Friday, December 16, 2005


Quick Hits 12/16

There will be more later, but it's early and I'm bored...

Katrina bus tours: Education or Exploitation?

Trent Lott sues his insurance company


How many heroes?

I just keep reading more and more stories like this one. The folks at Charity Hospital and so many others worked for days to save the lives of others, and it is incomprehensible to all of those like myself who experienced it all on TV.

Read their story when you have a few minutes. It will make your holiday season brigher.


Saints likely to return to Louisiana next year

Associated Press
Dec. 15 NEW ORLEANS — Saints players say a recent meeting with NFL Players Association executive director Gene Upshaw left them with the impression that they'll most likely report to work at the team's undamaged training headquarters in suburban New Orleans next season.
Upshaw met with Saints players in San Antonio and said he favored returning them to their training facility in Metairie and having them split their eight regular season home games between Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge and the Louisiana Superdome, if possible, players said.

More here

Thursday, December 15, 2005


Quick Hits 12/15

Bush committs $3.1B to fix and strengthen levees

IRS offering tax breaks to hurricane victims, volunteers and donors

Red Cross chief quits in Katrina row

In Katrina's mess, maps as good as lifesavers

Katrina Evacuees Decry Mardi Gras Plans

Katrina victims: 'Living in barns'


Latest favorite editorial title

Even though it is a right-wing rant, rife with falsehood, get a load of this:

Katrina Killed Whitey

Monday, December 12, 2005


Most interesting editorial to date

Hurricane Katrina lesson: Be sure to keep gun handy


Katrina Victims Plan Holiday Ad In D.C. Newspaper

Maybe this is a necessary evil, but I can think of a thousand ways that money would be better spent here, now.

Some Hurricane Katrina victims are hoping a newspaper ad keeps them in front of Congress during the holidays.

They've raised more than $10,000 to buy an ad in the Capitol Hill newspaper "Roll Call."

The ad is called "A message from homeless New Orleanians."

Itsays many storm victims have lived like refugees in their own country.

It also says they're still waiting for Congress to spearhead the rebuilding of flood protection in New Orleans.

One resident says the ad should remind lawmakers that many New Orleans area residents won't be able to go home for Christmas.

Others say they want to remind the federal government of its obligations to help.

Source story here


Quick Hits 12/12

Louisiana Releases Details on Deaths From Hurricane Katrina and Later Flooding
Nineteen bodies were found on the overpass where Interstates 610 and 10 split, where they were dumped or where people died while waiting to be rescued. Nearly 80 people died in pairs, found together in or near their houses. A vast majority of the victims of Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent levee breaks in New Orleans died alone.

Bush attention wanders from Katrina as reconstruction lags

Evacuees of Hurricane Katrina Resettle Along a Racial Divide

Cleanup crews tackle Katrina's nasty leftovers

Fight over White House files for House investigation

Katrina stories by those who were there in Mississippi

Students from Houston, New Orleans break out in massive brawl

Some post-Katrina requests being questioned

South Carolina looking into company selling Katrina pins

Katrina triggering mental health crisis

Time and National Geographic have Katrina photo books

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