Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Sat 10 Sep 2011

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Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 10 Sep 2011

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2011-09-10

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This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/235158

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/650225

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28 NT NEWS. Saturday, September 10, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 0 -S E P -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 2 8 C O L O R : C M Y K 1085579v2 SATURDAY EXTRA l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au cdu.edu.au Charles Darwin University (CDU), a member of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) network, is offering scholarships for students wanting to undertake a PhD or Research Masters in 2012. CDU provides students with the opportunity to study in a unique Australian setting. Key research fi elds include Environment and Livelihoods, Human Health and Well-being, Social and Public Policy, Education, Creative Industries, Energy and Indigenous Knowledges. To obtain material and details on closing dates please go to: www.cdu.edu.au/research For more information contact the Offi ce of Research and Innovation: T. 08 8946 6548 E. research.scholarships@cdu.edu.au RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS AT CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY B la ze D Q 0 0 2 9 0 5 MA100614 Aphone call before Ten years ago, US Solicitor-General, Ted Olson took the phone call that is everyones worst nightmare. US Correspondent PAUL TOOHEY reports. A chopper hovers near the Pentagon after the attack from hijacked Flight 77 TED Olsons secretary said his wife, Barbara, was on the line. He immediately felt relief. He already knew two jets had crashed into the World Trade Center and had been worried she was on one of them. Mr Olsons relief turned to despair. Barbara, 51, was ringing from American Airlines Flight 77, telling her husband the plane had been hijacked. Mr Olson was US Solicitor-General, one of the most powerful lawmen in America. His wife of five years was a hugely successful lawyer in her own right, better known than her husband at least, in the public eye having been a public prosecutor, general counsel to the US House of Representatives and now a nationally known commentator. Barbara had just published a bestseller about Hillary Clinton, Hell to Pay, and was flying to Los Angeles to appear on the panel of satirist Bill Mahers Politically Incorrect, where she would represent the conservative side of politics. At some point, my secretary came in and said my wife Barbara was on the phone, says Mr Olson, 70, these days in private practice in Washington DC. I dont know how she got through, in retrospect, because apparently they had taken away their cell phones. She must have used a phone in the airplane. She must have got through making a collect call to the Justice Department. Initially, I was relieved, because that meant she wasnt on one of those airplanes in New York, but when I did start talking to her she told me their plane had been hijacked. She sounded in control, not panicky, not hys terical, not weepy. She told me that the plane had been hijacked. Im sure she was in shock. American Airlines Flight 77 had taken off from Washingtons Dulles Airport at 8.42am, September 11, 2001. Five hijackers were aboard. She at some point told me the passengers and the crew had been herded to the back of the airplane, Mr Olson says. She had started off in first-class. She asked me, What should I tell the pilot to do? Which suggested to me the pilot and the rest of the flight crew were back with the passengers. I first of all asked her if she knew where she was. She started to throw me something about countryside. She didnt know where the plane was or which direction it was going. Then the connection was broken. A couple of minutes later, she was able to get through again. I had to tell her that two hijacked planes had crashed into the World Trade Center. We had another few minutes, I dont know how long, it was short. And then the connection was cut off again and that was the end of our conversation. Asked whether he felt his wife was ringing to say goodbye, Mr Olson says: Barbara was an optimist and a believer that anything could be accomplished.