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  • In October 2005, Speed joined more than a hundred designers, architects, and planners for a week at the half-wrecked Isle of Capri casino hotel in Biloxi, where they drew up traditional-neighborhood proposals for the eleven communities wiped out by the hurricane.

    Interstate 69

  • I can only tell you that Joe let out a terrible anguished cry and levelled his pistol at J.B. The old man was turned away, revolver in one hand and carbine in t'other, shooting through the half-wrecked door, when Joe squeezed the trigger - and his piece misfired.

    THE NUMBERS

  • Best Quote: [to Zod and Company, at the half-wrecked White House] â⠂ ¬Å Hi, everybody!

    13 Great Science Fiction Villains - SciFiChick.com

  • For years now, people in Washington who have asked why Helms, in more straightforward cases, was allowed to keep the American government from having diplomatic representation in important capitals around the world for months and months on end, finally only to permit someone he had publicly humiliated and half-wrecked to turn up limping in the designated country, got the same answer: "" Oh, he's only going to hold it up a few months.

    Brutus Denies All

  • Evans was doing it with an outgunned and half-wrecked destroyer.

    Dead In the Water

  • "They've got enough trouble right now, with Hanan in the hospital and a half-wrecked ship."

    Angelmass

  • Kira was just beginning to think she might know the answer to that one, when suddenly, in the empty, half-wrecked corridor, the stationwide comm startled them all: Full station alert!

    Betrayal

  • He was safe in this place, in part because it was half-wrecked.

    Betrayal

  • Then the buildings had been left half-wrecked and despoiled by the Cardassians as they retreated.

    Objective: Bajor

  • Harper was too heavy: he crawled, dazed, to the porch, and Anna turned the half-wrecked vehicle around until she could get him in the passenger side and wedge the door closed.

    The Night Crew

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