Recovery: Race dedicated to victims, rescuers
As many as 2 million people turned out Sunday to witness the New York City Marathon amid the tightest security in its 32 years.
Armed Coast Guard officers patrolled New York Harbor, and boats were barred from coming within 500 yards of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge linking Staten Island and Brooklyn. National Guard troops lined the 26.2-mile route.Full story)
Pollution from the World Trade Center disaster still climbs to hazardous levels on some days, authorities say. But while experts downplay the health risks to New Yorkers, environmental watchdogs express concern about long-term effects. (Full story)
Organizers of the Emmy Awards, which was postponed twice after the September 11 terrorist attacks, will try again Sunday night at the Shubert Theatre in Los Angeles. Ellen DeGeneres is host for the ceremony, which will include tributes to September 11 victims and a segment highlighting Hollywood's efforts to boost the country's morale in times of crisis. The show is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. EST on CBS. (Full story)
Concerned that the U.S. Capitol Police force is stretched thin by weeks of heightened security, congressional leaders and the U.S. Capitol Police Board have decided that National Guard military police will begin patrolling the Capitol beginning next week. About 100 to 110 uniformed and armed guardsmen, wearing "MP" arm bands, will patrol the perimeter of the Capitol, working three daily shifts of 33 to 35 guardsmen per shift. The assignment is temporary. (Full story)
The Manhattan district attorney filed charges early Saturday against 10 people arrested when a protest by New York firefighters rallying against the city's scaled-back World Trade Center recovery effort turned violent Friday. (Full story)
The Federal Aviation Administration has banned flights near the ballpark where the World Series will take place Saturday night, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. The directive prohibits aircraft that are flying according to visual flight rules from being under 18,000 feet within 25 nautical miles of the Phoenix Vortac. (Full story)
Among the thousands who died September 11 at the World Trade Center were many illegal aliens, whose families face serious obstacles in obtaining relief from charities. The seemingly endless paperwork that must be filled out to receive aid is particularly hard for the relatives of victims who did not have official documentation that they worked in the twin towers or even in New York. (Full story)
High-rise office towers across the nation, especially those with public areas such as restaurants, stores and observation decks, have become security headaches for building managers and security personnel trying to monitor access. (Full story)
What will be the long-range impact on the global airline industry? Click here for more
Are security breaches common at U.S. airports? What is the government doing to improve airport safety? Click here for more
How is Congress helping out in the recovery process? Click here for more
Are children able to grasp the severity of the September 11 attacks? How are they coping?
Will firefighters take greater precautions in rushing into burning buildings in the aftermath of the attacks?
How long will it take to reopen the damaged section of the Pentagon? At what cost? Click here for more
What will happen to the World Trade Center site? Click here for more
What measures will be taken to try to prevent a recurrence of such attacks? Click here for more
George W. Bush: U.S. president Click here for more.
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 here for more
Tom Ridge: Director of the U.S. Office of Homeland Security, a new Cabinet-level position Click here for more
Richard Clarke: Head of efforts to safeguard information systems for the Office of Homeland Security Click here for more
Wayne Downing: Retired Army general tapped as deputy national security adviser Click here for more
Joe Allbaugh:The chief of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Click here for more
Dr. David Satcher: Surgeon General of the United States
Dr. Jeffrey P. Koplan: Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Click here for more
Rudy Giuliani: Mayor of New York Click here for more
Michael Bloomberg: Republican candidate for mayor of New York
Anthony A. Williams: Mayor of Washington
Dr. Ivan Walks: Director of the Department of Health for the District of Columbia
Paul O'Neill: Treasury secretary
Norman Y. Mineta:Transportation secretary
Jane Garvey: FAA administrator
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: According to New York City officials, 3,962 are missing, including the 157 people on the two hijacked planes; 490 bodies have been identified.
PENTAGON: 64 dead on hijacked plane; another 125 dead or missing
PENNSYLVANIA: 44 confirmed dead on hijacked plane
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.
The U.S. economy, threatened by recession before September 11, has suffered a number of blows in the weeks since. Several industries -- particularly the airline industry -- were hit hard by the aftermath of the terrorist attacks, and leading economic indicators dropped in September. Yet the nation's financial markets have thus far weathered the uncertainty, making up losses experienced in the days after reopening.
Incidents of anthrax found in mail have frightened many, and the notable increase of security at offices and public places indicates America to be a warier, more cautious place. But daily life has not been put on hold: People are still attending entertainment events, going to ballgames, and getting out. Psychologically, the country appears to be finding its way.
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