The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2006 with 113 to follow.
By United Press International

FDIC's Powell to head hurricane recovery

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Donald Powell has been named federal coordinator of long-term Gulf Coast hurricane recovery efforts, a report said.

Sex offenders sought in Katrina aid list

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. federal relief agency has agreed to cross-check a list of convicted sex offenders against a list of those receiving aid after Hurricane Katrina.

Ex-FEMA chief: State caused Katrina mess

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The ex-director of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency says Louisiana's governor is responsible for bungling the Hurricane Katrina response.

Mayor halts New Orleans returnees

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- With Tropical Storm Rita heading for the Florida Keys, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Monday told returning residents to stay out of the Crescent City.

Bush unhappy with reopening New Orleans

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- President Bush said Monday he has concerns with New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's plan to allow people back into the hurricane-ravaged city.

FEMA frets over return to New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's invitation for 180,000 to return to the storm-battered city this week has brought criticism from federal emergency officials.

Report: FEMA still troubled in Gulf Region

BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The federal agency at the center of the bungled response to Hurricane Katrina is muffing the operation to aid storm victims, the New York Times reports.

FEMA: Rescue and recovery almost over

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Federal emergency workers in Louisiana are turning their focus from rescue and recovery to searching for remains of people killed by Hurricane Katrina.

Katrina recovery chief wants unity

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The new U.S. chief of Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts, Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad Allen, has called for unity among local, state and federal officials.

Allen brings new focus to Katrina fight

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Michael Brown, once in charge of the fight to get federal relief efforts moving in the Gulf Coast, finds himself out of the battle this weekend. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad Allen is now leading the Federal Emergency Management Agency's role in the areas de

FEMA director removed from relief efforts

BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Federal Emergency Management Director Michael D. Brown, under fire for his agency's slow response to Hurricane Katrina, has been relieved of relief duties.
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Thad Allen
Vice Admiral Thad Allen speaks on transitional housing for evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Baton Rouge, LA on October 12, 2005. Allen reported plans to move evacuees from shelters to transitional housing to their own houses in 6-18 months. (UPI Photo/James Terry III)

Thad William Allen (born January 16, 1949) is a retired United States Coast Guard admiral who served as the 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard. Allen is best known for his widely-praised performance directing the federal response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast region from September 2005 to January 2006. Robert J. Papp, Jr. succeeded him as Commandant on May 25, 2010, in a change of command ceremony.

Following his position as commandant, Allen continued to serve on active duty for 36 days in his role as National Incident Commander of the Unified Command for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Allen officially retired from the U.S. Coast Guard on June 30, 2010, but continues to serve as a civilian as the National Incident Commander of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He is a Senior Fellow at the RAND Corporation.

Allen was born in Tucson, Arizona, the son of retired Coast Guard Chief Damage Controlman Clyde and Mrs. Wilma Allen. His father is a World War II veteran. Allen is a 1967 graduate of Palo Verde High School in Tucson. His family moved frequently during his childhood with his father's assignments. He attended the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, where he was a standout football player, graduating in 1971. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from George Washington University and a Master's degree in Management (S.M.) from the MIT Sloan School of Management as a Sloan Fellow. He was elected a National Academy of Public Administration Fellow in 2003.

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