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titantoo 10-04-2005 10:12 PM

NYTimes:Weeks Later, Most Storm Victims Lie Unnamed
In a country that cherishes the names of the dead, reads them aloud, engraves them in stone and stitches them into quilts, it is odd that Hurricane Katrina's victims remain, more than a month later, largely anonymous.
There has been no accounting of their age, sex and race, nor of how they died or where they were found. As for how they lived, it is difficult to find even a Web site paying tribute to individual victims. With 972 deaths confirmed and the search for bodies declared complete, the state has released only 61 bodies and made the names of only 32 victims public.
In contrast, of the 221 dead in Mississippi, 196 have been identified, a state official said.

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