I have been hypnotized by Katrina and spend gobs of time searching for news. This may be one of the few pieces of good news I found.
From the Time-Picayune (a/k/a NOLA.com):
Robert Eckels, who as judge of Harris County presides over the Astrodome, said he knew about the “renegade’’ bus and that the indoor stadium wasn’t ready for evacuees – particularly the unexpected arrivals.“
That bus that arrived earlier was a young man who had loaded up a bunch of kids and just gotten into the bus and driven here,’’ Eckels said. “It was not one of those (official) buses. At this point, our plan, our agreement, is to take the Superdome buses.’’
But shortly after Eckels left, the judge was overruled.
Margaret O’Brien-Molina, a spokeswoman for the American Red Cross, discovered the school bus sitting outside the entrance and gave the orders: Let them in.
Really the best source for news outta New Orleans is the venerable Times-Picayune. (I take back every bad thing I ever said about you!).