Ground zero boundaries evolve in NYC mosque debate

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The furor over how close is too close to ground zero for a planned Islamic center and mosque has raised a simple question nine years after Sept. 11: Where exactly is ground zero?

The lines marking the site of the terror attack change depending on who you talk to.

Some residents -- and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the World Trade Center site -- say ground zero stops at the 16-acre site that has been fenced off since shortly after the 2001 attack.

But 9/11 family members and others say the name transcends that boundary and can include all of lower Manhattan, where debris was scattered.