DNA Samples Sought
Families of people missing from Tuesday's attacks have been gathering personal items to help investigators identify victims in New York and Washington. Giulliani has asked families and friends of the missing to hand over personal materials that might help the medical examiner recover DNA samples to identify their bodies.
Many people looking for a missing friend or relative lined up at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan with items like hair combs and tooth brushes that could aid authorities in determining whether their loved ones were trapped in the destruction of the twin towers.
Hoping to find more of the trapped people, FEMA has made arrangements to collect cell phone numbers of missing New Yorkers. Every cell phone company in the nation has agreed to "pulse" those numbers in hopes that either someone will answer, or that they can be located in the rubble.
While the heroic recovery efforts moved ahead, activity of a decidedly non-heroic nature started rearing its head looting.
New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik said one person was arrested for attempted burglary at Brooks Brothers, several have been arrested for trespassing, and one person was arrested for trying to steal a fireman's jacket.
Giuliani has also warned people to be wary of charity scams and people who solicit donations through telemarketing operations. The mayor said no legitimate organizations were doing so.
Grim Task at the Pentagon
In Northern Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, crews continued the grim job of sifting through the debris at the Pentagon. Salvage crews expected to remove more bodies throughout the day from the jetliner that drove a hole through the Pentagon's walls.
The government said that 188 people are unaccounted for since the attack on the Pentagon, while 83 sets of remains have been taken from the site and 77 sets have been sent to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware for identification.
Amid the daunting task, some good news emerged. The section of the building hit by the plane was recently bomb-proofed, and engineers said the renovations may have saved several hundred lives.
Even after the plane hit the building, the newly renovated Pentagon walls did not immediately fall, giving workers 35 minutes to flee before the floors collapsed. Engineers say if terrorists had hit another corner of the building, hundreds more may have been killed.