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Friday
September 14, 2001

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Football
game vs.
WMU is
called off
By Raphael Goodstein
Daily Sports Editor
The Michigan Athletic Depart-
ment yesterday announced that
tomorrow's home football game
against Western Michigan will not
be played. There was no immediate
makeup- date, and if the two teams
can not find a time to reschedule the
game, the game will be canceled.
Michigan has not postponed a
football game since Nov. 23, 1963,
the day after President John F.
Kennedy was assassinated.
Numerous other campus events
have also been canceled, including
today's fifth annual Fun Run with
University President Lee Bollinger,
this weekend's Law School reunion
and all events planned for this week-
end's Michigan Basketball Reunion.
Updated information on addi-
tional cancellations is available at
www.umich.edu.
Yesterday's decision to cancel the
football game came one day after the
seniors on the team voted to play.
But ultimately, the Athletic Depart-
ment decided that it was too soon.
"Coach Carr got the senior lead-
ership together yesterday to see
what they wanted to do, and they
decided that playing would be the
best way to show that terrorism
will not dictate how we do things,"
Athletic Director Bill Martin said.
"We are sensitive, however, to
the concerns we have heard from
those who feel a strong need to sig-
nal our respect in the most public
way we have available to us."
The cancellation marks the
beginning of heightened safety pre-
cautions for Michigan sporting
events. Martin would not say
specifically what changes will be
made except that Michigan Stadi-
um will no longer be open to the
public except on game days.
Although each home football
game brings in about $3.5 million
from ticket sales, there is the possi-
bility that tomorrow's game will
not be rescheduled because West-
ern already has games scheduled
on both of Michigan's bye weeks.
In addition, the Athletic Depart-
ment is reluctant to play after the
Ohio State game, which is typically
the last game of the season.
Rescheduling after Ohio State
"is a possibility, but we really want
to avoid scheduling after Ohio
State and we want our kids to focus-
on studies before finals and the
bowl trip," Martin said.
All games involving Big Ten
teams are off this weekend, although
the conference did not officially tell
its members to cancel them.
"Every institution in the Big Ten
made up its own mind," Martin said.
The Big 12, Southeastern,
Atlantic Coast, Big East and Pac-
10 conferences all cleared this
weekend's schedules.
A total of 54 games involving
Division I-A teams were postponed
this weekend and four more were
canceled. The games that definitely
won't be made up later in the sea-
son are Navy at Northwestern,

Bowling Green at South Carolina,
Marshall at TCU and Appalachian
State at Troy State.
The NFL canceled this week's
games as well.
"We know each university has
struggled to return to normalcy as
one concrete symbol that terrorism
does not prevail," Bollinger said in
a written statement. "Michigan Sta-
dium will remain dark this Satur-
day as we pay tribute to all those
lives missing and lost in this week's
tragic events, some of whom we
are learning to be our friends, rela-
tives, colleagues, and alumni."
Bollinger was back in Ann
Arbor yesterday after being strand-
ed in New York City during Tues-
day's attacks on the city, University
spokeswoman Julie Peterson said.
He was in New York along with
University Musical Society Direc-
tor Ken Fischer to discuss the Uni-.
versity's relationship with the

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SAM HOLLENSHEAD/Daily
Firefighters scour debris yesterday around the site where the twin towers of the World Trade Center used to stand in lower Manhattan. New York City has about 30,000 body bags on hand to hold pieces
from the wreckage. As of yesterday, more than Mayor Rudolph Giuliani had a list with the names of more than 4,700 people still missing.

4,763 people reported ming;

Bush visits Ground ero
NEW YORK (AP) - The ghastly toll of the terrorist attack on In a call to Giuliani and New York Go
the nation's largest city came into focus yesterday, as more than he looked forward to thanking New Yor
4,700 people were reported missing in the devastation of the World play, for the world to see, of the comp
Trade Center. President Bush said he would visit New York and bravery of America."
thank its people for exhibiting "the bravery of America." The president will find a reeling metr
The grim process of combing tons and tons of rubble went on. city has been sealed off, as emergency
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said the city had some 30,000 body with the unprecedented destruction.
bags available to hold the pieces taken from the wreckage, and Work was slowed by hellish bursts o
parts of 70 bodies had been recovered. There were just 94 con- the last standing section of one of the t
firmed dead; 30 or fewer had been identified. And 4,763 people had jets.
been reported missing. The rescue efforts were once again
"It could turn out we recover fewer than that; it could be more," infrastructure in lower Manhattan. The t
Giuliani said. "We don't know the answer." One Liberty Plaza, near the Trade Cent
Bush said he would visit New York today, and declared it a forced the evacuation of some rescue w
"national day of prayer and remembrance." He asked Americans to At one point authorities said five Fire
spend their lunch breaks taking part in services at their chosen had been extricated from the rubble,
places of worship, said White House spokesman Ari Fleischer.

today
ov. George Pataki, Bush said
kers who "made a huge dis-
passion of America and the
opolis. A vast section of the
workers struggled to cope
f flame and the collapse of
towers taken out by suicide
n hindered by the battered
top 10 floors of the 53-story
ter site, began buckling and
orkers yesterday afternoon.
Department rescue workers
two days after they were
See BODIES, Page 7

More terrorists might still be at large

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. investi-
gators pressed yesterday to identify ter-
rorist collaborators who may still be in a
position to strike more Americans, and
agents located critical "black boxes" from
two of Tuesday's hijacked planes.
Four U.S. officials, speaking on condi-
tion of anonymity, told The Associated
Press that authorities are investigating the

possibility that some terrorists involved
with Tuesday's plots are still at large.,
Five men who tried to board a plane
yesterday in New York were being ques-
tioned, officials said. One of the men had
a false pilot's identification. The five were
identified as the same men who had tried
to board a plane around the time of Tues-
day's hijackings, but were turned away.

The FBI sent the airline industry a list
of 52 people wanted for questioning. Air-
lines were asked to alert agents if any of
the individuals were spotted.
The FBI searched the country and
abroad for possible suspects who had
recent flight training, ties to the hijackers
or their backers, or attempted to enter the
See INVESTIGATION, Page 7

AP PHOTO
Rescuers pull a man out of the rubble yesterday, more than two
days since attacks by terrorists in New York sent the World
Trade Center crumbling down.

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Students
assist ho
By Rachel Green
Daily Staff Reporter

organize to
nor victims

While rescue workers sift through debris in
New York and Washington, student groups at the
University are doing their part to help victims
and their families hundreds of miles away.
An e-mail message circulating worldwide asks
people to light candles on their doorsteps today at
7 p.m. and observe a moment of silence for those
who died in Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the
World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Here on campus, the School of Music is host-
ing a convocation today at 8 p.m. in Hill Audito-
rium. The concert is open to the public, and
anyone who can read sheet music is invited to

students who wish to fly home to their families.
Engineering Senior Jabreel Lockhart said he
and friend Nook Dubose, a U-M alum, left Tues-
day night's vigil on the Diag thinking of ways to
promote unity and compassion on campus.
"We decided to design T-shirts for students
that promote community and solidarity," he
Lockhart said.
T-shirts will be available on the Diag, with pro-
ceeds benefiting charities, Lockhart said. Tues-
day's attacks against two American landmarks
have motivated many students to donate time,
money and energy to aid the relief effort.
Money from the shirts, which cost $10, will be
donated to United Way and the September 11
Fund.

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