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Aruba Lawyers Dispute Holloway Evidence

ORANJESTAD, ARUBA - Lawyers for one of the men arrested in the disappearance of a U.S. teenager in Aruba is disputing that there's new evidence in the case.

Prosecutors have submitted what they say is new evidence to a judge to justify detaining the three men.  The attorneys say the evidence is not significant or new.  They accuse prosecutors of rehashing old evidence and they predict all three suspects will be released again.

Natalee Holloway was last seen leaving a bar with the men on May 30, 2005.

They say the new evidence includes segments of interrogations that had not been transcribed previously and recordings of conversations.

One of the attorneys says "90 to 95 percent" of the material in the summary file is not new.

Meantime, a judge in Aruba has ruled there is enough evidence to detain suspect Joran van der Sloot for an initial 8-day period while authorities pursue the investigation.  A judge has already made such a ruling for brothers Satish and Deepak Kalpoe.

Holloway's father, originally from Region 8 now lives in Meridian, Mississippi.  The teenager has other family members living around Jonesboro, as well as a grandmother in Pine Bluff and an aunt in El Dorado.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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