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Memory of 9/11 widow, UR field hockey star, lives on

Nancy Melvin Taylor, right, graduated as the leading scorer in University of Rochester field hockey history. Her record stood for 28 years before being broken this fall. (Photo: Photo provided by University of Rochester Athletic Communications

By Jim Mandelaro Democrat & Chronicle After being diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in 2002, Nancy Melvin-Taylor compiled a “to-do” list: Potty train her son, Dean. See her infant son walk and talk. Get her will in order. And return to the University of Rochester, the place of so much glory, for her induction into […]

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Staten Island woman inspired by her mother, who died on September 11, opens a dance studio

Krystal Tabeek, owner of Studio 11, and students.Staten Island Advance/Anthony DePrimo

By Tracey Porpora Staten Island Advance STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Joann Tabeek always encouraged her daughter, Krystal, to follow her dreams. She was especially supportive of her daughter’s interest in dance, which eventually led to the young dancer’s participation in competitive dance for 15 years. But Joann never got to see her teen-age daughter shine on […]

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Widows accuse Pa. congressman of stalling air-safety law

Jennifer Fitch, Herald Mail Media CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Two widows of airline pilots who died in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks charge that a simple solution to increase flight safety is hinging on cooperation from Rep. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania. The husbands of Ellen Saracini and Melodie Homer were flying United Flight 175 and […]

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