09/19/2001 at 12:00 AM EDT
A memorial gathering to have taken place in New York's Central Park this weekend to honor fallen police and firefighters at the World Trade Center will not be held, city officials, without offering an explanation, said. The event had been organized by a committee that includes former Mayors David Dinkins and Edward Koch and leading Protestant, Jewish, Muslim and Catholic clergy, and was expected to attract as many as one million people.
Meanwhile, in the New York City northern suburb of White Plains, a federal grand jury continued to assemble to seek those responsible for the Sept. 11 airborne attack on the twin towers.
Downtown, at the disaster site, "We haven't changed from rescue to recovery," Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik said Wednesday morning on CBS's "The Early Show." He conceded, however, "Right now it's not looking too good."
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has been preparing his constituents to accept the grim fact that there may be no other survivors.
So far, only 152 bodies have been identified, little more than 2% of the dead and missing. More searchers are wearing "Recovery" badges on their uniforms, indicating they are looking for bodies and body parts, reports the Associated Press.