[R-G] RE: Only in America?
david.mcr at earthlink.net
Tue Sep 6 10:00:18 MDT 2005
Yes, only in America. Am sending on to others.
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Sent: 9/3/2005 9:54:27 AM
Subject: Only in America?
By MARY FOSTER Sept 3, 2005 (Excerpt)
NEW ORLEANS (AP)
...At one point Friday, the evacuation was interrupted briefly when school buses rolled up so some 700 guests and employees from the Hyatt Hotel could move to the head of the evacuation line - much to the amazement of those who had been crammed in the stinking Superdome since last Sunday.
``How does this work? They (are) clean, they are dry, they get out ahead of us?'' exclaimed Howard Blue, 22, who tried to get in their line. The National Guard blocked him as other guardsmen helped the well-dressed guests with their luggage.
The 700 had been trapped in the hotel, next to the Superdome, but conditions were considerably cleaner, even without running water, than the unsanitary crush inside the dome. The Hyatt was severely damaged by the storm. Every pane of glass on the riverside wall was blown out.
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