Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Returning to No Man's Land

Scout keeps an eye on the news from No Man's Land:
"The state called off searching house to house in New Orleans well over a month ago. They said they completed the job.

There was no joy for Paul Murphy (ph) in this homecoming. When he walked into his house in New Orleans' Ninth Ward last month for the first time since Katrina, it was shock and anger.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So, I'm thinking that, OK, I was going to come and salvage a few pictures or something. And I walk in here. I found my grandma on the floor dead."

As Scout observes, the cleanup at Ground Zero was extremely methodical because the families did not want any human remains buried in the Fresh Kills landfill. And rightly so.

Why similar precautions weren't taken in No Man's Land is a question worth asking.

In other news, this Friday, the KU Architecture Department will host four of Tulane's architecture professors in a roundtable discussion on Rebuilding New Orleans. Should be interesting. It'll be in the Kansas Union at 10am until 1pm.