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George Clooney & Former President Bush Help New Orleans Hospital

12/21/2006 9:08am EST
George ClooneyGeorge Clooney yesterday launched a plan to rebuild a hospital in hurricane-devastated Louisiana alongside former President George Bush. The pair appeared outside the courthouse in Cameron Parish, the only surviving building in the town following Hurricane Katrina in August 2005.

Bush presented local officials with a check for $2 million from the Bush-Clinton Katrina fund. The money will help run South Cameron Memorial Hospital once it has been rebuilt next year.

Clooney quipped, "There is good news in all of this, which is that when the hospital gets up and running, I will not be doing any of the medical procedures."

He added, "I'm coming to remind people in the rest of the country that just because you're not on the front page anymore, all the problems that have been placed here from Katrina and (Hurricane) Rita are not solved yet."
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