Calgary Herald from Calgary, Alberta, Canada on September 12, 2001 · 1
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Wednesday, September 12, 2001
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f CalgaiyHeiald America Under Attack - 26 pages of coverage JwfiL sfarifes Uoo - vv.--- 3 A II 3 W i mm- mm - r in n iuiii nut . iiiiiiiMiiiiiifiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiii-i -i- Lut lit !Tlff'; 1 III ' ' . f 11 ! EH ll III tllll III II ( t: 1 fe,v Iff 111;' I l in in run 'I'l mIM St i .. . bpencer nan, tieny images A fiery blasts rocks the World Trade Center after it was hit by one of two airliners Tuesday in New York City. The twin towers later collapsed, with thousands of off ice workers trapped inside. Bush vows to punish terrorists after N.Y., Pentagon attacked HILARY MACKENZIE and JOE LAURIA Calgary Herald WASHINGTON It is a new day which will live in infamy Sept. n, 2001. When US. President Franklin Roosevelt coined the phrase to christen the day, Dec. 7, 1941, after a foreign enemy attacked Pearl Harbor, he at least knew the perpetrator of the heinous act of aggression the Japanese empire. But in the hours after the horrific attacks on New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. military in Washington, Americans had no clear sense of whom to hold responsible. Was it the infamous Osama bin Laden, holed up in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan? Was it Saddam Hussein's Iraq? Or Moammar Gadhafi's Libya or any number of faceless, nameless Muslim extremist organizations? Or none of the above? Such questions were of secondary importance in the struggle to save the lives of thousands of people who had become victims of the catastrophe after three commercial jet airliners crashed into the high-profile symbols of the United States' commercial and military might The carnage began at 845 a.m EDT when American Airlines Flight n, carrying 92 people from Boston to Los Angeles, crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, the tallest building in New York City. Eighteen minutes later, a second jet liner, United Airlines Flight 175, carrying 65 people from Boston to Los Angeles, slammed into the South Tower of the Trade Center. Forty minutes later, American Airlines Flight 77, carrying 64 people from Washington to Los Angeles, crashed mm t 66 We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts,nd those who harbour them 99 U.S. President George W. Bush into the Pentagon. The fiery crash penetrated the interior of the five-sided building and collapsed one side. Hundreds aboard the hijacked jets were apparendy killed. Among those who died were Saskatchewan native Ace Bailey, a hockey scout for the LA. Kings, David AngelL executive producer of the TV show Frasier, and Barbara Olson, wife of the US. solicitor general Thousands more were feared dead in the rubble of the twin no-storey towers where 50,000 people worked and tens of thousands of others visited each day. Some survivors under the debris were calling rescue workers with their cellphones, CNN reported. At least 300 firefighters, many who had entered the twin towers, were reported missing Tuesday under the collapsed buildings. Seventy-eight New York police officers were also reported to be missing. A fourth airliner, United Airlines Flight 93, en route to San Francisco from Newark, N.L, crashed 130 kilometres southeast of Pittsburgh. None of the 45 people aboard is believed to have survived. The intended target of the plane was said to be Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland. In Calgary, airport activity ground to a halt as outbound flights were cancelled. Several international flights headed to the US. were diverted, adding to the mass of stranded travellers in search of hotel rooms. Immediately, phone lines at City Hall were flooded with residents, churches and community groups offering to accommodate those affected by Mi' 1 1 .1 ! ll t i li A hijacked jetliner is just moments from crashing into the South Tower the World Trade Center Tuesday morning. the countrywide flight ban. Local political and church leaders were quick to denounce the attack, offering support and prayers to New Yorkers and others affected by the violence. Shocked students asked their teachers if the attack heralded the start of the Third World War, and counsellors were brought in to help teachers and youngsters. In a television address, a sombre President George W. Bush condemned the attacks and pledged to "find those responsible and bring them to justice." Speaking for five minutes from the Oval Office, Bush said the US. would revenge the attacks and retaliate against the perpetrators and those who harboured them. See US, Page A2 Index Ann Landers. Announcements - Arts 4 Style Bridge Business City Classified Comics ..BIO C17 .B8 ...CU .E1 .B1 ...C8 ...E12 Crossword .. Editorial Horoscope-. Letters Sports Television Wheels E12 .-JU7 .cn Ai6 Cl B12 -XII Weather Complete weather information PageC18 V1167u00035' "ft Today 13 Tonight 5 -Hi Wt 1 i ami mi i iiifan U , 1

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