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Publication: Altoona Mirror September 14, 2001

Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - September 14, 2001, Altoona, Pennsylvania ATTACK Amelet LATEST DEVELOPMENTS Flight data recorder recovered from crash site in Shanksville; signals coming from box at the Pentagon More than 4,700 missing in rubble of World Trade Center; two firefighters have been rescued Workers evacuated after first 10 floors of nearby One Liberty Plaza appeared to be unsteady Stock market to reopen Monday; all major weekend sporting events have been canceled or postponed Limited air travel begins again, but New York’s three major airports were closed again ■ Bipartisan coalition worked on a $20 billion anti-terrorism package; Vice President Cheney moved to Camp David a Up to SO people were involved in the attacks; 18 hijackers were on the four planes Altoona Mirror © Copyright 2001 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2001 50C newsstand 4,700 missing at WFC; Bush to visit By Larry McShane The Associated Press NEW YORK — The gruesome search through the graveyard of the World Trade Center yielded no survivors as the death toll mounted Thursday, and hopes dimmed for more than 4,700 missing souls. President Bush promised to visit New York to “hug and cry” with its shaken residents. Two days after the trade center was hit and destroyed by two hijacked passenger planes, swirling dust kept visibility limited and sanitation trucks waged a losing fight against the residue of the blast. Hundreds of family members 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 Manhattan. Nerves were frayed by bomb scares and false alarms, both in New York and Washington, D.C. Even a small semblance of normalcy 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 Airport 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 separate flights to California Thursday. The city brought in 30,000 body bags for pieces of human remains. “Even scary movies do not happen like this,” 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 services at their chosen places of worship, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said. Bush praised New Yorkers for showing “the compassion of America and the bravery of America.” J New York was not alone in counting its missing and dead. The Pentagon said 126 people in the building were killed in the attack. Seventy bodies had been recovered. Please see Mlsslng/Page A7 Crews recover flight recorder at Shanksville The Associated Press Flow ers 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 flrertruck 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 Robert Igoe Staff Writer SHANKSVILLE - The investigation 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 questions,” FBI special agent William Crowley said. “Now it is time for analysis, and we hope that we can gather pertinent information about what happened to the plane before it crashed.” Crowley said the device was found in the crater left by the airplane’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 traveling 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 redouble 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 Bl ■ Collaborators may still be at large ■ Black box detected at Pentagon; general among those missing 'm New Yorkers trying to get lives back to normal PAGE Ct ■ How to talk to your child about this tragedy PAGE DI passengers brought the plam down short of its intended target ii Washington, D.C., believed to b the White House. At the same time, several m^jo questions were answered by off! cials Thursday, including report that the aircraft was shot down b; the Air Force to prevent the sui cide mission. Crowley said FB investigations have found no ail craft involved in the plane goini down. “We have determined that ther was not military involvement ii what happened to the aircraft,” h said. “I certainly hope that thi ends that line of questioning.” Please see Recorder/Page AO Off-duty Altoona police officer seizes purse-snatching suspect By Mark Leberfinger Staff Writer Off-duty police officer William Kimmen is credited with nabbing an alleged purse snatcher Tuesday evening in Wal-Mart’s parking lot in Plank Road Commons. "He’s certainly to be commended,” 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 Suspect/Page AS Blair judge throws out charges against alleged OxyContin seller By Phil Ray Staff Writer 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 decision 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 confidential police informant, who said he obtained OxyContin from 'finyifiiii ‘ ' i    <v' William L. Reeseman of Altoona several times Aug. 17,2000. Carpenter said he ordered Gorman not to bring out testimony about two deliveries on the morning of Aug. 17 because Reeseman was not charged in those incidents — he was charged with offenses that occurred later in the day. Please see Charges/Page A5 DELIVERY Subscription or home delivery questions: 946-7480 or (800) 287-4480 ?    22910    00050    4 HQ FOUR 0    3    9    MI 1 Lottery numbers, A2 WEATHER Partly sunny, 58° I Forecast, A2 □ LOCAL | □ nation Busin—_______ AS Classifieds C5-12 Movies A9 Obituaries A11 Qon Opinion A8 Comics D5 Local B4 Community news D2 Puzzles D4 Scoreboard BS Television D4 " I'h'e Ultimate Toy" 2)&7h Chrysler - Plymouth - Jeep 1949 Pleasant Valley Blvd* Altoona, PA    943-6197 ;

  • Ari Fleischer
  • Christopher B. Cohn
  • Dave Gorman
  • Enver Kesti
  • Hiram D. Carpenter
  • John J. Horon
  • T.J. Maxx
  • William Crowley
  • William Kimmen
  • William L. Reeseman

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Publication: Altoona Mirror

Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania

Issue Date: September 14, 2001

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