COUPONS INSIDE WORTH UP TO $1,257 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Fall A COMPLETE GUIDE TO EAGLES-PACKERS OPENER Plus: A look back at the 1960 championship team SPORTS FINALLY, REAL FOOTBALL Our critics’ outlook for the season in TV, music, movies, and more. The Philadelphia Inquirer C 181st Year, No. 104 8 City & Suburbs Sunday , Sept. 12, 2010 ★ Locally Owned & Independent Since 2006 ★ $1.75 $2 in some locations outside the metro area Greene report details spying on Street aide The PHA chief hired former FBI agents to tail her and copy computer files, in an apparent attempt to target her boss. By Nathan Gorenstein, John Sullivan, and Jeff Shields INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS Philadelphia Housing Authority chief Carl R. Greene retained a team of retired FBI agents to stake out an aide to Board Chairman John F. Street, videotape her movements, and copy her computer hard drives, according to a confidential PHA report obtained by The Inquirer. The private investigators, hired to determine whether the aide, Kafi Lindsay, 34, was going to work, concluded that her attendance was “sporadic,” that she may have done private legal work on PHA time, and that she appeared “to be in TROUBLES AT THE PHA: COMMENTARY Carl R. Greene Karen Heller: Government agencies are spreading the legal love around. A2. Monica Yant Kinney: John Street has stolen the show from Mayor Nutter. B1. violation of one or more PHA policies,” including the agency’s residency requirement. The five-page report, stamped draft, was secretly ordered up by Greene last year in an extraordinary effort on his part to investigate his boss, former Mayor Street, who ap- pears to have been the ultimate target of the eight-month investigation. In its first paragraph, the document states that the probe was prompted by Lindsay’s failure to appear in the office “despite the submission of time sheets.” Street was responsible for certifying Lindsay’s attendance, a point Greene put in writing in a 2008 letter when Lindsay was hired for the federally funded job. Greene, suspended last month by See SURVEILLANCE on A15 REMEMBERING 9/11 Grief and Rancor MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer In NYC, sorrow was mixed with rising tensions. Tom Culton admires a prize Bacalan de Rennes cabbage. “Ultimate hustler.” A celebrity farmer of cultivated tastes By Anne Barnard and Manny Fernandez NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE By Kathy Boccella INQUIRER STAFF WRITER If he’s not skateboarding, playing soccer in a local league, or hobnobbing with top chefs in his Armani jacket, you may have seen Tom Culton at the Headhouse Square farmers’ market in his variation on the Huck Finn look — straw hat, silk scarf, and maybe his grandfather’s lederhosen. But don’t be fooled by the 19th-century garb. Culton is not your grandfather’s Pennsylvania farmer. Just 30 years old, Culton is rocking the Food Channel-flavored world of American pop culture, a rising star of a new breed that would have seemed unfathomable a decade ago: Celebrity farmer. Culton glides between two worlds. One is the Lancaster County patch of soil that’s been in his family for three generations, where he labors to grow See FARMERS on A6 LAURENCE KESTERSON / Staff Photographer Deborah Borza, mother of Deora Bodley, who was killed on United Flight 93, listens to a reading of passengers’ names at ceremonies marking the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at the crash site in Shanksville, Pa. Michelle Obama, Laura Bush honor Flight 93 By Amy Worden S INQUIRER STAFF WRITER HANKSVILLE, Pa. — Michelle Obama and Laura Bush led the ceremony on a windswept mountaintop Saturday commemorating the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which also marked a turning point in the evolution of the Flight 93 crash site from a scarred land- scape to national memorial park. As hundreds of family members and visitors watched, Bush recalled her first visit as first lady to the still-smoldering crash site 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh on Sept. 17, 2001, a time when “our grief was raw and our heart was heavy.” “This peaceful place was not chosen by terrorists,” Bush said, Desegregating streetcars a key step toward racial equality. City’s post-Civil War freedom riders He shared stages with Frederick Douglass, recruited black men for Lincoln’s armies, played for a pioneering black baseball team, and fought for equality in the statehouse and the streets. His name was Octavius Catto, and he and his allies waged their battles for civil rights a century before Birmingham and Selma. In their new book, “Tasting Freedom,” longtime Inquirer journalists Daniel R. Biddle and Murray Dubin chronicle the life of this charismatic Philadelphia leader and the movement he helped lead. In this excerpt, the Civil War has ended, and as part of new demands Octavius Catto, in an 1871 Harper’s Weekly illustration, was a leader of the effort to prod state legislators. for equality and access, Catto has targeted the city’s segregated, horsedrawn streetcars. By Daniel R. Biddle and Murray Dubin Their speeches rang with names of battles where black soldiers had died for the Union. Their petitions swelled with testimony from wives and mothers brutalized for trying to ride streetcars to visit loved ones in Army hospitals. But the drive by black activists and their white allies to integrate those horse-drawn cars had been sabotaged and stalled in Harrisburg in 1865. So their fledgling group, the Equal Rights League, sent a new colored lobbyist from Philadelphia to climb the Capitol’s marble steps. He was a teacher and orator, well-versed in Tennyson and Tocqueville and blessed with his minister father’s talents for persistence and persuasion. Those talents also helped explain how young Octavius Catto had attained something unimaginable for a Southern-born Negro in Civil War America: an education. In 1866, the Equal Rights League’s Car Committee — Catto and two older men, William Forten and David Bowser — revised the streetcar bill. Their draft went further, awardSee CATTO on A16 in reference to the actions by the 40 passengers and crew to thwart the plans of the four hijackers to crash the United Boeing 757 into the White House or the U.S. Capitol. “This spot was chosen by passengers of Flight 93 who spared our country from greater harm.” Obama noted the “clarity of purpose” in the passengers’ singleSee FLIGHT 93 on A19 Taking a risk, saving others MITCHELL LEFF / Staff Kraft employee Dave Ciarlante was shot at as he kept police informed of the killer’s position. Story, B1. WEATHER High 70, Low 62 Light rain. Chance of showers Monday, high 79. Full report and exclusive NBC10 forecast, B11. © 2010 Philadelphia Newspapers L.L.C. Call 215-665-1234 or 1-800-222-2765 for home delivery. NEW YORK — The ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was marked on Saturday by the memorials and prayer services of the past, but also by events hard to envision just a year ago — heated demonstrations blocks from ground zero, political and religious tensions, and an un- INSIDE mistakable sense ¢ University that a once-unifying unveils a statue day was now replete of copilot Mike with division. Horrocks. A19. The names of ¢ Pastor ends nearly 3,000 victims Quran-burning were read under plan; Rendell crisp blue skies in urges religious Lower Manhattan aftolerance. A4. ter the bells of the city’s houses of wor- ¢ “Hallowed ship tolled at the ex- ground” and act moment — 8:46 the mosque. a.m. — that the first Currents, C1. plane struck the ¢ Editorial, C4. north tower of the World Trade Center. At the Pentagon, President Obama called for tolerance and said, “As Americans we are not — and never will be — at war with Islam.” The familiar rituals at ground zero — the reciting of names, the occasionally cracking voice of a reader, the silences — had a new element. The See 9/11 on A18 ADVERTISEMENT Ask how you could get a $200 Visa® Prepaid Card when you step up to any HD Triple Play. 1.877.519.8498 Offer ends 9/30/10. New residential customers only. XFINITY not available in all areas. Cards issued by Citibank, N.A. Pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. and managed by Citi Prepaid Services. Cards will not have cash access and can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. Call for restrictions and complete details. Comcast © 2010 All rights reserved.