A special recognition of letter writers. (Sept11 How members responded).One of the ways that many people -- at least those who are newspaper readers -- have dealt with the Sept. 11 tragedy has been by writing. That includes letters to the editor, op-ed pieces, even poetry
When I arrived at my office on Monday, Sept. 17, (after a return from the aborted NCEW NCEW National Conference of Editorial Writers meeting in Pittsburgh), I was greeted by a stack of letters the depth of a phone book -- only the letters that had arrived over the weekend.
How could we possibly respond to the ourpouring from our readers? This was obviously an attempt on their part to sort through all kinds of issues related to the terrorist bombings of the week before -- their anger, their inability to understand such cruelty; their faith, their doubt, their patriotism, their sadness. Clearly, this called for more than business-as-usual.
What we printed four days later was an eight-page special section that we called "A Thousand Voices: San Antonians Speak," a section devoted strictly to reader response.
We had never done this before, but then never had we faced such a emotional deluge.
The title was somewhat metaphorical, but we, in fact, estimated we received well over a thousand letters, with these pages offering a good representative sample of them.
We have a strict policy against using poetry (not wishing to place ourselves in the position of literary critics), but our book editor, bolder than we, took on the project of selecting two pages of poems.
A key was finding some semblance of order to the mass of letters. Our letters editor, Nancy Floeck Wilson, ably did so, creating sections on War & Peace, Love & Patriotism, God & Country, and Securing Our Homeland. Then, of course, there were the children, who both drew and wrote. I was enormously impressed by the quality and thoughtfulness of what we received from our readers.
The cooperation of our photography and art departments and design desk were key, bringing to life what could have been a well-written but terribly dull-looking section.
While this was a back-breaking project to complete in less than three days' time, it was terrific to work on and, as Nancy AS Nancy-Lorraine is a French football club, based in Nancy. The team was founded in 1967 as a successor of the defunct FC Nancy, which collapsed in 1965.
It was promoted to Ligue 1 for the 2005-06 season. Michel Platini played for the club between 1973 and 1979. quipped, our contribution to the war effort. Given the need, we would do it again.
NCEW secretary Lynnell Burkett is editorial page editor of the San Antonio Express-News The San Antonio Express-News is the daily newspaper of San Antonio, Texas. It is ranked as the third-largest daily newspaper in the state of Texas in terms of circulation, and is one of the leading news sources of South Texas, with offices in Austin, Brownsville, Laredo, and .
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Third, let us not blame people who live among us for the acts of their cousins who may have been responsible for this attack.
Let us guard our cities and their citizens; let us verify who is responsible for this horrible act of destruction; then let us deliver severe punishment to those responsible.
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And so they have.
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America's darkest day
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Eric Arthur Blair, Eric Blair, Orwell wrote: "We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."
Sleep safely? Not tonight. And perhaps never again. Nothing will be the same after today.
Orwell knew a nation would always need "rough men . ready in the night."
Some in this nation, blessedly insulated from so many of the world's horrors, may have forgotten that elemental fact of life. Few will forget it after Sept. 11, 2001.
Now it is time to visit violence on those who have done us harm. America is at war. Swift, ferocious retaliation is called for. But how? Against whom?
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City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. collapsed hours ago. We are stronger than the evil genius thinks.
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