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Evacuees eager to return home

1,400 evacuees from the New Orleans are in Louisville and are anxious to get back home.  To keep their mind off home, some evacuees say keeping busy is the key.

"These past couple days have been stressful.  I was worried it would hit our city bad like Katrina did," said Nadine Mitchell, from New Orleans.

To alleviate some stress, some evacuees sit on the steps of the Fair and Exposition Center.  When the kids get tired of the games brought by the YMCA, they go outside and make up their own games.

"They asked us to take this trip, so I got out of there, because I felt like the walls were closing on me," said Angela LaSalle, who arrived Saturday night.

City trolleys picked up groups of people at the Fair and Expo Center for trips around town.  Some will get trips to the Louisville Zoo on Wednesday.  Others will get free eye examinations and glasses.

"I visited the Louisville Slugger Museum and later, I'm going to visit the Ali Center," said Kenneth LaSalle, who arrived Saturday night.

They have their souvenir baseball bats, the tours of downtown, but nothing replaces home.  They all continue to wait for the call to return home.

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