In the world of TV, Wednesday was a day of Olympic-size proportion and consequence. It was a day when seasoned, well-prepared and more contemplative stations - both local and national - walked ahead in the boob tube pack.
The sun didn't know what day it was. It rose over Pierce County and beamed at the dew. Birds sang. Alarm clocks beeped and buzzed. Schoolchildren trudged to bus stops.
A year ago, we raised every American flag we could lay hands on.
NEW YORK - Seattle firefighter Tadd Perkins stood at attention Wednesday on the Brooklyn Bridge as a parade of bagpipers led a dawn procession to the World Trade Center site.
In 30 years as a firefighter, Tacoma fire Capt. Dan Barron said, he'd never experienced anything like it.
Masses crowded into the sanctuary at Mason United Methodist Church on Wednesday morning at 8:46, when a handbell marked the minute the first tower was hit on Sept. 11, 2001.
On a bleak day clouded by mourning and memory, Americans marked the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by gathering Wednesday for solemn public rites that revealed the nation's undiminished grief.
The American public found out Wednesday what it means when the White House warns of a high-risk of terrorist attack: more security - and more jitters - at airports, seaports, borders, malls, amusement parks and other well-traveled places.
A bugler playing "Taps" in Afghanistan. A twisted metal cross in Rome symbolizing the carnage of a year ago. An Arab man in Jordan hoping America receives another terrorist blow.
WASHINGTON - Omar al-Farouq, the detainee whose information prompted the United States to raise its terrorist threat indicator for the first time, is al-Qaida's facilitator for Southeast Asia and reported directly to Abu Zubaida, the terror group's senior operations coordinator, government sources said Wednesday.
The flickering lights from thousands of candles penetrated the dusk Wednesday, and the sound of thousands of voices joined in "America the Beautiful" rose into the evening sky at Cheney Stadium.
NEW YORK - To the aching sound of tolling church bells and the emptiness of utter silence, a nation paused Wednesday, paying solemn homage to those who lost their lives on a bright late-summer morning one year ago when the country awoke to a new world of terror.
NEW YORK - At 2 a.m. Wednesday, A Dark and sleeping Broadway was roused by the sounds of plaintive horns. Instead of complaining, many Manhattan residents cheered. Others stood silently.
CAIRO, Egypt — Arab anger at U.S. threats toward Iraq and American support for Israel was evident Wednesday, but passions that had sent celebrants into the streets in the hours after the Sept. 11 attacks were muted.
WASHINGTON — Congress lifted its voice in sorrow, anger and even song Wednesday in tribute to victims of the Sept. 11 attacks and in gratitude to the heroes of Flight 93, who lawmakers believe saved their lives by downing their aircraft in Pennsylvania.
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