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Bush Refuses to Negotiate With Taliban
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - President Bush sternly
rejected a Taliban offer to discuss handing over
Osama bin Laden to a third country as U.S. jets
began a second week of bombing.
“They must have not
heard,” Bush said
Sunday. “There’s no
Bush said there would be no negotiations
even as a Taliban leader suggested the Afghan
government would be willing to discuss surren
dering bin Laden to a third country if the United
States provided evidence of liis guilt and
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Gov. Mike Easley speaks in Memorial Hall on Friday as the keynote speaker for University Day festivities. Easley discussed education and the state budget.
Gov. Easley Emphasizes Education
By Lizzie Breyer
The forceful tones of Gov. Mike
Easley’s University Day address echoed
through Memorial Hall on Friday, carry
ing his message of the importance of edu
cation to those assembled to celebrate the
Easley, a 1972 UNC graduate, returned to
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University leaders and students begin the day's
celebration with a procession to Memorial Hall.
stopped bombing. “There’s no need to discuss
innocence or guilt,” Bush said. “We know he’s
Meanwhile, National Security Adviser
Condoleezza Rice sought to quell fears that the
terrorists may have crude nuclear weapons.
A defense official said last week that if the
terrorists have obtained any nuclear material,
they may be able to make a weapon that
could spread radiation without an actual
“We have no credible evidence at this
point of a specific threat of that kind,” Rice
said on CBS’s “60 Minutes.”
Bush Cabinet members mobilized at home
campus to continue the tradition of gover
nors speaking at the University Day imme
diately following their election to office.
“I am honored to be back home at my
alma mater,” he said. “This University and
our entire university system stand as a
symbol of value and a commitment to
excellence for all North Carolinians.”
Easley began his speech by reflecting
on how the University has changed since
University Day Speakers Highlight
Recent Funding, Honor Alumni
By Lizzie Breyer
And Jenny McLendon
Although Gov. Mike Easley’s address was the center
piece of University Day festivities, other speeches, cer
emonies and events contributed to the celebratory
atmosphere on campus Friday.
Chancellor James Moeser began the ceremony with
words of welcome but quickly moved to the discussion
of substantive issues. “Such an illustrious past is certain
ly worthy of celebrating, but University Day is more
than a birthday,” Moeser said.
Moeser focused his remarks on the Carolina First cam
paign, a fund-raising effort with a goal of $1.5 billion. The
campaign was supposed to be announced Friday, but the
public launch will be delayed in light of the Sept 11 attacks.
But Moeser did take the opportunity to announce the
campaign’s progress and a gift from the Kenan Charitable
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and abroad Sunday.
U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft said
investigators are looking to question about 190
people who might have knowledge of terror
ism. Secretary of State Colin Powell left for a
high-priority diplomatic mission to Pakistan
and India aimed at keeping tensions between
those nations from further complicating the
military campaign in neighboring Afghanistan.
■Returning to the White House after a
weekend at the Camp David retreat, Bush
reiterated four clear conditions the Taliban
must meet before bombing will be stopped.
“All they got to do is turn (bin Laden) over,
and his colleagues and the thugs he hides, as
his graduation, taking the opportunity to
plug a state lottery for which he is now lob
bying. “I walked by South Building today,
and I couldn’t help but remember I
learned here that it was built through
funds raised from the lottery,” he said,
drawing laughter from the audience.
But after the moment of humor, Easley
moved quickly to reflecting on the SepL 11
attacks. “This is a time we must remember
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well as destroy his camps and (release) the
innocent people being held hostage in
Afghanistan,” Bush said.
The latter was an apparent reference to
eight foreign aid workers imprisoned in
Afghanistan. The administration had avoided
calling them “hostages.” ,
In his speech to a joint session of Congress
on Sept. 20, Bush said they had been “unjust
ly imprisoned.” A White House spokes
woman said she believed it was the first time
Bush had publicly used the word “hostage.”
Overseas, a U.S. military official said the
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the enduring values that bind us together as
a community and Americans - education is
the common good, vital to the working of
free society and democracy,” he said.
Easley stressed the importance of educa
tion in his speech, focusing on the need to
make quality education available to all N.C.
citizens. “Despite good progress in our pub-
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Trust. “It is customary on University Day to announce
significant developments in the life of the University,” he
said. “The Kenan Charitable Trust is one of the oldest
philanthropic partnerships in higher education, and it is
only appropriate (that) the trust is stepping forward.”
Moeser announced that the trust has donated $27 mil
lion to the Carolina First campaign, which will lead to the
creation of 10 new $3 million endowed professorships.
Moeser then announced that the Carolina First cam
paign has raised $652 million to date, surpassing its goal
of reaching S6OO million by University Day.
Betty Ray McCain, chairwoman of the General Alumni
Association, then recognized the six alumni who have been
confirmed dead in the Sept 11 terrorist attacks.
Moeser and Provost Robert Shelton presented the
Distinguished Alumnus and Alumna Awards to botanist
James Duke; Rep. Tony Rand, D-Cumberland; Hugh
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Grows to 12
NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani said three people
involved in detecting the bacteria were
exposed but were not necessarily infected.
The Associated Press
NEW YORK - A police officer and two lab technicians
involved in detecting the case of anthrax in an NBC employ
ee are being treated with antibiotics for exposure to the bac
teria, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said Sunday.
In Washington, meanwhile, Health and Human Services
Secretary Tommy Thompson said he considered the anthrax
cases in New York, Nevada and Florida to be instances of
bioterrorism. “It certainly is an act of terrorism to send anthrax
through the mail,” he said on Fox News Sunday.
And U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft said it was pre
mature “to decide whether there is a direct link” to Osama bin
Laden’s terrorist network, but “we should consider this poten-
tial that it is linked.”
The new New York cases brought
to 12 the number of people around
the nation who either have anthrax or
been exposed to it. That does not
include an NBC employee who is tak-
ing antibiotics after displaying possible anthrax symptoms.
“When they were tested, minuscule spores were found,”
Giuliani said at a news conference.
The mayor emphasized exposure to the spores does not
necessarily mean infection and said the three are expected to
be fine. Tbeir identities were not released. “They are being
treated,” he said. “This does not mean they have anthrax.”
Giuliani said the police officer who retrieved an envelope
containing anthrax at NBC on Friday was found to have die
bacteria in his nose, as did one lab technician. Another lab tech
nician was found to have a spore on her face, Giuliani said.
The three in New York were exposed to the disease while
working on the anthrax case in which the assistant to NBC
News anchor Tom Brokaw, Erin O’Connor, 38, was exposed.
O’Connor was diagnosed with anthrax and is expected to fully
A second NBC News employee, who has not been identi
fied, was taking antibiotics for possible symptoms of anthrax,
including a low-grade fever, swollen lymph nodes and a rash.
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Cuts to Budget
Members of the Board of Governors say
they hope the N.C. House doesn't pass a bill
that would start a study of the board's role.
By Lucas Fenske
Assistant State & National Editor
The possible loss of millions of dollars m state funding and a
legislative study that might shape the Board of Governors’ future
cast a shadow on the board’s Friday meeting in Chapel Hill.
Several BOG members said they are concerned about a
request from Gov. Mike Easley to look for ways to generate
savings because of a drop in state revenue.
During his University Day speech Friday Easley said state
revenue might end up S7OO million
below projections. To cover the fiscal
deficit, officials said last week, the sys
tem’s budget might be cut by 4 per
cent -a total of about $72 million.
But in a Friday press release, Easley
stated that he would try to limit the cuts. “I have not asked the uni
versity system, community colleges or the public school system
to make 4 percent cuts in their budgets,” Easley said. “We are ask
ing them to work with us ... and come back with a plan for gen
Easley also announced last week that a construction freeze
instituted earlier in he year will continue, meaning the UNC sys
tem could lose about $57 million in funding for repairs and
renovations. But if the economy picks up, the construction
freeze and threatened budget cuts could end.
J. B. Milliken, UNC-system vice president of public affairs,
said Easley’s staff told system officials to expect a 4 percent bud
get reversion. “Since then (UNC-system) Resident (Molly) Broad
and Governor Easley have spoken, and he expressed his strong
interest in working with her to avoid cuts in academic programs,”
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