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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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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 ...
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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.
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
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 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.
NEWS
September 13, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Passengers on the hijacked airliners were able to dial 911 or call relatives to say goodbye because their planes were within range of ground-based cellular network antennas. In-flight cell phone calls are illegal because of concerns the signals could interfere with navigational equipment. Of course, that was not a concern of the desperate people who telephoned from Tuesday's flights.
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.
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
July 24, 2002 | From Reuters
The House voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to clear $28.9 billion in emergency funding for the Pentagon, U.S. homeland security efforts and New York's recovery after the Sept. 11 attacks. The Senate is expected to follow the 397-32 outcome today by passing the bill and sending it to President Bush, who first requested it over four months ago, to be signed into law. Lawmakers last week cut billions in spending from the bill in response to White House complaints that it had grown too large.
NEWS
March 30, 2002 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When FBI and immigration agents arrested Zacarias Moussaoui at his motel in suburban Minneapolis on Aug. 16, they suspected he might be a potential airline hijacker. He wanted to fly "the Big Bird," he'd said. He was in a hurry to learn. And despite more than 50 hours at the controls, he couldn't even solo a single-engine Cessna. But the only direct evidence of his breaking the law were technical violations of his visa. More than seven months later, U.S.
NEWS
September 18, 2001 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The four major broadcast networks tentatively agreed Monday to simulcast a commercial-free two-hour telethon Friday night to raise money for the families of the victims of last week's terrorist attacks.
BUSINESS
September 12, 2001 | Reuters
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is in communication with the Fed from an undisclosed location after his flight from Switzerland to Washington returned to Zurich's international airport after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the Fed said. Although Fed spokesman David Skidmore would not confirm the reports, Swiss police told Reuters the Fed chief still was in Switzerland, where he had attended a Bank of International Settlements meeting in Basel.
NEWS
March 10, 2002
One new name, Thomas McCann, was added in recent days to the list of confirmed dead in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. This updates accounts of the confirmed dead that have appeared in The Times each Sunday since Sept. 11. The number of people unaccounted for, according to New York City officials, is now believed to be 158.
NEWS
March 8, 2002 | GERALDINE BAUM and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
They did not get all they wanted, but after two months of politicking and pleading with a federal special master, the families of the Sept. 11 dead will get more money from a federal Victims' Compensation Fund than originally proposed. Kenneth Feinberg, the fund's special master, announced Thursday the final rules that will govern how much relatives will receive to compensate for economic loss and pain and suffering caused by the multiple terrorist attacks on Sept.
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