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Eyes on Katrina

A South Mississippi hurricane journal

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Here we go 

OK, you can look to the right to see the new e-mail address. It's Remember, we encourage you to use our toll-free "I'm OK Line" at (866) 453-1925 to track relatives and loved ones. You can leave a message and we'll run them each day in our paper. Our Wednesday paper arrived at about noon and we distributed 20,000 copies by a variety of means. Employees from every part of our paper -- circulation, pressmen, advertising, operations, business office and newsroom -- were handing out papers at the water giveaways, cantinas, shelters, intersections and even the old fashioned way, throwing them on yards, all for free. Thursday, we'll be distributing 25,000 by all those methods, plus others, including through the American Red Cross to their shelters and support sites. Friends point out my cynicism at times, but I've never been prouder to work at the Sun Herald than right now. We've done great work, and the support we've gotten from the Miami Herald, Charlotte Observer, Macon (Ga.) Telegraph, St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press, Bradenton (Fla.) Herald and the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News has helped us put out two of the best papers you'll ever see. More help is on the way from our Knight-Ridder sister papers, and we'll keep trying our best. You deserve it.

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Don Hammack

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Sara Greer

Sara Greer is a news assistant for the Sun Herald.

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