Divers Recover Victim of Collapsed Bridge

Divers in Minneapolis have retrieved the body of at least one more victim from last week's bridge collapse. He was identified as Peter Hausmann, a 47-year-old computer consultant. A medical examiner says the remains of two more missing people may have been found, but they have yet to be identified.

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Divers in Minneapolis have retrieved the body of at least one more victim from last week's interstate bridge collapse. He was identified as Peter Hausmann, a 47-year-old computer consultant. He was among eight people listed as missing and presumed killed after the collapse. Now a medical examiner says the remains of two more missing people may have been found but they have yet to be identified.

Of course the aftermath of the bridge collapse has turned into a debate over money to some degree. One proposal comes from Congressman Jim Oberstar of Minnesota. He's a Democrat and he suggested a five-cent increase in the federal gas tax. Wants that money to go toward infrastructure and bridge repair on the nation's federal highways. President Bush has dismissed that proposal, saying he would like to wait and see how Congress appropriates existing transportation funds.

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