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9/13/01: Those with area ties relate tales

This story originally appeared on Sept. 13, 2001.

A bowl of cereal may have saved Maggie Cascone's life.

Cascone, the 25-year-old daughter of Edward and Mary Cascone of Champaign, worked on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center's Tower 2 as an assistant manager for Aramark Corp.

9/13/01: High school discussions help sort out feelings

This story originally appeared on Sept. 13, 2001

As the shock of Tuesday's East Coast attacks began to settle, the questions and discussions arose at local high schools.

9/12/01: Local officials maintain varying levels of alert

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

Federal, state and local officials were on varying levels of security alerts Tuesday after the series of terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.

Most schools, agencies and federal buildings remained open, although many reported heightened security.

9/12/01: Area Muslims express concern

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

CHAMPAIGN - The last time there was a major terrorist attack on this continent, the first people to be blamed were the Muslims.

9/12/01: Fund raising quickly garners aid for crisis

CHAMPAIGN - People were giving at the rate of $100 a minute Tuesday in the first hour as the Red Cross used the Assembly Hall parking lot for a giant drive-in donation center.

"One gentleman drove up with a bank envelope that had $950 in it," said Mike Cation, whose Illini Radio Group was helping to staff the donation.

9/12/01: Blood donations appreciated but deferred

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

Samuel Martland and Edna Kersting were just two of an unknown number of volunteers who offered to donate blood Tuesday in the wake of the shocking attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.

"I'm just trying to do everything I can," said Kersting, 26, of Champaign.

9/13/01: State gas stations charged with fraud

This story originally appeared on Sept. 13, 2001.

SPRINGFIELD - The state is taking at least one gas station company to court, charging unfair business practices after prices jumped up to $5 a gallon at some locations following Tuesday's terrorist attacks.

9/13/01: Postal Service keeps mail moving along

This story originally appeared on Sept. 13, 2001.

If you dropped into the Champaign post office's 24-hour lobby Tuesday evening to use the stamp machine, you would have found the doors locked.

But that, and flags at half staff, are about the only outward signs at local post offices of the tragedy facing the nation.

9/12/01: Experts at UI remark on degree of coordination

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

Sept. 11, 2001 may end up being "the bloodiest day in American military history," and it may not be the last such day, John Lynn says.

9/12/01: Current, former residents of area were at scene

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

East Central Illinois isn't as far away from New York and Washington as you might think.

Several current or former residents of the area talked Tuesday about the events in the two cities, where hijacked planes rammed into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in the nation's capital.