- Newsmaker: Italian Wiretaps on Possible Al Qaeda Attacks
The Los Angeles Times reports that it has obtained transcripts of wiretaps that apparently refer to planned terrorist attacks involving airports, airplanes and the US. Taps of suspected al Qaeda terrorists were made by Italian police in the 13 months preceding September 11. Sebastian Rotella, Paris bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, broke the news.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Future of Ground Zero
Tomorrow, the last truck will roll out of the World Trade Center, bearing the last piece of remains from the September 11 attack. Rescue workers will say goodbye to the site that has become a sad home for them, and thousands of Americans will join them in-person or on television in this final farewell. Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for The New Yorker, has written about the site and its cultural impact.
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