Schell taken aback by invitation's timing
Aides to Seattle Mayor Paul Schell were stunned yesterday when they opened an envelope containing an invitation from New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
The invitation was for a conference next month on disaster preparedness and included sessions on terrorism, major-event planning and "major building collapses with implications."
The location: 7 World Trade Center, a 47-story building that collapsed Tuesday under the falling debris of the center's twin towers.
"I had nothing but goose bumps," said Schell's spokesman, Roger Nyhus, on seeing the invitation.