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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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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.
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
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.
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 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.
NEWS
June 29, 1995 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In court action pushed into the background by the Oklahoma City bombing, the government rested its case Wednesday in the trial of Egyptian cleric Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and 10 of his followers who are charged with plotting a war of urban terrorism against the United States. As prosecutors presented a final series of technical witnesses this week, less than 10 spectators were present most days in a large, heavily guarded third-floor courtroom in Manhattan's Foley Square.
NEWS
May 7, 1993 | Associated Press
A Palestinian who was held as a suspect in the World Trade Center blast was charged Thursday with conspiracy to destroy the building. The federal complaint says that Ahmad Mohammad Ajaj entered the United States illegally on Sept. 1, 1992, with manuals on how to make bombs and that he and five co-conspirators "unlawfully . . . did damage and destroy" the trade center.
NEWS
April 14, 1995 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, the alleged mastermind of the 1993 terrorist attack on New York's World Trade Center, was charged Thursday in a new indictment with planning to blow up U.S. airliners in the Far East and with exploding a bomb aboard a Philippine Airlines plane that killed a passenger last December. Also named with Yousef in the new indictment was Abdul Hakim Murad, who shared an apartment in Manila with Yousef.
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
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.
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.
NATIONAL
January 29, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The museum planned for ground zero should include a memorial to workers who died after becoming ill during cleanup of World Trade Center debris, two state lawmakers said, adding they would introduce state legislation to ensure those workers are recognized. "We want to tell the story of the 9/11 workers who rushed here to help put the city back on its feet, who got sick because they did that, and now unfortunately many of them have died," said Assemblyman Michael Gianaris.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2002 | SCOTT TIMBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Plans for the World Trade Center site grew more focused this week as the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. selected six teams of architects and planners--among them designers of the Getty Center, Berlin's Jewish Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art, Queens--to come up with new proposals for the 16-acre site. The six designs will be narrowed to three by year's end, and a final proposal--which could combine elements of several plans--will be released in spring 2003.
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.
NATIONAL
December 30, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The search for human remains at the World Trade Center site will be expanded, a city official said Friday. In a memo to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg about the search, Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler said that debris believed to be from the towers had been dug up from under a service road on the site's western edge and that more of the road would be excavated. Crews have reported finding computer parts, office carpet, electrical wires and steel from the building.
NATIONAL
December 10, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Thousands of area residents traveled to Lynchburg to sign steel beams that will become part of the 1,776-foot Freedom Tower planned for New York's World Trade Center site. The beams were forged in Luxembourg and shipped to Banker Steel Co. for additional work. Three of the beams were painted white to display messages from the public. A day earlier, New York Gov. George E. Pataki and 100 steelworkers signed their names and held a ceremony honoring the completion of the first nine beams.
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