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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 2, 2005
HOUSTON - The first wave of an expected 25,000 evacuees from Hurricane Katrina arrived at the Astrodome yesterday in yellow school buses, luxury tour coaches and their own battered and muddied vehicles. The refugees had originally sought sanctuary at the Louisiana Superdome, now rendered uninhabitable by unsanitary conditions, oppressive heat, a leaky roof, violence and a shortage of food and water. Because it is only about 350 miles from New Orleans, Houston has become evacuation central, with the relief effort straining public and private resources.
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By David Kohn, Jonathan Bor and Matthew Hay Brown and David Kohn, Jonathan Bor and Matthew Hay Brown,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 10, 2005
HOUSTON - Glenda Oliver is feeling the strain. Since the hurricane, the 47-year-old New Orleans housekeeper has stayed in two shelters in Louisiana and is now living here in the Astrodome. She has little money and has lost contact with her stepbrother and uncle, who were last seen at the Superdome. "I've been sick in my head since it happened," she said while waiting in line near the Astrodome to find out about housing. "My nerves are just totally gone. My stomach is in knots." In Katrina's aftermath, there are hundreds of thousands in Oliver's shoes, struggling to cope with the disaster's emotional trauma.
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By Kevin Eck and Kevin Eck,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | December 23, 1995
Stallions owner Jim Speros told a Houston television station that he will meet with Astrodome officials on Jan. 4 in hope of obtaining a letter of intent that would allow the Canadian Football League champions to play there next season."
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By Tony Perry and Tony Perry,LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 7, 2005
HOUSTON - A plan by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to relocate storm victims from the Astrodome and other shelters to luxury cruise ships hit a snag yesterday: The residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina don't want to move again. "We had no immediate takers for the option," Ed Conley, head of FEMA operations in Houston, said of the proposal to turn cruise ships in Mobile, Ala., and Galveston, Texas, into temporary storm shelters. FEMA announced Sunday that it had leased three ships for six months as a way to move up to 6,000 people out of shelters and provide them with beds, private rooms and hot meals.
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By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,SUN STAFF | September 3, 2005
HOUSTON, Texas - The Astrodome floor was packed yesterday with thousands of people, many of them dazed and in shock, sleeping on green cots, searching for loved ones and wondering what to do next. Most had gone through hellish conditions to get here. Some said they would never go back to New Orleans. Others planned to return, eventually. And others didn't know what to do. The Astrodome had taken in 18,000 yesterday, officials said. An additional 4,000 were processed at the Astrodome and sent to other area shelters.
SPORTS
December 5, 1999
1961: Maris hits 61 homers1962: Wilt scores 1001962: Astrodome opens1963: Jack Nicklaus wins the first of six Masters
NEWS
February 26, 1992
The Cockeysville Astrodome Racers Club meets Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturdays from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Astrodome, 10854 York Road rear, behind Bentley's Antiques Show Mart.Admission for spectators is free.Racers who are not club members pay a $10 entry fee.Information is available from Gary Nixon at Gary Nixon Enterprises, 10824 York Road.Or call 410-666-1098.
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By Chris Dufresne and Chris Dufresne,Los Angeles Times | September 8, 1991
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The road back for Roger Craig, suddenly the Los Angeles Raiders' tailback, can be linked to a pair of right knee ligament strains, nearly a year apart, on the same patch of artificial surface at Houston's Astrodome.2 Now, Craig gets to show the rest of the world.
SPORTS
August 8, 1998
Astros: The Astrodome's previous record crowd during the regular season was 51,526 on May 16 against Atlanta. In last year's playoffs, Houston set its postseason record by drawing 53,688 against the Braves.Reds: Dmitri Young's sixth-inning double was his 40th, the most in the majors and the most by a Cincinnati player since Chris Sabo hit 40 in 1988.Pub Date: 8/08/98
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By Kevin Eck and Kevin Eck,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | January 4, 1996
Stallions owner Jim Speros traveled to Houston yesterday, where he will be joined tomorrow by coach Don Matthews and Canadian Football League commissioner Larry Smith in a meeting with Astrodome management, city officials and local businessmen about a deal to bring the team there for next season."
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By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,SUN STAFF | September 6, 2005
From hurricane-ravaged Louisiana to cramped quarters in Houston's Astrodome to shelters in such states as New York, West Virginia and Utah. Such are the paths that victims of Hurricane Katrina are taking, as hundreds of thousands of dislocated residents are dispersed across the country to sometimes far-flung places. In vast relocation efforts, dozens of states are rushing to offer their services, opening the doors of churches, shelters and private residences. "We have 142,121 people in 487 shelters in 16 states," Anna Correa, a spokesman for the American Red Cross, said late yesterday afternoon.
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By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 4, 2005
HOUSTON - Like thousands of others, Gail Egano and Lloyd Fortune charted a traumatic departure from New Orleans. They escaped the water rushing into their home by bashing a hole through the attic, then traveled by boat and bus to find relief here at the Astrodome. Now that they've made it to this city, they say they may never leave. Fortune, 55, a machine operator at a coffee processing plant in New Orleans, plans to start looking for a job here to support the couple. "They opened their arms to us ... there must be something here," Fortune said.
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By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,SUN STAFF | September 3, 2005
HOUSTON, Texas - The Astrodome floor was packed yesterday with thousands of people, many of them dazed and in shock, sleeping on green cots, searching for loved ones and wondering what to do next. Most had gone through hellish conditions to get here. Some said they would never go back to New Orleans. Others planned to return, eventually. And others didn't know what to do. The Astrodome had taken in 18,000 yesterday, officials said. An additional 4,000 were processed at the Astrodome and sent to other area shelters.
NEWS
By LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 2, 2005
HOUSTON - The first wave of an expected 25,000 evacuees from Hurricane Katrina arrived at the Astrodome yesterday in yellow school buses, luxury tour coaches and their own battered and muddied vehicles. The refugees had originally sought sanctuary at the Louisiana Superdome, now rendered uninhabitable by unsanitary conditions, oppressive heat, a leaky roof, violence and a shortage of food and water. Because it is only about 350 miles from New Orleans, Houston has become evacuation central, with the relief effort straining public and private resources.
SPORTS
December 5, 1999
1961: Maris hits 61 homers1962: Wilt scores 1001962: Astrodome opens1963: Jack Nicklaus wins the first of six Masters
SPORTS
August 17, 1998
Astros: The three-game series drew 149,242, the largest three-game series in Astrodome history, surpassing the 142,116 for a Dodgers series on Aug. 5-7, 1966. Houston has homered in 16 of its past 21 games.Cubs: Kerry Wood has struck out the side nine times, and he's fanned two batters in an inning 54 times.Giants: Reliever Alvin Morman will begin a rehabilitation assignment tomorrow at Triple-A Fresno.Pub Date: 8/17/98
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By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 4, 2005
HOUSTON - Like thousands of others, Gail Egano and Lloyd Fortune charted a traumatic departure from New Orleans. They escaped the water rushing into their home by bashing a hole through the attic, then traveled by boat and bus to find relief here at the Astrodome. Now that they've made it to this city, they say they may never leave. Fortune, 55, a machine operator at a coffee processing plant in New Orleans, plans to start looking for a job here to support the couple. "They opened their arms to us ... there must be something here," Fortune said.
SPORTS
By Kevin Eck | January 6, 1996
Stallions owner Jim Speros said yesterday that he expects a written proposal from Houston on Monday that would allow his team to move there next season if the season-ticket drive here fails.Speros did not discuss the specifics of the proposal, but said that yesterday's meetings in Houston focused on a lease for the Stallions to play at the Astrodome."I feel good about the meetings," Speros said before departing from Houston last night after three days of meetings with Astrodome management and local officials.
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