August 2005

4.6 Quake Hits So. California Desert Region

August 31, 2005
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Swarm of small earthquakes shakes southeast California desert.

NILAND, Calif. – Dozens of small earthquakes up to magnitude 4.6 shook the desert of southeast California on Wednesday. The largest temblor occurred at 3:47 p.m. and was centered in the Obsidian Butte area of Imperial County, about 100 miles east of San Diego,...

See Here For Private Fundraising Report

August 31, 2005
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Link: Michelle Malkin.

$45,306,000 AND COUNTING

Update: link to several bloggers with charity and donation information – via Instapundit.

A lot of blog-related Katrina fund raising info at Hugh Hewitt’s Blog. He wrote a book on web logging, if you’re interested.

Hurricane Katrina: Human Capital and Some Economic Reality

August 31, 2005
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In Human capital remains intact, an article in the Lake Charles American Press, reader and email correspondent Dr. Michael Kurth details some of the economic realities of Hurrican Katrina – in the final analysis, we will rebound.

Unfortunately, from another email referencing an unofficial estimate from a government employee, I’ve learned...

Text Messaging Katrina

August 31, 2005
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Wanted to pass along the tip below from a reader if you are looking for someone who has text messaging capability. It’s worth a shot:

Family and friends on the coast, please tell them to try text messaging. My brother rode out the storm in Long Beach which is West of...

GA Tech Lineman Recalls Annual MB Trip

August 31, 2005
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AP News – from Tampa Bay Online.

While the AP isn’t absolutely clear, I believe McManus likely took the Aruba trip one-year prior to Natalee Holloway.

ATLANTA (AP) — Nate McManus took the same graduation trip as Natalee Holloway. Now, as McManus prepares for his first season as a starter on Georgia Tech’s...

Natalee Holloway: Report From Aruba

August 31, 2005
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While there is no confirmation that the judge who must determine the short-term fate of Joran Van der Sloot has reached a decision, it does appear that any additional charges of rape against the boy may not hold up.

Earlier in the week I was informed that a previous...

Aruba: Strategic Communications Task Force Blog

August 31, 2005
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It isn’t everyday an island emails you and requests a link to their new web log.

I hope they understand the need to update regularly – it’s important for any blog.

Update:

Another blog I’ve been meaning to link – hearing is Wednesday – as you probably know.

Main page is here.

Remembering Camille

August 31, 2005
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Click through to Ace of Spades HQ, then go on to take a look at Camille. There are several pictures of what a storm the same magnitude of Katrina can do.

It’s hard to know what kind of turn Katrina might take at the last minute – stay up on the latest...

Hurricane Katrina: America Is The Shelter From The Storm

August 31, 2005
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Reports are bleak and a certain panic has set in – that’s to be expected. Everything from the price of fuel to rampant looting and growing damage and loss of life accompanied by a long road to recovery with concerns for health issues and stresses on our National Guard are...

New Orleans As She Was

August 31, 2005
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Sobek has some wonderful photo-blogging of how New Orleans looked before Katrina hit. It’s well worth the look.

Also some beautiful nature pics of the area in part two here.

Let’s hope for the best for a beautiful city underseige right now.

Katrina Blog Relief Day 9/1/05

August 31, 2005
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For individuals with a web log, NZ Bear has a page set up to join in for Katrina Blog Relief Day on 9/1/05 – focused on raising support and funds for legitimate charities helping in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Check it out.

Calcasieu Parish Needs Food For Evacuees

August 31, 2005
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Email from a known reader – I have complete contact information for the individual below – if anyone can offer any help with food -email me, or contact the parish offices directly.

  • The temperature in Louisiana today was 97 degrees and the heat index was 117, with more of the same expected...

President Bush On Good Morning America 7AM – EST

August 30, 2005
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via a cable news source: President George Bush has an exclusive interview tomorrow with Diane Sawyer from ABC’s Good Morning America at 7AM – EST. It’s anticipated that they will discuss the impact of and Governmental relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina.

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Hurricane Katrina Resource Guide

August 30, 2005
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Bumped to Top: Sent in by a reader, Linda.

Multiple Links For Relief

A web log where you can submit your stories from the storm and share your experience with others.

These are good sites and telephone numbers to have if you are in the path of Katrina

WLTV New Orleans      Louisiana...

Flood Relief

August 30, 2005
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Instapundit has a post at the top with several links to Flood Relief Efforts.

Paulus And Anita Van der Sloot Interview

August 30, 2005
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Video via CBS

His parents say the only thing established for sure is that Joran was with Natalee the night she vanished, and they stand by his insistence that he didn’t hurt her.

"News should be based on facts," Anita says. "If not, it’s a show … to damage people, to slander people....

Update: Freddy Arambatzis-Zedan

August 30, 2005
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The AP is reporting:

Freddy Alexander Zedan-Arambatzis, a friend of van der Sloot and the Kalpoes, was arrested on suspicion of having unspecified "physical contact" with a female minor, said his lawyer, Diana Emerencia.

Zedan-Arambatzis, 21, is also suspected of photographing the girl in "tempting poses" and showing the images to other...

Navy Enroute To Gulf Coast

August 30, 2005
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five Navy ships and eight maritime rescue teams

The NEW YORK TIMES plans to report later tonight: One Navy amphibious assault ship, the Bataan, with six Sea Stallion and Sea Hawk helicopters that could be used for search and rescue missions.

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Stormy Weather

August 29, 2005
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Or, the weatherman can’t take the heat – via Ian.

Hurricane Katrina Discussion Thread

August 29, 2005
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This thread is for discussion of Hurricane Katrina and related information.

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