9/11 workers fund gets another manager to oversee 75 employees amid slow dole frustration

By Joseph Straw New York Daily News

WASHINGTON — The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is beefing up management amid frustration with the slow pace of award rulings for sick workers and their families.

The $2.8 billion fund said Thursday that it had set award amounts for 502 claims out of 6,702 complete submissions, with more than 20,000 people believed eligible.

A third manager will now oversee roughly 75 fund employees. New Deputy Special Master Nell McCarthy is a lawyer and former senior White House official.

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Heartfelt Welcome Greets 9/11 First Responders after 1,400-Mile Journey to the Navy SEAL Museum

By Lauren Hills CBS 12 News 

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FT PIERCE, Fla. — Between hugs and handshakes, New York City firefighter Louis Strandberg could hardly get a moment to himself.

“It’s hard to put into words.”

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Designer of World Trade Center Antenna Oded Bendov Dies

By John Eggerton BroadcastingCable.com

Dr. Oded Bendov, 76, antenna design expert and chief architect of the antennas atop the Empire State Building and former World Trade Center in New York died April 2 of prostate cancer, according to the National Association of Broadcasters.

Bendov won an Emmy in 1984 for his development of the circularly polarized antenna.

Bendov joined RCA after graduating with a degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University in 1967. He was named senior VP and chief scientist of Dielectric when it bought RCA’s antenna center. He left Dielectric in 2003 to form the TV Transmission Antenna Group.

Bendov immigrated to the U.S. from Israel in 1959, moving to Washington and doing undergraduate work at Howard University.

Survivors include his wife, Dagny Henderson, and two daughters.

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