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preciousdove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:02 AM
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Radio chips help morgue keep track of Hurricane Katrina's victims
9/28/2005, 6:45 a.m. CT
By DAVID DISHNEAU
The Associated Press

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) As body counts mounted and missing-person reports multiplied after Hurricane Katrina, some morgue workers began using tiny computer chips to keep track of unidentified remains.

Radio frequency identification chips slender red cylinders about half an inch long were implanted under the corpses' skin or placed inside body bags at two Mississippi counties.

Each VeriChip, donated by a subsidiary of Applied Digital Solutions Inc., emits a specific radio signal, enabling morgue workers to quickly locate and catalog the remains, speed the morgue-management process and reduce errors.

With 48 of the 133 bodies recovered in Harrison and Hancock counties still unidentified as of Sunday, Harrison County Coroner Gary T. Hargrove said the chips have been a boon to the Disaster Mortuary Operational Recovery Team he oversees.

http://www.nola.com/newsflash/louisiana/index.ssf?/base...
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genieroze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:18 AM
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1. I read about this last week on the Alex Jones site
It's great the MSM is on top on things and the alternate media is a bunch of conspiracy nuts. LOL
http://www.infowars.com
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:21 AM
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2. Sounds like it is helpful kick
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:45 AM
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3. EVERYONE WILL HAVE ONE OF THESE SOON
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