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Calling home

By Associated Press

WASHINGTON Condoleezza Rice called her aunt and uncle. Dan Bartlett used Karl Rove's pager to e-mail his wife. Andrew Card never called home and regrets it.

Like other Americans, senior Bush administration officials' thoughts turned to loved ones amid the confusion of Sept. 11.

RICE: Her parents deceased, the national security adviser thought of her large extended family in Alabama as Secret Service agents rushed her from the Situation Room in the West Wing to a nuclear shelter beneath the White House. "I did stop to make one call," she said. "That was to my aunt and uncle in Birmingham, to say, `I'm OK and you should start a phone tree and let everyone know I'm OK."'

BARTLETT: Jammed phone lines kept Bartlett, then a deputy communications director, from reaching his wife back in Washington. Then it dawned on him: Use Rove's pager. Rove, a White House adviser who was also aboard Air Force One, punched Bartlett's message into his pager and e-mailed it away. It said: "From Dan: I'm OK. We're safe. Love you. Call you as soon as possible."

ANDREW CARD: The White House chief of staff was first to tell Bush terrorists had struck the World Trade Center. He immediately went into overdrive, handling logistics to get Bush out of Florida and to a secure location. He was too busy to call his wife and now says that was selfish. "You can't change yesterday, but I kind of wish ... that I had called Kathi and said, `I'm OK. Are you OK? And I didn't."'

JOE ALLBAUGH: The Federal Emergency Management Agency director was in Montana for a conference when he learned of the attacks. He ran to his hotel room, packed his bags, called the White House and headed to the airport. He reached his wife, Diane, on her cell phone. She was stuck in traffic trying to pick up their daughter, Taylor, from school. The traffic jam lasted 4.5 hours. "Our conversations were sporadic. Hit and miss," Allbaugh said. In the car, Mrs. Allbaugh heard on the radio that their friend, lawyer Barbara Olson, wife of Solicitor General Theodore Olson, was on the plane that crashed into the Pentagon.

BUSH: He called first lady Laura Bush twice as Air Force One zigzagged from Florida to Washington. By the second call, she was in a secure location and he had just landed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. Bush asked about their twin daughters.

Today's news:
Ceremony at Ground Zero
Mass. remembers victims
Silence, tears mark day at Logan
Under alert, Mass. carries on
Bush faces day with resolve
World remembers attacks in US
Memorial in Shanksville, Pa.
Updated wire coverage

Photo galleries:
Families mourn, remember
Ceremony at Ground Zero
Ceremony at the Pentagon
Ceremony at Pa. crash scene
Remembrances worldwide
Remembrances in Boston

NECN RealVideo:
Moment of silence observed
Ceremony at State House
Gettysburg Address read
Procession at Ground Zero
A somber travel day at Logan
Images of Sept. 11, 2001

 THE SERIES

 DAY ONE   SEPT. 3

Preparing for the worst
Security has become the new norm in Greater Boston.

 DAY TWO   SEPT. 4

Fear and children
Children's responses may shed light on human anxiety, resiliency.

 DAY THREE   SEPT. 5

Muslim minds
The US effort to win over Muslim hearts and minds is failing.

 DAY FOUR   SEPT. 6

Science vs. terrorism
New chemical, biological threats spur nation's top minds.

 DAY FIVE   SEPT. 7

Detainees
For those deported after Sept. 11, the losses are wrenching.

 DAY SIX   SEPT. 8

A special Magazine issue
A Sept. 11 narrative by former Massport chief Virginia Buckingham, plus an essay by Christopher Hitchens.

A special Arts section
How culture has changed since Sept. 11, including a gallery of art inspired by the attacks.

A special Focus section
A look at how the lives of six Americans were altered.

Everywhere USA
Terrorism comes to God's country.

 DAY SEVEN   SEPT. 9

Where is Al Qaeda?
How have bin Laden and his terrorist group eluded US forces?

 DAY EIGHT   SEPT. 10

Two cities
New York and DC one year later.

 DAY NINE   SEPT. 11

America remembers
The US looks back at the terrorist attacks.

Victims and survivors
A year later, still hurting.

A time for bells and remembrance
A clash of views on terror
Limited damage to the economy
Families build support system
NYC's healing process
Finding comfort in the kitchen
Bailey: A day of atonement


From the Associated Press:
Tribute paid with tattoos
Charities changed by 9/11
White House calls home
9/11 stole innocence, love
Man escaped earthquake, 9/11
Update on 9/11's famous faces
Firemen still burying dead
A mother's note to a lost son
9/11 created heroes in death
Voice mails bring comfort
Little things hold memories
87th floor survivor copes
Sampling of 9/11 memorials
Pentagon survivors move on
Moments of silence on Sept. 11
Survivors try to move forward
Families cling to chances
Sept. 11 widow trying to forgive
Widow becomes an advocate
Workplace response varies
Graphic: Funds offer relief





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