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Orange County Register 1/29/03
Fifth-grader launches book drive for kids
Brant Whiting was inspired by Deora Bodley, who was on Flight 93, and his own near-death experience. (Photo)

Newsday 1/23/03
State rejects Flight 93 reimbursements for Somerset County
SOMERSET, Pa. -- The state rejected Somerset County's requests for reimbursements relating to the cleanup of Flight 93, which crashed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. [Also reported in Tribune-Democrat. See below.]

Johnstown (PA) Tribune-Democrat 1/23/03
State denies county's Flight 93 claim
SOMERSET - County commissioners have lost round two in a continuing battle for $64,000 in reimbursement from the Sept. 11, 2001, crash of United Flight 93. In the waning hours of the Schweiker administration, state officials rejected the county's request for reimbursement, county Commissioner Brad Cober disclosed.

CNN 1/05/03
Pennsylvania county still awaiting Sept. 11 payments
SOMERSET, Pennsylvania (AP) -- Officials in the Pennsylvania county where a hijacked airliner crashed September 11, 2001, are having trouble collecting reimbursements from bankrupt United Airlines.

Johnstown PA Tribune-Democrat 12/22/02
Flight 93 pleas probed
An elusive businessman is soliciting money on the back of Sept. 11 and doomed Flight 93, The Tribune-Democrat has learned, though an implied charitable cause [that] does not seem to exist.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune 12/16/02
Burnetts crusading to keep Saudi suit on track
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Deena Burnett, the widow of Sept. 11 hero and Minnesota native Tom Burnett Jr., attended a recent Arkansas political fundraiser carrying a message for President Bush.While chatting with the president, Burnett said, she handed him a letter imploring him not to block a civil suit in which relatives of those killed on Sept. 11 accuse Saudi Arabia's royal family of financing the terrorists.

Pittsburgh Post-Dispatch 11/25/02
Because of Flight 93, Pa. coroners try to restrict release of records
Requests for photographs and records from the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 have spurred coroners statewide to lobby for an exemption to state law that would allow Pennsylvania authorities to keep records confidential until investigations are complete.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10/25/02
Burglars steal newly minted Flight 93 medallions
Copies of a limited-edition medallion commemorating the Flight 93 victims in Somerset County were among items stolen in a burglary at an Ohio office building on Tuesday, police said.

McKeesport PA Daily News 10/1/02
Rural Pa. visit humbling
IN THE PAST year, two rural Pennsylvania towns have had their time in the spotlight - one for tragedy and one for a miracle. Both are reminders that despite all the horrors and atrocities that take place every day, there is always hope. As folks from around the country visit the sites, there is a sense of peace and tranquillity among the visitors.

CNN 9/25/02
U.S. asks judge to allow cockpit tapes in Moussaoui case
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (CNN) -- Federal prosecutors asked the judge presiding over the first U.S. case stemming from the September 11 terrorist attacks to reconsider her decision preventing a jury from hearing cockpit recordings from Flight 93.

Newsday 9/25/02
Gov. Alleges Moussaoui-Hijacker Link
The link is a phone number called by Moussaoui and also found on a business card of one of the suicide hijackers, at the field in Pennsylvania where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed.

Miami Herald 9/14/02
Judge likely to prevent Flight 93 cockpit tapes from being played
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - (AP) -- The judge in the case of Zacarias Moussaoui, the accused Sept. 11 conspirator, said Friday she will probably reject the government's plan to play cockpit recordings from the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania after those aboard fought with hijackers.

Miami Herald 9/11/02
House, Senate Remember 9/11 Victims
"It is a day to remember that this Capitol would have been struck a year ago today but for the heroism of the people on the flight that went down in Pennsylvania," said House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt, D-Mo.

Chicago Sun-Times 8/21/02
A detailed view of how the plot unfolded
A year later the what-ifs-- the myriad ways disaster might have been averted if only certain things had happened years ago, weeks earlier, minutes before-- hang out there still, like the trails of smoke that took months to vanish from the fallen giants of New York. [Covers all of the flights, including Flight 93]

Colorado TV News 4 8/17/02
Denver-based teams unveil giant quilt flag
The September 11 Quilt Project's half-completed flag, unveiled Saturday in City Park, will be displayed in Washington on the anniversary of the worst attack on U.S. soil. The wife of United Airlines Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl, Sandy Dahl, attended the ceremony and contributed a panel.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 8/16/02
Lawsuit seeks to cripple terrorists' means to strike
WASHINGTON -- Thomas Burnett tried hard not to cry yesterday as he recalled how his 38-year-old son was among those who died after charging the cockpit of Flight 93, helping to save "hundreds and perhaps thousands of lives." Burnett was in Washington to participate in an unusual and difficult lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court that he said would "expose the underbelly of the financing of terrorism. Nothing could be a greater tribute to Tom's memory."
(The Washington Post also has a large story.)

Washington Post 8/09/02
Prosecutors Plan To Use Cockpit Tape
Federal prosecutors want to play the cockpit tape from United Airlines Flight 93 -- in which passengers wrested control of the hijacked plane -- for the jury hearing the case of Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person charged with any role in the Sept. 11 plot.


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