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The final installment of a
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Authorities Fear More Attacks
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - U.S. authorities sus
pect Osama bin Laden’s inner circle may
have issued new orders for attacks against
Americans and are concerned the terrorists
might strike even if they get cut off from then
central command in Afghanistan, officials
The terrorist alert
issued Monday was
based on intelligence
Skeptical of Many
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known al-Qaida supporters elsewhere in the
world, including Canada, the officials told
The Associated Press.
The officials, who described the informa
tion solely on condition of anonymity, said
Town Emphasizes Security, Enforcement
Halloween Battle Plan
Chapel Hill police will restrict traffic attempting to enter areas within a 11/2 mile radius
of Franklin Street on Halloween evening. Proof of residence within the area or an exact
destination address will be reguired to enter.
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■ Morrison campus will be restricted to residents, UNC
■ Craige students and UNC Hospitals visitors, patients and employees.
■ Craige Deck Access to campus roads will require a valid UNC parking permit,
■ Crescent Drive UNC ONE Card or UNC Hospitals identification card.
■ Gravely Drive
■ Neurosciences Other lots, in addition to those listed, will be restricted at 8 p.m.
■ ACC when the roads are restricted. Any illegally parked vehicles will
■ Odum Village Lots be towed at the owner's expense.
See http://www.dps.unc.edu for more information on towing and parking.
SOURCE: UNC DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY DTH / COBI EDELSON AND BETH GALLOWAY
Chapel Hill Police Chief Gregg
Jarvies said anyone participating
in Halloween pranks that could
cause panic will be arrested.
By Colin Sitker
Chapel Hill officials are emphasizing their
willingness to press charges against anyone
who endangers the safety of others at tonight’s
Halloween celebration on Franklin Street.
At a Tuesday morning press conference,
Mayor Rosemary Waldorf outlined safety pre
cautions for Wednesday night that will
include traffic barricades, individual search-
Hill Resigns From Race,
Throws Support to Foy
By Adrienne Clark
Chapel Hill mayoral candidate Cam Hill
announced his withdrawal from the Nov. 6 election
at a press conference Tuesday morning.
But the Chapel Hill contractor does not plan to
withdraw entirely from local politics.
At the 10 a.m. press conference held outside the
Franklin Street post office, Hill announced the for
mation of Chapel Hill First, a lobbying group that will
support politicians who limit development in the area.
“I feel like I’ve become involved and I’ll stay
The Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch ... and brings toys.
some of the intelligence
suggested one of bin
Laden’s lieutenants in
urged new attacks on Americans. They
declined to be more specific.
U.S. officials have long suspected that bin
Laden’s top deputies, Ayman al-Zawahri and
Mohammed Atef, were involved in the plan
ning or support of the Sept. 11 hijackings.
They cautioned, however, that U.S. intel
ligence also is open to the possibility that the
terrorists are aware their communications are
being monitored and may be planting false
In other news, the Pentagon confirmed the
presence of American troops in northern
Afghanistan for the first time Tuesday and
credited them with improving the effective-
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Mayor Rosemary Waldorf discusses safety precautions that will be in place for Halloween during a press
conference held in the Chapel Hill police station Tuesday. Tonight's partyers can expect tight security.
es and decontamination centers.
The centers will be located along Franklin
Street for passers-by who might be concerned
they have contracted a biological disease.
In addition to heightened security, local
officials are planning to treat hoaxes involving
biological or chemical hazards as real crimes.
Chapel Hill Police Chief Gregg Jarvies said
anyone who participates in a prank that could
generate panic will be arrested. He said if
someone is caught throwing powder or spray
ing a liquid, that person will be arrested.
Waldorf also said that in respect to the
events of Sept. 11, there will be a ban on any
item that can be interpreted as a weapon. She
asked people to be sensitive when choosing
costumes in times such as these.
At checkpoints surrounding the downtown
involved,” he said.
Hill said he is stepping out of the race to support
fellow candidate Kevin Foy, who Hill said shares
his values. “Kevin and I have more ideas in com
mon than different,” he said. “I’m urging my sup
porters to vote for him.”
Hill also said he believes his resignation will
decrease the chances of Chapel Hill Town Council
member and mayoral candidate Lee Pavao win
ning the election. “I am alarmed at the thought of
Lee Pavao being elected,” Hill said.
See PRESS CONFERENCE, Page 4
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Bobbin' for Bobs
A cappella group the Bobs give
a Halloween treat of their own.
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ness of U.S. bombing raids.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who
previously had refused to disclose such
details, told a Pentagon news conference a
“very modest” number of U.S. troops are
advising the leaders of forces opposed to the
Taliban, coordinating resupply and helping
direct U.S. airs trikes on Taliban targets.
Rumsfeld did not say which U.S. troops are
in Afghanistan or how long they have been
there, but from his description of their mis
sions it seemed likely they include Army
Special Forces, commonly called Green
Berets. He said fewer than 100 are in
A reporter at the press conference quoted
critics who have called the U.S. military effort
in Afghanistan halfhearted and misguided in
its reluctance to commit ground troops.
area police will search all containers, such as
coolers, backpacks and bags, looking for suspect
items. Among those objects not permitted past
the check points are alcoholic beverages, glass
botdes, fireworks, weapons, paint or dogs.
“Anybody who does not allow a search will
not be permitted in,"Jarvies said.
Chapel Hill Fire Chief Dan Jones empha
sized the need for a smaller crowd on
Halloween night so the fire department can
devote more of its resources to local calls.
Last year, the total cost for town authorities
to manage Halloween was $75,000. This year
officials speculate that the event’s cost could be
more than SIOO,OOO and will involve 500 per
sonnel members - 85 percent from the Chapel
Hill police force. In addition, police officers
will be brought in from surrounding counties.
Darian Durant to start
in Thursday's matchup.
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Cam Hill and Kevin Foy speak at a press conference Tuesday morning.
Hill announced his resignation from the Chapel Hill mayoral race.
“We do have a very modest number of
ground troops in the country,” Rumsfeld said.
“They are there for liaison purposes and have
been doing an excellent job of assisting with
the coordination for resupply of various types,
as well as targeting.”
He said President Bush has not ruled out
committing ground troops in numbers com
parable to the 1991 Gulf War, when hundreds
of thousands were deployed.
On Oct. 20 Rumsfeld announced that
more than 100 Army Rangers and other spe
cial operations forces had raided Taliban tar
gets in southern Afghanistan. Otherwise, he
had said he could not discuss whether U.S.
troops were operating inside Afghanistan.
Army Gen. Tommy Franks, the comman-
See ATTACK, Page 4
Waldorf said the intent of the measures is
to promote safety and reduce the total size of
the crowd, which last year was estimated at
50,000 people and more than 60,000 in 1999.
At the discretion of the police, traffic likely
wifi be restricted starting this afternoon. In a
1 1/2 mile radius from the downtown area,
only Chapel Hill residents, their guests and
people who work in the Chapel Hill area will
be given passage. Motorists will need to pre
sent identification in order to pass through
barricades. Estes Drive and Merritt Mill Road
will be barricaded, and police only will allow
in residents. Around the downtown area all
traffic and public parking will be banned.
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Lack of Input on
Student leaders are concerned about what
they say was a lack of student involvement
in a recent decision about campus parking.
By Krista Faron
Some students have raised concerns that University adminis
trators failed to solicit student input on a recent decision to elim
inate campus parking for all students living in residence halls.
Provost Robert Shelton and Nancy Suttenfield, vice chancel
lor for finance and administration, announced at Thursday’s
Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee meeting that all
on-campus student resident parking will be eliminated by 2007.
Student Body Vice President Rudy Kleysteuber said issues
typically are discussed at length in committee before a decision
is made, allowing student representatives to voice their opinions.
But Dorothy Ariail, one of the three student members of
TPAC, said Monday that Shelton and Suttenfield decided to
eliminate parking for residence hall students before the issue
came to the committee.
Student Body President Justin Young said he was disheart
ened with the administration’s approach to developing the
plan. “This was a very big decision, and we were not consult
ed or informed before it was made,” he said. “This sets a hor
rible precedent for major decisions on campus.”
Kleysteuber said students need to be vigilant about main
taining communication with University officials. “It’s now up
to students to make sure that this doesn’t become a pattern of
making decisions behind closed doors," he said.
UNC officials, including Shelton and Carolyn Elfland, asso
ciate vice chancellor for auxiliary services, said they are not
aware of any student contributions to the decision to eliminate
parking for on-campus students.
Shelton said he understands students’ concerns but said he
believes eliminating resident student parking is the best way
to deal with the campus’ parking crunch. “Parking is a horri
ble, horrible issue here,” he said. “It’s going to get worse for
a couple of years before it gets better.”
Shelton said the University will try to accommodate stu
dents through a number of off-campus parking alternatives.
These options include fare-free busing, which will be imple
mented in January, and increasing the frequency of bus ser
vice, as well as developing more park-and-ride programs.
But many students on campus are still upset by the new plan.
Mary Carroll Alexander, a sophomore from Raleigh, said
she is already irritated by an inadequate parking situation. She
said she believes decreased on-campus parking for students
will have a negative impact on student life at UNC.
She said, “It will decrease student involvement and isolate
students from being a part of the Carolina community.”
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Reports of Suspicious
All Have Proved False
Officials say all reported letters either lack
a return address or have been sent from the
Middle East and have all been false alarms.
By Karey Wutkowski
Assistant University Editor
Officials say reports of suspicious letters being received on
campus have been trailing off recently, and none have pre
sented credible threats to safety.
In the past 10 days, there have been about seven reports
of suspicious letters, bringing the total to about 30 since the
nationwide anthrax scare began, said Peter Reinhardt, direc
tor of the Health and Safety Office in the Department of
Environment, Health and Safety.
Reinhardt said the letters mostly fit into two categories. They
have either been letters without return addresses that the receiv
er did not expect or letters sent from countries in the Middle East
Chemistry Professor Ed Samulski said he received a letter
from Baghdad, Iraq, on Friday, which caused him some con
cern but did not alarm him.
“I suspected this letter might be a request for a reprint of some
thing I had published or an inquiry from a student about enrolling
in school here,” Samulski said. “It’s a sad indication of die state
we’re in that I would think twice about opening the letter.”
Samulski said he set the letter aside and went to lunch, dur
ing which he told his colleagues about the letter.
He said his co-workers became extremely concerned about
the letter’s possible contents and insisted that he call the
Department of Public Safety.
Officials from the DPS and Environment, Health and
See LETTERS, Page 4
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