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United States Deploys Marines to Afghanistan
The Associated Press
BANG I, Afghanistan - In a decisive
move to strike at the last Taliban strong
hold, hundreds of U.S. Marines landed
by helicopter early Monday near the
southern Afghan city of Kandahar, a
senior U.S. official
said. As many as
1,000 troops could
be on the ground
there within days.
The deployment of the first large U.S.
ground expeditionary force comes a day
after the Taliban’s last northern garrison,
Holiday Traffic Back to Normal at RDU
A random computer process
chooses "selectees," whose
bags and personal items are
searched before they board.
By Guney Acipayamli
RALEIGH - Airport officials said
Sunday that this year’s Thanksgiving
weekend traffic resembled last year’s
despite concerns that fewer passengers
would take to the air after the recent ter
The U.S. Airways customer service
supervisor at Raleigh-Durham
International Airport, who asked to be
called SHelia A., said business Has risen
since an initial drop after Sept. 11. She
added that “compared to last year’s
Thanksgiving weekend we had as many
passengers this year or maybe more.”
Barbara Matukaitis, the lead counter
agent for American Airlines, also said
that the airline’s passenger loads were
heavy this weekend. “We have had as
many (people) as last year,” she said.
This weekend’s travelers not only
met larger crowds but also tighter secu
rity measures than were seen even in the
wake of the terrorist attacks.
Passengers at RDU heard the con
stant whistle of police officers and saw
a scattered number of National Guard
troopers standing in full uniform with
guns in their arms.
President Bush boosted airport securi
ty by requiring more National Guard
troopers at airports in time for the holiday.
The holiday weekend’s travelers
reacted differently to these measures.
“It took me about an hour and a half
to get through the security of Nashville,”
said Tim Morris, a Southwest Airlines
passenger flying from Nashville, Tenn.
“My bags were checked three times, and
everyone seemed a little more quiet in
the airplane than before,” Morris said.
Another Southwest passenger. Madhu
Arya, who traveled from San Diego to
RDU, said she had a positive experience
UNC Junior Plans Peach Bowl
Excursion for 800 Students
By Rob Leichner
If the UNC football team is invited to
the Peach Bowl, students with UNC
spirit will be able to ride to Adanta for
the game thanks to a program engi
neered by a UNC junior.
Burgess Foster has secured hotel
rooms, luxury busing and 800 tickets to
the Dec. 31 Peach Bowl for his program,
Ride With Carolina Spirit.
The cost will be $199.99 per package,
with 2 percent of the proceeds going to
a charity, which organizers said proba
bly will be the Sonja H. Stone Black
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday at
the Carolina Union Box Office.
“It’s a promotion basically to gamer
team spirit in going to the Peach Bowl,”
lam tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine.... War is hell.
Kunduz, fell to troops of the Northern
Affiance, and a bloody, chaotic jailhouse
uprising by some of the foreign fighters
captured in that siege.
Sending in the Mariies marks a per
ilous new phase of a conflict that until now
has been focused on U.S. airstrikes back
ing up the opposition Northern Affiance,
plus limited ground missions by several
hundred American special forces fanned
out in small units across Afghanistan.
Kandahar, the Taliban’s home base
and spiritual home, has come under
fierce bombardment since the conflict
began Oct. 7, and the Taliban have
with the airline and the overall security in
the airports she visited.
Beverly Morris, who was returning to
Cincinnati, said she will continue to trav
el as long as her airline is Delta.
Morris said she had no problem at all
with airport security. “It is a little differ
ent to see soldiers around, but they are
a comfort since we were on board of an
airplane on September 10,” she said.
Shelia A. said the attacks prompted
RDU officials to call for these new secu
rity measures: Only ticketed passengers
are now allowed to go in the gates, all pas
sengers must show valid identification,
and the carry-on policy now allows only
one bag and laptop per passenger.
There are at least 20 National Guard
troopers in the airport, and passengers
are being asked to arrive t vro hmtrS'
before departure, she said.
Shelia A. also said delays at the ticket
ing lines do occur, but they depend on the
number of staff the airline has available.
People also can be chosen as
“selectees,” which could also slow down
the process, she continued.
Selectees are chosen randomly by a
computer, and their bags and personal
items have to be searched before they
board the plane. “A lot of people are grate
ful for (the selectee process),” she said.
Lewis Perry, an American Airlines
passenger, said he travels every week
because of business and noticed that
recendy airports across the country have
been less busy than normal.
But Perry said he also has noticed
additional security checkpoints and
believes they will act as a deterrent for
possible terrorists. “They take more
time at security checks,” he said.
But Perry said he is concerned that
the airlines are inconsistent with some
luggage. He said that when his luggage
was lost, it showed no signs of being
checked by security. “The last two times
that this has happened to me the locks in
my bag were unopened, which means
they weren’t searched."
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Foster said at a Nov. 20 press confer
Foster said he thinks a demonstrated
commitment to sending UNC fans to
the Peach Bowl will help the team
secure the bid. Usually the third place
team in the Atlantic Coast Conference
goes, but the bid is not guaranteed, he
“We want to show the Peach Bowl
committee that we will buy tickets right
now,” Foster said. “I am in receipt of a
letter from the Peach Bowl committee
guaranteeing me 800 tickets.”
The Peach Bowl is played in the
Georgia Dome. The 800 tickets will
probably be located in sections 110 and
121 or the first 10 rows of sections 318 to
325, according to the letter.
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A national report criticizes American
universities for anti-war sentiments.
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vowed to fight to the death rather than
abandon the city. In the last three weeks,
they have lost their grip on three-quarters
of Afghanistan, plus the capital of Kabul.
Most of the top Taliban leadership is
believed to be holed up in and around
the city. Efforts by tribal leaders over the
past 10 days to negotiate a handover of
the city failed to yield results.
Abdul Jabbar, an anti-Taliban Afghan
tribal official in Pakistan, said his col
leagues in Kandahar confirmed that
U.S. troops were on the ground there.
The Marines, numbering in the “low
hundreds,” were to be followed by sev
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Airport before she goes through security, which was frustrating for many holiday travelers.
Students Complain About Dust, Debris at Site
By Jordan Bartel
Renovations to Murphey Hall might
be more than just a noisy nuisance.
Students recently have expressed
health concerns stemming from dust
clouds forming around the construction
site behind Lenoir Dining Hall.
Freshman Colin Rogister said he and
a friend were physically affected as they
walked to Lenoir last week. “We were
walking behind Greenlaw (Hall) and
were hit by a thick cloud of dust,"
Rogister said. “I have no allergies, but I
coughed a lot, and it irritated my eyes.”
Rogister said he immediately became
ill from the site’s debris.
“I found myself queasy in the Top of
Lenoir before I got any food,” Rogister
said. “I had a drink of water to clear the
nasty stuff that was coating my throat
and because I was gagging.”
Dana Leeson, Murphey renovation
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Volume 109, Issue 120
eral hundred more from Navy ships in
the Arabian Sea, the U.S. official said in
Washington, D.C., on condition of
anonymity. The Marines landed by heli
copter southwest of Kandahar, the offi
The fall of Kunduz, which came two
days before talks were to begin in
Germany on forming a broad-based
government, leaves the Islamic militia
with only a small share of Afghanistan
still under its control, mostly around
Thousands of Taliban troops as well as
Arab, Chechen, Pakistani and other for
project director, said he has personally
received no complaints from students
and stressed that waste and debris at the
site are managed effectively.
“At the site, waste all goes into a cen
tral dumpster, which is later recycled,"
Leeson said. “Other material is going to
a central site in Durham, where it is bro
ken apart and also recycled.”
Leeson said the dust clouds could be
caused by many things, including saw
cuttings, which create debris.
Bruce Runberg, associate vice chan
cellor for planning and construction,
said waste material at the site is being
handled according to standards.
“We do not believe we are violating
any regulations," Runberg said.
“However, if a student is affected by the
dust, we urge them to notify the health
and safety department, which can make
sure that there is nothing harmful.”
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eign fighters linked to Osama bin Laden
had been holed up in Kunduz, which the
affiance said fell almost without a fight.
Pro-Taliban fighters including for
eigners fled Sunday toward the town of
Chardara, to the west, with alliance
troops in pursuit, alliance acting foreign
minister, Abdullah, said by satellite tele
phone from the north of Afghanistan.
While some chose to make a run for
it, thousands of others surrendered by
the thousands as Northern Alliance
troops moved in. Under a pact negoti
ated earlier between the alliance and the
Taliban, Afghan Taliban fighters were
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guaranteed safe passage out of the city,
but the foreigners were to be arrested
pending investigation into possible ties
to bin Laden.
Outside the city of Mazar-e-Sharif,
100 miles to the west, hundreds of for
eigners who had been captured earlier
in the Kunduz area staged a violent
uprising at their prison fortress, trigger
ing a fierce daylong battle with Northern
Alliance guards. U.S. aircraft helped
quash the insurrection.
Hundreds of foreign Taliban prison
ers were killed, U.S. and alliance offi
Discussions between UNC and town officials
about which entity should pay costs created
by UNC have gained momentum recently.
The Chapel Hill Town Council will vote on a resolution
tonight regarding the University’s proposal on how costs
should be shared between the University and the town.
The council’s action, another step in ongoing talks about cost
sharing between the two entities, comes in response to the UNC
Board of Trustees’ discussion of fiscal equity last week.
Chancellor James Moeser, responding to the Town Council’s
request for further discussion about fiscal equity, sent a letter to
the council Nov. 16 after discussing the issue with the BOT.
Moeser’s letter included the BOTs decisions on 17 requests
Chapel Hill officials made of the University in a Sept. 10
memo sent to University officials.
Discussions about fiscal equity sprung from meetings
between town and University officials -most of which focused
on UNC’s Development Plan - during the past year.
The council’s request detailed ways that UNC could promote
fiscal equity and assume responsibility for costs created by UNC.
The main point of contention between the town and the
University is the costs incurred from cleaning up the landfill
on the Horace Williams tract off Airport Road.
The town wants the University to cover the cost of remov
ing an old landfill from the site, but the BOT delayed a deci
sion that would define UNC’s role in picking up the tab.
Another major issue the town wants UNC to address is the
registration of student vehicles. The council wants UNC to
encourage students who are registered to vote in Orange County
to register their vehicles with the town. The S2O registration fee
goes toward the maintenance of roads and public transportation.
Town Council member Flicka Bateman said she is pleased
with the way the talks have progressed. “This is a step in the right
direction,” Bateman said. “I would like to see more done. I sup
pose this is a long process, but it is a step in the right direction.”
Other town and University officials could not be reached
for comment Sunday.
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