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2008-09-22 09:00:28

HOUSTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gateway Energy Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: GNRG) provided today an update of the condition of its assets in light of the effects of Hurricane Ike, which made landfall near Galveston, Texas on September 12, 2008. Initial indications are that the most significant damage was incurred at the Crystal Beach facility, which has not recently provided material revenues to the Company. Gateway's other offshore assets sustained little to no damage....

2008-09-22 09:00:08

By Angela K. Brown and Cain Burdeau Associated Press ANAHUAC, Texas -- Wearing jeans and rubber boots, clutching Bibles and weeping between hymns, residents of the storm-shattered Texas coast comforted each other Sunday at makeshift church services that provided more than a respite from Hurricane Ike cleanup. About 50 people came together on a basketball court outside the Oak Island Baptist Church, just south of Interstate 10 about a mile from the tip of Trinity Bay. They sat on folding...

2008-09-21 15:30:00

Authorities in hurricane-hit Galveston, Texas, say residents can start returning home at mid-week now that nearly half the city's water system is working again. Residents can begin returning at 6 a.m. Wednesday, but those who live west of the seawall will be discouraged from staying because of the severe damage remaining from last week's hurricane, Ike, the Galveston (Texas) Daily News reported Sunday. Nearly half of the city's water and sewer system was operating again Saturday and city...

2008-09-21 15:30:00

By Cain Burdeau and Angela K. Brown Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas -- Rats, raw sewage and a no-excuses curfew await exiled residents who try to return to storm-wrecked Galveston Island when it reopens this week, officials warned Saturday, a week after Hurricane Ike came thundering ashore. Ugly as the city's last week and immediate future may be, the grim predictions didn't seem to scare some of the 45,000 evacuated islanders from trying to get home, even though most of the island won't...

2008-09-21 09:00:07

By CAIN BURDEAU By Cain Burdeau and Angela K. Brown The Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas Rats, raw sewage and a no-excuses curfew await exiled residents who try to return to storm-wrecked Galveston Island when it reopens this week, officials warned Saturday, a week after Hurricane Ike came thundering ashore. Ugly as the city's past week and immediate future may be, the grim predictions didn't seem to scare some of the 45,000 evacuated islanders from trying to get home, even though...

2008-09-20 12:15:00

By Juan A. Lozano and Christopher Sherman Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas -- Hurricane Ike's death toll kept creeping higher Friday, a week after the storm's winds arrived, though there were signs of progress on Galveston Island and back on the mainland. A lone pump was back on at a gas station about two blocks behind the Galveston seawall. Cell phone service was mostly restored and power was gradually coming back on. More than half of Houston still didn't have electricity, though, and...

2008-09-19 18:00:24

Medical officials in Texas treating patients for Hurricane Ike-related maladies or other ailments say the storm also created a near health disaster. The Texas public health commission warned of a public health crisis if post-hurricane conditions persist for long, the USA Today. The University of Texas Medical Branch, a major hospital and trauma center in hard-hit Galveston, is closed because of water and wind damage. "We are getting slammed," says Jamie McCarthy, director of emergency...

2008-09-19 09:00:20

By MATTHEW JONES By Matthew Jones The Virginian-Pilot GALVESTON, Texas The landing craft approached the shore, looking for a place to wedge itself into the sand. "Brace for the beach," yelled Chief Warrant Officer Tim Baker. The craft shuddered, then the boat's front gate descended. Baker's amphibious cargo hauler eased into the surf and onto the shore. To the right stood a restaurant that had been stripped to nothing more than its frame. To the left stood three rows of...

2008-09-19 09:00:20

By MICHAEL GRACZYK By Michael Graczyk and Cain Burdeau The Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas Hundreds of people whose beachfront homes were wrecked by Hurricane Ike may be barred from rebuilding under a little-noticed Texas law. And even those whose houses were spared could end up seeing them condemned by the state. Now here's the saltwater in the wound: It could be a year before the state tells these homeowners what they may or may not do. Worse, if these homeowners do lose...

2008-09-19 06:00:29

By Donna Leinwand Texas hospitals slammed as post-hurricane conditions deteriorate HOUSTON -- A 30-year-old man falls 25 feet from a cherry picker, smacking his head and breaking his leg so badly that bone pokes through his thigh. A trauma team at Texas Medical Center's Memorial Hermann Hospital crowds around him. Nearby, a trauma team prepares for a patient arriving by helicopter who was hit in the head by a falling tree. It is noon Thursday, five days after...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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