FNC Evening News for Friday, Sep 16, 2005
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.
(Gulfport: Erik Liljegren) The search for a plan to revitalize the tourism industry in Mississippi in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina featured; details given about the expected rebuilding of bigger & better casinos in Gulfport; scenes shown of severely damaged hotels & casinos. [Harrison County Tourism Director Steve Richer RICHER- says the devastation is a “worst-case scenario.”] [Hotel owner Bob BENNETT- says what we rebuild will stand the test of time.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) The reopening of a popular restaurant in Algiers, New Orleans, reports that numerous Mardi Gras floats survived the storm, scientists collecting fish to assess environmental damage, and the announcement that the Gulf Coast campus of the University of Southern Mississippi will resume classes next month noted.
(Washington: Major Garrett) The budget consequences of the Katrina recovery featured; details given of the expected cost to taxpayers and the government’s effort to stop unnecessary spending. [National Economic Council’s Al HUBBARD- says nothing will stop President Bush from cutting the deficit in half by 2009.] [Senator Bill FRIST - comments.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) The storm’s impact on lumber costs and the US oil supply noted.