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2005-09-01 03:18:36

By Jason Reed NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Survivors were evacuating the shattered city of New Orleans on Thursday as authorities confronted growing lawlessness and desperation days after Hurricane Katrina blasted the U.S. Gulf Coast. Mayor Ray Nagin declared a state of martial law in the city and ordered police to drop their search-and-rescue operations to concentrate on stopping widespread looting and violence. "We will do what it takes to bring law and order to our area," Gov....

2005-08-31 20:41:31

NEW YORK (Reuters) - 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...

2005-08-31 16:40:42

By Jason Reed NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Authorities began to evacuate about 23,000 refugees from the New Orleans Superdome arena on Wednesday, and President Bush said it would take years to recover from the flooding and devastation sown by Hurricane Katrina. "We are dealing with one of the worst natural disasters in our nation's history," Bush said after returning early to the White House from his Texas vacation to oversee recovery efforts. "This recovery will take a long time. This...

2005-08-31 13:57:57

By Rick Wilking NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - About 23,000 refugees stuck at the New Orleans Superdome arena after Hurricane Katrina flooded the city will be evacuated to Houston under plans announced on Wednesday, as looters and high water sowed chaos. A fleet of buses was to begin ferrying some 23,000 refugees from the storm-battered Superdome to shelter in the Houston Astrodome 350 miles away. In New Orleans, engineers tried to plug a leaking levee that allowed lake water to flood into...

2005-08-31 12:10:08

By Rick Wilking NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - About 23,000 refugees stuck at the New Orleans Superdome arena after Hurricane Katrina flooded the city will be given shelter in Houston, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said on Wednesday, as looters and rising floodwaters sowed chaos in the devastated Louisiana city. Perry told a news conference he would allow the refugees to shelter in the Houston Astrodome after neighboring Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco asked for help. He expected to see people...

2005-08-31 11:22:48

HOUSTON (Reuters) - About 23,000 refugees stuck in the New Orleans Superdome arena after Hurricane Katrina flooded the city will be given shelter in the Houston Astrodome, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said on Wednesday. Perry told a news conference that Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco had requested his help. "She asked if Texas will be willing to accept some 23,000 people who today are stranded in the Superdome. I told her absolutely, we will make (the Astrodome) available, we will do our...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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