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Sep 12, 2001 06:37 PM

DC hounds, how are you--check in!

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How are the 'hounds in the DC/VA area doing? We've spent time on NYC, but you guys are dealing with the same tragedy. Will you post? Prayers for your safety.

  1. Wow, yes. How callous of me and the other new yorkers here. On the other hand, I'm not sure we had any pentagon people on site. But...who knows? Any DC regulars know any regulars who might conceivably be in the Pentagon? CapHill, etc?

    Also, it's almost been lost in the shuffle, but we also had four major major plane crashes yesterday. That alone would have been the news story of the decade, but the enormity of the tragedy has many of us paying very little attention to those victims.


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    1. re: Jim Leff

      I'm praying that we'll hear from Pam who is a Pentagon correspondent.

      1. re: Melanie Wong

        do we have an email address for her?

        the only Pam I can find posting on this board lately is, but that poster has stated that she works in Virginia.

        but, still, if that's her, let me know and I'll definitely shoot her an email

        1. re: Jim Leff

          Yep, that's her. I found her email attached to another post and sent her a note. Will let you know if I hear anything.

          1. re: Melanie Wong

            For those of you outside of the DC area; the Pentagon is actually in Virginia (across the bridge from DC).

      2. re: Jim Leff

        CapHill works in Van Ness; I've tried to reach him haven't heard yet. I do know he was planning on some travel this month. Have asked him to post to say hello.

        Best wishes and thoughts to all.......

        1. re: Geoff Laredo

          Caphill's ok. Anybody heard from Pam yet?

          1. re: Jim Leff

            Thu, 13 Sep 2001 15:33:25 EDT

            Re: ok?
            sweet mother of god you chowhounds are the best. I work in the Pentagon
            but was not here at the my GREAT disappointment (am a reporter).
            My desk is a safe distance away from the blast...the magnitude of this
            hasn't sunk in becuase I have been so busy.

            thanks again.
            (ps: Red's Eats, Wiscasset Maine: Best Lobster ROll in the world.)

            1. re: Melanie Wong

              I, too, work at the Pentagon but wasn't there at the time. Miraculously, everyone from my office (100+ people)--only a few hallways away from where the plane hit--got out safely. There was one casualty on my staff--a gentleman who had left that morning for a business trip and was on the plane that crashed into the Pentagon. This is all so horrific--almost impossible to process. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by this enormous tragedy.

      3. OK here

        1. I work at Georgetown University Hospital, and we were put on disaster alert yesterday for an onslaught of patients that fortunately never arrived. (I wouldn't be able to say that, if the plane that crashed in PA had successfuly reached its intended target in DC.) A nurse and a patient on my ward (psychiatry) both have relatives missing, who worked in the World Trade Center. A recent patient, a truly wonderful person, who works in the Pentagon, is apparently missing. It seems that just about everyone has lost someone, or knows someone who has experienced the loss of someone they loved or knew.

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          1. re: zora

            We're keeping this up to find out about our fellow 'hounds. Keep posting --thanks for the update and some good news.

            1. re: zora

              Sorry, Zora this should have been for Jim. Keep up updated. Our hearts and prayers go out for you all in the area and those who are on the front lines and those you know and love.

            2. I'm still here. Vacated my particular Dept. of Justice building. Don't know anyone who works at the Pentagon or the WTC. I'm supposed to travel to New Orleans next month and I can't bring myself to make the reservation.

              1. Wow. This site is amazing. I'm really sorry, I should have posted here and let you know that I was ok. Jim Leff - you are really something else :) - contacted me and I sent him a note and then Geoff e-mailed me to tell me to get the hey online and post here, so I'm really sorry for not doing this sooner.

                Had a brief moment of chaos and confusion when we were evacuated from the Senate and then have spent much of my time locating friends and contemplating what has happened to us. I have a friend still missing from WTC - someone I've known since college, husband and father. We are fearful for him. So have been thinking hard about life lately.

                I hope that all of our posters are well and safe and their loved ones too. I wish you all safety and peace.

                Bill McColl (CapHill)