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Taliban Fails to Produce Bin Laden
The Associated Press
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Faced with
U.S. demands to hand over Osama bin
Laden, Afghanistan’s Taliban leadership
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Unranked North Carolina scored three of its five
touchdowns after FSU fumbled the ball to earn
its first victory with John Bunting as its coach.
By Mike Ogle
Defensive end OJ. Jackson slumped in a chair at the back end of
the Florida State sideline during the final minutes of Saturday’s game
at Kenan Stadium.
Jackson occasionally chewed the white
towel draped over his head with his mouth
full of gold teeth and rubbed his face in
agony. His 71-year-old coach, Bobby
Bowden, stood alone on the field’s edge with
his hands on his hips and head down, as well.
North Carolina wideout Kory Bailey
sprinted back and forth down the opposite
sideline pumping his helmet in the air at the
students creeping closer and closer and
yelling louder and louder.
“It’s a big shock,” said FSU running back
Nick Maddox, stone-faced in front of his locker in Kenan Field
House after UNC’s 41-9 win. “You never go into a game expecting
to lose, especially being here at Florida State.”
Fans Tear Down Kenan
Goalpost in Celebration
By Mike Callahan
As Saturday’s football game against Florida State
University drew to a close, thousands of ecstatic UNC
students rushed onto the field ready to tear down the
goalpost in Kenan Stadium’s west end zone.
But surprisingly, it was not until about 40 min
utes later that the goalpost finally fell to the turf
after its crossbar was broken.
Steve Kirschner, director of athletic communi
cations, said he was not surprised that the goalpost
survived the student assault for so long.
“The company (that made the goalpost) had vir
tually guaranteed that (it) couldn’t be taken down,”
Kirschner said. Had students not hung from the
post for so long, it would still be standing, he said.
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American officials dismissed the
claim, which came as a U.S. Defense
Department team arrived in Pakistan to
discuss military cooperation for a strike
against bin Laden and his Taliban allies.
The Taliban’s ambassador to neigh
boring Pakistan, Abdul Salam Zaeef,
said the militia’s chief, Mullah
Mohammed Omar, had sent emissaries
to inform bin Laden of a decision
Thursday by Afghanistan’s Muslim cler
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is not repairable, Kirschner said, adding that he was
not sure if the post was insured or whether the
University would have to bear the cost of replacing it
The celebration marked the first time that UNC
students have tom down a goalpost since a victo
ry over Georgia Tech in 1994.
Chris Helin, a senior from East Setauket, N.Y.,
witnessed the celebration from atop the post.
“It was real cool seeing all the fans enjoying the
victory together,” Helin said. But after seeing other
students fall from the post, Helin decided he’d had
enough. “I felt (the post) shaking, and I was afraid
I was going to fall off.”
After the goalpost finally fell, several students
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Zaeef said Taliban authorities had
been searching for bin Laden for the
past two days “but he has not been
In Washington, D.C., top U.S. offi
cials suggested the claim was a crude
attempt to evade responsibility for com
plying with U.S. demands.
“We’re not going to be deterred by
comments that he may be missing,” said
Condoleezza Rice, President Bush’s
national security adviser.
“We don’t simply believe it,” she said
North Carolina linebacker David Thornton (30) sails in to help cornerback Errol Hood (29) tackle
Florida State wide receiver Atrews Bell. Julius Peppers (49, left) picks off FSU quarterback Chris Rix.
Meanwhile, fans roamed the field and climbed the goalpost in
front of the student section as they worked to pull it to the ground.
The Tar Heels (1-3,1-1 in the ACC) were celebrating.
Celebrating their first-ever win against the Seminoles. Their first win
of the season. Coach John Bunting’s first win. FSIPs third conference
loss in 10 seasons of membership. FSU’s worst loss in five seasons.
“I think this is a great day in Carolina football, and it’s great to be
here and be a part of it,” Bunting said.
The Tar Heels’ defense was a huge part of it
Bowden said he came into the game planning to run the ball and
expecting to run the ball.
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The Taliban must either hand over
bin Laden and his lieutenants, allow
access to their alleged terrorist training
camps in Afghanistan and free two
detained American aid workers or “face
the wrath of an international coalition,”
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
also scoffed at the hard-line Islamic mili
tia. Asked on CBS’ “Face the Nation” if
he believes the Taliban claim, Rumsfeld
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replied: “Of course not”
“They know where he is,” he said.
“They know their country. ... It is just
not believable that the Taliban do not
know where the network can be located
and found and can be turned over."
Bin Laden is the prime suspect in
masterminding the Sept 11 attacks on
the World Trade Center and the
Pentagon, which left thousands of peo
ple dead or missing.
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The Seminoles started the game with eight straight rushing plays
and three consecutive three-and-out series. Ultimately, they ran the
ball for 88 yards on 37 carries en route to 224 yards of total offense
and 11 first downs.
Quarterback Chris Rix led the way by carrying 10 times for 44
yards. Not quite what Bowden had in mind.
“That defensive line was just swarming,” FSU quarterback Chris
Rix said. “They were filling the gaps and flowing to the ball. They had
a lot of enthusiasm out there. They were beating our linemen, real-
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Officials have decided
not to begin the public
phase of tne Carolina
First campaign Oct. 12.
By Daniel Thigpen
Assistant University Editor
UNC officials have decided to post
pone launching the public phase of the
University’s most aggressive fund-rais
ing campaign ever because of recent
The results of the private phase of the
Carolina First campaign, which has
been going on since July 1999, were
scheduled to be announced during
University Day celebrations Oct. 12.
The public phase of the effort also
would have begun at this time.
But Chancellor James Moeser said
Friday that the public phase of the cam
paign -and the announcement of initial
results - will be postponed indefinitely.
The campaign, a seven-year effort to
raise private funds, is intended to triple
the $499 million allocated to the
University by a $3.1 billion higher edu
cation bond referendum passed last year.
Moeser said campaign officials - in
consultation with the Office of University
Development - decided last week that
University Day would not be an appro
priate time to stage a fund-raising kickoff
because the economy is unstable and
there is a looming possibility that the
United States will go to war.
While no date has been formally set,
campaign officials said the formal
announcement might be deferred until
the spring semester to gain a greater
sense of the country’s coDective mood.
“It’s just the announcement and the
celebratory campaign,” said Speed
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Speaker Jim Black labels
the bill the most important
of the session, which is the
longest in state history.
By Jennifer Hagin
Assistant State & National Editor
RALEIGH - Members of the N.C.
House of Representatives bolted from
the chamber after passing a budget
Friday morning, bringing nearly nine
months of debate to a close.
The N.C. Senate passed die budget 26-
8 in less than fif
but the House
than an hour
get-related issues, ending in a 63-53 vote.
Rep. Edward Red wine, D-Brunswick,
opened the budget discussion, which
ended almost three months after the start
of the fiscal year, by reassuring legislators
about the budget they were about to pass.
“I really don’t think any of us should
be bashful or timid when voting for this
bill,” Redwine said. “You can say you
were here in a watershed time of the
state, and you did the right thing.”
Many representatives expressed
approval of President Bush’s Thursday
speech before Congress, but Rep.
Joanne Bowie, R-Guilford, expressed
concern for what a half-cent sales tax
increase included in the budget might
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