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November 4, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Angry Democrats called for Ohio Republicans to pull a TV spot using images of the destroyed World Trade Center and New York City's ground zero area in an ad against Ohio Democratic congressional candidate Tim Ryan, calling it "disrespectful" and "a new low." The political ad is believed to be the first in the country to use images of the destroyed towers, where nearly 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, in a negative political ad, Ryan said.
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NATIONAL
July 2, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The head of the foundation building the World Trade Center memorial told supporters it's "essential" that it open by Sept. 11, 2011, the 10th anniversary of the attacks. Joe Daniels, president of the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum, said in a letter that despite a report that the project could not be finished in time, it must be. "While aggressive, we believe it is both possible and essential that the memorial be open to the public by the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks," Daniels wrote.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2001 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since the launch of "Nick News," Nickelodeon's award-winning newsmagazine for kids during the Gulf War a decade ago, host and executive producer Linda Ellerbee has had one credo: "Don't lie to kids." And she hasn't. She has never talked down to her audience. The veteran TV journalist has simply and succinctly explained such horrific events as the Columbine school shootings and the Oklahoma City bombing, and she's managed to calm children's shattered nerves and soothe their fears.
NATIONAL
July 1, 2008 | Louise Roug, Times Staff Writer
The controversial rebuilding at the World Trade Center site will be costlier and even further delayed than projected, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said in a report released Monday. "The schedule and cost estimates of the rebuilding effort that have been communicated to the public are not realistic," wrote Chris Ward, executive director of the Port Authority, which owns the site and is responsible for the biggest projects on it.
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
June 25, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower, the soaring skyscraper that will replace the fallen twin towers at the World Trade Center, was quietly and temporarily removed from the site, nearly two years after it was laid with much fanfare. That July 4, 2004 ceremony was supposed to signal the start of construction. Instead, it began years of hand-wringing and argument over the building's design. Authorities finally concluded that the 20-ton cornerstone would need to be moved.
NATIONAL
June 30, 2005 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
New York officials Wednesday unveiled a new plan for the Freedom Tower at ground zero, saying the 1,776-foot skyscraper had been redesigned to meet security concerns and would be more elegant than originally envisioned. Police refused to sign off on the building's design two months ago, voicing concerns that its base was too close to the sidewalk and could not be adequately protected against a truck bomb attack. Months of design work had to be modified. And New York Gov. George E.
NEWS
March 5, 1993 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN and ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal agents, taking advantage of an astonishing break in their investigation of the World Trade Center bombing, Thursday arrested a suspect described as a devout Muslim and accused him of renting a yellow Ford van that they say was used to carry explosives into the huge structure's underground parking garage. Authorities formally charged Mohammed A. Salameh, 25, with "aiding and abetting" the Feb.
NEWS
September 20, 2001 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A chilling telephone call from a flight attendant aboard American Airlines Flight 11 details for the first time the frantic struggle aboard the doomed airliner as hijackers slit the throat of a passenger and stormed the cockpit. "I see water and buildings. Oh my God! Oh my God!" Madeline Amy Sweeney told a ground manager in Boston after the hijacked plane took a sudden and unexpected detour, according to an investigative document compiled by the FBI and reviewed by The Times.
NEWS
September 21, 2001 | GERALDINE BAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They were silly and apprehensive, frequently thoughtful and even a little obnoxious, but mostly these teenagers showed resilience by reveling in their very adolescence. Nine days ago, all these adult children--with their cell phones, blotchy skin and high IQs--peered through Stuyvesant High School's windows and saw the ugliness at the World Trade Center in a way that could not be captured on television.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A mangled and twisted metal tower that once broadcast radio and television signals to New York City from the top of the World Trade Center has a new home at the Newseum, Washington's monument to press freedom and other protections of the First Amendment. The tower is just one striking artifact inside the high-tech journalism museum, which also includes large sections of the Berlin Wall, archival video and newspapers dating back nearly 500 years, and thousands of other objects to wow news junkies.
NATIONAL
December 12, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The expanded search for human remains at the former World Trade Center site is over for now. Deputy Mayor Edward Skyler, in a memo to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, said that the city Medical Examiner's Office had finished sifting the last of nearly 15,000 cubic yards of material excavated since the renewed search for remains began in October 2006. As a result, the city will shut down a Brooklyn facility it opened last December to analyze the remains.
NATIONAL
November 17, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A second Sept. 11 victim has been identified from human remains found underneath a service road at the World Trade Center site, officials said Friday. More than 400 human bone pieces have been recovered from beneath the service road that carried cleanup and construction trucks in and out of the site after the 2001 terrorist attacks. The search at the spot began in October 2006 when utility workers found more than 80 bones in a manhole in the service road.
NATIONAL
August 10, 2007 | Karla Shuster, Newsday
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and a coalition of relatives of Sept. 11 victims reached a compromise Thursday that would allow them to briefly descend into a small section of the former World Trade Center site, which the city previously had said was unsafe for the annual memorial.
NATIONAL
July 4, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A goal to end the search for human remains at the World Trade Center site by the fall is not realistic, and the effort will continue "for the foreseeable future," a city official said Tuesday. The city medical examiner's office will maintain a presence at the site indefinitely while construction continues in case excavations unearth more human remains, Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler said in a memo to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.
NATIONAL
June 1, 2007 | Delthia Ricks, Newsday
Some of the first responders who were exposed to the cocktail of toxins produced at the World Trade Center collapse are developing a form of cancer often seen in much older people, in what one doctor calls the "third wave" of disorders to emerge from the Sept. 11 disaster. Dr. Robin Herbert, codirector of the WTC Medical Monitoring Program at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, said a wide range of medical conditions had been detected since the program began in 2001, after the Sept. 11 attacks.
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.
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.
NATIONAL
May 25, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Ground zero workers who died after breathing in toxic dust from the collapsed World Trade Center ought to be officially recognized as victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the workers' family members say. The official list of victims grew by one this week after the city agreed to include a New York attorney who died of lung disease months after the attack, confusing Sept. 11 family members about what distinguished this death from the scores of others attributed to the aftermath.
BUSINESS
May 24, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Seven insurers have agreed to pay an additional $2 billion to resolve all outstanding insurance claims from the Sept. 11, 2001, destruction of the World Trade Center, speeding redevelopment at ground zero, New York state officials said. The settlement ends more than five years of litigation between the insurers and Larry Silverstein, the site's developer. Officials consider the settlement the last major obstacle to redevelop ground zero.
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