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9/13/01: Mahomet native recounts escape from Trade Center

This story originally appeared on Sept. 13, 2001

For a guy who walked down 63 flights of stairs shortly after the first tower of the World Trade Center was hit, Mahomet native Kaleb Northrup was pretty calm Wednesday night.

9/13/01: Children tackle lessons of attacks

This story originally appeared on Sept. 13, 2001

URBANA — A lot of adults could've benefited from the lessons being taught at Leal School in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the United States.

Social worker Molly Jones asked the 8-, 9- and 10-year-olds what they might do to make the country a safer and better place.

9/12/01: Clinton among nuke plants that heightened security

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

The Clinton nuclear power plant, along with 102 other reactors around the country, went to the highest level of security Tuesday morning following the terrorist attacks.

9/12/01: Drivers fill up after rumors of soaring prices

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

Nationwide rumors of skyrocketing gas prices some of more than $4 a gallon hit the Champaign-Urbana area Tuesday in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Washington and New York.

9/12/01: Today a day of 'engagement' at UI

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

CHAMPAIGN - Saying "we most need to come together rather than pull apart," University of Illinois Chancellor Nancy Cantor asked the campus to use today as a day of "conversation, reflection and engagement."

9/12/01: Willard waits for instructions from FAA

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

SAVOY — It will take some time to get the nation's airline traffic back on schedule, even after the Federal Aviation Administration gives the OK to resume domestic flights.

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.