LOUISIANA: King of the Crescent City

Nominated last week for a fourth term as New Orleans' mayor (and facing no Republican opposition in the April 8 general election): balding, bouncy Democrat deLesseps Story Morrison, 46, onetime boy wonder of Louisiana politics. During the campaign, Morrison's five primary opponents tilted at crime and police corruption, taunted the mayor as "a dictator," whipped up false fears over integration. Confident "Chep" Morrison calmly pointed to the glassy, classy $8,000,000 city hall he built, the miles of Morrison-paved streets, improved garbage collections, New Orleans' impressive new railroad terminal and the 30 buildings added to the city's skyline in a...

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