I don't mean to beat a dead horse, but I read an article on-line that said many NO residents are leaving the city or are deciding on leaving because the recovery for Katrina has been agonizingly slow. It seems like the media has all but forgotten about the clean-up in NO. It appears that not much has changed from a year and a half ago. The murder rate has sky-rocketed past the level of the pre-Katrina era, and many of the wealthy and educated people are fleeing. Has anyone visited NO or live in NO who can assess the condition of the city? It's ashame that our government does not provide more relief for these people. Some parts still look like a third world country. It's embarrising that this can happen in the U.S.