Disasters

Warped like ribbon

Disaster | A monument to man's strength crumples into the Mississippi with men, women and children aboard
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/11/07, 12:00 am

In the early morning, nearly 12 hours after an eight-lane Minneapolis bridge packed with rush-hour traffic collapsed into the Mississippi River, Sam Crabtree walked to the surreal scene from his home a half-mile away. The sky was clear and the water looked calm. "It's a beautiful summer morning here," he told WORLD a few hours later from his office at nearby Bethlehem Baptist Church. "But the smell of death is in the air."

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Warped like ribbon

Disaster | A monument to man's strength crumples into the Mississippi with men, women and children aboard
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/02/07, 12:00 am

In the early morning, nearly 12 hours after an eight-lane Minneapolis bridge packed with rush-hour traffic collapsed into the Mississippi River, Sam Crabtree walked to the surreal scene from his home a half-mile away. The sky was clear and the water looked calm. "It's a beautiful summer morning here," he told WORLD a few hours later from his office at nearby Bethlehem Baptist Church. "But the smell of death is in the air."

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Some of the more than 10,000 mobile homes at the Hope, Ark., airport.

Easy money?

Disaster relief | With Katrina relief providing a bonanza for scammers, reformers ask: Can FEMA change?
by Clint Rainey
Posted 7/22/06, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON, D.C.- We are almost one month away from the anniversary of last year's Katrina disaster. For the past 11 months, taxpayers have labored in the wake of the costliest hurricane in U.S. history, plucking billions from their wallets, wiping away sweat from hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours, and marshaling millions of words to discuss FEMA fraud and bureaucratic bungle.

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