II- "The Longest Day: Act Two" - Louise Kiernan - Chicago Tribune

At a Standstill

". . .These thousands of people still hope to get out of Chicago. They walk up and down the narrow aisles of their planes, trade paperback thrillers, play computer solitaire until their batteries run out and, if they are in first class, indulge in a few free drinks. Most of them remain calm and resigned. The weather, they think, tells them all they need to know. . ."

Description:In this Pulitzer Prize winning series, Chicago Tribune staff writers explain the mess that was Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on September 11, 2000.

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