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FBI Warns of Additional Terrorist Attacks
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - In a stark warn
ing, the FBI said Thursday it has
received information there may be addi
tional terrorist attacks inside the United
States or abroad in the next several days.
The warning came only hours before
President Bush said a five-day aerial
bombardment in Afghanistan had
Osama bin Laden and his terrorist net
work “on the run.”
The FBI warning asked local police
to be on the highest alert and for all
Gov. Mike Easley has asked
state agencies to revert
4 percent of their funding
because of fiscal forecasts.
By Alex Kaplun
and Daniel Thigpen
UNC-Chapel Hill officials learned this
week that they might have to revert sl6
million of the University’s budget -a rev
elation that came just weeks after a state
budget passed the General Assembly.
Gov. Mike Easley announced that
revenue projections might not meet the
state’s needs and requested the UNC
system return about $72 million, 4 per
cent of its allocated budget. UNC-CH
Provost Robert Shelton said a 4 percent
reversion of funds would result in about
sl6 million in cuts for UNC-CH.
But the provost said figures have not
been made concrete. “We have nothing
in writing yet,” he said.
Easley also announced this week that
he will withhold an additional $57.5 mil
lion in repairs and renovations funding
from the system’s budget.
Just last month Easley signed into law
a $14.4 billion state budget, which was
based on an estimated 4 pe r cent growth
But financial reports from the first
quarter of the fiscal year show a 2 percent
decline in state revenue - caused possibly
by a dramatic economic downturn fol
lowing the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Asa result, Easley has asked most
state agencies to return 4 percent of
their allocated budgets -a request that
could dramatically affect UNC-CH.
Shelton said the main difficulty with
cuts of this magnitude is that it could hap
pen on top of an already permanent $lO
million reduction in the University’s bud
get adopted under the new state budget.
A permanent sll million revenue
increase from tuition gathered from this
year’s enrollment increase could partial-
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Forum, Vigil Commemorate Attacks
By Jordan Bartel
A small group of students, faculty, and
local residents came together Thursday to
commemorate the one-month anniversary
of the terrorist attacks on the United States.
In a forum entitled, “Remembering
Sept. 11: Obligations to Peace and
Justice One Month after the Tragedies,”
faith-based and community speakers
reflected on the violence of Sept. 11 and
on local, national and global reactions to
the terrorist events.
The idea for the forum came from
Duke graduate student Matt Robinson,
who also organized the event, which was
Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.
Americans to be
wary of suspicious
not specific as to target, gives the gov
ernment the reason to believe that there
may be additional terrorist attacks with
in the United States and against U.S.
interests overseas over the next several
days,” the warning stated.
Bush, referring to the warning, said,
“I hope it’s the last, but given the atti
tude of the evildoers it may not be.”
In his first prime time news confer
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Junior Ryan Harden (left) and senior Josh Anderson, members of the Carolina Union Production
technical staff, set up Thursday evening for today's University Day presentations in Memorial Hall.
sponsored by the Campus Y.
Imam Abdul-hafeez Waheed, a repre
sentative of the Muslim-American Society,
educated the audience about Islam. The
audience listened reverendy as Waheed
said, “Like any other faith, we have
extremists and people who violate the
spirit and letter of religion. They do not
demonstrate the beauty of our religion.”
Lt. Col. Andy Anderson, who served
in Panama, Korea and Kuwait, stressed
his desire for peace but also said he
understands the need for military action.
“Although I’m in the military, I am
proud to wear this uniform to defend
peace marches,” Anderson said. “The
right to protest peacefully is one of our
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ence, Bush urged all Americans to
report anything suspicious to law
Bush spoke one month to the day
after terrorist attacks in New York and
Washington, D.C., murdered thousands,
damaged the nation’s economy and
shattered its complacency.
In the month since, the president has
labored to construct a foundation for an
international war on terrorism, moving to
choke off the funding essential for terror
ists to operate, lining up support from
other nations, creating anew Office of
greatest liberties as Americans.”
But Anderson later made an analogy
that supported military action.
“Do we ignore it when a rape occurs?
No, the rapist must be stopped,” Andei son
said. “If he is not stopped, statistics show
he will do it again and again. Bin Laden
has said he will attack again and again.”
Sen. Elbe Kinnaird, D-Orange,
stressed the need for mutual under
standing and peaceful resolution. “Isn’t
it-time to use our heads and not our
muscles?” Kinnaird asked. “We need to
teach kids about other religions and cul
tures so they do not first find out about
other cultures as bombs drop.”
Two final speakers, Gary Webb, pas
Two to Tango
Holly Strauss and the Tar
Heels match up with Kansas.
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Homeland Security and- beginning on
Sunday - unleashing the nation’s military.
U.S. air forces attacked the Afghan cap
ital Thursday, sending shoppers scattering.
In the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar, a
hit on a munitions dump set off a series of
deafening blasts -and an exodus of civil
ians toward the Pakistani border.
U.S. planes returned to the skies over
Kabul late Thursday, and a huge fireball lit
up the sky over the eastern part of the city
in the direction of a training base of Osama
bin Laden’s al-Qaida terror network.
Pakistani officials acknowledged for the
tor of Calvary Baptist Church in
Carrboro, and the Rev. Carrie Bolton of
Alston Chapel United Holy Church in
Pittsboro, addressed the attacks from a
Following the forum, the audience
was invited to the Pit for a candlelit vigil,
during which participants respectfully
listened to others’ opinions.
“Overall, this was a good thing,” said
Maria Darlington, a 68-year-old Orange
County resident. “It is important not to
just think about freedom of speech but to
allow people to express (opinions).”
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first time that U.S. planes and personnel
were on the ground as part of the
American-led campaign against the
Taliban and bin Laden and that the United
States had been granted use of two bases.
But the air campaign is so controversial
in Muslim Pakistan that the government
publicly denied there were any American
military personnel in the country.
Despite the aerial pounding, Bush
held out a carrot to the Taliban during
the press conference. “You still have a
second chance. Just bring him in and
bring his leaders and lieutenants and
By Joelle Ruben
For the UNC community, University
Day is a birthday celebration.
It’s a chance to honor the history of
UNC while envisioning its future.
This year’s University Day convocation
will begin at 11 a.m. Friday in Memorial
Hall. Gov. Mike Easley, who received his
undergraduate degree from UNC in 1972,
will deliver the keynote address.
Provost Robert Shelton, who is head
of the University Day Planning
Committee, said it is a long-standing tra
dition for the governor of North Carolina
to speak at the first University Day after
being installed in office. “We’re very for
tunate to have that (tradition),” Shelton
* said. “It’s sort of the power, the \ongevitv
of Carolina that allows us to do that.”
After Easley’s speech, four
Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus
Awards will be presented to past UNC stu
Moeser: UNC Gaining
On Goals Set Last Year
By Lizzie Breyer
One year ago today, Chancellor
James Moeser used the occasion of his
installment to outline his priorities for
In the past year, those priorities have
evolved, especially in light of the tragic
events of Sept. 11, but Moeser said the
University’s path is concrete and that he
has been working to achieve his goals.
“We’ve set a course, and we’ve stuck
to it,” he said. “We have worked on our
goals all year long, and we are very
pleased with what we accomplished."
In last year’s University Day speech,
Moeser said his priorities were set in
light of the confidence and calm that
marked the time. “We are not building
from scratch ... or steering through cri
sis,” Moeser said last year. Although the
world has changed, Moeser said he has
continued to pursue his goals.
One of Moeser’s major priorities set
N.C. Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-Orange, speaks Thursday night at a forum
commemorating the one-month anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
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other thugs and criminals with him.”
And yet the president looked ahead
to a day when the Taliban would be
pushed from power. He suggested the
United Nations could help form anew
government for Afghanistan after the
U.S.-led military mission is completed.
Asked whether he envisions expand
ing military action beyond Afghanistan
to Iraq or Syria, Bush said that the
United States would “bring to justice”
nations that harbor terrorists. In partic-
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dents for their outstanding contributions to
humanity. This year’s recipients include
retired botanistjames A. Duke; Sen. Tony
Rand, D-Cumberland; and Hugh L.
McColl Jr., retired chairman and chief
executive officer of Bank of America Corp.
P. Kay Wagoner, who started and current
ly heads ICAgen, Inc., her own biophar
maceutical company, will be honored also.
The ceremony will end at 12:30 p.m.,
with cake and lemonade to be served in
honor of UNC’s birthday. The UNC
Chamber Singers and Crown Chamber
Bass will perform at the reception.
This year’s schedule includes a variety
of events for students, alumni, committee
members and friends of the University.
The Campus Y will hold an open
house from 12:30 p.m. to 6, P-m., and the
New ScVio\ar Reception wm be betd for
Johnston Scholars at 4:30 p.m. in the
Morehead Lounge in Graham Memorial.
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forth last year was to extend the
University’s study abroad program and
to create more globally aware students.
He said efforts have been strong in
that area in the past year but that the
events of Sept. 11 underscored the need
to create students with a global perspec
tive. “These events certainly focus us out
wardly to think about the world,” he said.
Moeser also said that by developing
global awareness in students, he hopes
to help the University stand as a model
for the state, the nation and the world.
“This University will continue to lead
in the 21st century - leading the discus
sion of the critical, social and ethical issues
that mark our time,” he said in his speech.
Moeser said the Sept. 11 events made
his efforts since he took office - includ
ing encouraging the expression of
diverse viewpoints and connecting to the
outside world through service - more
apparent. “These events have given us
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