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News (Newspaper) - September 17, 2001, Frederick, Maryland
A-16 the september 2001 determination linked flight 93 passengers by Jaxon Vanderbeken san Francisco chronicle before setting off across the country on United airlines flight 93 to move in with her daughter in 79-year-old Hilda Martin gave folders to her family with an accounting of her assets and a prepared obituary. Unfailingly organized and con the widow and grandmother wanted to ease her family s ordeal should something happen to her. You wonder if peo ple have you mrs. Marcin s daughter Carole o Hare would say later. As mrs. Marcin boarded the Boe ing 757 in bound for san those folders were already in the hands of her Daugh ters in new Jersey and California. Mrs. Marcin took her seat on a jetliner that was practically empty. Just 37 passengers had tickets on a plane that could hold about 200. Four of those 37 would soon seek to dictate the destinies of their Fel Low passengers and seven Crew members. The other brought together by would try to wrest control of their Fate. The flight took off at on a Crisp tuesday morning in Newark. Some of those on Board had spent the weekend in Celebration or mourning. Humboldt Bay wildlife Refuge manager Richard Guadag no had been in new Jersey for his grandmother s 100th birthday party. A san Lauren was returning from her grandmother s funeral. Alan Beaven of was on flight 93 reluctantly. He was staying with his wife and Young daughter at an ashram in new preparing to begin a year Volunteer ing As head lawyer for the syda foundation in Bombay. The environmental attorney had unfinished business one last clean water act lawsuit for his firm before his trip overseas. When settlement talks broke Down last Mon or. Beaven duty bound to Fly Back to san Francisco to handle the Case. Todd had just come Back last monday night from a week in Italy with his to then Home in . But there was no time to rest or. Beamer had to catch flight 93 to make a meeting of sales representatives at Oracle corp. Headquarters in red Wood Calif. Deora was eager to Start her Junior year at Santa Clara University after visiting friends i Newark. She was supposed to take United flight but decided the night before to take one an hour earlier so she could get Home sooner to her family and Ryan Lindow. Is. Bodley had considered not going East at All. She missed her flight from san Francisco the Previ Ous week because of what or. Lin Dow s Mother called a mis and had thought about calling off the trip. Had changed the and she did t hear it because she had her headphones listening to Vera Lindow said. In the she decided to go to Newark because she did t want to stand up her old friends. Like is. Thomas Bur Nett was leaving new Jersey Early to be with his family. The 38-year-old san resident was supposed to have flown out that afternoon on but switched to flight 93 to get Home to his and their three daughters. Jeremy a 31-year-old new Jersey resident who worked for a san Francisco internet had been booked on a flight the night but it was cancelled. Nicole Miller s flight last monday had also been cancelled. The 21 year old College student and wait Ress from san had gone Back East at the urging of her who wanted her with him when he visited his family. Because she had agreed to go at the last is. Miller and her Boyfriend had to make return reservations on different flights. Mark was also sup posed to have flown to san Francis co last monday. But he had t recovered sufficiently from the 30th birth Day Celebration of his Roommate in so he decided to wait until tuesday morning. He overslept a 6 . Alarm and just made his flight when his Friend Matt Hall of rushed through traffic to get him there. Or. Hall remembered the 6-Fqot-5 Bingham running to the terminal. The former Rugby Star at the University of California at Berkeley was lugging his old team Canvas emblazoned with his name and number. Flying on a companion pass from his a flight Atten or. Bingham was the last to Board. Driving to or. Hall got a Call from or. Bingham to say he had made the flight and was sitting in seat 4d in first class. It s me. I m just calling to say thanks for driving to get me or. Bingham told his adding that he was enjoying a Glass of Orange juice. Take i la talk to you he said. Or. Hall had a vision of being on the seeing his Friend smiling at with the Sun streaming through a window. The first 97 minutes of the flight were uneventful. As flight 93 headed climbing to feet and cruising toward break fast was served. No one had an inkling about the attack on new York s world Trade Center. The first plane hit the North Tower at . Edt. Eighteen minutes the South Tower was struck at a third plane smashed into the Pentagon and flight 93 suddenly made a a turn. Air traffic control picked up a transmission from the san Francis co bound flight As it neared Cleve land. A stuck microphone revealed something wrong in the cockpit. Out of controllers heard. The microphone Cut off but then came Back with the sounds of an apparent scuffle. Out of someone yelled. A Man speaking in broken English is a bomb on Board. This is the Cap Tain speaking. Remain in your seat. There is a bomb on Board. Stay quiet. We Are meeting with their demands. We Are returning to the the Jason found himself under siege. Capt. Who lived in lit with wife Sandy and 15 year old son had tried the Day before to find another Pilot for flight 93 so he could spend time with his family. With no capt. Dahl called his Mother i san Jose on monday night to let her know he would be Camp David Security tight but typical by Sean Barry news Post staff Thurmont the circumstances of the weekend meeting at Camp David were extraordinary and so was the Security. But the Atmos phere surrounding the Retreat was not top differ ent from that of previous presidential As people could drive Over my. 77 and go to most Parkland areas. The heightened Security was but not something that the White House or the . Secret service was willing to talk much for reasons ail too obvious. Really Don t discuss any ways or Means we do Brian a secret service special said in an interview saturday. Would suspect there has been an increase in security1 at Camp David. Are a lot of individuals that Are being brought to Camp David by aircraft and motor he said. To the heightened Security recent events it is going to be quite a Busy the president and top National Security advis ers met in the aftermath of the worst terrorist attacks Ever waged on american soil. Tuesday s bombings left thousands of people dead in new York and the in addition to passengers aboard a plane that crashed i Southern Penn Sylvania. Air Force one flew into Hagerstown regional Airport on Friday night and president Bush was taken by helicopter from there to Camp David. Was unbelievable with the f-16 said Jeff principal of Smithsburg High school in Washington county. Lot of people said they did t get a lot of sleep because their Homes just Shook. They they were so i could reach up and touch three of the president left the Retreat sunday about 3 . He was aboard one of three helicopters Fly ing together toward Washington. During the Park Central which winds from my. 77 through Cato tin Moun Tain was and so was much of the Park itself. But the visitor Center and some trails and campsites were open. Other area Parks remained fully open. Parts of Cato tin Mountain Park always close whenever the president is at Camp David. Andrew of Silver Spring and his Girlfriend hiked at the Park on sunday. Or. Gilbert said the president s visit had nothing to do with their decision. Just had never been up Here he said. Mike rash of Grayson Vule on the East Ern was driving toward the Park on 1-70 when he said he saw four helicopters going toward Camp David at about noon. Were four of them banking toward the Mountain As we were coming up he said Park Ranger Tony Testa said the number of visitors was asked if Many Visi tors inquired about Camp David this he said then declined to discuss the subject. The White House press corps was stationed at Smithsburg High just As it was when the president met with the japanese prime minister at Camp David in june. This there were about twice As Many reporters from the said or. The school principal. But i the total number of reporters was the same or even because about half of them were from he said. Attorney general John Ashcroft and Fri director Robert Mueller went to the High school to do said or. Stouffer. Or. Bush arrived at the White House sunday at about . Will rid the world of he said in a televised briefing from the White House Lawn. Have declared War on Back in business from Page ing troops to potential changes of Mission and movements that could come on Short notice. Or. Bush went to a cafeteria in the Eisenhower executive office building adjacent to the White House and Shook hands with employees As they streamed in. Setting a Good or. Bush said. Showing will not be employees in the Eisenhower As Well As the West whig and another nearby were evacuated tuesday after the dual terrorist attacks. Or. Bush thanked them for coming Back to work despite the nerve racking experience. Lot of people that work i this building were deeply worried about their lives last or. Bush said. Are a lot of courageous people and they re coming Back to work we Veall got a Job to do. People digging out the rubble i new York have got a Job to those of us in government have a Job to the president got too with milk and told one a cup of Coffee on his National Security cond Plezza said the promised War on terrorism is not just against bin Laden. Going to follow the Evi Dence she said. Not just a single person. It s a Large network the Trail Points in that direct but we Aren t saying that that s All. There May be others. We want to be sure what we re looking like a Phoenix rising from the the hosed off new York Stock Exchange just blocks from the ruins of the world Trade Center was reopening for the first time since the attacks its opening Bell demolition Derby from Page sunday s Winner. Nick of fort Loudon. Said his 1976 Chevrolet station the no. 11 car was also used to win a Derby feature the previous week in a. After he totes it Home again hell bump out the twisted replace some wheels and and use it in another Demoli Tion Derby soon. Not even close to being or. Brown said of his can which helped him also bring Home the grand prize of Only important thing in a Derby car is what s Between the front wheels and the Back wheels and that it s half a foot off the ground. Every thing else is just Sheet not very Many people in the crowd sunday seemed to care who or what was behind the wheel in the ugly either. The sold out crowd cheered anytime a Good hit happened in front of dirt and mud flew from the spinning wheels on the track or an engine fire was extinguished. Bumpers flew onto the preventing some cars from ram Ming others when their Bald tires or Bare wheel rims could t Man Euver the beat up Metal pieces. The steer ing went out of other who could Only Hope to Back into their while making a 45 degree turn Over and Over again. Keith of used a 1984 Buick regal and made it through the first heat before his car s tireless wheel got stuck in the track i the final feature. He said before starting the Derby that the key to winning is protecting your Radiator and to but knowing what you have to protect and what the other Drivers cars will hit is another Story. Richard Wolfe. 38. Of drove a 1974 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. No stranger to the dirt racing he s been doing of or Olivion derbies and dirt track racing since he was 13. He said the key to winning is Good Strong car you try to keep it straight enough to run. And keep your tires on but that tire part appeared to be pretty what with them Burn ing up and spewing smoke or flying up into the a and Landing wherever. Many on sunday just said they were thankful to be a part of the have a Good time and take everyone s mind off the tragic natio Nal events that took place Jast week a fun said Driver Danny of whose 1981 Pontiac Bonneville did n t make the final Cut. But the in time Derby Veteran will most Likely return for next year s fair to try again. In mid morning a loud statement of me going on. Officials were mindful of the potential for panic among investors. Markets will our econ omy is Stock Exchange chairman Richard Grasso said. Human Factor will be or. O Neill going to show the world or. Bush vowed will rid the world of the evildoers. We will Call together Freedom Loving people to fight the mercantile Exchange was also reopening As were City Hall and other government buildings and courthouses in new York baseball was returning monday night with a flurry of . Flags adorning players Caps and uni bless was set to replace me out to the Ball As the traditional crowd sing along during the seventh inning stretch. The investigation pressed ahead. Authorities arrested a second Man As a witness i connection with the plot they have detained 25 peo ple in the investigation for possible immigration violations Many of the men have links to bin according to . Officials. On bin Laden denied having anything to do with the attacks. Or. Bush shrugged off the denial and he is the Pakistan from Page two weeks ago that it May shut Down the airspace if . Sanctions Are not lifted but the tuning might have been helped along by the Ter ror attack Pakistan virtually shut Down the Border with Afghanistan on Mon beefing up troops and sending More police to enforce an order con fining 1.2 million afghan refugees to the dozens of Camps in its North West Frontier province. Nothing except food was getting through the said Farooq a Border official at the Border town of Turk Ham. Pakistan is also not let Ting in any new refugees. The Border closure was one of several requests made by the United states. Other requests include use of Pakistan s airspace and soil and the Exchange of intelligence material. Prime Hope of finding survivors in the soldering ruins of the world Trade Center was dying. By 180 were confirmed dead in new the number of missing was in the Pentagon attack 188 were believed dead Federal emergency workers at both Sites were trying to balance the need to move quickly through the rubble with their duty to Pluck out any evidence they came across. The . Warnings to Afghanistan intensified As the administration zeroed in on bin Laden and the Taliban. Government of Afghanistan has to understand that we believe they been harbouring a Man who committed and whose organization committed this most egregious vice president Dick Cheney said on Abc s the have to and others like them around the world have to that if you provided Sanctuary to you face the full Wrath of the United states of Secretary of state Colin Powell used the same Lan Guage i his to appearances. Pow Ell said the Taliban faces a straight Forward deliver bin Laden or face near certain retaliation. Bin an exiled has been indicted i the 1998 bombing of two . Embassies in East Africa and linked to the 1993 world Trade Center bombing. Pakistan s decision to give to the United states Drew widespread protest sunday from hard line islamist. Demonstrators burned . Shouted their support of bin and warned the government they would take up arms for the Taliban. Afghanistan is we will take part in the fight against shouted militant Muslim Leader Abdul Ahad to an estimated demonstrators in Northwest Pakistan near the afghan Border. Protesters also shouted anti Ameri can slogans in the Federal capital. Islamabad. Most of Pakistan s 140 million people Are devout but relatively moderate but there arc several Strong militant islamic groups operating in the country and thousands of religious that turn out Young boys dedicated to jihad War. Flying in and would have time to visit her tuesday. The four men who Are suspected of having hijacked the plane had trained for authorities learning to practising martial arts and procuring some of the information they needed Over the internet. Passengers saw men with red holding a red Box that they said contained a bomb. They were armed with Ceramic knives and Box cutters. Among them was Saeed alg am who had lived at a flight school i Vero and once listed his address As saudi Arabia s Mission to the United nations. He has reportedly been linked to Osama bin Laden s Al Zaeda net works he was joined by Ahmad Alkhaz who had a saudi Ahmed and Ziad Samir Jar who had a Pilot s License. Minutes after the plane passengers and a flight attendant called the outside world to Tell authorities and family members of the unfolding terror. When Tom Burnett phoned his she was getting their twin daughters ready for school. Deena Burnett was t expecting to hear from him until later. Tom had spent the weekend with family in and had gone on to Newark for business that was expected to take him through tuesday. But monday Tome mailed his relaying his plans to take the earlier flight. He May have wanted to Surprise his i any he had t called ahead. When Tom phoned tuesday he spoke quickly but qui etly. On the air plane. They be already knifed a Guy. Call the Tom told his wife Over his cell phone. Deena called 911 and was patched through to the Fri. A few minutes Tom s second Call came through. Are talking about flying the air plane into the Tom said to his who in turn told him what she knew about the two jets that had slammed into the world Trade Center towers. Tom asked several questions. He had to go. Followed for Deena was a balancing act. She dressed and fed the twins and the couple s 3-year old while watching events in new York unfold on television. Tom called Back to Tell her the Man who had been possibly the was dead. A former flight remembered her own training and urged Tom to keep a Low profile. Sit Down and Don t Call attention to she begged. He refused. In his final he told her that he and two other Pas sengers had decided to act rather than face certain death. Going to try to do he said. Jeremy Glick called his who was staying with her parents in upstate new York at she and her family were relieved to hear from nun. They had already heard about the attacks at the world Trade Center and had begun to worry. Or. Glick asked whether there had been such an attack his wife then told nun. In the ensuing 20-minute he calmed his wife As Best he joking that he and his fellow Passen Gers might assault the hijackers with butter knives from the inflight breakfast. Lyzbeth s Joanne make got on the cell phone with 911. And with state troopers taking Down or. Glick described the hijackers and mulled Over the Situa Tion. The troopers asked whether the plane was Over was it could he see anything below. Lyzbeth s Richard make by. Said the Call ended when the 6 foot-4 Jeremy told his wife about the plan to jump the about the same Todd Beamer was on an air phone to a get supervisor. Nine other Pas sengers and five flight attendants had been herded to the Back of the said or. Friend Doug who heard a Tran script of the Call. The rest of the Pas sengers were i first class. The Pilot and Copilot had been taken from the cockpit and were nowhere to be seen. Does t seem like they know How to Fly the or. Beamer said of the hijackers. His group was being guarded by new yorkers from Page visors. Monday was a Day for reopen Ings. Besides the City other government buildings and courthouses opened their doors. Life of the City goes and i encourage people to go about their mayor Rudolph Giuliani said sunday. They just had to step carefully. The narrow streets of the City s Southern tip Home to the City s financial and government sectors were crisscrossed with heavy Utility cables. Portable generators hummed on sidewalks Telephone and electric service was spotty. The Wail Street subway station was and Only subways on the East Side of downtown manhat a Man who claimed to have explosives strapped to his midsection. Or. A basketball and base Ball player in College and a take charge said he thought he and the others could the terrorist with the in the the supervisor could hear screaming. But or. Beamer s voice never wavered. Or. A devout and the get supervisor recited the lord s prayer. He made the super visor Promise she would Call his who is five months and his sons and 1. He wanted them to know he loved them dearly and that he did t think he d make it. Or. Beamer dropped the phone and was heard help me. Jesus help me. Are you let s knew what was going on they could die or they could try to Stop said Tom Lyzbeth Click s Uncle. Certainly had nothing to lose. At the Beamer the phone rang then moments rang once More. I picked it it was dead Lisa Beamer said. Feel fairly confident that it was Todd. It would be on his mind to Call to protect at her parents Lyzbeth Glick could t stand it anymore and handed the phone to her father. Hoping Jeremy or somebody will come Back and say it Richard Makely recalled. The silence lasted two then there was screaming. More followed by More screams. There was a mechanical followed by nothing. The family held the phone line open for two hours. On the around the West Ern Pennsylvania town of the terror of the world Trade Center attacks seemed appalling but Distant. At a Westmore land county emergency dispatcher fielded a Call from a passenger barricaded inside a bathroom aboard flight being Cleveland air traffic con trollers relayed a radar report to Johnstown Cambria county Airport that the plane had made an about face and was headed its Way. Authorities have assumed flight 93 was heading for a Washington landmark such As the White House or the Capitol. President Bush had Given the military the order to shoot Down any plane headed into the City. Shortly after 10 workers on farms and scrap Yards i Somerset looked up to see an air liner flying Low and erratic at an estimated 450 Mph. Bob Blair of was driving a Coal truck on state route 30 when he saw the Jet plummet barn window panes for half a mile around shattered As the Jet dived into a reclaimed strip mine and exploded at . Just watched with nay Mouth open As this yellow mushroom Cloud Rose up just like an atomic bomb Over the Hill where i like to go Hunt said John 72. Barefoot and i his he drove up the dirt Road to Rescue any one he could find. There would be nothing he could do. Including photographs and other papers that survived the was strewn Over a wide area. Residents have spent Days collecting it. Among the remnants May be the treasured family photos and records that Hilda Marcin packed for her trip. She had carefully swathed them with clothes in her Luggage. Is. P Hars had asked her Mother to bring pictures of mrs. Marcin s a German immigrant who moved his family to the United states when Hilda was 5 years old. The morning of the crash. Deena Burnett left her condominium believing her husband could t that he would soon come Home. After his last she did what she would do any other weekday she took the girls to school. By the time she she had Learned of her husband s Fate. Fri agents arrived at her Home. Later that Deena Burnett one of the hardest jobs any Mother can have explaining to her Chil Dren that their father was dead. Reporters Elizabeth Jim Charlie Vicki Haddock Sam Mcmanis and Bill Workman contributed to this by Scripps Howard news service. Tan were running. A new ferry ser vice carried passengers across the East River from the Borough of Brooklyn. Streets Are closed to vehicles and some thoroughfares Are blocked altogether. Telephone and electric service were police Headquarters was among the places with phone problems on monday morning. Felix Fajardo mopped the foyer of a Wall Street Law firm try ing to Clear off the film of Fine Gray dust that spread for sticking to shop awnings Over the Dennis president of Goin co. Brokerage planned to sleep at his office Down the Street from the nose just to be ready for what he feared would be a financially tumultuous and emotionally searing Day
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