New Orleans homicide rate no longer worst in country; Charity Hospital building eyed as new City Hall

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He [Mayor Mitch Landrieu] wants to tear down a monument to trade and economic vitality and replace it with “open space” proximate to the convention center and tourist attractions.  It’s like signing the death certificate on the local economy, an official statement that we aren’t coming back and should reach for whatever tourist scraps we can.

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