Mafia

(For news relevant to Brooklyn Tech look below.) Even the Mafia is pitching in to help the city. Carmine Agnello, jailed John Gotti son-in-law and convicted racketeer, offered Mayor Giuliani the use of a $6 million shredding machine yesterday to chew up the steel beams mixed in the rubble of the World Trade Center. (Daily News)

Francis

Chancellor Levy strikes again

NOTE: This information was changed at 8am on Thursday, September 20th 2001.
In the next room right as I type this, my father, who is co-president of the Tech PTA, is yelling at someone about how Tech is being screwed. Dr. Lee McCaskill, Tech’s principal, got a call from Deputy-Chancellor Mumble, telling him that the plan that had previously been accepted by all sides in this, and that was handed out to everyone at Tech on Monday, including the Stuy teachers, has been overruled by the Chancellor at the request of the Stuy PA. The day will start for Tech at 7, proceed with 30 minute periods, with no lunch, and end at noon. At that point, Stuy will arrive, starting immediately, with the same deal, ending at 5. This is because the Stuy PA felt that the overlap in the former plan was unacceptable, and (apparently) is unlawful because students in the halls and auditorium pose a fire risk. Pardon my saying this, but Mr. Levy can fuck off and die.
You can read the official letter to parents here.

Rooney

Hey, that’s scary…

I feel really freaky now. Having fought my way from Brooklyn to the Upper West Side and my home and family,
I have yet to come out of existential-reflection-on-the-human-condition-and-mortality mode. Scanning back
through our news posts from the last couple of days, I ran into one of mine.

“…Anyhoo, things may be happening in the near future.”

I feel all calm right now. On my way home, it hit me how quiet the city was. I’ve lived here my whole life,
and I’ve never heard it this quiet even at night. I’d like to give blood, but I can’t because of the anti-deps
I’m taking. My dad, Gordy, is going tomorrow, as he’s O+. I just realized that I have school today. After
spending tuesday as an impromptu counselor and organizer for Tech’s grieving students in the auditorium,
I don’t really feel up to school just yet. But I’ll be there.
Let’s just hope I don’t drown my sorrows in bear…
Rooney

Hey thats cool

I’m sure many of us are already giving blood and donating to the
American Red Cross. An easy way to donate (money, not blood) is
through Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/). They have an online
donation on their front page and 100% of the money goes to the Red
Cross.

Francis