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Volume 110, Issue 71
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Chancellor James Moeser (left) and Col. Tom Riley place wreaths beneath the flagpole for each of the six UNC alumni killed in the Sept. 11 attacks.
9/11 IN NEW YORK CITY
1 Year Later, New York Still Grieves
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President Bush stops to talk
to police officers and victims'
families gathered at Ground Zero.
By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
Assistant State & National Editor
NEW YORK - The wind at Ground
Zero blew so hard Wednesday that vis
itors had to turn away from it at times.
It came off the Hudson River and
blew dust from the World Trade
Center’s footprint - visible for blocks
around - leaving in a smoky cloud the
tens of thousands who came to witness
Wednesday’s memorial service.
The number of flags billowing in that
wind was only matched by the number
of police officers at the location. Some
were off duty, there to mourn the lost.
Others were on duty, cordoning off
streets, handling bomb-sniffing police
dogs or telling people to step lively.
For most people it was a day of
Crowds were pushed behind police
blockades, leaving a streetwide buffer
See ATMOSPHERE, Page 9
Grief, tragedy and hatred are only for a time. Goodness, remembrance and love have no end.
George W. Bush
Not Over Yet
Sen. Howard Lee has challenged the victory
of Sen. Ellie Kinnaird with a recount.
See Page 3
Families, U.S. leaders gather
at Ground Zero for ceremony
By Rachel E. Leonard
NEW YORK - They say nobody tells New Yorkers
what to do - something that must hold true for mourning,
At Wednesday’s ceremony marking the first anniversary
of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center,
public officials refrained from long-winded speeches and
stuck to the basics of soft music, silence and die names of
the dead, allowing those in the crowd the freedom to
grieve in their own personal ways.
The morning ceremony at Ground Zero began with a
minute of silence at 8:46 a.m., the moment the first plane
hit one of the World Trade Center towers.
Tens of thousands of people attended the New York cer-
emonies Wednesday, with similar
services being held in Washington,
D.C., and Shanksville, Pa.
As early as 1 a.m., bagpipe and
drum processionals left each of the
five boroughs and made their way to
Ground Zero. After the citywide
moment of silence, former New
York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was
first in line to read aloud the names
of those who died in the World
Trade Center attacks. He began with
Gordon M. Aamothjr.
As each victim’s name was called,
family members walked into the
“My heart has
been with the
whole year. I
just had to
New York Visitor
multistory pit that used to be the World Trade Center, leav
ing behind flowers in memory of lost loved ones.
As the recitation of the names began, a brisk wind lift
ed dirt from Ground Zero high into the air, surrounding the
crowd and forming clouds that looked eerily like smoke.
“It’s like it’s their spirits,” said a man sitting on a barri
cade next to the ceremony. The woman next to him nod
ded in agreement.
At the same time, people gathered in Times Square to
watch the ceremony on the large-screen monitors perched
above the square. One man at Times Square was Angel
Bravo, who proudly held an U.S. flag in his hands and
cried as he stared at the victims’ names flashing across the
Bravo, a Tennessee resident who grew up in the Bronx,
Local firefighters and
police remember 9/11.
See Page 4
Thursday, September 12, 2002
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Fiona Havlish clutches a photograph of her late
husband, Donald, who worked in the second tower.
said that although he didn’t know anyone who died in the
Sept. 11 attacks, he felt like he did.
“My heart has been with them the whole year,” he said.
The reading of names paused as bells across the city
tolled at 10:29 a.m., the time the second tower collapsed.
Politicians gave short speeches, but not ones they wrote
themselves - N.Y. Gov. George Pataki read the Gettysburg
Address, and N.J. Gov. James McGreevey read the
Declaration of Independence.
Terence King placed a rose at the site in memory of his
brother-in-law, the Rev. Larry Bowman, a security guard
who initially escaped the building but died after returning
inside to help people.
See SEPT. 11, Page 9
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6,000 Gather to
Reflect on 9/11
Bell tolls to honor UNC's fallen alumni
By Meredith Nicholson
Assistant University Editor
The haunting tone of the South
Building bell rang through the silent
crowd assembled at Polk Place on the
first anniversary of the terrorist attacks
that shook the nation.
As the echoes of the bell faded away
Wednesday, the only sound was the flut
tering of the U.S. flag flying at half-staff
as about 6,000 people stood in a tribute
to the six UNC alumni who died Sept.
Doug Dibbert, director of alumni
affairs, read a short biography of each of
the alumni who perished in the attacks
that included quotes and memories
from family members and friends.
“As we all recall and mourn how they
died, we should also remember and cel
ebrate how each lived,” he said.
After reading each of the biogra
phies, Dibbert quoted the James Taylor
song, “Carolina in My Mind”: “Say nice
things about me/Carry on without
me/I’m gone. Yes, I’m gone.”
Then the crowd linked hands and
bowed heads in a moment of silence as
the bell tolled once for each of the fall
Campus leaders also addressed the
somber crowd, urging them to continue
their efforts to connect with each other
and the community through outreach
programs and service organizations.
Sue Estroff, chairwoman of the
Faculty Council, read from Mordechai
Kaplan’s “How to Number Our Days.”
“We are perplexed by doubts con
cerning the worth of what was and
harassed by anxieties concerning what
will be,” she read. “We seek to conquer
fear and to gather in gladness and in
Campus Rabbi Sharon Mars said the
University community has united with
courage to face “the horrifying events
that violated our innocence and stole
our sense of security.”
She said community members now
face the challenge of transforming the
fear and pain they feel into hope. “On
this day of remembrance, much more is
required of each of us,” Mars said. “On
this day, we are obligated to rise up, out
of our year of mourning - rise up and
shake the ash from our sackcloth.”
Student Body President Jen Daum
said the campus became a family after
See CONVOCATION, Page 9
Students Call for
By Daniel Thigpen
Just as the sun had set over campus Wednesday night,
the Pit was shining with the fight of more than a hundred
As senior Aaron Mesmer of N.C. Hillel blew from a
ram’s hom to signify the solemn moment, the crowd of
more than 500 students who slowly gathered around him
was a stark reminder of campus sentiments one year ago.
After a full day of reflection and observance on cam
pus, students came together one last time to remember
the attacks of Sept. 11 - calling for peace, tolerance and
The event, organized by the Campus Y, featured a
diverse group of speakers, representing many faiths and
perspectives on the past year.
Junior Alan Presley, representing the Campus
Christian Fellowship, offered advice for coping with the
See VIGIL, Page 9
Roughly 6,000 members of the
campus community assembled on
Polk Place to reflect on the year.
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