“I was on my way to work and stopped at the Mini-Mart to get gas, and they were listening to the radio. Drove to work at Mo’s and turned on the TV. I told a co-worker, ‘This is something that will change our lives.’”

Frank Dodson, Astoria

“I was waking up, drinking coffee, turning on the news and trying to fathom how something like that could happen. I remember being angry.”

Joseph Maki, Astoria

“I was getting ready for work and turned the TV on ... it all started.”

Al Jaques, Astoria

“I was on my way to school. It was on the car radio. I didn’t understand what was going on till my mom put on the brakes, pulled over and looked like she was having a heart attack, and explained it to me. She was crying.”

Jayney Bechtel, Astoria

“Sitting in a basement trying to do an intervention on a drug addict. It didn’t work, either. The news came on and it distracted everything.”

John Mendoza, Astoria

   

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