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Old 09-23-2005, 03:50 PM   #346
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prayers to your's Sicy & Nb

And everyone else down there!

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Old 09-23-2005, 03:58 PM   #347
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I had no idea knee replacements were that dangerous. Is she on drugs with serious side effects, or is it just that the leg can't tolerate motion?
Confinement in a car would be intollerable. I didn't mean it to sound life threatening.
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Well, hopefully she can manage to find a way to get someplace safe, nb. Good luck to her, too .

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Well, hopefully she can manage to find a way to get someplace safe, nb. Good luck to her, too .

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Luckily for them, my father-in-law is visiting them. Even at age 73, if something needed to be done, he can find a way to do it.
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Luckily for them, my father-in-law is visiting them. Even at age 73, if something needed to be done, he can find a way to do it.
That's great . Yay for him.

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Man Who Fled Katrina Shot Dead in Tenn.

By BILL POOVEY, Associated Press Writer

A man who sought safety from Hurricane Katrina in Tennessee was gunned down in the street and died, possibly during a robbery of his Red Cross relief money.

Don Maurice Airline, 24, of Metairie, La., was found on a secluded road with five gunshots to his head. Days before he was killed last week, the Red Cross gave him a debit card worth several hundred dollars.

Detective R. Kenneth Freeman said he knew of no other such killings of Katrina refugees and was sorry the shooting happened in Chattanooga, where the Red Cross, churches and social agencies are helping hundreds who fled Katrina.

Investigators found five handgun shell casings with Airline's body, less than a mile from a Red Cross shelter where he had stayed. Police were investigating whether robbery was the motive; no one has been charged.

Airline's mother, Sheila Airline, described the death as "just senseless."

"For someone to take my child's life, they robbed him. I know they robbed him because the Red Cross gave him money and the detective can't find it," she said Thursday in a telephone interview from Kenner, La.

Her son had left a Chattanooga nightclub with at least two men and a woman hours before his body was spotted early Saturday on a weedy roadside in south Chattanooga, Freeman said.

Sheila Airline, 41, said she went to stay with relatives in Louisiana when she evacuated Aug. 28, while he first went to Houston with some cousins.

"I told him to be careful," his mother said. "I told him, 'You're going to Houston and that's a strange city and you don't know what to expect. You be careful until you get home again."
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Oh, my god....

That's awful. What the hell...?

My condolances to his family and friends.
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I am sorry to say this, but after Katrina, when all these gov't officials started falling all over themselves to pat each other on the back the day after, about how good a job they did, and then the story changed only after the actual reporters on the street brought us live footage to challenge the official line, I willnever again belewive what ANYBODY says unless I have the visual footage to back it up. And it doesn't matter who is in power.

Yesterday Texas officials said that they were able to safely evacuate all those stranded on highway north of Houston to safety. This was at 6 PM. They said the traffic jams heading east towards Baton Rouge has eased, and I believed that, b/c most people weren't going to La, they were headed north.

Now you tell me...the cars were backed up 100 miles north of the city, (8 lanes wide, remember) and the Pentagon had to fly in gas. This was as of Thurs night, 11 PM, I heard the report. Now you tel me...let's assume a rescue mission had been under way, and they had managed to get 90 miles worth of cars evacuated out of 100. That's still ten miles of cars left by Fri morning. And overnight, let's remember. And remember that the only roads out were the roads leading out from the exits, which would be taken up by rescue personnel. The traffic jam leaving the highway would be as great as that on the highway itself. that would, of course, leave open the only option left: a massive airlift of thousands of people in 24 hrs or less...(assuming each car was filled with families.) How many hundreds or thousands of cars is that? We are talking about a MASSIVE airlift of people. And say there was no need for an airlift. They's all be safely in shelters.

One thing I noticed greatly between Thurs and Fri. The actual location of the live reports. In contrast to Katrina, there were NO reports coming directly from Houston...(mayve a couple), no LIVE pictures/flyovers of the highway taken Friday. And we do not knoe exactly where the shlters are--or if we do, there have been few if any actual intervoews/.reports with evacuees, or from shelters, in contrast to La, where people were talking to people allover the place, and this on Monday, BEFORE the crap began.

Of course the last time I saw the news was last night. I haven't yet today....so by now I've been proved wrong. Maybe we do have live interviews from shelters and live flyovers of the former evacuation route, proving that the cars are empty. Where are the interviews and footage of crowds of people being rescued from their cars? Great stories there. I'd believe it if it were seen--live, AS it happens, and not after, when selecctive footage could be weeded out for public consumption, when it could be the exception rather than the rule.

I'm sure the lessons were learned, and we got the proper response this time. But when you hear officials telling us BEFORE the storm hits saying they were able to get everyone out, I am NEVER trusting them again. I'm not believing one thing they say until a week from now at least. Oh and BTW..I notice the news mentions sick people (almost all of whom are seen white), nursing homes, etc. How come nobody is asking how they got the people who didn't own cars out of Houston? Surely the light rail system wasn't all set aside for the drug dealers, welfare queens and potential looters? I've noticed the only prominent (repeated) feature with a black person in it is a) the lady carrying her dog in a white box and b) a man walking away from a man saying "we've kkown each other too long for you to leave." (I would guess they didn;t know each other very well, from the way the guy waved him off. A black man who loked poor walking away from rescue by a man who sounded white.)

Sorry... I am STILL angry over last month and I haven't forgotten. Excuse my rant..I didn't name names.
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finally a GOOD story..

Katrina evacuee hits jackpot
After winning $1.6 million, New Orleanean wants a new house

(CNN) -- Jacquelyn Sherman had not had much luck since Hurricane Katrina sent her fleeing from her New Orleans home.

That changed on Tuesday, when the money flooded in.

The 57-year-old retired librarian won $1.6 million playing the slot machine at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, Louisiana.

When asked how she'd spend the money, Sherman replied, "First of all, I would like to find somewhere to live because my house was destroyed in Katrina."

Sherman has been staying in her sister's three-bedroom home in Opelousas with about 26 other people since Katrina flooded 80 percent of New Orleans and left her homeless.

With $20 in hand, Sherman was en route with her sister to do some shopping when, on a whim, she decided to try her luck at the slots.

"I was on the road to Kmart and decided to stop at the casino," which is around the corner from her sister's home, she told CNN

Seventeen quarters and $4.25 later, she was a millionaire.

"When you first see it happen, you just go dunce," said Sherman, still appearing somewhat dazed by her good fortune.

"You just don't realize what done happened until the person next to you hits you and says, 'Well, you done did it.'"
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I am happy she won the money.

But I fear the example it sets for others on "their last $20". The allure of instant riches is powerful and destructive.
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