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And in other news

Remember those stories of people shooting at rescue aircraft? Well... the story would appear to have grown in the telling. See this ABC news article Evacuation Disrupted by Gunshot Report about the only reported incident. Be sure to read the whole thing.. including these three lines near the bottom:

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"At the Superdome, we have a report that one shot was fired at a Chinook helicopter," Schneider said, adding that the Chinook is "an extremely large aircraft."

Laura Brown, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman in Washington, said she had no such report.

"We're controlling every single aircraft in that airspace and none of them reported being fired on," she said, adding that the FAA was in contact with the military as well as civilian aircraft.
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