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  • Hazardous materials pass daily -- and no one knows

    The train derailment and fire in the heart of Baltimore’s downtown Wednesday alerted the public to an open secret among those in the know: Every day, by rail, by truck and by ship, hundreds of thousands of gallons of hazardous chemicals pass through the...
  • A year of turmoil

    Sept. 11, 2001 8:48 a.m. American Airlines Flight 11 crashes into One World Trade Center, the north tower. 9:03 a.m. United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into Two World Trade Center, the south tower. 9:45 a.m. American Airlines Flight 77 crashes into the...
  • Stars -- and dollar signs -- in their eyes

    WASHINGTON - They still want to go. Ten days after the space shuttle Columbia was lost and the seven astronauts on board were killed, space industry entrepreneurs pledged this week to forge ahead with their mission - to turn a buck by sending ordinary...
  • U.S. economy proved resilient

    Much has been written about heroes in the past year, but the unsung hero has been the American consumer, who almost single-handedly prevented the country from plunging into a deep and prolonged recession. Immediately after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks,...
  • Artists struggle to make sense of senseless act

    NEW YORK - Against a setting sun, a clarinetist blows fiercely into his instrument, the sound more anguished cry than musical note. Dancers, moving as slowly as a dream, climb atop a tomb-like vessel piled high with dark, pebbly dirt, alternately...
  • 'We will not relent until justice is done'

    NEW YORK - Capping a day of somber remembrance, President Bush implored Americans last night to recognize that the Sept. 11 attacks forced America to take on a new mission: "to rid the world of terror." "We have made a sacred promise, to ourselves and to...
  • Washingtonians wary but resolute in solidarity

    WASHINGTON - The nation's capital spent much of yesterday looking over its shoulder and scanning the skies overhead. In a city that escaped last Sept. 11 without the devastation that was perhaps intended for it, anxiety and caution abounded. Even as...
  • Tragedy didn't start airline woes

    WASHINGTON-- When the major airlines' chief executives appealed to Congress this week for a $17.5 billion bailout, they also threw in a request that the federal government take over the critical task of screening passengers before flight boarding. It's...
  • Maryland's lost

    Sept. 19, 2001 Still more Maryland residents are dead or missing in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Amelia Fields Amelia Fields, 38, a clerical worker who had been transferred to the Pentagon on Sept. 10, is listed as missing. Mrs. Fields grew up...
  • Bailout pays airlines for years of bad management

    AS HE pursued his doomed merger with United Airlines earlier this year, US Airways chief executive Rakesh Gangwal said "there is no Plan B" if regulators were to block the deal. Thank goodness, then, for Plan C: Using the terrorist attacks in New York...
  • Southwest offers bonuses to lure baggage handlers

    John Cooper Jr. is a cog in a 32,000-person wheel, but every time a Southwest plane lands he feels the satisfaction of knowing that without him the company doesn't fly. Cooper is a baggage handler, called a ramp agent, for Southwest Airlines at...
  • At Club 4100, memories

    Dino Spanomanolis smoked cigarettes and sipped his coffee yesterday morning at Club 4100, the restaurant in Brooklyn Park he and his brother Manny own, waiting for the tribute to the man who often sat on the stool he now occupied - John Unitas. When it...