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Past Headliners for September 2001

September 5, 2001:

The Tennessee Volunteers are off to a good start with a 33-9 win over Syracuse, even though they didn't exactly play their best game. Hopefully they will improve next week though, when they visit Arkansas. Sadly, I was unable to attend the Syracuse game, but hopefully I will get to go to some games this season. If things don't change, I may be getting tickets for free next season. Win or lose, UT is my team. Hopefully they will improve on last year's 8-4 mark, which is actually considered a down year in Big Orange Country.

Of course, I can't forget about the Titans either, whose regular season starts this Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. Good luck to them, and hopefully they can get back to the Super Bowl this season.

On a personal note, I am now in my third week at Cumberland University. I suppose it is going semi-wellish. Classes are decent. I guess it just takes getting used too, though I haven't made any progress yet. Everything will be better though after this semester, because I will either like it at CU by then or be somewhere else.

Sorry about the slacker updates I've been doing lately. I haven't really been inspired much, and I've also been a little busy. Hopefully I can get back to the weekly updates soon. I do miss working on this site.

Well I hope everyone has a great week, and Vols and Titans!

September 12, 2001:

Yesterday one of the most sinister events in the history of the U.S. occurred: commercial airlines were hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Another crashed in rural Pennsylvania, apparently shy of it's intended target. There are no estimates as to loss of life, though anyone who has seen the footage knows that it will not be light. The area around the Trade Center looks like a war zone, like something out of the movies, not something real. I can't even begin to describe it.

It's hard to imagine someone actually doing this. It's even harder to imagine other people actually being happy about it, but Palestinians were celebrating in the streets. I don't know how these people think, and I don't really want to know. It's times like this that I am ashamed to even be a human. I sincerely hope that they represent only a small fraction of the Palestinians

Thankfully, they don't represent most of the world. In the U.S. almost everyone has put aside our politics and united for the cause to end terrorism and punish those responsible. All across the world, countries are coming to our aid and offering condolences. This is really a good sign, because perhaps it means we can end this insanity. It's only a matter of time until those responsible are caught and punished.

Those who were aboard the hijacked planes, in the Pentagon, or in or near the Trade Center will remain in my thoughts and prayers as will their families and friends. This truly is the worst incident that I have ever seen in my twenty years. I've grown up on CNN and seen tons of sad news footage, but none compares to this. It's just depressing.

I know I am not the greatest writer in the world, but I hope that people will see what I have written for what it is: honesty. I really don't know what to write that would ever do this horrific incident justice. All I can say is that I will keep the victims and their families in my thoughts and prayer, and I hope that everyone else does the same.

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