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Today is the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. 11 years have come and gone;yet, the images, horror, anger, disgust, and disbelief roll right back into my... Posted on 9/11/12 at 5:01 AM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Online Resources for Teaching about 9/11
Here are some online resources for teaching about 9/11 from Thinkfinity, the Verizon Foundation and Parade Classroom.
September 11, 2011, marks the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers ... Posted on 9/6/11 at 9:00 AM
For a half-hour, the Boeing 747 and F-16 jet circled the Statue of Liberty and the Financial District near the World Trade Center site. Offices evacuated. Dispatchers were inundated with calls. Witnesses thought the planes were flying dangerously low. But the flyover was nothing but a photo op, apparently one of a series of flights to get pictures of the plane in front of national landmarks. It was carried out by the Defense Department with little warning, infuriating New York officials and putting the White House on the defense.
A Boeing 747 used by the president was escorted over lower Manhattan by two Air Force fighter jets this morning as part of a government photo opportunity, causing a brief panic among office workers near ground zero. Workers from several office buildings poured out onto the streets before they learned that the flights were innocuous.
Researchers tracking Sept. 11 responders who became ill after working at New York's World Trade Center site found many had lung problems years later in a study the au-thors said proves persistent illness in people exposed to toxic dust caused by the twin towers’ collapse.
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