February 16, 2002 |
The man walks into the bar, shakes hands with his friends, orders a beer. He looks like every other man in the place, but he's different, and everyone knows it. They try not to stare. Seven hours later, the man's friends are gone, but the man is still standing in the same spot at the bar, drinking, talking. No one needs to ask why. The whole town knows the man's son died in the World Trade Center, along with nearly 50 other people who hailed from here. His son boarded the 5:43 a.m.
November 4, 2002 |
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.
September 22, 2001 |
In the photo, sweaty young Mike Kehoe is headed up--all the way up a smoky stairwell in the north tower of the World Trade Center just after 9 a.m. on Sept. 11. Kehoe wasn't aware that someone was taking his photograph at that particular moment. He's a firefighter. His mind was focused on hustling all the way up the tower and evacuating office workers. "Civilians," as he calls them.
September 12, 2001 |
In the worst terrorist attack ever against the United States, hijackers struck at the preeminent symbols of the nation's wealth and might Tuesday, flying airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and killing or injuring thousands of people. As a horrified nation watched on television, the twin towers of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan collapsed into flaming rubble after two Boeing 767s rammed their upper stories.
September 16, 2001 |
He was last in the line moving up the ramp into a waiting C-130 at Tan Son Nhut air base--a tall, husky man with an open Midwestern face who was about to step into history. It was March 29, 1973, in Saigon. And Master Sgt. Max Beilke was officially designated as the last American combat soldier to leave Vietnam. He had survived two wars, Korea and Vietnam. Now he was going home to his family in Minnesota.
August 29, 2003 |
Minutes after an airplane slammed into the World Trade Center's north tower, the assistant general manager of Windows on the World made the first of her four emergency phone calls to police, frantically seeking a way to help scores of guests escape the 106th-floor restaurant. "We're getting no direction up here," said Christine Olender, who reported that smoke was filling the dining room. "The condition up on 106 is getting worse."