| The one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina finds pockets of progress mingled with miles of destruction. "This isn't about nails and hammers, it's about families that need to go home"
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/26/06, 12:00 am
NEW ORLEANS - On a sweltering August morning in downtown New Orleans, Harrah's Casino is doing brisk business. It's only 11 a.m. on a Tuesday, but already dozens of gamblers are sipping tiny cocktails and pushing blue chips across green poker tables. On the casino's south end, rows of patrons sit under glittering lights holding cold beers and pulling silver levers on gaudy slot machines with names like "Money to Burn."