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Hurricane Katrina / New Orleans #803537

FNC Evening News for Saturday, Sep 17, 2005
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(Studio: Rich Folbaum) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Bill Hemmer) Obstacles facing business owners returning to New Orleans featured; details given about Mayor Ray Nagin’s plan, which allows some residents to enter some parts of the city; scenes shown of street crews in the French Quarter district cleaning the area. [Oregon National Guardsman Sgt. Guy ROMANO†- comments.]

(Studio: Rich Folbaum) The criticism of federal education aid, which excludes teachers displaced by the storm, noted.

(Washington: Kelly Wright) The government’s response to the crisis updated; scenes shown of President Bush touring the Gulf Coast; excerpts of Bush’s radio address & the Democratic response from Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco played.

(Studio: Rich Folbaum) Tomorrow’s visit of a Congressional delegation to the Gulf Coast and the status of the Katrina cleanup, which has been called the largest waste-disposal job in US history, noted.

Folbaum, Rich;
Hemmer, Bill;
Wright, Kelly

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