Archive - May 2011 - News Article
PROVIDENCE â U.S. Sen. Jack Reed called the killing of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden by U.S. commandos in Pakistan âgood news, and testimony to the courage and skill of our military forces.
âI hope it is also a moment for the families of 9/11 to have a brief bit of solace after 10 years,â the stateâs senior senator said Monday.
WASHINGTON â Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was killed in an operation led by the United States, President Barack Obama said Sunday.
A small team of Americans carried out the attack and took custody of bin Laden's remains, the president said in a dramatic late-night statement at the White House.
A jubilant crowd gathered outside the White House as word spread of bin Laden's death after a global manhunt that lasted nearly a decade.
"Justice has been done," the president said.
LINCOLN â It's both amusing and inspiring, how Lincoln High junior Josh Soucy came up with the notion of creating a âTeen Advocacy Group,â an organization that would give him and his peers more input and knowledge about happenings in town government.
BLACKSTONE - Amanda Notz, a life skills teacher at Blackstone-Millville Regional High School, pauses about three feet from the top of a 25-foot-tall fiberglass rock climbing wall that has been erected in a corner of the school parking lot.
The wall has three climbing sides and an automated belay and hydraulic system that allows climbers to slowly descend from the top.
"Don't look down," U.S. Army Sgt. Logan O. Saunders yells up.
Notz adjusts her harness, makes one last reach and then taps the buzzer on top of the wall before lowering herself back down.