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WTC memorial magnificent, but at a steep price
By DAVID B. CARUSO and DAVID PORTER
NEW YORK (AP) -- Huge reflecting pools, waterfalls, skyscrapers and a cavernous underground museum under construction help make the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center an awesome spectacle.
But all that eye-welling magnificence comes with a jaw-dropping price tag. The foundation that runs the memorial estimates that once the roughly $700 million project is complete, it will cost $60 million a year to operate.
The anticipated cost bothers some critics and raises concerns even among the memorial's allies that the budget may be unsustainable without a hefty government subsidy.
Officials at the memorial say they face unique challenges that make comparisons to other national memorials difficult. The foundation plans to spend at least a fifth of its annual operating budget, or around $12 million, on security because of terrorism fears.
Posted: Sunday, September 9 2012, 12:45 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Agency opens mental health center in Moore
May 22, 2013 07:35 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has opened a center in Moore to assist in the tornado recovery.
The agency said Tuesday that it is treating people on a walk-in basis and offering training for licensed mental health professionals who want to help.
The training, which is also for certified case managers and recovery support specialists, includes a refresher on psychological first aid, special response protocols, and an overview of the planned mental health response.
Officials say that mental health providers have to undergo the training to get into the disaster zone.
The mental health center is operating at the Cleveland County Health Department office in Moore.
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