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2008-09-11 15:00:26

A surveillance camera caught the scene shortly after terrorists crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon at about 9:35 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, killing 125 in the building and 64 aboard the jet. *** (c) 2008 Record, The; Bergen County, N.J.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-11 15:05:00

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Jerry Mullins of Pentagon Memorial Fund, +1-202-355- 6310 WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first of three planned national September 11, 2001 Memorials was dedicated today by President George W. Bush at the Pentagon this morning. The Pentagon Memorial, which honors the 184 lives lost in the attack on the Pentagon, was dedicated in a ceremony that featured remarks by President Bush, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, former Secretary of...

2008-09-11 12:00:05

U.S. military personnel Thursday lifted blue shrouds from 184 benches honoring those who died when American Airlines Flight 77 rammed the Pentagon in 2001. The memorial on the Pentagon's west wall "is a testament to those who were taken from us and the memories that will live on," U.S. President George Bush said in dedicating the memorial to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. "On the day when buildings fell, heroes rose," he said. Former Defense Secretary Donald...

2008-09-11 09:05:00

The presidential candidates Thursday set aside politics to join others in New York to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A ceremony at Ground Zero will include a "Tribute in Light" where the Twin Towers stood, The New York Times reported. The lights will be on from dusk Thursday until dawn Friday. Democratic and Republican presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain will make a joint visit to Ground Zero. McCain also planned to attend the Sept. 11...

2008-07-18 09:00:11

By JAMES RISEN By James Risen The New York Times WASHINGTON Shoddy electrical work by private contractors on U.S. military bases in Iraq is widespread and dangerous, causing more deaths and injuries from fires and shocks than the Pentagon has acknowledged, according to internal Army documents. During just one six-month period - August 2006 through January 2007 - at least 283 electrical fires destroyed or damaged U.S. military facilities in Iraq, including the military's largest...

2008-07-03 09:00:43

The Environmental Protection Agency has federal law on its side in a dispute with the Pentagon over the cleanup of three military bases and a dozen other sites across the country. The Pentagon has really big guns and a brazen defiance fueled by years of apathy from the White House. It's no surprise that the Pentagon is winning this standoff, but it is an injustice to the families who live near bases where toxic chemicals are poisoning the soil and groundwater. It's also an insult to...

2008-07-01 09:00:35

By DINA CAPPIELLO By Dina Cappiello The Associated Press WASHINGTON The Defense Department is refusing to comply with orders or sign contracts to clean up 11 hazardous waste sites and has asked the White House and Justice Department to intervene on its behalf. The dispute between the Pentagon and the Environmental Protection Agency has simmered over the past year since the EPA began issuing orders compelling the Air Force and Army to clean up four properties where contamination...

2008-06-30 00:02:02

The U.S. Department of Defense is resisting orders from the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up three military bases, officials say. The Washington Post reported Sunday the EPA says the military dumped chemicals at the sites that pose imminent and substantial dangers to public health and the environment. Additionally, the Pentagon has refused to sign agreements that cover 12 other military sites on the Superfund list of the most polluted places in the country. The contracts...

2008-06-20 15:00:12

A site memorializing the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters may attract too many tourists, critics say. The memorial is scheduled to be dedicated and open to the public in September on the Pentagon's grounds in Arlington, Va., The Washington Post reported Friday. Critics worry the $32 million site will compromise the Pentagon's security. The Pentagon was not designed to be a welcoming and nice place to visit, like the mall, Steven E. Calvery,...

2008-03-07 00:00:00

Pentagon officials notified Defense Department bases and installations within the U.S. last week to prohibit Google representatives from taking panoramic videos inside the facilities. The Pentagon message cited security risks in making detailed street-level maps freely available on the Google Maps public Web site. Street View is part of the Google Maps Web site that displays panoramic views to a specific user-selected location. The Pentagon policy follows an incident in which detailed...

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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.