Hispanic 9/11 workers say law firm ignores them

By Isabel Vincent & Melissa Klein NY Post

Dozens of Hispanic laborers who cleaned up buildings in Lower Manhattan after 9/11 and got sick say they have been shafted by the imploding law firm Napoli Bern.

Workers claim their settlement checks have been delayed in some cases and that they have been ignored by their lawyers.

“I’m sick of Napoli Bern. They don’t return calls or e-mails. In nine months, I’ve sent 18 e-mails and I’ve heard nothing,” said Carlos Valencia, 50, a cleaner who suffers from anxiety and intestinal problems.

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USS Iwo Jima, USS New York deploy from Naval Station Mayport

By Lorena Inclán, WJAX

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DUVAL COUNTY, Fla. — After only four months at home the USS Iwo Jima and the USS New York are getting ready to leave on a seven-month deployment from Naval Station Mayport.

The task while out to sea won’t be easy for the sailors as they’ll be critical to support maritime security operations, crisis response and provide a U.S. naval presence abroad.

The third ship that makes up the amphibious ready group, the Fort McHenry, will deploy later on to join the rest of the group.

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9/11 Survivor Lauren Manning: Complacency Breeds Extinction

By Meghan Ottolini, CRN.com

Lauren Manning was running late to her high-powered financial job on the morning of September 11, 2001, and she entered the World Trade Center just as the first plane hit. Manning was burned by jet fuel as she entered the lobby. Thirteen years later, she addressed the Women of the Channel Winter Workshop in New York, telling her story and inspiring determination and leadership.

“Defeat is temporary,” Manning said, who suffered burns over more than 85 percent of her body and, at one point, had less than a 10 percent chance of survival.

Manning toiled intensely at years of rehab to regain her mobility and independence. After countless surgeries and procedures, she wrote a book on her experiences, Unmeasured Strength.

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