added 9/7/2005 by
Upon searching the Red Cross' evacuee database Wednesday (at http://www.familylinks.icrc.org/katrina/search) for John Lauck, author of the Astroday column, I came across a query for John's status from a family friend in Bellaire, TX.
When I wrote to the poster asking if he had heard anything, he said that John was rescued on Monday, September 5, and had been flown to Raleigh, NC.
They are currently working on arrangements to bring him to Houston to be with his parents.
Many of John's readers have written to this site inquiring as to his well-being. Looks like the thoughts and prayers have paid off.
I am sure that John will be back online when he has had a chance to catch his breath and get some rest.