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2010-06-01 10:37:00

NEW ORLEANS, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Hurricane Katrina's deluge was Biblical. When it hit Louisiana and Mississippi the morning of August 29, 2005, the storm caused fearsome destruction. Then the disaster grew worse. The levees - the man-made walls built to protect New Orleans from the water surrounding it - failed. Their collapse flooded 80 percent of the city. By the time the waters receded and the survivors regrouped, Katrina, and then Hurricane Rita, had claimed more than 1,400 lives...

2010-05-27 10:39:00

Human Need Similar to Katrina and Haiti, but Response Not Forthcoming to Date ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA, among the largest human services and disaster response organizations in the country, reported today that it is not seeing nationwide donations for the Gulf Coast oil spill and the Nashville floods at anywhere near the levels of Katrina, Haiti, American Samoa and numerous other natural disasters. (Logo:...

2008-09-12 18:00:15

By Howard Witt POINT CELESTE, La. - About 40 miles farther inland from here, around the periphery of one of America's most vulnerable major cities, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is engaged in a furious $15 billion construction effort to rebuild the ring of concrete levees and steel floodgates that are supposed to protect New Orleans from catastrophic flooding when the next big hurricane blows ashore. But the front line in the epic and unending battle to keep the Gulf of Mexico from...

2008-09-01 09:00:02

By Stacey Plaisance and Becky Bohrer Associated Press NEW ORLEANS -- With a historic evacuation of nearly 2 million people from the Louisiana coast complete, gun-toting police and National Guardsmen stood watch as rain started to fall on this city's empty streets Sunday night -- and even presidential politics took a back seat as the nation waited to see if Hurricane Gustav would be another Katrina. The storm was set to crash ashore today with frightful force, testing the three years of...

2008-08-31 00:00:17

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Retail gas prices swung higher Friday - the first increase in 43 days - as analysts warned that a direct hit on U.S. energy infrastructure by Hurricane Gustav could send pump prices hurtling toward $5 a gallon.Meanwhile, oil prices ended the day slightly lower, falling for a second straight session. But prices fluctuated sharply as some traders feared supply disruptions and others bet the government will release supplies from the Strategic Petroleum...

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2008-08-29 15:47:21

Tropical Storm Gustav appears to be headed for the Gulf of Mexico on the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's deadly strike on New Orleans. Experts say Gustav is likely to reach this current late Saturday. If the storm misses it or zips through the current, then Gustav probably won't be much of a name to remember. The Loop Current was a key stopover for nearly all the Gulf Coast killers of the past, including Katrina and Camille, said Florida International University professor Hugh...

2008-08-29 15:00:44

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Scott Jensen of the American Chemistry Council, +1-703- 741-5834, scott_jensen@americanchemistry.com ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With another hurricane season upon us, the chemical industry is prepared to build on the successful actions taken to weather previous hurricanes like Katrina and Rita. During Katrina and Rita, American Chemistry Council (ACC) members' emergency preparations worked as planned. Not one employee at a chemical...

2008-07-08 00:00:17

THE line-up for this year's Doncaster Pride festival, to take place on Sunday, August 17, has now been announced. Katrina Leskanich (formerly of 1997 Eurovision winners Katrina and the Waves, best known for their 1990s hit Walking On Sunshine) will headline the event. Other acts include DJ Marky Mark, Kylie Minogue tribute act The Kylie Experience, local band My Sobriquet and jazz performers Fiona and Glenn. Stage manager Annette Ramsay said: "We're still putting the finishing touches...

2007-10-03 06:00:14

MIAMI _ Preston Clark had just wrapped up a grueling, seven-month season on the Bassmaster Elite Series Tour in which he crisscrossed the country several times in a quest to win money and qualify for February's Bassmaster Classic. On a windy, rainy Monday, you would think the last thing Clark would want to do would be to go bass fishing again. But Clark, 43, a three-year pro from Palatka, Fla., just couldn't pass up the invitation from the staff at ESPN to fish the 30-acre infield lake at...

2007-06-04 09:00:43

By O'Neil, Robert M; Cook, Norma C; Finkin, Matthew W; Henry, Myron S; Et al I. INTRODUCTION The devastation that Hurricane Katrina inflicted on the universities of New Orleans in late August 2005 is undoubtedly the most serious disruption of American higher education in the nation's history.1 This was hardly the first time that collegiate facilities had been destroyed and academic programs halted; one need only recall the savage tornadoes that leveled buildings at Central State...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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