“This was, of course, an international story. But it also turned into a Laurel story. My features editor, Melanie Dzwonchyk, was desperately, tearfully trying to reach her husband by phone at his Pentagon office after we learned that an airliner had crashed into that building. Finally, in the afternoon, he was able to reach her and tell her he was safe. On tight deadline, Melanie wrote a poignant front-page story for that week on her first-person experience with the terrorist attack.