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Search for bodies ends with 964 NEWS IN BRIEF
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Katrina dead found in Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The search for Hurricane
Katrina victims has ended in Louisiana with a death toll
at 964, but more searches will be conducted if someone
reports seeing a body, a state official said yesterday.
State and federal agencies have finished their sweeps
through the city, but Kenyon International Emergency
Services, the private company hired by the state to
remove the bodies, is on call if any other body is found,
said Bob Johannessen, a spokesman with the state
Department of Health and Hospitals.
"There might still be bodies found - for instance, if
a house was locked and nobody was able to go into it,"
Last week, the Federal Emergency Management
Agency said it had completed its role in the search
because its specialties were no longer needed, including
getting to bodies in attics or other hard-to-reach places
or in buildings that may be structurally unsound.
FEMA did nearly 23,000 thorough room-to-room
searches in New Orleans with about a dozen teams of
Mississippi's death toll remained at 221.
There were signs of normalcy in the city Monday _
five weeks to the day since Katrina slammed into the
St. Andrew the Apostle elementary school was the
first Catholic school reopened in New Orleans. A week
ago, residents were allowed to return to the school's
Algiers neighborhood of 57,000 people across the Mis-
sissippi River that largely escaped flooding.
Students at Arch Bishop Chapelle Catholic High School walk to class on their first day
Metairie, La. yesterday.
of school in
"My heart is just bursting," said teacher Jewell McCart-
ney, fighting back tears as she welcomed back her class of
sixth-graders. "I just want to give them all a hug."
Archdiocese officials said their schools also were
reopening in areas outside the city.
Some public schools in nearby parishes also
opened yesterday, but public schools in New Orleans
Licenses suspenided after deadly accident
DeLay charged with money laundering
A Texas grand jury indicted Rep. Tom DeLay on a new charge of money laun-
dering yesterday, less than a week after another grand jury leveled a conspiracy
charge that forced DeLay to temporarily step down as House majority leader.
Both indictments accuse DeLay and two political associates of conspiring to get
around a state ban on corporate campaign contributions by funneling the money
through a political action committee to the Republican National Committee in
The RNC then sent back like amounts to distribute to Texas candidates in 2002,
the indictment alleges.
The new indictment came hours after DeLay's attorneys filed a request to dis-
miss the case. That request argued that the conspiracy charge was based on a law
that was not effective until 2003, the year after the alleged money transfers.
Turkey moves closer to EU membership
Turkey and the European Union agreed yesterday to start talks on Ankara's
eventual membership in the organization - a historic first step that would trans-
form the bloc by taking in a predominantly Muslim nation and expanding its bor-
ders to Asia and the Middle East.
Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul flew to Luxembourg for a late night
ceremony to formally open entry talks following an agreement reached after
two dramatic days of diplomacy that included strong U.S. lobbying for Tur-
"We have reached a historic point," Gul said in Ankara before departing. "Full
membership negotiations will, God willing, begin tonight."
Search continues for planners of bombing
Investigators yesterday hunted for the two suspected masterminds of suicide
bombings on this resort island as Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Australia
and other nations went on high alert to protect their beaches from a repeat of the
Newspapers published graphic photographs of the three alleged bombers' sev-
ered heads, evidence that investigators hope will lead them to the two Malaysians
believed to have plotted Saturday's attacks at crowded restaurants that killed at
least 22 people and wounded 104, including six Americans.
"It is our hope that people will recognize the faces and call us," police Brig.
Gen. Sunarko Dami Artanto told reporters as he released two hot line numbers. "It
will help us speed up the investigation."
U.S. forces battle insurgents near border
With snipers on rooftops and helicopters hovering overhead, U.S. forces clashed
with insurgent fighters yesterday while searching homes in a town near the Syrian
In Baghdad, Iraq's oil minister narrowly escaped an assassination attempt when
a bomb hit his motorcade.
While U.S. forces pushed ahead with their offensive further west, fighting erupt-
ed in the capital of Iraq's Anbar province, with masked militants attacking an Iraqi
patrol and sparking a gunbattle in the streets of Ramadi.
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LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) - A
tour boat that capsized on a New York
lake, killing 20 people, did not have
the required number of crew members
aboard, leading state regulators to sus-
pend licenses for all five vessels belong-
ing to the company that operated the
tour, officials said yesterday.
The Ethan Allen, which overturned
Sunday on Lake George while carrying
47 elderly tourists, was required by state
boating regulations to have two crew
members, said Wendy Gibson, spokes-
woman for the state Office of Parks,
Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Any commercial boat that carries 21
to 48 passengers must have two crew
members, she said.
Authorities have said the only
crew member aboard was Capt.
"If that's the
case, there's going to
Hurricane Katrina has shockingly revealed the real state of
class relations in the United States-the gutting of social pro-
grams and infrastructure has cost the lives of thousands. The
Bush administration builds up FEMA not to "save" the US
public but for repression as popular social unrest develops.
David North, the chairman of the international editorial
board of the World Socialist Web Site, will examine these is-
sues and introduce his latest book, The Crisis ofAmerican
Democracy: the Presidential elections of2000 and 2004
Wednesday, October 5
Shaman Drum Bookstore
313 S. State Street, Ann Arbor
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THE CRISIS OF
be a problem, and it looks like that's
the direction this is headed in," Warren
County Sheriff Larry Cleveland said.
Earlier in the day, officials had said
state rules allowed for just one crewman
for up to 50 passengers.
State regulators originally suspended
the licenses for two small boats similar
to the Ethan Allen, but Gibson said they
had expanded the suspension to include
two larger vessels that carry 400 and
200 passengers, compared with the
smaller boats that carry between 30 and
Earlier yesterday, authorities said
the passengers aboard the tour boat
were sitting on long benches and slid
sharply to one side of the vessel just
before it flipped over.
State police Superintendent Wayne
Bennett said that investigators do not
know what initially caused the Ethan
Allen to tip. But he said passengers
either slid or were thrown to one side
of the boat after it began lurching.
"And that, of course, would auto-
matically mean an even bigger shift
of weight," Bennett said. Earlier in
the day, Bennett said the seats were
not secured to deck. But later, state
police said that was incorrect.
The captain of the 40-foot glass-
enclosed boat told authorities *it was
hit by waves from at least one other
vessel and turned over as he tried to
steer out of them, authorities said
earlier yesterday. The boat flipped
so fast that none of the 47 passengers
- all senior citizens, most of them
from Michigan - could put on a life
New York state regulations require
that life jackets be made available for
every person on a boat, but people do
not have to wear them.
There was no immediate con-
firmation that another boat that
could have churned up waves was
in the area, and survivors were giv-
ing investigators differing versions
of what happened before the boat
went down in calm, sunny weather,
Eight people were hospitalized
with shortness of breath, broken
bones and other injuries.
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