From today's Indianapolis Star:
Congresswomen regrets Carmel terror plot claim
August 5, 2004
U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris, R-Fla. (the former Florida Attorney General, who couldn't count votes worth a damn), said Wednesday that she regretted making the claim that a plot existed to blow up the power grid in Carmel, Ind., a notion city officials disputed.
Harris made the comments about terrorism and the alleged plot Monday at a rally for President Bush in Venice, Fla., and in a subsequent interview with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
She told the audience that while in the Midwest recently, the mayor of Carmel told her how a man of Middle Eastern heritage had been arrested and hundreds of pounds of explosives were found in his home.
City officials in Carmel said they know of no such plot.
Tim Green, assistant chief of police in Carmel, said, "We're not aware of any plans to blow up Carmel's power grid."
Nancy Heck, a spokeswoman for Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard, said he never talked to Harris.