9/11 -- St. Petersburg Times Special Report

Sunday, Sept. 1
  • Florida: Terror's launching pad
  • The 19 plotters and their day of terror
  • Remembering

    Monday, Sept. 2
  • When tragedy meets capitalism
  • '9/11 fatigue' is natural, mental health experts say

    Tuesday, Sept. 3
  • Coping as a kid
  • Eric Deggans: 9/11 documentary asks troubling questions about religion
  • Sept. 11 photograph exhibit opens

    Wednesday, Sept. 4
  • Millions in new funding don't guarantee security
  • Donations to local charities slow in months after attacks
  • Sept. 11 donations swamp charities
  • Bush to visit three attack sites on 9/11

    Thursday, Sept. 5
  • Attack anniversary is living history lesson
  • Trading fallback system improved
  • Future of site still beset by debate

    Friday, Sept. 6
  • Senate approves plan to allow armed pilots
  • Dream job becoming demoralizing
  • New plane doors would withstand gunfire
  • What ever happened to ... Those patriotic paint jobs?
  • The other 911
  • Consolidated for the cause

    Saturday, Sept. 7
  • In chaos, TIA tower controlled 9/11 skies
  • Congress, N.Y. reaffirm solidarity
  • Traveling can be nicer in rougher countries
  • For TIA workers, 'normal' not what it used to be
  • Airlines don't see relief over horizon
  • Terror only one blow to tourism
  • A year later, it's the home fires that burn brightly
  • Flying the flag

    Sunday, Sept. 8
  • 125 Cedar Street
  • The drama in Sarasota
  • Cautious, yes, but still traveling
  • As security increases, fervor fades
  • Rising risks
  • Finding lessons in rubble of tragedy
  • Public loss, private grief
  • Duty calls; he goes; they wait
  • Riled residents show true colors
  • Keeping her distance
  • Which way leads up?
  • For the record
  • 45 Questions
  • A lexicon of terror, post-9/11
  • Before attacks, this was the news
  • Other events on Sept. 11
  • Voice mail delivers, retains final words
  • Keeping us rolling
  • 9.11
  • How we'll view it

    Monday, Sept. 9
  • The residue of terror
  • Patriotism is more than emotion
  • What ever happened to . . .: Our religious fervor?
  • The nightmares return
  • Life has the right-of-way
  • Free to disagree
  • 'Time has not healed the pain'
  • Deputies to step up patrol for anniversary
  • Security upgrade since 9/11 slow, steady
  • Enthusiasm for PHCC's security classes dissipates
  • Teachers untangle Sept. 11 lessons
  • A bumpy year for business
  • The man who would have led Afghanistan
  • People who made the headlines

    Tuesday, Sept. 10
  • Multitude to gather to wave U.S. flags
  • Pictures evoke profound feelings
  • Attacks haven't boosted sales of cell phones
  • Schools discover ways to reflect on attacks
  • Flags still wave, but sales fall from peak
  • Three fathers lost
  • Telemarketers easing up on 9/11
  • Nuclear plant adds security layers to prevent terrorism
  • Cough, stress hinder emergency workers
  • Families of missing sit in limbo
  • Places of importance after the attacks

    Wednesday, Sept. 11
  • Remembrance and renewal
  • Flags Along the Bayshore: Tampa Remembers 9/11
  • Ways of remembering
  • A piece of paper . a blue and white truck
  • Is America ready for another attack?
  • Nation to honor victims in silence
  • Poll: Compassion remains
  • The war so far
  • Terror update
  • Attack on Iraq would test headquarters at MacDill
  • 09-11-01 Perspectives
  • Those who died in the attacks
  • Myriad rescue agencies trust their link won't fail
  • Photo gallery
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    Thursday, Sept. 12
  • Emotional service honors those who died selflessly
  • Elements of pride
  • Echo of 9/11 empties airport
  • A day full of tributes, flags and questions
  • Prayer, fellowship pull many through agonizing anniversary
  • Tributes great and small
  • Children in a changed world pause to reflect
  • Citrus recalls 9/11 with its heart
  • Marking the imponderable
  • Ministers assure that God was there that sorrowful day
  • Chime recalls a nation's losses
  • For law officers, day passes quietly
  • Residents gather to heal, remember
  • In big and small ways, our community pays tribute
  • Cities somberly mark Sept. 11
  • Patriotic display greets drivers
  • Day of grief, resolve
  • At county schools, remembrance resounds
  • Travel lags on attacks' anniversary
  • They were us
  • Americans worldwide cautious on anniversary
  • Radical Muslims discuss 'positive outcomes' of Sept. 11
  • Amid grief, Bush gives warning

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    1. Venice
    Atta and al-Shehhi took flying lessons at Huffman Aviation Inc. from July to December 2000. Back to map

    2. Nokomis
    Atta and al-Shehhi rented a one-story, coral-colored home along Laurel Road in 2000. Back to map

    Florid East Coast (north to south)

    3. Belle Glade
    Atta and others were seen in August 2001 asking about crop dusters. Back to map

    4. Lantana
    With the attack just three weeks away, Atta honed his flying skills in a rented four-seat Piper from the Palm Beach County Airport. He practiced three days at $88 per hour. Back to map

    5. Boynton Beach
    Hijackers Satam Al Suqami, Waleed Alshehri and Wail Alshehri - all on the first flight to hit the World Trade Center - lived for a time at Homing Inn and trained last summer at Jim Woolard's World Gym. Back to map

    6. Delray Beach
    A major gathering point for most of the Florida-based hijackers last summer. They were seen downtown at the drug store, the bank, the library, local restaurants. Several lived out near I-95 at two condo complexes. Back to map

    7. Deerfield Beach
    Several hijackers spent their final days in Florida at the Panther Motel. Back to map

    8. Coral Springs
    Atta lived here in an apartment on West Atlantic Boulevard. But for how long? Back to map

    9. Pompano Beach
    In the weeks before the attacks, Atta and al-Shehhi rented cars three times at Warrick Rent-a-Car, where the motto is "We rent for less - MUCH less." Back to map

    10. Lauderdale by the Sea
    A duplex near the beach was the temporary home of Ziad Jarrah and Ahmed Al Haznawi, both on the flight that crashed in Pennsylvania. Back to map

    11. Fort Lauderdale.
    At least two hijackers, Saeed Alghamdi and Ahmed Alnami on the flight that crashed in Pennsylvania, flew from here to Newark to get in position for Sept. 11. Back to map

    12. Dania
    Jarrah, the pilot and leader on Flight 93 out of Newark, practiced martial arts at US-1 Fitness Club. His instructor called him strong and athletic. Back to map

    13. Hollywood
    At various times in 2001, three leading hijackers - Atta, al-Shehhi and Jarrah - all lived here in apartments and hotels. At least 6 hijackers used a computer at a Kinko's store to book their Sept. 11 airline tickets. Hollywood also was where Atta, al-Shehhi and another man were seen having a final night on the town, Sept. 8. Back to map

    14. Opa-Locka
    Two leaders in the Sept. 11 attacks, Atta and al-Shehhi, practiced on a big jet simulator at SimCenter Inc. at Opa-Locka Airport in early 2001. They concentrated on turns. Back to map

    15. Miami
    Atta flies out of Miami International Airport twice in 2001 for Spain. Authorities suspect he meets with an Iraqi intelligence official and Ramzi Bin al-Shibh, an alleged Sept. 11 co-conspirator and the subject of a worldwide manhunt. Back to map