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2005-09-13 12:16:59

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New Orleans Saints will split their final seven home games of the season between San Antonio and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the NFL announced on Monday. Left homeless after Hurricane Katrina roared through New Orleans devastating the city and severely damaging the Superdome, the Saints will play their scheduled home opener next week against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, New Jersey. They will then play two games at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The...

2005-09-13 00:47:17

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New Orleans Saints will split their final seven home games of the season between San Antonio and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the NFL announced on Monday. Left homeless after Hurricane Katrina roared through New Orleans devastating the city and severely damaging the Superdome, the Saints will play their scheduled home opener next week against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, New Jersey. They will then play two games at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The...

2005-09-07 11:12:53

By Adam Tanner HOUSTON (Reuters) - Free housing options for refugees from Hurricane Katrina include hotel rooms, private homes, cruise ship staterooms and the world's largest homeless shelter, but where survivors end up depends on luck and determination. Texas has evacuated 245,000 people from Louisiana, and thousands more came on their own and received public shelter. But the standards vary dramatically as local officials scramble to accommodate one of the greatest flows of...

2005-09-07 11:06:24

By Adam Tanner HOUSTON (Reuters) - Free housing options for refugees from Hurricane Katrina include hotel rooms, private homes, cruise ship staterooms and the world's largest homeless shelter, but where survivors end up depends on luck and determination. Texas has evacuated 245,000 people from Louisiana, and thousands more came on their own and received public shelter. But the standards vary dramatically as local officials scramble to accommodate one of the greatest flows of...

2005-09-07 11:46:34

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (Reuters) - The Louisiana Superdome, home of the New Orleans Saints football team, and recently the scene or rape and murder when it housed hurricane survivors, was severely damaged by Katrina but talk of tearing it down is premature, its manager said on Wednesday. Fixing the $500 million, state-owned stadium, which has hosted a papal visit and a presidential nomination, could cost $100 million, said Doug Thornton, regional vice president of SMG, the company...

2005-09-06 16:58:02

By Paul Simao NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Relief workers cruised the flooded streets of New Orleans in small boats on Tuesday, blowing whistles and yelling out for stranded survivors of Hurricane Katrina, but found few signs of life. In Gentilly, a middle-class neighborhood that was among the hardest hit during the hurricane, street signs poked out of the murky, tea-colored waters and countless cars lay submerged amid other debris in the depths. The bloated body of a man floated on a...

2005-09-06 14:29:12

Reuters' Denver-based photographer Rick Wilking arrived in New Orleans two days before Hurricane Katrina hit and stayed in the greater New Orleans area for six days. The following is his personal account of the storm and its violent aftermath. By Rick Wilking NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - It was dawn when he showed up out of nowhere. "Hey man, there's a ton of media up here and they have a lot of stuff. I don't see any cops. There's no security." The man in ragged clothes summoned his...

2005-09-04 01:56:22

By Mark Egan NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans looked all but empty on Sunday after the final evacuation of battered survivors of Hurricane Katrina, while top Bush administration officials, stung by anger at their relief efforts, were fanning out across the afflicted region. Rescuers in a vast eight-hour operation cleared New Orleans' Superdome football stadium and the convention center of thousands who had taken shelter there during the catastrophic storm only to fall prey to...

2005-09-03 21:48:51

By Mark Egan NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - President George W. Bush ordered more troops to secure New Orleans on Saturday as rescuers evacuated thousands of desperate refugees and closed two huge shelters plagued by murder, rape and chaos. Under fire for his government's slow response to Hurricane Katrina, which wrecked the city of jazz and Mardi Gras and may have killed thousands of people, Bush said he will send 7,200 additional active-duty troops over three days. Another 10,000...

2005-09-03 19:44:47

By Mark Egan NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - President George W. Bush ordered more troops to secure New Orleans on Saturday as rescuers evacuated thousands of desperate refugees and closed two huge shelters plagued by murder, rape and chaos. Under fire for his government's slow response to Hurricane Katrina, which wrecked the city of jazz and Mardi Gras and may have killed thousands of people, Bush said he will send 7,200 additional active-duty troops over three days. Another 10,000...