Footnotes of an America United

And there were these footnotes to the story of America's war on terror.  

In the midst of controversy about the use and abuse of aid intended for the families of September 11th victims, there's more bad news.  A dozen New York Port Authority workers have been charged with grand larceny, for trying to steal some of the donations.  

The New York Post reports the 12 worked at the Port Authority cafeteria in one World Trade Center.  They all escaped without injuries and were reassigned to jobs in other cafeterias.  

The prosecutors say they told fake sob stories to Red Cross workers about losing their jobs, and were able to get relief checks and cash totaling about $14,000.  Apparently other Port Authority workers were disgusted with the swindle and blew the whistle on their co-workers.  

Meanwhile, The Los Angeles Times is reporting that some people taking Cipro to stave off anthrax infections are starting to feel unpleasant side effects.  The study, conducted in Boca Raton, Florida, the site of the first anthrax fatality, shows that a fifth of those taking Cipro suffer complications. including breathing problems, itching, and swelling of the face, neck and throat.  

The side effects may serve as a warning to people who were taking Cipro, even though they haven't been exposed to anthrax spores.  Nationwide, doctors have prescribed Cipro to nearly 32,000 people who may have been exposed to anthrax.  Half of those people are postal workers.  

Now that her father is out of the White House, Chelsea Clinton is speaking out.  She wrote up her recollections of September 11th for Talk magazine.  She says she was blocks from the World Trade Center when attackers struck, and thought she was going to die when the Twin Towers fell.  

The now Oxford University graduate student said she prayed for her country and her city that day, and thanked God that her mother was a senator representing New York, and Rudy Giuliani was the mayor guiding the city through its crisis.  

Former President Clinton has asked to resign from the Supreme Court Bar, rather than fighting suspension or disbarment, in connection with his testimony in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case.

The High Court temporarily suspended Clinton from the bar and gave him until today to explain why he should not be disbarred permanently.  The former president was admitted to the Supreme Court bar in 1977, when he was attorney general for Arkansas.