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The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 21, 2001-- 7A

Number o missing in New

York tops 6,000

NEW YORK (AP)-- The number of missing
in America's worst terrorist attack soared yester-
day to 6,333, with hundreds of foreigners added
to the list of victims feared dead beneath the
crumbled World Trade Center.
The number had been 5,422 for several days.
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said the sudden jump
reflected reports of foreigners buried after two
hijacked jetliners brought down the twin towers
Sept. 11.
The mayor has said there is little chance of
finding anyone alive. The last survivor was found
the day after the crashes.
The news was an unwelcome jolt on a day
when the city had edged closer to normalcy, with
the small steps of children walking back into
schools and the return of traffic to the Brooklyn
Bridge.

The exception was at Ground Zero, where res-
cue workers toiled in vain for a ninth straight day
as rain and wind kicked up the grit. Forty U.S.
senators got a firsthand look at the devastation,
then headed to Washington for President Bush's
address to a joint session of Congress.
Earlier in the day, Giuliani acknowledged that
the 2,000-degree fire caused by the explosions of
the two planes and the implosion of the 110-
story towers make it likely that some victims will
never be recovered.
"Even weeks ahead, while we're removing
stuff, obviously we're going to be looking," Giu-
liani said. "Right now, the possibility still
remains. They're slim, but they still remain."
In all, 63 countries are believed to have vic-
tims in the rubble.
According to the mayor, the British consulate

said 250 British citizens were missing. Officials
at other consulates also provided grim numbers
yesterday: Germany, 120 to 150 missing, four
confirmed dead; India, 91 missing; Canada, 35 to
50 missing; Japan, 24; Australia, 20, with three
dead; Colombia, 20 missing, with one dead; and
Philippines, 19 missing.
The bodies of 241 people have been found so
far. Of those, 170 have been identified by the
coroner. There were funerals yesterday for eight
of the more than 300 city firefighters lost in the
attack.
Still, the curtain of sadness that has enveloped
New York since the attacks parted a bit yesterday,
as thousands of students who were driven from
their classrooms near the Trade Center by the.
attack went back to school in classrooms away
from the devastation.

"I'm excited to be back," said kindergartner
Jason Brilliant as he arrived at Public School 3 in
Greenwich Village. "It was a long time because
the World Trade Center went 'boom."'
The Brooklyn Bridge - a pathway to safety
for thousands as they fled the collapsing Trade
Center - reopened two Manhattan-bound lanes
to automobile traffic for the first time since the
attack.
The delegation of senators, including Majority
Leader Tom Daschle and Minority Leader Trent
Lott, visited the Trade Center'site for a look at
the ruins.
"We're here because we recognize this loss
must be shared not only by New Yorkers, but by
all Americans," said Daschle (D-S.D.).
The group pledged to help the city recover and
rebuild. Last week, Congress approved a $40 bil-

lion package that includes help for New York,
and the Bush administration has pledged to cover
all cleanup costs.
"I've never seen anything comparable to what
we've seen here today, the magnitude of it," said
Lott (R-Miss.). "It's so important that we come
and see what we're dealing with."
Larry Silverstein, leader of a consortium that
took over a 99-year, S3.2 billion lease on the
complex in July, said he intends to rebuild - but
not "a carbon copy of what was." Instead, he may
construct four 50-story buildings.
The mayor said 6,291 people were injured in
the attack and more than 80 area hospitals treated
people afterward.
At least 30 remained hospitalized at five Man-
hattan hospitals that saw the majority of patients
following the attack.

Hijackers enjoyed normal final days

They frequented a pizza parlor, talked baseball,
worked out at gyms in Maryland and Florida. One
scanned titles at an adult video store, but made no pur-
chases. Another dropped in for coffee and cookies
with his apartment manager.
As they meticulously prepared for their cataclysmic
strike against America, the 19 suicide hijackers spent
months experiencing some of the most ordinary facets
of American life.
They used fitness clubs to steel themselves for com-
bat, public library computers for research or e-mail
contacts, credit cards to finance some of their opera-
tions.
Some of the men are now remembered as nervous
or standoffish; others as polite, even gentle. For the
Americans who encountered them, as neighbors or
merchants or instructors, the belated knowledge of
their mission is chilling.
Randy Baines lived at the same long-term hotel in
Boynton Beach, Fla., this summer as a man who
called himself Waleed Alshehri, allegedly one of the
hijackers on American Airlines Flight 11 that hit the
World Trade Center on Sept. 11.
Baines, a 48-year-old carpenter, talked about foot-

ball and baseball with Alshehri, who appeared to be a
Florida Marlins fan.
"He was a really nice guy, very hospitable," Baines
said. "But if he was involved in one of those planes
crashes, I hope he goes to hell."
Gene LaMott, president of the chain that runs
Gold's Gym in Greenbelt, Md., said he was sickened.
by the revelation that the five suspected hijackers of
American Airlines Flight 77, which hit the Pentagon,
worked out at the gym between Sept. 2 and 6.
Three of the men bought weeklong memberships;
two paid by the day to work out with weights and
exercise machines. They signed the register with what
appeared to be their real names - Hani Hanjour,
Majed Moqed, Khalid Al-Midhar, Nawaq Alhamzi,
Salem Alhamzi - although the FBI said yesterday
that some of the hijackers' identities are now in ques-
tion.
LaMott said a gym employee told him one of the
men "had a wad of cash" used to pay for the work-
outs. The employee "made an effort to sell him a
longer-term membership, but they were pretty strong
that they just needed a week membership," LaMott
said.

Other residents in the suburbs near Washington,
D.C:, recalled the men eating several times at a pizze-
ria in a shopping center in Laurel, Md. One of the
men, Moqed, was seen in two stores perusing adult
videos and books, although employees say he made
no purchases.
Two of the suspects, identified as Al-Midhar and
Nawaq Alhamzi, lived in San Diego last year while
taking flight lessons. A manager at the apartment
complex where they lived recalled Alhamzi as a
model tenant, always prompt with rent, who stopped
by at least once for coffee and cookies.
Alhamzi later rented a room at the home of Abdus-
sattar Shaikh, a Muslim leader in San Diego. Shaikh
helped Alhamzi open an account at a Bank of Ameri-
ca branch, and also helped him post a personal ad on
the Internet after Alhamzi expressed a wish to marry.
The ad drew no responses.
Like Alhamzi, a suspected hijacker called Ziad Jar-
rahi seemed congenial.
"The nicest guy in the world. Very humble, very
soft-spoken," said Bert Rodriguez, who owns the U.S.
1 Fitness Centers in Dania, Fla., and was Jarrahi's per-
sonal trainer.

Lance Cpl. James Kenyon says good-bye to his one-month-old son Tommy as his wife
Mitzy fights back tears. Kenyon left Camp Lejeune, N.C., yesterday for a six-month
deployment to the Mediterranean with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
" 9
*Military forces
ready to fight

McGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE,
N.J. (AP) - Military troops across the
country scrambled into action yester-
day, stuffing belongings into duffel
bags and saying sad goodbyes to loved
ones as they prepared for what they've
been told will be a long battle against
terrorism.
More than 2,000 Marines shipped
out from Camp Lejeune, N.C., for a
long-planned tour of the Mediter-
ranean that could turn into a mission
against terrorists.
"If Marines are called upon in the
Mediterranean, we would be the first
to go," said Col. Andrew Frick, com-
mander of the 26th Marine Expedi-
tionary Unit. "We are the point on the
spear."
His 2,200 Marines and sailors said
goodbye to loved ones, then loaded
bulging duffel bags, helmets and rifles
onto buses and helicopters for a trip to
the docks. Among them was Staff Sgt.
Reuben Long of Danville, Iowa, who
REGENTS
* Continued from Page 1A
Bollinger said.
Last Tuesday's vigil, which drew
15,000 people to the Diag, was the
first expression of the University and
the surrounding community's "sense
of loss and desire to do something," he
said.
Bollinger also highlighted the
numerous gatherings, including dis-
cussion panels and other candlelight
vigils.
Harper called notice to the Universi-
ty's counseling services and the efforts
in residence halls.
The regents also moved ahead with
regular business, unanimously approv-
ing the schematic design for the new
Biomedical Sciences Research Build-
ing and giving the go-ahead for exca-
vation for utilities to begin on the site.

said goodbye to his 16-month-old
daughter, Madison, outside a barracks.
"I love you," he whispered repeated-
ly, kissing the baby's face as his wife,
Heather, watched. Then he grabbed his
M-16 rifle and pack and jumped
aboard a bus.
The Air Force has been ordered to
dispatch more than 100 fighters, B-I
and B-52 bombers and tankers to the
Persian Gulf as part of the first phase
of President Bush's war on terrorism.
The Pentagon also said 5,131 mem-
bers of the Air Force National Guard
and Air Force Reserve have been
ordered to active duty.
Air refueling tankers took off from
Fairchild Air Force Base near
Spokane, Wash., and deployment
orders went to both of North Dako-
ta's air bases, Minot and Grand
Forks. Fighter jets and 100 members
of the Air National Guard were
called up at Buckley Air Force Base
outside Denver.
The five-story building is designed
to foster a sense of community, said
Todd Schliemann, a partner with New
York City-based Polshek Partnership
Architects, the firm that designed the
building.
Schliemann presented renderings
detailing the interior and exterior of
the building. It will feature an atrium
that divides office space from laborato-
ry space running the entire height of
the building. The atrium divides office
space from laboratory space, and
bridges carry people from one to the
other. The result is an open environ-
ment where people can see each other
on all different floors.
"There is so much excitement about
this project, especially in the Medical
School, that we wish it were available
now," said University Executive Vice
President for Medical Affairs Gilbert
Omenn.

BUSH
Continued from Page 1A
cy, was in the vice president's customary
seat behind Bush. Robert Byrd (D-
WVa.), next in line as the Senate presi-
dent pro-tem, sat beside Hastert.
Health and Human Services Secre-
tary Tommy Thompson was the Cabi-
net member who, by custom, watched
from a secure location.
Bush relegated today's terrorists to
the ranks of the 20th century's evil
forces: "By sacrificing human life to
serve their radical visions - by aban-
doning every value except the will to
power - they follow in the path of
fascism and Nazism and totalitarian-
ism. And they will follow that path all
the way to where it ends, in history's
unmarked grave of discarded lives."
In the nationally televised prime-
time address, his fourth since taking
office only eight months ago, Bush
tried to explain to a horrified nation

the hatred of its enemies.
"The terrorists' directive commands
them to kill Christians and Jews, to kill
all Americans and make no distinctions
among military and civilians, including
women and children," Bush said.
Even as he spoke of wiping out ter-
rorism, Bush conceded that the violent
extremists had already extracted a
heavy toll. "Great harm has been done
to us. We have suffered great loss and
in our grief and anger we have found
our mission and our moment. Freedom
and fear are at war," he said.
While cautioning that Americans
need to remain on alert, Bush said, "It is
my hope that in the months and years
ahead, life will return almost to normal."
He asked for patience. He warned of
more casualties.
This war against elusive terrorists,
he said, "will not look like the air war
above Kosovo two years ago, where no
ground troops were used and not a sin-
gle American was lost in combat."

SCongregation
Seed of Abraham Zera AVraham
A MessIankclewish Congregation
Services
Sabbath - Saturdays at 10 am
Rosh HaShana-Mon.9/17,7:30pm
Tues. 911 81aam
Yom Kippur - Wed. 9/26, 8pm
Thurs. 9/27, 10am
Meeting at 3630 Plaza Drive
in the Airport Plaza south of Briarwood

TEACH-IN
Continued from Page 1A
"I love my hijab - it has made my
life more peaceful and fulfilling,"
Ibrahim said.
Due to what he called the one-sided
media coverage of Palestinians' reac-
tions to last week's terrorist attacks in
the U.S., Students Allied for Freedom
and Equality member Fadi Kiblawi, an
LSA junior, asked listeners to "think
slowly, rationally and very carefully
when we formulate our ideas about
what should happen."
Jackson urged students to seriously
think about last week's events.
"Sept. I11 has changed us perma-
BUSES
Continued from Page 1A
campus, you've lost all that time again."
A pilot run was made before the
Miami (Ohio) game Sept. 1, with
buses stopping at Bursley Residence
Hall every 20 minutes.
Nolan said the additional buses
made it possible for 990 students to

nently and it's up to us whether that
change will be a positive or negative
one," Jackson said.
Jackson said Muslims who engage
in terrorism or a rhetoric of terrorism
are perverting Islam.
"The killing of innocent peoples is
forbidden by the law of Islam and it has
been from the beginning of Islam,"
Jackson said.
Many people came to the teach-in
with little or no understanding of Islam.
"I came here because for the first
time ever I felt there was some hostili-
ty between me and a best friend who is
Arabic, and I wanted to get a different
perspective on Islam," said Jennifer
Sinclair, a Livonia high school student.
get to Central Campus in a "reason-
able" amount of time.
"It was an amazing success," Nolan
said. "All it took was someone bring-
ing a student concern to the University,
which is something we are trying to do
this year."
Brown said there is also a possibility
that bus service may be extended for
the basketball season.

Anti-war rally on Diug attracts counteprotesters

RALLY
Continued from Page 1A
BAMN supporter Jodie Masley
said even though she lost an uncle in
the World Trade Center attack, she
does not support military action.
"It's appalling to me that people
would use the suffering of the people
who died to justify an unjust war,"
Masley said. "An escalation of the
same U.S. foreign policy that led to
these attacks will mean a further esca-
lation of reciprocity and an increased
of hostility towards our country."
LSA senior Peter Apel, chairman of
Young Americans for Freedom, said
he feels that people are more focused
on the peripheral issues than the fact

nothing to do with this," Apel said.
"On the way here this morning, I
heard them on the radio, and they were
talking about this event in total disgust.
That's the general sentiment outside of
campus. This demonstration brought
disgrace on the campus in the eyes of
the public," YAF supporter and LSA
sophomore Jon Book said.
Philosophy Prof. Rachana Kaun-
tekar said she attended the rally to
protest the idea of war.
"I'm here today because I want the
United States to not go to war and
not to escalate the attacks on inno-
cent civilians that I'm afraid will
continue," Kauntekar said.
Dawn Wolf, from the Green Party of
Michigan, also spoke out against war.

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