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New Orleans not the same

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• 70 percent of the daycare facilities in New Orleans are still not operational; and

•40 percent of the homes in the New Orleans area still have no power.

As my wife Susan and I strolled the streets of New Orleans this week, we were both struck by how much the city has changed since Katrina pounded the city last August. There were only a handful of “tourists” wandering about; most of the people we saw were contractors with companies like BellSouth, governmental types working with FEMA or the EPA, or laborers doing street and sidewalk repairs.

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