigail Deirdre Gullo of SoBou explains, "When the rest of the country fell into the dark ages of vodka sodas and cosmos, people were still drinking rye whiskey here."

SoBou's bar chef Abigail Deidre Gullo explains the unique place of New Orleans in the history of boozy drinks...

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Movie Filming New Orleans | KLFY


New Orleans officials say a production company will be filming scenes for a movie at the city's Naval Support Activity site from Wednesday through Friday.

A news release from the city says filming will involve simulated gunfire and loud dialogue Thursday and Friday nights from about 4 p.m. to 4 a.m., but the production isn't expected to disrupt traffic. The Naval Support Activity site is at 4400 Dauphine Street.

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Louisiana fails to inspect restaurants, putting public at risk, audit finds | NOLA.com

The state's restaurant inspection process is broken on multiple levels, putting customers at greater risk of contracting food-borne illnesses, according to a report issued Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor. The Office of Public Health's Retail Food Program, the agency responsible for food safety and enforcement, failed to enforce penalties to ensure compliance, adequately inspect high-risk establishments, and fully disclose inspection reports to the public. It also issued permits to restaurants with critical health violations.

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New Orleans News Clippings | Paper-li

Get daily updates from the web on New Orleans News Clippings. An unedited list of News and Information about New Orleans, Louisiana and the Gulf Coast of the United States.

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Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Parade route, parking restrictions | WWLTV

The New Orleans Police Department is enacting the following restrictions for the Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Parade. The parade, which starts Thursday at 3:30 p.m., departs from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at Sugar Bowl Drive and Lasalle Street, the parade will proceed downtown on LaSalle to Poydras Street, turn right onto Poydras to O’Keefe Avenue, turn left onto O’Keefe to Canal Street, turn right river bound with traffic onto Canal to North Peters Street, turn left onto North Peters to Elysian Fields and conclude at the French Market.

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Daiquiri Place Cafe loses alcohol permit | WVUE-TV


A Saint Charles Avenue daiquiri shop loses its alcohol permit. The city says Tuesday, The New Orleans Alcohol and Beverage control board voted to revoke the permit from Daiquiri Place Café, which is about four blocks from Lee Circle.


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Review: 2012 New Orleans Fringe Festival | bestofneworleans.com

The New Orleans Fringe Festival included both conventional and unconventional theatrical productions, but some of the weekend’s great pleasures came from some of the fringiest moments. The scruffy contortionist/illusionist duo Button Wagon opened Trash Rabbit, a show full of gun-toting and references to living in poverty, by asking the audience to rise for the national anthem, which they delivered somewhat conventionally and brilliantly. Outdoors in City Park, the hilariously snide drag queen narrator in The Vanities of the Poor had no sympathy for Death, informing the distraught Reaper that his bar was not hiring. New York’s Freefall company performed its compellingly odd dance/performance art ode to hotel room trysts (lie, lay, laid) in a tiny hotel room with a twin-size bed and only enough room for 10 spectators.

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BP settlement helps, but recovery requires more | USA Today

editorial: "BP is acknowledging responsibility for the lives lost when the rig exploded in April 2010. The company pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court ... to felony counts of misconduct or neglect in connection to the (11) deaths. ... Despite the guilty plea, the expectation is the company will argue that the oil spill was an accident. BP is trying to avoid being found "grossly negligent" under the Clean Water Act, and limit its liability to as little as $5 billion. A finding of gross negligence could increase the fines to $21 billion."

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Dalai Lama to visit New Orleans | bestofneworleans.com

The 14th Dalai Lama will be visiting and speaking in New Orleans May 16-18. Tulane University is presenting the visit, which will feature a conference titled “Resilience: Strength Through Compassion and Connection,” the construction of an elaborate sand mandala at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and two events open to the public, including speeches by the Dalai Lama at the Convention Center (May 17) and an address titled "Strength Through Connection" at the UNO Lakefront Arena (May 18).

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Love that music on Treme - "Poor Man's Paradise" | New Orleans Stuff

Every week on the HBO series Treme, it's another sound track of New Orleans.  This week, Poor Man's Paradise, is no exception. Enjoy it!

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