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A firefighter’s view of NYC

September 30, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Fire chief and wife make pilgrimage to Ground Zero
WORTHINGTON For Worthington Fire Chief Rick von Holdt and his wife, Dayna, a recent trip to New York City was more than just a way to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. It was also a pilgrimage to Ground Zero of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and a way for Rick to honor his fallen firefighting brethren. Continue Reading

Tough choice looms on 9/11 health lawsuits

December 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

More than 1,600 people who filed lawsuits claiming that their health was ruined by dust and smoke from the collapsed World Trade Center must decide by Jan. 2 whether to keep fighting in court, or drop the litigation and apply for benefits from a government compensation fund. Continue Reading

Imam “exploring all options” to resolve NYC mosque debate

September 13, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

UPDATED 12:30 P.M. It may be two blocks from ground zero, but the site of a proposed mosque and Islamic center shouldn’t been seen as sacrosanct in a neighborhood that also harbors a strip club and a betting parlor, the cleric leading the effort said. Continue Reading

U.S. spending $16,000 for imam’s Mideast tour

August 18, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

American taxpayers will pay the imam behind plans for a mosque near the Manhattan site of the Sept. 11 attacks $3,000 in fees for a three-nation outreach trip to the Middle East that will cost roughly $16,000, the State Department said today. Continue Reading