Thursday, February 23, 2006 - Local Top Stories-"Parishes assist Louisiana Catholics - Local Top Stories: "Parishes assist Louisiana Catholics

(Publication Date: 02-18-2006)

By Rob Cullivan/Catholic Courier

Three Monroe County parishes have united to help a Louisiana church recover from the devastation wrought last summer by Hurricane Katrina.

The Pittsford parishes of St. Louis and Transfiguration are working with St. Catherine of Siena in Mendon to aid Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church in Chalmette, La., according to Tony Fernandez, chairman of the pastoral council at Prompt Succor."

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

White House to Issue Own Katrina Report - Yahoo! News

White House to Issue Own Katrina Report - Yahoo! News: "White House to Issue Own Katrina Report By LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer
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WASHINGTON - The White House will make 125 recommendations for how the government could have reacted better to Hurricane Katrina in a report to be released Thursday on the catastrophe and the Bush administration's response to it.

The findings are expected to be critical of the government's response, but not as harsh as a separate House report issued last week, according to a senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity. The House study faulted the White House for not getting involved earlier in the planning for and aftermath of the Aug. 29 storm"