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Sep 11, 201206:14 PM

Cheat Sheet: September 11, 2012

Virginia’s first West Nile death

Nine reports of the West Nile virus have affected Virginians in the last year, but it is confirmed that an adult in the northwest part of the state has died as a result of the virus. Maryland reported 21 cases and one death, and D.C. reported one death and another confirmed case of the virus. The number of cases has already set a record with the highest year-to-date count since its discovery in 1999. (Source)

Museum Agreement reached 11 years after September 11

Today marks the 11th year since the September 11 terrorist attacks. Yesterday an agreement was reached to confirm the construction of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum to honor the fateful day. The museum was expected to open this month, but due to funding disputes the construction was postponed. The underground museum is expected to showcase the staircase that workers used to escape as well as the portraits of almost 3,000 victims. The memorial opened a year ago has had almost 4.5 million visitors. (Source)

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