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RE: KATRINA

A couple of you have sent me this link with reference to this update:

2:19 P.M. – (AP) More than 100 Tulane University students displaced by Hurricane Katrina arrived at Southern Methodist University Wednesday, including the entire football team.

I was tempted to make jokes about the Mustangs finally able to field a decent football team, but I decided not to.

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As horrible as it appears to be going in New Orleans (and beyond), this sort of thing no longer seems off topic. We’ll try not to turn FB over entirely to Katrina coverage, but this is worth passing along. An e-mail is making the rounds. It was written by a student assistant in LSU’s sports information department. Chilling account of turning the university’s facilities into a help center (and morgue):
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A traveling FBvian puts the Galveston comparison in sharper contrast:

Referencing the rebuilding of Galveston following the 1900 storm when talking about NOLA gives a little reason to be optimistic. However, bear in mind that Galveston was considered the New York of the South prior to that storm, and many people believe that it would have been one of the largest cities in the United States if not for the hurricane. My visit to Galveston last summer hardly conjured images of NYC. I think everyone needs to get used to the fact that NOLA as we know it may be gone.

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A PR-producing FBvian offers some thoughts on my New Orleans post:

1) Galveston rebuilt after its hurricane. 2) The Dallas Tourism Bunch is probably scrambling to go after the convention business that had been slated for N.O. in coming months. Wouldn’t it be nice if we donated a percentage of the redirected business to help N.O.?

1) Yes, but Galveston wasn’t built below sea level. And, as another FBvian noted to me, they didn’t rebuild Pompeii. 2) Yes, it would.

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A natural-disaster-obsessed FrontBurnervian tells us the AP is reporting that the DISD says it will enroll the children of any Katrina refugees who ask for it. The same FBvian as us politely to refrain from making Wilmer-Hutchins comments.

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