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'Credible Evidence' Suggests Calif. Bridges at Risk
The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Gov. Gray Davis
said Thursday that law enforcement offi
cials have “credible evidence” that ter
rorists may be targeting four California
the Golden Gate
But the FBI
said in a statement that authorities had
not yet corroborated the information but
decided to issue a warning.
“Reportedly, unspecified groups are
targeting suspension bridges on the West
Officials say that of the 43 arrests made on
Franklin Street on Wednesday night, 28 of
the charges were for alcohol possession.
By Erika Heyder
Efforts by police officials to curb out-of-town attendance at
Franklin Street’s annual Halloween celebration appear to
have worked - this year’s festivities drew only half the crowd
of last year’s.
This year an estimated 25,000 people swarmed Franklin
Street for the festiv
ities, down from last
By 8 p.m. officials
had diverted traffic
for a 1 1/2 mile
radius around the
downtown area to
alleviate traffic prob
lems and help regu
late the festivities.
Attendance on Franklin Street
■ 2000: 50,000
Number of Alcohol-Related
■ 1999: figures not available
SOURCE: SARA KEMTIN. AICOHOL LAW ENFORCEMENT
Alcohol Law Enforcement officers, dressed in street
clothes, made 43 arrests on 54 charges.
The ALE officers assisted 315 officers from 15 different
agencies including Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham to
ensure that revelers followed the stricter regulations.
ALE spokeswoman Sara Kempin said most of the arrests
were “cite and releases,” though there were some bigger charges.
Kempin said that although the most common charge was
alcohol possession - 28 total - people also were arrested for
possession of marijuana, possession of fake identification and
violations of town ordinances, such as destruction of property.
Police set up barriers at all affected intersections, and only
designated people were allowed to drive in the area.
Chapel Hill police spokeswoman Jane Cousins said “the
barricades kept vehicles from getting downtown,” and she
added that officials were pleased at the number of people who
opted to walk to Franklin Street.
More than five decontamination areas were stationed along
Franklin Street. Each area consisted of clusters of orange bins
used to hold seized items. Officers filled the orange bins with
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Coast,” the FBI said in a statement. Six
“incidents” were planned during rush
hour between Friday and Nov. 9.
The bridges identified by Davis as
possible targets were the Golden Gate
and Bay bridges, both in San Francisco,
the Vincent Thomas Bridge at the Port
of Los Angeles and the Coronado
Bridge in San Diego.
Justice Department spokeswoman
Mindy Tucker said the information that
prompted Thursday’s warning was “at a
lower level” than the information that
led to the FBl’s alert Monday. “We are
working to verify the validity” of the
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Partygoers rush Franklin Street, ignoring police attempts to keep people on the sidewalks. Security was tight Wednesday
night police confiscated anything that could be used as a weapon, from costume props to butane lighters.
Partyers Enjoy Night of Fright, Sights
By Lucy Bryan
Clad in a chain-mail armor of beer cans set off
with a pair of angel wings, UNC freshman Sarah
Kalmes spent her Halloween as the “Beer Fairy."
Kalmes said numerous people praised her
costume but that one vital part was missing - her
wand. The police took it at a security checkpoinL
“It was a plastic wand with a beer can on
top,” Kalmes said. “They were like, ‘Hey, you
can’t have that in here. You could poke some
one’s eye out.’”
Despite the restrictions on costume acces
sories and access to local roads, a crowd of
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information, Tucker said.
Security around the bridges has been
heightened and involves the National
Guard, U.S. Coast Guard and California
“The best preparation is to let terror
ists know, we know what you’re up to,
we’re ready for you,” Davis said during
a news conference in which he also
appointed the state’s new terrorism secu
rity czar, George Vinson, a 23-year yet
eran of the FBI.
Vinson, 57, previously served as assis
tant special agent in charge of the San
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The state security officer will advise
Davis on the latest anti-terrorism strate
gies and act as a liaison to the federal
Office of Homeland Security, said the
governor’s spokesman Steve Maviglio.
“This will make our job easier. It will
make us more efficient,” said Maj. Gen.
Paul Monroe, adjutant general of the
California National Guard.
The Golden Gate, a 4,200-foot-long
suspension bridge, spans across the
Golden Gate Strait at the entrance to
San Francisco Bay. It has had more than
1.6 billion vehicle crossings since if
opened in 1937. The 4 1/2 mile long San
25,000 filled Franklin Street on Wednesday night
in a blur of fishnets, feathers, cardboard, sequins
and bare skin. Students sported the classic angel,
devil, vampire, ghost and black cat costumes, but
more original costumes - including an air fresh
ener and a picnic table - stood out in the crowd.
UNC freshman Brian Smith said he created
his kissing booth costume from a combination
of duct tape, cardboard and shoelaces. Smith
claimed he received 167 kisses by 12:45 a.m.
Amaud Jougla, a French exchange student,
said he made his Christmas tree costume him
self. “This is the first time I’ve celebrated
Halloween,” Jougla said. “Tonight has been the
best part about being in America.”
Tech Wrecks UNC’s Hopes for BCS Bid
By Mike Ogle
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech muzzled Andre
Williams and the North Carolina running game
Thursday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
In turn, the Yellow Jackets grounded the Tar
Heels’ five-game winning streak and silenced
some lofty aspirations
with a 28-21 victory
in front of 41,893.
UNC (5-4 overall,
4-2 in the ACC)
approached the nation-
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ally televised game as if it were the conference tide
game. For all intents and purposes, it was for North
Carolina, which saw its
hopes for its first Bowl
berth fall by the way
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The Tar Heels fell
into a tie with Tech (6-2,
Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge carries
some 270,000 vehicles daily.
“We feel we’re well-prepared for any
nefarious and criminal actions," saidjeff
Weiss, spokesman for the San Francisco-
Oakland Bay Bridge. “We’re routinely
inspecting the IDs of workers... on the
bridge to assure that everyone who is on
the bridge belongs on the bridge.”
Although hundreds of bomb threats
have be called in to authorities about
sites in California, this is only the second
threat judged to be credible since the
Sept. 11 attacks, Davis said. The first tar
geted Los Angeles movie studios.
Despite efforts by police to curb outside
attendance, visitors from across North Carolina
showed up to celebrate.
Sarah Ellen, a freshman at Appalachian State
University, said she had heard rumors about
the magnitude of the Halloween celebration in
Chapel Hill. “If you’re not on Franklin Street,
you’re nobody on Halloween,” she said.
This year’s Halloween was the first when all
campus parking lots were closed and traffic was
restricted within a 1 1/2 mile distance of Franklin
Street Though Ellen and other out-of-town visi
tors came to Chapel Hill, Erin O’Connor, a
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3-2) and Clemson in the conference loss col
umn. Maryland and Florida State sit atop the
pile with one loss apiece.
“This hurts bad," said UNC defensive tack
le Ryan Sims, fighting off disappointment with
hundreds of beads of sweat on his head.
The Jackets, who sported the nation’s
14th-best rush defense coming into the contest,
devastated the Tar Heels’ offensive line. UNC
managed only 13 yards on 17 carries.
UNC had rushed more than 50 times for
more than 200 yards in each of the its last two
games. Tech would hear nothing of it
Williams could never seem to find any holes
in the Yellow Jackets’ front seven. He rushed
seven times for a dismal minus-5 yards and got
pulled forjacque Lewis in the fourth.
But by that time it was too late to make up
the difference on the ground. Lewis managed
just six yards.
Quarterback Dari an Durant, making his first
career start in place of the injured Ronald
Curry, led the team with 12 yards.
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Several Hollywood studios halted
tours and increased armed patrols fol
lowing a general warning Sept. 20 from
the FBI that television and movie facili
ties could be targets of terrorist attacks.
In other news, the United States is
urgendy working to land hundreds more
clandestine warriors in Afghanistan to
intensify pressure on the Taliban,
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
Rumsfeld said the extra troops are
crucial to U.S. efforts to improve the
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A Thursday amendment has
increased the number of
majority black districts
to 15, appeasing dissenters.
By Alex Kaplun
State & National Editor
RALEIGH - After being stuck in a
stalemate for more than a week, the
N.C. House approved state district lines
for the next decade Thursday.
The new plan - which is the basis for
political control of the state House -
passed by a 63-57 vote along party lines.
The plan must still be approved by
the state Senate.
The final House vote on the plan has
been put on hold for more than a week,
after several black Democrats said they
would not support the Democratic plan
because it reduced the number of
majority-black districts in the state.
The Democratic plan contained only
12 majority-black districts, but an
amendment proposed on the House
floor Thursday raised that number to
15, gamering the votes of dissenting
Rep. Toby Fitch, D-Wilson, one of
the dissenting black Democrats, said
Thursday on the House floor that while
he didn’t agree with all aspects of the
plan, he would vote for it
The new plan changes the actual
number of black voters in most districts
only slighdy, bumping up two districts
from 49 percent to just barely over 50
Rep. Joe Hackney, D-Orange, vice
chairman of the House Redistricting
Committee, said he was satisfied with
the new plan and that it was similar to
the plan approved a week ago.
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Forced to go to the air, Durant completed 22
of 37 passes for 283 yards, three touchdowns
and an interception.
While Williams and Cos. could barely budge
an inch, Tech’s Joe Bums was busy torching
UNC with a career-best 198 yards on 34 carries.
Bums scampered for a 51-yard touchdown
midway through the fourth quarter to virtually
seal the deal with a 28-14 lead.
“By then, if I’m hitting it up in there hard all
game long, by the fourth quarter they’re not
going to want to come up and hit me like they
did in the first,” said Bums, who tallied 82 yards
in the fourth. “So I just use that to my advan
tage, knowing that they’re probably going to
want to arm-tackle me and knowing that I can
ran through that.”
Not being able to stop the Jackets their last
drive was particularly painful for Sims. Georgia
Tech moved to the UNC 9-yard line before tak
ing a knee to run the clock out
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