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Hope Dims as Death Tolls Rise
The Associated Press
NEW YORK - The gruesome search
through the graveyard of the World Trade
Center yielded no survivors as the death toll
mounted Thursday, and hopes dimmed for
more than 4,700 missing souls. President Bush
promised to visit New York to “hug and cry”
with its shaken citizens.
Two days after the trade center was hit and
destroyed by two hijacked passenger planes,
swirling dust kept visibility limited and sani
tation trucks waged a losing fight against the
residue of the blast. Hundreds of family mem
bers searched for any sign of their loved ones.
Tens of thousands of residents still could
not return to their homes in a closed-off
Lower Manhattan. Nerves were frayed by
bomb scares and false alarms, both in New
After Tuesday's attacks, gas
prices have risen as high as
$5 per gallon, but it hasn't
surfaced as a local problem.
Bv Stephanie Furr
Staff Writer ______
Despite reports around the nation of
skyrocketing gas prices in response to
Tuesday’s terrorist attacks, local stations
have kept prices steady.
Most Chapel Hill stations are still
charging around $1.40 per gallon for
regular unleaded fuel.
But rumors have circulated about
prices as high as $5 per gallon in some
parts of the country in response to the
possibility of tightening supplies in the
Middle East. “I’ve seen on the news
where prices have hit close to $5 in
Mississippi and Kansas,” said Brooks
Rollins, a UNC sophomore.
David Walker, owner of Walker B.R
on East Franklin Street, said he ordered
an extra supply of gas as soon as he
heard of the events in New York and
Washington, D.C. “I have heard that
some of the independents could not get
gas for a day or so after this happened,
but it’s just an ordinary day as far as we
can tell around here,” he said.
Gary Harris, vice president of the
N.C. Petroleum Marketers Association
said prices have remained reasonable
statewide. “Nowhere have there been
the exaggerated prices of $4 or $5 per
gallon. That is absurd,” Harris said.
Lee Barnes, of the gasoline distribu
tor M.M. Fowler, Inc., said customer
fears were causing the most problems.
“I know that there were some loca
tions around the Triangle where they
were running out because of panic buy
ing by consumers,” Barnes said.
But Harris and Barnes said major oil
companies such as 8.P.-Amoco have
frozen prices in the days following the
attacks and taken measures to prevent
One of the measures being taken was
limiting the amount of gas available to
other companies. “Basically they are
doing that to ensure that there is a prop
er amount of branded product to their
contracted clients," Barnes said.
Harris said the limitations could
cause slight price increases in smaller
gasoline companies but that he had not
heard of a price exceeding $3 per gallon
in North Carolina.
The attacks did cause one problem
for local gas retailers. Gas distribution
terminals located in Selma and
Greensboro closed briefly for security
reasons, causing supply problems for a
few local stations.
But Barnes emphasized that those
terminals had been open for business
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First they ignore you. Then they laugh about you. Then they fight you. And then you win.
York and in Washington, D.C.
Even a small semblance of normalcy was
yanked away: Airline flights at the New York
area’s three busy airports began for the first
time since Tuesday but were abrupdy halted.
Police said a man was arrested at Kennedy
airport after trying to slip past security with a
false pilot’s identification.
The city also brought in 30,000 body bags
for pieces of human remains.
Bush declared Friday, the day of his New
York visit, a “national day of prayer and
remembrance.”’ He asked Americans to
spend their lunch breaks taking part in ser
vices at their chosen places of worship, White
House spokesman Ari Fleischer said.
The president praised New Yorkers for
showing “the compassion of America and the
bravery of America.”
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Officer Barnes (left), Officer T.B. Whitehurst and Officer Edmonds help RDU lock down on new security measures (above). Retired
N.Y. firefighter Reggie Simanaca anxiously awaits a flight north to aid friends and colleagues in the rescue effort (below).
RDU Opens For Limited Travel
Grieving Students Find Different Ways To Cope With Trauma
By Stephanie Horvath
Assistant University Editor
As the initial shock of Tuesday’s ter
rorist attacks in New York, Washington,
D.C., and Pennsylvania begins to fade,
UNC students increasingly have dealt
with another emotion - grief.
“I don’t know if my life’s really
changed, but the grief of everyone else
got to me,” Syreeta Alston, a sophomore
from Rocky Mount, said Thursday.
Other students said they felt their safe-
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New York was not alone in counting its miss
ing and dead. The Pentagon said 126 people in
the building were killed in Tuesday’s plane
attack. Seventy bodies had been recovered.
Add the 4,763 missing reported by Mayor
Rudolph Giuliani, plus the 266 passengers
and crew members who died aboard the
planes that hit the trade center, the Pentagon
and a field southeast of Pittsburgh, and the
total dead in Tuesday’s carnage could be
more than 5,000.
That would be higher than the death toll
from Pearl Harbor and the Titanic combined.
Up to 50 people were involved in the
attack, the Justice Department said, with at
least four hijackers trained at U.S. flight
schools. Saudi fugitive Osama bin Laden
remained a top suspect.
In New York, the difficulties of extracting
By Lucas Fenske
Assistant State & National Editor
RALEIGH - Raleigh-Durham
International Airport reopened
Thursday night to serve a handful of
passengers in the wake of the worst ter
rorist attack in the nation’s history.
Only about 30 passengers were try
ing to find flights in the almost-deserted
airport - in stark contrast to the 50
police and security guards patrolling the
airport and manning metal detectors.
RDU opened after enacting tougher
security measures, including random lug
gage and identity checks and body search
es. Security guards stood at the bottom of
stairs and escalators only allowing people
with tickets to enter the departure area.
Passengers at the top of the stairs
passed through metal detectors and had
their luggage searched.
Employees at most airline check-in
counters had no tickets to process and
no phone calls to answer. The screens
ty had been put in jeopardy. “(Terrorism)
happens to other countries all the time,
but you don’t think it would happen to
us,” said junior Kia Benton, from
Greensboro. “That really affected me.”
In addition to no longer feeling as
safe, Kathleen Richards, a sophomore
from Goldsboro, said she was concerned
about what might happen next.
“Everyone wants to retaliate, and I’m
a little confused because I’m not sure
that’s the right way,” she said.
John Edgerly, director of UNC
Field hockey still scheduled
to travel to France.
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Counseling and Psychological Service,
said the center has seen an influx of stu
dents in the last few days.
“I’ve been at other schools in the past
where we have that kind of traffic, but
not at Carolina,” said Edgerly, who has
worked at UNC for 19 years.
CAPS, which offers walk-in counsel
ing for students, has also posted on its
Web site nine tips for dealing with trau
matic stress. Edgerly said these tips are a
good general set of suggestions, though
CAPS can provide more specific help to
bodies from the rubble meant that while 184
deaths had been confirmed, city officials pre
pared to watch the total soar. The missing
included nearly 400 city firefighters and police
officers. Another 2,300 people were injured.
The lone bit of bright news was the recov
ery of two firefighters who slipped into an
underground pocket beneath the rubble while
searching for survivors Thursday. The two
radioed for help and were rescued by fellow
firefighters several hours after they fell.
At One Liberty Plaza, an office building
near the trade center site, volunteers were
evacuated when the top 10 stories of the com
plex appeared unsteady. Workers fled, sprint
ing down the street.
At a grief center set up for families with miss-
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announcing the arrival or departure of
flights were filled with red cancellations.
Only a small number of the flights orig
inally scheduled for Thursday night actu
ally departed. The Federal Aviation
Administration decided which flights
would leave on a case-by-case basis.
Airport officials said regular flight opera
tions would gradually resume during the
Employees, who would not give their
names, remarked how empty and ghost
like the airport was. One said the silence
was almost oppressive.
Some of the few RDU passengers
were desperately trying to return home.
At least three were trying to head for
New York City to be with family or to
help with the rescue effort.
The FAA allowed airports nation
wide to open Thursday only after
increased security measures had been
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students on a case-by-case basis.
One of CAPS’ tips is to talk about the
trauma, advice many students are taking.
“Hearing other people’s stories makes you
realize how lucky you are,” Benton said.
For some, keeping abreast of the news
was another method of coping. “Keeping
myself informed helps me deal with it,”
saidjonah Turner, a senior from Raleigh.
“If you deal with the problem, it’s a lot
easier to heal than trying to hide it”
But not all students have maintained a
vigil in front of CNN. CAPS’ tips actual
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Bin Laden as
The United States has requested access to
Pakistani air space in case military action
is taken in retaliation for Tuesday's attacks.
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The United
States pressed Pakistan on Thursday to
close its border with Afghanistan and to
cut off funds for terrorist groups, a
senior White House official said.
The appeal coincided with Secretary
of State Colin Powell’s identifying Osama
bin Laden as a key suspect in this week’s
terror attacks. Powell also was promised
cooperation by Pakistan’s president
Bin Laden operates in Afghanistan
with sanctuary provided by the Taliban,
a fundamentalist Muslim group that
controls most of the country.
The United States also asked
Pakistan for permission to fly over its
territory in the event of military action,
said the White House official, who
spoke on condition of anonymity.
When the Bush administration is cer
tain who sent suicidal hijackers on their
mission, Powell said, “We will go after
that group, that network and those that
have harbored, supported and aided
that network, to rip that network up”
He added, grimly, “When we are
through with that network, we will con
tinue with a global assault against ter
rorism in general.”
At a news conference, Powell
became the first senior administration
official to say openly what many have
been saying privately - that bin Laden
is suspected of engineering the attacks.
“We are looking at those terrorist
organizations who have the kind of
capacity that would have been neces
sary to conduct the kind of attack that
we saw,” Powell said.
Powell noted that the administration
was not on the record with the identity
of the organization it believed responsi
ble. “When you look at the list of candi
dates, one resides in the region,” he said.
Powell answered yes when asked
whether he was referring to bin Laden,
the Saudi-bom exile who runs a terror
ist network from Afghanistan.
After the news conference, Powell
called President Pervez Musharraf of
Pakistan, a neighbor of Afghanistan, to
seek “a specific list of things that we
think would be useful for them to work
on with us."
They spoke for nearly 10 minutes.
State Department spokesman Richard
Boucher said they had a positive con
versation and Powell received a com
mitment of cooperation.
Deputy Secretary of State Richard
Armitage met separately with the
Pakistani ambassador to Washington,
Maleeha Lodhi, and the country’s intel
ligence chief, Mahmoud Ahmed.
.Armitage gave them a list of what the
United States wants from Pakistan,
which includes information on terror
networks and specified a number of
areas where Pakistan can help, a senior
U.S. official said.
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ly suggest people maintain a normal rou
tine to create “psychological distance”
between themselves and the traumatic
event. “I watched the news for the first
couple days," Alston said. “Now I’ve just
been trying not to think about it. I don’t
know if it’s actually healthy, but it makes
it seem far away and not so close to me.”
Many students also fomid the campus
gathering Wednesday helped them deal
with their grief. “I think it was a good
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