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bamffl
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Re: gas [Re: Big Red Machine]
      #53131 - Wed Aug 31 2005 10:09 PM

Fair enough, Big Red. There may be fluctuations from place to place and from hour to hour. I was only reporting what I saw with my own eyes. No hard feelings, since this is the *LEAST* of our worries. Back to tracking weather and aiding those in the affected areas in any way we can, okay?

Edit:
For the record, I was looking at the Lakeland prices around Wabash and US-92, and it was earlier in the day -- around noon.

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Edited by bamffl (Wed Aug 31 2005 10:12 PM)


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VandyBrad
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Re: gas [Re: DebbiePSL]
      #53132 - Wed Aug 31 2005 10:10 PM

Quote:

Little off your subject of gas, but yesterday several people posted that perhaps our entertainment industry would make some donations I just saw the group INXS on tv and they made a donation to the RED CROSS and ask that others do the same.




NBC is planning a benifit concert to air on Friday night. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9146525/ Further in the link it says that MTV and others are planning their own for September 10th.

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Edited by VandyBrad (Wed Aug 31 2005 10:13 PM)


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Big Red Machine
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Re: gas [Re: bamffl]
      #53135 - Wed Aug 31 2005 10:15 PM

I agree Bam. The fact that we are in our homes in air conditioning with running water makes us more fortunate than many tonight. Regardless, things in future weeks may become even more difficult, now is only the tip of the iceberg. Turning our attention back towards the devastation in MS/AL/LA...

I heard on the news a little bit ago that Sen. Trent Lott's home was destroyed, as were those of many other elected officials. Truly no one has escaped the scope of this disaster.

Also, I have a request, if anyone knows where I can find the video of Harvey Jackson, (the horrific video of the man who lost his wife in MS). I may be making a powerpoint for a local drive and I would like this video to include in the presentation. That was the one of the saddest videos I've ever seen.


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bamffl
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Re: gas [Re: Big Red Machine]
      #53140 - Wed Aug 31 2005 10:25 PM

Big Red, is this what you're looking for?

javascript:cnnPlayVideo('/video/us/2005/08/30/sot.katrina.man.loses.wife.wkrg');

Crap, I don't think the link worked. Go to CNN.com and look for the video stuff (Survivor's Story) and then look for (currently on page 4) "Heartache for hurricane victim(1:07)"

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SkeetoBiteAdministrator
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Re: gas [Re: Big Red Machine]
      #53143 - Wed Aug 31 2005 10:27 PM

Back on gas for a minute...

South Lakeland (540A & Lakeland Highlands) Sunoco - no gas, across the street at Pix - Premium only @ $2.97 - Down to the 540a & Bartow Road 7-11 has Premium Only @ $2.97 (prices removed from road sign)

Cars in line about 5 deep at both locations.


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Bloodstar
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TD 14? [Re: MikeC]
      #53145 - Wed Aug 31 2005 10:30 PM

It's possible 91L will be classified as a TD tonight, the T numbers are at 2.0/2.0 which is hard to deny as a depression. So ... I wouldn't be suprised one bit

92L is still getting its act together. Probably going to take more time to develop if it does....

-Mark

*NRL hasn't called it 13L.Noname yet, but who knows... maybe I'm wrong

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CoalCracker
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Re: gas [Re: Big Red Machine]
      #53147 - Wed Aug 31 2005 10:31 PM

Mr. Jackson was interviewed originally on WKRG. Link to home page below.

http://wkrg.com


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CivilEngineer
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Re: gas [Re: SkeetoBite]
      #53148 - Wed Aug 31 2005 10:32 PM

I live outside of Marianna, FL on I-10. Gas prices as of 6 pm $2.99 a gallon. Have been told that gas could be in short supply by Friday due to no shipments coming into port. Who knows when it will stop. But rural people will take the biggest hit from the gas prices.

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Jeffmidtown
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Re: gas [Re: CivilEngineer]
      #53154 - Wed Aug 31 2005 10:44 PM

Hey everypne from here in crazy Atlanta....

Just to give everyone an update, Gov Sonny Perdue has imposed a State of Emergency in relation to gas prices as around 3pm an internet rumor started in Atlanta and they said that the gas stations were going to close at either 4, 5 or 6pm and stay closed to Saturday. Once that got out, everyone flocked to the gas pumps and the gas station owners started jacking up the prices, in one extreme case in Stockbridge it was $6.09 a gallon. A lot of stations around the metro were pushing 4 bucks a gallon. Gov Perdue went on the air to assuade everyone that there was no truth to the rumors that they were hearing and that any shortage would be very, very minimal. Finally around 6pm, the order was issued and the Gov said that anyone caught price-gouging were going to be fined $10,000 per occurance.

Tonight, because of the run on gas, many stations have run out of gas, but the trucks are delivering gas to them and it may be just a hiccup in the prices. But man oh man, it was the worst in humanity by just a few people.

Also WSB-TV and the other Cox radio stations here in town are running a call center and have been doing so for the past two days and they have already raised $600,000 for the American Red Cross...

Take Care

Edited by Jeffmidtown (Wed Aug 31 2005 10:50 PM)


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Rhino
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New Orleans Mayor [Re: Jeffmidtown]
      #53157 - Wed Aug 31 2005 10:53 PM

First time poster. I've been lurking since last years hurricanes after moving to Florida last June.

Why would the N.O. mayor pull troops off rescuing people to deal with looters? This makes no sense to me. What is he trying to accomplish? Save some merchandise and money from stores detroyed? Not even comparable to human life. I read he said it's because the looters were getting to close to populated areas. There aren't many populated areas left. For the amount of time the police are busy trying to stop the looters and save the people in the "populated area" from possible harm from them, many more are desparate and in great dire striats. Is it worth it to deal with looters at all when many many human life's are at stake? To me it seems like wasted man power.

Ryan

gotta have security, my man. could end up with desperate people rioting with armed thugs in their midst... if the authorities don't assert some control. -HF

Edited by HanKFranK (Thu Sep 01 2005 12:39 AM)


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Catawba
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Re: New Orleans Mayor [Re: Rhino]
      #53159 - Wed Aug 31 2005 10:58 PM

I think one of the looting concerns is that some stores had their guns and ammo looted, and there are now armed gangs walking around the city. I think I heard that there were problems with shootings last night, and they are concerned about the same happening again.

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tenavilla
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Re: gas [Re: bamffl]
      #53161 - Wed Aug 31 2005 11:00 PM

Quote:

I saw no lines in Tampa or Lakeland today. It did seem a bit busier than normal, but not crowded by any stretch of the imagination. And I the last price I saw for regular unleaded was WELL under $3.00 (~2.59?)


My husband just got home here in Tampa and he said that all the gas stations he passed were packed and had long lines. Teaser for the 11pm news said "Tampa WILL face a gas shortage"

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Big Red Machine
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Re: gas [Re: Jeffmidtown]
      #53162 - Wed Aug 31 2005 11:03 PM

Thanks for the links guys. "Glad" to find that awful video again, I was unable to download it, so I am still looking for it in a form I can save so that I might include it. I sent CNN a request in an email, but I am sure they are swamped right now.

In regards to the Mayor pulling the cops off the rescue mission, I feel that he did this because the situation in the city was spiraling out of control and he felt that if he let it go unchecked more people would die as a result of the security problems than the number who would die that are still awaiting rescuing. (Also the armed gangs likely would have hampered the recovery efforts that will start soon, and it will likely take days to ease the problem.)


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Anton Ross
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Video for Big Red [Re: Big Red Machine]
      #53165 - Wed Aug 31 2005 11:13 PM

Try this:
rtsp://mgs.mgbg.com/wkrg/video/083105_jennifer_mayerle_man_on_street.rm

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damejune2
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Re: Video for Big Red [Re: Anton Ross]
      #53167 - Wed Aug 31 2005 11:26 PM

I heard uncomfirmed reports of gun wielding looters shooting at helicopters...thats just insane! Also, did anyone read about the nursing home bus driver who was carjacked by looters? They stole the bus and then drove around and by the nursing home demanding everyone inside to leave. The director of the home said she has enough food for ten days and now has to arm her attendants and teach them to shoot. I can tell you one thing...if someone starts shooting then a war will break out between the police and the looters. They, the looters, have stolen guns and ammo from sporting goods stores....they already have shot some people......total chaos.

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jaybythebay
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Dr. Lyons [Re: damejune2]
      #53169 - Wed Aug 31 2005 11:35 PM

Earlier tonight I heard Dr. Lyons say he was concerned about a possible low devolping in the Gulf in a few days. Please tell me this is not possible.
unfortunately high pressure will not dominate the gulf from now until doomsday. yeah, there's something peeking on the models. might be east of florida... might be in both places. might be a phantom. will see. -HF

Edited by HanKFranK (Thu Sep 01 2005 12:47 AM)


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Big Red Machine
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Re: Dr. Lyons [Re: jaybythebay]
      #53170 - Wed Aug 31 2005 11:45 PM

In addition to the homebrew there's also 92L invest.

Plots

What a sobering thought. FEMA resources are already stretched thin from the Big 4 in Florida last year (they are still all over the state), and now our nations worst disaster. It is September and we will likely have at least one more hurricane hit the US. Remember, we're looking at up to 10 more named storms according to some of the predictions (18-22). I just don't know if FEMA can do this. Any efforts to aid in another storm during the next few months will most certainly be hampered by the catastrophes of the past year and a half. It's not like these agencies have an unlimited budget. Citizens may be unwilling to give again, or more likely, depending on the economic toll of this across the country, desire to give, but be unable to afford it.

Tragic interview just on CNN of a family at the Astrodome who hitchhiked down the highway to Houston for Louisiana.

Edited by Big Red Machine (Wed Aug 31 2005 11:48 PM)


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Mongo
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Re: Fuel [Re: Chesapeake Phil]
      #53173 - Thu Sep 01 2005 12:03 AM

There are several reports of $3.99 - so some stations in ATL are taking advantage of a bad situation, but my sister in Alpharetta filled up a couple hours ago for $2.69. CNN made it sound like gas in Atlanta is over five dollars across the city - clearly not true and TOTALLY irresponsible reporting (considering where CNN is based) that will just lead to more panic and hording, thus causing some shortages.

EDIT: I see that http://atlantagasprices.com now has a report of $4.99/gallon. Of course, there is also a report of $0.06/gallon now posted. Whether that report of $4.99 is true or not, the fact is that there are still many stations in Atlanta who are not price gouging. The governor of Georgia has also come out and said that there will be consequences for gouges. PLEASE do not contribute to the madness regardless.




I just drove 15 miles back home from pub and saw gas ranging from $2.89 (now out of gas) to $2.99 mostly. However, a Shell station right by my house has regular listed for $3.99, which is up from $2.89 just 2.5 hours earlier. That is one station that is gouging us and is one station that will never be frequented by me again.

I know this is irrelevant next to the horrors being experienced by folks in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama, but it is still maddening that greed is so rampant. Grr.

Brian


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Lisa NC
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Re: gas [Re: SkeetoBite]
      #53174 - Thu Sep 01 2005 12:05 AM

Gas prices are spiking up. Here in Lewisville North Carolina, the price has gone up .70 in 3 days. twenty cents of that was this afternoon. This morning when I drove kids to school it was $2.79 this afternoon at pick up time it was up to $2.99. My husband said in Greensboro, reg unleaded was $3.29 at Sheetz (discount gas place)

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ShanaTX
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Re: Video for Big Red [Re: Anton Ross]
      #53176 - Thu Sep 01 2005 12:08 AM

Here's a Google Map that people have put situation report pins on. No way of checking authenticity ... but seems like a home grown effort

http://www.scipionus.com/

Here's something else I just found

Side-by-side night image of the Coast on 17 Sep 03 and 31 Aug 05

Edited by ShanaTX (Thu Sep 01 2005 12:40 AM)


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