9/11 A Day that will Live in Infamy

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Of all the 9/11 survivor stories, one of the most unbelievable belongs to two
men: Brian Clark, a Canadian businessman whose office was struck by one of the planes, and Stanley Praimnath, the man whose life he saved.

On 11 September, 2001, Mr Clark was at work on the 84th floor of the
World Trade Center’s South Tower. At 9:03am, Flight 175 struck floors
77 to 85 of the building, with Mr Clark’s office at the top of the impact zone.
“Our room just got rocked, just destroyed in a second,” Mr Clark told the
Associated Press ten years later. “And it was for the next 10 seconds after
that immediate impact – that was the only 10 seconds of the day that I was afraid.Terrified, in fact.” There were three staircases in front of Mr Clark. On an
impulse, he started heading down Stairway A. He had no idea that was the onlystaircase that hadn’t been destroyed.

On the 81st floor, a woman heading upstairs stopped Mr Clark and the co-workers who had followed him. She told them to turn back, because she’d seen fire and debris lower down. Her advice was to head to the roof, where she hoped a helicopter would rescue them. The woman headed up, and Mr Clark’s group stayed in the stairwell, debating what to do. Then Mr Clark heard a sound.“I got distracted by a banging noise inside the 81st floor, and I strained to listen to what I thought was a voice,” he said. “‘Help! Help! I’m
buried! Is anybody there? I can’t breathe!’”Mr Clark left the group and headed
toward the voice. Amid the debris, he saw a hand sticking out through a hole in a wall, waving up and down. Mr Clark shone his flashlight into the hole, and
saw two eyes staring back at him.This was Stanley Praimnath, a Fuji Bank employee who had seen Flight 175 approach and ducked under his desk just before the impact. Miraculously, the desk shielded him as his office collapsed.

Now Mr Praimnath was trapped behind a wall. Mr Clark grabbed his hands and pulled. After several tries, he managed to heave him over the top. Mr Praimnath was overcome with gratitude.

“He gave me a big kiss,” Mr Clark later remembered, laughing uncomfortably.
“I said, ‘Uh, I’m Brian.’ He said, ‘I’m Stanley! We’ll be brothers for life!’”

The two men headed back to the staircase. By this time, the rest of Mr Clark’s
group had headed upstairs, hoping for a rescue that never came. None of them would survive.Mr Clark and Mr Praimnath headed the other way, beginning the long journey down 80 floors to the bottom. Eventually they encountered some smoking debris, but were able to move it aside.

At 9:55am, they finally reached the ground floor. As they left the building, a
firefighter told them to run, because debris was falling on the street. They
followed his instructions.

When they were a couple of blocks away, Mr Praimnath looked behind them.
“He said, ‘You know, I think that building could come down,’” Mr Clark recalled.
“And I said, ‘There’s no way! That’s a steel structure…’”

Before he could finish his sentence, the South Tower began collapsing.
Though they didn’t know it at the time, Mr Clark and Mr Praimnath had escaped just four minutes before the collapse. Of all the people in the floors above where Flight 175 crashed, only four survived. Mr Clark and Mr Praimnath are two of them. Looking back years later, Mr Clark still can’t explain why he’s alive.

We asked our friend in England Snehal Rabheru to relate what the Queen’s death has meant to him as a citizen of Great Britain. This is what he wrote.“I’d say since I was born in 1976 there is always excitement when we see the queen on television.  Every Christmas the queen gives an annual speech on the successes, struggles and achievements of the UK and over the world.  We will surely miss that as she expresses her thankfulness to all those who serve our country including healthcare workers.  Many of governmental organisations have had “her majesty” in front like our tax is Her Majesty’s Revenue and custom and our equivalent of your CIA which is MI5 and MI6 known as Her majesty’s Secret Service. All our currency has the queen’s head on them so will be strange once our money gets re-minted to see if we will still have the queen’s picture on our coins/notes.  Our post office boxes are all engraved E II R to signify “ Elizabeth Regina the 2nd” Regina i think is latin for queen.” 

Loose tiger sightings reported to police in Louisiana
Authorities in Louisiana are investigating numerous reports of a tiger or other
big cat on the loose in a city.Several social media posts emerged Thursday nightand early Friday morning reporting a tiger had been seen walking around Houma’s downtown area, but no photo or video evidence of the animal emerged.
The Houma Police Department said it received multiple calls about a big cat.
“Anytime we receive multiple calls about something like this, we’re obligated
to perform a search,” a department representative told WVUE-TV.
The representative said officers have not “laid eyes” on the animal themselves.
The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office said it received one report of a large
cat on the loose and deputies are currently speaking with local animal rescue
groups about the sighting.

Musical Roads: Places Where the Streets Sing
You’re probably familiar with rumble strips, those grooves on roads that
make a loud, obnoxious noise when a car crosses them. Shoulder and centerline strips are placed to alert drivers that they’re getting too close to the edge of their lanes, while transverse strips typically cross the entire road and are used to signal that drivers should slow down.
In most cases, rumble strips are anything but pleasant to the ear—but a
few enterprising individuals realized that it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact,
varying the length and distance of the grooves can allow cars to create melodies on the road. Here a few places where you can find harmonious highways.
Transportation officials in New Mexico hope that “America the Beautiful” will
get cars to slow down on a section of historic Route 66 between Albuquerque
and Tijeras. To hear the song at the proper speed and pitch, vehicles must
strictly obey the posted speed limit of 45 mph. Drivers are unable to hear
the song if they are going even a few miles under or over the limit.

The only other musical road in the U.S. can be found in Lancaster, California,
where a snippet of the “William Tell Overture” plays for drivers going 55 mph.
The attraction was originally installed near a residential
area, but citizens complained so much that the grooves were paved over just
two weeks after they were installed. The city received hundreds of phone
calls from people who missed The Lone Ranger theme song and eventually
agreed to reinstall the strips in an industrial area where it wouldn’t bother
residents. If you listen to the clip below and think, “Hmm, something is a little
off here…” you’re absolutely right.

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