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Pakistan: Taliban's Days Seem Numbered
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President
Bush claimed progress on several fronts
in the war on terrorism Monday as he
stepped up a covert batde against
Taliban militid. The Taliban’s days seem
numbered, suggested the president of
“We’re going to bring these people to
Council To Vote
On Plan, Permit
Bv Angie Newsome
UNC officials hope to kill two birds
with one stone Wednesday by bringing
two proposals to the Chapel Hill Town
Council regarding campus growth.
The Town Council will vote on
UNC’s Development Plan at the meet
ing, which will be held at 7 p.m. at the
Chapel Hill Town Hall.
The council also will consider aban
doning a special-use permit that requires
a vegetative buffer between the Smith
Center and Mason Farm Road - an area
slated for development in the plan.
Bruce Runberg, UNC’s associate vice
chancellor for facilities services, said the
special-use permit will be brought before
the Town Council with the Development
Plan -a guideline for campus growth
during the next eight years - because of
the relationship between the two issues.
“We hope they’ll tie the two together in
their action (Wednesday),” he said.
The special-use permit, originally
approved in 1980, provided conditional
approval to the construction of the
Smith Center. The permit has been
Rates Down in 2001
Bv Paige Ammons
The Department of Public Safety
released its annual report on campus
crime and security Monday, in line with
The University’s 2001 Security
that arrests on cam
pus are down sig
nificantly and that
resources for safety
more readily avail
of higher education
are required to post
crime statistics and
Oct. 1 or they will
lose federal fund
ing. The require
ment falls under
Security Act of
1990, which is
aimed at increasing
safety on campuses
A Bite Out of Crime
Arrests on campus for liquor law violations and
drug-related violations have significantly decreased.
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report, available at http://main.
1998,1999 and 2000 crime statistics for
campus and the surrounding area, and
the preventative security measures
taken and educational programs offered
The crimes reported on campus in
2000 included one robbery, two arson
incidents, 10 sex offenses, 12 aggravated
The wars of the people will be more terrible than those of the kings.
Sir Winston S. Churchill
justice,” Bush said of terrorists during an
afternoon visit to the headquarters of the
federal agency that oversees disaster aid.
In New York, nearly three weeks after
the attacks leveled the World Trade
Center, New York Mayor Rudolph
Giuliani appealed to the world to stand
fast against terrorism.
“The United Nations must hold
accountable any country that supports
or condones terrorism or you will fail in
linked to the University’s Development
Plan because it requires a vegetative
buffer between campus and the neigh
borhood along Mason Farm Road.
“If the council approves the
Development Plan, then we believe the
case could be made to abandon the (spe
cial-use permit) because the Development
Plan would have superceded it,” said
Town Manager Cal Horton.
Runberg said the University request
ed the abandonment of the special-use
permit last September because all the
permit’s stipulations have been met. He
also said current zoning does not require
a special permit for the area.
“The reason we’re trying to (abandon
the special-use permit) is because the
Development Plan has housing being
built along Mason Farm Road that goes
into the buffer,” Runberg said.
He also said the additional housing
will provide an adequate buffer between
the Smith Center and the neighborhood.
But several residents have said they
disagree and met with University officials
last week to discuss the development of
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assaults, 31 breaking and entering
charges and 22 counts of vehicle theft.
The 2000 statistics are relatively con
sistent with statistics from recent years.
But arrests for liquor law violations did
show a significant change, falling from
22 in 1999 to two in 2000. Drug-related
arrests also decreased, dropping from 24
in 1999 to eight in
“I think the
drop could be
attributed to ... a
ing of the alcohol
policy and the suc
cess of nonalco
holic events, like
Fall Fest,” said Jeff
deputy director of
One hate crime
was reported on
campus in 2000,
which the report
states is included
under the category
assaults, but DPS
officials said it was
an isolated inci
DPS officials said the fact that crime
rates remained constant demonstrates the
effectiveness of existing safety measures
such as the Point-2-Point service, emer
gency call boxes, extensive building secu
rity and sufficient lighting on campus -
safety measures detailed in the report.
Also, new emphasis was placed on
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your primary mission as peacekeepers,”
Giuliani told General Assembly repre
sentatives from more than 150 countries.
The U.S. military buildup continued.
The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk left
its base in Tokyo on Monday to join
other U.S. forces being positioned for
As Afghanistan appeared to be prepar
ing for war, Pakistan’s president, Gen.
Pervez Musharraf, suggested U.S. military
Teach-In Addresses War, Peace
The teach-in was the second
in a series that focuses on
alternatives to retaliation
for recent terrorist attacks.
Bv Jessica Sleep
UNC students, faculty and peace
activists participated in the second in a
series of teach-ins Monday night focus
ing on alternatives to violence after the
Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The teach-in, titled “Understanding
Terror: What is War? What is Peace?”
did not immediately draw the criticism
or the attendance of the first forum,
which was held Sept. 17.
Chancellor James Moeser’s office
was flooded by e-mails and phone calls
after the Sept. 17 teach-in, which turned
a critical eye on U.S. foreign policy and
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action now seemed inevitable. “We have
conveyed this to the Taliban,” Musharraf
told the British Broadcasting Corp.
U.S. officials had been skeptical that
the Taliban would hand over Osama bin
Laden, whom they view as the chief sus
pect in the Sept. 11 suicide hijacking
attacks in New York and Washington.
But they had given Pakistan time to try
to persuade the Taliban.
Musharraf acknowledged Pakistan
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Rev. Curtis Gatewood (top), president of the Durham chapter
of the NAACP, speaks at the anti-war teach-in in Carroll Hall
on Monday evening. Members of the community applaud Gatewood
after hearing him speak (above).
had nothing to show for its diplomatic
campaign. Asked by BBC if the
Taliban’s days were numbered, he
replied: “It appears so.”
Bush claimed progress in efforts to
track down and neutralize bin Laden
and his followers.
“It’s a campaign that must be fought on
many fronts, and I’m proud to report that
we’re making progress on many fronts,”
the president said in his address at the
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Federal Emergency Management Agency.
He cited hundreds of arrests in the
investigation, international cooperation
and initial success in seizing assets of bin
Laden and his al-Qaida organization.
“The evildoers struck, and when they
did they aroused a mighty land,” Bush
said. “We will not be cowed by a few.”
In other developments Monday:
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The House Rules Committee
held a public hearing on
one of the major planks in
Gov. Mike Easley's platform.
By Julia Lamm
RALEIGH - After being in session for
nine months, the N.C. General Assembly
took up what is expected to be one of the
most contentious bills of the session.
The House Rules Committee held a
public hearing Monday to discuss the pos
sibility of adopting a state lottery.
Gov. Mike Easley campaigned last
year on a platform that included a state
lottery, intending the revenue from the
lottery to fund education.
The lottery bill has passed the largely
Democratic Senate several times in the
past but has never passed the House. It
is uncertain if there are enough votes to
pass the bill, which most Republicans
and some Democrats oppose.
While House Speaker Jim Black, D-
Mecklenburg, has not taken a public
stance on the lottery, he has said that he
will allow the legislation to be heard and
will not attempt to block its passage.
Opposition to the lottery was strong
among the participants at the hearing.
Former UNC-system President Bill
Friday said, “I do not want to see my
state ... say to its people, ‘yes, we’re
going to provide the best education pos
sible, but we must resort to gambling.’”
Former N.C. Treasurer Harlan
Boyles said the financial value of a lot
tery actually declines over time. “The
lottery’s revenues have declined in 32 of
the lottery’s states,” he said.
Some participants also expressed con
cern that putting the lottery issue to a ref
erendum - the option most lawmakers
support - would set a bad precedent
“From now and forever, all issues of pub
lic controversy may well be resolved by
voter initiatives," Boyles said.
But some participants were concerned
that legislators were not accurately repre
senting the people by opposing a referen
dum. “We need to let all the people have
that right (to choose) and have a vote on
this,” said Rep. Bill Owens, D-Camden.
Claims that the lottery would create
an added economic drain on lower
income households is another objection
to the lottery raised at the hearing.
“Most of the money raised comes
from a disadvantaged segment of soci
ety,” said Bill Brooks, executive director
of the N.C. Family Policy Council.
Brooks said that the lottery could
harm rather than help children.
“A state lottery will take food off the
plates of children,” Brooks said.
But several representatives from
Georgia praised a lottery system that
recendy was implemented there.
“In hindsight, I don’t believe there
has been a more significant piece of leg
islation passed in the state of Georgia
than what we did with the lottery legis
lation,” said Georgia Attorney General
Thurbert Baker, stressing the impor
tance of $362 million in revenue the lot-
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