Thursday, September 08, 2005


The news is mixed --Thousands are dead. Willie Nelson is a great ole boy. But WHO ARE the 11 guys who voted against the aid package?

4:00 P.M. - (AP): With the waters receding, New Orleans faces a ghastly task of epic dimensions not seen by an American city in perhaps a century: collecting, identifying and then burying potentially thousands of corpses, many of them bloated, decayed or no doubt mangled beyond recognition.
Already, officials said they have 25,000 body bags on hand in Louisiana, and a temporary warehouse morgue is being readied to handle 5,000 dead.

3:53 P.M. - AUSTIN, TX (AP): Country star Willie Nelson will headline a benefit concert in Austin to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. The concert is planned September 21 at the Frank Erwin Center on the campus of the University of Texas.
Nelson publicist Elaine Schock says the money raised will be given to the Red Cross.

3:36 P.M. - CAPITOL HILL (AP): The House has overwhelmingly approved a $52 billion emergency aid package for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The vote was 410-to-11, with all 11 'no' votes coming from Republicans.

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