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"Women of the Storm" want more money for New Orleans

Sharply accessoried with bright blue umbrellas - the same color as the tarps that were installed by a partially-illegal workforce indirectly receiving federal money - 140 New Orleans women calling themselves the "Women of the Storm" visited Capitol Hill on Monday. They were inviting Congress members to visit their city and requesting more money for rebuilding.
They'd pick up the costs for the visit and:

Among those who made the trip on the group's chartered flight were Olivia Manning, the mother of football stars Peyton and Eli and wife of former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning; Verna Landrieu, mother of Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu and Louisiana Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu; and Carol Bebelle, head of the Ashé Cultural Arts Center...
The group said 55 representatives and 30 senators have visited New Orleans in the five months since Katrina...