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tOB Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001 Bulletin, Progressive, An Amedcan flag is draped across part Of the wreckage of the Worm Trade Center. This offer positively ends in '01 Chevy S-10 Crew Cab 4x4 Very well equipped including AM/FM with CD player, air, power windows, locks, cruise control and more. #26143. Photo submitted I1~ Is Im n m c~mm J m le 3S / N Itwtlm ~ILC, I I MSRP s26,0331 4 more daysl Nov. 18, 2001 '02 Chevy Trail Blazer LTZ 4x4 Power windows, door locks, CD "~:! ........ player, leather interior, running boards, very well equipped. ",. #182423. MSRP '35,305 Coast Guard soldier talks AFTER life, work at 'Ground Zero' By Whitney watching the Special to Feather Publishing magazines, all the horror so Editor's note: Scott Whitney is ing through. a 1998 Portola High School In front of graduate, now serving in the or so United States Coast Guard. were watching The following is his account of the first tower the events of Sept.ll, the days lapse. I felt my that followed, and his work at and go down "Ground Zero." ing. Was this ing?. It looked_too The morning had started commercial or a just like any other--get out of besides, if it were bed and into the shower to most likely wake up, drying off and get- it. ting dressed with three cats I all wanting attention, the see others' largest one bullying his way people had a to the front of the line. The mouth, only thing I could think of all ing or on morning was the appoint- I looked back at ment I had with the physical an explanation. therapist at Portsmouth one of the Naval Hospital in a few lapse? No hours, not something I look given. I left the forward to; that now seems and pulled out mY insignificant, again, dialing the I always walk the same way "What hapPE to work, down North World Trade Street,which cuts through asked. the heart of Olde Town After an Portsmouth, and I usually fortable pause, I run into the same people-- don't know." the newspaper delivery man I slammed the l with Bob Marley blaring on thinking, we his car radio, the nvorning we won't say on a C joggers who always get mad I raced home when interrupted, the man back into unif6r who can never seem to match glued to the TV his tie with his shirt, the The other three men taking their time and a plane had remodeling the house toward the Pentagon. I the end of the road, and the disbelief. How black and white cat who al- someone crash a ways yells at me until I stop the Pentagon? and scratch behind his ears. Before leaving He has a collar on, although I fice, I heard have never seen him calling bombs in one place home and only see and another him on this street, so I call sylvania. The him North. getting worse bY t After completing the morn- Once I got back tc ing routine in the office, I Building, it DISCOUNT AND REI Chevy Avalanche 4x4 Sport utility and pickup all in one! Leather interior, power windows, locks, cruise control, AMI'FM with CD player, on-star navigational system and more. #112992. Duramax waited for my supervisor to that 699 release me for the appoint- wrong. ' 0 ment. Using the government "Mandatory I.I). vehicle, I drove back home personnel, the AFTER DISCOUNT & REBATE and changed into some loose guard was yelli who entered. MSRP $36,993 AFTER DISCOUNT & REBATE '01 Chevy Extended Cab 4x4 Auto, A/C, power steering, brakes, windows, locks, tilt wheel', cruise control. AM/F/vt/Cassette, CD player, leather interior. #191234 MSRP s32,995 AFTER DISCOUNT & REBATE clothing and headed over to the hospital. I placed my Walking down the main the counter hallway of the hospital, I saw through the the television in one of the showing waiting rooms was on chil- ty clearance. dren's programming--some Norfolk boast t: new, silly character that largest naval keeps children distracted, al- where was a lowing parents free time. would be just The TV on the other side of The office was the waiting room was on as I thought it CNN, but what was on the mediately screen was something that an update, should not be on CNN. It be- workers. longed in a movie. One of the a plane into eacll towers of the World Trade ers. All I could Center had a huge hole in it, what must have with smoke and flames on inthose spilling out like a giant cigar. I looked closer to see if it were a model for a movie pre- view or the real thing. Only a few in the waiting room were actually paying at- power w,ndows power locks tdt po ndows po e tention, so I assumed it was cruise, sunroof, alloy wheels. #160227 $11,999 ,01 Chevy Impala wheel, cruise, A/vI/FM stereo/cass. #3MIR905 only 29,000 miles. #701681 '00 Toyota Tacoma X cab '01 Suzuki Grand 4 whee, a~r.,i,,, c..~se. Vitara 4x4 AM/FM stereo, CD, premium Sports utility with a sporty V-6, auto- sound, dual air bags, matic, air cond., power win- sliding rear window, dows and door locks and #Z614356 more. #995844. '99 Chevy Ext. Cab 4x4 V-8, auto, A/C, power steering, brakes, windows, locks, seats, tilt wheel, cruise control, AM/TM steree/cassette. #697178. 4 door sedan, automatic, p~wer steering, windows, door locks, nice inside and out. #989583. 5,599 ,99 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 '97 Dodge Club Cab 4x4 V-8, auto, A/C, power steering, brakes, windows, locks, A/C, power steering, brakes, windows, Iockg, tilt wheel, tilt wheel, cruise control, AM/FM cruise control, AM/FM stereo/cassette, and a Io~ more. stereo/cassette. #466453. #420697. CEASAR.*S .=.,,=,.. o,os ,le. Initeb Gml Iml m fall m rodin! tanb M-F 8-6 Sat. 9.S Highway 70 - Quincy Prices plus tax iicen, $45 doc fee & after any applicable factory rebate. Service: M-F 8-5 Sat. 9-2 They must like any a moment of someone elsein plane. I could wonder if anyone terrorists, or nothing too important and volunteered continued to the appointment one in the final I was already late for. I pulled thoughts out my cell phone and called through the office to make sure they Bill Barry, knew about it, and being classmate, good public affairs special- nated to stay ists, they did. So I turned off answer the my phone and put my name other PAs on the sign-in sheet, cialists) went After 40 minutes of very Action Center painful exercises on my an- floor to get the kle, I laid down next to a tionfi-om nine-year veteran of the For most of Navy, while having my ankle both watched iced down for 15 minutes, the president Once he discovered my place to choice of service, we com. the nation, as pared the two sea-going mill- the explosion taries until his 15 minutes imploding were up. Before he left, he stories made sure I knew he respect- through the ed the Coast Guard and its country missions. I couldn't help but to grieve. smile as he shook my hand, Rumors then walked away. coming over the Shortly thereafter, my time quickly as the under the ice was up as well. the rumors I briefly mentioned what I teers--phone had seen on TV to the corps- mails from man, and his scrunched fore- who were head proved he had heard back and do nothing of it. gentleman After confirming my next over 200 of his appointment a't the front do anything desk, I stopped in the same needed. He waiting room I had walked to clean toiletS. through on the way in. On My mother one TV, children's program- phone, ruing was still on, a different her voice. "I but similiar distraction, busy, Scott. I There were 20 or so people All vehicles subject to prior sale.