10 - The Michigan Daily - Saturday, September 21, 2002
New Yorkers pay respects on anniverary of attacks
The Michigan Daily - FOOTBALL SATURID
By Elizabeth Kassab
and Shannon Pettypiece
Daily News Editors
NEW YORK - More subdued than
usual, New York City made it through
the first anniversary of the terrorist
attacks that leveled the World Trade
"It's very somber, very serious,"
World War II veteran Ed Hunt said.
Hunt spent the day in the city where
he was born and raised, praying in St.
Patrick's Cathedral and then making
his way through the city to the Brook-
lyn Bridge, near the former site of the
World Trade Center.
"I'm a New Yorker. I had to be
here," said Hunt, who now lives in
He burst into song in Times Square,
singing the notes of "God Bless Amer-
ica" as he watched live coverage of the
ceremony at the Pentagon on NBC's
giant television screen. When asked
why, he replied simply, "Pride. Pride in
That same sense of pride was evi-
denced by the scores of people wear-
ing red, white and blue.
"A lot of people want to wear the
flag again," said Meng Chen, a cashier
at a shop called New York Skyline.
Chen said there hadbbeen a small
increase in the number of patriotic
merchandise in the past few days.
Donning a bright shirt covered with
American flags, Ed Peck ascended to
the observation deck on the 86th floor
of the Empire State Building, the
tallest building in New York City since
the Twin Towers fell.
"I'm in New York today because it's
Sept. 11, to show support for our
nation, to thumb my nose at those who
did it," he said.
Michigan native Rick Morrow was
also on the observation deck yesterday.
"We wanted to go down (to
Ground Zero), but we felt it was for
the families today," he said.
From the Empire State Building,
visitors could see the gap in the skyline
left by the World Trade Center and the
American flags on the buildings
around Ground Zero.
"It's a good point of interest for
viewing where it used to be," said
Morrow, who met friends from Eng-
land to see the city.
Along with the disbelief that the Twin
Towers were gone, there was a sense of
keeping memories alive so that no simi-
lar attacks happen in the future.
"It's going to be in our memory for a
long, long time," said Jack Singh, an
operations specialist at First Republic
Bank. "Hopefully, things will get bet-
ter, and we take life as it comes."
Many of New York's boroughs also
felt the somber mood of the day, as
many described their neighborhoods as
eerily quiet and calm.
In Harlem, sidewalks that are nor-
mally lined with more than 25 or 30
streettvenders only had two or three,
and store employees said business was
much lower than in past weeks or per-
"The streets never seem empty
except for today," said Albert Marrero,
who works at HMV Records in
Harlem. "People in this area have been
hit very hard by Sept. 11 ... it is defi-
Marrero added that although people
were buying very little, what they did
buy yesterday was related to Sept. 11,
like commemorative compact discs,
movies and posters.
The elementary schools in Harlem
each had special events planned, some
out in the field, where the students
learned about the Sept. 11 attacks and
why they are important, an official
from the superintendent's office said.
In the offices surrounding Ground
Zero many people chose not to attend
work, employees said, and surrounding
businesses, like coffee shops and
restaurants, had noticeably fewer cus-
Marc Lingant, who works across the
street from Ground Zero, said he chose
to go into work to take his mind off the
attacks, but others in his office had to
take the day off because of the emo-
tional strain put on them by the one-
"Today is pretty hectic," said Marc
Lingant, as he stepped out of the
office for a few minutes to attend the
ceremonies at Ground Zero. "People
are calling in cause they didn't feel up
Lingant was working near the World
Trade Center last year when it was
attacked. He said he has been spending
almost every moment of the day think-
ing about what he was doing a year ago.
At the office, Lingant said there was a
very serious mood and people were less
At one restaurant near Ground
Zero, an employee said business was
much slower than normal and will be
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Utah is looking for its second win over a Big Ten team this season. The Utes thrashed Indiana, 40-13.
McBrde's rive has Utes hunry
Utah coach less-than-impressed with atmosphere of Big House
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Two men pause in Times Square Sept. 11 to look at television screens showing
images of New York City's response to last year's terrorist attacks.
closed today because they are expect-
ing a lot of people will take off work
today as well.
In a predominately Hispanic area of
Queens, many said they share the
sense of loss with their fellow New
Yorkers even though their neighbor-
hood was not as directly affected.
"It is a very sad day for my family,"
said Louisa Gomez. "What happened
was terrible, it affected everybody no
matter what country they are from."
By Joe Smith
Daily Sports Editor
NYC firefighters reflect
on changes of past year
By Shannon Pettypiece
and Ehzbeth Kassab
Daily News Editors
NEW YORK - For New York City firefighters, the
anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks was a time to remember the
co-workers and friends they lost over the past year and reflect
on how their role in the city has changed from someone who
provides a basic service to neighborhood heroes and idols,
At one firehouse in Harlem the firefighters said they have
felt a closer connection to the community, which they feel has
shown them more respect since the attacks.
"Even guys who are criminals, guys who would rip our cars
off are stopping by the firehouse to say thanks after the
attacks,"Truck 40 Capt. Ronnie Gilyard said.
Before the attacks very few people would stop by the fire-
house or say hello to the firemen when they were out on the
street, but now it is a common occurrence, Gilyard said. He
added that pre-Sept. 11 people would not even pull to the side
of the road when the fire truck came roaring behind them, but
now people make every- effort to get out of the trucks way,
even when it is not necessary.
"When people see us now they wave," he said. "I really
think the love of God through the people really helps us day-
by-day." Gilyard's company, along with Engine 23, held a
memorial yesterday morning in honor of all the firefighters
who were lost on Sept. 11 including three from Gilyard's com-
pany and many he had worked with throughout his career as a
New York City firefighter.
"It's never going to be the same as it was before 9-11," he
"I really think the love of God through the people
really helps us day-by-day."
Truck 40 Captain, New York City
said. "It is like you had a loss in the family."
Many firehouses throughout the city either hosted their
own tribute to those who were lost a year ago or went as a
company to another firehouse that was putting on a tribute.
Others traveled to yesterday's events at Ground Zero to help
with crowd control or participated in the ceremonies.
Pat Martin of Engine 229 in Brooklyn, who was working
security at Ground Zero yesterday, said the one-year anniver-
sary was a very emotional time for himself and his fellow fire-
"Things are kind of back to normal again, but everybody is
a little quiet, a little melancholy, a little reserved today," Martin
said. Martin said he and his company were planning on attend-
ing a memorial yesterday afternoon at a local firehouse that
lost people as a result of the attacks at the World Trade Center.
In Midtown, flowers, candles and messages lined the out-
side of Engine 21 on East 40th Street yesterday. Inside, fire-
fighters and their relatives came together to mark the
one-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed their
captain, William Burke. Neighbors and friends who knew
Burke brought food and flowers to the firehouse, and
Burke's family came to spend time with the firefighters they
have come to know very well in the past year.
"It's not too sad. It's kind of a celebration," firefighter
Michael Byrne said.
Utah football coach Ron McBride
realizes that whenever he dines with
Rick Majerus, the experience could
take all night.
"After an appe- UTAH
appetizer, a huge Notebook
meal and then us
talking for a while, we're usually
there for three-to-four hours,"
The two coaches - and good
friends - share jokes, beers and
similar war stories in the land of the
Mormons. After all, they have a lot
Both coaches came to Utah in
1990 to transform the Utes' basket-
ball and football programs from
Mountain West Conference obscuri-
ty to national prominence. And their
records speak for themselves.
Majerus has never had a losing
season, leading the Utes' basketball
team to nine appearances in the
NCAA tournament and the 1998
And while McBride may not have
the medical history of heart bypass-
es or the reputation of crafty one-
liners to the press that Majerus
does, he's quietly put Utah football
on the map.
Since he took over, McBride has
won 83 games - second most in
school history - and led the Utes
to six bowl appearances in the past
And how'd he do it?
"He's the ultimate motivator,"
said Michigan assistant coach Fred
Jackson, who was an assistant coach
with McBride at Wisconsin in the
early '80s. "He always had the
knack to find out how players tick
and push their buttons the right way
to get the most out of them."
Jackson revealed how McBride,
an offensive line coach at the time,
helped four Badgers' lineman make
it into the NFL while still finding
time to tutor the last guy on the
bench in technique.
"I bet if you ask any one of his
players ever, they'd all say they love
playing for him," said Jackson,
who's still great friends with
McBride. "He's fair with you, and
you always know where you stand."
His player-friendly coaching
approach is partly why Jackson
thinks McBride snagged top
prospects like former NFL tailback
Jamal Anderson and Detroit Lions'
defensive tackle Luther Elliss to
Utah, when he had to compete with
the likes of UCLA, Southern Cal
McBride will "do anything for his
players," said Utah quarterback
Lance Rice. "You see former play-
ers coming around all the time. I
grew up coming to these games.
That's what excited me about com-
But a humble McBride shifted the
focus, as per his reputation.
"Our players also do a great job
recruiting kids while they're on
campus, but the school's reputation
and graduation rate speaks for
itself," McBride said.
HOLD IT: McBride said he likes to
establish the run, but Utah can't do
that fumbling the ball. That's why
one of McBride's key motivational
drills deals with ball security. Every
day the Utes go through three stren-
uous drills right after warm-ups to
work on holding the football. And
even after that, he said some players
need extra drills.
"We have two guys who carry the
football everywhere they go on
campus," said McBride, who would
not release the identity of the two
players with butterfingers. "And
there's a very stiff penalty if they
don't bring it back to practice."
The strategy worked for the Utes
last season, as they fumbled just
once while finishing 12th in the
nation in rushing offense (218 ypg).
But this year, McBride's team has
already fumbled twice in three
games, and he said they will feel the
wrath in practice if the fumble-itis
isn't cured soon.
"They'll be running up-downs for
quite a long time, let me say that,"
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: McBride's
teams have won bowl games, fin-
ished in the top 25 several times -
including No. 8 in 1994 - but big
wins over major programs like
Michigan are what can legitimize
lesser-known programs fast.
And although McBride has never
been to the Big House as Utah's
coach, he has his own opinion about
its atmosphere - or lack thereof.
"It's not a real raucous type of
crowd" McBride told the Salt Lake
Tribune this week. "It's more like a
going-to-the-symphony kind of
crowd. They kind of get up and clap
at the same time, and sit down at the
But if the Utes can shut up the
crowd and sneak out a victory, it
could mean wonders for McBride's
"It's a great opportunity for us to
be on a huge stage and face a sto-
ried program like Michigan,"
McBride said. "We will really find
out where we're at."
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