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Metro Philadelphia 10 Year Anniversary  Edition
Metro Philadelphia 10 Year Anniversary  Edition
Metro Philadelphia 10 Year Anniversary  Edition
Metro Philadelphia 10 Year Anniversary  Edition
Metro Philadelphia 10 Year Anniversary  Edition
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Metro Philadelphia 10 Year Anniversary  Edition
Metro Philadelphia 10 Year Anniversary  Edition
Metro Philadelphia 10 Year Anniversary  Edition
Metro Philadelphia 10 Year Anniversary  Edition
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  1. 1. WEEKEND PHILADELPHIA September 9-11, 2011 www.metro.us #1 DAILY NEWSPAPER IN CENTER CITYWe remember {pages 10-13} Inside: Memorial poster honoring 9/11 victims THOMAS E. FRANKLIN/THE RECORD (BERGEN CO. NJ)/GETTY IMAGES
  2. 2. www.metro.us02 philadelphia #1 DAILY NEWSPAPER IN CENTER CITY WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2011 Council redrawing district boundaries1 RIKARD LARMA/METRO City Council introduced flect population shifts. the Northeast. The proposal A second proposal from two competing bills that After weeks of discussion would also divide up the Councilman Frank DiCicco change district boundaries and closed-door negotia- 56th Ward into two districts would put the entire 56th Thursday in its first session tions, a group of Council from the current three. Ward, a Democratic strong- back from summer recess. members proposed a com- “(There was) a lot of give hold, in O’Neill’s 10th dis- The top priority on Coun- promise map that would and take, and I’m taking a trict, a Republican. cil’s agenda is redistricting, augment the 7th District, lot and not getting much. Under law, Council must which requires the legisla- which currently winds But that’s part of reality,” pass a bill by Sept. 22 or go tive body to redraw bound- through North Philadel- Councilman Brian O’Neill O’Neill without pay until the issue aries every 10 years to re- phia, Kensington and into told KYW Newsradio. is resolved. SOLOMON D. LEACH Chaput takes over after rocky tenure G-R-E-E-N! GREEN! Archdiocese of Philadelphia installed its ninth archbishop yesterday METRO LIVE BLOGS during a ceremony at Cathedral of Peter and Paul Many supporters Green: FROM GROUND hope for stability after rocky end to Cardinal Justin Rigali’s tenure The color ZERO: Archbishop Charles Chaput GOT AN OPINION? POOL PHOTO of LOVEWWW.METRO.US took his position as POST YOUR COMMENTS: CENTER CITY. The iconic WWW.METRO.US/PHL /911 Philadelphia’s new Catholic fountain at LOVE Park spiritual leader Thursday in changed to a light greenMetro will be an installation ceremony. in honor of the upcom-providing continuous Onlookers gathered in ing start to the Philadel-Sept. 11 coverage all front of the Basilica of our members are young. phia Eagles’ season.weekend long and Saints Peter and Paul, trav- They could be out doing The season startslive blogging from eling from as far as Vir- anything in the world, but Sunday with a game atthe World Trade ginia and Connecticut. they’re here today.” St. Louis, where theCenter on Sunday Some wielded picket signs, Chaput was previously Rams will host Mikefor the 10-year others carried instruments the Archbishop of Denver Vick and the rest ofmemorial service. and sang songs of praise. and succeeds Cardinal what backup quarter- “I feel it is important for Justin Rigali, who, at 75, back Vince Young de- us to be out here so the has reached the Vatican-fa- scribed as a “dream new archbishop sees the vored age of retirement. team.” The downtown ONLINE support he has from all “The Catholic Church is park’s water color is TODAY parts of the church,” said an institution that needs often dyed to commem- Maria Genstorfer, 23, of support,” said Mark Pen- orate events. METRO Plainfield, N.J. Along with nington, who runs a transi- WWW.METRO.US/ many of those gathered, tional living house in Bris- MIXTAPE THE EMERGENCE Genstorfer is a member of tol. “I’m here to pray for BPT reform OF A ROCK RECLUSE Neocatechumenal Way, a Catholic organization that the archbishop and for the city of Philadelphia.” begins again emphasizes evangelizing “It’s important to live CITY HALL. Council WWW.METRO.US/ and service. life helping, not walking members Maria THEWORD “We also are here to sup- around with signs saying Quinones-Sanchez and TERESA GIUDICE’S port the diocese. Many feel someone else should help.” Bill Green introduced a VOW RENEWAL Cardinal Rigali descends the steps inside the that the church is dead and bill that would reform full of old people,” said Nick ALEX WIGGLESWORTH cathedral as his successor, Chaput, looks on. the city’s consistently WWW.METRO.US/ Boynton, 31. “But most of awigglesworth@metro.us admonished business ORANGE privilege tax, which EXTRA GUM GOES RIKARD LARMA/METRO critics describe as ALL WILLY WONKA Questioning “[Chaput] is a step back- ward because he’s more of victims their time in court,” Hoatson said. discouraging to economic growth in Chaput the same,” said Robert Hoatson of Newark, N.J., a “There are two bills now in the Pennsylvania legisla- Philadelphia. Under the proposal, Outside the ceremony in priest permanently sus- ture that I know he will there would be an ex- the rain, members of the pended from practicing in not support. He will put emption from the National Survivor 2005 for protesting. “If millions into opposing gross receipts and net Advocates Coalition and there is no progress, them. He’s not here to income parts of the tax Road to Recovery, Inc. car- there’s regression.” change corruption into for the first $100,000 of ried signs bearing names “When he was in Den- compassion or support vic- receipts of all busi- Sex abuse still haunts. and pictures of priest sex ver, he opposed legislation tims. He’s here to tow the nesses. METRO/SDL abuse victims. that would give sex abuse party line.” METRO/AW
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  4. 4. www.metro.us 04 WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2011Pa. on high alertthanks to flooding Gov. Corbett coincidentally raised state emergencylevel to highest since 9/11 Six of SEPTA’s RegionalRail lines suspended until this morning at the earliest RIKARD LARMA/METROThe Delaware Valley and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.much of the Northeast con- Roughly 100,000 peopletinued to get walloped by were evacuated in thethe one-two punch from Wilkes-Barre area, and atHurricane Irene and the lat- least three deaths had beenest storm as flooding caused attributed to the storm as ofroad closures, mass transit Thursday, officials said.delays and evacuations all “We face a public healthacross the region. emergency, because sewage The flooding closed sev- treatment plants are under-eral roadways Thursday water and no longer work-morning and afternoon, in- The train’s stationary. ing,’’ Corbett said from thecluding portions of Roo- Pennsylvania Emergencysevelt Boulevard and Inter- Management Agency head-state 76, resulting in a tral and northeastern Penn- quarters in Harrisburg.headache for commuters. sylvania prompted Gov. “Flood water is toxic andSEPTA was forced to sus- Tom Corbett to raise the polluted. If you don’t havepend service on six of its Re- state’s alert to its highest to be in it, keep out.’’gional Rail lines until Friday possible level for emergencydue to high water and debris. response — the highest the SOLOMON D. LEACH The devastation in cen- commonwealth has seen sleach@metro.us
  5. 5. www.metro.us WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2011 05 Where else can you RIKARD LARMA/METRO eat your Weather. Swamped roads homework? Culinary Career today! We offer: Scan to request more career education Kristen Manka and her dog Gary navigated Kelly Drive near Midvale Avenue during a lull in the rain Thursday afternoon.Traffic snarled with roads underwater Call now!Many of the citys main thoroughfares and highways led commuters in western andnorthwestern parts of the city, as well as from suburbs, to take up to a couple hours 888.215.2655Thursday morning for what are normally 15- to 30-minute drives. From a mudslide www.starcareeracademy.comon the Schuylkill Expressway to detours on Roosevelt Boulevard, drivers were stillreeling by Thursday night as they headed home. METRO For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information please visit our website at www.starcareeracademy.com/faq Fall In with Jefferson at the Navy Yard To help keep you and your family healthy this season and throughout the year, Jefferson at the Navy Yard has scheduled a fall calendar of free health education seminars. Monday, September 12 Join us on each of these dates at: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Jefferson at the Navy Yard Straight Talk about Prostate Cancer: What You Need 3 Crescent Drive, Suite 100 to Know about Your PSA, Treatments and More Philadelphia, PA 19112 Refreshments will be served. Monday, October 10 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Seating is limited. Registration is required. Why That So-Called “Cold” Won’t Go Away: To register or make an appointment, call The Facts about Sinusitis or visit www.JeffersonHospital.org/navyyard 6:15 p.m. – 7 p.m. How to Stop That Ringing in Your Ears: Traditional and Alternative Treatments for Tinnitus Tuesday, November 15 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Overview of Pain Medicine www.JeffersonHospital.org/navyyard 1- 800 -JEFF - NOW
  6. 6. www.metro.us 06 news #1 DAILY NEWSPAPER IN CENTER CITY WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2011Jobs plan includes 100 million JOE RAEDLE/GETTY IMAGES Business. Google activetax cuts, spending users on Twitter SAN FRANCISCO. Only about Obama hopes American Jobs Act will be OK’d by end half of Twitter’s 200 million-plus registeredof the year Says it’s time to end the ‘political circus’ members log on daily, but the microblogging websitePresident Barack Obama vest and hire there will be is chalking up growth of Quotedsaid on Thursday the Unit- customers for their prod- 40 percent every quartered States faces a “national ucts and services. You in mobile device usage,crisis” and pressed Con- “It’s a major should pass this jobs plan Chief Executive Dick Cos-gress to urgently pass a leadership moment right away,” Obama said in tolo said on Thursday.jobs package of tax cuts for Obama. He’s a televised speech. Twitter, one of a coterieand government spending running out of Taking aim at Republi- of Internet social network-he is proposing to revive cans who have consistently ing services like Facebookthe stalled economy. months before opposed his initiatives, and Google Inc.’s The cost of Obamas voters settle in on Obama said it was time to While much of Zagat’s content is free and available embryonic “Google+”, is to anyone, some content remains behind a paywall andplan would be $447 billion, whether his “stop the political circus it was unclear if Google would remove it. gearing up for a hotly an-a Senate Democratic aide and actually do something ticipated initial public of-told Reuters. presidency has to help the economy.” fering. But Costolo told re- With his poll numbers failed.” Obama, who pushed porters they would do soat new lows amid voterfrustration with 9.1 per- TERRY MADONNA, POLITICAL SCIENTIST AT FRANKLIN AND through an $800 billion economic stimulus package Zagat bought by Google only on their own terms. “We want to be able tocent unemployment, Oba- MARSHALL COLLEGE in 2009, said his American remain independent, growma was poised to use a Jobs Act would cut taxes for Google Inc. has bought Zagat, the popular dining the business the way wehigh-stakes address to Con- hill fight with Republicans. workers and businesses and recommendations and ratings authority. Zagat, want to and not be behold-gress to pitch a sweeping “It will provide a jolt to put more construction which polls consumers and compiles reviews about en to public markets untileconomic plan that is criti- an economy that has workers and teachers on restaurants around the world, will be a cornerstone we feel like we want tocal to his re-election stalled and give companies the job through infrastruc- of Google’s “local offering” in tandem with its be,” Costolo said atchances but he faces an up- confidence that if they in- ture projects. REUTERS mapping services and core search engine. REUTERS Twitter’s offices. REUTERS Scientists LONDON. British scientists targeted pain-killing type of pain known as ten have little or no GET MORE find gene have identified a gene re- medicines. neuropathic pain, which respite because of the sponsible for regulating Scientists from is linked to nerve damage lack of effective medica- METRO ONLINE controlling chronic pain, called Cambridge University and often very difficult to tions,” said Peter HCN2, and say their dis- said that if drugs could be control with currently McNaughton of WWW.METRO.US READ MORE AND chronic pain covery should help drug designed to block the pro- available drugs. Cambridge’s pharmacolo- POST YOUR COMMENTS researchers in their tein produced by the “Individuals suffering gy department, who led search for more effective, gene, they could treat a from neuropathic pain of- the study. REUTERSNOT JUST BARBECUE COMING FROM TEXAS W If I were President Obama, I’d be chief executives have come from the land on e can figure some of the reasons worried about Rick Perry. Not the Brazos. A thundering herd of for The Texas Effect. It has one Opinion because he has shot up in polls like Congressional types, of the largest state economies in a cork-bobber in a catfish pond. Not political the country, one of the largest commentators and ac- populations and only California TOM because he has excited some corners of the Republican Party more than Quoted tivists, too, have charged out of Texas has more electoral votes. But the prime reason Texans seem so good FOREMAN Michele Bachmann running a charter “The prime to hook headlines and at commanding national attention, I think, POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT bus to the Cracker Barrel. But rather, produce some of the is that they are crazy. I mean this in the most FOR CNN because he is from Texas. reason Texans most memorable mo- flattering way. Texans think big and bold. seem so good ments Ann Richards, in politics. Ross They have outsized dreams, and they don’t T Perot, hesitate to pursue them, even when he Lone Star State has long played an at commanding Tom Delay, Lloyd conventional wisdom tells them they outsized role in national politics. For national “You’re no Jack should, much like Barack Obama in the last reasons that resist full explanation attention, I Kennedy!” Bentsen; presidential race. (much like the career of Carrot Top), the list, like a summer None of this means Rick Perry will win Texas has produced a steady supply think, is that drive to Houston in an the election — or even his party’s of political players who have no qualms they are crazy.” old DeSoto, just goes nomination. But you can bet your jingly about strolling into the White House, kicking FOREMAN on and on. spurs that he’ll make the race more interest- their boots up onto the desk and declaring, Sure, Virginia, Ohio ing. Texans always do. “By doggie, I lahk this ‘ere round office. and New York have produced more Think I’ll git me one!” presidents overall, but you have to go way – CNN’s Tom Foreman is a regular on Eisenhower, Johnson, and of course both back in history to round up all those names; “AC360°”/www.ac360.com and “The Situation Room.” Bushes claimed Texas roots, meaning that and seriously, does anyone even care about Metro does not endorse the opinions of the author, or any opinions expressed on its pages. since World War II, one third of our nation’s the Hayes administration anymore? Opposing viewpoints are welcome. Send 300-word submissions to letters@metro.us.
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  8. 8. www.metro.us 08 news #1 DAILY NEWSPAPER IN CENTER CITY WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2011Fashion icon is fined PASCAL LE SEGRETAIN/GETTY IMAGESfor anti-semitic slurs John Galliano has been convicted by a French court for statementsdisparaging Jews Analysis: Can the ex-Dior head continue his career?6,000 euros — that’s the “An icon has been de-price disgraced fashion de- bunked, and it was all his What’s next? by the number of sympa-signer John Galliano will fault,” reacted Yves Bed- thetic stories about hishave to pay for anti- douk, attorney of one of In fashion, timing is downfall, the answer is yes.semitic slurs uttered at the the victims. “And that’s the everything. So the irony is He may never head anotherLa Perle bar in Paris. real price for him.” lost on no one that John couture house, but the ma- The court decided to Hamelle thanked the Galliano’s guilty verdict for jority of the fashion world’s“impose on him a penalty court at the Palais de Jus- a series of racist rants was top editors, stylists and cor-of a suspended fine, so the tice. “The court here took announced on the first day porates will forgive him.fine will not actually have into account ... the fact that of the Spring/Summer ‘12 Many already have, comingto be paid,” his lawyer, Au- he was sick at the time of ready-to-wear shows. to his defense with soundrelien Hamelle, said on the event of a triple addic- bites about how he isn’tThursday. The former cre- tion to alcohol. Now Mr. This happened just days normally an anti-Semite (isative director for the Dior Galliano is ... looking for- after Karl Lagerfeld en- it possible to turn that onfashion house will, howev- ward to the future and hope dorsed Marc Jacobs as Gal- and off?)er, have to pay a symbolic that people will, with time, liano’s replacement at Dior And presumably, shoppersone-euro fine to each of understand and forgive.” in an exclusive interview will pardon him too. Histhe victims who have been with Metro. Clearly, fashion wedding dress for Kateinsulted and to each of the AURÉLIE SARROT has moved on. Moss, featured in American John Galliano walks the runway for Christian Dior duringfive local associations that letters@metro.us But the question is, will Gal- Vogue, was a blogosphere the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011.took civil action. METRO WORLD NEWS IN PARIS liano do the same? Judging hit. MWN/KH MENTION AD FOR EXTRA DISCOUNT Please scan for website
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  10. 10. 10 9/11: 10 YEARS LATERMESSAGES OFREMEMBRANCE Words matter Those of ordinary Americans have filled Metro’s pages as we mark the10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks But at times of national crisis, it is often the words of ALEX WIGGLESWORTHour leaders that matter most Here, they reflect on a decade that changed America awigglesworth@metro.us FROM POLITICAL LEADERS “This Sunday, as we put patriotism ahead of reflect back on the past, partisanship, there is no let us remember not only challenge that this coun- the agony and anguish of try can’t meet. That –“[Sept. 11] is very compli- attack on the twin towers the attacks but how we that is the ultimatecated because it was the and on Washington and channeled our pain into lesson of our past decade.worst day in my life, over the skies of Pa. hap- something positive and And I believe the “As we approach the 10th responsibility, and every-worst day in the life of my pened. ... It is a defining powerful. Let us remem- ultimate way we can anniversary of the Sept. one plays an importantcity — to some extent, I event for us; and right ber not only the day that honor those we lost is to 11, 2001, terrorist role in helping to keepimagine, the country or now, as we enter into the time stood still — but the apply that lesson to all attacks, the safety and se- our communities safepretty close to the worst second decade of the 21st decade we have spent re- the challenges our curity of the American and secure. We remindday for the country. And century, it’s the most covering, rebuilding and nation faces. So that the public remains our high- our federal, state [and] lo-in some ways it was the defining event — and it’s renewing. Let us remem- legacy of 9/11 will be felt est priority. While threats cal partners, and the pub-greatest day, the most glo- had tremendous implica- ber not only how the not just here in Lower remain, our nation is lic, to remain vigilant andrious day because of the tions for us, and it’s hav- towers fell, but how we Manhattan but across stronger than it was on to report any suspiciousdisplay of bravery and for- ing implications for us rose up – determined to each and every one of 9/11, more prepared to activity to local lawtitude and strength that that we still don’t quite defend our freedoms. our 50 states for decades confront evolving threats enforcementpeople showed. ... Every- understand.” And let us remember and centuries to come.” and more resilient than authorities.”one remembers where RUDOLPH GIULIANI, FORMER NEW that when we unite as NEW YORK CITY MAYOR MICHAEL ever before. ... Homeland JANET NAPOLITANO, SECRETARYthey were when the YORK CITY MAYOR Americans, and when we BLOOMBERG security is a shared OF HOMELAND SECURITY “I think no one has every day. These 911.METRO.US lost sight of fact this passengers gave is the final resting the last measure of place of 40 heroes, their lives for and they’ll be there people in forever. This is their Washington. sacred ground. ... Continually and to You never know this day, I will be when you’ll be always moved by called on to do an what they did and YOUR SITE FOR 9/11 NEWS act of courage, but their sacrifice.” ADD YOUR OWN TRIBUTE in the meantime, GENE STILP, AND MEMORIES we can do little acts FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL ACTIVIST
  11. 11. www.metro.us WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2011 11 PHOTOS: GETTY IMAGES From the From a service leader From a former president “As firefighters and emer- president gency medical personnel, “S we deal with a crisis as it happens. We pull people ept. the 11 was a out of burning buildings, monumental we administer first aid, day in our we get their hearts beat- nation’s history. ing again. We deal with It was a significant day the first wave of trauma. and it obviously changed Mental health profession- my presidency. I went als are there for the from being a president second wave of trauma. that was primarily They are the ones who focused on domestic come in and help after issues to a wartime presi- we’ve gone home. They dent, something I never help with the problems anticipated nor my staff members to pro- and I’m intently listening that are not visible to the something I ever wanted vide help to New York to the lesson. And I felt a naked eye — suffered to be. I had been notified City, whatever help they presence behind me. And both by victims and first that a plane hit the needed to take care of Andy Cards’s Massachu- responders. These World Trade Center. At this incident and then setts accent was whisper- problems might seem less first I thought it was a walked into the ing in my ear, ‘A second critical, but they are actu- light aircraft and my re- classroom. The classroom plane has hit the second ally harder to deal with, action was, man, either was full of kids who were tower. America is under and they don’t disappear the weather was bad or reading. And in the back attack.’” in a day.” FDNY COMMISSIONER something extraordinary of the classroom was a FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT SALVATORE J. CASSANO, ON happened to the pilot. I full press corps and GEORGE BUSH, AS TOLD TO MHA-NYC’S 9/11 HEALING AND then informed some of staffers and some adults NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC REMEMBRANCE PROJECT FROM RELIGIOUS LEADERS “T “ A his anniversary s the Tenth An- not only took thousands offers us an op- “9/11 impacted the niversary of the of innocent lives but im- portunity to re- American Muslim 9/11 attacks ap- pacted millions of flect the values community in two proaches, Jewish people. One cannot, in of the God to whom we ways. The attacks were individuals and families fact, begin to adequately have given our allegiance. on our country and will join others in various quantify the fallout after Let us remember those faith. As we grieved communal observances the evil of that day —“T who were lost and memori- for the lives of the and memorials. The psychologically, spiritual- his Sept. 11, great challenges as a na- alize this day by innocent, we had to death and devastation of ly, socially, economically, Michelle and I tion. We’re emerging committing our lives to deal with our faith Sept. 11 impacted people politically, etc. Life has will join the from the worst econom- ‘the things that make for of virtually every continued — there have being tarnished. It has commemora- ic crisis in our lifetimes. peace’ — drawing closer to religious and ethnic back- been joyous moments,tions at Ground Zero, in We’re taking the fight to those who suffer, cultivat- been a challenge for ground, and so it is creative achievements,Shanksville and at the al-Qaeda, ending the ing understanding in the many Muslims; certainly fitting that we scientific advances and soPentagon. But even if war in Iraq and starting midst of suspicion, finding however, 9/11 did come together across so- much more over thisyou can’t be in New to bring our troops truth in the arguments of start a national cial divisions and join decade— but it is notYork, Pennsylvania or home from Afghanistan. those with whom we conversation about one another in wrong to reflect on theVirginia, every And we’re working to re- disagree, embracing some Islam’s place in remembering and affirm- attacks on 9/11 as a hur-American can be part of build the foundation of measure of personal sacri- America. After 10 ing our kinship. ... On ban — a devastation —this anniversary. Once our national strength fice today to make a better years, I am confident 9/11, the horrible attacks and to reach into our pastagain, 9/11 will be a Na- here at home. None of world for our children and that the conversation for tools to approach thetional Day of Service and this will be easy. And it grandchildren tomorrow. present.” has reinforced ourRemembrance. And in can’t be the work of gov- Let us gather one decade RABBI SIMKHA Y. WEINTRAUB,the days and weeks ernment alone. As we from now — not amidst the nation’s pluralism.” LCSW, RABBINIC DIRECTOR,ahead, folks across the saw after 9/11, the ruins of all that has been RUGIATU CONTEH, OUTREACH SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS JEWISH BOARD OF FAMILY ANDcountry – in all 50 states strength of America has torn down — but in the AND COMMUNICATIONS AND MESSAGES ONLINE CHILDREN’S SERVICES AT THE NEW– will come together, in always been the charac- midst of that new world of DIRECTOR, COUNCIL ON WWW.METRO.US YORK JEWISH HEALING CENTER, ONtheir communities and ter and compassion of peace and security for all, AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS, APPROACHING THE 10TH YARHZEITneighborhoods, to hon- our people. So as we which we have built up PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER OF 9/11 AS JEWISH FAMILIESor the victims of 9/11 mark this solemn together.” PAX CHRISTI USAand to reaffirm the anniversary, let’s “Tstrength of our nation summon that spirit oncewith acts of service and more. And let’s show en years ago, of thousands more people ing, which responds with pen, when these are usedcharity. ... Even the that the sense of members of al- have been killed. New York gratitude to these alterna- to provoke prejudice andsmallest act of service, common purpose that Qaeda used four Yearly Meeting of the Reli- tives. ... We testify to the hatred. Neither will we bethe simplest act of kind- we need in America passenger gious Society of Friends world that we disown all silenced by fear when weness, is a way to honor doesn’t have to be a aircraft as weapons to kill (Quakers) urges everyone wars and fighting with are called to witnessthose we lost; a way to fleeting moment. It can nearly 3,000 people on to recognize this anniver- outward weapons for any against evil masqueradingreclaim that spirit of be a lasting virtue — not Sept. 11, 2001. The United sary as an occasion to cause whatsoever. These as good. We seek to build aunity that followed 9/11. just on one day, but States government’s remember that there are are never necessary. There world in which a justOn this 10th every day.” response was to answer vi- always alternatives to vio- are no “just wars.” Among peace is possible.” RELIGIOUSanniversary, we still face PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA olence with violence. In lence and that there is a the weapons we renounce SOCIETY OF FRIENDS (QUAKERS), the ensuing wars, hundreds Spirit in every human be- are the tongue and the NEW YORK YEARLY MEETING
  12. 12. 12 9/11: 10 YEARS LATER ‘Facing the horror directly gave us a common purpose’ Diana Ogilvie, a musician for the US Navy band based in Washington, DC gives an exclusive account to Metro of the birthday she will never forget ROBERT TURTIL/AFP/GETTY IMAGES BY DIANA OGILVIE MUSICIAN FOR THE US NAVY BAND BASED IN WASHINGTON, D.C. A view from the executive offices of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington D.C., shows the White House in the foreground and a cloud of smoke billowing from the Pentagon after it was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001.I ‘9/11 was awoke to a day like any were clogged and we other, save for the fact Quoted weren’t able to send or re- past the White House, see- our Pearl that it was my birth- ceive calls. ing people run out and day. I left for work a lit- “Life as we had Not long after, our com- people moving everyone,”tle later than normal. In known it had been manding officer addressed says Payne.the car I nonchalantlytuned the radio to the sta- forever changed. the troops. He said that life as we had known it had Harbor This started his walk home — shared by tens oftion on which I depend tonavigate my way through Our nation would never be able to been forever changed. Our nation would never be able moment — thousands of other Wash- ington workers who hadthe notorious traffic ofWashington, D.C. As I ap- go back to the to go back to the innocent times we had enjoyed be- we knew no other way of reaching their homes. “I stopped inproached the city, thenews flash of the crash at innocent times we had enjoyed before fore this day. Listening to him was a surreal experi- we had Payne [upscale neighborhood] Georgetown, where thethe first of the twin towershit the airwaves. I immedi- this day.” ence, but facing the horror directly gave us a common enemies’ bars were open. They were packed with people watch-ately felt a sense of dread purpose. U.S. Justice Department calls. “And then we ing the news on TV.” Then,and thought it was a ter- Eventually, the base was employee recalls the day of realized that we might be crossing over the bridge,rorist act even while the opened and personnel chaos and panic near the next.” Rumors soon he saw the smoke risingannouncer called it a freak were allowed to go home. White House on 9/11 swirled that the White from the Pentagon. “9/11 Aaccident. Our family trickled home, House and the State was our Pearl Harbour mo- Subdued and anxious, I changed people with no llen Payne worked Department had been at- ment,” he reflects. “Wehurried to my military du- co-workers and I could see interest in celebrating at the Justice tacked. Government work- knew we had enemies andty station in Washington smoke billowing in the dis- birthdays, only shock at Department, in a ers were soon told to go knew they could beand arrived shortly after tance from the direction of the events of the day. Seek- building two home as heavily armed po- unconventional, but whothe second strike. All en- the U.S. Capitol building, ing comfort that dark blocks from the White lice cordoned off the area, could have expected this?trances and exits to the and we heard reports of night, I walked outside and House. “We were shocked backed up by helicopters We used to think we werebase were sealed for securi- another incoming plane, looked up into the eerily and angry when the and armed vehicles. “It insulated from violence.”ty purposes soon after. My but communication lines still and silent sky. planes hit the WTC”, he re- was frightening walking ELISABETH BRAW
  13. 13. www.metro.us WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2011 13 Your memories 911.METRO.US 9/11 MEMORIAL Sunday is the 10-year EVENTS IN anniversary ofSome of themany messages 9/11 Eventsreaders posted to held aroundMetro’s 9/11memorial site at911.metro.us YOUR SITE FOR 9/11 NEWS PHILADELPHIA the area to rememberTroy Moslemi Commemorative CeremonyMy son’s due date was SHARE at Independence Mallon 9/11, and I was at a YOUR OWN Sept. 10 5:30-7 p.m.court hearing trying to TRIBUTE AND Independence Mallget a case continued so I MEMORIES At Sixth Street betweencould attend the birth Candlelight vigil at The Chestnut and Marketof my son. A few Garden of Reflection Join Mayor Michael Nutterminutes before 9 a.m., I 7:30 p.m. and members of the Philadel-was listening to a Mia- Lower Makefield, phia community as they paymi DJ talk about an “air- Jill Perkins Bucks County tribute to the 10th anniversaryplane accident” in New I remember I was only 2,973 candles were made in of Sept. 11.York, but I had to rush in eighth grade when it remembrance for all those weinto the courthouse to happened. I grew up in lost. A vigil gives us a chance Team Red White and Bluebe at the hearing on the aftermath of 9/11. to pray for a loved one, but Moving Tributetime. What an eerie day. I re- more practically to show they 8:30 a.m. member my dad told are never alone. Please join us No matter where you’reDoug Scalise me on 9/11 “look at the to light a candle, say a prayer going to be on Sunday, pleaseI remember visiting TV screen ... because by and remember. join Team Red, White & BlueGround Zero for the the end of the week and make a “moving tribute”first time when I that image will be to honor those lost on 9/11,moved to NYC, a group branded in there forev- the servicemen and womenbroke out into the er.” I can still close my Sept. 11 who have been killed ornational anthem, and it eyes and picture it. wounded since 9/11 — andreally hit me how much all their families. Bythis single event Jennifer Utterback Annual Remembrance committing to walk, run, bikeimpacted all of us. It I remember getting out Ceremony or hike on Sept. 11, we arewill continue to rever- of the shower and 8:30 a.m. carving out time on this 10thberate forever and we thinking that some “pi- Garden of Reflection anniversary to reflect uponwon’t forget those that lot” had made a terrible Memorial Park the tremendous sacrifice sowere lost to this wrong decision. I still 1950 Woodside Road many Americans have made.tragedy. remember going to my Yardley, Pa. Team RWB has people from office in Mexico and On the morning of Sept. 11, all over the world, includingMike Krohmaly crying as I continued to the Garden of Reflection’s me- soldiers deployed to[I] was sick that day lay- watch the coverage morial ceremony will begin Afghanistan, who are joininging in bed. Mother with huge speculation 8:46 a.m. with the ringing of a us in our mission to honorcalled me to turn on the and looking to make fire bell marking the chrono- and remember. Wenews, at that moment some sense out of the logical events when the four encourage you to spread thethe second plane unthinkable. My heart attacks took place. Interfaith word and make this tribute incrashed into the tower. went out and continues prayers will be offered by reli- groups, and where possible to[I] continued to watch to go out to all of the gious leaders after each mo- meet at 8:30 a.m. to hold afor several days. Just re- families. The amazing ment is remembered. Names moment of silence at 8:46member how close display of courage and of Bucks County’s victims will a.m. — when the North Towereveryone became to solidarity is the only les- be read while a flower is was first attacked.each other during those son I can find in this placed. A presentation of ourweeks and months great tragedy. Memorial Wreath to honor all Penn Museum Presentsafter. I live an hour west 2973 victims of the attacks will place with guest speakers, a commemorate the 10th Memorial Display andof Shanksville Pa., I re- Annemarie Heeran be laid concluding our special flag folding ceremony, anniversary of the Sept. 11 Related Programmingmember hearing fighter Never Forget my broth- ceremony at approximately playing of “Taps,” and a bell tragedy. Throughout the day, Sept. 11 — An Afternoonjets scramble over my er Charles Frances 10:10 a.m. tolling in memorial for fallen other activities will take place Remembrancehouse on that night. Xavier Heeran (Tower 1, firefighters. on Independence Mall and in Ten years to the day that twoWill be a scar forever. Cantor Fitzgerald.) Day of Remembrance nearby venues, ensuring a hijacked planes crashed into GOD BLESS all the Fireman’s Tribute Walk National Day of large turnout of potential vol- the twin towers of the WorldLuisa Caro-Taveras 9/11 Families. I lost my 9:30 a.m.-noon Remembrance Civic unteers. The day will conclude Trade Center in New York City,I can remember that brother when I was a Fireman’s Hall Museum Engagement Expo with a public ceremony featur- Penn Museum marks themorning, as if it were junior in college ... hard Second and Quarry Street 2-5 p.m. ing Mayor Michael Nutter and solemn occasion with twoyesterday ... and the to believe it will be 10 Firefighters, police officers, Independence Mall special guests. special programs Sept. 11, anddays that followed, years! My wish is to city officials, veterans, and Nonprofits from throughout one Oct. 12 — and a powerfulhow hope became de- have one more conver- others will commemorate the the Philadelphia region are Interfaith Prayer Gathering display, Excavating Groundspair and then hope sation with him to tell 10th anniversary of the Sept. invited to host information ta- 4 p.m. Zero: Fragments from 9/11, onagain; when strangers him I love him. I would 11, 2001, “Attack on America.” bles showcasing their ongoing Arch Street Friends Meeting view through Nov. 6, 2011.became friendly faces never in my life think This event will include a volunteer opportunities. In House The program and the displayand we all shared the this would happen to march from the Fireman’s Hall previous years, organizations Fourth and Arch streets offer visitors a timelysame pain and the my family. This has Museum at Second and Quar- that participated in the civic Please join the Religious Lead- opportunity to remember —same strength. All changed me so much. ry streets to the Betsy Ross engagement expo recruited ers Council of Greater and reflect anew. On Sunday,those beautiful souls LIVE, LAUGH & LOVE! House at Third and Arch more than 400 volunteers. Philadelphia for a prayer gath- Sept. 11, 2011, Penn Museumwatch over us now. NEVER FORGET! streets. A program of The Civic Engagement Expo is ering of memory and hope on offers pay-what-you-want commemoration will take a part of a larger effort to the 10th anniversary of 9/11. admission.

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