Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Going Once. Going Twice...Sold!

In order to raise funds for the decimated school district, the City of New Orleans will auction flooded buses on

Starved for cash, the New Orleans school district is taking a long shot and hoping to sell its flooded, unsalvageable school buses on eBay.

Some submerged to their roofs in the black flood waters, the yellow school buses were widely photographed in the days after Hurricane Katrina and have become an icon of the city's devastated school system.

School officials acknowledge the sale of the buses on the Internet auction site may puzzle some people used to more traditional school fundraisers like bake sales.

Unorthodox yes, but if that's what it takes.

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