Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 3, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina
‘GOOD DAV FOR AMERICA
Vol. 145, No. 123Bin Laden’s demise: U.S. rejoices after a decade
By ADAM GOLDMAN
Associated PressKindergartner on Sept. 11 recalls 2001 terror attacks
HUNT FOR BIN LADEN, 5A ! OBAMA TO VISIT NYC, 5A i S.C. GOP PRAISE, 7A
OBAMA BOOST, UA j SITUATION ROOM, 12A FILM ON BIN LADEN HUNT, 14A
— Declaring the killing of Osama bin Laden “a good day for America," President Barack Obama said Monday the world was safer v\ ithout the al-Qaida terrorist and mastermind of the Sept. ll, 2001 attacks.
Navy SEALS who killed the world’s most-wanted terrorist seized a trove of al-Qaida documents to pore over, and lYvsidcnt Barack Obama laid plaas to visit New York's ground zero.
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President Barack Obama awards posthumously the Medal of Honor to Dorothy Mathews, the sister of Pfc. Henry Sve-hla, at the White House on Monday.
By ROB NOVIT
When Aiken High sophomore Kahdiyjah McLean heard Sunday that Osama bin Laden had been killed during a U.S. military operation, she couldn’t believe it.
“It shocked me,” the Naval Junior ROTC cadet said. “It brought me back to all the memories."
McLean can still recall the loud noise right Over her school on Sept. ll, 2001. Then a kindergarten student in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was in the cafeteria at the time. No one in her school realized until later they were hearingRespond to kid’s questions about bin Laden death. 15A
World Trade Center towers.
Then the second jet hit the other tower, and soon afterward, Kahdiyjah’s mom arrived along w uh other terrified parents and took Kahdiyjah and her twin sister Katijah home. From the top of their apartment building, the girls later saw the billowing smoke from the towers.
"I was scared, and my heart started beating quick,” Kahdiyjah said.
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Staff photo by Rob Novit
Aiken High sophomore Kahdiyjah McLean was a kindergarten student in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sept. 11,2001.
the first jet pass over before it crashed into one of the
■ Adults, children escape Monday fire without injury.
By KAREN DAILY
Thi ce adults and three children were able to escape a mobile home fire without injury Monday; however, Aiken Public Safety firefighters said the residence was destroyed
Around 12:2*) p m, one of the victims at the residence called 911 to report thai her couch had caught on fire and the residence was full of smoke.
Sgt. Jake Mahoney said firefighters arrived at the Dallas Circle home just three minutes later, hut had already found flames shooting from the residence and heavy smoke in (he home.
The children are ages 4,
2 and 4 months, Mahoney said.
At press time, fire investigation could not say w uh certainty what started the blaze; however, Mahoney said the fire originated in the living room.
“It is under investigation,” he added.
Tile fire did not threaten any neighboring residences.
“The occupant’s SUV that was parked adjacent to the home sulTered some damage,” he said.
Aiken Public Safety officers sent 15 firefighters to fight the fire, which they were able to extinguish quickly, Mahoney said. He added there w as already a great deal of damage when crews arrived.
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Deaths and funerals
Aiken Public Safety firefighters said the residence was destroyed.
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URS gets $2.2B for Oak Ridge cleanup project
By ANNA DOLIANITIS
The Department of l nergy has awarded a $2,2 billion contract to a team led by the URS Corporation for the decontamination and decommissioning project af the hast Tennessee Technology Park in Oak Ridge. Term
I he contractor team, w Inch includes URS and ( 112M Hill I onstnietors Inc., will be responsible for the remediation and cleanup of the HTTP site, consisting of a number of industrial facilities originally used to support the Manhattan Project during World War ll.
Leo Saui, URS executive v ice president for gk>hal management and operations sen ices, will serve as the president and project manager uixlcr the five-year contract, which will be followed by a four-year opium period.
Sain was pre*', tousiy die president of the Washington Savannah River t ompany Sam has more than 30 y ears of experience m nuclear facility operations, naming and strategies.
“Today’s contract announcement means that we can continue to meet our commitments to the stale of Tennessee and surrounding community to clean up the legacy of the C old War, said DOL Assistant Secretary tor I m ironmentaJ Management lnes Triay in a press release
The team will complete the cleanup of HTTP while performing ongoing Hnvirun-mental Management missions such as facility surveillance
"URS is extremely excited and pleased that DOE has the confidence in our two companies to complete the work at the EWP project.
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and maintenance and v anorn waste management operations at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Y-I2 National Seeunty complex.
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Sam. will begin the transition process immediately, and we took forward to safely completing the decommissioning mission for the Department of Lnergy,” said I RS spokesperson Keith Wood. “URS is extremely excited and pleased that DOI has the confidence in oie two companies to complete die work ai the I TTP project.”
Wood said the contract will utilize a cample thousand current employees.
The ongmal mission of HTTP during WWW War ll was U) produce crutched uranium for use rn atomic weapons,
It then produced enriched uranium for the commercial nuclear power industry from 1945 to 1985. and shul down permanently rn 1987.
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