Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Researcher credits:
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel's series on FEMA's hurricane payouts in Florida (including lots of money to South Florida where there was little effect from this year's hurricanes) gives credit to staff researcher Barbara Hijek and research staff CAR specialist John Maines.
Some fascinating details in these stories, like this in a story by Megan O'Matz and Sally Kestin:
    "HIALEAH - At BrandsMart USA, a low-end model Magic Chef microwave costs $28.88.
    Hurricane victims could buy six of them with the $181.75 the federal government pays to replace a microwave damaged by a storm.
    That's also enough purchasing power to take home two sleek, black and steel microwave-toaster combos made by Magic Chef and sold at The Home Depot for $79.99 each."

(Via The Scoop.)


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