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  • Glenn Beck Hates 9/11 Survivors (Megabarf Alert)

    09/11/2009 5:29:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies · 2,229+ views
    Examiner ^ | 9/11/09 | Michael Stone
    Glenn Beck hates 9/11 survivors. Shocking as it may sound, Glenn Beck claimed that he hates 9/11 survivors. The Fox news personality and media clown has always been an outrageous demagogue, a pied piper to the illiterate, unwashed masses that make up the Fox news audience. Beck's remarks were made on the September 9 broadcast of The Glenn Beck Program: you know it took me about a year to start hating the 9-11 victims' families? Took me about a year. And when I see a 9-11 victim family on television, or whatever, I'm just like, "Oh shut up!" I'm so...
  • Cherished WTC Survivors Staircase Moved

    03/09/2008 2:20:35 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies · 782+ views
    AP via Google News ^ | March 09, 2008 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Workers have begun moving a staircase that served as an escape route for countless survivors of the attack on the World Trade Center. The stairway survived Sept. 11 and remains the only aboveground remnant of the trade center complex. Its 37 stairs once connected the outdoor plaza outside the twin towers to the street below. An American flag was placed on the staircase Sunday before it was hoisted onto a flatbed truck by a crane. After years of debate over whether and how to preserve the structure, it's moving about 200 feet west on the site,...
  • In a 9/11 Survival Tale, the Pieces Just Don’t Fit

    09/26/2007 9:41:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies · 202+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 27, 2007 | DAVID W. DUNLAP and SERGE F. KOVALESKI
    Tania Head’s story, as shared over the years with reporters, students, friends and hundreds of visitors to ground zero, was a remarkable account of both life and death. She had, she said, survived the terror attack on the World Trade Center despite having been badly burned when the plane crashed into the upper floors of the south tower. Crawling through the chaos and carnage on the 78th floor that morning, she said, she encountered a dying man who handed her his inscribed wedding ring, which she later returned to his widow. Her own life was saved, she said, by a...
  • In Drunken Rage, Atheist Guru Hitchens Bullies Hero Priest of 9-11 (Father Rutler!)

    09/24/2007 5:19:12 PM PDT · by Diago · 33 replies · 1,860+ views
    Poe ^ | 9-19-07 | Richard Poe
    September 19, 2007 In Drunken Rage, Atheist Guru Hitchens Bullies Hero Priest of 9-11 Posted in: Poe.com Writer Christopher Hitchens has hit the jackpot. His new book, God is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, has proved a runaway bestseller. Why, then, is Mr. Hitchens so angry? Father George Rutler returns from Ground Zero on September 11, 2001. He spent the day hearing confessions and giving the last rites to firemen. His brother priest Father Mychal Judge did not return alive that day. Eyewitnesses report that Hitchens erupted into a drunken rage at a recent promotional event for his...
  • Dog who searched for WTC survivors dies

    NEW YORK - A black Labrador who became a national canine hero after burrowing through white-hot, smoking debris in search of survivors at the World Trade Center site died Wednesday after a battle with cancer. Owner Mary Flood had Jake put to sleep Wednesday after a last stroll through the fields and a dip in the creek near their home in Oakley, Utah. He was in too much pain at the end, shaking with a 105-degree fever as he lay on the lawn. No one can say whether the dog would have gotten sick if he hadn't been exposed to...
  • An Amazing Woman & Her Smile (Tissue Alert! 9/11 Story!)

    09/07/2006 5:53:39 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 28 replies · 1,939+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/7/06 | Michael Daly
    Tribute Center guide Tania Head describes escape from south tower. The momentum of her memories sometimes causes Tania Head to tell a tour group about the horribly burned man who handed her his wedding ring as she escaped the south tower. On occasion, she also tells the visitors that her own husband perished in the north tower. She always begins by introducing herself to those who come for a first-person account of 9/11 from one of the 122 volunteer guides at the new Tribute WTC Visitor Center. "My name is Tania and I'm going to be your tour guide...
  • Five Years On, Pentagon 9/11 Survivor Reflects on Attack

    09/06/2006 6:19:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 458+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2006 -- At about 9 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, Debra Wagner and her colleagues at the Pentagon got a phone call telling them to turn on the television. There had been a terrible “accident” in New York City. Debra Wagner, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, stands by a display honoring the people who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Wagner said she came through the tragic events with a profound belief in the resilience of America and its people. Photo by...
  • NBC to mark 9/11 with Giuliani, survivors

    08/30/2006 4:51:26 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 24 replies · 482+ views
    NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC and its networks will provide a full-court press of coverage on the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, calling on current NBC News journalists as well as former anchor Tom Brokaw and former "Today" co-host Jane Pauley. "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer will broadcast live from the site of the World Trade Center and will be joined by Brokaw, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, survivors of the attacks and emergency personnel who were at the scene. At 8 p.m. September 11, Pauley will update her "Dateline" report broadcast in 2001 on United Flight...
  • Study: Sept. 11 Survivors Still Grieving

    05/26/2006 1:00:21 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 18 replies · 536+ views
    AP ^ | May 26, 2006 | AMY WESTFELDT
    Nearly two-thirds of the people who got counseling after the Sept. 11 attacks are still grieving, and more than four in 10 still need professional help to cope, according to a study sponsored by the American Red Cross. The study, released Friday, evaluated counseling, health services and other aid the Red Cross Sept. 11 recovery program provided to thousands of family members, first responders and others directly affected by the 2001 attacks. It also surveyed 1,501 people who received Red Cross aid. The Red Cross provided more than $700 million in assistance between 2002 and 2005 and has given about...
  • Study: 9/11 Escapees Have Health Problems

    04/08/2006 1:01:43 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies · 1,346+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 4/7/06 | AMY WESTFELDT/AP
    A majority of survivors of the 2001 attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center suffered from respiratory ailments and depression, anxiety and other psychological problems up to three years later, federal health officials said Friday. The people who escaped from collapsed or damaged buildings on Sept. 11, 2001, were several times as likely to suffer from breathing problems or psychological trauma if they were caught in the cloud of trade center dust and debris that covered lower Manhattan, researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. "The trauma of being caught in the cloud itself, the whole...
  • Soon, guided tours of Ground Zero

    06/17/2005 9:57:17 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 9 replies · 295+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/17/05http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/319941p-273351c.html
    The hundredes of visitors who flock daily to Ground Zero soon will be able to get guided tours of the tragic site. Come November, trained volunteers, drawn from the community of 9/11 survivors, recovery workers and victims' families, will lead visitors around Ground Zero and answer their questions. Gov. Pataki detailed plans yesterday for the Tribute Center, an interim memorial until the World Trade Center Memorial opens in 2009, and for a separate oral-history project at Ground Zero, noting that the site is often studded with souvenir hawkers. "We don't want that," he said. "We want people to come here...
  • Trade Center Survivor Dies in Crash

    11/12/2001 10:41:21 PM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 210+ views
    AP | 11/13/01 | IAN JAMES
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - Hilda Yolanda Mayor escaped the World Trade Center attack long enough to board the jet that crashed into a New York neighborhood on Monday. ``She was my treasure,'' her mother, Virginia Hernandez, said from the family's Dominican home, where relatives wailed their grief. The Sept. 11 suicide hijackings on the Trade Center, where Mayor worked in a first-floor restaurant, left 41 Dominicans among the dead and missing. The anguish of victims' cries through Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo indicated the American Airlines crash has taken a toll even closer to home. Flight ...
  • GUARDIAN'S ANGEL

    06/09/2005 10:50:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 541+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 9, 2005 | JENNIFER FERMINO and STEVE DUNLEAVY
    The wife of a city firefighter-turned-soldier who was killed last year in Iraq gave birth to the fallen hero's daughter this week — and named the girl in honor of a father she will never know. "We named her Kristian, after her dad," said an exhausted, but ebullient Sharon Engeldrum, who brought the healthy newborn back to the family's Bronx home in Edgewater Park from Einstein Hospital yesterday. Kristian is the daughter of Christian Engeldrum, a 9/11 hero firefighter and member of Bronx Ladder Co. 61. A National Guard veteran before 9/11, the firefighter re-enlisted after sifting through the rubble...
  • Last Man Out: Part One (in the South Tower when the plane struck. )

    06/05/2005 6:24:21 AM PDT · by Critical Bill · 24 replies · 2,882+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | Saturday, June 04, 2005 | Andrew Duffy
    TORONTO - Almost four years later, Ron DiFrancesco still carries the South Tower with him -- tiny fragments of glass and stucco that occasionally migrate to the surface of his skin. Mr. DiFrancesco was the last man out of the South Tower before it collapsed at 9:59 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001. He was, according to the official 9/11 Commission Report, one of only four people to make it out alive that day from above the central impact zone on the 81st floor. The stories of some of those other survivors are well-known. But the 41-year-old Mr. DiFrancesco, a soft-spoken...
  • The Great Rescue Of September 11 /How heroes saved countless lives when terror struck

    11/11/2001 2:14:18 AM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 863+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/11/01 | MICHELE McPHEE and PATRICE O'SHAUGHNESSY
    Nearly 5,000 people perished in 100 minutes on Sept. 11 — a loss of life the enormity of which is matched only by its cruel and relentless speed. So began the city's darkest hours. But at the same time a series of interlocking heroics saved lives by the dozens, and by the hundreds, and just one at a time, in what may be the greatest rescue effort in American history. An estimated 25,000 people escaped from the World Trade Center from the time the first hijacked plane crashed into Tower 1, at 8:47 a.m., until both towers crumbled to the ...
  • New York survivor's son turns traitor

    11/09/2001 3:24:02 PM PST · by Dustin DeNiro · 18 replies · 216+ views
    Courier Mail, Queensland, Australia ^ | 06 NOV '01 | Damon Johnston in New York
    MOHAMMAD Junaid's mother was led to safety from the blazing World Trade Centre by New York's brave firefighters and policemen. But 26-year-old Junaid's thank you has shocked New York. In return for saving his mum's life, the Islamic-American has turned traitor and bought a one-way ticket to Pakistan to sign up for the Taliban and kill Americans. Junaid left on what could be a suicide mission one week after his mother – an office worker on the ninth floor of the north tower – was among the survivors. About 4500 others were not so lucky, and lost their lives in ...
  • Faithful Dog Leads Blind Man 70 Floors Down WTC Just Before Tower Collapses (2001)

    02/24/2005 6:10:48 AM PST · by Calpernia · 35 replies · 572+ views
    The Scoop ^ | Friday, September 14, 2001 | Canine Nation
    NEW YORK CITY — In the aftershock of the worst terrorist gambit ever to hit the USA, we learn that the greatest inspiration can be found in the words, images and televised coverage of the American peoples' patriotic strength. But now, pan the cameras down a bit, and you'll find, just as heartening, the nation's dogs also upholding this great spirit of gallantry. If you don't believe me, listen to this: New York resident Omar Eduardo Rivera was unfortunate enough to find himself on the 71st floor of the World Trade Center north tower when the hijacked airliner struck the...
  • US Judge Dismisses Saudi 9/11 Case

    01/21/2005 3:46:16 PM PST · by JohnathanRGalt · 15 replies · 647+ views
    Aljazeera ^ | Thursday 20 January 2005 | AFP
    US judge dismisses Saudi 9/11 caseby Thursday 20 January 2005 5:31 AM GMT Ambassador Bandar bin Sultan has welcomed the ruling A US federal judge has dismissed lawsuits against Saudi Arabia stemming from the 9/11 attacks. Ruling that the plaintiffs did not provide sufficient proof of alleged involvement on Wednesday, district court Judge Richard Conway Casey cleared numerous leading Saudi officials and financial institutions of any wrong-doing.Reacting to the 62-page ruling, Prince Bandar bin Sultan - Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington - welcomed the judge's stance, which he said was "consistent" with the findings of the US 9/11 commission....
  • Police Officer Trapped on Sept. 11 Retires [PAPD rookie buried 13 hours, one of last pulled out]

    12/02/2004 5:52:56 PM PST · by Mike Fieschko · 4 replies · 467+ views
    AP via yahoo ^ | Dec 2, 2004 | ERIN McCLAM
    A Port Authority rookie detective who was among the last people pulled out alive from the rubble of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, retired from the force. "I was just a cop doing my job," he said during an emotional farewell Thursday. AP Photo   Will Jimeno, 37, graduated from police academy and joined the Port Authority force in January 2001 in a ceremony at the trade center, where eight months later he nearly died. With the collapsed ruins of Tower One around him, his left leg and foot crushed, Jimeno made his peace with God and...
  • CT scans explain mysterious 9/11 cough [more American victims of bin Laden and his thugs]

    12/01/2004 2:28:47 AM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 13 replies · 1,281+ views
    New Scientist ^ | November 30, 2004 | Anna Gosline
    CT scans explain mysterious 9/11 cough 16:20 30 November 04NewScientist.com news service Inhaling toxic dust from the World Trade Center disaster on 11 September 2001 has damaged some rescue workers’ lungs more than years of smoking, US scientists reveal. Using an unconventional chest scan for the circumstances, researchers were able to capture visual signs of the severe respiratory problems that doctors could not otherwise have diagnosed. Hundreds of people have been tested and treated for respiratory problems - or “World Trade Center cough” - since New York City’s twin towers fell, most of them suffering from asthma-like breathing difficulties....
  • Pataki blocks Clinton on 9/11 funds

    09/23/2004 6:39:32 AM PDT · by Area Freeper · 14 replies · 972+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9/23/2004 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Gov. George E. Pataki faced off Wednesday over a counseling program for firefighters and police officers affected by 9/11, with the governor blocking Clinton's move to add $4.5 million to the program - saying he will take care of it, not her. The dispute grew out of an amendment that Clinton attached to a Senate bill last week to extend Project Liberty, which provides counseling to New York City fire and police personnel affected by the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001. After the amendment passed, the New York Democrat sought Republican Pataki's...
  • Gov. Pataki, Sen. Clinton spar over Sept. 11 counseling program [$4.5 million to the program,..

    09/22/2004 4:31:40 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 371+ views
    Gov. Pataki, Sen. Clinton spar over Sept. 11 counseling program Wednesday September 22, 2004 By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Gov. George Pataki faced off Wednesday over a Sept. 11 counseling program for firefighters and cops, with the governor blocking Clinton's move to add $4.5 million to the program, saying he'll take care of it, not her. The fight grew out of an amendment Clinton, D-N.Y., attached to a Senate bill last week extending Project Liberty, which provides counseling to FDNY and NYPD personnel affected by the terror attacks. After the amendment passed,...
  • CANTOR VS. THE KINGDOM

    09/16/2004 2:23:11 AM PDT · by Tom D. · 6 replies · 443+ views
    New York Post | September 16, 2004 | NICOLE GELINAS
    <p>September 16, 2004 -- 'Relief' for al Qaeda? Saudi Prince Salman.</p> <p>AFTER 9/11, the United States invaded two states: Afghanistan and Iraq. Cantor Fitzgerald — the World Trade Center financial firm that bore a full 22 percent of 9/11's deaths — enjoys no such sovereign powers. So Cantor has spent three years preparing its own bloodless counterstrike.</p>
  • US Port to Sue Saudi Arabia over September 11 Attack

    09/10/2004 8:55:14 PM PDT · by politicalvanguard.com · 4 replies · 448+ views
    Port to Sue Saudi Arabia over September 11 Attack The US government agency that owns the World Trade Centre site says it intends to hold Saudi Arabia and nearly 100 other defendants liable for the September 11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people and destroyed the complex. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced last night that it planned to join as a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed a week ago by Cantor Fitzgerald Securities, a bond trading firm that lost two-thirds of its workers in the trade centre attack. The Cantor Fitzgerald lawsuit named as...
  • Agency to Join 9/11 Lawsuit Against Saudis

    09/10/2004 4:47:17 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 1 replies · 218+ views
    AP ^ | 9-10-04
    The government agency that owns the World Trade Center site said Friday it intends to hold Saudi Arabia and nearly 100 other defendants liable for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people and destroyed the complex. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that it planned to join late Friday as a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed a week ago by Cantor Fitzgerald Securities, a bond trading firm that lost two-thirds of its workers in the trade center attack. A Port Authority spokesman said shortly before 6 p.m. that the government agency had not...
  • Cantor Fitzgerald sues al Qaeda

    09/03/2004 9:53:55 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 28 replies · 578+ views
    CNN Money ^ | Sept. 3, 2004 | Reuters
    Bond brokerage that lost two-thirds of its workers in the 9/11 attack is seeking damages. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cantor Fitzgerald, the bond brokerage that suffered more deaths in the Sept. 11 attacks than any other company, on Friday sued al Qaeda, Saudi Arabia and dozens of foreign companies seeking damages related to the attacks on the World Trade Center. The suit, filed as the three-year anniversary of the airplane attacks that killed about 3,000 people approaches, is the latest filed in New York federal court against al Qaeda, including one last year by a group of insurance companies. It...
  • Cantor Fitzgerald Sues Saudis for Losses

    09/03/2004 4:03:16 PM PDT · by searchandrecovery · 15 replies · 1,400+ views
    AP ^ | September 3, 5:50 pm ET | Larry Neumeister
    Cantor Fitzgerald Suess Saudi Arabia, Accusing Nation of Aiding al-Qaida Prior to 9-11 Attack NEW YORK (AP) -- Cantor Fitzgerald Securities, a bond trading firm that lost two-thirds of its workers in the World Trade Center attack, has sued Saudi Arabia for allegedly supporting al-Qaida prior to the Sept. 11 attack through financing, safe houses, weapons and money laundering. The company, in a $7 billion lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan and made public Friday, also named dozens of other defendants, including numerous banks and Islamic charities, in a bid to hold them accountable for its losses...
  • Sept. 11 witness says Moore's film insults victims of the attacks

    09/02/2004 10:32:01 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 10 replies · 734+ views
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | Sept. 2, 2004 | Michael Niewodowski
    (Guest Columnist) 'From Here to Eternity." "Tora, Tora, Tora." "In Harm's Way." These are three films made about Pearl Harbor. There have been more than 20 films made about Pearl Harbor, and over 200 films made about World War II. These films inspire patriotism, courage, and nationalism. They tell us about the honor and bravery of the soldiers and the nation that supported them. Two and a half years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the world watched American forces fight on D-Day. Two and a half years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the world is watching Michael Moore's...
  • A Presidential Salute

    10/31/2001 4:26:32 PM PST · by jpthomas · 10 replies · 131+ views
    White House web site and e-mail ^ | October 30, 2001 | anonymous
    This is a small, but true story to give you an idea of the kind of man and the kind of woman we have in the White House right now. As you may know, the President and Mrs. Bush visited the Washington Burn Center on Thursday 13 September. Among those they visited was TLC Brian Bridewell, who was badly burned in the Pentagon attack. Mrs. Bush went into Brian's room, spoke to him for about a minute, all the time as if they had been life-long acquaintances. She then turned to Brian's wife Mel who at this time had been ...
  • Windows on the World Survivor's View on Michael Moore

    08/18/2004 1:18:45 PM PDT · by blteague · 56 replies · 1,847+ views
    Herald Tribune ^ | June 30, 2004 | Michael Niewodowski
    This is a printer friendly version of an article from www.heraldtribune.com Michael Niewodowski was a chef at the Windows on the World restaurant at the World Trade Center until Sept. 11, 2001. He lives in Bradenton. His e-mail address is niewodowski123@yahoo.com. He is the author of this article. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Article published Jun 30, 2004 Sept. 11 witness says Moore's film insults victims of the attacks 'From Here to Eternity." Tora, Tora, Tora." "In Harm's Way." These are three films made about Pearl Harbor. There have been more than 20 films made about Pearl Harbor, and over 200 films made about...
  • 'Bombero' Arrives at Ground Zero Part two in a four-day series(9/11Rescue Fraud)

    07/12/2004 7:32:03 PM PDT · by woofie · 12 replies · 2,194+ views
    Albuquerque Journal | 7/12/02 | Leslie Linthicum
    Doug Copp was awarded $649,000, tax free, from the fund set up to compensate victims of 9/11. He says it's not enough. But it's doubtful he deserves anything. A Journal investigation found little evidence that Copp did real rescue work in New York. His forays into the rubble were to shoot video, some of which he tried to sell. His claim of seeking medical care within the time frame appears false. All typical of Copp's years as a self-proclaimed rescue guru. Part two in a four-day series I flew from Albuquerque to New York with Doug Copp and four of...
  • New Mexican's Claims of Sept. 11 Heroism Questioned After $650,000 Payout From Victim's Fund

    07/11/2004 8:26:01 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 21 replies · 795+ views
    AP ^ | 7-11-04
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A man who claims to have waded in "toxic soup" deep beneath the World Trade Center rubble to help find bodies is being accused of making up his tale of courage and defrauding the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund of nearly $650,000. Doug Copp has traveled to disaster areas around the world over nearly 20 years, but a report in Sunday's Albuquerque Journal said its investigation showed a history of exaggeration and self-promotion with little evidence of real rescue work. Copp has said he and a so-called death-detection device helped find as many as 40 bodies....
  • Sept. 11 witness says Moore's film insults victims of the attacks

    06/30/2004 10:58:22 AM PDT · by sauropod · 61 replies · 426+ views
    Florida Hearld Tribune ^ | 30 June 2004 | Michael Niewodowski
    Article published Jun 30, 2004 Sept. 11 witness says Moore's film insults victims of the attacks 'From Here to Eternity." Tora, Tora, Tora." "In Harm's Way." These are three films made about Pearl Harbor. There have been more than 20 films made about Pearl Harbor, and over 200 films made about World War II. These films inspire patriotism, courage, and nationalism. They tell us about the honor and bravery of the soldiers and the nation that supported them. Two and a half years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the world watched American forces fight on D-Day. Two and a...
  • Chef who witnessed 9/11 writes great column on Moore film

    06/30/2004 8:45:27 AM PDT · by curtking · 60 replies · 278+ views
    Michael Niewodowski was a chef at Windows on the World in the World Trade Center until September 11, 2001. He has written a guest column for the Herald-Tribune in Florida about Michael Moore's film "Fahrenheit 9/11". Here's an excerpt: So, how do we explain Moore's film to future generations? I wonder. More than that, I wonder how I would explain this film to Nancy D., Jerome N. or Heather H. I am sure you don't know their names, but their faces haunt me day and night. How would I explain to them that a film was made accusing the president...
  • Last Man Found Alive at WTC Retires from PAPD (Port Authority Police Department)

    06/10/2004 6:47:22 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 4 replies · 267+ views
    WNS News ^ | 6/10/04
    Trapped beneath the rubble of 1 World Trade Center, his legs crushed from hip to foot on the morning of Sept. 11, Lt. John McLoughlin accepted that this was his last shift with the Port Authority police. "I assumed I was going to die where I was buried," McLoughlin said Wednesday at his retirement party, an event that seemed as improbable as his miracle rescue 33 months ago from the carnage at ground zero. Rescuers pulled McLoughlin from the burning wreckage of lower Manhattan about 22 hours after the twin towers collapsed, making him the last person rescued from the...
  • $8M for 9/11 victim - Survivor hit by 2nd jet's wreckage

    06/04/2004 7:57:33 AM PDT · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 48 replies · 345+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 6-4-2004 | WILLIAM SHERMAN
    A 32-year-old West Side woman brutally injured in the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been awarded $8.6 million by the federal Victim Compensation Fund, the largest payment under the program so far. Deborah Mardenfeld, a human resources executive at American Express, was walking on Vesey St. shortly after 9 a.m. when she was crushed by debris falling from the second plane that slammed into the World Trade Center. "I had just left the subway, I was in the underground mall and a man told us to go out onto the street," she told the Daily News. "I looked up, I saw...
  • 9/11 Survivor Awarded $8.6 Million

    06/04/2004 12:22:55 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 16 replies · 145+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) A 33-year-old woman who suffered massive injuries in the attack on the World Trade Center has been awarded $8.6 million by the Sept. 11 Victims Compensation Fund. The award to Deborah Mardenfeld, first reported by the New York Law Journal on Thursday, was among the largest of the awards the fund has made to date. Mardenfeld, an American Express human resources director, lost her left heel and buttocks and had her legs crushed by falling debris. She spent more than a year in hospitals after the attack. "I have hopes of returning to a normal life but I...
  • 9/11 Survivors See Hearing From Varying Angles

    04/08/2004 9:42:19 PM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 31 replies · 165+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | 4.9.2004 | Michael Janofsky
    April 8, 2004 9/11 Survivors See Hearing From Varying AnglesBy MICHAEL JANOFSKY ASHINGTON, April 8 — They sat several seats apart today, listening to President Bush's national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, testify before the 9/11 commission. What they had in common was suffering.But John Owens of Mineola, N.Y., whose brother, Peter, died in the World Trade Center, and April Gallop of Woodbridge, Va., an executive assistant for the Army who sustained injuries at the Pentagon, came away from the three hours of long questions and longer answers with vastly different views.Mr. Owens nodded his head in agreement and applauded several...
  • 9-11 Survivors Report on How Bill Clinton Left America Vulnerable to Terrorist Attacks

    04/08/2004 4:07:23 AM PDT · by kristinn · 128 replies · 2,379+ views
    D.C. Chapter ^ | Thursday, April 8, 2004
    As survivors of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the members of the D.C. Chapter of Free Republic feel entitled to issue this report. Many of us witnessed the attacks and their aftermath in person. Some of us were in New York City at the World Trade Center that day, others were at, near or just across the river from the Pentagon. (None of our chapter members witnessed the plane crash in Pennsylvania.) The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic is an independent grassroots conservative organization founded in 1998. Every Saturday for the last 28 months of the Clinton administration, members...
  • Ferry Accident Victims Survived 9/11

    10/17/2003 7:11:44 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 135+ views
    WINS News ^ | 10/17/03
    A former Syracuse-area man who survived the September eleventh, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center was among the passengers killed in Wednesday's ferry crash in New York City. Darius Marshall was living in the city after attending Wagner College on Staten Island. He was riding a Staten Island ferry when it rammed into a concrete pier, killing him and nine other passengers. The 25-year-old Marshall was a 1996 graduate of Christian Brothers Academy in the Syracuse suburb of DeWitt. He was recruited by Wagner to play football. He graduated in 2000 with a degree in criminal justice and recently...
  • 9/11 Survivor Victim of ferry

    10/17/2003 6:28:51 AM PDT · by JonathansMommie · 2 replies · 149+ views
    Associated Press
    Updated: 07:20 AM EDT Eluding Death on Sept. 11 to Find It on Ferry By STEVE STRUNSKY, AP NEWARK, N.J. (Oct. 16) - A New Jersey resident who survived the World Trade Center attack two years ago was among the 10 people who died when a Staten Island ferry slammed into a pier. During the terrorist attack, John P. Healy and all of his fellow employees for Kemper Insurance Cos. escaped from the company's offices on the 35th and 36th floors of the trade center, Kemper spokeswoman Linda Kingman said. The 44-year-old insurance lawyer normally took a later ferry on...
  • From Faces in the Crowd to Saviors

    10/13/2003 7:23:35 PM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 7 replies · 182+ views
    Newsday (aka Snoozeday) ^ | 10.12.2003 | Ed Lowe
    Mary Ann assured me that there was nothing remarkable about her story, that probably hundreds of such stories existed. I said I hoped so. She used to work in Greenport for the telephone company, so she lived on the East End for a while. She was married then. Now her last name is Williams, her maiden name. She lives in an apartment in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. In 1993, she was working for Verizon on the ninth floor of Tower Two of the World Trade Center. "I was in a conference room, on the phone," she said, "and...
  • WTC Tower 2 Survivor Story - A Gripping & Frightening MUST READ!!

    09/19/2003 10:39:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies · 401+ views
    LittleGreenFootballs Blog ^ | September 13, 2003
    September 11, 2001: I started my daily commute routine from my apartment at 76th and Lexington in Manhattan's Upper East Side to my World Trade Center (WTC) Tower 2 office. Getting to the 77th Street/Lexington Avenue subway station around my usual 7:40 a.m., I found that the downtown local was running late, but I was happy to see my three buddies on the train. They had the same commute as I did (they worked in WTC 1), and they were often feeling the morning effects of a previous night's socializing; I enjoyed teasing them on the way to work about...
  • Tilly’s 9/11 story (Must read? You decide)

    09/13/2003 2:54:42 PM PDT · by dennisw · 79 replies · 1,324+ views
    lgf ^ | 9 12 2003 | tilly
    Tilly 9/13/2003 10:57AM PST September 11, 2001: I started my daily commute routine from my apartment at 76th and Lexington in Manhattan's Upper East Side to my World Trade Center (WTC) Tower 2 office. Getting to the 77th Street/Lexington Avenue subway station around my usual 7:40 a.m., I found that the downtown local was running late, but I was happy to see my three buddies on the train. They had the same commute as I did (they worked in WTC 1), and they were often feeling the morning effects of a previous night's socializing; I enjoyed teasing them on the...
  • For Richard Drew the worst moment of 9-11

    09/12/2003 7:10:38 AM PDT · by Valin · 204+ views
    For Richard Drew the worst moment photographing the tragedy of the was not photographing the burning buildings, or people throwing themselves out of the windows to certain death, or the collapse of the buildings, nor any of the other gruesome sights that he saw that first day. His worst moment came when he decided to turn his attention on other parts of the story and moved up to the Armory where the families of the missing people were trying to locate their lost loved ones: “It was sort of early in the morning, and there were not a lot of...
  • It was heaven on a hellish day, last survivor says of her angel

    09/11/2003 10:05:43 PM PDT · by witnesstothefall · 5 replies · 399+ views
    The Bergen County (N.J.) Record ^ | 9/11/03 | By Mike Kelly
    McMillan is the last person pulled alive from the wreckage of the World Trade Center. It was just after 12:30 p.m. Sept 12, 2001. The towers had fallen 27 hours earlier. From inside a dark, oven-hot tomb atop a ragged ridge of tangled steel, two firefighters heard a voice. It was McMillan, then 30, a single mom, and on the job only nine months as a Port Authority clerk. "We have a survivor," one of the firefighters called to a group of men that included two volunteers who drove from Massachusetts and a cop from Nova Scotia with a rescue...
  • September 11, 2001: A World Trade Center Survivor's Account

    09/11/2003 5:23:37 AM PDT · by slomark · 25 replies · 548+ views
    Hollywood Halfwits ^ | 09/11/03 | Tilly
    This is when the explosion came. It progressed down the building, breaking the windows as it went; the entire building was groaning, an unnatural, unearthly sound, much like a can squeezing, or cracking uncooked spaghetti. By the time it reached the lobby, the marble veneer was cracking and falling off the walls; the chandeliers shattered on the floors along with the plaster ceiling, and the force imploded in at about 50 mph, pulling metal, balled safety glass, and other material with it. The pipes were bursting over my head and dense materials were flying around me as if they were...
  • Last Person Pulled From WTC Rubble Tells Harrowing Tale Of Survival

    09/11/2003 1:10:56 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 9 replies · 397+ views
    NY 1 News ^ | 9/11/03
    SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2003 New Yorkers have heard countless stories from those who made it out of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 – but there is perhaps no sweeter tale of survival than that of the last person to make it out alive. NY1's Amanda Farinacci filed the following story: She was bruised and scarred, but Genelle McMillan, the last person pulled out of the World Trade Center before the twin towers collapsed on September 11, 2001, made it out alive. There are scars on her legs. She has a slight limp when she walks. But McMillan (née...
  • A hero's story from 9-11: Brian Birdwell describes surviving severe injuries in Pentagon attack

    09/10/2003 11:41:59 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 10 replies · 224+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, September 11, 2003 | By Jim Bennett
    Bennett: Colonel, I know you've told this story many times, but take us through what you recall about the attack on the Pentagon. Lt. Col. Birdwell: The day had started off as any other, up until about 9 a.m. That's when one of the ladies in the office got a phone call from her daughter up in New York saying that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. When she got off the phone, it was like, "Huh?" so we turned on the television in my boss' office – both my immediate boss and my big boss were out...
  • Accounts From the South Tower

    05/25/2002 4:54:36 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 41 replies · 9,890+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 26, 2002
    ollowing are accounts from survivors of the attack on the World Trade Center's South Tower and the friends and relatives of the victims. Accounts from the North Tower can be found here. 105TH FLOORMichael Egan, victimAON CorporationPortraits of Grief: Siblings and Close Friends His sister also worked at AON. His wife, Anna, spoke with him briefly. This is her account:Michael initially started evacuating, pushing his people into the elevators. My understanding is that they managed to get down to the 78th floor and then he was sent back up, along with 15 other people. At that point, Michael decided to...