©lie Satin ©ar Mwl UNC's Face-Lift The final installment of a Development Plan series. See Page 3 wvw.daiiytarheel.com 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 said Tuesday. The terrorist alert issued Monday was based on intelligence involving Afghanistan and Congressmen Skeptical of Many Attack Warnings See Page 5 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. PARKING |, /- Ats:lsp.m.,thesy| yteiOJ. :sw-i close lorthe ' /' %< * same access L credentials as roads: j '“^Byp ass ■ Hinton James \ | ■ Ehringhaus ACCESS ® P- m - 0n Ha^oween ' roa( * s ea< *' n 9 ' n, ° ■ 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 Staff Writer 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 Staff Writer 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. Linus some of the intelligence suggested one of bin Laden’s lieutenants in Afghanistan recently 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 information. 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- j— : — 1 . i v.. S IMI " .4 f ” - BMIF i | a ! ww j/K'W I llfy M a • -jy-ijjH DTH/JOSHUA GREER 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 Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Bobbin' for Bobs A cappella group the Bobs give a Halloween treat of their own. See Page 4 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 Afghanistan. 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. America r\ttacks 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. Steppin' Up Darian Durant to start in Thursday's matchup. See Page 7 -ii * m&M ' 9 i ii A / * ~ • ; 4## / ‘ f DTH (JOSHUA GREER 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. The City Editor can be reached at citydesk@unc.edu. Weather Today: Sunny; H 71, L 45 Thursday: Sunny; H 76, L 52 Friday: Partly Cloudy; H 78, L 52 Lack of Input on Parking Worries Student Leaders Student leaders are concerned about what they say was a lack of student involvement in a recent decision about campus parking. By Krista Faron Staff Writer 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.” The University Editor can be reached at udesk@unc.edu. Reports of Suspicious Letters Decreasing, 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 t£.

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