ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 29, 2006
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(New Orleans: Charles Gibson) The first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans & the Gulf coast featured; scenes shown of a jazz funeral, the tolling of bells at 9:38 AM, President Bush at the St. Louis Cathedral & gatherings at various city locations to mark the anniversary. [At her old house, Nikesha NAPOLEON; widow & granddaughter June & Emme ZUMPE- remember.]
(New Orleans: Martha Raddatz) Bush's taking blame for the government's slow response to the disaster featured; photos shown of the devastation from Katrina. [BUSH - says New Orleans is calling her children home; recalls the plight of the people when the government fell short.] Statistics on the city's recovery & disaster aid cited; details given of the slow pace of reconstruction. [Louisiana Senator Mary LANDRIEU - talks about the maddening bureaucracy.]
(New Orleans: Charles Gibson) The staggering damage in Mississippi noted.
(Gulfport: Robin Roberts) The impact of Katrina on the Mississippi coastline & the state of recovery featured; scenes shown from Gulfport; details given about the wiping out of the casino business, the school situation & the job of rebuilding & repairing the region. [Gulfport Mayor Brent WARR, Mississippi Home Again Annie CARD, Beau Rivage Casino Brent NOURSE, Bay St. Louis-Waveland schools Supt. Kimberly STASNY- comment on Gulfport.] The role of Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour in getting the coast back in business noted.