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08-10-2009, 04:20 PM
Group calls for renewed Sept. 11 probe


NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A group of people who lost loved ones in the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center says they want the City of New York to investigate the disaster.

"We know we never have learned the truth, it's as simple as that," said Lorie Van Auken of East Brunswick, N.J., whose husband was killed in the attack.

Van Auken was among the widows who lobbied for the creation of the federal Sept. 11 commission in 2002. That commission didn't go far enough in its findings, Van Auken told The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger in a story published Monday.

Van Auken now is affiliated with the New York City Coalition for Accountability Now, a group that is collecting signatures to require the New York City Council to place the creation of an investigating commission on the November ballot.

Robert McIlvaine of Oreland, Pa., whose son died in attacks, also wants a local investigation.

"It's very simple -- I'm a father who lost his son," McIlvaine said. "Why wouldn't any father want to know how and why his son died?''