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U.S. Rep. David Price.
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Islamic Council to Decide Bin Laden's Fate
The Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan - A grand
Islamic council in Afghanistan should
decide the fate of Osama bin Laden, the
prime suspect in last week’s terrorist
attacks against the United States, the
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Omar came after a Pakistani delegation
met with him and delivered a blunt mes
sage to Afghanistan’s radical Taliban
rulers: Hand over bin Laden or be hit by
Donors of Scams
By Chris Blow
Local officials are warning residents
who are interested in contributing to
relief efforts for the victims of Tuesday’s
terrorist attacks to be wary of con artists.
At least one e-mail scam has been
reported, and officials say con artists
might look to prey on the compassion of
people who want to help victims and
In the wake of Tuesday’s tragedies,
organizations such as the American Red
Cross have launched relief efforts
nationwide asking for blood and mone
But Art Englebardt, a member of the
Chapel Hill Police Department’s com
munity services division, said he wants
residents to be wary of potential scams
in Chapel Hill. “We are a very giving
community,” he said. “And this is some
thing people should know about before
Con artists can take advantage of res
idents shocked by the crisis in a variety
of ways, Englebardt said. These tactics
primarily include e-mails, telephone
calls or door-to-door ventures, all based
Local Arabs, Muslims
Gain Student Support
By Sarah Gennett
Students concerned about campus
tensions after last week’s terrorist attacks
met Sunday to collaborate on plans
combatting negative attitudes targeted at
the Muslim and Arab communities.
president of the
meeting in the
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Campus Y lobby to increase awareness
about actions and threats against Arabs
and Muslims in the past week.
The Ali-Iman, an Islamic school in
Raleigh, closed last Tuesday and
Wednesday after threats were called in.
Rawls said she was disturbed and
ashamed of the way people have been
reacting to last week’s violent events.
“We owe it to (the Muslim community)
to promise our support as well as an
assurance of safety,” she said.
With visions of a more united
University atmosphere, those who gath
ered at Sunday’s meeting decided to
form the Peace and Reconciliation
Network. The group will work to eradi
cate negative feelings toward Arabs and
Muslims in the community.
Members of a number of student
groups on campus attended the meeting,
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a punishing retaliatory strike from a
U.S.-led international coalition.
The Islamic council Omar spoke
about was scheduled to convene in
Kabul, the capital, on Tuesday. The
Pakistani delegation, which came to
Kabul after meeting with Omar in the
southern Afghan city of Kandahar,
stayed Monday night in hopes of influ
encing its ruling -and possibly heading
off a U.S. strike.
It wasn’t clear if even a positive
response from the Taliban could avert
war, or if the Taliban could be persuaded
to dismantle bin Laden’s terror network
even if they hand him over to the United
States. Bin Laden’s al-Qaida group is said
to operate training camps in several
on emotional appeals, he said.
CNN reported Friday that a mass e
mail was circulating in New York illegit
imately using the Red Cross name to
solicit money. According to CNN, the e
mail misleads readers by pretending to
link to the charity’s Web site.
Englebardt said people might be
more susceptible to con artists’ scams in
the aftermath of the collapse of the
World Trade Center buildings because
people are much less critical of where
their money is going tight now.
Beverly Baskin, president of the
Better Business Bureau of Eastern North
Carolina, said she has received no calls
about such scams since Sept, ll’s inci
dents. But Baskin said she is certain
some N.C. residents will fall victim to
scams. “I’m worried about people who
just want to give out of true generosity
but end up giving to an unscrupulous
individual,” she said.
Baskin said people should look out
for appeals that are long on emotion and
short on information.
N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper
said he has has not heard of any scams
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representing such organizations as the
International Justice Mission, Campus
Y, the Muslim Student Association, the
UNC Arab Club and Students United
for a Responsible Global Environment.
The network proposed a number of
plans to combat ignorance on campus
and in the community, including the
organization of a professor- and student
led information forum. The forum would
be presented at other universities to try
and educate people about the difference
between the Islamic faith and terrorism.
Another idea was a T-shirt and button
campaign with slogans showing opposi
tion to any resentment directed toward
Arabs and Muslims in connection with
Rawls said the group might also orga
nize a letter-writing campaign advocating
anti-hate crimes legislation. She said the
members plan to write letters to President
Bush objecting to the use of bombs in
response to the terrorist attacks.
Asa way for the community to gath
er and support each other, Rawls said
the group proposed to organize a soli
darity march composed of students and
Raj Panjabi, co-president of the
Campus Y, said people need to watch
where they place blame for the attacks.
“People want someone to blame, and,
while this is natural, we all need to realize
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A Call to Arms?
Enlistment numbers even out as
reservists' morale remains high.
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Afghan provinces including eastern
Nangarhar, Kunar, Paktia and Kandahar.
The meeting in Kandahar took place
amid growing tensions Monday along
the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, which
Pakistan virtually closed by halting the
movement of all goods except for food
and by keeping throngs of frightened
Afghan refugees from entering Pakistan.
The neighboring nations each beefed
up their military presences along the
1,500-mile border. And the Taliban closed
its airspace to all international flights, forc
ing the 110 flights a day that normally fly
over Afghanistan to take alternative paths.
The likelihood of a U.S. strike is
transforming the alliances that have held
sway in this region since the mid-19905,
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Matthew Miller (left) and David Adamson (right) set up flats around the flagpole in Polk Place
for the memorial, which will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.
UNC to Hold Arts Memorial
An eight-foot-tall wall —much like the
Vietnam Memorial —and 500 hollow wax
doves will decorate the quad Wednesday.
By Charles Dillard
UNC’s arts community has banded together to help stu
dents, faculty and other members of the University commu
nity express reactions to last week’s terrorists attacks with a
series of events scheduled for Wednesday.
The arts community is holding a tribute at the flagpole on
Polk Place throughout the day. Several speakers and per
formers from various arts-related campus groups will take
place in front of a giant canvas that will display the public’s
feelings toward the attacks.
The memorial encompasses nearly every UNC-related arts
organization or department, including Play Makers Repertory
Company, the Ackland Art Museum, Lab! Theatre and the
Carolina Union Activities Board. The idea behind the memo
rial took shape Thursday, as Arts Carolina Director Amy
Brannock led a meeting with the University arts community.
“In my adult life I’ve been able to witness the arts console
incredible pain,” she said Thursday. “It seemed a natural
thing to come together.”
The memorial is the result of the arts community’s cohesion,
Brannock said. The memorial’s centerpiece, an eight-foot-tall
wall constructed by scene builders from Play Makers, was built
to evoke to the image of the Vietnam Memorial. Second-year
art student Amie Robinson donated roughly 500 hollow wax
doves into which people are invited to place letters, hopes and
prayers. Members of the public will be able to add their hand
prints to the wall in silver or gray paint and can also bring can
dles, flowers and other tokens to place at the wall.
Art Professor Beth Grabowski, one of the event’s coordi
nators, said the wall was constructed not only to make an artis
tic statement but also to offer the public art’s healing abilities.
“Whether it’s poetry, hearing a song, seeing a dance, I think
art is very therapeutic, and that is what people need,” she said.
To enhance die remembrance of the victims, a bell will be
rung at each of the times when the four planes crashed. The
ringing of bells will be followed by various performances. An
open mic will also be at the wall after 10:30 a.m. to provide
members of the community a chance to express themselves.
Events surrounding the memorial will begin at 8:30 a.m.
and continue on Polk Place until 4 p.m.
Close to Home
A local production's plot
eerily mirrors recent attacks.
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driving a wedge between Pakistan and
its Taliban allies and cementing ties
between Pakistan and its erstwhile Cold
War partner, America.
Pakistan has promised “full coopera
tion” with Washington in the event of a
U.S. assault on Afghanistan - an event
considered likely because of the safe
haven the Taliban has given bin Laden
since 1996. There was hope Pakistan
could use its clout with the Taliban -
forged over eight years of close military,
economic and diplomatic ties - to per
suade it to reverse its decision, stated
repeatedly in the days since the terror
attacks, never to hand over bin Laden.
That hope received a tenuous boost
by Omar’s announcement, read
Monday night over the Taliban-run
Radio Shariat, that the Islamic council,
or ulema, would decide the issue.
Omar’s statement said that the
Pakistani delegation insisted “we should
try to prevent a U.S. attack.” However,
it gave no indication whether Omar will
be making any recommendation to the
According to the Radio Shariat
broadcast, the gathering of the Islamic
council will involve 20 of the country’s
The Pakistani delegation was led by
Lt.-Gen. Mahmood Ahmed, chief of the
Interservices Intelligence, the Pakistani
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Shane Baker and Bet Lawrence paint flats
this weekend in preparation for the memorial event.
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Stocks fell on Wall Street as
trading resumed and strict
security measures remained
in place across Manhattan.
The Associated Press
NEW YORK - Six days after the
apocalypse came to Lower Manhattan,
much of the neighborhood opened for
business Monday, even as thick smoke
drifted from the pile of rubble where the
World Trade Center once stood.
It was far from business as usual:
Wall Street’s foot
greeted by police
guardsmen in camouflage stood silently
on some street comers, gripping semi
The missing haunted the streets:
Homemade posters with smiling faces
stared from telephone poles and restau
Blocks away, the rescuers continued
the desperate work of sifting through
the wreckage of the trade center, hoping
to find survivors among the 4,957 miss
ing souls. Around 300 of the missing are
After a two-minute silence -and a
trading-floor chorus of “God Bless
America” -a group representing New
York’s rescue workers rang the opening
bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
The market plummeted in early trading
and then stabilized.
The selling, in record volume on the
New York Stock Exchange, gave the
Dow Jones industrials their biggest one
day point drop, 684.81, and left them
below 9,000 for the first time in more
than 2 1/2 years.
“To buy stocks you need some kind
of clarity and confidence, and right now
you’ve got neither,” said Bill Barker,
investment consultant at Dain Rauscher
Analysts were not sure how long the
selling would last or how intense it
might become. Following last week’s
attacks, investors have more reason to
worry about shrinking profits, not to
mention national security.
Monday’s selling could have been
worse, something that was apparent in
the number of stocks that fell versus
those that rose. The ratio of decliners to
advancers was close to 6 to 1, typical of
the Wall Street’s recent selloffs; in the
Oct 19, 1987 crash, the ratio was 50 to 1.
“We’re going to stick our thumb in
the eye of the murderers,” said Treasury
Secretary Paul O’Neill at the NYSE
building Monday where an American
flag was draped over the entrance.
“Tuesday was such a nightmare, peo
ple covered in ash, people crying, peo
ple not knowing what was going on,”
said Shannon Jeffries, 32, on her way to
work Monday at JPMorgan Chase. “I
haven’t been back to work since, and
I’m not sure what to expect”
Harvey Grossman, a state Insurance
Department employee, emerged from a
subway station in Lower Manhattan
and had to show two forms of identifi
cation to walk on the streets.
“Then I went through a second
checkpoint which is OK with me,” he
said. “They can stop me a half a dozen
times if they want to. It’s for my safety.”
The confirmed death toll from
Tuesday’s terrorist attacks on the World
Trade Center towers hit 190. On
Sunday, rescuers reached a train plat
form 80 feet below the center’s remains
but found no survivors.
Monday was a day for reopenings.
Besides the markets and City Hall,
other government buildings and court
houses opened their doors.
“The fife of the city goes on, and I
encourage people to go about their lives,”
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said Sunday.
Check out a week in
review photo collection
showing local reaction
to the terrorist attacks.