Monday, April 17, 2006

Dear Readers,
We have been asked by our superiors to remove the last two photographs posted to this blog and instead of editing out portions of my last post that some readers could find offensive, it has been removed in its entirety.
I have one thing to add here that Mike and I have not made sufficiently clear: Nothing shown or expressed on this blog is directly or indirectly affiliated with, linked to, as a result of or in league with the views, opinions or beliefs of the Sun Herald or any of its corporate affiliates.
Again, The Sun Herald and its corporate affiliates do not support, agree with or condone any commentary, opinion or even reporting written into or expressed on this blog.

I am humbled by the spirit of the people of south Mississippi and congratulate the Sun Herald staff for its efforts after Hurricane Katrina, which have recently been justly recognized.

I will not be going ahead with the Biloxi Banter blog.
I will repeat one thing I wrote earlier:
Our loyal readers have made this worth it. Thank you profoundly for reading.

Our Dance with Katrina is done.


Blogger mar-mar said...


1:39 PM  
Anonymous Traffic Chick said...

Congratulations. Well deserved. When I read the article on the Reuters wire, I knew it had to be you guys. Thank you for an amazing story. Thank you both.

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw it when it hit the wire and immediately thought of you two. Your names weren't mentioned, but we all know.

Congratulations. Not bad (for a daily. [wink wink]). LOL Seriously, you both deserve it.

I don't comment much, but I visit often. I'll add the biloxibanter to my bloglines as well.

N. Criss~a fellow ink drinker

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to both of you and everyone at the Sun-Herald. This award was so well deserved.

I honestly do not know what I would have done without the Sun-Herald's coverage in the days and weeks after Katrina, so I agree completely that the paper provided a true public service in a time of great need.

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Up here in Minnesota, many of us have lost interest with the travesty that Katrina brought. I kept reading not only because the South is in my heart, but also because I felt I grew to know you guys personally as I read your struggles, accomplishments, and pursuits of the real stories on the coast. I thank you both from the bottom of my heart for providing us a peek into your lives.

And a major congratulations! You two deserve it immensely!

6:00 PM  
Blogger Tasha said...

Congrats to the paper my Grandfather lovingly called "The Hometown Astonisher". You two, and who was the other fellow that had a blog going during and after the storm? Wasn't he a sports writer?'ve helped me keep in touch with my beautiful home...Where will I turn now for news.....But I understand.

Good work guys! Good work!


6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are thrilled for you both and all that worked so hard under some conditions you have not even mentioned in this blog, but your family know about and love and respect you all the more for it.
Aunt Susan

11:40 PM  
Blogger Keeper said...

There was never any other choices in my opinion. You guys were the voice and truth that we came to each day. Congrats, Lord knows you both deserve it !

6:32 AM  
Blogger Sarabeth said...

Congratulations. I agree that it was well deserved.

9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been reading the blog and your articles since the very beginning, and its funny, I was wondering about a pulitzer for the two of you back in November. Congratulations to you both, and a very simple thank you for the wonderful, heartfelt, incredibly insightful running commentary, updates, rants, raves,thoughts, and ideas that provided a totally different view of the disaster .... I'll miss my daily "stop by".

Celebrate hardily !!!!!

10:42 AM  
Blogger DrumsNWhistles said...

CONGRATULATIONS! You earned it, you deserve it, and I'm going to miss the heck out of your blog.

12:02 AM  
Blogger beagle said...

You guys will be greatly missed. Thank you for all your hard work, your openness and your southern spirit. You two and the paper truly deserve the Pulitzer.

Congrats to you and I hope you continue to excel in your journalism.

10:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow wow wow! CONGRATULATIONS you guys! I have been following since close to the beginning, and your insights here have been invaluable. And often entertaining! I've enjoyed following your stories in the online version of the paper. THANK YOU for the incredible work you've been doing. Man. Wow. Kathy

8:48 PM  
Blogger The Fergoosons said...

I knew you two would do great things!!! It was an amazing ride!!! I have been with you since the night before the storm I believe, again I will tell you that you kept me sane for three days until I found my brother in Biloxi! Your articles in the paper have been the best!!! Keep up the good work and live each day as it is your last!!! You were awful close to that!!! The jewels in your crowns will be overwhelming when you get to heaven!!! Thanks so much!!!

8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so proud of you guys. It's been a pleasure to read the blog.

Still reading in Missouri
(C. Gordon)

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been a pleasure to read your writings over time. Your blog will be missed but the memory will stay. You both are very deserving of the award. Congrats and may the future bring nothing but good things your way.
Deb - California

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the posts,

could one of you hit me back about that picture of the morrison family?

10:34 AM  
Blogger SingingOwl said...

I don't know if you two will see this comment, but thank you both for your wonderful work for the Sun Herald and here on this blog. I feel as though I know you both, and I wish you the very best in your future. Waveland, and the other towns of the coast, are still often in our thoughts. Be blessed.

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