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"Thursday was tough because our players got so upset and disappointed because we couldn't play Baker. I reminded them that in the overall scheme of things one game is just that, a game. I told them it (game) was in the hands of a higher authority. It was more important for our police officers in Baker and Zachary to be in New Orleans helping to save lives." Bob Howell
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"A huge section of the U.S. economy is down. It's as complicated as the rescue efforts in New Orleans; it's all these different pieces. You have to get electricity restored, find out where your employees are; it's almost a mind-boggling exercise." Barton Smith
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"We are so positive New Orleans is a premier destination for our conference that we have already booked the convention center for a return visit in 2009." Barbara Thomas
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"My husband and I used to visit New Orleans every couple of months. It's hard to imagine such a unique city will never be the same again." Barbara Upton
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"We talked about what would be fun and what would be worthwhile. We were thinking about maybe something like Habitat for Humanity. But everything was either out of our price range or beyond our time frame. Then one of the Campus Crusade members talked to us about either going to Panama City, Florida or New Orleans to help out with Katrina relief and we felt New Orleans would be worthwhile." Becky Ritter
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"[Thompson said, for example, that oil pipelines in the Southeast have been identified by DHS as critical national infrastructure to be protected against terrorist attack. In the wake of the hurricane, they have been crippled by floods.] We have to review all our systems, ... If a byproduct of what happened in New Orleans is we have this gas crisis all over the country, it doesn't matter whether a terrorist hits it or a hurricane hits it. You have the same effect." Bennie Thompson
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"Before the storm we were musical ambassadors of New Orleans, and now we've become cultural ambassadors for the faith of post-Katrina renewal." Ben Jaffe
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"The scenario of New Orleans is you have wounded people helping wounded people." Ben Johnson
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"We cannot afford not to have Mardi Gras. That message would be -- New Orleans is closed for business." Arthur Hardy
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"People seem to want to hug New Orleans right now, and this is one way they can do it. It's almost like a patriotism toward the city." Arthur Hardy
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"[By Wednesday morning, the Arkansas Times had changed its tune, calling for a massive federal response.] For the living, the prospects of homes, power, water, phones, jobs, ATMs, medical services, food -- any semblance of normal life -- are only the most distant dreams in New Orleans today. The 1927 flood seems to have been eclipsed in scale of destruction, ... A massive federal response is imperative." Arkansas Times
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"[By Wednesday morning, the Arkansas Times had changed its tune, calling for a massive federal response.] For the living, the prospects of homes, power, water, phones, jobs, ATMs, medical services, food any semblance of normal life are only the most distant dreams in New Orleans today. The 1927 flood seems to have been eclipsed in scale of destruction, ... A massive federal response is imperative." Arkansas Times
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"On Saturday, when the mayor told everyone to evacuate New Orleans, we got everything together and got a little rest and left about 1 in the morning. We were thinking we were going to be gone two days at the most. We brought our important papers and a few extra days of clothing. In fact, a lot of the things we thought we packed we actually didn't." Ava Sevin
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"We come here for meals and to see the people we've met from the different areas of New Orleans. We watch TV and we talk and we see how everybody else is doing. It's like a support group here." Ava Sevin
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"Mardi Gras is a very good time for the city to invite visitors to come and see that New Orleans is open and ready to receive tourists. We were determined to be a part of that invitation and to help deliver the fun and excitement that people expect when they arrive." Anthony Sanfilippo
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"Katrina totally wiped out New Orleans , ... The dealerships that were impacted are still under water. People cant even take delivery. In that part of the country, youve got a real problem." Lonnie Miller
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"[Israel estimates that there are 50 to 75 dealerships, including some of the largest in the state, that were underwater Wednesday in and around New Orleans .] When the water is finally removed, I dont think anybody quite knows how you get rid of the thousands of cars on the dealerships, ... I dont know how you move those out of this community." Bob Israel
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"We set out to rebuild New Orleans how the people wanted. In the poorer, disenfranchised regions - like Algiers, and the seventh and ninth wards - literacy, food and medical care were already ongoing problems. We're trying to address all of those." Sean White
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