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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: 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 ^ | 6/17/05
    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 ...

    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 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....