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This web log is a news and views blog. The primary aim is to provide an avenue for the expression and collection of ideas on sustainable, fair, and just, grassroot level development. Some of the topics that the blog will specifically address are: poverty reduction, rural development, educational issues, social empowerment, post-Tsunami relief and reconstruction, livelihood development, environmental conservation and bio-diversity. 

Monday, September 05, 2005

New Orleans Begins Counting Its Dead

New Orleans Begins Counting Its Dead - Yahoo! News: "'The guy who runs this building I'm in, emergency management, he's responsible for everything. His mother was trapped in St. Bernard nursing home, and every day she called him and said, `Are you coming, son? Is somebody coming?' And he said, `And yeah, Momma, somebody's coming to get you. Somebody's coming to get you on Tuesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Wednesday. Somebody's coming to get you Thursday. Somebody's coming to get you on Friday' and she drowned Friday night. She drowned on Friday night,' Broussard said.
'Nobody's coming to get her, nobody's coming to get her. The secretary's promise, everybody's promise. They've had press conferences. I'm sick of the press conferences. For God's sakes, shut up and send us somebody.'

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