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  • ‘Subway Hero’ discusses fame’s downside [no good deed goes unpunished]

    06/05/2007 12:59:57 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 19 replies · 1,707+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 5, 2007 | John Springer
    Wesley Autrey makes the most of his 15 minutes of fame. But the 50-year-old New Yorker, who became an instant celebrity and was showered with gifts, honors and praise after he jumped on subway tracks to save another man’s life earlier this year, is learning that fame can be bittersweet. “I have lost friends and I have gained friends,” Autrey told TODAY’s Al Roker. “It’s amazing what money can make some people do.” ... He sued his first lawyer, Diane Kleiman, claiming she and a business partner coerced him into signing a contract that would have paid them half of...
  • Get Ready for Fleet Week in New York City

    05/22/2007 9:48:41 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 19 replies · 644+ views
    1010wins ^ | Tuesday, 22 May 2007
    USS Enterprise Ships, aircraft and personnel from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard arrive in New York City on Wednesday for the start of Fleet Week. will provide streaming video of the Parade of ships. The annual Fleet Week event gives citizens the opportunity to meet the crews and tour some of the ships. There will also be several military demonstrations and displays throughout the week. Norfolk Naval Base USS Nassau USS Wasp L-CAC USNS Laramie Fast Attack Sub On Wednesday morning, some of the ships expected to participate in the Parade of Ships up the...
  • Extraordinary Ordinary Virtue: The Subway Hero

    01/11/2007 11:04:59 PM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 19 replies · 643+ views
    Breakpoint with Chuck Colson ^ | 1/11/2007 | Chuck Colson
    On the day after New Year’s, as most of the world now knows, Wesley Autrey, a construction worker and a Navy veteran, was waiting for the train with his two daughters at the 137th Street Station in New York. Then, a man collapsed on the platform and began convulsing. After Autrey helped him get up, the man collapsed again and fell onto the tracks. With the lights of the Broadway Local visible down the tunnel, Autrey had to make what he later called a “split decision”—a decision that inspired a nation and taught us a powerful lesson about what it...
  • Man saves teen who fell onto subway tracks in NYC

    01/02/2007 3:57:13 PM PST · by luv2ski · 94 replies · 4,087+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/02/2007 | AP
    NEW YORK — A quick-thinking commuter saved a teenager who fell on the subway tracks by pushing him down into a furrow between the rails, allowing an approaching train to pass right over them, police said. An 18-year-old man had some kind of medical problem Tuesday and fell onto the tracks, which are a few feet below platform level, police said. Wesley Autrey saw him fall, jumped down onto the tracks after him and rolled with him into the rut between the rails as a southbound train was coming in.- snip-
  • Angels Among Us

    01/04/2007 3:25:02 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 37 replies · 1,086+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4 Jan 2007 | Editorial staff
    Heroism: To leap in front of a 370-ton locomotive to save a stranger in a dank New York subway pit takes a kind of courage we'd all like to think we have but don't. Wesley Autrey showed it Tuesday and elevated us all. The new year has begun on a high note from Harlem after Autrey, 50, a construction worker on his way to work with his two little daughters, headed into Manhattan's 137th Street-City College station. Before he got through the turnstile, Autrey spotted a young man thrashing about in a seizure and called for help. But he didn't...
  • Man Is Rescued by Stranger on Subway Tracks (Check the pic of his cap!)

    01/03/2007 10:10:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 95 replies · 4,994+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 3, 2007 | CARA BUCKLEY
    It was every subway rider’s nightmare, times two. Who has ridden along New York’s 656 miles of subway lines and not wondered: “What if I fell to the tracks as a train came in? What would I do?” And who has not thought: “What if someone else fell? Would I jump to the rescue?” Wesley Autrey, a 50-year-old construction worker and Navy veteran, faced both those questions in a flashing instant yesterday, and got his answers almost as quickly. Mr. Autrey was waiting for the downtown local at 137th Street and Broadway in Manhattan around 12:45 p.m. He was taking...
  • Bystander Pulls Off Daring NY Subway Rescue

    01/03/2007 7:09:24 AM PST · by rface · 74 replies · 2,310+ views
    CBS ^ | 01.03.2007 | staff
    . (CBS/AP) A quick-thinking commuter saved a teenager who apparently suffered a seizure and fell onto subway tracks in Upper Manhattan, by jumping onto the tracks himself and pushing them both between the rails, beneath the oncoming train. Cameron Hollopeter, 19, of Littleton, Mass., fell onto the tracks at Broadway’s 137th Street station Tuesday. Another subway passenger, 50-year-old Wesley Autrey of Manhattan, was standing on the platform with his two daughters whom he was taking home so he could go to his construction job. When Autrey saw Hollopeter fall, he quickly took action and left his daughters to jump...