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Issue #398 :: Wednesday, September 12, 2001

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Where To Now?
The World Trade Center is no more. Manhattan's skyline has changed, America's psyche has been irreversibly altered, thousands of lives lost, millions of lives affected. Yesterday was the most traumatic, dramatic, horrendous day experienced collectively by most Americans alive today. It marked the end of whatever vestiges of innocence remained in generations X and Y. It is a day that each of us will be able to look back on for the rest of our lives and remember exactly where we were when we heard the news that terrorists had hijacked several planes and crashed three of them into symbols of American global power.

All Games Canceled Through Weekend
UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl canceled all Cal athletic events through this weekend in the wake of terrorist attacks on the East Coast..

‘Social Experiment' Envisions Changes in Microbiology
There it sits, quietly, above the downtown Berkeley BART station in a building it shares with the Princeton Review.

Country Struggles to Grasp Scope of Catastrophe
The day after the World Trade Center and a portion of the Pentagon collapsed, Americans are grappling with the magnitude of an event so catastrophic that air traffic was frozen and financial markets shut down.

News

Page 2 Interview -- Steven Colasanti, UC Berkeley Student
Q: Where were you when you first heard about the attack?

Timeline of Events
8:45 a.m. American Airlines Flight 11 crashes into the north tower of the World Trade Center.

Far-reaching Effects Past the Terror
The indirect effects of Tuesday's national disaster will span nearly all aspects of American life in the days to come, affecting foreign policy to psychological impact to economic stability.

Damage Undermines Towers
After two hijacked jumbo jets left gaping holes in the sides of both World Trade Center towers, air rushed in, feeding the flames that ultimately led to the towers' collapse an hour after the crashes, UC Berkeley engineers said Tuesday.

Country Struggles to Grasp Scope of Catastrophe
The day after the World Trade Center and a portion of the Pentagon collapsed, Americans are grappling with the magnitude of an event so catastrophic that air traffic was frozen and financial markets shut down.

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Campus Community Reacts with Shock, Sorrow
Phil Nacionales sat nervously chain smoking at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning on the steps of Sproul Plaza.

UC Stays Open, Labs on Heightened Alert; Gov. Davis Closes All State Buildings
The effects of the devastating collapse of the World Trade Center in New York rippled across the country to California and the Bay Area yesterday, where time seemed to stand still as state and metropolitan governments shut down for the day.

Students Unite In Campus Vigil
Sproul Plaza glowed with candlelight last night as more than 2,000 mourners gathered to reflect on yesterday's wave of terrorist attacks.

Flights Grounded, All U.S. Airports Closed
SAN FRANCISCO-After Tuesday's devastating terrorist attacks via hijacked airliners, the Federal Aviation Administration has shut down U.S. airspace indefinitely.

What They Said
"A great people has been moved to defend a great nation. Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve ...

White House, Air Force One Were Targets In ‘Act Of War'
President Bush Wednesday morning called the terror that struck four U.S. commercial airliners, the World Trade Center, and the Pentagon "acts of war."

Students Create Web Site to Find Loved Ones
Following the aftermath of Tuesday's tragic events in New York and Washington, UC Berkeley computer science students moved quickly to start a Web site where people can search for friends and relatives who are known to be safe.


Sports

All Games Canceled Through Weekend
UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl canceled all Cal athletic events through this weekend in the wake of terrorist attacks on the East Coast..

Collegiate and Professional Games Called Off Nationwide
The collegiate and professional sports world reacted quickly in response to yesterday's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.

Games Have No Place in a Time Like This
We will all have a story of where we were, who told us, and what we were doing yesterday morning when the incomprehensible happened.


Opinion

Where To Now?
The World Trade Center is no more. Manhattan's skyline has changed, America's psyche has been irreversibly altered, thousands of lives lost, millions of lives affected. Yesterday was the most traumatic, dramatic, horrendous day experienced collectively by most Americans alive today. It marked the end of whatever vestiges of innocence remained in generations X and Y. It is a day that each of us will be able to look back on for the rest of our lives and remember exactly where we were when we heard the news that terrorists had hijacked several planes and crashed three of them into symbols of American global power.

Editorial: A New Challenge for a Nation, Campus in Shock
America, the country believed by many to stand head and shoulders above all others, now stands without two of its tallest towers, the result of a terrorist attack of shocking magnitude.

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