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April 30, 1987
The Defense Department, as part of a general security crackdown, has decided to require fingerprinting and background checks of reporters covering the Pentagon, officials said. The officials, who asked not to be identified, said the change in procedures would be implemented in the next month and would apply to all correspondents seeking a Pentagon building pass.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2010 | By Richard A. Serrano, Sam Quinones and Rich Connell
The Northern California man who drove across the country and tried Thursday to blast his way into the Pentagon was the author of rambling, conspiratorial-minded Internet treatises on politics and had suffered from mental illness, according to people close to his family and court records. John Patrick Bedell had been ill for at least 15 years, according to San Benito County Supervisor Reb Monaco, a friend of the Bedells for decades who spent time with the gunman's parents Thursday night after they received news of the shooting.
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NEWS
September 14, 2001 | DOYLE McMANUS and ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As President Bush warned Americans on Thursday of a long, hard war against terrorism, the Defense Department took the first concrete steps toward such an action, recommending the mobilization of thousands of reservists and ordering an aircraft carrier battle group to remain near the Arabian Sea. "Now is an opportunity to do generations a favor by coming together and whipping terrorism--hunting it down, finding it and holding them accountable," Bush told reporters at the White House.
NATIONAL
March 5, 2010 | By Julian E. Barnes
A man apparently planning to enter the Pentagon walked up to police officers guarding the doors, pulled out a gun and opened fire Thursday evening, shooting two officers before being mortally wounded himself. The gunfight took place about 6:40 p.m., yards from the entrance to the giant Defense Department installation as workers were heading home, police said. Employees were ordered back to their offices and the building was locked down for a time, with no one allowed in or out. "He walked up, very cool.
NEWS
August 6, 1987 | Associated Press
A gunman who suffered delusions about being a general was shot to death Wednesday when he charged past Pentagon security guards and ran toward the National Military Command Center, authorities said. The FBI identified him as Dwain Wallace, 30, of Youngstown, Ohio. Pentagon sources said Wallace had told the guards that he "wanted to talk to somebody about missiles" before he bolted past the security checkpoint.
NEWS
February 14, 1991 | From Associated Press
Anti-war demonstrators today splashed a Pentagon doorway with what they said was blood and oil, symbols of their opposition to the war in the oil-rich gulf. Pentagon police said 13 people were arrested after trying to block entrances and dig graves on the lawn. The group of about 50 protesters from the Atlantic Life Community, including some children, tried to stop Pentagon workers from entering the building by sitting in a driveway.
NEWS
September 16, 2001
These are the names of the terrorists' victims identified so far Dead World Trade Center David Berry Pamela Boyce Daniel Brethel Andrew Brunn Stephen Colaio Peter Corroll Robert Cruikshank Joyce Cummings Robert Curatolo Jack D'Ambrosio Andrew Desperito William Feehan Julio Fernandez Peter Ganci Tommy Hannafin Timothy Haskell George Howard Walter Hynes John Iskyan Rev. Mychal Judge Mcheffey Keith John Keohane Eugene Lazar Joseph Livera Michael McCabe Robert G.
NATIONAL
March 16, 2005 | Richard B. Schmitt and John Hendren, Times Staff Writers
A two-day anthrax scare that disrupted federal mail and prompted 700 Pentagon workers to take antibiotics ended Tuesday when federal officials said traces of a material detected by a Pentagon mail screening device apparently were not the deadly substance. Dozens of tests at two Pentagon mail facilities found no anthrax, William Winkenwerder, the assistant secretary of Defense for health affairs, said Tuesday.
NEWS
September 16, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Adam Mayblum enjoyed the storms that rumbled off the Atlantic. As they lashed his windows and strafed the steel beams, Adam would scoff: You think that's power? I'm on the 87th floor of the World Trade Center. That's power. During the worst storms, the cords on his window shades would appear to sway a few inches, but it was an illusion. They actually hung straight, held steady by gravity. It was the tower that swayed, to absorb the weather.
NEWS
September 15, 2001 | H.G. REZA and EVAN HALPER and LISA GETTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two of them were American-trained Saudi fighter pilots. One graduated from America's foremost flight university. One drank Stoli and orange juice and one advertised for a Mexican bride. The 19 men identified by the FBI as suspects in the World Trade Center and Pentagon hijack attacks were largely anonymous young men from the Mideast who entered the United States without notice and lived quietly within the law for years.
NATIONAL
June 16, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Friends and relatives of Sept. 11 victims joined Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Thursday for the groundbreaking on a memorial to the 184 people killed in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon. The 2-acre memorial, to be built near the site of the attack at the Pentagon's west wall, will feature benches set over small reflecting pools for each of the victims. It is expected to be completed by fall 2008. The memorial "will remind visitors that every one of these lives was special ...
NATIONAL
May 17, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The Pentagon on Tuesday released the first video images of American Airlines Flight 77 crashing into the military headquarters building and killing 189 people in the Sept. 11 attacks. The images, recorded by Pentagon security cameras outside the building, were made public in response to a December 2004 Freedom of Information Act request by Judicial Watch, a public interest group.
NATIONAL
March 16, 2005 | Richard B. Schmitt and John Hendren, Times Staff Writers
A two-day anthrax scare that disrupted federal mail and prompted 700 Pentagon workers to take antibiotics ended Tuesday when federal officials said traces of a material detected by a Pentagon mail screening device apparently were not the deadly substance. Dozens of tests at two Pentagon mail facilities found no anthrax, William Winkenwerder, the assistant secretary of Defense for health affairs, said Tuesday.
NATIONAL
March 15, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Sensors at two military mail facilities detected signs of anthrax on two pieces of mail but Pentagon officials said the mail was irradiated, rendering any anthrax inert. Additional tests and other sensors at the two facilities, one of them at the Pentagon and the other nearby, found no presence of anthrax, which can be used as a biological weapon. There were no initial reports of illness.
NATIONAL
December 23, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A fuel tanker truck crashed near the Pentagon, sparking multiple explosions that sent flames nearly 50 feet in the air and shut down a major highway for several hours overnight. The driver died in the accident. The truck apparently struck a guardrail as it drove onto an exit ramp of Interstate 395. "It sounded ... like artillery," said John F. Moroz, a nearby resident.
NATIONAL
January 11, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Pentagon auditors spent 1,139 hours altering their own files in order to pass an internal review, say investigators who found that the accounting sleuths engaged in just the kind of wasteful activity they are supposed to expose.
NEWS
September 18, 2001 | GERALDINE BAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walter Pilipiak is an insurance broker who walked down 89 flights of stairs in a World Trade Center tower last week and rode up 22 stories Monday morning to borrowed office space in a glass tower in midtown Manhattan. He is back at work, this lucky president of a small firm whose employees all made it out of that burning tower.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2001 | DIANE HAITHMAN and KIMI YOSHINO and JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
They went to the beach. They strolled through public gardens. And yes, they went shopping, because, as Veronica Saldana said at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, "Shoes are always soothing." Five numbing days after terrorists knocked down the World Trade Center and punched a gaping hole in the Pentagon, Southern Californians ventured out in search of normality. "I think we need to move on with our lives.
BUSINESS
December 3, 2003 | From Reuters
The Pentagon postponed action on an $18-billion Air Force deal for 100 Boeing Co. 767 tankers until the deal is investigated, after Boeing's firing of two executives for ethics violations. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz told leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee in a letter dated Dec. 1 that he was ordering a "pause in the execution" of the Air Force contracts to lease and buy the midair refueling tankers, a major setback in Boeing's two-year effort to sell the planes.
NATIONAL
March 4, 2003 | Elizabeth Levin, Times Staff Writer
The 184 people who died at the Pentagon in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be commemorated by individual benches and lighted reflecting pools, the Department of Defense said Monday. An 11-member committee, selected by the Pentagon, chose "Light Benches," by New York architects Julie Beckman and Keith Kaseman, from 1,126 entries submitted by an international group of designers.
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