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Pentagon Officials: Afghan Skies Clear
Four security workers from
a mine-clearing operation
were killed during Monday's
airstrikes on Afghanistan.
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The United
States hit Afghanistan with a third day of
airstrikes, crushing Taliban air defenses,
radars and airports to the extent that
American warplanes can fly virtually
unchallenged night and day, the
Pentagon said Tuesday. “The skies are
now free,” President Bush said.
The administration pushed for the
Graduate student Michal Osterweil says the
teach-in will differ from the previous two,
which occurred before the bombing began.
By Rachel Clarke
A discussion about the relationship between religion and
the bombing in Afghanistan will be held tonight - the third
in a series of teach-ins that has garnered national attention.
The event is called “Inter-Faith Responses to September
11” and will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Hanes Art Center
auditorium to discuss the terrorist attacks in New York,
Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.
The teach-in is co-sponsored by the University Program in
Cultural Studies and Progressive Students, Staff and Faculty,
known as PROGRESS.
“The people speaking are all from different communities
of faith,” said Michal Osterweil, a graduate student in anthro
pology who was involved in planning the event.
The speakers will include Sister Evelyn Mattem from the
N.C. Council of Churches; the Rev. Robert Seymour, min
ister emeritus of Binkley Baptist Church in Chapel Hill; the
Rev. Curtis Gatewood from the Durham chapter of the
National Association for the Advancement of Colored
People; an active Catholic; and a practicing Muslim.
“I think that we feel like there hasn’t been a whole lot of
opportunity for discussion of September 11,” said Osterweil,
an active member of PROGRESS.
“We really, really underestimate the importance of creat-
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UNC Campus Liberal
UNC received national attention after a
series of teach-ins relating to the events of
Sept. 11 was attacked as being too liberal.
By Jennifer Hagin
Assistant State & National Editor
The Sept. 11 attacks and the United States' subsequent
bombing of Afghanistan have caused a flurry of protests and
vigils on college campuses across the nation.
But two recent teach-ins on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus
have been the subject of national criticism from several
prominent conservatives. Radio talk show hosts Rush
Limbaugh and G. Gordon Liddy both have made references
to the University’s “liberalism” on their shows, citing the
teach-ins as an example.
Chancellor James Moeser has received hundreds of e-mails
from across the nation criticizing the University for its “anti-
American” behavior. The Web magazine frontpagemag.com,
sponsored by prominent conservative David Horowitz, has
featured several articles criticizing the University.
But UNC’s national attention might have been prompted
by conservatives with ties to campus.
Scott Rubush, associate editor of frontpagemag.com, is a
UNC graduate and was the publisher of the Carolina Review
while he was at the University. Rubush said he continues to
follow events at his alma mater and heard about the teach-in.
He called Michelle Oswell, a UNC graduate student in
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ouster of the Taliban regime that shelters
him. Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld urged Afghan dissidents to
“heave the al-Qaida and the Taliban
leadership ... out of the country.”
Bin Laden’s spokesman called for a
holy war against U.S. interests and praised
the hijackers who flew jetliners into the
World Trade Center and Pentagon on
Sept 11. “The storm of airplanes will not
stop,” Sulaiman Abu Ghaith said.
In a home-front scolding, Bush
accused Congress of leaking information
about the global investigation into the
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Saba Maroof, a senior psychology major, voices her anger and frustration
concerning attitudes toward Muslims since the attacks to preacher Tom Short on Tuesday
in the Pit. For the second day in a row, a group of students gathered to debate with Short.
Race Relations Forum Looks
At Administration's Progress
By John Frank
Participants in a race relations forum held Tuesday
night praised the University administration’s efforts
to eliminate racism but said more needs to be done
for students of color to feel safe on campus.
More than 50 students and staff attended the
fomm tided “Want to Talk About Racism?” to dis
cuss institutional racism at UNC. The event, which
was organized by the On the Wake of Emancipation
Campaign as part of Race Relations Week, includ
ed a panel of faculty members and student leaders,
as well as Provost Robert Shelton.
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With federal aid, Midway airlines
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Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York
“You have a responsibility, and some
members did not accept that responsibil
ity,” Bush said. He warned lawmakers not
to talk about troop deployments either.
In the skies over Afghanistan, U.S.
bombs streaked day and night toward
sites connected with the ruling Taliban.
Sources inside the Taliban said bombs
struck around Kandahar, the militia’s
headquarters, and the northwest city of
Herat. Anti-aircraft fire and the roar of
jets ratded the capital, Kabul.
Four security workers for a United
Nations-affiliated mine-clearing opera
tion were killed during Monday night’s
strikes. Rumsfeld said it wasn’t clear
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whether U.S. bombs or Taliban anti-air
craft fire killed the men.
In an appeal to the United States,
U.N. spokeswoman Stephanie Bunker
said, “People need to distinguish
between combatants and those innocent
civilians who do not bear arms.”
Bush was unapologetic, saying, “There
is one way to shorten the campaign in
Afghanistan, and that is for Osama bin
Laden and his leadership to be turned
over so he can be brought to justice.”
Four weeks after terrorist attacks
killed more than 5,000, Americans were
still on edge.
The FBI pressed its anthrax investi
gation in Florida, convinced that foul
play rather than environmental sources
The forum addressed questions of institutional
racism stemming from a protest march OWEC
members staged in April. Institutional racism is
loosely defined as an organization’s policies that
covertly support racist practices and ideas.
During the April protest, the group presented
Chancellor James Moeser with a list of 10 demands
designed to make the campus a safe environment
for students of color. Most of the panel members
said they believe the University has done a good
job addressing the list of demands but that they
were still concerned about the damage an underly-
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Bush called the death an isolated inci
dent “We’re on high alert on the govern
mental level, but the American people
should go about their business,” he said.
Rumsfeld declined to identify the tar
gets of Tuesday’s assaults but said the mea
ger Taliban defenses were in shambles.
Bush called the mission a success so far.
“We believe we are now able to carry
out strikes more or less around the clock
as we wish,” Rumsfeld said.
He said, however, some risk remains
to coalition pilots from helicopters, a
small number of fighter jets and surface
Rumsfeld and Joint Chiefs Chairman
Seniors May Plant
Tree as Memorial
By Rob Leichner
Many people at UNC see the Davie
Poplar as a symbol of the University.
But in the near future, there might be
another historic tree on campus, this
one dedicated to the victims of the Sept
11 terrorist attacks on New York City,
Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania.
The senior class is going to use
money raised through T-shirt sales and
other fund-raisers to plant a tree on cam
pus and place a plaque nearby listing
the dead or missing UNC alumni, said
Ben Singer, president of the senior class.
“We want this tree to be something
that will grow along with the
University,” Singer said.
The senior class will give a tradition
al gift to the University in addition to the
tree, Singer said. He said research for
the class gift began
this summer, so
had been decided
before the attacks.
Voting for the
gift began Tuesday
include an Unsung
for the black men
and women who helped build the
University, a marquee for Memorial Hall
and a need-based scholarship for a senior.
“We didn’t need to vote on (the tree)
because there was a general consensus,”
Singer said. “This is just something the
seniors want to give to the University
separate from the class gift.”
Singer also disputed claims of a column
printed in The Daily Tar Heel on Tuesday
that suggested senior class officials were
wrong in not considering a memorial
related to Sept 11 as the senior class gift
“The marshals are very sensitive to
the issue - they have not forgotten (the
attacks),” he said. If a larger memorial
was feasible this late in the class gift
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Sandy Darity (left), Fred Hashagen and Provost Robert Shelton discuss
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Richard Myers opened their news con
ference with before-and-after pictures of
Taliban targets. Each grainy aerial shot
of a terrorist camp or military site was
followed by second - the target now
cratered or smoke-streaked.
The home of Taliban supreme leader
Mullah Mohammed Omar, about nine
miles outside Kandahar, was struck for
the third time, Taliban sources said.
There was a dwindling number of tar
gets left to strike in the Taliban’s paltry
military or bin Laden’s network, a fact
that increased speculation about Bush’s
next move. Rumsfeld said Bush has not
ruled out the use of ground forces; Bush
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search process, Singer said, it would
have been an option.
But he said the relatively low cost of a
tree and the historical significance of
other campus trees made it a good choice
for the seniors. “It is a solution based on
the time frame we have,” Singer said.
Future class gifts could focus on a larg
er dedication, Singer said. “I encourage
the class of 2003 to plan a memorial.”
Some students already have antici
pated a memorial by unofficially reserv
ing a small area of McCorkle Place with
a short, white picket fence. But the loca
tion of the seniors’ tree has not been
chosen yet, Singer said.
Grounds Director Kirk Pelland said
many factors have to be considered in
choosing a location. “You have to con
sider how much sun you have, what kind
it is, how tall it’s going to be, how long
you expect it to live,” Pelland said. “This
“This is just something
the seniors want to give
to the University separate
from the class gift. ”
Senior Class President
not be exclusively from the senior class.
Raja Gupta, a senior from
Birmingham, Ala., said everyone was
affected by the tragedy and should be
involved in the memorial. “I think it
should be a gift from the University,”
Gupta said. “Everybody should have a
chance to participate.”
But Natalie Jones, a sophomore from
Gastonia, said the seniors should pre
sent the tree because it is their year of
graduation. “I think it’s a good idea
because it is representative of the year
itself," Jones said. “It represents life.”
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Pelland said he
will work with
senior class officials
to find a location
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