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   Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - September 14, 2001, Altoona, Pennsylvania                                ATTACK LATEST DEVELOPMENTS S3 Flight data recorder recovered from crash site in Slianksville; signals coming from box at the Pentagon El More than missing in rubble of World Trade Center; two firefighters have been rescued a Workers evacuated after first 10 floors of nearby One Liberty Plaza appeared to be unsteady a Stock market to reopen Monday; all major weekend sporting events have been canceled or postponed B Limited air travel begins again, bit New York's three major airports were closed again m Bipartisan coalition worked on a billion anii-terrorism package; Vice President Cheney moved to Camp David 9 Up to 50 people were involved In the attacks; 18 hijackers were on the four planes Altoona UKrror Copyright 2001 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2001 500 newsstand ,700 missing at WTC; Bush to visit BY LAMIY MCSHANE The Associated Press YORK The gruesome search through the graveyard of the World Trade Center yielded no survivors as the death toll mount- ed Thursday, and hopes dimmed for more than missing souls. President Bush promised to visit New York to "hug and cry" with its shaken residents. Two (Jays after the trade center was hit and destroyed by two hijacked passenger planes, swirl- ing dust kept visibility limited and sanitation trucks waged a losing fight against the residue of the blast. Hundreds of family mem- bers searched for any sign of their loved ones'. Tens of thousands of residents still could not return to their homes in a closed-off lower Man- hattan. Nerves were frayed by bomb scares and false alarms, both in New York and Washington, D.C. Even a small semblance of nor- malcy was yanked away: Airline flights at the New York area's three busy airports began for the first time since Tuesday but were abruptly halted. Police said a man was arrested at Kennedy Ail-port after trying to slip past security with a false pilot's identification. A source told The Associated Press that the arrested man and three of the detained had tried to board sepa- rate flights to California Thursday. The city brought in body bags for pieces of human remains. "Even scary movies do not hap- pen like said Enver Kesti, 42, a pizza chef who returned to clean up a gourmet shop that once sat in the towers' shadows. Bush declared Friday, the day of his New York visit, a "national day of prayer and remembrance." He asked Americans to spend their lunch breaks taking part in ser- vices at their chosen places of wor- ship, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said. Bush praised New Yorkers for showing "the compassion of America and the bravery of Amer- ica." New York was not alone in count ing its missing and dead. The Pentagon said 126 people in the building were killed in the attack. Seventy bodies had been recovered. Please see Crews recover flight recorder at Shanksville The Associated Press Flowers sit atop a destroyed car Thursday morning near the site of the World Trade Center in New York, with a message written in the dust on the car's window. At right: A firefighter rests on the bumper of his Qrertruck Friday as he pauses while working at the site of the World Trade Center collapse. At left: A woman gives thumbs-up to the passengers boarding a Delta Airlines flight In Augusta, Ga. BY RODERT IGOE Staff Writer SHANKSVILLE The investi- gation into the hijacking and crash of United Airlines Flight 93 took wings of its own Thursday as three mysteries were solved, and the promise of more answers to come. In one of the most dramatic and positive developments since the plane's crash Tuesday, federal investigators found the plane's flight data recorder, a device that monitors and records the flight path, altitude and other key aspects of the doomed flight that left Newark, N.J., for San Francisco. "The recovery and examination of this device will answer a lot of FBI special agent William Crowley said. "Now it is time for analysis, and we hope that we can gather perti- nent information about what hap- pened to the plane before it crashed." Crowley said the device was found in the crater left by the air- plane's impact, but he was unable to say what the condition of the device is or how deep it was buried. Crowley said the device has been sent to the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington for analysis. Even without the .recorder, Crowley said the aircraft was trav- eling in an easterly direction at the time of the crash, although he did not confirm anymore concerning the path of the aircraft, which is believed to have changed its course over Ohio. But while the recovery of the recorder is considered a victory, Crowley said the team will redou- ble its efforts to locate the plane's voice recorder. The voice recorder could provide vital clues to the reports that a struggle between the hijackers and MORE INSIDE Local experts say terrorists see America as a threat to their way of life Airlines take to the skies once again; Altoona-Blair County Airport opens again PAGE A6 Area residents show support by flying American flag Sixth-grader leads charge for donations to rescue efforts PAGE A7 NFL, Major League Baseball, NASCAR postpone weekend events PAGE B1 Collaborators may still be at large Black box delected at Pentagon; general among those missing New Yorkers trying to get lives back to normal PAGEC1 How to talk to your child about this tragedy PAGED1 passengers brought the plane down short of its intended target in Washington, D.C., believed to be the White House. At the same time, several major questions were answered by offi- cials Thursday, including reports that the aircraft was shot down by the, Air Force to prevent the sui- cide mission. Crowley said FBI investigations have found no air- craft involved in the plane going down. "We have determined that there was not military involvement in what happened to the he said. "1 certainly hope that this ends that line of questioning." Please see A6 Off-duty Altoona police officer seizes purse-snatching suspect BY MARK LEBERFINGKH StaffWriter Off-duty police officer William Kimmen is credited with nabbing an alleged purse snatcher Tues- day evening in Wal-Mart's parking lot in Plank Road Commons. "He's certainly to be commend- Allegheny Township police Chief Christopher B. Cohn said. "Had it not been for his efforts, it's a strong possibility that the actor would have initially gotten away." Cohn said John J. Horon, 22, 2006 N. Eighth Ave., was seen forcibly taking a purse from a 77- year-old woman. Horon knocked the woman to the ground and dragged her a short distance until she gave him the purse. According to court documents, Kimmen, who was in the parking lot with his wife, chased and caught Horon between T.J. Maxx and Pier One stores. Please see A5 Blair judge throws out charges against alleged OxyContin seller BY PHIL RAY StaffWriter HOLLIDAYSBURG A Blair County judge has ruled that drug charges against a 47-year-old Altoona man must be dismissed because a prosecutor intentionally violated a court order not to elicit testimony that linked the defen- dant to other drug deals. Judge Hiram D. Carpenter's deci- sion is being challenged by Blair County District Attorney Dave Gorman, who has filed an appeal with Pennsylvania Superior Court. Gorman said he did nothing wrong while questioning a confi- dential police informant, who said he obtained OxyContin from William L. Reeseman of Altoona- several tunes Aug. Carpenter said he ordered Gorman not to bring out testimony about two deliveries on the morn- ing of Aug. 17 because Reeseman" was not charged in those incidents he was charged with offenses that occurred later in the day. Please see A5 Subscription or home delivery questions: 946-7480 or (800) 287-4480 L', JBtfOW 3 (9, (8 Lottery numbers, A 2 Partly sunny, Forecast, A2 ChrVslcr Plymouth Valley BtwS. 943-61 Scoreboard B4 B5 _ D5 Community news D2 D4 Television D4   

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