Monday, December 17, 2007

WIVB TV: BonaResponds Adopts a Family Still Struggling After Katrina

WIVB TV: News, Weather, Sports for Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and all of Western New York | BonaResponds Adopts a Family Still Struggling After Katrina:
"'I could never imagine in my wildest dreams I would be homeless, clothesless and jobless all at the same time,' Ariana said. 'During all of this time, my baby was 8 months old and learning to walk and talk in this little FEMA trailer.'

Before Hurricane Katrina, Ariana was paying the mortgage on her mother's house, as well as renting a house for her and her two sons."

Friday, December 14, 2007

FEMA trailers will undergo testing-

I hate to beat a dead horse (what a horrible saying!), but FEMA's reaction speed never ceases to amaze me.

In the article it says 46,000 families are still living in FEMA trailers. Which is down substantially but still too high.

FEMA trailers will undergo testing-
"A federal health agency will begin testing the air quality of FEMA trailers next week in a sampling of the tens of thousands of units provided to victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, officials said Thursday.

The testing, scheduled to start Dec. 21 and to take five weeks, will check the level of formaldehyde, a commonly used chemical that many trailer residents have blamed for health problems."

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Bills' Everett walking on his own, in and out of rehab

Bills' Everett walking on his own, in and out of rehab:
"Kevin Everett is walking on his own at a Houston rehab center, the latest significant progress by the Buffalo Bills tight end in his remarkable recovery from a serious spinal cord injury. 'He doesn't have a full natural stride but, yeah, he's walking,' a person close to the family told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of Everett's status."

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Hands On Disaster Response

HODR again proves why we (BonaResponds) model ourselves them.

Hands On Disaster Response:
"After 60 days in Pisco Playa, Hands On Disaster Response (HODR) continues to thrive! Our projects have grown and changed and volunteers continue to pour in, working urgently to assist this community with its continued recovery. Here’s a look at what we’ve accomplished in the past thirty days."

Brad Pitt to help New Orleans

Pitt: Acting becoming 'less a focus' -
"Right now, Pitt's primary goal is to help rebuild New Orleans. On Monday, the actor announced plans to build 150 eco-friendly homes in the Louisiana city's Lower 9th Ward, an area devastated by Hurricane Katrina. In the storm's aftermath, the community's housing stock was largely demolished, leaving many of its residents living in trailers.

Video Watch King tour the 9th Ward

Monday, December 03, 2007

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Chimps beat humans in memory test

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Chimps beat humans in memory test:
"Young chimps outperformed university students in memory tests devised by Japanese scientists. The tasks involved remembering the location of numbers on a screen, and correctly recalling the sequence. The findings, published in Current Biology, suggest we may have under-estimated the intelligence of our closest living relatives."
I have long thought that...indeed, I often wonder whether Bonnie (the family dog) is not smarter than me. She might not know finance as well as I do, but she can differentiate millions of smells better than I can, etc. I guess we (humans) sort of rigged the game when we devised the IQ tests.