Monthly Archives: September 2012

Military death toll from war in Afghanistan reaches 2,000 with death of NYPD ESU Sgt. Kevin O’Rourke

By Shane Dixon Kavanaugh and Bill Hutchinson New York Daily News The U.S. military death toll in Afghanistan reached the grim milestone of 2,000 over the weekend with an attack that killed a soldier and a retired NYPD sergeant. Kevin O’Rourke, a former Emergency Service Unit sergeant, was killed Saturday during an intense firefight in […]

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Fire Commissioner Rappels 400 Feet for the American Cancer Society

Commissioner Sal Cassano rappels for cancer research

NYC.gov Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano rappelled approximately 40 stories down a high-rise building as part of the American Cancer Society’s Over the Edge challenge on Sept. 28. He was the top fundraiser for the event, raising more than $16,500 in honor of all FDNY members who have battled or who are currently battling cancer. The […]

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Artist’s Foundation Seeks Return of ‘Sphere’ to World Trade Center Site

Courtesy of Percy Adlon Fritz Koenig, the sculptor of the “Sphere” at the World Trade Center, visited the center in 1972 with his wife, Maria. Their foundation is calling for the return of the sculpture to the Trade Center.

By David W. Dunlap New York Times “The chorus voicing a pledge for the return of the ‘Sphere’ to its original place at the W.T.C. has reached as far as Landshut, Lower Bavaria, Germany,” the letter begins. That’s a consequential destination because it is the home of Fritz Koenig, the sculptor of the World Trade […]

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