Palin Church Reopens After Fire

WASILLA, Alaska (AP) - Hundreds of worshippers have flocked to
the reopening of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's arson-burned home church.

Pastor Larry Kroon told his congregation that Wasilla Bible Church has been blessed by the overwhelming response from the public after the Dec. 12 fire.

Palin, the former Republican vice presidential hopeful, was in Washington, D.C., over the weekend and did not attend either of the
two Sunday morning services.

Damage to the church was estimated at $1 million. Five peoplewere inside the building at the time of the fire but escaped unharmed.

Investigators say they have no evidence that Palin's link to the church was a motive for the fire.

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