You Can Catch All Of Moe.’s Northeast Run This Weekend & Hang With The Band On Us

first_imgLast month, Buffalo jam staple moe. was inducted into the Syracuse Area Hall of Fame, honoring the contribution they’ve made to the culture of the region. This weekend, moe. will reciprocate that love as they make their way through the northeast for a three-night, three-city run. First, on Thursday, March 30th, the band will hit The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ. The following night, Friday, March 31st, moe. will head to New Haven, CT for a performance at College Street Music Hall. On Saturday, the band will celebrate April Fool’s Day at The Paramount in Huntington, NY to round out the run.Al Schnier & Jim Loughlin Talk All Things moe. On New Podcast Episode [Listen]Want to catch moe. in the northeast this weekend? Live For Live Music is giving away a pair of tickets to each of the three shows, as well a kick-back session with the band after the show. Get in on the action below!You can purchase tickets to any of the upcoming shows via the band’s website.last_img read more

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Pecan Production

first_img“I talked about the cost of production right off the bat to give everybody who wanted to leave early a chance to do so,” Wells said about the start of Monday’s pecan meeting at the UGA campus in Tifton, Georgia. Undeterred by the possibility that Georgia pecans might flood the market in six or seven years, the increasing popularity of the crop has University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells encouraged about the future of the state’s pecans.Popularity in Pecan production has skyrocketed in Georgia in the last decade. An estimated 20,000 to 25,000 new acres have been planted in pecans over the past five years in Georgia, according to a recent survey administered by UGA Extension.“Anything that has a boom is going to have a bust at some point. There are going to be ups and downs along the way. I really do feel, though, that pecans have a bright future compared to many other commodities,” Wells said.More than 300 participants registered for the “Beginner’s Pecan Production” course, held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center on Monday, April 11.“With the prices we’ve been seeing recently — based on the export market — interest in pecans is on the rise. I’ve really been blown away today by the crowd we had,” Wells said about the course. “I kind of expected it to be many of the same growers that come to our meetings, but most of the faces I saw were new faces. That’s encouraging.”Wells is optimistic that Georgia’s pecan industry can continue to produce positive economic returns. He estimates Georgia’s current pecan acreage to be 140,000 acres. With an average production of 95 million pounds, that equates to an average of 678 pounds per acre. Commercial growers average nearly twice this amount per acre, Wells said. Wells estimates that Georgia produced 90 million pounds of pecans last year.Average pecan production for the state includes totals from yard trees and hobby orchards, which often receive less management and are less productive as a result. Another 678 pounds of pecans produced on each additional acre planted in the past five years would add another 17 million pounds, a number that doesn’t faze Wells too much.“That’s always a concern with any crop. When you get more production, you worry about what the market is going to do down the road. Pecans, I think, are fortunate in that they’re buffered by the long period of time it takes to get them into production,” Wells said. “I also think pecans have a few things going for them that may help in the long run.”U.S. pecan producers with 30 or more acres recently sent in ballots on a proposed federal marketing order for pecans. If it passes, the pecan industry will have funds for a national marketing campaign for pecans that’s on par with almonds, walnuts and pistachios, Wells said. Wells attributes the success of almonds and walnuts with their respective marketing orders, which have been in place for years. Production of these tree nuts increased following implementation of their marketing orders and so did prices. Wells believes the same could be true for pecans.“If the marketing order is approved, we will need the additional acreage to supply the demand we expect to create,” said Wells. “All indications are that it (the order) should pass.”Wells wants farmers who are interested in the pecan industry to be aware of the major expenses associated with growing pecans. From planting the trees to managing diseases, pests and irrigation, pecans are a very expensive venture, especially given that it takes between six and eight years for the trees to produce a crop.last_img read more

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Devils Backbone Comes to North Carolina

first_imgI live in a beer-soaked town where seemingly every old garage, warehouse and school bus is being turned into a brewery of some sort. I stopped counting the number of breweries in Asheville because I ran out of fingers and toes. There are beers produced a mile from my house that I still haven’t had the chance to try, and yet I’m psyched because a brewery located in a different state, some 200 miles from my house, has started distributing in North Carolina. Devils Backbone is a Virginia craft beer staple, that’s been growing exponentially in the last few years.Case in point, they took Best Small Brewpub of the Year at Great American Beer Festival in 2012, then Best Small Brewery in 2013, then Best Midsize Brewery in 2014. And yet, I had to drive into Virginia to get one of their beers. First world problems, I know, but it’s been a point of frustration in my life, as I really don’t like leaving my neighborhood, let alone my home state.So imagine my delight when about a month ago, I found DB Brewing’s flagship Vienna Lager sitting in the fridge at my local beer store. DB does lagers like nobody else, and has the competition hardware to prove it. Vienna Lager is true to this European style. It’s not as light and crisp as American style lagers—in fact it pours red and comes across as more of an amber than the lagers most of us are used to, with a delicious malty backbone. But don’t fret, if you’re dying for a crisp lager—say something that will keep you hydrated during an epic leaf raking session—DB also produces Gold Leaf, which pours light and delivers more of a bready backbone before delivering a crisp finish.DB is now distributing both lagers in North Carolina, along with their IPA, which means my embarrassment of beer riches just got all the more embarrassing.last_img read more

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Residents have questions answered on controversial Endicott battery recycling facility project

first_img“The batteries are far too valuable for us to incinerate. They are not garbage. There are vital resources that we need to extract the metals from,” said Mir. “It’s in the middle of New York City, Boston, Chicago, Toronto, these are very high density population areas,” said Mir. “Being in the middle of that, you can access all those other locations.” “We’re not putting the community’s health at risk. This is a clean process. Take the time to look at the data, take the time to look at what the industry standards are,” said Mir. The facility has some residents concerned, a local group called “No Burn Broome” even calling the project a “battery incinerator”. “I think we’ve already made a lot of progress in South Korea which we’re testing for. We’ll monitor PFAS in the United States and develop limits and standards,” said Mir. (WBNG) — SungEel MCC Americas answered questions submitted by residents about a proposed battery recycling facility in Endicott. SungEel MCC Americas President Danish Mir says the company is not incinerating batteries, but intends to recycle and reuse as much of the battery as possible. The company says they’re working to be as transparent as possible with the community to prevent the spread of misinformation about the project. In May, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation requested more information from SungEel regarding the emission of PFAS chemical compounds in lithium-ion batteries. SungEel MCC Americas says they’re working with federal and state officials to develop further testing standards. When asked about the playing fields neighboring the complex, Mir says along with emissions being harmless, the emissions will not blow in the direction of the fields. However, one of the biggest concerns surrounds community health and the risks the plant could pose. Mir says there’s nothing to worry about for residents living around the plant, as none of the emissions are toxic to health. Mir added approximately 20 jobs will be created immediately if the facility is completed, with a possibility to add up to 100 jobs at a later time. Those jobs will include process managers, engineers, operation and maintenance technicians, and administration roles. Mir says SungEel MCC Americas is working with the New York State Department of Labor and Broome County to “attract local talent”. The joint venture plans to invest $10 million during the life of the project. An additional $1 million will be invested in site and building improvements using local labor. SungEel says Endicott will become the home to technology of the future, but residents are asking why Endicott was the chosen location. For more information about the facility, head over to our archives.last_img read more

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The 1st Health Tourism Conference was held in Osijek

first_imgPannonian Helth is a cluster for the development of health tourism, which currently brings together 10 members of different health, tourism and economic profile, and whose main goal is the development and promotion of the city of Osijek and the region of eastern Croatia as new medical tourism destinations. The complete and complete health and tourism product consists of a number of medical services, from dental medicine, ophthalmology to surgical and anesthesia procedures (Polyclinic for Surgery and Anesthesiology Lege Artis, Ophthalmology Clinic Dr. Balog, Dental Center Čes, Dental Practice Saša Đukić, dr. med), as well as medical air transport (Air Pannonia) and rehabilitation (Lječilište Bizovačke toplice). An indispensable part of the accompanying tourist component are accommodation facilities (Guesthouse Maksimilian), as well as the oenological offer of wineries and tasting rooms (Winery Svijetli dvori) while promotional activities technical and IT support are provided by members of EDukOS instruction center, Web studio Ofir and Betaware. A panel discussion on the important preconditions of the destination for the development of health tourism was held, led by Tatjana Roth, Head of the Administrative Department for Continental Tourism of Osijek-Baranja County. Marcel Medak, President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Health Tourism Association, spoke about the economic importance of health tourism for the region, development perspectives, legal frameworks and trends, while Alfred Franković from Kvarner Health Cluster and Ognjen Bagatin, director of Bagatin Polyclinic spoke about successful examples from practice. The owner of the HrTurizam portal Goran Rihelj gave a presentation on branding the destination and pointed out that cluster and synergy is the only right path to sustainable development and that the cluster is the best form of association in tourism, especially in health tourism, which has great added value. ”This year, Slavonia will host the Day of Croatian Tourism, and this is an opportunity that Slavonia must not miss. Before, during and after DHT, millions of free media space about Slavonia that cannot be paid for will be generated. That is why it is important to achieve synergy at the destination, define one tourist brand of all five Slavonian counties as well as a digital platform, in order to make the best use of this unique opportunity. It is an opportunity to tell a new positive image from Slavonia, as a new unique tourist destination. ” Rihelj concluded. The basic motive for joint appearance on the market in order to create a competitive health and tourism product stems from the belief of Cluster members that Slavonia and Baranja can and must be a desirable place to live. Its establishment in 2017 also defined the main goals according to which the Cluster is Pannonian Healthdirected its activities. A joint appearance on the market and an individual approach to the tourist and the patient is a recipe for creating a ready-made health-tourist product and drawing Slavonia and Baranja on the map of desirable health-tourist destinations.  More about the Cluster: www.pannonian-health.eucenter_img About the Pannonian Health Cluster In the City Hall of the Osijek-Baranja County yesterday, May 31, 2019, was held “1. Health Tourism Conference of the Pannonian Health Cluster and Osijek-Baranja County, which was organized with the aim of promoting and branding Slavonia and Baranja as “health destinations”. “Health tourism includes several activities and they need to be well organized, so the conference is being held in this direction. As it is known, Osijek-Baranja County has invested a lot and promoted continental tourism in the last two years, which includes health tourism with extremely good development opportunities. Among other activities, by connecting health care providers and tourism, we strive to make this activity stronger and more visible.”, Said the prefect Ivan Anusic. According to the forecasts of the World Health Organization, health care will become one of the strongest industries in the world, and the development of health tourism in Croatia is growing in terms of income and number of employees from year to year.last_img read more

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A builder and his interior stylist wife have created the ultimate duplex

first_img256 Bayview Street HollywellLocated 100m from the Broadwater, Mr Preston said the 506sq m home was designed by architect Jason Pate to channel coastal luxury.A spacious design lets in an abundance of natural light with a seamless indoor and outdoor layout. “My wife Julie is an interior designer so we make a great team when it comes to building and design,” Mr Preston said. 256 Bayview Street HollywellThere are polished concrete floors and timber finishes.“One of the reasons I was drawn to the property was because it was a duplex-zoned block,” Mr Preston said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“Building a duplex on the block was always in the plan.“I have learnt from building in Sydney that duplex designs are great for allowing emerging families who are priced out to get a chance break into the property market. I’m really pleased with the result of this home.” 256 Bayview Street Hollywell“We are bringing a bit of Sydney style to the Gold Coast and trying to make the homes as low-maintenance as possible.“It was designed to appeal to a range of buyers, especially young families and couples.”The property is gated and located opposite Runaway Bay Marina and cafes.center_img 256 Bayview Street HollywellA DEVELOPER and interior designer couple are bringing a little bit of Sydney to the Gold Coast.Risen Developments boss Craig Preston and wife Julie have created a duplex at Hollywell, on a site once occupied by a tired old weatherboard home.The new three-bedroom home at 256 Bayview St has an open-plan design and contemporary facade. last_img read more

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Man City lead race to sign £97.5m-rated Inter Milan striker

first_imgChelsea are big fans of the striker — one of the hottest properties in Europe — while Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are also interested.But both La Liga clubs and Chelsea are either unable or unwilling to pay the buy-out figure.Martinez, 22, joined Inter from Racing Club in Argentina in 2018.The Argentine, who has hit 16 goals for Inter this term, has three years left on his contract.City boss Pep Guardiola sees Martinez as the long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero.Inter’s hopes of getting him to agree a new deal were hit by the pandemic.And City’s chances have been boosted after former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo hailed Martinez as Aguero’s successor.Man City are leading the race to sign Inter Milan star Lautaro MartinezRead Also: Barcelona legends who influenced my career – ToureCrespo told Sky Sports Italy: “Lautaro could well be the new Aguero.“He’s not as sharp in his dribbling but he is more of a team player than Kun, who too often gets distracted and looks disinterested.“Lautaro is always participating in the move, so he can play as a long centre-forward or with another striker, even in a trident. I really like his mentality.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… City are ready to pay the £97.5million buy-out clause figure when the coronavirus crisis ends. Manchester City are hot favourites to win the four-way battle for Inter Milan golden boy Lautaro Martinez.Advertisement Promoted ContentThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearSuper Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous MoviesThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Best Cars Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarianlast_img read more

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House yields dead body

first_imgILOILO City – He was found dead insidehis relative’s house in Barangay Zone 4, Santa Barabra, Iloilo. Tilo was discovered lifeless around 9a.m. on Dec. 9. Initial investigation conducted by theSanta Barbara police also showed no indication that he was murdered. The 63-year-old Hernani Tilo wasbelieved to have died due to a heart disease. He was brought to a local mortuary for a“post mortem” examination./PNlast_img

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OA Senior selected as National Honor Society scholarship semifinalist

first_imgOLDENBURG, Ind. — Oldenburg Academy Senior Ethan Eldridge has been selected as a National Semifinalist in the 2016-17 National Honor Society Scholarship Program.The National Association of Secondary School Principals named Ethan as one of the 400 National Honor Society National Semifinalists from over 9,000 applicants.As one of the National Semifinalists, Ethan will receive a $2,325 scholarship to use next year.Eldridge is a member of the Oldenburg Academy National Honor Society and serves as the treasurer.last_img read more

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USC community shares stories of Sept. 11

first_imgSubmit your own at—I was in fifth grade on September 11, 2001. I remember the principal knocking on my classroom’s door and calling my teacher into the hallway to tell her what had happened. When she came back, tears running down her face, we all knew that something was wrong. She just shook her head, sat down at her desk, and told us that we were being sent home.When I got home, my father was waiting for me at the bus stop. This was strange; he was never home that early. Jubilant to see him, I eagerly asked why he was there. His words were simple: “The twin towers were destroyed.” I could not conceive what he meant until I got home and saw the news on television.My mother wasn’t home. She was across the street with our neighbor and her seven- and six-year-old children. Their father worked on the 16th floor of the north tower. We didn’t find out that he was OK until five o’clock that night.Nathan BergerJunior, computer science and business administration—I was a junior at USC, awakened from sleep in my bed at Troy Hall by a phone call from my then-girlfriend (now wife) Becky. Last year I wrote up a lengthy blog post about my memories of that day, including an audio clip of the phone call. Here’s an excerpt:Becky called me Tuesday morning, September 11, at 6:50 a.m. — that’s 9:50 Eastern Time, more than an hour after the first plane hit the first World Trade Center tower, 13 minutes after the Pentagon was hit, and nine minutes before the South Tower of the WTC would collapse — [and said:]“You guys, you ALL have to wake up! Both of the towers of the World Trade Center, and the Pentagon, have just been ATTACKED by TERRORISTS! Iran has just ran terrorists into these buildings and blew them up! Well, actually, they didn’t blow them up — they ran PLANES into these buildings! Wake up! Turn on your TV! Go watch the news! Seriously! This is, like, the biggest terrorist attack in the world! Like, in the history of the United States! Wake up! Turn on TV! Go watch! Seriously!”Why Becky, amid the fog of war that morning, blamed “Iran” for the attacks remains an enduring mystery.…Two girls who lived down the hall, Amy and Emily, both friends of [my roommate] Cameron’s and friendly acquaintances of mine, came down to our apartment, wanting some company as they watched the horror unfold on TV and dealt with the panicked rumors that were flying at this point. Somebody’s relative in Pennsylvania had heard from someone that there was a plane headed for L.A.; somebody else had heard the Library Tower was a target. Or maybe the Hollywood sign. Or maybe… us? Could USC be a target? I remember actually saying — not as a joke, genuinely trying to be reassuring — that surely, if the terrorists were going to attack a college in L.A., they would choose UCLA. I have no idea what my reasoning for this statement was — because UCLA is a public school? because, this being before USC football’s rise to prominence, UCLA felt more “famous” at that point in time? — but regardless, it seemed like the thing to say.…I only had one class on September 11, 2001. As I mentioned earlier, it was a Political Science course titled Middle East Politics, at 3:30 PM. The professor, Mideast expert Richard Dekmejian, was fielding calls all day from local and national news organizations, but to his everlasting credit, he didn’t cancel class. He could have put the media attention ahead of his undergraduate students, but instead, he showed up and gave us a hastily conceived “teach-in” on the three groups who he felt could potentially be behind the attacks: the Iraqis, the Palestinians, and Al Qaeda. At that point, of course, we really had no idea which it was. But he gave an excellent, brief lesson on all three.…At some point during the day, while en route to or from campus, I stopped at University Village and bought a cheap portable TV at one of the shops there. I felt an urgent need to be connected to the news at all times, so that if something else happened, I wouldn’t be stranded with only the limited information that my primitive cell phone at the time could provide.…As night fell, the most pronounced local effect of the attacks on L.A.’s everyday life became extremely noticeable: there were no planes in the sky. That fact may not seem terribly significant to those who have never lived in Los Angeles, but see, the L.A. sky doesn’t really have stars. Instead, it has planes. The light pollution is so bad that it’s almost impossible to see anything except airplanes in the night sky — but LAX is so busy that there are virtually always several planes overhead, in any given direction, at any given time. So the absence of planes was downright eerie.Even more eerie was my experience walking back from Ralph’s supermarket — where I had gone in hopes of finding a copy of the L.A. Times’s “Extra” edition — late that night, under that strange, blank sky. I felt this overwhelming sense of eerie quiet, like the entire city was hunkered down. And then I had this bizarre, split-second thought that a car turning into my path — well, turning onto the side street that I was about to cross — was perhaps aiming for me. This didn’t make any sense at all, and I immediately shook it off as absurd, but the mere fact that such a thought would even cross my mind was a perfect manifestation of the fear and paranoia that I think we all experienced that day.…My first post-9/11 class was Constitutional Law on Wednesday the 12th, and I remember that I had a really, really hard time concentrating. The aforementioned Professor Gillman specifically announced at the start of class that he was going to do his lecture as normal, because — as he candidly acknowledged — he really didn’t know how else to process what had happened, or what else to do. It was the Rudy Giuliani approach (everyone get on with your lives, or you’re letting the terrorists win), a few days early.Meanwhile, an impromptu memorial sprung up at Tommy Trojan, and American flags and patriotic sentiments were everywhere on campus. … I wanted to create some sort of memorial / patriotic tribute myself, so I made a “GOD BLESS AMERICA” sign, and hung it from my apartment’s front porch, along with an American flag that I bought, if memory serves, at the Noticias 32nd Street Market. The resulting display might seem a bit hokey in retrospect, but at the time, it felt almost important to do. Becky, for her part, made a sign that said “PRAY 4 NY” and placed it in her sixth-floor window.Brendan LoyClass of 2003, print journalism and political science—I was in my fourth grade science class when the planes hit the buildings. I remember vividly my teacher leaving the classroom for several minutes and returning crying. We had no idea what was going on. After school, my mom told me that some people had flown planes into buildings in New York (I lived in Boston, so not far at all) and that our country was under attack. We were all very scared and we went home and watched the news all night.BrendanSophomore, aerospace engineering—I was in seventh grade when my mom woke me up and pulled me into the kitchen to watch what was happening on the TV (Torrance, Calif). I remember being very confused, like I was watching a bad movie. It didn’t really register until we were at school and my science teacher broke down after the first tower collapsed. Going to a private Lutheran school at the time … a lot a praying followed.Colleen HoffmanResearch Assisstant III/Supervisor in Dr. Katrina Edward’s Lab, USC Biological Sciences Dept.—I was in Las Vegas and had just gotten in from a casino a few hours before and had left the television on. I woke up to the news that the first building had been hit by a plane. As I was watching the second plane could be seen flying into the second tower. The news proclaimed that we were being attacked.Being that I was half asleep, I thought it was a show or movie. I called my friend in the next room and told him to turn on the tv and asked if this was real. We both realized the reality of the moment.Las Vegas news came on and the Air Force based was closed for security, the airport was shut down for about two days. Hoover Dam was blocked. People were renting and literally buying cars to get out of town.Many people believed that The Strip would be a good next target. That day if you went on The Strip it was completely empty and the casinos as well, very surreal. I had flown in so the company I was working for rented a limo from L.A., had them drive to Vegas and pick us up and take us home. A time I will always remember.DaveEducation—As a management consultant I was called to the Pentagon on 9/11 for an early meeting in the D ring on the south side of the building closer to the river entrance. Two wedges over from the section that was hit inside the building no indication that anything was happening until the emergency evacuation lights kicked on orders were given to evacuate and people calmly went to their designated exits. Once outside it was clear all hell was breaking lose.Having grown up in New Jersey with a view of the World Trade Centers from my parents house this event struck home in both places and I know people who were lost in both places.3,000 miles from USC but the Trojan families in New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C. and Virginia all rallied to check on their own. Almost 10 years after leaving ‘SC that day and in the ones that followed I reconnected with so many Trojan friends that I hadn’t spoken to in so long. Those bonds are deep and in tragedy we see the true meaning of family.Russell KloskClass of 1992, political science—Our class was celebrating our professor’s birthday, when he received a phone call that made us all freeze after looking at his facial expression. He asked us to stop and take a moment for Breaking News, that was the moment we all saw the first plane hit one of the towers. I have to admit, it took us a few seconds to understand that this was not a movie, a demolition or another country. It was our precious USA under attack.Sandra RamosMaster of social work, class of  2013—When I first heard about the attacks, I was sitting in my fourth grade class in Massachusetts. The school gave us a letter saying, “Some planes have crashed. Don’t worry.” We didn’t think anything of it at the time. Then the police came to the school to escort us all home, we began to worry. I got home, and my sister sat me down in front of the TV and for the first time I saw the devastation. But, while most people were horrified by the situation, it was worse than that for us. I had friends who lost parents that day. My sister watched as the principal came into the room and pulled a kid from the classroom. Everybody knew what that meant. When we went back school that week, we didn’t actually do anything. We sat all day in the auditorium with grief counselors trying to help us out. While most people here at USC look back and think about how sad it was that so many people died that day, it’s different for me. The memories are fading for them, but not for me. I lost people that day. While I was devastated that so many people died, I was more concerned about the few faces I would never see again.SarahSophomore, astronautical engineering—I was in my fifth grade homeroom classroom when the towers were hit. It was one of the only rooms in the school with a television and they had herded us all in like innocent sheep to watch what the teachers deemed an “historic” event. All of a sudden there were hundreds of children crowded in the room, sobbing, watching the news coverage and footage of people jumping from the buildings. I will never forget watching people jumping- their bodies limp as they flung them out the windows. I remember saying to my friends how they looked like sacks of potatoes. I also said that the paper flying from the building was pretty.One by one the children from the school were picked up by frantic parents who somehow believed that an elementary school in the middle of nowhere  was less safe than a home in a development. My brothers and sister and I were one of very few kids who were not shepherded home.I remember arriving on the bus and seeing my Mom and Dad at the bottom of our painfully long and steep driveway. It had turned out that my dad was just outside of new york doing business, and my mother had spent the entire day trying to find him. All transportation and communication had been ceased, so my dad rented a car and just started driving home. The fear that I saw in my mothers eyes, even for that instant, is something that I will never be able to erase from my memory. It was that same fear that haunted her every time she picked up the phone- wondering if someone we knew was inside the towers.My aunt owns an ambulance company in Connecticut — all available units were sent to Giants Stadium. None were used.I feel that the reality of Sept. 11 is different for the people who are from the east coast that really felt the physical shock of it. That is in no way to discredit the emotions of those not from the area but our experience with the tragedy manifested itself differently. I live in Pennsylvania, where those brave men and women of flight 93 took over the plane that crashed about an hour and a half from my home. I had neighbors that wouldn’t leave their houses for weeks. I had friends at school who had lost parents and siblings- I even knew someone whose mother had hung herself after her husband was discovered dead in the rubble.Even more important, I remember the goosebumps and the swell of pride that I felt walking down the street, seeing a flag hang from every stoop. It reminds me of the Pledge of Allegiance- “One nation, under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.” I wish there was a way to give justice to the victims of that day.Despite the differences we have, 9/11 showed us that we are one nation, and we can not be divided. It’s like my Dad always said: When the going gets tough, the tough get going. September 11th is not a day for politics or lobbying, but rather one to celebrate and remember those nearly 3,000 mothers, fathers, firemen, policemen, and U.S. citizens that we will not have the pleasure of walking the earth alongside. This day is for them.LizSophomore, Spanishlast_img read more

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