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   Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - September 16, 2001, Altoona, Pennsylvania                                ATTACK LATEST DEVELOPMENTS ElTwonty-five people HRecovery workers at BNumber of people HBoston airport gets have been arrested for the Pentagon find missing at WTC jumps to approval to reopen with immigration violations many bodies of those with 159 bodies as part of the killed. Death toll recovered. Suspected investigation reaches 188 hijacker's passport found officers in black SWAT uniforms and police dogs on patrol BPa. investigators believe plane's cockpit voice recorder may reveal passengers tried to take control sPakistan agrees to all U.S. demands for a possible attack on neighboring Afghanistan p Continental Airlines lays off employees and cuts flight schedule by 20 percent Altnnna mirror Copyright 2001 SEPTEMBER 16, 2001 newsstand BM Preparing America for war Talking to children in wake of attacks BY JAY YOUNG Writer Three-year-old Isiah Boulware isn't certain about what has hap- pened. As a bunch of grown-ups gath- ered Friday around the flagpole at Van Zandt VA Medical Center, the boy quietly ran in circles near those reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. By the time his father, the cen- ter chaplain, was leading the group hi prayer, a quiet Isiah sat on a nearby bench. He swung his legs back and forth above the con- crete sidewalk while watching the wind move the grass before him. James Boulware doesn't burden his young son with information about the event that's transform- ing the world he will inherit.-. Besides, Isiah is content with studying the bark on a nearby tree while the group sings "God Bless America." The approach is different with Boulwarc's older children. They have questions, as do other chil- dren aware of a world beyond their own. There's a fine line between addressing an adult's demands for information and simply easing the fears of children in times of such uncertainty, experts say. "It's OK for kids to be watching television as long as it's that bit of information that gives you some said Brenda Michielson-Lochner, an Altoona elementary school counselor. "You want them to be informed developmentally. You want them to be informed at a level they can handle." That level will depend on the age of the child. Younger children have a need to know they will be safe, while older students have specific questions related to the tragedy. Sixth-grader Alicia Anderson is old enough to have a strong understanding of current events. The Baker Elementary student wrote a one-page reaction the day of the terrorist attacks. Please see AS AMERICAN FLAG show support oryicrns of the terrorist attacks Tuesday' in Washington, D C, and Mew York PAGEB3 PENNSYLVANIA: PAGE A6 FBI: Two planes in .area had nothing to do with crash. Crash becomes source of pride in Somerset County. IN THE NATION: PAGE A7 Justice Department says second arrest warrant issued. Funerals begin tor victims in big cities, small towns. IN THE WORLD: PAGE B1 Afghans leaving capital amid fears of U.S. military strike. Pakistan agrees to U.S. demands for possible attack. Mirror photo by J.D. Cavrich Pleasant Valley Elementary students recite the Pledge of Allegiance to honor, the lives lost after Tuesday's terrorist attacks. The Associated Press Hush looks at the Pentagon from Marine One on his way to New York. Bush: U.S. should brace for sacrifice BY RON FOURNIER The Associated Press WASHINGTON President Bush ordered U.S. troops to get ready for war and braced Americans for a long, diffi- cult assault against terrorists to avenge the deadliest attack on the nation. "Those who make war against the United States have cho- sen their own he declared Saturday. "We will smoke them out of their Bush said. "We'll get them running and we'll bring them to justice." But first the nation had to mourn its dead. "This is indeed a sad occasion, one to be repealed thousands of times by our fellow citi- zens across the Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said at the memorial service for Barbara Olson, wife of U.S. Solicitor General Theodore Olson. She was among the 64 passengers and crew members on American Airlines Flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon. Rescue workers searched with diminishing hopes in the rubble of the World Trade Center in New York and the crash-scarred Pentagon for any survivors. Four days after hijackers seized commercial airliners and slammed them into the symbols of American military and economic might, Bush said prime suspect Osama bin Laden's days are numbered. "If he thinks he can hide and run from the United States and our allies, he will be sorely mistaken." "This act will not he said. The vow recalled the words of his father, for- mer President Bush who put Iraq on notice in 1990 that the United States would not tolerate the invasion of Kuwait. Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Colin Powell and National Security Adviser Condqleezza Rice who played key roles in the Persian Gulf War huddled with Bush under extraordinary security Saturday at Camp David in western Maryland. "We're at the commander in chief said. "Everybody who wears the uniform: Get Bush instructed. The White House would not rule out the use of ground troops; Bush himself said "the conflict will not be easy." Please see A7 A trail of terror emerges as footsteps are followed BY SUSAN WELLS Cox News Service .ATLANTA Mohamed Atta, 33, point- edly left his bag in Boston's Logan Airport Tuesday as he boarded American Airlines Flight 11, which he likely piloted a little while later into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. The suicide note and other clues found in that bag led investigators to Hamburg, Germany; Venice, Fla.; Canada; and 'Portland, Maine. As federal trackers and journalists follow Atta's footsteps, a picture emerges of a taci- turn, polite man who could turn arrogant and querulous. He moved freely about the United States and across international borders using his real name, despite that name's presence on a State Department list of suspected terrorists. Please see A7 Economic leaders prep for life after Westvaco BY WALT FIIANK Staff Writer TYRONE Efforts continue to set up a meeting with Westvaco Corp. officials to discuss the future of the Tyrone paper mill. Altoona Blair County Develop- ment Corp., which is spearhead- ing a task force to gather informa- tion about the future of the facil- ity, has sent two letters to John A. Luke Jr., Westvaco chairman and chief executive officer, and James A. Blizzard, executive vice presi- dent, requesting a meeting with them to discuss strategy on how to move forward and provide jobs for workers who are losing their jobs at the Tyrone facility, said Martin Marasco, ABCD Corp. executive director. Marasco said he received a tele- phone message from Buzzard Thursday, but the two have been playing "phone tag" and have not set up a time to meet. The local task force is comprised of ABCD Corp., members of the Governor's Action Team, the bor- ough of Tyrone and representa- tives from the offices of U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-9th District; state Senate President Pro Tern Robert C. Jubelirer, R-Blair; and state Rep. Larry O. Sather, R-Hunting- don. "The goal of the task force is to establish what the parameters will be as far as the Mayor Pat Stoner said. "We need, in a timely manner, to search for new industry to take care of the employees who are los- ing their jobs. My main goal is to find something for them." The Stamford, Conn.-based cor- poration announced Aug. 31 that it would close the mill which has operated in Tyrone since lifflO and moved production to more mod- ern manufacturing operations and eliminate 265 jobs, including 198 hourly and 67 salaried work- ers. Please see A9 INSIDE it) cpflpfC. 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