102 Total Quotes

New Orleans Quotes

We were on the ground Tuesday, the day after the hurricane hit, but we were excluded from going in by state and federal authorities for the first several days. We've received 2,000 e-mails and phone calls from people who evacuated from New Orleans, who left animals in their homes and are pleading with us to rescue them. That's just in New Orleans. It doesn't count surrounding areas.
Wayne Pacelle
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We alone at the Humane Society of the United States, through our 1-800 number, logged 1,500 calls from people who lived in New Orleans and said they left their pets there,
Wayne Pacelle
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Right now, people are being rescued off roof tops. Houses have been swept away. There's more devastation than I can imagine. I don't know what is going to happen to New Orleans. Right now, athletics are not that important.
Tommy Henry
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It's truly unbelievable. Remember, this is one of the beacons of New Orleans: the convention center! Now, it's packed with people who are waiting for anything buses, choppers to get them out of this city, where floodwaters have become only one on a growing list of dangers.
Tracy Smith
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Not only is the city at risk, but the culture is at risk. This might be the last generation to see how New Orleans was.
Travis Bockenstedt
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I don't know anything about it. I'm just working out to get ready for the season. ... When I get back to New Orleans on March 20, I'll find out what's going on.
Tony Bryant
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Trent Lott
This is an emergency situation without peer, like nothing our generation has ever encountered, ... If suffering people along the Gulf Coast, from Mobile to New Orleans, are going to recover as soon as possible, we'll need an unprecedented public and private effort that can't be hampered by a process geared toward much lesser disasters.
Trent Lott
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At this point, you should go with the majors. Now is the time to stick with your large, name-brand charities. Someone who did a good job with the tsunami effort is probably prepared to do a good job in New Orleans and Mississippi.
Trent Stamp
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We have parishioners, but they are devastated. Out of 25,000 homes, maybe five did not get water in them. (Katrina) went through us first, and we toned it down before it hit New Orleans.
Tony Fernandez
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Since the hurricanes, a lot of new minority businesses that had to evacuate New Orleans have set up offices here. Once they settle here, we want to do everything we can to keep them here.
Trey Thibodeaux
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I get a little bitter about New Orleans, because they knew what was going to happen.
Tony Miller
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Tony Parker
That's what happens when you are the champions; every night they want to give you their best game. Especially on back-to-backs, it's tough. The (loss) against New Orleans, we had played against Sacramento and (the Hornets) had two days off so they had a lot of energy. So we just have to be ready to play every night, but it's tough.
Tony Parker
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Many people in my district and throughout the city of San Diego have strong connections to these individuals in the South. Many of the residents of the 4th District are from Alabama, Mississippi, New Orleans.
Tony Young
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Were the fortunate ones, ... Those poor people in New Orleans are the ones who are suffering.
Tim Watson
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Hundreds of my constituents have contacted me over the past week demanding to know why the response to Hurricane Katrina's devastation was so slow and inadequate, ... They don't want finger-pointing, but they also don't want buck passing. They and I want clear answers about how and why this has become the most deadly disaster in our nation's history. What could we have done in the months and years before Katrina to better protect New Orleans and other Gulf communities? Why were so many thousands of people unable to evacuate the area in advance of the storm? Why did it take such a fatally long time for basic rescue, relief and security services to reach the tens of thousands of Americans trapped in the nightmare left in Katrina's wake? What steps must we take to prevent a similar catastrophe in the future? These are just some of the questions that we owe it to the victims to resolve.
Tom Allen
#New Orleans

It's something we're very excited about. It's something the mayor has been pushing for, because the Sewerage & Water Board testing was showing good signs, but we needed the regulatory agency to sign off on it. We hope it makes it easier for citizens in New Orleans to live in their own homes, for those who still have homes.
Sally Forman
#New Orleans

We set out to rebuild New Orleans how the people wanted. In the poorer, disenfranchised regions - like Algiers, and the seventh and ninth wards - literacy, food and medical care were already ongoing problems. We're trying to address all of those.
Sean White
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With so much focus on New Orleans, the important thing to remember is the dire straits in Mississippi, ... We wanted to show how much help we need and how people can help.
Sela Ward
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I really missed being in New Orleans, but I'm one of the lucky ones.
Robby Albarado
#New Orleans

[EXTRA BASES:@ RHP Ryan Drese probably will have shoulder surgery Sept. 12 or 13, team doctor Bruce Thomas said. Drese could be sidelined three months, Thomas said, or as long as into early next season, depending on how badly torn his labrum is. ... RHP Esteban Loaiza will start Sunday against Philadelphia on short rest, with RHP Livan Hernandez pitching Monday's series opener against Florida. ... Three minor leaguers called up by the Nationals arrived a few hours before Friday's first pitch: outfielders Kenny Kelly and Brandon Watson, and infielder Rick Short, who flirted with hitting .400 at Triple-A New Orleans. Short was batting .400 as late as Aug. 19 no minor leaguer has finished a season above that mark since Aaron Pointer hit .402 in 1961 and wound up at .383.] I experienced firsthand how hard it is, ... Just to make a run at it was fun.
Rick Short
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The state and the feds are failing to meet their obligation to protect the people of New Orleans, plain and simple. As we speak, schools are reopening, and families are returning to the city, struggling to put their lives back together. Public officials need to tell the truth about the contamination, and start an investigation and cleanup immediately.
Pam Dashiell
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Washington, D.C. to New Orleans: Drop dead.
Mort Kondracke
#New Orleans

I'd be embarrassed I think we'd all be embarrassed to compare our challenges to those we've seen on the news reports of people who remained in New Orleans who have gone through the suffering they have gone through. It brings tears to your eyes to see your peers, the people in your city, your fans, that have suffered so much. So for us to complain about anything would be an embarrassment to ourselves.
Mickey Loomis
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I was looking for them because I need to apply my citizenship but I don't know where they are now. They used to be in New Orleans.
Miguel Rodriguez
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Most of the people who are affected are poor black people. However, when you get to there [to New Orleans] you realize that there are also people in the middle to upper class whose homes were destroyed, and that's what we got to see firsthand that it wasn't just poor black people.
Marissa Davis
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That's the basis of the Constitution. The government is for the people, by the people. And once they stop working for us, you can reinstate a new government. New Orleans, 9/11, the Iraq war that's three strikes as far as I'm concerned. And I think the patriotic thing to do is speak out about these things and start voting for people who will clean up the mess. It's too late if we wake up at 65 and realize there's no Social Security.
Lillian Berlin
#New Orleans

Katrina totally wiped out New Orleans , ... The dealerships that were impacted are still under water. People cant even take delivery. In that part of the country, youve got a real problem.
Lonnie Miller
#New Orleans

[New Orleans] is too congested and we witnessed too much crime there. I've witnessed people just taking things this was before and after the hurricane. It's more peaceful here. People are friendlier. It's less crowded than in Houston. I like the open space.
Linda Parker
#New Orleans

[NEW ORLEANS: Monstrous Hurricane Katrina barrelled toward the Big Easy yesterday with 282kmph wind and a threat of a 28-foot (8.4-metre) storm surge, forcing a mandatory evacuation, a last-ditch Superdome shelter and prayers for those left to face the doomsday scenario this below-sea-level city has long dreaded. Katrina intensified into a Category 5 giant over the warm water of the Gulf of Mexico on a path to come ashore early yesterday in the heart of New Orleans. That would make it the city's first direct hit in 40 years and the most powerful storm ever to slam the city.] I'm really scared, ... I've been through hurricanes, but this one scares me. I think everybody needs to get out.
Linda Young
#New Orleans

[Many Arkansas schools have seen an influx of students in the past two weeks after thousands of people were forced to flee the New Orleans and the Gulf Coast areas because of the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. The AAA has ruled that all evacuees from those areas transferring into Arkansas schools will be immediately eligible.] Its about a page worth of paperwork, ... We want to make it as simple for them as possible. We just want to know who they are and where they are going to be.
Lance Taylor
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