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01/28/04

Cathedral Pipe Organ Cleanup Delayed

They're still cleaning up at Savannah's Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist after an arsonist started fires on the altar. The latest project is the magnificent pipe organ. Dust and soot from the fire clogged the pipes. So experts need to wash them out and lacquer them.

That alone will cost about $20,000. "About ten days, they estimate to get the work done," said Monsignor William O'Neill. "They were supposed to be here Monday, but they got snowed in in North Carolina, so we're a day behind."

The organ should be ready for the Cathedral's wedding anniversary celebration, February 8.

Reported by: Nicole Teigen, nteigen@wtoc.com

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