New Orleans not the same
• 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.