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    Memorial~American Airlines Flight 11



    A few posters last week said they would like to learn more about those who perished (were murdered, actually) on the doomed flights the morning of 9-11.


    I will post a list of passengers for this flight, and if ya'll would like to share what you know, or pick a passenger and post a profile (with picture would be nice), that would be great.

    There are so many stories to be told, and so many lives cut short senselessly.

    PLEASE KEEP POLITICAL BS OFF THESE THREADS. THERE IS A SPECIFIC PLACE HERE AT WS FOR THAT.

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    This was the first plane to crash.
    Crew:

    • Barbara Arestegui, 38, Marstons Mills, Mass., flight attendant
    • Jeffrey Collman, 41, Novato, Calif., flight attendant
    • Sara Low, 28, Batesville, Ark., flight attendant
    • Karen Martin, 40, Danvers, Mass., flight attendant
    • Thomas McGuinness, 42, Portsmouth, N.H., first officer
    • Kathleen Nicosia, flight attendant
    • John Ogonowski, 52, Dracut, Mass., captain
    • Betty Ong, 45, Andover, Mass., flight attendant
    • Jean Roger, 24, Longmeadow, Mass., flight attendant
    • Dianne Snyder, 42, Westport, Mass., flight attendant
    • Madeline Sweeney, 35, Acton, Mass., flight attendant
    Passengers:
    • Anna Williams Allison, 48, Stoneham, Mass., founder, A2 Software Solutions
    • David Angell, 54, Pasadena, Calif., executive producer, NBC's ''Frasier''
    • Lynn Angell, Pasadena, Calif.
    • Seima Aoyama
    • Myra Aronson, 52, Charlestown, Mass., press and analyst relations manager
    • Christine Barbuto, 32, Brookline, Mass., TJX Co.
    • Carolyn Beug, 48, Los Angeles, Calif.
    • Kelly Booms, 24, Boston, Mass., PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • Carol Bouchard, 43, Warwick, R.I., emergency room secretary, Kent County Hospital
    • Neilie Casey, 32, Wellesley, Mass., TJX Co.
    • Jeffrey Coombs, 42, Abington, Mass., security analyst, Compaq
    • Tara Creamer, 30, Worcester, Mass.
    • Thelma Cuccinello, 71, Wilmot, N.H.
    • Patrick Currivan
    • Brian Dale, 43, Warren, N.J.
    • David DiMeglio, Wakefield, Mass.
    • Donald Ditullio, 49, Peabody, Mass., Smith and Nephew
    • Albert Dominguez, 65, Sydney, Australia
    • Alex Filipov, 70, Concord, Mass., electrical engineer
    • Carol Flyzik, 40, Plaistow, N.H.
    • Paul Friedman
    • Karleton D.B. Fyfe, 31, Brookline, Mass., John Hancock
    • Peter Gay, 54, Tewksbury, Mass., plant manager, Raytheon Co.
    • Linda George, 27, Westboro, Mass., TJX Co.
    • Edmund Glazer, 41, Los Angeles, Calif., chief financial officer, MRV Communications
    • Lisa Fenn Gordenstein, 41, Needham, Mass., TJX Co.
    • Andrew Curry Green, 34, Los Angeles, Calif., director of business development, eLogic
    • Paige Farley Hackel, 46, Newton, Mass., spiritual counselor
    • Peter Hashem, 40, Tewksbury, Mass., salesman
    • Robert Hayes, 37, Amesbury, Mass., sales engineer, Netstal
    • Ted Hennessey, 35, Belmont, Mass., consultant
    • John Hofer
    • Cora Holland, 52, Sudbury, Mass., Sudbury Food Pantry at Our Lady of Fatima Church
    • Nicholas Humber, 60, Newton, Mass., owner, Brae Burn Management
    • John Jenkins, 45, Cambridge, Mass., corporate office services manager, Charles River Associates
    • Charles Jones, 48, Bedford, Mass., computer programmer
    • Robin Kaplan, 33, Westboro, Mass., TJX Co.
    • Barbara Keating, 72, Palm Springs, Calif.
    • David Kovalcin, 42, Hudson, N.H.
    • Judy Larocque, 50, Framingham, Mass., founder and CEO, Market Perspectives
    • N. Janis Lasden, 46, Peabody, Mass., General Electric
    • Daniel John Lee, 34, Los Angeles, Calif.
    • Daniel C. Lewin, 31, co-founder, Akamai Technologies
    • Susan MacKay, 44, Westford, Mass., TJX Co.
    • Chris Mello, 25, Boston, Mass., analyst
    • Jeff Mladenik, 43, Hinsdale, Ill., interim president, E-Logic
    • Antonio Montoya, 46, East Boston, Mass., housekeeping worker, Boston Harbor Hotel
    • Carlos Montoya
    • Laura Lee Morabito, 34, Framingham, Mass., national sales manager, Qantas Airways
    • Mildred Naiman, Andover, Mass.
    • Laurie Neira
    • Renee Newell, 37, Cranston, R.I., customer service agent, American Airlines
    • Jacqueline Norton, 60, Lubec, Maine, retiree
    • Robert Norton, 82, Lubec, Maine, retiree
    • Jane Orth, 49, Haverhill, Mass., retiree, Lucent Technologies
    • Thomas Pecorelli, 31, Los Angeles, Calif., cameraman, Fox Sports and E! Entertainment Television
    • Berry Berenson Perkins, 53, Wellfleet, Mass., actress and photographer
    • Sonia Morales Puopolo, 58, Dover, Mass., former ballet dancer
    • David Retik, Needham, Mass.
    • Philip Rosenzweig, Acton, Mass., executive, Sun Microsystems
    • Richard Ross, 58, Newton, Mass., Ross Group
    • Jessica Sachs, 22, Billerica, Mass., accountant, PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • Rahma Salie, 28, Boston, Mass.
    • Heather Smith, 30, Boston, Mass., Beacon Capital Partners
    • Douglas Stone, 54, Dover, N.H.
    • Xavier Suarez
    • Michael Theodoridis, 32, Boston, Mass., consultant
    • James Trentini, 65, Everett, Mass., retired teacher and assistant principal
    • Mary Trentini, 67, Everett, Mass., retired secretary
    • Pendyala Vamsikrishna, 30, Los Angeles, Calif., project manager for consulting firm, DTI
    • Mary Wahlstrom, 75, Kaysville, Utah
    • Kenneth Waldie, 46, Methuen, Mass., Raytheon Co.
    • John Wenckus, 46, Torrance, Calif., tax consultant
    • Candace Lee Williams, 20, Danbury, Conn., student
    • Christopher Zarba, 47, Hopkinton, Mass., software engineer, Concord Communications

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    Madeline Sweeney, 35, Acton, Mass., flight attendant




    From Wikipedia:

    Madeline Amy Sweeney, known as Amy Sweeney, was a flight attendant on board American Airlines flight 11 when it was flown into the North Tower of the World Trade Center as part of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack. She relayed information about the hijacking on board by phone to her supervisor on the ground. Flight 11 was the first plane to crash and her call was apparently the first news of the hijackings.
    It is not known exactly where on board she was calling from. Information relayed included the seat numbers and descriptions of four of the hijackers, although the FBI later named five hijackers on board the flight. It is said that the information given enabled investigators to link the day's hijackings to Al-Qaeda.

    Her report was delivered in a calm, deliberate manner, an airline official said, to the very end, when she slowly stated, "I see water and buildings. Oh my God! Oh my God!"

    She was 35 when she died. She had been a flight attendant for 12 years. She left behind a family of a husband and two children, aged 4 and 5. They lived in Acton, Massachusetts. She normally only worked weekends, but had chosen to do an extra shift that day.

    On Feb 11, 2002, she was commemorated in a series of new annual bravery awards initiated by the Massachusetts government. The annual Madeline Amy Sweeney Award will be awarded every September 11 to at least one Massachusetts resident who displayed extraordinary courage in defending or saving the lives of others.

    On Feb 11, 2002, she was commemorated in a series of new annual bravery awards initiated by the Massachusetts government. The annual Madeline Amy Sweeney Award will be awarded every September 11 to at least one Massachusetts resident who displayed extraordinary courage in defending or saving the lives of others.

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    Wonderful idea!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoMom
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    This was the first plane to crash.
    Crew:
    • Barbara Arestegui, 38, Marstons Mills, Mass., flight attendant
    • Jeffrey Collman, 41, Novato, Calif., flight attendant
    • Sara Low, 28, Batesville, Ark., flight attendant
    • Karen Martin, 40, Danvers, Mass., flight attendant
    • Thomas McGuinness, 42, Portsmouth, N.H., first officer
    • Kathleen Nicosia, flight attendant
    • John Ogonowski, 52, Dracut, Mass., captain
    • Betty Ong, 45, Andover, Mass., flight attendant
    • Jean Roger, 24, Longmeadow, Mass., flight attendant
    • Dianne Snyder, 42, Westport, Mass., flight attendant
    • Madeline Sweeney, 35, Acton, Mass., flight attendant
    Passengers:
    • Anna Williams Allison, 48, Stoneham, Mass., founder, A2 Software Solutions
    • David Angell, 54, Pasadena, Calif., executive producer, NBC's ''Frasier''
    • Lynn Angell, Pasadena, Calif.
    • Seima Aoyama
    • Myra Aronson, 52, Charlestown, Mass., press and analyst relations manager
    • Christine Barbuto, 32, Brookline, Mass., TJX Co.
    • Carolyn Beug, 48, Los Angeles, Calif.
    • Kelly Booms, 24, Boston, Mass., PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • Carol Bouchard, 43, Warwick, R.I., emergency room secretary, Kent County Hospital
    • Neilie Casey, 32, Wellesley, Mass., TJX Co.
    • Jeffrey Coombs, 42, Abington, Mass., security analyst, Compaq
    • Tara Creamer, 30, Worcester, Mass.
    • Thelma Cuccinello, 71, Wilmot, N.H.
    • Patrick Currivan
    • Brian Dale, 43, Warren, N.J.
    • David DiMeglio, Wakefield, Mass.
    • Donald Ditullio, 49, Peabody, Mass., Smith and Nephew
    • Albert Dominguez, 65, Sydney, Australia
    • Alex Filipov, 70, Concord, Mass., electrical engineer
    • Carol Flyzik, 40, Plaistow, N.H.
    • Paul Friedman
    • Karleton D.B. Fyfe, 31, Brookline, Mass., John Hancock
    • Peter Gay, 54, Tewksbury, Mass., plant manager, Raytheon Co.
    • Linda George, 27, Westboro, Mass., TJX Co.
    • Edmund Glazer, 41, Los Angeles, Calif., chief financial officer, MRV Communications
    • Lisa Fenn Gordenstein, 41, Needham, Mass., TJX Co.
    • Andrew Curry Green, 34, Los Angeles, Calif., director of business development, eLogic
    • Paige Farley Hackel, 46, Newton, Mass., spiritual counselor
    • Peter Hashem, 40, Tewksbury, Mass., salesman
    • Robert Hayes, 37, Amesbury, Mass., sales engineer, Netstal
    • Ted Hennessey, 35, Belmont, Mass., consultant
    • John Hofer
    • Cora Holland, 52, Sudbury, Mass., Sudbury Food Pantry at Our Lady of Fatima Church
    • Nicholas Humber, 60, Newton, Mass., owner, Brae Burn Management
    • John Jenkins, 45, Cambridge, Mass., corporate office services manager, Charles River Associates
    • Charles Jones, 48, Bedford, Mass., computer programmer
    • Robin Kaplan, 33, Westboro, Mass., TJX Co.
    • Barbara Keating, 72, Palm Springs, Calif.
    • David Kovalcin, 42, Hudson, N.H.
    • Judy Larocque, 50, Framingham, Mass., founder and CEO, Market Perspectives
    • N. Janis Lasden, 46, Peabody, Mass., General Electric
    • Daniel John Lee, 34, Los Angeles, Calif.
    • Daniel C. Lewin, 31, co-founder, Akamai Technologies
    • Susan MacKay, 44, Westford, Mass., TJX Co.
    • Chris Mello, 25, Boston, Mass., analyst
    • Jeff Mladenik, 43, Hinsdale, Ill., interim president, E-Logic
    • Antonio Montoya, 46, East Boston, Mass., housekeeping worker, Boston Harbor Hotel
    • Carlos Montoya
    • Laura Lee Morabito, 34, Framingham, Mass., national sales manager, Qantas Airways
    • Mildred Naiman, Andover, Mass.
    • Laurie Neira
    • Renee Newell, 37, Cranston, R.I., customer service agent, American Airlines
    • Jacqueline Norton, 60, Lubec, Maine, retiree
    • Robert Norton, 82, Lubec, Maine, retiree
    • Jane Orth, 49, Haverhill, Mass., retiree, Lucent Technologies
    • Thomas Pecorelli, 31, Los Angeles, Calif., cameraman, Fox Sports and E! Entertainment Television
    • Berry Berenson Perkins, 53, Wellfleet, Mass., actress and photographer
    • Sonia Morales Puopolo, 58, Dover, Mass., former ballet dancer
    • David Retik, Needham, Mass.
    • Philip Rosenzweig, Acton, Mass., executive, Sun Microsystems
    • Richard Ross, 58, Newton, Mass., Ross Group
    • Jessica Sachs, 22, Billerica, Mass., accountant, PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • Rahma Salie, 28, Boston, Mass.
    • Heather Smith, 30, Boston, Mass., Beacon Capital Partners
    • Douglas Stone, 54, Dover, N.H.
    • Xavier Suarez
    • Michael Theodoridis, 32, Boston, Mass., consultant
    • James Trentini, 65, Everett, Mass., retired teacher and assistant principal
    • Mary Trentini, 67, Everett, Mass., retired secretary
    • Pendyala Vamsikrishna, 30, Los Angeles, Calif., project manager for consulting firm, DTI
    • Mary Wahlstrom, 75, Kaysville, Utah
    • Kenneth Waldie, 46, Methuen, Mass., Raytheon Co.
    • John Wenckus, 46, Torrance, Calif., tax consultant
    • Candace Lee Williams, 20, Danbury, Conn., student
    • Christopher Zarba, 47, Hopkinton, Mass., software engineer, Concord Communications
    Thanks so much Idaho Mom-do you know where we could find the names of passengers and flight attendants from the other three planes?
    Thanks!
    Ellen13

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    Chris Mello, 25, Boston, Mass., analyst







    Christopher D. Mello of Boston, a former resident of Rye, N.Y., died Tuesday, Sept. 11. He was 25.


    He died on American Airlines Flight 11, which crashed into the World Trade Center Tuesday, Sept. 11, according to his family.

    Born June 22, 1976, in Greenwich, he was a son of Douglas and Ellen Mello of Rye.Mr. Mello graduated from Rye High School in 1994. He was vice president of his senior class and a member of the National Honors Society with an academic average of 93.84. He received the University of Michigan Book Award for Academic Excellence and received a magna cum laude grade on the 1993 National Latin Exam.

    Mr. Mello was a member of Rye High School's varsity football team, serving as co-captain in 1993. He was voted the most valuable defensive player when the team went to the New York State finals in 1993. He was also a member of the varsity basketball and baseball teams and was voted Con-Edison's Athlete of the Week in 1993. He was presented with the Golden Dozen Scholar Athlete Award for athletic and academic achievements.

    While in high school, he was a Model United Nations representative, student leader of the Core Group, and a member of Students Against Drunk Driving, the Principal's Student Union Advisory Board, the yearbook, Student Council and the Sportsmanship Committee. He performed more than 200 hours of community service.

    Mr. Mello received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Princeton University in 1998. While at Princeton, he was vice president of the Cottage Club, a member of the Rugby Club, Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity and the 21 Club.

    He worked as a financial analyst at BT Alex Brown in Baltimore before moving to Boston where he worked as an analyst for Alta Communications.He played golf with his family and was a member of the Apawamis Country Club in Rye and a member of the Rye YMCA. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, John Douglas Mello of New York City; and his paternal grandmother, Alice Mello of Barefoot Bay, Fla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellen13
    Thanks so much Idaho Mom-do you know where we could find the names of passengers and flight attendants from the other three planes?
    Thanks!
    Ellen13
    Google the flight names/numbers. I'm getting ready to start a thread on Flight 93.

    Have a good day!

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    Tara Creamer



    Tara Shea Creamer, 30, Worcester, Mass., was an infrequent flier who fretted about leaving her two children, Colin, 4, and Nora, 1. "She was just a kind and loving wife and mother. And she was everything to me and my children," husband John Creamer told The Boston Globe. Tara was merchandise planning manager for TJX Cos., the off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions. She had worked for TJX since her graduation from the University of Massachusets seven years before. She was among seven employees of TJX who held tickets for American Airlines Flight 11 to Los Angeles.

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    Thumbed Her Nose at Age



    At 81, Mildred Naiman kept the pedal to the metal. "She had a little bit of a lead foot," said her daughter-in-law Carol Naiman. "She had been stopped for speeding and was totally insulted the officer would give an old woman a ticket."

    Despite the number of birthdays that had passed, she lived her life at full tilt. She called her apartment in an Andover, Mass., community for the elderly her bachelorette pad, and she kept her friends there busy, organizing shopping excursions, dinners out and weekend trips. She headed to California twice a year to visit her sons, usually taking American Airlines Flight 11, as she did on Sept. 11. "You'd sort of have to see her between her little excursions," Carol Naiman said.

    All this despite two knee replacements, cataracts and a variety of other health problems. "If something was wrong with her," said her son Russ Naiman, "she'd go to the doctor and say, "Fix me up; I've got a lot of traveling to do.' "
    Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on January 6, 2002.


    Mildred Naiman, 81, of Andover, Mass., felt bad about flying American Airlines Flight 11 to California on Tuesday to see two of her sons and their families. She didn't want to miss her son Richard's 58th birthday that same day.

    But Richard told her: "Mom, it's OK. You can call me from California," recalled Hope Naiman, 28, Mildred Naiman's granddaughter.

    Despite knee replacement surgeries that forced her to be pushed through Boston's Logan Airport in a wheelchair, the feisty grandmother refused to stop her regular trips to see her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    During a family gathering on Sunday, a relative had asked Naiman if she was nervous about flying. "No, I've gone everywhere already--to Germany, the Bahamas," her granddaughter recalled her saying. "I'm not afraid to fly." Profile courtesy of THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arielilane
    Thumbed Her Nose at Age



    At 81, Mildred Naiman kept the pedal to the metal. "She had a little bit of a lead foot," said her daughter-in-law Carol Naiman. "She had been stopped for speeding and was totally insulted the officer would give an old woman a ticket."

    Despite the number of birthdays that had passed, she lived her life at full tilt.
    What a cute story!


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    Candace Lee Williams
    20, Danbury, Conn., student
    (March 5, 1981 - September 11, 2001)

    From nytimes.com:

    How to comprehend the terrible symmetry that returned Candace Lee Williams to the place of her triumph, the World Trade Center? A 20-year- old student in the cooperative work-study program at Northeastern University in Boston, she toiled from January to June at Merrill Lynch as an intern on the 14th floor of 1 World Trade Center. "They loved her there so much, they took her out to dinner on her last day, and sent her home in a limousine," said her mother, Sherri. "Then they wrote Northeastern a letter saying, `Send us five more like Candace.'"
    After finishing midterm exams in her June-to-December schedule, instead of returning home to Danbury, Conn., Ms. Williams agreed to meet her Northeastern roommate, Erin, at her home in California. "They'd rented a convertible preparing for the occasion, and Candace wanted her picture taken with that Hollywood sign," her mother said. So on Sept. 11 in Boston, Candace boarded Flight 11, which was then hijacked and sent crashing into the same trade center tower where she had worked. "The airline told us she was seated next to an 80-year-old grandmother on the plane," her mother said, "and I know that Candace was consoling that woman to the last."

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    Jean Roger, 24, Longmeadow, Mass., flight attendant


    I didn't know Jean but I knew her brother, James. We worked together during the summer 1998. I saw him being interviewed on television about Jean's death about a week after 9/11. I was shocked to discover that I had a connection with one of the victims. The comments at her webpage reveal that she was a very sweet person.
    http://66.223.12.161/september11Vict...mInfo.asp?ID=9

    My sympathies to Jean's family and friends.

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    Paige Farley-Hackel

    Name: Paige Farley HackelAge: 46
    Sex: FemaleProfession: Spiritual Adviser
    Location: American Airlines Flight 11City: Newton
    State: Massachusetts

    Paige Farley-Hackel, 46, was aboard Flight 11 on her way to Los Angeles to be certified as a coach in the Debbie Ford Shadow Process, described in promotional material as "a spiritually based emotional healing seminar.”

    At home in Newton, Mass., she was preparing to launch an AM talk radio program called Spiritually Speaking, and her stepdaughter, Jodi Miller, described her as "an incredible caregiver” who was "always there for everyone.” In addition to Miller, Farley-Hackel is survived by her stepson, Peter Hackel; her husband, Allan Hackel; her mother, Marjorie Farley of Saint Simon's Island, Ga.; and a brother, Michael Farley of Mesa, Ariz.



    You may think of it as the strangest collision in the strangest week in American memory. You might call it the deadly serendipity of circumstances, an incredible freak of science and mathematics and airline schedules, or the terrible collateral of terrorist carnage.

    Ruth Clifford McCourt and Paige Farley Hackel would say you were wrong to think of their story as random--if only they were still here to tell it.

    McCourt and Hackel were best friends for more than a decade. They toured Africa together. They were meditation partners. In their mid-40s, they still were turning heads all over New England. "Soul sisters," they called themselves. Separate the two and the universe might be thrown dangerously out of balance.

    Tuesday, they were traveling with each other again, driving to Boston's Logan International Airport to begin a vacation in Southern California. With Ruth's daughter Juliana in tow, they would see friends and spend a few days at Deepak Chopra's Center for Well Being in La Jolla.

    But their togetherness ended at the airport: Try as they might, they couldn't get seats on the same plane.

    Hackel, 46, left first, on American Airlines Flight 11. Ruth McCourt, 45, and Juliana, 4, boarded United Airlines Flight 175.

    In New York, McCourt's brother, Ronald Clifford, had arrived at the World Trade Center from his home in New Jersey. He was 15 minutes early for a business meeting. As he paced the lobby, he felt the building shake.

    It was Paige Hackel's flight crashing into the north tower.

    Clifford spotted a woman whose skin had been singed. He led her out of the building and helped her find medical treatment, according to relatives. Then he looked up and saw the plane carrying his sister and niece crash into the south tower.

    On Saturday, Hackel's family, including her mother, husband and stepson, attended a funeral Mass for McCourt and her daughter in East Lyme, Conn. Today, the McCourt clan will travel north to Boston for Hackel's service. The brother who saw it all insisted on handling the arrangements.

    "This is all completely appropriate," said McCourt's mother, Paula Scott. "I knew that if one of them had to go, both of them would have to go. And now our families have come together.

    "My daughter and Paige were terribly connected."

    One morning 11 years ago, Paige Hackel walked into Clifford Classiques, a spa on Centre Street in Boston that Ruth Clifford had opened in 1985. A conversation about everything from skin treatments to the afterlife ensued. The two women discovered they had, in different ways, devoted their lives to healing.

    The third of six children and the only daughter of a paper merchant and his wife in Cork, Ireland, Ruth Clifford had immigrated to the United States at age 17. After living briefly in Los Angeles, she moved to Rochester, N.Y., where she was hired to open satellite campuses around the country for a modeling school based there. In 1982, she settled in Boston.

    The woman who entered her shop had a tougher life. Born in the Boston suburb of Framingham, the former Paige Farley, one of three siblings, spent much of her early years battling drug and alcohol addiction. She successfully completed treatment in 1985 and, by the time she met Clifford, she was volunteering with Salvation Army treatment programs and working toward a master's degree in substance abuse counseling.

    She sought out spiritual counsel from self-help gurus, notably author Wayne Dyer. She met and married Allan Hackel and they settled into a home in Newton, not far from McCourt's. Their answering machine playfully urges friends to "take a deep breath, smile, enjoy the day."

    "Paige had been through a lot," says Mimi Torp of Santa Monica, who was a friend of both women. But now "she was married to a husband who . . . was a very supportive man."

    The new friends made a striking pair on the streets of Boston. Clifford, who had done some modeling, was tall with fire-red hair. Hackel, who ran triathlons, had dark hair and bright eyes that commanded attention.

    Hackel introduced Clifford to meditation. They had traveled to Chopra's center in La Jolla at least once before. In recent years, Hackel had studied with a colleague of Chopra's, Debbie Ford, author of the New York Times bestseller "The Dark Side of the Light Chasers."

    Hackel was a member of an "integrative coaching" group that met over the phone every Tuesday. She found Ford's "shadow process" so inspiring that she made plans to start an AM radio show to be called "Spiritually Speaking."

    "For many people who have been on the road to recovery, it's not about trying to get rid of or change everything," says Ford. "It's about learning to love and integrate all parts of you."

    In September 1994, Clifford married David McCourt, owner of a construction business, in a ceremony at the Vatican. When Juliana was born, Hackel was her godmother. In 1999, the McCourts moved to a waterfront home in New London, Conn., David's hometown.

    To bridge the distance, the friends scheduled outings. Hackel would come to Connecticut for McCourt's St. Patrick's Day parties, or McCourt would travel north to join Hackel on trips to Loon Mountain in New Hampshire.

    In January of this year, McCourt, Hackel and Hackel's mother, Marjorie Farley, visited South Africa and Zimbabwe. In March, they went skiing. Last month, McCourt helped her friend organize a birthday party for Hackel's mother in Boston.

    The California trip would be another opportunity to be together. McCourt would tag along with Hackel on a four-day intensive session with Ford at Chopra's. They would visit friends in Los Angeles and take Juliana to Disneyland.

    It wasn't until Tuesday night that their loved ones pieced together the details of the tragedy. Family and friends said they took small comfort--but comfort nonetheless--in the fact that the two friends had perished together.

    In California, Ford said she believes that in some way, the proximity of the deaths of Hackel and the two McCourts were "planned, fated. . . . I don't really believe in coincidences."

    Family and friends say McCourt and Hackel would have responded to the terrorist attack by emphasizing peace and negotiation.

    In New London, the Juliana McCourt Children's Educational Fund has been established to help foreign students come to the United States and study subjects related to healing and tolerance. In California, a Paige Farley Scholarship will allow people to attend Ford's training program tuition-free. As she prepared for the two funerals, Paula Scott, McCourt's mother, kept replaying the World Trade Center crashes in her mind. She says she somehow knew at the moment she saw the second plane crash on TV that she had lost her granddaughter, her daughter and her daughter's best friend. "I know it wasn't physically possible," she says. "But I had a vision of all of them holding onto each other."

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoMom
    Google the flight names/numbers. I'm getting ready to start a thread on Flight 93.

    Have a good day!
    Thanks IdahoMom-
    I found what I was looking for.
    Ellen13

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    I guess this might be a dumb question...but here goes.

    I have watched a number of very good shows in the past couple days devoted to the 911 events mainly on A&E. This isn't an anniversary what is the significance of the timing?

    Personally I think Americans should be made to watch it all over again about once a month to as a constant reminder and to never forget.

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