092406 met homeless Staff Photo by Alyssa Schukar/The Palm Beach Post 0027326A With Story by Ron Hayes--West Palm Beach-- Brigitte Walden (cq) hugs director of Vickers House Lela Jordan before Walden and her husband, Rick, board a Greyhound bus to their home in Carlinville, Ill. on Thursday, Sept. 14. The couple had been stranded in West Palm Beach, spending three nights sleeping on benches at the Tri-Rail and Greyhound bus station, until they found Jordan and the Homeward Bound program, which helps homeless people by purchasing bus tickets to get them to their families and support systems. "I'm so excited. I don't care how long it takes. Just get me there," Walden said, adding, "I just can't wait to get on that darn bus." NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION OUTSIDE COX PAPERS. OUT PALM BEACH, BROWARD, MARTIN, ST.LUCIE, INDIAN RIVER AND OKEECHOBEE COUNTIES IN FLORIDA. OUT ORLANDO. OUT TV, OUT MAGAZINES, OUT TABLOIDS, OUT WIDE WORLD, OUT INTERNET USE. NO SALES.
Ted Lovelace, 31, covers his face, in exhaustion as he holds five-month-old daughter Jordan at Monty's Pizza in Punta Gorda. Hurricane Charley destroyed hundreds of homes, including Lovelace's, near Punta Gorda two years ago. To ease the suffering of those displaced, the government opened a dust-filled, 90-acre trailer park, which its inhabitants dubbed "FEMA City." The 551 identical trailers stood within spitting distance of each other, and before long, the refuge turned into a living hell for its inhabitants who were surrounded daily by drug-use and gang activity. By law, federal emergency housing is limited to 18 months, but two years later and three days before an evacuation deadline, 109 people still call the park home. Lovelace and his family are racing against time, frustration and exhaustion as the sun sets over the 55 scattered trailers left in FEMA City.
Anna Fuenning, who skates for the Gang Green derby team as Devilynn Wheels, lays in frustration after being shoved outside the track during the final period of the No Coast Derby Girls debut Roller Brawl at the Pershing Auditorium on Saturday night. Fuenning was the designated "jammer," a player designated to pass opponents for points without being knocked out of bounds. Gang Green lost the game 107-93 to fellow No Coast Derby Girls team Mary Kay Mafia.
Humphrey St. Francis's Kendra Bender looks at the finish line after falling in the final stretch of the Class D 300 meter low hurdles as Silver Lake's Jordane Choquette wins the race at the Nebraska High School State Track meet at Burke High School in Omaha, Neb., on Saturday, May 20, 2006.