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Bush Signs Aid Bill, Approves Use of Force
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WASHINGTON - President Bush
signed into law Tuesday a S4O billion
package to rebuild after last week’s ter
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force against those responsible.
Aid to New York
Local firefighters liken their
profession to a nationwide
fraternity, saying the events
in NYC hit "close to home."
By Jamie McGee
Toting fire boots with signs taped to
them, Chapel Hill firefighters took to
Franklin Street on Monday, raising
$29,000 in one day for the victims of last
The Chapel Hill Fire Department has
raised more than $30,000 in the past
two days to benefit families of firefight
ing victims in New York -and the relief
Local businesses also have organized
efforts to help those in need.
The money volunteer firefighters have
raised in the “Fill the Boot Campaign”
will go directly to the New York
Firefighter 9-11 Relief Fund. Firefighters
in New York will then distribute the
donations to those who lost family mem
bers in the World Trade Center collapse.
Local firefighters brought the cam
paign to Franklin Street on Monday,
attempting to solicit donations from
downtown patrons. Donations can now
be given at the fire department’s head
quarters, located at 302 N. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill Fire Chief Dan Jones
said the effort has been tremendously
successful, as evidenced by the extent of
“The most touching has been the
kids,” Jones said. “One little girl came in
with $7 and said it was her whole
allowance. Some of the University stu
dents emptied their pockets along
Franklin Street, giving all they had in it.”
Jones said it has been a somber week
for firefighters nationwide, explaining
that the attacks have hit close to home
for local firefighters, who consider the
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Sen. John Kerr, D-Greene, presents a tax plan aimed
at easing a multi-million dollar budget shortfall.
Charity and personal force are the only investments worth anything.
“Our whole nation is unalterably
committed to a direct, forceful and com
prehensive response to these terrorist
attacks and the scourge of terrorism
directed against the United States,” Bush
said in a statement.
Congress passed the legislation last
week with unprecedented speed and
Bush also signed legislation expediting
benefit payments to injured firefighters
and police or to the survivors of public
safety officers killed when hijackers
profession “a giant fraternity or sorority."
“There are no secret ceremonies, but
the tie and connection nationwide is
stronger than any fraternity or sorority
could hope for,” Jones said.
The fire department is not alone in its
endeavor. Several area businesses also
have made significant contributions to
the relief effort.
Ben and Jerry’s at 102 W. Franklin St.
scooped ice cream for blood donors and
volunteers at South Square Mall in
Durham during a recent Red Cross
Meanwhile, Mary Anne Tickle, a wait
ress at McAlister’s Deli at 205 E. Franklin
St will be joining the rest of the deli’s wait
staff in donating tips she makes between
now and Saturday to the Red Cross.
“I think it’s a great thing that we’re
giving our money away to something
that really matters to people who are
facing a lot of hardships,” Tickle said.
“(They are) having to rebuild, fix their
lives, and pay for their medical bills.”
Campenella Caffe and Art Gallery,
located at 416 W. Franklin St., will host
a benefit to raise money Sept 23.
There will be a raffle at 4 p.m. for a
painting by Campenella’s owner, Lottie
Campenella, and a candle fighting and
prayer at 8 p.m. “I wanted to do some
thing,” Campenella said. “Instead of just
asking for stuff, we thought they could
get something in return, a thank you.”
Campenella is among many other
businesses in the area that are also giv
ing donations to those in need, includ
ing Subway, Spanky’s and Bruegger’s
Fresh Bagel Bakery.
Robert Humphreys, director of the
Chapel Hill Downtown Commission,
said he has been impressed with the
fund-raising activity. “It is an indication
we all want to do something as individ
uals in this situation,”
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Senate to Vote on $1 Billion Tax Hike
By Allison Lewis
RALEIGH - The N.C. Senate could vote as
early as today on a proposal to increase taxes
by close to $1 billion for two years - an attempt
to plug a multi-million dollar shortfall and pass
a state budget that is months overdue.
A Senate Finance Committee endorsed the
plan Tuesday afternoon. It will now head to the
Senate floor, where it must pass two floor votes.
Most of the income from the proposal will
come from a half-cent statewide increase in
sales tax and the creation of a higher income
tax bracket for the wealthy.
The Senate proposal is similar to a House
proposal passed Aug. 30 but generates an addi
tional S3OO million in revenue during the next
two fiscal years as a result of several targeted tax
increases. Unlike the House proposal, the
Senate proposal would create a tax on satellite
television and increase taxes on some long-dis
tance phone calls. But the primary difference
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slammed jets into the World Trade Center
towers and the Pentagon one week ago.
Hundreds of firefighters and scores of
police officers were killed trying to res
cue workers inside trade center towers
before they collapsed.
Most of the S4O billion will go to
recovery and other efforts in New York;
Virginia, where the Pentagon is located;
and Pennsylvania, where a fourth
hijacked plane crashed, reportedly en
route to Washington, D.C. Bush will be
able to spend about half the package with
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New York Firefighter 9-11 Relief Fund. The Chapel Hill Fire Department has raised more than $30,000.
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virtually no congressional restriction.
New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani
praised Bush’s support for the city. “We
will get everything we need to rebuild to
figjit back,” Giuliani said on CNN’s “Lany
King Live.” “When he came to New York
the other day, he could see that New
Yorkers are united behind him.”
Congress and the White House are
also considering legislation that would
help bail out the financially strapped air
Bush thanked the House and Senate
between the two proposals deals with whether
state or local governments will be given the
power to initiate the sales tax increase and
when the increase will begin.
The House proposal left the half-cent sales
tax hike in the hands of county governments,
while taking away S3OO million in reimburse
ments the state now pays to counties.
The modified Senate proposal would initiate
the sales tax statewide Oct. 16 and still provide
county governments with the reimbursement
payments until the end of the 2003 fiscal year.
At that point, county governments would
have the option of keeping the half-cent
increase or losing millions in revenue.
The N.C. General Assembly has been debat
ing how to fix a multi-million dollar shortfall
since February. Legislators still have not passed
a budget for the fiscal year that started July 1.
Sen. John Kerr, D-Greene, said it is time to
stop cutting programs and state services and raise
taxes in order to solve the state’s budget crisis.
“It’s time for this General Assembly to con
for giving him the power to wage war on
terrorists and the prime suspect in these
attacks, Osama bin Laden. The presi
dent promised to continue to consult
with Congress as he plots the United
States’ military response.
“Those who plan, authorize, commit or
aid terrorist attacks against the United
States and its interests - including those
who harbor terrorists - threaten the
national security of the United States,”
Even as Bush signed the wire, the
trol its destiny,” Kerr said. “We need to do it
and do it in a correct and honorable way.”
But Senate Republicans questioned why the
General Assembly would raise taxes even
though the state’s total revenue is predicted to
grow by $1.2 billion over the next two years.
Minority Leader Patrick Ballantine, R-Carteret,
said the projected revenue growth would cover
the state’s shortages for the next two years.
But committee Chairman David Hoyle, D-
Gaston, said legislators have no choice in the
matter. Hoyle, pointing to the low ranking UNC
received in the U.S. News & World Report for
faculty pay, said the situation will only worsen if
taxes are not raised. “(Legislators) simply cannot
balance this year’s budget without significant
cuts in education,” he said.
But Ballantine added that legislators could
avoid a tax increase by cutting state programs
Ballantine also questioned the amount
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U.N. Security Council said Tuesday it
had one message for Afghanistan’s
Taliban rulers: Hand over suspected ter
rorist Osama bin Laden and close all ter
rorist training camps “immediately and
The 15-nation council, whose perma
nent members are the United States,
Russia, China, Britain and France,
issued a statement after a briefing on the
political, military and humanitarian sit-
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Students can present their
UNC ONE Card and up to
three other valid ONE Cards
for a total of four tickets.
By Mike Callahan
UNC students hoping to see this
weekend’s football game against Florida
State will need to get their tickets in
advance from the Smith Center ticket
office beginning today.
A high demand for tickets for both
this weekend’s game and the Oct. 6
game against East Carolina University
has prompted the Carolina Athletic
Association and ticket officials to dis
tribute tickets for these games to stu
dents on a first-come, first-serve basis.
CAA officials said students who want
tickets should come to the ticket office
located at the Smith Center some time
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday
through Friday for that week’s football
Students need to present their own
UNC ONE Card to receive a ticket and
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University officials plan
to ask for changes to the
development permit for the
area near the Smith Center.
By Gretchen Decker
Residents will have one more chance
tonight to voice concerns about the
University’s Development Plan before
town officials make a decision Oct 3.
The hearing is slated to begin at 7
p.m. at the Chapel Hill Town Hall.
All aspects of the Development Plan,
which details campus growth for the next
eight years, will be open for discussion.
The plan is a part of Master Han, a 50-
year blueprint for growth.
Jonathan Howes, special assistant to
the chancellor for University relations,
will present the Development Plan and
answer questions residents might have.
Howes said he expects resistance over
an affidavit the University filed Friday,
requesting that it be released from zoning
restrictions at the Smith Center.
“We have asked the town to vacate
the special-use permit,” he said.
Under a special-use permit approved
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