The headlines on Sept. 12, 2001, were all about death, terror, mayhem, and violence. Which made looking back at the headlines of Sept. 11, 2001, feel like getting a last glimpse of a more innocent time. Here’s what was in the news ten years ago Sunday.
Washington City Paper, Sept. 7-13, 2001
Cover: “Punching In,” by Elissa Silverman, a lengthy feature on the D.C. summer jobs program.
Page 3 photo: Kid wearing Honduras flag as cape at Stadium-Armory Metro station after Honduras beat the U.S. in a World Cup qualifier at RFK on Sept. 2
Other stories: Gary Condit stakeout watch; can D.C. make money with public pay toilets?; Cheap Seats profile of Maryland Terrapins announcer Johnny Holliday; movie reviews of Diamond Men and Wet Hot American Summer; picks for Sept. 11 included George Mason University professor Andrew Ryan lecture, “Tupac Shakur: Keeping It Real vs. Keeping It Wrong”
NBC4 morning broadcast, Sept. 11, 2001
- Reaction to then-Wizards executive Michael Jordan’s impending announcement that he might suit up to play.
- School bus problems in Prince George’s County, with footage of a bus stop where kids were waiting and waiting for a bus that hadn’t arrived.
- At Eastern Avenue and Riggs Road NE, neighbors were complaining that a gas station was leaking gas. Authorities were to take samples to figure out what was going on.
- A primary election for the mayor of Frederick, Md.
- Blockbuster announces it would phase out videocassettes in favor of DVDs.
Washington Post front page, Sept. 11, 2001
- “Poll Finds Public Wary on Tax Cut; Majority Hold Bush Responsible For Dwindling Budget Surplus”
- “GOP Seeks To Ease Fears On Economy; Benefits Safe if Social Security Surplus Is Tapped, Officials Say”
- “Employers Look Beyond Borders for Prospects; Use of Temporary Visa Programs Booming”
- “Broader Stem Cell Research Backed; Key Science Group Differs With Bush”
- “Without Help, Frail Infants Died; Newborns Released to Troubled Mothers With Little D.C. Supervision”
- “EPA to Urge Tighter Rules For Arsenic; Report Raises Agency Concern About Drinking Water Limits”
- “Murders Follow a Massacre; Investigators Are Latest Targets in Colombia”
U.S. Navy Photo by Journalist 1st Class Mark D. Faram, via Wikimedia Commons