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    Registered User recess's Avatar recess is offline
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    Carl Malone work in Katrina damage Miss:

    the Mailman, Karl Malone, who still delivers -- even in retirement:

    The former NBA all-star and a crew from his logging company in Arkansas spent two weeks in Pascagoula, Miss., hauling away debris left by Hurricane Katrina . . . .

    “We were totally self-contained with our own food and everything,” Malone says. “We didn't want to take even one bottle of water away from these people. When we told them we were doing this for free, they looked at us like we were crazy or something.”

    Malone, 42, an experienced truck driver and logger who was born in Bernice, La., spent 12 hours a day behind the wheel of his heavy machinery.

    “We started every day at seven in the morning and didn't quit until we got it done,” he says.

    When Malone arrived, he says he ran into resistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Army Corps of Engineers officials who said he wasn't authorized to bring his machinery into the area to clear private property.

    “There was a lot of red tape, and I ain't got time for that,” he says. “I found out that if you're going to do something good, just go ahead and do it.”

    Bob Anderson, a spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers, says FEMA and the corps by law could only allow approved contractors to clear debris and that only government agencies could work on “public rights of way.”

    Malone says landowners were told that debris had to be moved out to the street before it could be hauled away. “How is a landowner who just lost everything going to pay $15,000 or $20,000 to have a lot cleared? I mean, there were two or three houses on top of one another in some places” . . . .

    “Once I get in my machine, no one is going to get me out,” he says. “We just said ‘the hell with it.' FEMA didn't approve, but we did it for the people.”

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    H.Y.M.C.C RUSTY CUTLASS's Avatar RUSTY CUTLASS is offline
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    somewhere bout dey
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    Juksan Stabbs
    Dis bawy fully read the article about "K"arl Malone an still spelled the name wrong in the title like rashole den!!

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