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Recovery: Homeland security deputies appointed

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SUMMARY:

The new homeland security director officially appointed two top lieutenants to protect against domestic terrorism. One will combat cyber attacks, and the other will serve as President Bush's main adviser on global matters related to terrorism.

Bush's homeland security czar, former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, joined National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice to make the announcements Tuesday at a government office building next to the White House.

UPDATE:

Richard Clarke, already on the National Security Council as a special adviser for cyber security, will take over a new post in charge of combating cyber terrorism. Retired Army Gen. Wayne Downing, an expert on counterterrorism, was tapped as deputy national security adviser for counterterrorism. (Full story)

Increasing numbers of men and women are stepping up to work for the United States in this time of need -- but getting the job is the same long paper trail it was before the attacks.

Job inquiries to the armed services, law enforcement and some other government agencies have more than doubled since September 11, and job openings specifically related to the terrorist attacks have attracted the interest of thousands. (Full story)

The Federal Aviation Administration is limiting the amount of luggage passengers can carry onto aircraft, in an effort to further tighten security at U.S. airports.

Passengers now are limited to one carry-on bag and one personal article such as a purse or a briefcase. In addition, passengers must be prepared to present a local, state, or federal government-issued identification card at the boarding gate, along with the boarding pass. (Full story)

Americans should have a "heightened sense of awareness" in the wake of U.S.-led military strikes in Afghanistan but should not "panic" or alter their normal activities, Attorney General John Ashcroft said.

Law enforcement agencies at federal, state and local levels have been put on a high state of alert, and a variety of new security measures are being put into effect across the nation. (Full story)

Some of New York City's best students walked back into school on Tuesday for the first time since they looked out their classroom windows to see the nearby World Trade Center come under attack.

The reopening of Stuyvesant came as National Guard troops took their posts at bridges, tunnels and train hubs across the city. Officials said New Yorkers -- and all Americans -- should get used to living in an atmosphere of heightened security. (Full story)

The Nasdaq composite index fell for the first time in six sessions late Tuesday, hurt by a slide in Microsoft, which suffered a setback in its antitrust case. (Full story)


  •  Summary

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  •  Key questions

  •  Impact



REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS

  •  Emergency information

  •  Partial list of victims

  •  Victims story archives

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 RESOURCES
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KEY QUESTIONS:

Are security breaches common at U.S. airports? What is the government doing to improve airport safety? Click for more

How is Congress helping out in the recovery process? Click for more

Are children able to grasp the severity of the September 11 attacks? How are they coping? Click for more

Will firefighters take greater precautions in rushing into burning buildings in the aftermath of the attacks? Click for more

How long will it take to reopen the damaged section of the Pentagon? At what cost? Click for more

What will happen to the World Trade Center site? Click for more

What measures will be taken to try to prevent a recurrence of such attacks? Click for more

Will Americans resume air travel at their previous levels? Click for more

How have the attacks affected the American way of life? Click for more

What is President Bush doing to stimulate the economy? Click for more

WHO'S WHO:

George W. Bush: U.S. president

Laura Bush: First lady of the United States, she has become more visible since the terrorist attacks, making public appearances urging parents and teachers to help reassure children that everything is being done to try to keep them safe. Click for more

Tom Ridge: Director of the U.S. Office of Homeland Security, a new Cabinet-level position. Click for more

Joe Albaugh:The chief of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Click here for more.

Rudy Giuliani: Mayor of New York Click for more

Paul O'Neill: Treasury secretary

Norman Y. Mineta:Transportation secretary

Jane Garvey: FAA administrator

VICTIMS:

The latest figures provided by federal and local officials give the following totals for the number of people dead or missing from the September 11 attacks.

WORLD TRADE CENTER: 4,815 reported missing to the New York Police Department, including the 157 people on the two hijacked planes; 417 confirmed dead, 366 bodies identified

PENTAGON: 64 dead on hijacked plane; another 125 dead or missing

PENNSYLVANIA: 44 confirmed dead on hijacked plane

IMPACT:

The events of September 11 exposed the vulnerability of the world's greatest superpower, presenting the United States with the challenge of recovering emotionally and physically.

Several industries -- particularly the airline industry and the insurance industry -- have been hit hard by the aftermath of the terrorist attacks, and their progress will be watched closely as a guide to the overall U.S. economic and psychological recovery.



 
 
 
 



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