Debaters stranded in Las Vegas
Wed Sep 12 12:30:22 CDT 2001
Thanks for the update from Vegas. I spoke with Ken about an hour ago and
the earliest the Emporia debaters will get out is 7pm Thursday evening...
>From: Zompetti at aol.com
>To: glen_strickland at hotmail.com, edebate at ndtceda.com
>Subject: Re: Debaters stranded in Las Vegas
>Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 13:22:16 EDT
>In a message dated 09/12/2001 11:25:23 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
>glen_strickland at hotmail.com writes:
><< Several debate teams are stranded in Las Vegas as a result of the
> cancelation of airline flights yesterday. I know that Ken, JT and four
> Emporia State debaters were unable to return home as a result of the
> cancelations. Reportedly, the debaters and two coaches are booked on a
> noon flight on Southwest but as of this moment, I assume it is anyone's
> guess as to whether or not flights will indeed be resumed. I also assume
> that other teams are stranded there too (yes, I understand that there
> worse places to be stranded but that doesn't make things any easier)
>Yes, we're still stranded in Vegas (mercer) and probably won't get back to
>atlanta until friday morning -- and that is presuming that the flight we're
>booked on will fly when scheduled.
>I know that the Emporia folks are still here, as is Doug Dennis, and many
>(most) of the Gonzaga folks. There have been some rumors that Catholic is
>still here, but none of us have seen them to be sure.
>Of course, things could be worse. We are, after all, in Vegas. And, we're
>not stranded at the airport, and we're not stranded on a plane, as CNN
>reports many people have been subjected to since yesterday morning.
>Nevertheless, it would be nice to get home to see loved ones and to get
>to homework, teaching class, and other responsibilities.
>It may take awhile for all of us to get back to "normal" life.
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