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Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: March 27, 2002
New York City firefighter, UI alumnus reflects on first-hand experience
in Sept. 11 attacks
Michael Weinstock, University of Iowa alumnus and now an assistant district
attorney for Kings County (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and a volunteer New York City firefighter,
will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, April 1 about his first-hand recollections of
the early rescue efforts at the former World Trade Center. He will speak on
"Ground Zero on 9/11: A Firefighter's Reflection" to a public audience
at Macbride Auditorium as one of this year's UI Lecture Committee guest speakers.
The event is free.
Weinstock was unloading medical supplies from an emergency vehicle when
the first tower began to collapse. He was uninjured.
In 1991, Weinstock was a UI sophomore and then emergency medical technician,
who helped provide medical attention to the victims of the November 1991 UI
campus shootings by a disgruntled graduate student.
Weinstock is a contributing author of "Dollars for Democracy; a Blueprint
for Campaign Finance Reform," (Fordham University Press, 2000) along
with co-contributors former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and Peter Wallison,
former White House counsel to the Reagan Administration.