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Tribune architecture criticWhen the hijackers slipped undetected through the security checkpoint at the Portland, Maine, airport at 5:45 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, Americans had no clue of the horrors that were about to unfold that day -- or that the nation was about to enter a new...
The video is hard to forget. Columbine High School, April 20th, 1999. Students scramble as two armed classmates kill thirteen and wound 23 more. Monday will mark the 10th anniversary. For the past two decades, Dallas Veterans Administration and UT...
Today's topic: Richard Poplawski, the alleged gunman in the April 4 Pittsburgh shootings, reportedly obtained his weapons legally. Jiverly Wong, who killed 13 people in New York state on April 4, also bought his guns legally, having passed background...
Tags: Crimes, Death, Nevada, Tragedy (genre), Massacres
Tribune staff reporterFear gripped the heart and shattered the nerves of America on Tuesday as an anxious nation reacted with disbelief and horror to the carnage from terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. The destruction of both towers of the World Trade Center, a key...
Tribune staff reportersTo make a statement about the resiliency of Chicagoans in the face of crisis, city leaders urged workers to head back to their offices Wednesday, a day after terrorists unleashed an unprecedented attack upon the U.S. "I think they can go to work--they...
Baltimore SunTom Ridge opens the White House Office of Homeland Security today, one day after the U.S. military strike that has likely raised the nation's need for protection to new heights. He will have a staff of roughly 100 aides on loan from a variety of...
Tags: FEMA, Terrorism, Condoleezza Rice, Defense, Indiana
Chicago Tribune architecture criticMany of his fellow structural engineers were stunned when the twin towers of the World Trade Center crashed to the ground on Sept. 11. But not W. Gene Corley, the suburban Chicago structural engineer who is heading the federal investigation into the...
Chicago Tribune staff reportersBefore that fateful day, Chris Strout had an interesting but not especially demanding job managing content on Aon Corp.'s Web site. Then some hijackers plowed a jet into the insurance giant's offices in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, and his life,...
Baltimore Sun StaffWith America now on alert for imminent terrorist attacks, former federal agents acting as consultants to private industry say widespread security lapses have left no shortage of targets. While the Bush administration has sharply focused public...
Sun StaffThe outpouring of more than half a billion dollars to help families of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is prompting debate among the agencies that have lined up to help -- from the best way to give out money to how solicitations should be...
Tags: Death, American Red Cross, Terrorism, New York City, Disasters
Comparing the work of Gore Vidal--22 novels, five plays, numerous screenplays and hundreds of essays--with, say, the highly publicized grumblings of Cornel West over whether Harvard or Princeton was a more congenial academic environment for an African...
Tags: Death, Terrorism, Saddam Hussein, Arts and Culture, Defense
Tribune foreign correspondentPESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Behind the high walls that surround the Darwesh mosque lies a tightly constricted universe where young taliban--the Arabic word for students--are taught the perfection of Islam and the perfidy of the West. The Darwesh mosque and its...
Tags: Judaism, Death, Cults and Sects, Terrorism, Islam
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