EDITOR'S NOTE: Donations can be sent to Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund, c/o Spirit Bank, 1800 S. Baltimore Ave., Tulsa, Okla. 74119 (UPDATE, page 28).
Overstating the Problem
In your story on sports in New Orleans (Two Years after Katrina, Aug. 27), you quote Ron Gearing, athletic director for Orleans Parish schools, as saying, "We're averaging six or seven murders a day, so failure is not an option." This would calculate to 2,200 to 2,600 murders a year. In fact the New Orleans police reported 111 murders through July 31.
Ron Wattigny, New Orleans
EDITOR'S NOTE: SI regrets the error.
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