Mourners Pay Respects to Former Sen. Stevens

Three Days of Remembrance Planned in Anchorage

Tuesday, Aug 17, 2010  |  Updated 11:01 AM EDT
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Mourners Pay Respects to Former Sen. Stevens

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A three-day tribute to Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens is now underway.

Stevens was among five people killed in a plane crash north of Dillingham, Alaska last week. Four others, including ex-NASA chief Sean O'Keefe and his son Kevin, survived.

Stevens is lying in repose at a church in Anchorage, where the public will be able to pay their respects until 8 p.m. today. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday.

On Monday evening, hundreds of mourners filled an Anchorage Catholic church to remember the former Senator. Former Archbishop of Anchorage Francis Hurley said that Stevens, 86, was a man of hope and "a man of getting things done."

The National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating the cause of that crash. They say passengers were given no warning that a crash was imminent.


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