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Ed Hutchison
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What do Harry Anderson, Jon Racherbaumer, Earle Christenberry, Gary Hughes, Eddie Adams, Chet Lowe, Al Finnegan, Irwin Royes, Lee Freed, and Tom Ladshaw have in common?

Well, they are all great magicians, and they call New Orleans "home."

I hope you'll take a moment to say a prayer for them, their families, and their neighbors.
Edward Hutchison

Madison, MS

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Sad to report that Chet passed away a few months ago. The others did get out safely. We just don't know if we have a home to go back too.

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Bob Sanders
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There is an organized effort to help the magicians and their families in the area.

Bruce Walstad
President - Gulf Coast Magicians Guild
IBM Ring 287 - Sam Assembly 129
IBM - TVP Alabama

"Bruce Walstad" <brucewalstad@gulftel.com>

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Bob Sanders

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Joe Harrison , Dot and Lisa are also in that area as are Irwin Royes ( did manage to get out safely)

Richard E. Hughes, Hughes Magic Inc., 352 N. Prospect St., Ravenna, OH 44266 (330)296-4023
Write direct as I will be turning off my PM's.
Bill Wells
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Here is an email message that Earle sent to the IBM Exec. Secretary. I am sure Earle would appreciate at least an email message:

Dear Darleen:

We left home Saturday with $150 in my pocket plus credit cards. My daughter had gotten a reservation for me in Hazelhurst, Ms at a motel. Well,that was an experience. The electricity went off Sunday afternoon - no gas, no food. All the restaurants in the area were fast food places and used electricity. There was no ice either.

Hazelhurst is just across the Ms line about 35 miles south of Jackson. The hurricane hit us Tuesday morning. We spent the day watching the shingles blow off and parts of the roof. The rain blew the rain under the door and we had water half way across the room. The next day the water pressure dropped very low and no water would flow into the toilet tank so you couldn't flush. With no electricity, no food, no water we left and drove all the way across MS with no electricity. When we got into Georgia I was able to get gas, phoned my son in Atlanta and we finally got there that night.

So, we're safe staying with my son for, it looks like, at least a month. We left home figuring we'd be back in about three days with no check books or anything except with this new laptop - two changes of clothes and just enough medicine for Gladys (10 Rx) until Friday. Just returned from the drug store and they're now filling all our prescriptions, 10 for Gladys and 6 for me.

We're safe but devistated. As far as I can learn our home is flooded, possibly to the roof - everything lost - all magic, books, valuable financial files - everything.

I can be reached at my web site or mail at: 3166 Millash Run, Buford, GA 30519.

Love to all and please pray for us.

Earle Christenberry

Dave Dorsett
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Per SAM digest this a.m.
"Message: 16
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 02:51:34 EDT
From: merlina17@aol.com
Subject: Racherbaumer family is OK in Natchez MS

Greetings everyone: Just received the following from the Racherbaumer
family -- thankfully they are just fine in Natchez MS. His e-mail
copied below.

Thanks for the well wishes...from Racherbaumer, safe in Natchez
phone..just clothes on back..headed north next week...don't know about
the rest
of the crew from N.O. will keep everyone posted.. thanks again JR


Maria Ibanez
Society of American Magicians
National 1st Vice President"
Dave Dorsett
Douglas~Wayne Illusioneering
Cory Gallupe
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That sucks. Everyone in New Orleans needs help, but theyre just passing away.Smile
Tony Brent
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Any more information on the whereabouts of Tommy Ladshaw and Irwin Royes as well as the others?

Tony Brent
Ed Hutchison
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I can't help with direct info about Irwin but I have read somewhere that he is OK.

I did hear personally from Tom Ladshaw and I'm glad to report he is doing well. His home in Metarie suffered minor damage but, considering the devastation of nearby areas, Tom counts himself among the lucky.

Unfortunately, Tom's former apartment that he used as a workshop/office/storage facility, did suffer water damage. The most distressing news was that much of his large collection of material concerning the late, great, Paul Winchell was lost--including irreplacable personal and family photos given to Tom. His collection of over 1000 photos of ventriloquists was, also, lost. Still, Tom reports that most of his vent collection and museum were spared.

Ed Hutchison
Edward Hutchison

Madison, MS

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