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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: 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.


Collection of N-G stories about 9/11

This is a collection of stories that appeared in The News-Gazette on Sept. 11, 12 and 13, 2001.


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.