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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.