Many times, papers reporting on significant events were stolen from the library and never made it to the 3-month clean-up. Imagine my surprise when I found the September 11, 2001 issue of the New York Times in the throw away pile! I snagged a look at it
Any guess as to what the New York Journalists were talking about in the September 11, 2001?
Thousands of deaths?
Muslims in America?
Here's a list of the top stories:
- Strict Arsenic Limit Sought
- Violence in Mideast, Despite Plans to Talk
- KEY LEADERS TALK OF POSSIBLE DEALS TO REVIVE ECONOMY
- Scientists Urge Bigger Supply Of Stem Cells
- In a Nation of Early Risers, Morning TV Is a Hot Market
- School Dress Codes vs. a Sea of Bare Flesh
- Nuclear Booty: More Smugglers Use Asia Route
- CAMPAIGNING FOR MAYOR: THE VOTERS; City Voters Have Heard It All As Campaign Din Nears End
- Traced on Internet, Teacher Is Charged In '71 Jet Hijacking
If I remember right, the School Dress Code story was the biggest on the page. Which goes to show- the world can change in an instant. We don't know today what tomorrow's issues will be, or what will really matter a week from now. When I read articles about fall fashion trends or the best diet pill or what celebrity just had a baby, my thoughts drift back to this front page.
I still have the paper as a reminder. We are dust; we don't know what tomorrow holds.