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Bush: U.S. Must Keep Resolve Against Terror
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - President Bush
urged the nation Wednesday to remain
resolute against terrorism while U.S.
troops fight in Afghanistan and investi
gators seek answers to anthrax scares at
home.
“We will plant
that flag of free
dom forever by
winning the war
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against terrorism, by rallying our econ
omy and by keeping strong and adher
ing to the values we hold so dear, start
ing with freedom,” Bush told manufac
turers at the White House.
Stahl to Speak
Today for Wynn
Lecture Series
Stahl will discuss current issues in television
news in the second Earl Wynn Distinguished
Lecture sponsored by the journalism school.
By Lanita Withers
Staff Writer
Lesley Stahl, co-editor of the award-winning CBS news
program “60 Minutes” and prominent broadcaster, will give
the second lecture of the Earl Wynn Distinguished Lecture
Series at 4 p.m. today in Memorial Hall.
Stahl, a 29-year veteran with CBS, will speak about current
events in television news at the free lecture sponsored by the
School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Organizers said Stahl was asked to speak because of her
stature in the field of journalism.
“We wanted to get a prominent person, someone with
authority and someone working on current news events,” said
Richard Cole, dean of the journalism school.
The journalism school began working to schedule Stahl
earlier in the semester, Cole said.
“It was difficult to schedule, but once we worked it into her
schedule, she was thrilled to come,” he said.
Stahl’s appearance is the latest of several occasions when
CBS reporters have visited the journalism school in the past.
“The school has had close ties with CBS over the years,” Cole
said.
Other CBS personalities that have participated at school
functions include Dan Rather, Walter Cronkite, Bill Plante,
Bob Schieffer and UNC graduate Draggan Mihailovich, who
works at “60 Minutes II.”
The lecture’s planners said they were glad the terrorist
attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., did not prevent
Stahl from coming to Chapel Hill.
“With anything, there might be something that pull them
away and they can’t come,” said Jennifer Lamb, assistant dean
for alumni and development at the journalism school. “We just
crossed our fingers.”
Stahl began her career at CBS News, reporting on the
Watergate scandal in 1972. Since that time, she has covered
the 1981 assassination attempt against President Reagan, the
Persian Gulf War and the recent terrorist attacks in New York
City.
She also has covered every Soviet-U.S. summit since 1978
and every national party convention and election night since
1974.
Prior to joining “60 Minutes,” Stahl was the CBS News
White House correspondent during the Carter and Reagan
presidencies and a portion of George Bush’s term. She also
has moderated the Sunday morning public affairs show, “Face
the Nation," interviewing newsmakers such as Yasser Arafat,
George Bush, Margaret Thatcher and Boris Yeltsin.
Stahl based her 1999 book, “Reporting Live,” on her expe
riences covering the Washington beat.
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N.C. House Gives Anti-Terrorism Bills Preliminary Approval
By Nathan Coletta
Staff Writer
The N.C. House tentatively approved
two bills Wednesday that aim to better
prepare officials for a terrorist attack and
monitor agents that potentially could be
sued to create biological weapons.
A final vote on the bill is expected to
happen today - the legislation must be
approved twice before it will be moved
to the House.
The legislation comes only a week
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Bush said investigators are tracking
down every lead and the government is
doing its best to protect Americans
against further attacks.
“We’re also fighting a war overseas
with the purpose of hunting down the
evildoers and bringing them to justice.
And I’m patient. And I’m focused. And
I will not yield. We must win,” the pres
ident said.
“Our country is patient, our country
is resolved, our country is united,” Bush
said. “Regardless of our religion, regard
less of where we live, regardless of our
political party, we’re united behind the
fact that we must rise to this occasion,
and rise we will.”
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Workers for the town of Chapel Hill place traffic barricades outside the Morehead Planetarium parking lot (above). Daryl Mason
of Chapel Hill Transit watches for cars from the alley next to Carolina Coffee Shop, where police set up barricades (below left).
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after the N.C. House agreed to toughen
criminal penalties for biological and
chemical attacks.
The first bill would provide $1.9 mil
lion for the state to improve training for
rescue workers, enhance communica
tion between public health officials and
create six state rescue teams under the
control of the Division of Emergency
Management.
The bill would also allow Gov. Mike
Easley to borrow up to S2O million from
state reserves to prepare the state to deal
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"60 Minutes" Co-editor Lesley Stahl
to speak on campus today.
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He defended his decision to allow the
Justice Department to put the nation on
a high state of alert for an unspecified
threat.
Bush explained his decision:
“I put the country on alert for a rea
son, that, on the one hand, while we go
about our business of going to World
Series games or shopping or traveling to
Washington, D.C., I wanted our law
enforcement officials to know we had
some information that made it necessary
for us to protect United States assets, to
protect those areas that might be vul
nerable. And that’s exacdy what’s taking
place today.”
Bush was to receive recommendations
with possible biological or chemical
attacks.
The money would later be paid back
with funds received from the federal
government.
Rep. Wayne Goodwin, D-Richmond,
who co-sponsored the legislation, said
he thinks the bill is important because it
will help place North Carolina at an
increased state of readiness in the event
of a terrorist attack.
“The events of Sept. 11 continue to
have an effect on every state and com
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on the offensive line tonight.
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as soon as Thursday on combatting terror
from a presidentially appointed panel
headed by Virginia Gov. James Gilmore.
Among other things, it will advocate
the creation of a national laboratory to
develop vaccines, Gilmore told
reporters after a meeting Wednesday
with Bush. That recommendation
reflected “concern as to whether or not
the free-market system is really able to
deal with that kind of surge capacity”
that could arise after a bioterror attack.
The report was due to Bush in
December, but the Sept. 11 attacks
prompted the panel to issue an interim
report, Gilmore said.
In other news, the Pentagon expects
By Maggie Kao
Staff Writer
Chapel Hill businesses and law
enforcement officers battened down the
hatches Wednesday in preparation for
the onslaught of Halloween revelers.
Local bars owners also said they pre
pared for the festivities by stocking up
on keg beer and employees.
Chris Rice, the co-owner of Carolina
Brewery, located at 460 W. Franklin St
said, “For these types of nights, we gener
ally sell two or three times as much beer.”
Rice likened the annual Halloween
celebration on Franklin Street to the
Fourth of July and Super Bowl Sunday.
“We tend to get a good happy hour
crowd at around 5:30 (p.m.),” he said. “We
have little M&Ms, witches and goblins
running around between 5 (p.m.) and 7
p.m.” He said he expects the restaurant
and bar to be at their 200 person capacity.
Rice also added that in the seven
years that Carolina Brewery has been in
business, the crowds on Halloween have
been at their largest in the past two yean.
“From my experience, the crowd in
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munity in terms of precautionary mea
sures should there be any additional ter
rorist attacks,” Goodwin said.
Another bill heard Wednesday would
create a confidential registry of research
facilities to help law enforcement offi
cials investigate attacks on public health.
The legislation, requested by N.C.
Attorney General Roy Cooper, would
ask laboratories to inform the N.C.
Department of Health and Human
Services of any potential biological
weapons they possess.
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to call up more reservists than the
50,000 originally believed needed for
the war on terrorism, officials said
Wednesday. Most will be reporting for
home-front duty.
The increase reflects heightened con
cern about potential terrorist attacks on
nuclear plants and federal installations
as well as an expanding war effort in
Afghanistan, where U.S. planes bombed
military targets for a 25th day.
Reviewing progress in the bombing
campaign in Afghanistan, Rear Adm.
John Stufllebeem, deputy director of
operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
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the last two years has definitely been big
ger, which is probably why the town is
trying to limit the amount of out-of-town
ers on Franklin Street tonight,” he said.
To limit crowd size and out-of-town
visitors, Chapel Hill police officers
blockaded local roads and placed
restrictions on parking within a mile
radius of the Franklin Street.
Last year’s festivities drew more than
50,000 attendees, costing the town of
Chapel Hill nearly $75,000.
Officers began placing road block
ades around Franklin Street and sur
rounding roads at 8 p.m.
Within ten minutes of the blockades
going up, about 20 cars attempted to
pass the barricade at the intersection of
Raleigh Street and South Road.
“(I’m) just letting the barricades
work,” said a police officer who refused
to be named. “Why anyone is trying to
drive right now is beyond me.”
He said motorists gave him no prob
lems as he instructed them to turn
around.
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Labs will also be required to report the
amount of biological agents they have
and any security measures being taken.
Cooper said the need for the bill devel
oped because investigators were forced to
search labs across the state extensively
after the first confirmed case of anthrax in
the United States to determine which labs
housed potentially dangerous diseases.
“Law enforcement officials had a dif
ficult time finding out which institution
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Woman
Dies From
Anthrax
A New York woman has
died of inhalation anthrax,
and another postal worker
might have the skin form.
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - A New York
woman died of inhalation anthrax
Wednesday, the fourth person to perish
in a spreading wave of bioterrorism. A
co-worker underwent tests for a suspi
cious skin lesion, heightening concern
the disease was spreading outside the
mail system.
Despite an intensive four-week inves
tigation by the FBI and health experts,
Attorney General John Ashcroft said, “I
have no progress to report” in identify
ing the culprits or preventing further
attacks.
“I think for the American people it’s
frightening, it’s scary,” conceded White
House spokesman Art Fleischer, as
authorities also reported anew suspect
ed case of skin anthrax involving a New
Jersey postal worker and closed the
facility where he works.
President Bush and Ashcroft both
employed humor in public appearances
during the day -a rarity in die weeks
since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and
the onset of the spread of anthrax. Bush
quipped he had been “icing down my
arm” after pitching the ceremonial first
ball at Tuesday night’s World Series
game, and the attorney general joked
about anew haircut that had drawn
unflattering reviews.
And there was cause for some opti
mism in the nation’s capital. Dr. Patrick
Meehan of the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention said no new
cases of the disease had been reported
in Washington, D.C., for several days.
Federal officials said some- but not all
- local residents on medication could
discontinue their antibiotics, a recom
mendation the city was studying.
Authorities expressed particular con
cern over the early morning death of
Kathy T. Nguyen, a 61-year-old
Vietnamese immigrant who lived alone
in the Bronx and worked in a small
Manhattan hospital. Doctors sedated
her and put her on a ventilator after she
checked into a hospital three days ago,
and officials said she had been too sick
to assist them in their investigation.
The woman worked in a basement
supply room that had recendy included
a mailroom, but there were no reports
of suspicious letters or other obvious
cause for alarm -a sharp contrast to
other cases in which tainted mail has
been linked to the disease.
“So far all of the environmental tests at
the hospital... all of the environmental
tests taken at her home” have proven to
be negative for anthrax, said New York
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. He said a sam
ple taken from her clothing had yielded
“some indications" of the bacteria and
further tests were being completed.
At the White House, Fleischer told
reporters that a co-worker of Nguyen at
the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat
Hospital had reported a skin lesion that
raised concern. “Tests are being done.
The tests were just undertaken, and so
there’s nothing even preliminary to
report,” he said.
In all, officials have tallied 17 cases of
anthrax including the first confirmed
diagnosis on Oct. 4. There have been 10
cases of the inhalation form of the dis
ease - including all four deaths -and
seven occurrences of the less dangerous
skin type. Tens of thousands of other
people, many of them postal service
workers, are taking antibiotics.
There was evidence of widening con
cern in occupations and locations where
no anthrax has been found. In New
Jersey, for example, officials ordered
1,300 toll takers on the state’s turnpike
to wear rabber gloves as a precaution
when collecting money.
    

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