INTERNATIONAL

9/11 panel winds up work

Washington: The National Commission that looked into the attacks of September 11, 2001 is formally winding down on Saturday but its 10 members are not giving up the mission. They are travelling all across America to impress upon the Federal Government to implement the recommendations the panel as a whole set forth. In a joint statement, the Commission's Chair, Thomas Kean, and the Vice-Chair, Lee Hamilton, said that the "nation's leadership is responding with prompt attention" to the recommendations. "We fully endorse deliberation on these important questions, but not delay." The bipartisan Commission, evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, has travelled to key cities. The trips are being funded by privately and efforts are on to get more money.