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Friday, September 21, 2001 - FooTBAL
NYU students adapt to
life near Ground Zero
WHEN W. MICHIGAN
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Wolverines face potei
By Arun Gopal
Daily Sports Writer
By Elizabeth Kassab
Raily Staff Reportcr
NEW YORK New York University
sophomore Bryce Roebel said he attend-
ed class as usual after watching from
Washington Square Park as United
Airlines Flight 175 crashed into World
Trade Center Tower 2 on Sept. 11.
"During class they collapsed. so when
I came out of class and looked south, they
weren't there," he said.
The collapse knocked out power in
four of NYU's residence halls, including
the one Roebel lives in.
Like thousands of other New Yorkers
who live in the vicinity of the World
Trade Center, Roebel had not yet been
able to return to his home as of last week-
Roebel said he had been staying with
friends, and NYU gave students some
money to buy clothes and other necessi-
ties they didn't have.
The residence halls farther away from
the site of the terrorist attacks were able
to remain open. NYU freshman Chris
Hale still had access to his residence hall,
located near Washington Square Park. lie
walked out of his room the morning of
Sept. II for a class, not realizing what
"I noticed a lot of people just standing
around," he said. "When I got to the cor-
ner, I looked downtown and saw lots of
Second-year law student Denise Ryan
said she and her neighbors stood in and
"If we've ever been justified in going to
war in the past, we're justified now."
- Denise Ryan
New York University law student
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around Washington Square Park watch-
ing the destruction of the twin towers.
"You could see glass coming out and
people coming out" of the top floors, she
In the streets, people clustered around
the cars that were stopped in the road to
hear the radios' explanations of the sight.
Ryan said she listened in "complete
disbelief" as the reports kept coming in.
She then went to the law school, where
there were televisions set up in the
lounge. Some of the students watching
had friends, family or fiances who
worked in the World Trade Center.
"When the first tower fell, you knew
there were people in there that you knew,
and there was nothing you could do," she
Tuesday was filled with frantic search-
es, Ryan said. Since virtually no tele-
phones were working, people were using
e-mail and instant messaging services to
try to locate friends and family.
The rest of New York responded with
an outpouring of support, she said.
"People were just trying to find out
how they could help" IHale said. "They
told people they needed blood, and then
within an hour they were telling people
there were five-hour lines."
I Hale said he always took it for granted
that he was born an American. But the
recent events and New York's response
"brings a deeper sense that we are all
Americans. It has made it a little more
real:' he said.
Ryan said she is skeptical that the
United States would commit to a ground
war. but she admitted she would never
have imagined a week ago that the twin
towers could be the target of a terrorist
"If we've ever been justified in going
to war in the past, we're justified now,"
When he was growing up. Roebel said
he dreamed of being in the Navy. Though
he didn't pursue that ambition, he said he
is willing to serve his country now.
"I'd do almost anything if they asked
me to," he said. "It's time for everyone to
Ryan said last weeks events have New
York shaken. but she said it will get back
She said New Yorkers have no choice
but to continue walking the streets and
taking the subway. "It's hard. You can't
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Two New York City firefighters stand outside the Engine 54 fire station last weekend
after having returned from Ground Zero. More than 135 firefighters were promoted in
a ceremony Sunday, with hundreds still trapped in the rubble and presumed dead.
aid rescue effort
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By David Enders
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NEW YORK James McRoberts
still couldn't believe 15 firefighters are
missing from the Engine 54 Fire
"Nobody ever can turn around and
say they lost 15" said McRoberts, a
lieutenant with the Southfield, Mich.,
fire department. His nephew, who is
alive, is a member of the Engine 54 sta-
tion at the corner of Eighth Avenue and
48th Street in Manhattan.
Outside the station, relatives of fire-
fighters lost when the World Trade
Center towers collapsed wept and lit
candles, so many that the entire side-
walk was covered with wax.
"This is going on at every engine
house," McRoberts said. As
McRoberts spoke last weekend, dust-
covered firefighters arrived from
Ground Zero. The crowd around the
station clapped for the new arrivals.
Firefighters and other rescue work-
ers have been working 10- to 12-hour
shifts at the site, he said, removing
what is left bucket-by-bucket so no
remains are missed.
McRoberts spent time at Ground
Zero earlier in the week, and was plan-
ning to return Saturday.
"It's a logistical nightmare," he said.
"With decomposition (of the bodies)
it's going to be extremely difficult."
The toll on the entire fire department
has been estimated at around 300.
"I think there were more people than
normal (responding to the World Trade
Center) because it was a shift change,"
McRoberts said. "You had guys who
were coming in early and guys who
were still hanging around"
At the Jacob Javits Convention
Center at I11th Avenue and 34th Street,
people from all over the country stood
in a line that stretched two city blocks,
waiting to become part of the relief
"The crater is 60 feet deep," said
Lance Myck, a structural steelworker
from Queens. N.Y., who was at Ground
Zero the day after the attacks. "They
can't use a crane because (the rubble)
is too heavy."
Officials announced during the
weekend that they will use DNA to
identify many of the remains.
"We couldn't find anybody," Myck
said. "Everything was pancaked."
Fires still burned at the site last
Saturday, sending smoke across lower
Manhattan. People walked down Wall
Street in gas masks.
On King Street between Sixth and
Seventh avenues, the America.: Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals was reuniting pets with their
"We're providing food, transporta-
tion and carriers," said ASPCA spokes-
woman Deborah Sindell. "In the last
two days, we've rescued 45 to 50 pets
- cats, dogs, ferrets, guinea pigs."
Sindell said the group was sending
"Humane Law Enforcement Officers"
into areas near Ground Zero to bring
the pets out.
"We've seen some extremely
stressed out pets," she said. "Some
with respiratory problems."
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16 Wes Dodson
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Letdowns are a fact of life in
sports. So often, a team that is com-
ing off of a highly-anticipated, emo-
tionally-charged matchup is ripe for
the pickings in its next game, when it
faces a team of significantly lower
A shining example of this arose in
1997, when Louisiana State knocked
off then-No. 1 Florida in a national-
ly-televised Saturday night game in
The Tigers skyrocketed in the
polls, but they spent a little too much
time patting themselves on the back
and were embarrassed at home by
Mississippi the next week.
Michigan faces a similar situation
this weekend when the Wolverines
face Western Michigan. In its last
game, Michigan journeyed to Seattle
to play Washington in a game with
major national implications.
The Wolverines outplayed the
Huskies in virtually every facet of
the game and were driving for a
potential game-clinching field goal
in the fourth quarter before the
unthinkable happened - readers will
be spared a rehash of the nightmare
which took place.
Although it lost, Michigan turned
a lot of heads around the country. All
of a sudden, a team rife with ques-
tion marks looked like a team that
could win the Big Ten. So, will there
be a letdown for the Wolverines this
week? Not likely.
"It's an opportunity for Western to
beat Michigan," Michigan coach
Lloyd Carr said. "There's a lot of
things in this game Western to play,
they have a lot of pride. We're fore-
warned about that."
Despite the Broncos' 31-0 shel-
lacking at the hands of Virginia Tech
two weeks ago, they are still a tough
matchup for Michigan.
Aside from the obvious state brag-
ging rights at stake, the Broncos run
- drumroll, please - the spread
Those words still cause night
sweats for Michigan fans. Anyone
who watched Purdue. and
Northwestern torch the Wolverines
last year, and Miami (Ohio) have
success this year, knows that
Michigan still has trouble with the -
More than anything else, to run the
spread effectively, a team needs a
poised quarterback. Western
Michigan has that in senior Jeff
Welsh, who struggled mightily
against a swarming Virginia Tech
defense but threw five touchdown
passes the previous week against
Welsh figures to give Michigan's
defense some trouble, but the
Wolverines don't seem worried.
"You're going to see a lot of teams
go to that and see a lot of defenses
figure it out," defensive tackle Jake
Frysinger said. "I'm not going to say
it's a fad but we're going to be pre-
pared for whatever they throw at us."
Even if Michigan's defense strug-
Calvin Bell and Ronald Bellamy need to p
gles against the Broncos' spread, th
Wolverines' offense could compen
In raucous Husky Stadium
Michigan demonstrated an ability 1
shut out the crowd noise and pu
together multiple time-consumir
A big chunk of the credit goes 1
the running game. Tailbacks Chr
Perry and B.J. Askew ran right at ti
gut of Washington's defense - i.
All-America tackle Larry Tripple
- and repeatedly kept the chair
Considering that Virginia Tec
piled up 271 yards rushing again
the Broncos, Perry and Askew shoul
have continued success on th-
ground this week.
"Either one of those guys ai
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