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(AP) The evacuation of the Superdome was suspended Thursday after shots were fired at a military helicopter, an ambulance official overseeing the operation said. No immediate injuries were reported.
"We have suspended operations until they gain control of the Superdome," said Richard Zeuschlag, head of Acadian Ambulance, which was handling the evacuation of sick and injured people from the Superdome.
He said that military would not fly out of the Superdome either because of the gunfire and that the National Guard told him that it was sending 100 military police officers to gain control.
"That's not enough," Zeuschlag. "We need a thousand."
Army San Antonio needs donation
of 150,000 square foot warehouse, and some forklifts, to begin
gathering donations of baby food and other much-needed supplies
to be trucked to Katrina victims (call J.D. at 352-2000).
To donate money please call 1 800 SAL-ARMY
FRIDAY 6a-7p -- H-E-B taking hurricane relief donations
300 Olmos Dv at San Pedro • 6850 FM78 at Foster
7010 S Zarzamora at SW Military Drive • 9900 Wurzbach Road
KATRINA BLOG WWL New Orleans
SunHerald.com So. Mississippi
WDSU-TV New Orleans
MSNBC blog | MSNBC citizens' blog
DeadlyKatrina.com | StormDigest.com
Yesterday a few people jumped on me because I so strongly criticized the slowness of the overall government rescue response, which I rather strongly characterized as some people "sitting on their ass" when they should be jumping. I said the President should have someone calling the states adjacent to the stricken area to request city buses and school buses "right now" to drive to New Orleans and rescue people.
This morning I spotted this on the WWL blog:
5:55 A.M. - State of Louisiana Military Department: The Governor's office has requested the use of school busses from Louisiana schools to help with the evacuation of New Orleans
So many bureaucrats and politicians are blowing hot air over how wonderful and organized the rescue effort is, and what a fine job is being done, that I believe a word definition is in order:
bloviate v. to speak loudly, verbosely, and at great length, without saying much. It is a pseudo-Latin alteration of blow, in its slang sense 'to boast', also the inspiration for the early-nineteenth-century blowhard.
Skilled Anchor-ette Quote of the Day
FoxNews' Brigit Someone to a Louisiana congressman: "Are you hopeful the looting will stop soon?"
First bus to Astrodome had been commandeered by refugees
Inside the Superdome: "Now we are in Hell!"
Some gasoline soars to $6
S. Kelley - New Orleans Times-Picayune