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September 08, 2020

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12 UCW SEPTEMBER 9-15, 2020 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Remembering 9-11 a STAFF REPORT In an age when the most sensational tweet gets the most attention, the truth can get overlooked. Opinion and 'alternative facts' often become the message, so it's not surprising that misinformation and conspiracy theories about 9/11 are still circu- lating. But it's important that people know how to distinguish fact from fiction. e attacks of 9/11 were carried out by 19 men who hijacked four fuel-loaded American commer- cial airline jets that were bound for destinations on the west coast. ese individuals were militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qa- eda. ree planes reached their targets. e fourth crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. e first point of impact was the World Trade Center's North Tower, located in downtown New York City. American Airlines Boeing 767 left a gap- ing, burning hole in floors 93 through 99 at 8:45 a.m. Many people were killed instantly, and hundreds more were trapped on floors above the 99th floor. e plane crash was initially thought to be an ac- cident. However, when a second Boeing 767 crashed into the South Tower shortly after the first crash, it became apparent that America was under attack and the first crash was no accident. is was not the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. A bombing occurred in 1993 in the building's parking garage, killing six people. How- ever, the events of 9/11 have since been deemed the worst terrorist attack on American soil. According to DoSomething.org, on a given work- day, up to 50,000 employees worked in the Twin Towers, and an additional 40,000 people — includ- ing tourists — passed through the complex and underground shopping mall. Hijackers aboard Flight 77 that departed from Dulles International Airport crashed that Boeing 757 into the western facade of the Pentagon build- ing at 9:37 a.m. Fifty-nine people aboard the plane and 125 military and civilian personnel inside the Pentagon lost their lives. According to History.com, after passengers and crew members aboard hijacked Flight 93 contacted friends and family and learned about the attacks in New York and Washington, they at- tempted to retake the plane. In response, hijack- ers deliberately crashed the plane into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, killing all 40 passengers and crew aboard. Amid rumors that other high-profile buildings were being targeted, by 10 a.m. the Federal Avia- tion Administration grounded all flights over or bound for the continental United States. Various buildings were evacuated as well. e South Tower collapsed at 9:59 a.m., and the North Tower collapsed at 10:28 a.m. CNN reported that 2,753 were killed in lower Manhat- tan alone. Only 18 people were rescued from the WTC rubble. Many victims were never identified, even after intense DNA analysis of remains. Locally e Fayetteville 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Segra Stadium is scheduled for Sept. 12 from 8:45 a.m. to noon to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters, police and EMS who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live on 9-11-2001. Each participant pays tribute to an FDNY firefighter, police officer or EMS by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. Your individual tribute not only remem- bers the sacrifice of an FDNY brother but symboli- cally completes their heroic journey to save others. rough firefighter and community participation we can ensure that each of the 343 firefighters, 60 police officers, and 10 EMS are honored and that the world knows that we will never forget. All monies raised fund the programs provided by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to sup- port the families of local fallen firefighters and the FDNY Counseling Services Unit. Participants must register online no later than Sept. 10. Participants can register as an individual or as part of a team. Donations can also be made on the site. For more information visit http:// events.firehero.org/site/TR?fr_id=2186&pg=entry NEWS Reflection pools now reside in the footprints of the felled World Trade Center North and South towers in lower Manhattan. CARE Clinic hosts golf tournament to raise funds a STAFF REPORT ursday, Sept. 17, e CARE Clinic hosts its 26th Annual Golf Charity at Gates Four Golf and Coun- try Club. is annual event raises funds to help the clinic provide free basic medical and simple dental extraction services to eligible uninsured, low- income adults. By making it a no-frill tournament, the clinic can make sure the most of every dona- tion and registration dollar benefits those in need. Breakfast, beverages and prizes are all donated. e CARE Clinic does not receive any govern- ment funding and relies solely on the generosity of donors, grants and fundraisers. e charity golf tournament is one of three major fundraisers e CARE Clinic hosts each year. e next Care Dinner is set for Feb. 6, 2021 at 7 p.m. Hosts provide the space, beverages and hors d'oeuvres. e CARE Clinic provides the meal. May 6, 2021, the annual Toast of the Town Wine, Beer and Spirits Tasting and Silent Auction will take place at Cape Fear Botanical Garden. To pur- chase tickets, or to find out how you can support Adult patients who qualify for e CARE Clinic services, may receive, free of charge, any of the fol- lowing services. • Basic Medical Care • Dental Extractions • Chiropractic Care • Laboratory Tests • Additional Diagnostic Testing • Pharmacy Service • Health Education • Community Resource Information • Social Services • Referrals to Specialists To be seen in e CARE Clinic you must: be an adult resident of Cumberland County or surround- ing areas; have no insurance, including Medicaid; meet an income requirement. Proof of household income required; and have a valid, NC DMV issued picture ID card or Driver License showing your current address where you are residing. Clinics are primarily staffed by volunteers. Medical clinics are every Tuesday, ursday and the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Dental clinics are every Tuesday and second and and fourth Wednesday. All appointments are made on a space available basis. Patients are given the opportunity to make a donation at the time of their visit. e CARE Clinic does not take walk-ins. Ap- pointments are made only by phone. For information about how to make an appoint- ment, call 910-485-0555. e CARE Clinic also provides a page of excellent resources at https://www.thecareclinic.org/other- resources/ To learn more about e CARE Clinic, visit www. thecareclinic.org. EVENTS

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