Funds for memorial foundation lacking
Eight months after the World Trade Center memorial design was unveiled, New York Gov. George Pataki and Mayor Michael Bloomberg have yet to find a prominent person willing to lead the foundation that's raising the money to build it.
The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation will have the responsibility of raising between $400 million and $600 million for construction of the memorial and two cultural buildings at Ground Zero.
There has been no formal fund-raising yet, but the foundation has at least $1 million.
Felon suspected in detectives' deaths
Police said Saturday they believed a felon wanted for domestic violence wrestled away the pistol of a detective trying to arrest him and fatally wounded the 22-year police veteran and his partner in a gun battle on a quiet street.
Suspect Marlon Legere was struck in the foot and ankle and fled in a carjacked minivan, leaving detectives Robert Parker, 43, and Patrick Rafferty, 39, bleeding to death Friday night in the borough of Brooklyn.
Police tracked Legere, 29, to a second-floor landing several blocks away and arrested him less than two hours after the shooting. He was hospitalized in stable condition on Saturday.
Parker and Rafferty were responding to a domestic violence call from Legere's mother, who said her son was at her home and wanted to take her vehicle, police said.