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Seth Dunlap
February 19, 2019 - 7:56 pm
If you ever needed proof that there is deep-rooted bias against powerful women involved in running professional sports franchises, look no further than the discussion around Gayle Benson, owner of the Saints and Pelicans, as she navigates the Anthony Davis saga in New Orleans. Exhibit A: Bill...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 29, 2018 - 9:13 pm
It was quite a year in New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana. What were the top local news stories? The WWL Editorial Staff gathered nominations and then voted on the top five local news stories of 2018. The NUMBER 5 local story of the year was the New Orleans Archdiocese taking steps to try and...
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Chris Miller
December 01, 2018 - 3:29 pm
New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson is among those remembering former President George H. W. Bush . "With the passing of President Bush, my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends," said Benson in a statement released today. "Tom and I always enjoyed the company of...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 23, 2018 - 1:52 pm
During the Saints - Falcons game in Atlanta, there was a tribute on the big screens to the late Saints owner Tom Benson. "The Falcons salute the life of Tom Benson," appeared on the screens along with Benson seen carrying a parasol. The Saints posted a picture of the tribute to Twitter with the...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 07, 2018 - 10:58 pm
The New Orleans Saints today announced today that Tom Benson will be inducted into the teams’s Ring of Honor. The late owner will be honored during halftime of Sunday’s season opener. “The New Orleans Saints and the city of New Orleans meant so much to my husband,” Saints Owner Gayle Benson said in...
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August 07, 2018 - 1:20 pm
The Dixie Brewing Company, LLC. today announced the company’s restoration of brewing operations to the city of New Orleans as part of a multimillion dollar project on the Industrial Canal in New Orleans East. Dixie Beer, which was established in New Orleans in 1907, had developed into one of the...
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July 26, 2018 - 3:45 pm
The New Orleans Saints must pay nearly $400,000 to a former personal aide to the late Tom Benson, a league arbitrator ruled, in a story in The New Orleans Advocate. Rodney Henry is due $100,000 in unpaid overtime, $105,000 under a clause in his contract that guaranteed him the payout if he was...
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Don Ames
July 22, 2018 - 10:56 am
The New Orleans Saints have announced that the team's late owner, Tom Benson, will be inducted into the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame this summer. Benson was an endearing figure in his hometown of New Orleans as well as throughout the NFL and the NBA. Mr. Benson served as the owner of the...
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