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Evacuee Gives Birth To 'Cape Cod'

Add another name to the list of residents at the Cape Cod military base where evacuees from Hurricane Katrina are staying.

But this one didn't need a plane to get there.

Dionne White of New Orleans gave birth Tuesday at Falmouth Hospital to a boy whom she named Cape Cod Bannister, or "C.C." for short. It's the first birth to an evacuee staying at Camp Edwards.

CBS Station WBZ-TV 4 Boston reports that C.C. is Dionne White's 13th child and she's calling him a miracle. She says she plans to make Cape Cod her permanent home. One reason is because the five children who are with her on Cape Cod -- love it.

"They love everything here and I wouldn't take that from them," White told the station.

White said she wants to stay in Massachusetts because she found something on Cape Cod that she never found in New Orleans -- people who care about her.

"I'm thankful, I'm grateful ... I love y'all," said White. "I don't think I could've been at a better place. If there's a better place than this, I don't know."

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