Tuesday, December 27, 2005

New Orleans suicide watch

The New York Times reports that the suicide rate has skyrocketed in the past two months. Seven have been confirmed--which is what the yearly rate would be in cities of similar size. And they expect it will continue to climb before it gets better.

Meanwhile, although the city still has little support to try to recover from the storm--which hit in August, remember--the population is expected to double in the next month as universities and related businesses return.

The good news: FEMA has finally agreed to hire electrical inspectors, so they may finally begin restoriing power to the 80% of the city that is still in the dark.

I've been spending a lot of time in bed.

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