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When it comes to human papillomavirus (HPV), females are only half the equation. There are 30 to 40 types of HPV that will affect an estimated 75% to 80% of males and females in their lifetime. For most, HPV clears on its own. But, for others who don’t clear certain types, HPV could cause cervical cancer in females and other types of HPV could cause genital warts in both males and females. And there’s no way to predict who will or won’t clear the virus. GARDASIL is the only HPV vaccine that helps protect against 4 types of HPV. In girls and young women ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against 2 types of HPV that cause about 75% of cervical cancer cases, and 2 more types that cause 90% of genital warts cases. In boys and young men ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against 90% of genital warts cases. GARDASIL may not fully protect everyone, nor will it protect against diseases caused by other HPV types or against diseases not caused by HPV. GARDASIL does not prevent all types of cervical cancer, so it’s important for women to continue routine cervical cancer screenings. GARDASIL does not treat cervical cancer or genital warts. GARDASIL is given as 3 injections over 6 months.

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What is GARDASIL? GARDASIL is a vaccine (injection/shot) that is used for girls and women 9 through 26 years of age to help protect against the following diseases caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV): • Cervical cancer • Vulvar and vaginal cancers • Anal cancer • Genital warts • Precancerous cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal lesions GARDASIL is used for boys and men 9 through 26 years of age to help protect against the following diseases caused by HPV: • Anal cancer • Genital warts • Precancerous anal lesions The diseases listed above have many causes, and GARDASIL only protects against diseases caused by certain kinds of HPV (called Type 6, Type 11, Type 16, and Type 18). Most of the time, these 4 types of HPV are responsible for the diseases listed above. GARDASIL cannot protect you from a disease that is caused by other types of HPV, other viruses, or bacteria. GARDASIL does not treat HPV infection. You cannot get HPV or any of the above diseases from GARDASIL. What important information about GARDASIL should I know? • You should continue to get routine cervical cancer screening. • GARDASIL may not fully protect everyone who gets the vaccine. • GARDASIL will not protect against HPV types that you already have. Who should not get GARDASIL? You should not get GARDASIL if you have, or have had: • an allergic reaction after getting a dose of GARDASIL. • a severe allergic reaction to yeast, amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, polysorbate 80. What should I tell my health care provider before getting GARDASIL? Tell your health care provider if you: • are pregnant or planning to get pregnant. GARDASIL is not recommended for use in pregnant women. • have immune problems, like HIV infection, cancer, or you take medicines that affect your immune system. • have a fever over 100°F (37.8°C). • had an allergic reaction to another dose of GARDASIL. • take any medicines, even those you can buy over the counter. Your health care provider will help decide if you should get the vaccine. How is GARDASIL given? GARDASIL is a shot that is usually given in the arm muscle. You will need 3 shots given on the following schedule: • Dose 1: at a date you and your health care provider choose. • Dose 2: 2 months after Dose 1. • Dose 3: 6 months after Dose 1. Fainting can happen after getting GARDASIL. Sometimes people who faint can fall and hurt themselves. For this reason, your health care provider may ask you to sit or lie down for 15 minutes after you get GARDASIL. Some people who faint might shake or become stiff. This may require evaluation or treatment by your health care provider. Make sure that you get all 3 doses on time so that you get the best protection. If you miss a dose, talk to your health care provider.

Can other vaccines and medications be given at the same time as GARDASIL? GARDASIL can be given at the same time as RECOMBIVAX HB ®1 [hepatitis B vaccine (recombinant)] or Menactra [Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine] and Adacel [Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed (Tdap)]. What are the possible side effects of GARDASIL? The most common side effects with GARDASIL are: • pain, swelling, itching, bruising, and redness at the injection site • headache • fever • nausea • dizziness • vomiting • fainting

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There was no increase in side effects when GARDASIL was given at the same time as RECOMBIVAX HB [hepatitis B vaccine (recombinant)]. There was more injection-site swelling at the injection site for GARDASIL when GARDASIL was given at the same time as Menactra [Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine] and Adacel [Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed (Tdap)].

Decoupage a travel diary. A blank journal can be transformed into a personalized book. Print out photos on white paper and lay them on top of the cover, overlapping and cutting out images to come up with a creative design. Coat the surface with decoupage paste; press on photos. Let dry, then layer with more paste.

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Tell your health care provider if you have any of the following problems because these may be signs of an allergic reaction: • difficulty breathing • wheezing (bronchospasm) • hives • rash

Create a photo garland. Print out 60 photos on heavy paper stock. Stick the backs of two photos together, then slide the 30 pairs into plastic sleeves. Punch a hole on the right and left sides of each sleeve, loop hinged metal book rings through the holes, and connect the rings.

Tell your health care provider if you have: • swollen glands (neck, armpit, or groin) • joint pain • unusual tiredness, weakness, or confusion • chills • generally feeling unwell • leg pain • shortness of breath • chest pain • aching muscles • muscle weakness • seizure • bad stomach ache • bleeding or bruising more easily than normal • skin infection

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Where did the anger in your early stand-up comedy days come from? Repression. It’s like one of the pressure systems that form a diamond out of coal. That’s why I’m so happy I was forced to do 12 years in the Catholic school system. It was full of rules— can’t do this, can’t do that. I guess all comedians have that thing of, I’m doin’ it! And a rant is still my natural form of expression. Did you have comedy idols growing up? I loved Jackie Gleason, and Carroll O’Connor on All in the Family. George Carlin was great right up to the end of his life. But Richard P Pryor was probably the best, most gifted stand-up comedian who will ever live. You used to take potshots at anti-smoking campaigns. How do you feel about the habit now? 10 • July 31, 2011

I’m still smoking, but nowhere near as much as I used to. Probably 10 cigarettes a day. Not great. I play a lot of hockey, and that helps me cut down. What happened to the O in O’Leary, your actual last name? When my dad came to America

[from Killarney in Ireland], it got dropped [in the immigration process], and he just left it that way. I wish it was O’Leary—I like the sound of that better. When my mother gets mad at me, she still says, “Denis O’Leary! You come over here and explain yourself.”

Denis Leary

The star of Rescue Me reflects on heroes, healing, and what’s in a name

THE HUMOR IN MY HOUSE HAD A HEAVY DOSE OF SARCASM AND TRUTH-TELLING FROM THE BEGINNING.”

Your son and daughter are college age. Has that changed Sundays for you as a family? The big difference is, you have to bribe them to hang around. When they’re small, they’re completely dependent on you. Even when they’re in their early teenage years, they need you to drive them places. Now we have to come up with a great meal or get a beach house. Many characters in Rescue Me are haunted by 9/11. Are there things about that day that haunt you? I remember the numbers. It started with guys thinking there might be 50 [firefighters] missing. Within an hour or two it was 75, and the number kept going up [343 were ultimately lost]. I’ll never forget that series of calls. How did you feel about Osama bin Laden’s death? It’s great for the country, because it’s a terrific weapon for us in fighting terrorism. But it doesn’t solve or change anything that happened on 9/11, obviously. With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 coming up, do you see families who lost loved ones getting any sort of closure? Some people get closure from an anniversary and a monument, and others don’t. The important thing to me is that people have a place to see the names of the guys who gave their lives trying to save others. To make sure that nobody forgets not only what happened but what those guys did. That’s the closure to get out of an event like that.

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firefighter cousin Jerry Lucey and five colleagues died on the job in Leary’s hometown of Worcester, Mass. That tragedy changed the actor’s life: He started a foundation to fund better equipment for engine companies in a number of cities (including, after 9/11, New York), and in 2004 he became cocreator and star of FX’s Manhattan firefighter dramedy Rescue Me (Wednesdays, 10 p.m. ET), now in its final season. Leary, 53, talks comedy, family, and the legacy of 9/11 with Steve Daly.

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WHICH OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE PETS IS TOP DOG (OR THE CAT’S MEOW) WHEN IT COMES TO SMARTS AND SKILLS? WE TURNED TO SCIENCE TO PUT THE AGE-OLD RIVALRY TO THE TEST. MAY THE BEST PET WIN! BY KALEE THOMPSON COVER AND INSIDE PHOTOGRAPHS BY BROOKE JACOBS

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WHICH HAVE MORE STAMINA? The sled dogs that compete in Alaska’s annual Iditarod run about 1,100 miles in less than two weeks, often in temperatures as low as -40 degrees F. “They use fat as their primary energy source—far better than any other athletic species that’s been studied,” says exercise physiologist Michael Davis, who notes that a 55-pound husky can burn as many as 12,000 calories a day.

Davis’s research has also shown that sled dogs have an enormous capacity to process oxygen. Cats are more like sprinters: They’re capable of short bursts of energy but lack the aerobic endurance of ultra-runners like huskies. WINNER: DOGS

WHICH ARE MORE AGILE? “Cats are very nimble, with great balance,” says New York City veterinarian Michael Garvey.

“When a cat falls off a bookshelf, it usually lands on its feet.” And when cats take a longer plunge, their body control is even more on display. “Cats that fall large distances typically don’t land on their feet, but given enough time, they are able to right themselves. They contort their bodies so they are falling flat, which allows them to land on their chest and belly, reducing their injuries,” says Garvey. He should know: He’s the former director of an animal

hospital in Manhattan that treated up to 250 falling felines each summer. He and his colleagues cataloged the injuries and discovered a surprising trend: Cats that fell from higher than 10 stories up actually fared better than those that fell from between five and nine stories. Garvey believes the added height gives cats the time to position themselves for a perfectly splayed-out landing. “I’ve seen cats that have fallen more than

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OF AMERICANS HAVE A PET. OF THOSE, 69 PERCENT HAVE A DOG, 51 PERCENT A CAT, 11 PERCENT A FISH, AND 7 PERCENT A BIRD. (8 PERCENT HAVE AN UNUSUAL ANIMAL.)

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In fact, their skill as hunters has been documented: A 2010 University of Nebraska report found that feral and stray cats kill as many as 480 million birds in the U.S. each year—that’s approximately eight Tweeties for each Sylvester. WINNER: CATS

WHICH ARE THE HARDEST WORKING?

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32 stories and didn’t have serious fractures,” says Garvey, who conducted a follow-up study on dogs. “Sadly, most dogs that fall even four stories don’t survive, because they lack the ability to compose their bodies midair.” WINNER: CATS

WHICH ARE BETTER HUNTERS? Many kinds of dogs have been meticulously bred to assist humans in hunting, but cats are arguably

more effective as independent assassins. “Some dogs will chase squirrels all day long, but if they do get one cornered, they often won’t know what to do with it,” says animal behaviorist Monique Udell, who has worked with both cats and dogs. “Cats will almost always go in for the kill.” Cats’ superior close-range and nighttime vision contributes to their hunting prowess, as does their ability to focus intensely on the task at hand.

Both cats and dogs were originally brought into the human fold for practical reasons (cats to kill vermin, dogs to hunt and to herd). But these days, dogs have by far the more diverse résumé. Their job skills are almost as wide-ranging as humans’: Dogs guide the blind, chase down criminals, and sniff out illegal drugs. They’re called in to detect termites, to identify gas leaks, and even to help schoolchildren with ADHD concentrate. (They’re still pretty good at herding cows and sheep, too!) Meanwhile, though cats are sometimes recruited to control rodents, in general they lack dogs’ versatility—and drive. According to a recent study, the average house cat spends 80 percent of the day in repose. WINNER: DOGS

WHICH LIVE THE LONGEST? Cats have an average life span of 13 or 14 years, as opposed to just shy of 11 years for their canine rivals. “For dogs, there’s a huge difference depending on the size of the animal—the really large dogs tend to have considerably shorter lives,” explains Stanley Coren, an animal behaviorist. “A Newfoundland is quite old by the time he’s 8 or 9. A miniature poodle might live for 14 or 15 years.” For cats, the main age variable is environment—outdoor cats don’t live nearly as long as indoor cats, which have been known to survive for more than two decades. WINNER: CATS

WHICH ARE THE FASTEST? Greyhounds are capable of running 40 miles per hour—making them by far the speediest pet of either species. (The Greyhound Project, Adopt-a-Greyhound.org, works to ensure that retired racers find good homes.) “In general, the fastest animals tend to have fairly small guts, slender heads, and light limbs,” says Jim Usherwood, a British researcher who studies animal locomotion. And while some cats in the wild—like cheetahs, which can reach a top speed of 65 miles per hour—meet these physical criteria, house cats do not. Among Usherwood’s most interesting findings is that, unlike human runners, greyhounds don’t slow down at all as they round a bend. The motion of their legs

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OF AMERICANS SAY THEY HAVE TASTED THEIR PET’S FOOD.

BILLION THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT THAT OWNERS WILL SPEND ON THEIR PETS THIS YEAR.

of Americans would not vote for a presidential candidate who didn’t like pets.

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The human nose has about 5 million olfactory receptors, microscopic proteins that allow us to detect odors. With 45 million to 80 million receptors, cats have a far better sense of smell—but they can’t measure up to the average dog, whose snout holds between 149 million and 300 million receptors.

TOP PETS Our picks for the most incredible stories (and cutest faces!) of the past year BY MARI KASANUKI

MOST POPULAR POOCH Meet Boo, a.k.a. the “World’s Cutest Dog,” who has more than 1.3 million Facebook fans. Next month, Chronicle Books will release a squealinducing photo album of the fluffy Pomeranian.

REAL-LIFE CAT BURGLAR Dusty, the so-called Klepto Kitty (shown on the prowl in his San Mateo, Calif., neighborhood), has pilfered more than 600 items over the past few years, including lingerie, swim trunks, and towels.

BIGGEST LOSER When Otto was turned over to a New Jersey animal hospital in January, he weighed 35 pounds—the equivalent of a 500-pound man. Today, thanks to a new diet and exercise routine, he’s lost 15 percent of his body weight.

PRICIEST PUP A business tycoon in China purchased Hong Dong, a red Tibetan mastiff, for a reported $1.5 million in March— making him the most expensive dog on the planet.

BIG MUTT ON CAMPUS Monty, a certified therapy dog, is on call at the Yale Law Library as part of a pilot program to help ease stress from high-pressure studies. During part of the school year, students can check him out for 30-minute cuddling or Frisbee sessions.

SWIM TEAM CAPTAIN In April, a calico cat turned up on Governors Island in New York Harbor with salt and pieces of seaweed stuck to her fur. No one knows how she got there (the island was then closed to the public); New Yorkers christened her Molly Brown (as in the unsinkable).

GENTLE GIANT Measuring 48.5 inches from nose to tail, Stewie—a 6-year-old Maine coon from Reno, Nev.—was named by Guinness as the world’s longest domestic cat. ffffffffffffff

HELP US CHOOSE AMERICA’S FAVORITE PET! TEACHER’S PET Chaser, a border collie from Spartanburg, S.C., understands more words than any other known dog. A recent study found that she could identify 1,022 objects (including lots of toys) by name.

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GRETCHEN LEMAISTRE FROM BOO: THE LIFE OF THE WORLD’S CUTEST DOG (BOO); COURTESY OF ANIMAL PLANET TV (DUSTY); BOTT/CATERS NEWS/ZUMAPRESS (CHASER); COURTESY OF CLEMENTON ANIMAL HOSPITAL (OTTO); BARRON/AP (STEWIE); COURTESY OF YALE UNIVERSITY (MONTY); COURTESY OF THE TRUST FOR GOVERNOR’S ISLAND (MOLLY BROWN)

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WHICH ARE THE MOST INDEPENDENT? Most domestic dogs need lots of human attention, relying on their two-legged masters to regulate their meals, supervise their exercise, keep them clean, and generally shower them with love and affection. Cats, on the other hand, are happy to be left on their own. “Dogs were domesticated to interact with people—to live with people, to hunt with people, to protect people, to herd with people,” says Udell. “Cats were domesticated to chase around rats—no supervision required.” As a result, “many of a house cat’s ancestral behavioral patterns related to hunting, cleaning, and even burying their waste are still intact,” she says. However, for many breeds of pet dogs, similar survival mechanisms— like the instinct to chase and kill other animals—have been bred out. WINNER: CATS

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is similar to that of a bicycle wheel, which keeps a constant speed through a turn. Studies haven’t proved whether domestic cats employ a similar running style, in part because they generally can’t be cajoled into galloping around a track. But when they are motivated to take off, cats run a (relatively) close second—they’ve been clocked at up to 30 miles per hour.

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The canine sense of smell may be a thousand times better than ours, and so discerning that dogs can not only track a missing person but distinguish whether he recently had a meal or smoked a cigarette. Historically, dogs relied on their superior snouts to ďŹ nd prey and avoid predators. These days, dogs are trained to sniff out everything from bedbug infestations to the chemical changes that indicate early-stage cancer. WINNER: DOGS

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have tried to assess such areas as communication, trainability, and complexity of thought. Sorry, cat lovers, but in just about every measure, dogs come out on top. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The average dog can learn 165 words; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s equivalent to the vocabulary of a 2-year-old child,â&#x20AC;? says Coren, whose surveys have found that border collies, poodles, German shepherds, and golden retrievers are the brainiest breeds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cats can learn something in the vicinity of 35 words.â&#x20AC;? (The smartest feline may be the Maine coon.) Dogs are also far easier to train and have a greater

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Serious side effects in a small number of people: • Muscle problems that can lead to kidney problems, including kidney failure. Your chance for muscle problems is higher if you take certain other medicines with LIPITOR. • Liver problems. Your doctor may do blood tests to check your liver before you start LIPITOR and while you are taking it. Call your doctor right away if you have: • Unexplained muscle weakness or pain, especially if you have a fever or feel very tired • Allergic reactions including swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and/or throat that may cause difficulty in breathing or swallowing which may require treatment right away • Nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain • Brown or dark-colored urine • Feeling more tired than usual • Your skin and the whites of your eyes turn yellow • Allergic skin reactions Common side effects of LIPITOR are: • Diarrhea • Muscle and joint pain • Upset stomach • Changes in some blood tests

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THE VERDICT: Looks like dogs are ahead by a nose, but as our experts have shown, each animal has its own special talents. So before cat lovers throw a hissy fit, take note—we’re declaring this contest a draw. fffffffffffffff

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capacity for complex thought. A recent study found that pet dogs observe and learn from human behavior to such an extent that they won’t bother to beg for food while their owner is reading a book. Earlier work has shown that dogs understand the concept of “object permanence” (when a ball rolls underneath a sofa, for instance, dogs know that it still exists—it’s just hidden from view). Cats also have this ability but aren’t able to predict where the rolling ball will reappear, for example, as well as dogs can. And while Coren concedes that more research needs to be done on cats, he notes that cats evolved as loners, a factor that doesn’t favor intelligence. “Generally speaking, animals [like dogs] that have a complex social life and work in groups tend to be brighter.” WINNER: DOGS

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AMERICAN STORIES

“You Are With Me Every Day” IN A NEW BOOK DEDICATED TO THE VICTIMS OF SEPT. 11, FAMILY MEMBERS SHARE LETTERS THEY WROTE TO LOST LOVED ONES

He married Wendy Appel in 1978 and had two kids, Tara and Michael. He joined the Fire Department in 1981. He coached soccer and baseball. He died saving others on Sept. 11. Dear Dad, You had just packed me up and moved me to college at the University of Florida. I was a carefree 18-year-old with the world at my fingertips, and I was ready to explore each and every thing that life had to offer. Unfortunately, a week into my freshman year, that carefree attitude was lost to a new

in New York. He married Pattie Toohey in 1984 and had three kids, Joe, Gina, and Dana. He was a stockbroker at Cantor Fitzgerald in the north tower.

I love you always, Tara

P Anthony Mark Ventura was born in 1960 in Brooklyn. He married Lisa in 1994. He worked at Fiduciary Trust Company and died along with Lisa’s mother in the south tower. Dear Anthony, It is so hard to believe that 10 years have passed, because in some ways, the heartache feels like yesterday, and in others, I can’t believe that we as a family survived your absence. You would be so proud of the girls and who they are today. Jessica loves to read. She always has a book in her hand. Nicole is my handyman—always

putting things together or taking things apart. That was so you. One of the things that I admired most about you was your love for my

mother, Felicia. … I was happy knowing that you and she were working for the same company. And it is no wonder that you sacrificed your safety to go get her on that tragic day. I knew when I was told that you were last seen going up that stairwell that you were on your way to get Mom. … Losing both of you was beyond pain, but knowing that you were together when your lives ended brought me some source of comfort. We will always love you and pray that you and Mom are in peace and watching over us. Love, Lisa

Dad, I guess it makes the most sense to start at the end. The last time I saw you, you had a stack of powdered donuts piled on top of a belly that looked used to that sort of thing. Confectioners’ sugar dusted your lips, and every time the Giants’ defense missed a tackle, you pounded a chubby fist into the couch and left a phantom smudge. You were barely 5-10, bald, and out of shape. I looked at you and saw the strongest man in the world. “All right, time for bed,” you said. It was only the third quarter, and I turned my head to argue, but you knew what was coming. “I don’t want to hear it,” you told me. “It’s your first week of high school and you’re gonna start it off strong.” I stalked off, headed for the stairs leading to my room. No hug, no kiss good night. I grumbled under my breath. “I love you, champ,” you told the back of my head. You knew I was upset, and you weren’t really expecting an answer. You didn’t get one. I never heard your voice again. Well, old man, it’s been 10 years since you stuffed those donuts down your throat. I’m 6-foot-3, 185 pounds. I’m a Boston College graduate, but don’t worry—those Sox fans didn’t infect me with their nonsense. When I grabbed hold of my diploma, I could almost feel you up on that stage next to me. Wherever you were, I know you were smiling. I’ve been to music festivals, ridden a motorcycle, and gambled in Atlantic City. I’ve been in love. I’ve been heartbroken. I’ve missed you every day. Remember when you took me to that World Series game, when Tino hit the grand slam even though he took strike three the pitch before and the

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P Alan David Feinberg was born in 1953 in Brooklyn.

P Vincent F. DiFazio was born in 1958

world full of grieving, loss, responsibilities, and adulthood. I now had a choice—stay at school and experience all the opportunities that you and I had so looked forward to, or give in, move home, and be there for my mother and brother. Well, I know what you would have done, and I made that choice for myself, too. I had to stay at school, life had to go on, and I had to live my life for myself because I knew it would have been what you wanted for me. And I can honestly say that we made the right choice. The four years I spent at the University of Florida were the most amazing years of my life. … Although I worried daily about Mom and Michael, I knew they would be okay without you or me there. … You were always my hero for all the little things you did daily in our family, but on September 11, you became a hero to the world as one of the brave 343 firemen who gave their lives to help save so many others. I knew I always admired your strength, your compassion, your constant desire to help others, and your dreams of making every day a better day no matter what, but on that day, I truly understood what a selfless and remarkable man you were. Even though it’s been 10 years, I still feel your presence. You are with me every day. You inspire me to live my life, to help others, and to be grateful for each moment. I don’t know what the next 10 years will bring in my life, but I do know that I have enough strength, wisdom, and support to take on anything.

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ump bailed him out? I watched the ball sail into those right-field seats and felt the roar of that crowd force the air up out of my lungs. Every pair of eyes in the stadium stared at the field, but when I looked up at you, I saw that you were looking right back at me, more interested in observing your son’s joy than in watching the game. Afterward, we sat in traffic for hours in the Bronx, and you turned on the Stones and strummed the air guitar, then put a hand on my shoulder. I’ve never felt safer in my life. I wish that someday you could have held my kids. I wish I could stand and watch from the bedroom doorway while you sat beside them and sang about the young cowboy who lives on the range. I know the words—I’ll do my best. I need you to know how thankful I am for everything. Thank you for teaching me to hold my head high, to be confident in who I am and in what I do, and to stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves. Thank you for teaching me how to hit a curve ball, to make a free throw, and to run a sharp slant. Thank you for showing me that laughter can cure all, but that it’s okay to cry. Thank you for showing me how to be a man. I’ll always remember to look out for Mom and my little sisters, to treat women like the angels they are, and to show kindness to everyone, especially those who need it most. I’ll always remember that the guy who sees it the longest hits it the best. I love you, too, Dad, and I’ll miss you forever. Your son, Joe

Tuesday’s Children, a nonprofit 9/11 organization, compiled messages from more than 100 family members for The Legacy Letters, due out Aug. 2. Read more letters from the book at Parade.com/911.

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It seems everyone is saying they have the best unlimited plan. Here’s the truth. Unlimited data. No extra overage charges. No slowing you down.

When it comes right down to it, our competitors have some crafty ways of limiting your phone experience after a measly 2GB of data usage. Once you hit that limit with T-Mobile, they slow down your data speed. AT&T and Verizon give you unlimited text and talk, but they charge you extra after you reach the same limit. At Sprint, for only $79.99/mo., we give you Unlimited data plus Unlimited text and calling to any mobile. All while on the Sprint network. Simply put, it’s our Everything Data plan. Only from Sprint. May the best unlimited plan win.

You get dinged with extra charges after you hit 2GB of data usage on your smartphone. Hello, high bills.

$

79.99

per month

Unlimited data, text and calling to any mobile with an Everything Data plan Get it all while on the Sprint network. Requires a two-year Agreement per line. Other monthly charges apply—see below.**

sprint.com/unlimited 800-SPRINT-1 (800 ) 777-4681 Or visit any Sprint Store.

Your connection gets slowed down after 2GB of data usage. Bye-bye, high speeds.

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**Monthly charges exclude taxes, Sprint Surcharges (including USF charge of up to 14.4% [varies quarterly], Administrative Charge [up to $1.99/line/mo.], Regulatory Charge [$0.40/line/mo.] and state/local fees by area [approximately 5–20%]). Sprint Surcharges are not taxes or government-required charges and are subject to change. Details: sprint.com/taxesandfees. Claim information for AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon is derived from publicly available information as of 6/7/11. Based on similarly priced options for Verizon and AT&T smartphones. AT&T and Verizon offer additional data options. Sprint offer may require up to a $36 activation fee/line, credit approval and deposit. Up to a $200 early termination fee/line applies. Everything Data Plan: Offer ends 9/9/11. Includes 450 Anytime Minutes/month. Additional Anytime Minutes: Up to $0.45/minute. Nights: Mon.–Thurs. 7pm–7am; Weekends: Fri. 7pm–Mon. 7am. Partial minutes are charged as full minutes. Includes a $10 Premium Data add-on for smartphones. Any Mobile, Anytime: Applies when directly dialing/receiving standard voice calls between domestic wireless numbers as determined when the call is placed using independent third-party and Sprint databases. Standard roaming rates/restrictions apply. Only available with select Sprint plans and while on the Nationwide Sprint or Nextel National Networks (excludes calls to voicemail, 411 and other indirect methods). Messaging: Includes text, picture and video for domestic messages sent or received. International messages sent or received from the U.S. are $0.20/message, from outside the U.S. $0.50/message. SMS voice messages may incur an additional data charge of $0.03/KB. Data: Premium content/downloads (games, ringers, songs, certain channels, etc.) are additional charges. Texts to third parties to participate in promotions or other may result in additional charges. Sprint Radio includes access to select radio channels and song downloads (cost varies). Sprint TV® includes select channels. For full Sprint TV lineup, visit sprintchannels.mobitv.com. Content and channel lineup are subject to change. GPS reliability varies by environment. International services are not included. Email includes use of Sprint Mobile Email, Microsoft Direct Push technology via ActiveSync,® VersaMail, IBM Lotus Notes Traveler ® or BlackBerry ® Internet Service (BIS). Voice/ Data Usage Limitation: Sprint reserves the right, without notice, to deny, terminate, modify, disconnect or suspend service if off-network usage in a month exceeds (1) voice: 800 minutes or a majority of minutes; or (2) data: 300 megabytes or a majority of kilobytes. Prohibited network use rules apply. As advertised and notwithstanding those restrictions, engaging in such uses will not result in throttling (limiting data throughput speeds) for customers on unlimited data–included plans for phones, but could result in other adverse action. See in-store materials or sprint.com/termsandconditions for specifi c prohibited uses. Other Terms: Coverage is not available everywhere. The Nationwide Sprint Network reaches over 278 million people. The Sprint 4G Network reaches over 70 markets and counting, on select devices. The Sprint 3G Network reaches over 274 million people. See sprint.com for details. Offers and service plan features are not available in all markets/retail locations or for all phones/networks. Pricing, offer terms, fees and features may vary for existing customers. Other restrictions apply. See store or sprint.com for details. ©2011 Sprint. All rights reserved. Sprint and the logo are trademarks of Sprint. Other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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