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September 11, 2001 Attacks

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  • Local reactions vary to bin Laden news

    While many people around the world celebrated the death of Osama bin Laden this week, Cecil Birnbaum found himself in a contemplative frame of mind. Birnbaum, the chaplain of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11548 in Huntington Beach, could easily...
  • Showing 'the face of Islam'

     Showing 'the face of Islam'
    Before the Huntington Beach City Council meets every other week, someone walks up to the podium to lead a prayer after the flag salute. Prayers in public meetings often end with a phrase like "in Jesus' name," which reflects the country's dominant...
  • Women share faith, common ground at luncheon

    Women share faith, common ground at luncheon
    NEWPORT BEACH — Nadia Hassan was the only woman at her table who covered her hair with a scarf Monday during an interfaith luncheon at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic church. When it was her turn to speak on behalf of the women at her table,...
  • City Lights: Give them a hero's welcome

    A few years ago, I interviewed a local high school graduate who enlisted in the Marines after 9/11. He and I met in front of his alma mater, and as he posed for a picture by the school sign, a woman pulled up to the curb, handed our photographer $100 in...
  • Three oorahs for adopted battalion

    Three oorahs for adopted battalion
    Red, white and blue balloons filled Marine View Middle School's gymnasium, and the colors were echoed throughout on banners hung on every surface. Students mimicked their surroundings in patriotic-colored clothes, waving miniature American flags and...
  • A towering effort

    A towering effort
    Patrick Vogel never saw the World Trade Center outside of photographs, and he didn't know anyone who died on9/11. But as far as the Long Beach artist is concerned, he has a connection — a slight, geographical one — to the terrorist attacks...
  • City Lights: The circus act that is the election cycle

    This just in: The 2012 presidential race heated up last week, slightly, as a pair of new challengers threw their hats in the ring. Some may recognize former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who ran unsuccessfully last time. Texas Rep. Ron Paul, whose...
  • World View: An emotional return to the twin towers

    All I could hear was the sound of perpetually falling water. I stood recently in the shadow of the Freedom Tower under construction, and faced one of the two parapets with names of the dead etched in bronze. Not even the rattle of jackhammers in the...
  • City Lights: Looking back on an interview with Christopher Hitchens

    City Lights: Looking back on an interview with Christopher Hitchens
    Christopher Hitchens would have been a darn good high school teacher. That was one of my first memories after hearing that the prolific author and columnist had died Thursday at the age of 62. A leftist for years, then an adamant supporter of the War...
  • Mailbag: This year's Fourth was true independence day

    Congratulations are in order to Mayor Don Hansen and the other four city councilmen who voted in January of this year to lift the ban on the sale and use of "safe and sane" fireworks in the city of Huntington Beach. I know this is going to be...
  • Police, fire associations await 9/11 memorial designs

    Police, fire associations await 9/11 memorial designs
    Three months ago, Huntington Beach's police and fire associations received a pair of steel girders from the World Trade Center and announced plans to make them rise again — in the form of a monument outside City Hall to remember the victims of the...
  • City Lights: A wish list in H.B. for 2012

    I was about to write that this column is the Independent's Christmas wish list, but then I realized that Dec. 25 will have passed by the time the paper hits the newsstand. It will also barely miss Hanukkah. Kwanzaa, maybe? Well, never mind any particular...