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Today In NOLA 12.7.15
Today in New Orleans, don’t let the Monday blues get you down! The Pelicans are taking on the Wizards at home, and Garden District Book Shop will present Longue Vue House and Gardens by Carol Reese, Tina Freeman and Walter Stern. In other book news, the Saints own Benjamin Watson will read from his book Under Our Skin at Octavia. Bikes vs. Cars will screen again at Zeigeist. On this day in 1851, Archbishop Blenk blessed what is now St. Louis Cathedral. Now, more to do this Monday.
Rivers Seeing Green
In 2012, New Orleans’ basketball team was celebrating a name change and two premier draft picks. One of the newcomers to the newly minted Pelicans was guard Austin Rivers. Unfortunately, the the party was short lived. After two and a half seasons of frustrating play, the Pelicans are shipping Rivers to Boston as a part of a three way deal according to league sources.
Hornets Hum Past Celtics, 90-78
It took the Hornets 28 games to crawl to their first six victories. The last six have only taken seven games. Wednesday’s win was a product of confidence, selflessness, and excellent coaching. It is absolutely a testament to Monty Williams that a squad this young and raw could handily defeat the Celtics on the second game of a back-to-back. New Orleans is now 13-26 for the season — a half game ahead of the Sacramento Kings.
Hornets Return, Comedian "Runs" for Owner
Tonight, the New Orleans Hornets return to the arena to face the Boston Celtics in their home-opener. As reported last week, canned music will be out replaced by Irvin Mayfield and a live jazz band playing local music courtside.
Unfortunately, an owner is not in. Enter comedian Chris Trew of the New Movement. Trew, a NOLA native and lifelong Hornets fan, is running for owner of the team. His primary campaign tactic is producing a series of viral videos causing a stir on YouTube.
Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,
Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall
Michael Weber, B.A.
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