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Officials dispute responsibility
for last week's gas fire.
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Bioterrorism Claims 2 More Lives
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Anthrax proba
bly killed two postal workers from a
delivers mail to
capital and left
two more hos
Focus of Attacks
Shifting to Troops
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cials said Monday as the country suf
fered fresh casualties in the bioterrorism
The manila packages sent to
the deans' offices were
harmless mass mailings that
included journal articles.
By Karey WiTKOwsKi
Assistant University Editor
Officials responded to four suspi
cious packages sent to UNC deans’
offices last week, but the packages
proved to be harmless.
The dean’s office at the College of
Arts and Sciences and the dean’s office at
the School of Medicine each received
two 8-by- 10-inch manila mailing
envelopes Wednesday afternoon, said
Jeff McCracken, deputy director of the
Department of Public Safety.
Officials from DPS and the
Department of Environment, Health
and Safety responded to calls from
office assistants who thought the pack
ages were suspicious and were con
cerned that they might contain anthrax.
McCracken said the four similar pack
ages did not have return addresses and
that two had suspicious incorrect mailing
addresses, with two labels addressed to
the College of Arts and Sciences.
But he said the packages were not dan
gerous. “There was nothing indicating an
actual threat,” McCracken said. “It was a
mass mailing sent out to different schools
with a journal article. Unfortunately they
didn’t put a return address on it, and that
put up a red flag for some people.”
He said the packages, which were
probably mailed from Santa Barbara,
Calif., contained no powder. After officials
examined the packages at the scene, EHS
took possession of them, McCracken said.
McCracken said there have been a
few other calls reporting suspicious
packages being sent to the University,
but he said no packages have posed a
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Revised Ticket Distribution Begins Today
This year, students will get
bracelets at Kenan Stadium
and the start number will
be chosen Friday in the Pit.
By Tina Chang
To accommodate students’ demand
for basketball tickets, Carolina Athletic
Association officials have changed their
ticket distribution policy.
This season’s first bracelet distribution
for men’s basketball will be held at Gate
5 of Kenan Stadium from 5 p.m. to 7
p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday
and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m Thursday.
This week’s distribution is for games
against Hampton University, Davidson
College and Indiana University, said
A man's feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
“The mail and our employees have
become the target of terrorists,” said
Postmaster General John Potter.
Health officials also expressed con
cern about as many as nine other
Washington-area patients who have
exhibited symptoms consistent with the
disease. The officials did not say
whether any worked for the postal ser
With bioterrorism claiming addition
al lives, Washington, D.C., health offi
cials issued an urgent call for 2,000
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In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, political figures are re-examining global tensions, particularly between the United States and Muslim countries,
to unite a splintered world. Analysts say people must bridge cultural gaps as well as overcome past political differences.
Strife Has Plagued U.S.-Islamic Ties
By Michael McKnight
For the last decade, tension has been
a significant theme in the relationship
between the United States and many of
the world’s Islamic countries.
Even in times of peace, news from
Islamic countries often shows groups of
Muslims, discontent with America, burn
ing flags, marching and chanting anti-
American slogans. Now, as members of
the Islamic fundamentalist terrorist group
al-Qaida stand accused of plotting and
carrying out the worst terrorist attacks in
U.S. history, historians are re-examining
CAA President Reid Chaney.
Students must present their UNC
ONE Cards to receive a bracelet, and
they can only receive one bracelet each.
The CAA will hold a drawing at
noon Friday in the Pit, where arbitrari
ly selected students will randomly draw
a number that will be the starting point
for ticket distribution.
The number will be posted on the
CAA Web site, on the CAA sports tick
er in the Pit and on the ticket window at
the Smith Center ticket office, Chaney
The ticket line check starts at 6 a.m.
Saturday at the Smith Center. Students
will be divided into groups of 100, and
the student with the number drawn
Friday will be the first to receive tickets.
Student are eligible to receive two tick
ets by presenting their own ONE Card
and another student’s ONE Card.
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workers at the city’s central Brentwood
mail facility to undergo screening for the
disease, and stoutly defended the deci
sion not to order tests last week.
“I think they moved quickly, as
quickly as they could,” said Tom Ridge,
the nation’s homeland security director.
But some postal employees expressed
anger that officials didn’t order testing
when an anthrax-laced letter showed up
Oct. 15 at Senate Majority Leader Tom
The letter to Daschle is the only
A four-part series
impact of the
Sept. 11 attacks
■ Today: Two Worlds
■ Wednesday: Media
Role and Retaliation
■ Thursday: Security
Versus Civil Liberties
the fragile relationship between the
United States and the Muslim world.
Many historians have pegged the start
of direct conflict between the United
States and the Islamic world on a 444-day
Chaney said CAA officials expect to
give out more bracelets this year
because enrollment is higher. “We will
probably give out anywhere from six to
seven thousand,” Chaney said. “Maybe
more, maybe less - we’ll see after the
This year’s system differs from last
year’s by incorporating ONE Cards,
Chaney said. He said scanning ONE
Cards prevents cheating because it lim
its students to one bracelet.
“I think a lot of students wanted to
scan ONE Cards to eliminate cheating,”
Chaney said. “It goes into the system,
and the card is denied the second time.”
Chaney also said because the number
will be announced Friday, the actual tick
et distribution on Saturday will go faster.
Distribution of tickets for riser seats
also has been changed to give more stu
dents an opportunity to watch from that
Three Wise Men
Chancellor James Moeser and
bishops discuss reconciliation.
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reported case of anthrax-tainted mail in
the Washington area, but all mail des
tined for the city is routed through the
Congressional officials said the House
and Senate would reconvene Tuesday,
although their sprawling office buildings
on Capitol Hill would remain shut. Lt.
Dan Nichols of the Capitol Police said
lawmakers would have off-site work
space in nearby buildings.
In all, officials have tallied a suspect
ed three deaths and nine other con
standoff that began in November 1979
when Iranian students who supported
Iranian Islamic revolutionary Ayatollah
Khomeini stormed the U.S. Embassy in
Tehran and held 66 workers hostage.
A string of other conflicts have fol
lowed, both related and unrelated to the
situation in Iran, culminating in the two
most recent attacks against U.S. installa
tions - the bombing of the USS Cole last
October and the SepL 11 attacks - both
believed to have been masterminded by
al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
Pundits familiar with American-
section, Chaney said.
Students early in the distribution
have the choice of receiving three lower
level seats or two lower-level seats and a
riser. No separate number will be drawn
for the riser distribution.
CAA officials do not anticipate any
problems with the new distribution pol
icy, Chaney said. “This distribution is of
course different. We hope to have all the
kinks worked out, and with this being
the first one, we can improve on it.”
Chaney said tickets still are available
for the Blue-White scrimmage game and
the two exhibition games. Students can
get two tickets to these games by pre
senting their ONE Card and an addi
tional card to the ticket office beside the
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firmed infections from anthrax nation
wide, including six cases of the skin vari
ety and the other three of the more dan
gerous inhalation type.
Nearly six weeks after terrorists
hijacked airliners and struck New York
and Washington, and with American
warplanes bombing Afghanistan, Ridge
said the nation was fighting two fronts in
the same war.
“There’s a battlefield outside this
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Islamic tensions claim that conflict
between the Middle East and the West
has been brewing since before the
United States was even founded.
“I think (the conflict) is a thousand
years old and dates back to the
Crusades," saidjohn Dodd, president of
the Jesse Helms Center Foundation, a
free enterprise and foreign policy edu
cational center at Wingate University. “I
think the clash started there.
“Fundamentally, it’s a clash about
cultures,” he said. “We believe in free
dom, and these strict Islamic fundamen-
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stopped at Maple View Farms Country Store as part of its national tour.
Officers investigating the
case found white powder
and a partial tablet of a pill
on Daniel Walker's desk.
By Jennifer Johnson
A medical examiner confirmed
Monday that UNC senior Daniel
Walker died from a multiple-drug over
Walker, who was a senior journalism
and economics major, was found dead
at at 10:39 a.m. Sept. 7 in his 92 Pine
Hill Drive residence.
Thomas Clark 111, the associate chief
Walker case, said
a combination of
the main ingredi
ent in OxyContin,
found in his sys
tem caused his
But Clark also
added that the lev
els of each drug
would have been
enough to kill
“He had enough cocaine in him to
kill him, but the combination of the
(alcohol and oxycodone) could have
killed him too,” Clark said.
While investigating Walker’s death,
officers found some white powder and a
partial tablet of a pill on the 20-year
Clark said it is unclear which specific
drug or combination of drugs caused
“Either one could have contributed
to his death,” Clark said.
Clark said it can be difficult to pin
point the exact cause of death in cases
involving recreational drug use.
“With so many possible causes of
death the medical examiner is not able
to settle on one single drug as the
absolute cause,” he said.
“So it is a multiple-drug overdose.”
The cause of death report confirms
initial toxicology results released Oct.
16 by the Orange County Medical
ILxaminer’s Toxicology Lab.
According to the toxicology report, a
significant amount of cocaine was
detected in Walker’s system along with
The report also stated that Walker’s
blood alcohol level was .10 at the time
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died from an
overdose of akohol,