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2008-09-05 15:00:31

The Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust has been established to meet the needs of some of those people in Canterbury who are no longer on any waiting list and do not have the personal finances to seek the medical help they require. The hospital is run by the community, for the community, with surgeons, nurses and technicians performing the operations and running clinics free of charge. Funding for the hospital comes directly from individuals, groups, and businesses within the community,...

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...

2006-06-26 19:37:53

By Peter Henderson NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans may take until the end of the year to develop rebuilding plans for all the neighborhoods of the storm-savaged city, Mayor Ray Nagin said on Monday, dismissing criticism that the process is dragging. Hurricane Katrina flooded 80 percent of the city last August, soaking tens of thousands of houses in fetid water for weeks. The disaster left residents uncertain where to rebuild, yet also gave the city a chance to reshape itself....

2006-03-01 22:23:13

By Jeffrey Jones NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said on Wednesday he was shocked by video showing U.S. President George W. Bush being told the day before Hurricane Katrina hit that the city's protective levees could fail. The tape contradicts the president's statement four days after the hurricane struck: "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees." "It surprises me that if there was that kind of awareness, why was the response so slow?" said...

2006-03-01 20:01:43

By Jeffrey Jones NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said on Wednesday he was shocked by video showing U.S. President George W. Bush being told the day before Hurricane Katrina hit that the city's protective levees could fail. The tape contradicts the president's statement four days after the hurricane struck: "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees." "It surprises me that if there was that kind of awareness, why was the response so slow?" said...

2006-02-14 17:10:00

By Kim Dixon NEW ORLEANS -- Hospitals in this hurricane-ravaged city have begun to revive six months after Katrina forced closings and mass evacuations and industry officials say man-made as well as natural obstacles have made the recovery a tough challenge. HCA Inc., the biggest U.S. hospital company, reopened the doors to its Tulane University Hospital on Tuesday to hoopla and promises of readiness. Tulane is close to Bourbon Street, where thousands of tourist revelers are expected to kick...

2006-02-01 13:00:34

CHICAGO (Reuters) - HCA Inc., the nation's biggest hospital operator, said on Wednesday it will reopen Tulane Medical Center for limited service in February, becoming the first hospital to reopen in downtown New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina decimated the city. HCA Chief Executive Officer Jack Bovender, on a conference call after the company reported quarterly earnings, said HCA aims to get Tulane Medical Center back to full service in June. Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA had...

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2005-10-14 05:05:00

Some New Orleans-based scientists lost their life's work in the storm While still dealing with those left dead or homeless by Hurricane Katrina, cities and towns torn by the storm are now turning their attention to another disastrous loss: years of research that could have yielded important medical and scientific knowledge over the coming decades. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has estimated that Katrina inflicted serious damage on about 300 federally funded projects in New Orleans...

2005-10-05 15:23:31

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Charity Hospital in New Orleans, which captured the sympathy of the nation as it struggled to evacuate patients from the chaos and destruction brought by Hurricane Katrina last month, cannot be saved and will be closed, officials said on Wednesday. The Louisiana State University Health Care Services Division said the Charity and University Hospitals were too heavily damaged and were unsalvageable. "The ... Charity and University Hospital buildings were issued...

2005-10-03 22:32:51

By Hilary Burke BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco urged President George W. Bush and Congress on Monday to allow federal funding of city and county payrolls after two lethal hurricanes wiped out many local tax bases. "Our local governments are recovering, but many are on the verge of financial collapse. I'm asking the federal government to help pay the regular-time salaries of these essential public employees during this emergency period," Blanco told...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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