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The number of New York's missing has risen
to 5,097, but Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said
hope is alive as rescue efforts continue.
The Associated Press
NEW YORK With hopes fading Sunday that any more
survivors would be found amid the dust, steam and gore that
is now the World Trade Center, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani
urged New Yorkers not to cower before terrorism.
“The life of the city goes on,” said Giuliani. He said 180
people had been confirmed dead, 115 of whom had been
identified. Eighteen city firefighters were among the con
firmed dead, including two top officials.
The total number of missing was raised by more than 100
on Sunday, to 5,097.
“The recovery effort continues, and the hope is still there
that we might be able to save some lives,” Giuliani said. “But
the reality is that in the last several days we haven’t found any
A high-ranking police official, speaking on condition of
anonymity, said workers aren’t even finding bodies, only
body parts. No one has been pulled alive from the wreckage
since Tuesday, the day when two hijacked jediners were
crashed into the trade center’s twin towers.
“We can’t even find concrete; it’s dust. What we’re calling
bodies aren’t really bodies,” the official said.
Much of downtown Manhattan was to reopen Monday
with the help of anew service, a ferry carrying passengers
across the East River from Brooklyn to Manhattan. The
Empire State Building, dark since the bombings, was to be lit
Sunday night in red, white and blue.
Speaking at a morning news conference, Giuliani said one
way to deal with the trauma is to “show how strong we are and
how terrorists can’t cower us.”
“Go ahead and go about the everyday activities,” he urged.
“Go to church on Sunday. If you go to a park and play with
your children, do that. If you like to go out and spend money,
I would encourage that. It’s always a good thing.”
Giuliani also encouraged people from around the country
to “come here, and spend money.”
He noted theatergoers might even attain what once
seemed impossible: seats for the city’s most popular
Broadway show.“ You might actually have a better chance of
getting tickets to ‘The Producers’ now, if you want to come
here and see it,” he said.
More of the roof of the fire-damaged Pentagon collapsed
early Sunday morning, creating a small landslide of debris as
workers tried to push further into the building.
Barbara Anschuetz, a trauma therapist from Toronto in
town to work with victims and survivors of the attacks, offered
similar advice -and meant to follow it herself.
Standing in Times Square with a team of colleagues, she
was looking to purchase tickets for a comedy.
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Edwards Explains Bill,
Criticizes Past Security
The Airport and Seaport
Terrorism Prevention Act
calls for better technology
in airport security training.
Bv Alex Kaplun
State & National Editor
RALEIGH - Under the metal walls
of a helicopter hangar, Sen. John
Edwards, D-N.C., met with members of
the N.C. National Guard just days after
the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history.
Edwards fielded questions concerning
Tuesday’s attack and America’s potential
response from about 150 members of the
National Guard as two military heli
copters rested a few feet behind them.
Edwards -a member of the Senate
Select Intelligence Committee, which
oversees U.S. intelligence gathering agen
cies - also talked about a bill that he
unveiled in Congress on Friday meant to
improve security at seaports and airports.
The bill, tided the Airport and Seaport
Terrorism Prevention Act, calls for
improving airport security training.
“There have been serious questions
raised about the quality and education of
Clearly I've never been there, but it feels like we are in the center of hell
U.S. Issues Ultimatum to Taliban
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - President Bush, vow
ing not to be “cowed by evildoers,” pledged a
crusade against terrorists Sunday as top
administration officials zeroed in on Saudi
exile Osama bin Laden and Afghanistan’s
Taliban militia for possible retribution for last
week’s terrorist attacks.
“No question; he is
the prime suspect. No
question about that,”
Bush said, brushing off a
reported denial of
responsibility by bin Laden.
As Bush sought to rally Americans to get
on with their lives and jobs, administration
officials asserted on the Sunday talk shows
that nations that harbor terrorists would face
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the people respon
sible for security,”
Edwards said. “We
also have better
we are simply not
using. This legisla
tion will remedy
Edwards said he
has worked on the
legislation for some
time but that
attacks forced him
to speed up.
He added that
D-N.C., said he
expects the United
States will get full
support from NATO.
while security will be extremely tight at
airports and seaports for the next few
months, steps need to be taken to beef up
security permanendy. “All the people
involved in our airports and seaports are
at a heightened state of alert right now,”
Edwards said. “But in the last 10 to 15
years we have really let our guard down
when it comes to airport security.”
But most of the National Guard
seemed disinterested in Edward’s legis
lation and instead steered the discussion
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LIKE A CANDLE IN THE WIND
Emily Huzl (left), Ashley Profitt and Kristy Byrd light candles at 7 p.m. Friday at the Alpha Chi Omega sorority house
in remembrance of those killed in Tuesday's attacks. Many community members paused in their daily lives to walk
outside and light a candle to honor the memory of tne victims and their families.
Family Weekend Turnout
Surprises Event's Planners
Bv Jenny McLendon
Most students and their families were thankful the
University kept plans for its annual Carolina Family Weekend
intact despite the emotional turmoil and travel complications
of the past week.
After the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C.,
and Pennsylvania, University officials considered canceling
family weekend but eventually opted not to.
Highlights of the past weekend’s events, many of which
were held at the Friday Center, included cookouts, a concert,
dance performances and a historic campus walk. Even though
the UNC-Southem Methodist University football game, which
was supposed to be the central activity of the weekend, was
canceled, other activities replaced it, and the weekend went on.
Melissa Jessen, a member of the UNC Parents Council and
Family Weekend chairwoman, said the event’s organizers were
surprised by the high attendance in fight of Tuesday’s attacks.
“Families have turned out in droves, and it has been a great
event overall,” Jessen said.
Sheila Hrdficka, Parents Council member and Family
Weekend organizer, said the majority of the 750 families who reg
istered attended the events. “The turnout was wonderful, and par
ents have stuck around longer than they ever have in the past.”
Though Saturday’s football game was postponed until Dec.
1, discussions titled “Understanding the Tragedy” and “Coping
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Men's soccer secures win
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the “full wrath” of the United States.
They emphasized that the battle against
terrorism would be long and include legal,
diplomatic and economic offensives, as well
as military action.
Vice President Dick Cheney disclosed that
after suicide hijackers slammed planes into
the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on
Tuesday morning, Bush ordered the military
to shoot down any commercial aircraft that
disobeyed orders to turn away from
Washington, D.C.’s restricted air space.
Bush, upon returning to the White House
from Camp David, said, “I gave our military
the orders necessary to protect Americans. Of
course, that was difficult.”
Bush, who was in Florida at the time of the
attacks, added, “Never did I dream we would
be under attack this way.”
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The president also said that the nation and
its limping economy are resilient and will
“Tomorrow when you get back to work,
work hard like you always have,” he told
“My administration has a job to d0.... We
will rid the world of evildoers.”
“This crusade, this war on terrorism, is
going to take awhile, and American people
must be patient,” Bush said.
Cheney, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the
Press,” had harsh words for Afghanistan,
where bin Laden has operated since 1996,
and the Taliban, the Muslim fundamentalist
militia that controls most of that nation.
“The government of Afghanistan has to
understand that we believe they have, indeed,
been harboring a man who committed, and
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Ken O'Herron (left) serves chicken to freshman Brent
Weatherman at the Family Weekend barbecue.
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whose organization committed, this most
egregious act,” Cheney said.
“They have to understand, and others like
them around the world have to understand,
that if you provided sanctuary to terrorists,
you face the full wrath of the United States of
Secretary of State Colin Powell used the
same “full-wrath” language in his TV appear
ances. Powell said the Taliban faces a simple
choice: deliver bin Laden or face near-certain
On Sunday morning, Bush worshiped at
the Camp David chapel, joining millions of
Americans who went to church seeking com
fort in prayers five days after the devastating
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The Albert Lasker Award is
widely considered one of
the most prestigious in the
field of medical research.
By Lizzie Breyer
A leading UNC researcher is set to
receive one of the most distinguished
scientific awards in the nation.
Oliver Smithies, professor of pathol
ogy, was named the winner of the 2001
Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical
Research on Sunday for his work
manipulating mouse genomes to create
animal models of human disease.
The Lasker Award is widely consid
ered one of the highest awards in medical
research and is referred to as “America’s
Nobels.” Four scientists who have won
the Lasker Award in the last three years
have gone on to win the Nobel Prize.
“It’s right up there next to the Nobel
Prize as the most significant prize in
medicine - it goes to few individuals, all
of them very outstanding,” said Jeffrey
Houpt, dean of the School of Medicine.
“It’s not the run-of-the-mill award.”
Smithies’ research, which was con
ducted in conjunction with Mario
Capecchi of the University of Utah and
Martin Evans of Cardiff University in
Wales, used mouse embryonic stem
cells to create specially engineered
“knockout mice” with specific diseases.
The research allows certain genes to
be disabled, using a two-step process, to
recreate the cause of a certain disease or
study the effects of a particular gene.
Charles Jennette, director of the
Department of Pathology and
Laboratory Medicine, said Smithies’
research represents a major step for
ward. “(His research) will allow scien
tists to learn a great deal - it will be
extremely valuable,” he said. “I’m con
fident his discovery will lead to major
advances in health care.”
Work in genomic sciences has
become one of the most important
research areas at the University - the
UNC Center for Genome Sciences
received official University recognition
Aug. 10, and last February, UNC com
mitted to spend $245 million in the next
decade on genomic sciences.
Houpt also said Smithies’ work is one
of the most significant advances to
come from UNC’s labs. “His technolo
gy was adopted by other researchers
and moved their research forward,"
Houpt said. “(The Lasker Award) is not
really an award for potential, it’s given
in honor of an established breakthrough
that has made real contributions.”
And Smithies’ colleagues also said he
is an excellent researcher whom they
enjoy working with. “He’s a delightful
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