Archbishop Rummel High School
Archbishop Rummel High School is a Catholic secondary school located in Metairie, a community in unincorporated Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. The school is named after Archbishop Joseph Rummel, a former Archbishop in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Archbishop Rummel is a high school dedicated to educating the young men of the eastbank of Jefferson Parish. Archbishop Rummel High School is accredited by the Department of Education of the State of Louisiana and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, is nationally recognized as a Secondary School of Excellence by the U. S. Department of Education; the school continues the tradition of the Christian Brothers who responded to the request of the Archdiocese of New Orleans in 1962 to conduct the school. For a period of 31 years, the Christian Brothers provided administrators and faculty who brought into the school the 315-year tradition of St. Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, the founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, named patron of all teachers by Pope Pius XII on May 15, 1950.
On February 19, 2013 Archbishop Rummel High School re-associated itself with the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Brother Tim Coldwell, FSC, Visitor of the New Orleans-Santa Fe District and Archbishop Rummel alumnus, presented the certificate of re-association to Brother Gale Condit, FSC, Archbishop Rummel High School president. Opened on September 10, 1962, Archbishop Rummel High School was one of four archdiocesan Catholic high schools established for students of Jefferson Parish, a New Orleans suburb, as a result of an archdiocesan campaign. On that first day of class, 225 freshmen formed the charter class of the school. In its second year, with the admission of nine freshman classes, the school had an enrollment of 600 students. Additional freshman classes were added each year until the 1965-66 school year when the school was a complete high school with 1,100 students; the charter class of 222 was graduated on May 27, 1966. The school operated as a four year high school until 1981 when the Archdiocese of New Orleans gave permission for the school to begin an eighth grade program for the 1982-83 academic year.
The senior high school plant occupies one third of the campus and consists of five separate building adjoined by covered walkways. The remaining portion of the campus is structure-free for future development; the senior high campus is divided into the faculty office wing, the administration-library wing, the classroom wings completing a quadrangle in the center of, the school chapel. A senior wing was added in 1966 to accommodate the first senior class. Additionally, in 1985 the school purchased the former Stuart Prep property adjacent to the school to use for a junior high campus; the school cafeteria and gymnasium are located on the senior high campus. In memory of the Nelson-Smyth family of Chicago, the gymnasium was dedicated in May 1963. A building program that saw the construction of the senior wing included the music building, an athletic field house, an addition to the faculty office wing. During the 1980-81 school year, the school enclosed the area under the senior wing to make a student mall and added a weight room to the field house.
The Brothers of the Christian Schools conducted Archbishop Rummel High School through June 1993, when they relinquished governance to the Archdiocese of New Orleans. On February 19, 2013 Archbishop Rummel High School re-associated itself with the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Two Christian Brothers remain on staff for the school year, they and lay men and women comprise the administration and staff of the school. On September 28, 1989, Archbishop Rummel High School was recognized as a Secondary School of Excellence by George H. W. Bush at ceremonies in Washington, D. C. Created by the Secretary of Education in 1982, the Blue Ribbon Recognition Program's purpose is to identify and honor America's outstanding public and private schools. To receive recognition, Archbishop Rummel was nominated by the Council for American Private Education and passed a rigorous screening and two-day site visit; the school was recommended to the Secretary of Education who presented the award to Archbishop Rummel representatives.
The Program of Studies at Archbishop Rummel High School is the result of the continuous work of the Curriculum Committee. It complies with the requirements of the Louisiana State Board of Education, the Louisiana Tuition Opportunity Program for Students, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the general entrance requirements of universities and colleges; the Louisiana State Board of Education, the Office of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, the Archbishop Rummel Curriculum Committee, have approved these requirements. The primary purpose of a Catholic high school like Archbishop Rummel is the faith development of its students. With this as its goal, the gospel values and teaching of faith are integrated throughout the school curricula and programs; the religion program, classroom instruction and worship opportunities and service projects articulate the unique Catholic identity of the school in its faith development of the students, as well as that of the total school community.
Therefore, it is essential that every student participate in the total program. Archbishop Rummel participates in the New Orleans Catholic League. Baseball 1973 - District 1974 - District, State 1980 - District 1981 - State 1987 - District, State 1989 - State 1990 - District 1994 - District 1997 - District, State 1999 - District 2000 - District 2001 - District 2002 - Distri
Goodman Theatre is a professional theater company located in Chicago's Loop. A major part of the Chicago theatre scene, it is the city's oldest active nonprofit theater organization. Part of its present theater complex occupies the landmark Selwyn Theaters property; the Goodman was founded in 1925 as a tribute to the Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, who died in the Great Influenza Pandemic in 1918. The theater was funded by Goodman's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William O. Goodman, who donated $250,000 to the Art Institute of Chicago to establish a professional repertory company and a school of drama at the Institute; the first theater was designed by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, although its design was hampered by location restrictions resulting in poor acoustics and lack of space for scenery and effects. The opening ceremony on October 20, 1925 featured three of Kenneth Sawyer Goodman's plays: Back of the Yards, The Green Scarf, The Game of Chess. Two nights the theater presented its first public performance, John Galsworthy's The Forest.
In 1978, Goodman School of Drama was taken over by DePaul University. In 2000, the company moved into its new building at 170 N. Dearborn in Chicago's theater district; the 171,000 s.f. project was designed by DLK Architecture Inc.. McClier Corporation, associated architects, it has two modern auditoriums, named the Albert and the Owen, after two members of the Goodman family who continue to be major donors. In August, Associate Artistic Director Michael Maggio died and they renamed the Michael Merritt Award for young designers the Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award in his honor. In 1992, the theatre company received the Regional Theatre Tony Award, joining Steppenwolf Theatre as Chicago-based recipients of the award. Since three other Chicago-based companies, Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Lookingglass Theatre Company have received the award, making Chicago the most recognized city in the country by this prestigious live theater award; the Goodman has won many Joseph Jefferson awards.
With the production of Radio Golf in 2007, the Goodman became the first theater to mount a production of each of the ten plays in August Wilson's Pittsburgh cycle. The theater has presented A Christmas Carol annually in December since the 1970s. Other productions the Goodman has staged over the years include Hay Fever, Lady Windermere's Fan, The Little Foxes, You Can't Take it with You, Born Yesterday, Pal Joey, To Be Young and Black, Guys and Dolls, Talley's Folly, A House Not Meant to Stand, A Soldier's Play, Sunday in the Park with George, The Visit, Dancing at Lughnasa, Floyd Collins, Hollywood Arms, Dinner with Friends, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, The Light in the Piazza, I Am My Own Wife, Rabbit Hole. Goodman School of Drama Appler, Gilbert Keith. "Chicago’s Goodman Theatre: Plays and Cultural Work in an Institutional Theatre." PhD dissertation, University of Illinois-Urbana. 1994 Medgyesy, Laura Louise. "Chicago's Goodman Theatre: the transition from a division of the Art Institute to an independent regional theatre."
PhD dissertation, American University. 1981 Teague, Anna Dean. "Thomas Wood Stevens' Contributions to American Art Theatre With Emphasis on the Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Memorial Theatre, 1922-1930," PhD dissertation, The Louisiana State University, 1973. Official website Goodman Theatre at the Internet Broadway Database Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Papers and Goodman Family Papers at The Newberry Library
Grey's Anatomy is an American medical drama television series that premiered on March 27, 2005, on the American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement. The fictional series focuses on the lives of surgical interns and attending physicians, as they develop into seasoned doctors while trying to maintain personal lives and relationships; the title is a play on Gray's Anatomy, a classic human anatomy textbook first published in 1858 in London and written by Henry Gray. Shonda Rhimes continues to write for the series. Although the series is set in Seattle, it is filmed in Los Angeles, California; the series was used color-blind casting. It revolves around the title character, Dr. Meredith Grey, played by Ellen Pompeo, first featured as an intern; the original cast consisted of nine star-billed actors: Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers, T. R. Knight, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr. Isaiah Washington and Patrick Dempsey; the cast has undergone major changes through the series' run, with many members leaving and being replaced by others.
In its fifteenth season, the show has a large ensemble of eleven actors, including four characters from the original cast. Grey's Anatomy was renewed for a fifteenth season, which premiered on September 27, 2018; the series' success catapulted such long-running cast members as Pompeo, Oh to worldwide recognition. While the show's ratings have fallen over the course of its run, it is still one of the highest-rated shows among the 18–49 demographic, the No. 3 drama on all of broadcast television. The series was the highest revenue-earning show on television, in terms of advertising, in the 2007–08 season. Grey's Anatomy ranks as ABC's highest-rated drama in its fifteenth season. Grey's Anatomy has been well received by critics throughout much of its run, has been included in various critics' year-end top ten lists. Since its inception, the show has been described by the media outlets as a television "phenomenon" or a "juggernaut", owing to its longevity and dominant ratings, it is considered to have had a significant effect on popular culture and has received numerous awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama and a total of thirty-eight Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including two for Outstanding Drama Series.
The cast members have received several accolades for their respective performances. Grey's Anatomy is the longest-running scripted primetime show airing on ABC, the longest scripted primetime series carried by ABC in general; as of 28 February 2019, it is the longest running American primetime medical drama series. The series follows Meredith Grey, the daughter of an esteemed general surgeon named Ellis Grey, following her acceptance into the residency program at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital. During her time as a resident, Grey works alongside fellow physicians Cristina Yang, Izzie Stevens, Alex Karev, George O'Malley, who each struggle to balance their personal lives with hectic schedules and stressful residency requirements. During their internship, they are overseen by Miranda Bailey, a senior resident who works with attending physician Derek Shepherd, head of neurosurgery and Meredith's love interest. During the first six seasons, Burke, O'Malley, Stevens all depart the series. In addition to Webber and Shepherd, the surgical wing is supervised by Addison Montgomery, Shepherd's ex-wife and the head of OB/GYN, fetal surgery who leaves for Los Angeles after the third season.
Lexie Grey, Meredith's half-sister, joins the residency program in the fourth season until her death with her love interest Mark Sloan in the season eight finale's plane crash, after which Seattle Grace is renamed Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital in their memory. Former Mercy-West residents Jackson Avery and April Kepner join Seattle Grace following an administrative merger in season six. Other additions include Leah Murphy, who departs near the end of the tenth season but returns during the thirteenth.
Early Edition is an American television drama series that aired on CBS from September 28, 1996 to May 27, 2000. Set in the city of Chicago, Illinois, it follows the adventures of a man who mysteriously receives each Chicago Sun-Times newspaper the day before it is published, who uses this knowledge to prevent terrible events every day. Created by Ian Abrams, Patrick Q. Page, Vik Rubenfeld, the series starred actor Kyle Chandler as Gary Hobson, featured many real Chicago locations over the course of the series' run. Despite fan efforts to save it, the show was canceled in May 2000, it began airing in syndication on Fox Family Channel that same month. Fan conventions about the show were held for multiple years. CBS Home Entertainment released the first two seasons on the DVD format in the United States in 2008 and 2009; the show chronicles the life of Gary Hobson, a resident of Chicago, who mysteriously receives the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper a day in advance giving him knowledge of the potential future.
His newspaper is delivered by a mysteriously unknown entity at least once each day, is accompanied by a ginger tabby cat, with the first copy arriving every morning at 6:30am, no matter what his physical location is. Armed with knowledge of the future, he tries to prevent tragedies described in "tomorrow's" Sun-Times from occurring, thus changing the story text and headlines in the newspaper to reflect the outcome of his actions. Gary doesn't wish to be saddled with the responsibility of performing these deeds; the paper presents him with many Sophie's choices: where he must choose between helping different people in need of assistance. The first season begins by showing Hobson coming home from his job as a stockbroker, only to be thrown out of the house for no apparent reason by his wife Marcia. Upon taking up residence in the Blackstone Hotel, Hobson begins receiving a copy of the Chicago Sun-Times, accompanied by "The Cat", every morning. Hobson realizes the paper's contents reflect events that are to happen during that day, confers with his co-workers and friends Chuck Fishman and Marissa Clark.
After deciding to use his knowledge of the future only for "good," Hobson is soon consumed by trying to prevent tragedies and help people, leading him to quit his job. During the season, Chuck tries to use "The Paper" to make money, while Gary develops a precarious relationship with police Detective Marion Zeke Crumb. By the season's end, Gary has begun to uncover some of the mystery surrounding the paper, including confirmation that a man named Lucius Snow received the paper from the cat before him. Season two continues Hobson's adventures with his friends. Detective Crumb sometimes joins Gary and Marissa after retiring from the police force. Gary is working part-time at McGinty's as a bartender. Despite being closer to the paper, Crumb does not want to know how Gary gets his so-called "hunches," and never learns of the paper. At the end of season two, Chuck leaves the show as a regular character, leading to some major changes in season three. Within the course of the series, Gary discovers that a few other people share his gift of receiving a newspaper early.
The only people, besides Gary, who know about his gift are his parents, his friends Chuck Fishman and Marissa Clark, Erica and Henry Paget, a single mother and her son. On some occasions, he is given the ability to wake up in another time to change the past. People who encounter Gary strongly suspect that he has a secret, but do not know what it is, e.g. Crumb. During the course of the series, it is never stated where the paper comes from. In one episode, Gary meets the group of people responsible for giving him the Paper. Nothing much is revealed about them except that they have some sort of supernatural abilities, such as being able to mysteriously appear at any location. In season four, episode 20, "Time", it is explained why Gary started receiving the paper, he was given the responsibility by Lucius Snow, after Snow saved Gary's life when Gary was a child. The responsibility is represented by a pocket knife imprinted with the initials of the person next to receive the paper; the initials mysteriously change every time the current person decides on a new person to receive the responsibility.
At the end of the same episode, Gary passes on the same pocket knife to a young girl named Lindsey Romick who had just lost her grandfather, it is implied that Lindsey will begin receiving the paper when Gary is no longer able to carry on the responsibilities. The origin of Early Edition stems from a collaborative idea between writers Vik Rubenfeld and Pat Page. After meeting each other while playing volleyball in Manhattan Beach, the pair began discussing ideas for feature films. While talking on the phone one day, they each contributed key parts for the idea of Early Edition. Rubenfeld believed the idea was more suited to television than a feature film, noting that, "it was a unique way to put a character in physical jeopardy each week." The duo proceeded to write a document that described the show's characters and setting, treatments for the first twelve episodes (a document known as a show's "bible" in the TV industry
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843 and illustrated by John Leech. A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser, visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a gentler man. Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol during a period when the British were exploring and re-evaluating past Christmas traditions, including carols and newer customs such as Christmas trees, he was influenced by the experiences of his own youth and by the Christmas stories of other authors including Washington Irving and Douglas Jerrold. Dickens had written three Christmas stories prior to the novella, was inspired following a visit to the Field Lane Ragged School, one of several establishments for London's street children; the treatment of the poor and the ability of a selfish man to redeem himself by transforming into a more sympathetic character are the key themes of the story.
There is discussion among academics as to whether this was a secular story, or if it is a Christian allegory. Published on 19 December, the first edition sold out by Christmas Eve. Most critics reviewed the novella favourably; the story was illicitly copied in January 1844. He went on to write four other Christmas stories in subsequent years. In 1849 he began public readings of the story which proved so successful he undertook 127 further performances until 1870, the year of his death. A Christmas Carol has been translated into several languages. A Christmas Carol captured the zeitgeist of the mid-Victorian revival of the Christmas holiday. Dickens had acknowledged the influence of the modern Western observance of Christmas and inspired several aspects of Christmas, including family gatherings, seasonal food and drink, games and a festive generosity of spirit; the book is divided into five chapters, which Dickens titled "staves". A Christmas Carol opens on a bleak, cold Christmas Eve in London, seven years after the death of Ebenezer Scrooge's business partner, Jacob Marley.
Scrooge, an ageing miser, dislikes Christmas and refuses a dinner invitation from his nephew Fred—the son of Fan, Scrooge's dead sister. He turns away two men who seek a donation from him to provide food and heating for the poor and only grudgingly allows his overworked, underpaid clerk, Bob Cratchit, Christmas Day off with pay to conform to the social custom; that night Scrooge is visited at home by Marley's ghost, who wanders the Earth entwined by heavy chains and money boxes forged during a lifetime of greed and selfishness. Marley tells Scrooge that he has a single chance to avoid the same fate: he will be visited by three spirits and must listen or be cursed to carry much heavier chains of his own; the first spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Past, takes Scrooge to Christmas scenes of Scrooge's boyhood, reminding him of a time when he was more innocent. The scenes reveal Scrooge's lonely childhood at boarding school, his relationship with his beloved sister Fan, a Christmas party hosted by his first employer, Mr Fezziwig, who treated him like a son.
Scrooge's neglected fiancée Belle is shown ending their relationship, as she realises that he will never love her as much as he loves money. They visit a now-married Belle with her large, happy family on the Christmas Eve that Marley died. Scrooge, upset by hearing Belle's description of the man that he has become, demands that the ghost remove him from the house; the second spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Present, takes Scrooge to a joyous market with people buying the makings of Christmas dinner and to celebrations of Christmas in a miner's cottage and in a lighthouse. Scrooge and the ghost visit Fred's Christmas party. A major part of this stave is taken up with Bob Cratchit's family feast and introduces his youngest son, Tiny Tim, a happy boy, ill; the spirit informs Scrooge. Before disappearing, the spirit shows Scrooge two hideous, emaciated children named Ignorance and Want, he mocks Scrooge's concern for their welfare. The third spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, shows Scrooge a Christmas Day in the future.
The silent ghost reveals scenes involving the death of a disliked man whose funeral is attended by local businessmen only on condition that lunch is provided. His charwoman and the local undertaker steal his possessions to sell to a fence; when he asks the spirit to show a single person who feels emotion over his death, he is only given the pleasure of a poor couple who rejoice that his death gives them more time to put their finances in order. When Scrooge asks to see tenderness connected with any death, the ghost shows him Bob Cratchit and his family mourning the death of Tiny Tim; the ghost allows Scrooge to see a neglected grave, with a tombstone bearing Scrooge's name. Sobbing, Scrooge pledges to change his ways. Scrooge awakens on Christmas morning a changed man, he makes a large donation to the charity he rejected the day before, anonymously sends a large turkey to the Cratchit home for Christmas dinner and spends the afternoon with Fred's family. The following day he gives Cratchit an increase in pay and begins to become a father figure to Tiny Tim.
From on Scrooge treats everyone with kindness, generosity and co
The Informant! is a 2009 American biographical-comedy-crime film directed by Steven Soderbergh. Written by Scott Z. Burns, the film stars Matt Damon as the titular informant named Mark Whitacre, as well as Scott Bakula, Joel McHale and Melanie Lynskey, it depicts Whitacre's involvement as a whistle blower in the lysine price-fixing conspiracy of the mid-1990s as described in the 2000 nonfiction book The Informant, by journalist Kurt Eichenwald. Released on September 18, 2009, The Informant! received positive reviews from critics, with praise directed towards Matt Damon's performance and the film's comedic yet ironic tone, although the latter has been a point of derision by other critics. Mark Whitacre, a rising star at the Archer Daniels Midland office in Decatur, during the early 1990s, blows the whistle on the company’s price-fixing tactics at the urging of his wife Ginger. One night in November 1992, Whitacre confesses to FBI special agent Brian Shepard that ADM executives—including Whitacre himself—had met with competitors to fix the price of lysine, an additive used in the commercial livestock industry.
Whitacre secretly gathers hundreds of hours of video and audio over several years to present to the FBI. He assists in gathering evidence by clandestinely taping the company’s activity in business meetings at various locations around the globe such as Tokyo, Mexico City, Hong Kong collecting enough evidence of collaboration and conspiracy to warrant a raid of ADM. Whitacre’s good deed dovetails with his own major infractions, while his internal, secret struggle with bipolar disorder seems to take over his exploits; the bulk of the film focuses on Whitacre's meltdown resulting from the pressures of wearing a wire and organizing surveillance for the FBI for three years, instigated by Whitacre's reaction, in manic overlays, to various trivial magazine articles he reads. In a stunning turn of events following the covert portion of the case, headlines around the world report Whitacre had embezzled $9 million from his own company during the same period of time he was secretly working with the FBI and taping his co-workers, while aiming to be elected as ADM CEO following the arrest and conviction of the remaining upper management members.
In the ensuing chaos, Whitacre appears to shift his trust and randomly destabilize his relationships with Special Agents Shepard and Herndon and numerous attorneys in the process. Authorities at ADM begin investigating the forged papertrail Whitacre had built to cover his own deeds. After being confronted with evidence of his fraud, Whitacre's defensive claims begin to spiral out of control, including an accusation of assault and battery against Agent Shepard and the FBI, which had made a substantial move to distance their case from Whitacre entirely; because of this major infraction and Whitacre’s bizarre behavior, he is sentenced to a prison term three times as long as that meted out to the white-collar criminals he helped to catch. In the epilogue, Agent Herndon visits Whitacre in prison as he videotapes a futile appeal to seek a presidential pardon. Overweight and psychologically beaten after his years long ordeal, Whitacre is released from prison, with his wife Ginger waiting to greet him.
In 2002, after completing Ocean's Eleven, Soderbergh announced his intent to adapt the book The Informant by Kurt Eichenwald, a former journalist for The New York Times. Scott Z. Burns wrote the script based on the book. Production began in 2008 in Decatur, Illinois. Filming was done at the former Whitacre mansion in Moweaqua, Illinois, a small town about 25 miles from Decatur, at Illini Country Club in Springfield, Illinois; some exterior shots were done in Mesa, Arizona, in November 2008. Other portions of the film were shot in the Coachella California; the film was released on September 18, 2009. Damon gained 20 -- 30 pounds for the role. For the film Soderbergh cast a number of stand up comedians in prominent and supporting roles, including Andrew Daly, Joel McHale, Allan Havey, Tom Papa, Patton Oswalt, Rick Overton, Paul F. Tompkins, the Smothers Brothers and Bob Zany; the film opened at #2 behind Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs with $10,545,000. As of December 17, 2009, the film had grossed $33,316,821 domestically and $41,771,168 worldwide.
In the United Kingdom, the film opened at #10 with £179,612 from the opening weekend. It was the third highest new entry after The Twilight Saga: New Moon; the film received favorable reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes reported that 80% of critics gave positive reviews based on 226 reviews with an average score of 6.8/10. Another review aggregator, which assigns a weighted average rating, reported a score of 66 out of 100 based on 37 reviews from mainstream critics. Roger Ebert awarded the film 4 stars out of 4, claiming "The Informant! is fascinating in the way it reveals two levels of events, not always visible to each other or to the audience." While giving the film the grade of a B, Entertainment Weekly noted that "Soderbergh has chosen to apply an attitude of arch whoopee, a greasy veneer of mirth over what is, no joke, a serious mess of malfeasance and mental instability," concluding, "Soderbergh made the choice to abandon interesting, dispassionate empathy for the more quick-fix payoff of amusement."
Rolling Stone gave the film three-and-a-half out of four stars, and, in response to critics of the film's comic tone, Peter Travers commented, "Laugh you will at The Informant!, but it's way too real to laugh off." People magazine assigned the film three-and-a-half out of four stars, saying, "'s a hoot, so is the movie." Todd McCarthy of Variety praised Damon's performa
Kenner is the seventh-largest city in the U. S. State of Louisiana following New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles and Bossier City, it is the largest city in Jefferson Parish and the largest incorporated suburban city of New Orleans. The population was 66,702 at the 2010 census. Inhabited by the Tchoupitoulas Indians, the area along the Mississippi River was the first land in the New Orleans Metropolitan Area on which Europeans set foot. René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle landed there in 1682. In 1855, Kenner was founded by Minor Kenner on land that consisted of three plantation properties, purchased by the Kenner family. At the time, all land north of what is now Airline Highway was swampland. In Kenner on May 10, 1870, "Gypsy" Jem Mace defeated Tom Allen for the heavyweight championship of the bare-knuckle boxing era. During 1915 -- 1931, a New Orleans streetcar line operated between New Kenner; the line ran between the intersection of Rampart and Canal in New Orleans and the intersection of Williams Blvd and Jefferson Hwy in Kenner.
Kenner's growth began in the late 1950s when developers began subdividing and filling the swampland in the northern half of the city. During the 1960s, the construction of Interstate 10 and improvements to Veterans Memorial Highway aided the rapid development of Kenner as a suburb of New Orleans. In 1982, Pan Am Flight 759 crashed in a residential area of Kenner. Eight people on the ground were killed. Six houses were destroyed and five more damaged. On September 5, 2018, Mayor E. Ben Zahn III circulated a memo banning the use of Nike products or the Nike logo "for use or delivery to any City of Kenner Recreating facility" ostensibly as a reaction to the decision by Nike to feature Colin Kaepernick in its advertising after his decision to kneel during the playing of the US national anthem at NFL games to protest inequality and police brutality. On September 12, Mayor Zahn reversed the ban after political and legal criticism, stating that it "placed Kenner in a false and unflattering light on the national stage."
Kenner's coordinates are 30°0′35″N 90°15′2″W and has an elevation of 0 ft. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.2 square miles, of which 15.1 square miles is land and 0.1 square miles is water. Kenner is located on the west side of the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner metro area, in Jefferson Parish, its boundaries are Lake Pontchartrain to the north, the Mississippi River to the south, the unincorporated areas of Metairie and River Ridge to the east, St. Charles Parish to the west; as of 2013 there were 66,975 living in Kenner, down from 70,517 people in 2000. The population density was 4,486.0 people per square mile. There were 28,076 housing units; the racial makeup of the city was 48.8% White, 24.0% African American, 22.4% Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% Native American, 3.7% Asian, 3.80% from other races, 2.24% from two or more races. As of the 2000 United States Census, there are 70,517 people, 25,652 households, 18,469 families residing in the city; the population density is 1,798.3/km².
There are 27,378 housing units at an average density of 698.2/km². The racial makeup of the city is 68.12% White, 22.55% African American, 0.40% Native American, 2.84% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 3.80% from other races, 2.24% from two or more races. 13.62% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 25,652 households out of which 36.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% are married couples living together, 16.3% have a female householder with no husband present, 28.0% are non-families. 23.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.1% have someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.72 and the average family size is 3.23. In the city the population is spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, 8.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $39,946, the median income for a family is $45,866. Males have a median income of $34,964 versus $24,051 for females; the per capita income for the city is $19,615. 13.6% of the population and 11.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.7% of those under the age of 18 and 12.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. As of 2010, Hispanics and Latinos made up 22% of Kenner's population. Of the 20 U. S. Census Bureau tracts in Kenner, 12 of them have Hispanic populations of 15% or more. One of those census tracts has the highest number of Latino people in all of Louisiana. By 2011, many business catering to Hispanics and Latinos had opened in Kenner; as of 2000, Hispanics were 14% of Kenner's population and six census tracts had greater than 15% Hispanic populations. A portion of north Kenner is called "Little Honduras." Kenner's Hispanic Resource Center offers English as a second language classes and after school programs.
Kenner is home to the following: Louis Armstrong International Airport – New Orleans' international airport. Pontchartrain Center – Opened in 1991, it is the second-largest convention center in the New Orleans metro area. Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner – one of the major hospitals in the New Orleans metro area; the Esplanade Mall – Opened in 1983, it is one of the two largest mall