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2005-09-03 15:23:55

By Mark Egan NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - People left homeless by Hurricane Katrina told horrific stories of rape, murder and trigger happy guards in two New Orleans centers that were set up as shelters but became places of violence and terror. Police and National Guard troops on Saturday closed down the two centers -- the Superdome arena and the city's convention center -- but them penned them in outside in sweltering heat to keep them from trying to walk out of the city. Military...

2005-09-03 14:49:40

By Mark Egan NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - President George W. Bush ordered more troops to help evacuate and secure New Orleans on Saturday as rescuers moved thousands of desperate refugees out of the city and shut down two huge shelters that had become the scene of murder, rape and chaos. Under fire for his government's slow response to Hurricane Katrina, which wrecked one of the world's most famous cities and may have killed thousands of people, Bush said he will send in 7,200...

2005-09-03 09:48:57

By Mark Egan NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The arrival of government aid finally brought hope to hurricane-ravaged New Orleans on Saturday but anger ran deep that the help took days to appear and officials warned the recovery would be long and difficult. After days of waiting that magnified their despair, the survivors of Hurricane Katrina greeted military convoys arriving in the flooded city on Friday to confront rampant lawlessness and bring desperately needed food, water and medical...

2005-09-03 08:10:11

By Mark Egan NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Friday night in New Orleans was never like this. Known for its raucous Mardi Gras festival, distinctive jazz, Francophile culture and unique architecture, New Orleans is still in crisis from floods that devastated the city following hurricane Katrina, leaving thousands homeless and desperate to leave. And on some less glamorous streets, the stench of death permeates everything. As dusk fell on Friday evening, a woman's bloated and brutally...

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2005-09-02 05:55:00

HOUSTON -- They lived in or near New Orleans, the city famed for jazz, Mardi Gras and letting "the good times roll." Now having escaped the hell their home became after Hurricane Katrina, they never want to go back. Survivors evacuated from New Orleans' Superdome in a huge convoy of buses arrived at Houston's Astrodome grateful for their lives but bitter about their ordeal during the storm and what they described as local officials' indifference to their fate. "Call it biblical. Call it...

2005-09-02 01:30:00

By Carolyn Abate OAKLAND, California (Reuters) - The New Orleans Saints pro football team played their last exhibition game on Thursday but said the havoc back home weighed heavily on their minds at a time many players are looking forward to the new season. Wide receiver Daunte Stallworth said that even though his home escaped damage he still found it difficult to concentrate on the game at hand. "The real battle is back in New Orleans," he said. "It's heartbreaking." Nearly 80 percent of New...

2005-09-01 14:51:51

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rock 'n' roll legend Fats Domino is among the tens of thousands of New Orleans residents unaccounted for after floodwaters swamped the city famed for its musical heritage, friends said on Thursday. The 76-year-old musician, beloved for his boogie-woogie piano style and such hits as "Ain't That a Shame" and "Blueberry Hill," told his manager Al Embry on Monday that he planned to "ride out" Hurricane Katrina at his home in New Orleans, the Fox News.com Web site...

2005-09-01 11:35:00

NEW YORK - The National Football League donated $1 million to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina on Wednesday and began the search for a temporary home for the New Orleans Saints. Baseball's New York Yankees also donated $1 million to relief efforts. "The NFL and its clubs are working on other initiatives to assist in the relief effort," commissioner Paul Tagliabue said in a statement. With the Superdome ravaged by Katrina and most of New Orleans under water, the NFL is looking into...

2005-09-01 10:38:09

By Jason Reed NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Chaos and lawlessness hampered the evacuation of New Orleans on Thursday and a U.S. senator said thousands may have died in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina devastated the U.S. Gulf Coast. In New Orleans, shell-shocked officials tried to regain control of the historic jazz city reduced to a swampy ruin by Monday's storm. Bodies floated in the flooded city and authorities still could only guess how many people had died. "We don't have numbers....

2005-09-01 08:56:06

By Jason Reed NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Authorities suspended an evacuation of New Orleans on Thursday after a reported shooting at a U.S. military helicopter and President George W. Bush urged "zero tolerance" for lawlessness in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Thousands of people died after the storm devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu said. In New Orleans, shell-shocked officials tried to regain control of the historic jazz city reduced...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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