Police Officers Barbieri, left, and Patrol Supervisor Sgt. Frank Nugnes stand outside Midtown South precinct, one of two home precincts for the Times Square area, Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, in New York as tourists and holiday revelers began flooding into the area.

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New York Stock Exchange Chairman Richard Grasso (L) and New York Attorney General Elliot Spitzer take questions at a press conference at the New York Stock Exchange on December 20, 2002. They discussed a landmark settlement under which top brokerages will pay around $1 billion to settle allegations that conflicts of interest tainted stock research.

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New York Giants linebacker Mike Barrow (58), left, and defensive tackle Lance Legree (70), gang up on Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith (22) for a loss of two yards in the fourth quarter of the Giants’ 37-7 victory over the Cowboys, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

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New York Jets wide receiver Wayne Chrebet makes a catch for a gain of 19 yards in front of Denver Broncos cornerback Denard Walker, right, during the third quarter Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Chrebet caught five passes for 69 yards as the Jets beat the Broncos 19-13.

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An estimated 530 plus people sing Christmas Carols on the steps of the James A. Farley Post Office building in New York, December 7, 2002. The group established the Guinness World Record for ‘The Largest Carol Service.’

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Mike Reese places a ‘CP&L HELP’ sign on Hwy. 401 near Wake Forest, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, hoping it will help him get his power back sooner. Reese and more than a million people lost power in North Carolina when a winter ice storm it earlier this week. Some 720,000 are still without power, official said Saturday.

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New York Stock Exchange Chairman Richard Grasso, second row, second from center, applauds at the closing bell, Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, in New York joined by a crowd of celebrities and sports figures. From left are country singer Lee Greenwood, Lori Leiter and husband New York Mets pitcher Al Leiter, Leiter children Carly, Lindsay and Jack, (holding gavel), WNBA star Sue Wick, (behind Leiter), New York City Fire Comm. Nick Scopetta, New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, New York Police Comm. Ray Kelly, and New York/New Jersey Port Authority Superintendent Charles De Rienzo.

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Children bundled against the cold watch the tail end of the Macy’s 76th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade pass them on Broadway in New York’s, Times Square Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002.

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College students and members of Congress combined to send giant Thanksgiving greeting cards to deployed service members as part of Operation Grateful Nation.

Cartoon artists Dean Young and Denis Lebrun – who draw the Blondie cartoon strip – designed the card. Students at Boston College, Penn State University, the University of North Carolina- Wilmington and Princeton signed the 2′ by 4′ cards. (Click for larger view)


New York Jets wide receiver Wayne Chrebet (80) gets into the end zone before Detroit Lions’ Chris Cash (29) can make the tackle in the third quarter Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, in Detroit.

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Steven Graves, left, and his wife Thomothy Graves, right, and their German shepard look for the dog’s missing puppies, underneath the wreckage of what was their mobile home, in Portland, Tenn., Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002. Severe storms swept across western and middle Tennessee killing three persons. The National Weather Service was expected to determine whether damage in at least six counties was consistent with tornadoes.

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New York Jets quarterback Chad Pennington (10) scrambles away from Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Larry Chester (64) during the fourth quarter Sunday night, Nov. 10, 2002, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Pennington completed 17 of 27 attempts for 167 yards as the Jets beat the Dolphins 13-10.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Head of the Chechen administration Akhmad Kadyrov in Maikop this week as part of his trip over the Stavropol territory. According to Vladimir Putin, anti-terrorist measures in Chechnya should be continued, but they should be targeted to avoid harm to civilians.

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Runners from France stop to shake hands with firefighters from Ladder 128 and Engine 259 at the foot of the Pulaski Bridge, the race’s halfway point, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, in New York during the annual New York City marathon. Some 30,000 runners from all over the world competed in the 26.2 mile race.

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A boy is rescued from under the rubble of the collapsed school roof in San Giuliano di Puglia, near Campobasso, southern Italy, Thursday Oct. 31, 2002. A strong earthquake shook central and southern Italy, trapping about 50 children in a nursery school. At least five children and one elderly woman were killed.

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Former Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani (L) campaigns for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) at Old School House Square in Delray Beach, Florida October 31, 2002. Seated behind Giuliani are members of the Delray Beach Homeland Security Force. Bush is involved in an extremely tight re-election campaign against Democratic challenger Bill McBride.

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David Eckstein led first run that gave Anaheim Angels lead over the SF Giants. The 5’6" Angel inspired fans to make signs David slays Goliath, also known as the X Factor, "this is a team win" says Eckstein His much taller team mates Spiezio, Salmon, Anderson, Erstad, Molina, Percival, Kennedy, Lackey and MPV Troy Glaus all say the same thing,’it was team work, one game at a time’.

Fan Michael Fonk holds an early newspaper following the Angels’ World Series Championship in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002. The Angels defeated the San Francisco Giants 4-1 in game seven to claim their first World Championship

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Anaheim Angels’ Scott Spiezio plays catch with son Tyler, 2, during the team’s practice for the World Series on October 15, 2002 in Anaheim, California. The Angels will host the San Francisco Giants for Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series on October 19.

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Tony Petri, an unemployed information technology manager, hands out flyers seeking employment in Times Square in New York October 2002. Petri is involved with an organization called ‘We Want Work,’ that helps unemployed professionals find jobs. Late 1999 and early 2000 saw the start of huge job layoffs from company mergers, downsizing and positions eliminated due to technology advancements. The IT job field was hit the hardest after Year 2000 concerns were alleviated, and positions were no longer needed. However, mid-level jobs have declined since the early 90’s as experts say ‘so has much of the middle class.’

‘We Want Jobs’ says 85 percent of their people served as directors, VP, or higher and that two-thirds have masters in business administration degrees from top schools.

Peter Morgan / Reuters


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New York leaders involved in the deal to convert the city’s main post office into a new Pennsylvania Station, from left, Rudy Unscheid, vice president of facilities for the U.S. Postal Service, Charles Gargano, chairman of the Empire State Development Corporation, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and Gov. George Pataki, sit in front of the postal building, Tuesday, Oc.t. 8, 2002, in New York

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Container and cargo ships sit anchored in San Francisco Bay with the Bay Bridge in the foreground Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, in San Francisco. A federal judge approved President Bush (news – web sites)’s request Tuesday to reopen West Coast ports, ending a caustic 10-day labor lockout that has cost the fragile U.S. economy $1 billion to $2 billion a day.

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New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (L) puts the tag on Anaheim Angels baserunner David Eckstein to complete a double play in the first inning during Game 4 of the American League division series October 5, 2002 in Anaheim, California.

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Anaheim Angels outfielder Tim Salmon pumps his fist after hitting a game-winning solo home run off Oakland Athletics’ relief pitcher Billy Koch during the 10th inning at the Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Sept. 17, 2002. The Angels won the game, 1-0, to put them one game ahead of the A’s in the American League West.

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New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, left, and Trenton Thunder co-owner Joe Plumeri pose in Trenton, N.J. after the teams signed a contract for the Thunder to become the AA affiliate of the Yankees, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002.

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Bagpipe corps who marched from the five boroughs of New York City arrive at ground zero Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002. Relatives, friends and co-workers of victims will participate in a ceremony to honor lives lost in the terrorist attacks one year ago today.

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Black vail and American flag shroud the Deutsche Bank tower, (L) across from the WTC site, The shroud was placed a day after construction workers on the roof of the badly damaged building found 3 bone fragments.

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Between innings of the New York Yankees-Red Sox game at Fenway Park in Boston, a baseball fan holds up a sign concerning the pending Major League baseball strike. Wednesday Aug. 28, 2002

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A baseball fan holds hangs a sign regarding a possible baseball strike at a game between the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers at Shea Stadium in New York, Friday, Aug. 16, 2002. The baseball players union set a strike deadline of Aug. 30 on Friday, moving the sport closer to its ninth work stoppage since 1972. Fehr, refers to Donals Fehr, head of the baseball players association.

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Britain’s Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey (L), with the Lord Mayor of London Michael Oliver (C) and U.S. Ambassador to Britain William Farish (R), stand next to a bell cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in east London, July 26 2002. The bell, commissioned by London’s Lord Mayor, is to commemorate the terrorist attacks on New York’s World Trade Center on September 11 2001, and will be shipped to New York to stand in the grounds of Wall Street’s Trinity Church.
     Many British citizens died in the attacks on 9-11. Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, herself escaped death only by a few minutes when she was delayed while enroute to her children’s charity meeting on an upper floor of one of the two towers

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A surface-launched AMRAAM, a state of the art air defense system effective against low to medium altitude air threats, is on display in front of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 8, 2002, in New York. The radar-controlled missile system is a joint product of Raytheon and Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace of Norway. The weapons shown here are dummies, but loaded versions can travel up to 10 miles. The military display commemorates Raytheon’s 80th anniversary in the business of defense electronics.

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Actor and pilot John Travolta, left, salutes the crowd after receiving his wings from Quatas Chief Executive Officer Geoff Dixon, right, during a news conference in Los Angeles Monday, June 24, 2002, announcing that Travolta will become an "Ambassador at Large" for Quantas Airlines. Travolta recently completed 747-400 first officer simulator training. Travolta plans to fly his Boeing 707 jetliner to 10 countries this year to promote airline travel. Travolta will begin his tour on July 1, starting inLos Angeles bound for Australia and eight other countries, including Japan, Germany, Italy and France. He plans to end his global trek in New York.

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"David bought it for 600 gold pieces": In a time of conflict over land, Christians explain that King David had bought the hotly disputed land for 600 gold pieces. Yet today due to muslim control, neither Christian or Jew are allowed in the temple mount area. Also hear why Christians join with Jews for Holy Days and how 9-11 fits into a call for unity against terror. Click HERE to watch live footage of 9-11 and activities in Jerusalem in the RealVideo report.


Actor Tom Berenger (R) rides a horse through New York’s Times Square August 19, 2002 to promote a made for TV movie that premieres this week. Beringer, Burt Reynolds and Luke Perry star in the western movie, "Johnson County War," that will be shown on the Hallmark channel.

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New York Ground Zero firefighters at the finish of the Golden Jubilee 10K Open Road Race in London, Sunday, July 21, 2002. Vic Sailer, left, Joe Miccio, second right, and Victor Navarra, right, accept a check from Keith Rogers, who lost a daughter in the Sept. 11 attacks and who has raised funds for the Twin Towers Appeal.

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A visitor looks at an exhibit of antique board games entitled, "The Games We Played," June 5, 2002, at the New-York Historical Society. The exhibit examines how games entertained and influenced Americans from the Civil War through the early years of the 20th century.

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New York Gov. George Pataki (2NDL), former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (2NDR) participate in a ceremony at the site of the World Trade Center in New York May 30, 2002. The ceremony marked the end of the recovery stage at the site.

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Sunday, May 19, 2002. Mrs. Bush laid a wreath and a bouquet at the cemetery to mark the anniversary of Terezin’s liberation by the Soviet Red Army in May 1945.


Chinese Vice-president Hu Jintao (C) waves from the bell podium before ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on April 29, 2002. NYSE Chairman Richard Grasso (2nd L) and Henry Paulson Jr., the Chairman and Cheif Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs (R) also attended.

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Mourners descend the staircase to file past the coffin of Britain’s Queen Mother as it lies in state in Westminster Hall in London, Saturday April 6, 2002. Thousands of mourners lined up for up to seven hours to pay their respects to the Queen Mother.

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The "Tribute in Light," a tribute to the victims of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks, light up the sky above lower Manhattan in this view from the Brooklyn Borough of New York, Monday, March 11, 2002. Monday marks the six month date of the terrorist attacks. The Brooklyn bridge is seen in the foreground.

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Former first lady Nancy Reagan presents former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani with the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award, Friday, march 8, 2002, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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The most spectacular Olympics ever closed with a brilliant sky filled fire works. Beethoven’s Ode to Joy played to celebrate the world’s athletes victories and achievements. Charlotte Church, Bon Jovi, and Moby moved the crowd, and the closing ceremony memorial moments were bountiful. Another gleaming moment came from the performance of young children dressed in winter clothes and holding lanterns as they sang Happy Trails to You. Athletes sang along and swayed together to the friendship song made famous by cowboy legend Roy Rogers and wife Dale Evans. NBC played the song again in showing spectacular highlights of the Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony in Salt Lake City, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002.

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Singer Bon Jovi performs in the Rice-Eccles Stadium during the closing ceremony of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games, February 24, 2002. The Games closed on Sunday with a mixture of celebration and spectacle as the athletes say farewell to winter Olympic competition until Turin in 2006.

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Revelers wave the American flag as they celebrate the coming of the new year in New York’s Times Square on December 31, 2001. An estimated 500,000 people crowded Times Square to watch the 95th annual "ball drop".
     The ball contains 504 Waterford crystal glass triangles, which are engraved with the names of victims of the World Trade Center attack, the Pentagon, the four hijacked airline flights, and uniformed rescue organizations that lost members.

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A New York City firefighter pauses for a prayer as he stands beneath the wreckage of the World Trade Center shortly after 8:46 a.m. December 11, 2001. America paused to remember the three-month anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, with New York firefighters bowing their heads at ‘ground zero’ and President George W. Bush vowing the nation will never forget those who died.

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An Afghan warrior watches a U.S. bombing raid on Tora Bora in eastern Afghanistan (Reuters TV)


Northern alliance fighters watch jet contrails fade in the sky above the village of Ai-Khanum, near Qalai Dasht, northern Afghanistan.


President Bush takes a look around before the coin toss for the 102nd Army Navy football game at Veteran’s Stadium in Philadelphia, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001. Bush, who visited both locker rooms before the start of the game, attended the game to express his appreciation to the people who serve the country.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke on the need for people to donate money to the families of the victims of the attack, pointing out that many need immediate help for the rent and food. On speaking about the President and politics he said: "I’m very proud of him. I think he’s done very well. This is an American issue, we have to work together." Twin Towers Fund: