The Tigers were supposed to have started their season last Saturday vs. North Texas but the game was postponed because of Hurricane Katrina. This week's game against the Sun Devils was moved to Tempe from Baton Rouge on Monday because of the cleanup effort, and it is unclear whether the September 24 contest vs. Tennessee will take place at the scheduled place and time. There are considerable logistical issues that either affect the execution of a football game, or detract from providing recovery services in this time of need, ... We have collected as much information as possible and deliberated this issue carefully over the weekend, but the myriad of details and questions that remain unresolved dictate this move.
I've been honored to serve this president, the American people and my talented colleagues here at NASA. Together, we've enjoyed unprecedented success and seen each other through arduous circumstances. This was the most difficult decision I've ever made, but it's one I felt was best for my family and our future.
LSU is the single largest treatment center in the country for this hurricane. We are seeing somewhat of a slow down from last week, but the catch is trying to forecast what we will have Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. That risk isn't worth taking considering what is at stake here.
The time it has taken me to present this testimony is about the same amount of time that transpired between when mission control first notice anomalies in temperature measurements and the accident, ... I just paused for a few seconds, that is the same amount of time that transpired from mission controls last communication with the crew and our loss of signal with the heroic Columbia astronauts.
If you don't know people in the industry, be aggressive about meeting the various developers and publishers. Grab all the business cards you can and, when everyone's had a chance to settle in back at the office, contact those people, determine who is the person highest up in the chain of command with whom you can communicate, and make it clear what you want to discuss.