News for Tuesday, September 11, 2001

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Responses based on emotions

The lines of people waiting to give blood to aid victims of Tuesday's terrorist hijackings stretched around the block at midday in Manhattan. At the Bonfils Blood Center in Denver, the wait to give blood was four hours.

Terrorism experts offer ideas

Local political scientists said Tuesday's terrorist attacks appear to send a message of deep distaste for western capitalism. "They struck the heart of the economic centers," said Michael Kanner, University of Colorado at Boulder lecturer of American politics, foreign affairs and national security.

COMMENTARY

What Happened to My City?

What happened to my city? That was all I could think at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday morning as I talked with a friend from Brooklyn N.Y. with whom I usually discuss the most recent New York Knicks game. I was tuned into a fuzzy picture of the World Trade Towers, which had already been reduced to one building. As we talked, the second building crumbled. I had no idea what to say or think.

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Local airports take cues from FAA

All air traffic at Routt County's two public airports was grounded Tuesday along with traffic at the rest of the nation's airports.

Travelers face uncertainty

Steamboat tourists in N.Y. escape tragedy

A pair of Steamboat Springs travelers narrowly escaped the Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers.

Local vets frustrated

Many draw comparisons to attack on Pearl Harbor

Spiro Callas was only a teen-ager when a muffled radio broadcast described the sketchy details of an unprovoked attack on the United States in the Pacific.

Off to the races

Sailors cross-country team opens season at home Saturday

It wasn't a part of the plan when the Steamboat Springs High School cross country team started preparing for the 2001 season. But after the opening meet of the year in Leadville was canceled last weekend because of snow, the Sailors quickly realized that Howelsen Hill would be the team's first stop.

Locals react different ways

Some cry, others get in line for gas

Kate Buster and Mary Jane Mitchell of Kansas City, Mo., woke up Tuesday morning in a Steamboat Springs bed and breakfast to a newscast they initially thought was an advertisement for a new movie. Stunned, they began to grasp the news commercial airliners believed to have been hijacked by terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center towers and then the Pentagon.

Local brokers gauge impact

What loss of trade center means isn't clear yet

Any financial loss associated with Tuesday's terrorist attacks pales when compared to the horrific loss of life. But two local stockbrokers said the monetary loss resulting from the attacks and the close of all of the country's financial markets is beyond their reckoning.

County increases its state of alert

Otherwise, it's business as usual

The stream of live newscasts providing round-the-clock coverage of terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon was a little too distracting Tuesday for county employees. "It's numbing," said Georgian Kalow, of the county's personnel department. "It's shocking. We're all in this perpetual state of disbelief."

Locals come together in prayer

More than 40 people kneeled in prayer Tuesday night during a special service at St. Paul Episcopal Church. As residents recited Psalms and prayed for the victims and their families of Tuesday's terrorist attacks, they also tried to fight back tears.

Reaching out to students

Schools use different methods used to help children cope

The normally bustling front entrance of Steamboat Springs High School seemed eerily quiet as students sat watching the breaking news coverage of Tuesday's terrorist attacks. "There is nothing to do but wonder and watch," Jessica Toothaker said as she sat watching in her first period leadership class.