Friday, September 02, 2005

Yeah, We Know There's a National Disaster Going On, But This is Football!

Refugees must make room for football fans

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — First it was Hurricane Katrina chasing them away. Now it's college football fans.

Hundreds of refugees from Hurricane Katrina are being evicted from Tallahassee hotels to accommodate fans coming to town for the Miami-Florida State game Monday night.

"There is absolutely no compassion here whatsoever," Lynne Bernard wrote on a bulletin board on the Web site of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans. "The Hampton Inn in Tallahassee is pretty much throwing us out because of a football game."

I've heard that there is nothing so dedicated as a college football fan, and I guess this is proof...


Blogger bijoux55 said...

I was actually in the Preservation Jazz Hall in the French Quarter in April 1988.

It was a sacred magical moment to be in the birthplace of jazz. It is a tiny two room edifice of silver coloured and aged wooden clapboard, smack within a modern city.

The band was loud with a good looking jazz singer with a bright red tie. I will never forget that bright red tie.

This is one of the oldest, most culturally rich cities in the world, let alone the U.S.

We must preserve New Orleans and respect and protect its people as we would Florence or Paris.

It is easy to donate. Do it. or or 1 800 HELP NOW

It would be a shameful act of self centred self indulgence to blog another word without donating to Katrina relief. Help now or close up your lap top.

Friday, September 02, 2005 9:50:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

I have already posted information and linked to the Mennonite Disaster Relief Fund. If you have another link to add, send it to me, and I'll put it up in a new post.

Saturday, September 03, 2005 12:06:00 PM  

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