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    :: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 ::

    A Neighborhood Staggers to Its Feet - By Scott Gold, Los Angeles Times
    The job will take a week. Then the sheetrock people have to come in, then the carpet guys. The house needs a new kitchen, a new water heater, a new central air system. Cheatham will come back three times to make sure everything is working, and two inspection teams must approve his work before they will turn on the power.

    If everything goes well, the owner will be back in the house in a month.

    This process must be repeated tens of thousands of times in New Orleans.

    'Give us 10 years,' Cheatham said, with no hint of irony. 'We'll be back.'
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