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Step aside Andy, Katrina Grand Slammed

I woke up this morning and 5 minutes later I was checking the online USO scoreboard I left on last night. Shock. I even thought it was broken due to the all even score! Obviously I was disappointed. Sad. I even felt sorry for Andy.

10 more minutes later, I start to absorb other more important, more serious, terrible news. My toughts are with all the poeple from Louisiana to Florida, to everyone who lost their belongings, their cars, dogs, cats, their houses, their loved ones. New Orleans is too good to be done, I hope reconstruction works can be done soon after the flood is cleared and the place is put back to its glory. Best of the best wishes. Bless America.
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Re: Step aside Andy, Katrina Grand Slammed

Maria Sharapova said last year after her third round loss to Mary Pierce that her loss was nothing compared to the loss of the victims and their families in Beslan, Russia.

My condolences and prayers also are with Katrina's victims.

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Yes, absolutely. Andy lost a tennis match, his and everyone else's lives will go on. I have been so busy with my stuff for school that I haven't even paid that much attention to this tragedy but what little I have heard is numbing. I went to New Orleands several years ago and I remember on our way from the airport the cab driver told us all these things about it being below sea level and whatnot. Truly truly devestating and there's not a whole lot to say.... it surely puts everything in perspective and makes me feel silly when I sit here and stress about some footnotes in an article and a cute boy I want to like me, lol.

Most Americans have this way of supporting and lifting each other during times of crisis, I'm sure this will be no different. One of my best friends is starting a 1-year stint with the Americacorps emergency response team, tomorrow.... I bet his first thing will be to go to that area right after his training.

I don't know that the Andy forum has any or many regulars from that area but if we do or if we have lurkers or something from that region and they're somehow able to read this, a big huge to them and assurance that somehow, it'll be ok.

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Yeah, I agree with what everyone said here. It sure does put into perspective, these little things that we naturally blow way out of proportion. It's sad how it takes somethins so bad to teach some people how fortunate they really are.
I wish everyone affected by this tragedy well.

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Yeah, I was upset with Andy's first round loss when more tragic things were happening elsewhere. I felt really silly.

Where does Nat lives? Isn't it Florida?
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yeah, I saw pictures and video of New Orleans, it looks horrible. It's sad, my prayers go to those who lost everything, and those who lost their lives and loved ones.
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yes I live in florida :] but the storm didn't pass through here, I'm in central florida (last year was the bad year, 3 storms ): ) All I got was rain.

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I found out that my friends near New Orleans are OK, thankfully... but haven't heard details on the state of their property or anything.

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I don't like when people say 'Andy's life sucks' just because he lost a match, that is so ridiculous. Andy has everything he could ever want, and if he doesn't he could buy it. These people have no place to go anymore. No belongings. No city. No food, water, or electric. Some lost family members.
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Well Roddick did say he'd give up anything to go back to try and change the result of that match. I would assume anything includes, home, electricity, food, his city, and maybe a distant relative or two.

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ive just begun to see how truely awful this storm was i live in california so we dont see that sorta thing....i really hope anyone touched by it can soon recover...but i have to say we all have to realize that global warming is REAL and the smallest changes make the biggest impact in the environment, i was reading about how global warming is affecting the strenghth of the atlantic ocean and its so true in the southeast usa it seems like these storms never stop there used to be hurricane season now its just worse after worse after worse...and then some more....something has to change- or we are all in for it- i cant imgine what it will be like when the largest ocean- the pacific starts to become effected by what we are doing to our environment
could it be worse then EL nino?
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Jmac for donating $25,000 and Serena $100 per ace she hits the rest of the year. Anything and everything helps.
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Jmac for donating $25,000 and Serena $100 per ace she hits the rest of the year. Anything and everything helps.
That's so awesomely sweet of them both (: It's nice when people who are in the position to help like that, do.

Natural disasters are always so shocking and devastating. Noone can change what happened and peoples lives are ruined and/or disrupted and i'm here worrying about the most minute things that have not even nearly the same weight, it's so silly.

s to anyone who is affected, or knows anyone who is affected by Katrina. My thoughts are with you.

And yay, for your friends Q. It must've been a relief to hear from them I hope their homes are okay too, though

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There was also a link on the ATP site last night with Andy's pic on it - apparently a lot of players are donating stuff and whatnot to an auction, etc. (gee that was helpful info!)

http://www.atptennis.com/en/newsands...ina_relief.asp

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