12-A THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 27,1992 Louisiana rebuilding is hit and miss after Andrew Associated Press FRANKLIN, La. — Nearly four months after Hurricane Andrew slammed southern Louisiana, rain still pours through the ceiling of Rose Johnson's house trailer and across its swollen floors. "The insurance company paid the mortgage.... I had less than $1,000 to try to rebuild and replace," Mrs. Johnson said. She and her three teen-age children now share her mother's three-bedroom house. But across town, Bessie Boudreaux's house is back to its turn-of-the-century grandeur, with new ceilings, satiny white-on-white wallpaper and dusty rose carpets on realigned floors. Insurance paid for nearly all of it. Mrs. Johnson, 52, and Miss Boudreaux, 80, are among tens of thousands of Louisiana residents whose homes or livelihoods were damaged or destroyed by the hurricane. Just about every building in Franklin was damaged and all 9,200 residents were affected, said Mayor Sam Jones. "It was nothing but shambles and shingles," Mrs. Johnson said. The storm did about $40 million in damage to privately owned homes and businesses in Franklin, and another $4 million to public property, Jones said. He figures it'll take six months more for the town to get back to normal. If a house, store or office in Franklin doesn't have new patches in its roof, it either has a whole new roof or a temporary patch of plastic sheeting. "About two-thirds have done the minimum necessary to protect from the elements, but there's still a lot to do," Jones said. About 50 families still were living with friends or relatives, Jones said. Half of them used to live in a 44- unit apartment complex that hasn't yet.been repaired. One problem is that there aren't enough contractors to do all the work, he said. "Not enough reputable contractors," he added. By early December, the Small Business Administration had approved $33.2 million in low-interest loans to fix homes and businesses throughout the state. The Federal Emergency Management ./tgency got 43,600 applications for help. It has approved $35.9 million in grants to more than 18,000 households that didn't qualify for SBA loans and didn't Wishing Joyous Season Jon Q. Carman, D.D.S Connie K. Carman, R.D.H. Robert 0. Parker, Jr. D.D.S • General Dentistry for the Whole Family • Insurance Accepted • Nitrous Oxide Available • Senior Citizen Discount • Cosmetic Bonding & Bleaching • Saturdays & Evenings • Emergencies seen Promptly • Meets or exceeds latest sterilization standards 765-6O23 15O8 WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE HOLIDAY GARBAGE SCHEDULE DECEMBER 28 THRU JANUARY 1 %3! l>, MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY DECEMBER 28 DECEMBER 29 DECEMBER 30 DECEMBER 31 JANUARY 1 City Hall will January 1,1993. REGULAR ROUTES REGULAR ROUTE THURSDAY ROUTES FRIDAY ROUTES HOLIDAY (NO PICK UP) be closed The city's recycling center located at 5627 Port industrial Boulevard will be closed on January 1. The Transfer station located at 5515 Port industrial Boulevard will be closed on January 1. have insurance. It spent another $22.6 million on disaster housing — not counting the hundreds of trailers bnnteht in for people whose homes were destroyed. But despite the government's financial help, the mayor said his town has been forgotten by federal authorities as well as state leaders. "Nobody in Washington has the foggiest, faintest idea what we've been going through in the past three months," Jones said. "What's worse, nobody in Baton Rouge does,.either." ^KA KATE "THE GREATEST GIFT ,, YOU CAN GIVE YOUR CHILD k IS CONFIDENCE!" With greater confidence your child will have a brighter future. Fear is overcome and children achieve greater success. Enroll your child in our four-week Starter Course. and receive a free officiahRcfetes Academy Happy "15" Birthday Stephanie Ann Morales! December 26, 1992 uniform. OFFICIAL HOBLES $ M 4tflfl ACADEMY UNIFORM /H]UU e STARTER LESSONS CONFIDENCE World Champion. ACADOtT RATE 6123 AVE. R« GALVESTON 740-CHOP LIMITED ENROLLMENT **•'* What's On Sale? Check Your Local Merchants' Ads In The Galveston Daily News Our New Year's Resolutions For Galveston County Healthcare .Experts suggest -you should only make New Year's .'Resolutions you can keep. We at Danforth Hospital have committed to goals for 1993 based on reality, not wishful thinking. And when you're looking at making improvements as important as healthcare, "pie-in-the-sky" day-dreams and half- baked promises just won't do. Our resolutions for healthcare delivery in Galveston County are based on our commitment to accountability and quality. Not quick fixes but, rather, a commonsense approach to giving Mainland citizens, physicians and businesses what they want: cost-conscious, quality healthcare; a broad array of healthcare services close to home; and, protection from increased taxes to fund Mainland Center. We've put our "resolutions" in writing and submitted a proposal to the Commissioner's Court to lease Mainland Center because we're committed to the success of Galveston County healthcare. With the new year will come change --- in our economy, in our government and in our community. We at Danforth Hospital resolve to be a part of that change by giving you and your family what you need: comprehensive, quality healthcare, right here on the Mainland. Thank you for your support of Danforth Hospital and our plans for Mainland Center; We pledge to you our continued commitment to meeting your healthcare needs. With our sincerest wishes for a safe and healthy 1993, Sally Jeffcoat, Executive Director and the Employee-Owners of Danforth Hospital .f-jCfW.
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