Friday, December 16, 2005
Quick Hits 12/16
Katrina bus tours: Education or Exploitation?
Trent Lott sues his insurance company
How many heroes?
Read their story when you have a few minutes. It will make your holiday season brigher.
Saints likely to return to Louisiana next year
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.
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Quick Hits 12/15
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
Katrina Killed Whitey
Monday, December 12, 2005
Most interesting editorial to date
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
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