Sunday, August 27, 2006

Opinions and Updates…

Reader CW questions our choice of a mayor:

What a disgrace,your mayor is to the US people as well as to the city of NY. Does he realize they’re deciding on a type of building to honor the lost lives IN THAT HOLE? It's a wonder he got re-elected after his last remarks,,,and his lack of leadership before Katrina hit. Vital stuff to prevent flooding, broke, but I’m sure he can find someone to blame for that as well. I feel sorry for the people of N.O.for I’m sure they are embarrassed as well since NY sent a lot of help down to you folks. MY GOD!

The Zogby Poll, in a release titled U.S. To Nagin—“Hey, Ray, You Have No Room To Brag” measures a national view on the recovery:

Most Americans think New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is pitching brickbats from a glass house, a new Zogby International telephone poll shows.

Just as Nagin comes in for heavy criticism for saying New York City still has "a hole in the ground" in Lower Manhattan five years after the terrorist attacks there leveled the twin towers of the World Trade Center, a Zogby poll shows 81% of adults nationwide think his own city will need at least five years to recover from Hurricane Katrina—or may never recover at all. Tuesday marks the first anniversary of Katrina's landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Coleman Warner of the TP tries to present a more objective view in Numbers show slow but steady recovery:

The numbers tell the story of a painful, clawing, slow-motion recovery from Katrina.

Statistics gleaned from around New Orleans offer snapshots of hope and determination nearly a year after the storm: Schools and businesses reopening here and there; thousands of residents signed up for the Road Home grant program that will dole out billions of federal dollars; a torrent of building permits; repaired traffic signals.

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