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6A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 12, 2002



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David Alger was a fixture on Wall Street for .
almost 30 years. As president and chief execu-
tive officer of Fred Alger Management, he>
worked from the 93rd floor of the North Tower
of the World Trade Center as well as many Wall
Street coffee shops during lunch. CLASS OF 1968
Over a cheeseburger and apple pie, he loved
to dole out advice to his colleagues and pro- PRESIDENT, FRED
Rob Lyon, who worked for Alger 20 years WORLD TRADE CENTER
ago told The New York Times last November
that Alger's stories almost always started with the same line.
"That reminds me of something," Alger used to say.
Alger, who graduated from the University's Business School in 1968,
remained very faithful to his alma mater.
He spoke at the Business School's commencement in 1997 and served on
the University Investment Advisory Committee. He also advised the Busi-
ness School Dean on the direction of the Business School, as a member of
the Visiting Committee.
Alger, a native of Grosse Pointe, attended Harvard as an undergraduate.
He is survived by his wife Josephine.

Steven Goldstein and his wife Jill met each
other when they were four or five.
After a number of chance meetings as they
were growing up, the two were set up by their
friends on a blind date.
They decided it must have been fate and were CLASS OF 1988
later married.
Steven worked as a computer analyst at Can- COMPUTER ANALYST,
tor Fitzgerald in the World Trade Center, a job CANTOR FITZGERALD,
he began two weeks before the attacks. WORLD TRADE CENTER
Prior to taking the job, Steven worked in the
basement of his family's home developing his Internet company, which
traded weather derivatives online and was bought by Cantor Fitzgerald.
When not at work, Goldstein spent much of his time with Jill and their
two children, Hanna, 3, and Harris, 1.
Now supported. by the love of their children, Jill said she remembers
Steven as "the love of my life."
Originally from New Jersey, Goldstein left home to study at the Univer-
sity and graduated in 1988.
Following his four years in Ann Arbor, Goldstein went on to work in
advertising, accounting and trading.

Photos by EMMA FOSDICK/Daily
ABOVE: Carey Ramirez, an
NYC nurse, stands in front of
the Battery Park remembrance
wall and fights back the tears
while reading about his fellow
rescue workers who were lost
Sept 11. RIGHT: Visitors and
mourners at Ground Zero
observed a moment of silence
at 8:48 a.m. yesterday.
BELOW: A man takes some s
time to reflect while standing
In Times Square yesterday.

Yeneneh Betru came to America with the dream of
becoming a doctor. He was a native of Ethiopia and
raised in Saudi Arabia. His dream of becoming a doc-
tor finally came true when he graduated from the Uni-
versity's Medical School in 1995.
Although he lost his own life on Sept. 11 when his
flight from Washington to Los Angeles was hijacked CLASS OF 1995
and crashed into the Pentagon, his service as a doctor MEDICAL AFFAIRS
saved the lives of many, his co-worker and friend, Bev- DiRECTOR - IPC
erly Lassanske said. AMERICAN FLIGHT 77
He specialized in improving hospital care and was
in the process of developing an improved kidney dialysis machine. He also worked
with the Ethiopian government on improving health care in Ethopia, Lassanske said.
Outside of work, Betru was known as a kindhearted and sympathetic person, Las-
sanske said. "He was probably one of the most caring people that I've ever met - he
always had an ear for anything that was going on," she said. "Just a really caring
compassionate person."
Though the year has been difficult for Betru's friends and family, they say life has
gotten even more difficult as the one year anniversary of his death approaches.
"I've been making appointments all this week and I just hate writing 9-11, it just
gives me goose bumps," Lassanske said.

Ann Arbor native Darya Lin, 32, was last seen on
the 78th floor of World Trade Center South Tower
Sept. 11, 2001, helping a client. An employee of
AON Corp., her offices were on the 92nd floor.
Since then, her friends and family have coped
with their loss by starting a memorial fund for her
favorite charities and a website dedicated to her life. CLASS OF 1991
On the website, friends recall the qualities that they AO N CORP.
cherished about Darya, who graduated from the Uni- WORLD TRADE
versity with a degree in industrial and operations engi- CENTER
neering in 1991 before leaving for the University of
California at San Diego Hospital Quality Management Program. She also earned her
master's degree here in 1997.
According to one friend from California, Darya "likes to eat fish very well done
- literally burnt and crunchy; does the best imitation of Steve the Crocodile Hunter;
is the only person to use a space heater in 95 degree weather; taught us all to empha-
size important words using our fingers; to make quote signs while nodding your
head up and down." The list goes on: "(She) has unbelievable creativity (most
notably the famous sculpted Giraffe she made in pottery class); is the first person
to plan other people's birthday party; has dining and personal hygiene standards
that would scare any doctor; and finally, cares more about others than herself."


-President Bush




Brian Dale, from Warren, N.J., saw the impor-
tance of education. Even after working as a man-
ager and senior consultant at Price Waterhouse,
with a bachelor and masters' degree from Dart-
mouth under his belt, he decided to get a law
degree from Michigan, graduating in 1991. CLASS OF 1991
Dale was on American Airlines Flight 11 that
departed from Boston Sept. 11. SENIOR CONSULTANT,
At the time, he oversaw the legal and account- PRICE WATERHOUSE
ing activities at Blue Capital Management, the AMERICAN FLIGHT 11.
investment firm he co-founded.
His job often required him to travel for business purposes.
Family members told The New York Times that Dale was, supposed to
have flown to Los Angeles Monday night, but he instead opted to fly out
Tuesday morning. His family did not know about the change until Tuesday
morning, when his wife called the airline and learned he was on American
Airlines Flight 11.
"We all went from thinking he was OK to finding out he was missing -
not missing, gone, dead," his brother, Kevin, told The New York Times.
He is survived by his wife Louanne and three children: Jacob Earl and
twins Rachel Therse and Russell Baily.

In a message posted on his company's website, ax<:t
friend thanks Manish Patel, 29, for saving his life.
"Manish was a real cool and laid back type of guy. I
miss his smile and voice. I will never forget him.
Thanks for saving my life Manish. May GOD bless you
and your family," wrote Jerrold Banks, who worked C LASS OF 2002
with Manish at Euro Brokers, Inc. in the World Trade
Manish had begun working for the company in July WORLD TRADE
1993. On the company's website, he was described as CENTER
someone who "wished there were more than 24 hours in the day so he could accom-
plish all the things he dreamed of."
An economics major born in India, he left the University before graduation but
was posthumously granted his bachelor's degree Aug. 16, 2002. After living in
New York City for several years, Manish moved to Edison, N.J. He is survived by a
girlfriend, Sakae; father, Kantilal; and sisters, Ila, Kalpana and Parul.
He was one of 60 other Euro Broker employees who died in the World Trade
Center towers Sept. 11. "As I read down the too-long list of those we have lost, I
am aware of the enormous debt of gratitude that each of them is owed - a debt of
gratitude that no words can adequately express," company chairman Gilbert D.
Scharf said at a Oct. 8 memorial service.


On Sept. 10, 2001, the day before he boarded
American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston, Paul
Friedman spent the day with his newly adopted
infant son Richard "Rocky" Harry Hyun and
took him to Starbucks.
These were the ways of Friedman, who enjoyed
doing such things as saving old report cards, CLASS OF 1983
bringing rugelach (a Jewish pastry) across the EMERGENCE
country to friends and collect snow globes. CONSULTING
Friedman obtained a master's degree in engi- AMERICAN FLIGHT 11
neering from the University in 1983.
Previously, Friedman had received a bachelor's degree in psychology
from Johns Hopkins University.
Friedman went on to attain a master's of business administration from
New York University in 1987.
Although sometimes quiet, the Brooklyn, N.Y. native had a surging mind
that always posed questions when dealing with problems.
At the time of his death, he was a senior management consultant for
Emergence Consulting.
In addition to his son, he is survived by his wife of eight years Audrey,
mother Selma; brother James and three sisters Iris, Amy and Meryl.

In the last year of his life, Stephen Poulos
returned to the former love of his life: the opera.
Poulos, who graduated from the University's School
of Music in 1977 with a bachelor's of music and a
master's of music a year later, trained as an opera
singer for 20 years as a baritone.
But in 1996, he gave up singing completely CLASS OF 1977
when he realized he would never make enough MANAGER,
money as an opera singer. He stopped attending AON CORP.
performances and quit his church choir. WORLD TRADE CENTER
Instead, he undertook a career in information
technology and became a manger at Aon Corporation where he worked on
the 103rd floor of the South Tower in the World Trade Center. But, he still
never got over his love of music.
"It was hard for him to get over leaving the opera," his wife Lisa Poulos told
The New York Times last October. "On good days during that time, I would say,
'Oh, you seem happy today' He would say, 'Lisa, I'm never happy. I may be hap-
pier, but I'm never happy"'
Right before he died, he had joined an Internet discussion called the Opera
Forum, where he was able to express his love for music. When one day, his wife
asked him if he was happier now. He replied with, "No, I'm actually happy."


"He really loved Michigan - all parts of ...;
Michigan ... When you think about Michigan
in New York, you think about Jim Gartenberg,"
Alumni Association Executive Director Steve
Grafton once said.
Gartenberg, who graduated from the Univer-
sity in 1987 with a degree in economics, served CLASS OF 1987

On his application to the University of Michigan
Todd Ouida wrote, "I discovered no matter how big
the person is on the -outside (for I am only 5'5" tall)
that the size of the heart Is always going to be more
Ouida went on to have a successful career at
the University. He received a degree in psychol- CLASS OF 1998

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