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Talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, New York Gov. George Pataki, acting New .Jersey Gov. Donald DiFrancesco and former President Bill Clinton hold hands
and join the Harlem Boys Choir in singing "We Shall Overcome" at the interfaith memorial service yesterday at Yankee Stadium for the victims of the attacks on the World Trade Centers.
Leaders honor victims at service

The Washington Post
WASHINGTON - As the nation formally ended 12
days of mourning yesterday, Bush administration offi-
cials cautioned Americans not to expect a massive mili-
tary response to the Sept. 11 attacks but a silent and
invisible diplomatic and financial campaign aimed at
crippling terrorists.
Secretary of State Colin Powell said the Bush admin-
istration is producing a document that will contain
compelling evidence showing that Saudi extremist
Osama bin Laden and his global terrorist network, al
Qaeda, were responsible for the devastating attacks
against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
"I think in the near future, we'll be able to put out a
paper, a document, that will describe quite clearly the
evidence that we have linking him to the attack," Powell
said on the NBC news program "Meet the Press."
The remarks by Powell and other administration offi-
cials were part of an effort to portray a calm, methodi-
cal response to the terrorist assaults, buying time for
the administration from an American public craving
revenge. "The campaign has begun," Powell promised
in remarks to two television networks yesterday, echoed
by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and National
Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice.
The assurance that the government is acting - even
if the actions aren't yet visible - came as Americans
struggled to return to daily rituals.
At Camp David, the president and first lady put their
hands to their hearts as Marines raised the American
flag to full staff while the Marine band played a drum
roll and the Star-Spangled Banner. The three-minute
ceremony was the formal end to the government-
declared mourning period, during which flags flew at
half staff.
But war preparations and security concerns stemming
from the investigation into the attacks made clear that
See ATTACKS, Page 7A
I cancer vigil
help them," she said. "It's a fine line being a cheerleader but
also allowing the person to have their deep feelings."
Grief and Loss Coordinator Susan Wintermeyer-Pingel,
who has also worked 16 years as a nurse in the Cancer Cen-
ter, said the family and friends of victims shouldn't hide
their pain.
"People need to talk about it and get help when you need
help. It's though talking about death, but it's okay to ask for
help," she said.
Ann Arbor resident Ladale Brown, whose wife died of
cancer, said he came to share his experiences as a tribute to
her and other cancer victims. He said speaking at the event
helped console his pain.
"You don't feel so alone," he said. "I met people who
have already been where I've am in the grieving process
and talking to them was really encouraging to me."
Rev. Joel Beam, who led a prayer service at the vigil, said
he was moved.by the outpouring of support.
"I had to forget that I had to be involved in the service
emotionally as well as being involved actively in directing
the choir," he said. "It's an extremely powerful ceremony,
and I'm privileged to be a part of it."
Beam, who is also the chaplain at th-e Cancer Center,
'deals with cancer patients daily. He said people with the
See VIGIL, Page 7A

NEW YORK (AP) - The House that
Ruth Built became a house of prayer yester-
day, as thousands assembled at Yankee Sta-
dium for a somber interfaith service for the
victims of terrorism.
"Today we offer a prayer for America
said actor James Earl Jones, opening the
"Our nation is united as never before. We
are united not only in our grief, but also in
our resolve to build a better world. At this
service, we seek to summon what Abraham
Lincoln called the "better angels of our
Security was heavy at the ballpark in the
Bronx and the crowd filled about half the sta-
dium. City officials had printed some 55,000
pro gram
By Karen Schwartz
Daily Staff Reporter

"Today we offer a prayer for America."
- James Earl Jones

tickets, which were given out at limited loca-
tions. When it became apparent that so many
seats were unfilled, the general public was
invited in an hour before the service..
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was careful to
call it a prayer service rather than a memori-
al service, insisting that hope was not lost
for some of the 6,453 people missing - the
number was raised again yesterday - in the
wreckage of the World Trade Center.
No survivors have been pulled alive from

the ruins since the day after the Sept. 11 dis-
Hosts for the service were Jones and
Oprah Winfrey. The program included
prayers led by Cardinal Edward Egan and
Imam Izak-El Pasha, and patriotic and
inspirational songs led by Bette Midler,
Placido Domingo and Lee Greenwood.
Political leaders, including former Presi-
dent Clinton and U.S. Senators Hillary Rod-
ham Clinton and Charles Schumer, were

also on hand. The crowd chanted "Rudy"
when Giuliani walked to the podium set up
near second base.
The American Red Cross handed out tissue
packets to those arriving for the service. Sev-
eral people held up signs with photographs of
those missing in the Trade Center attack.
Representatives from a range of religions
were evident in the crowd. A group of about
20 men in orange, red, white, blue and pink
turbans carried a sign saying that Sikhs con,
demn terrorism.
Mourners arriving at Yankee Stadium
before the service had to run a gantlet of
police officers and state troopers checking
tickets. No bags, backpacks or coolers were
See SERVICE, Page 7A

Friends atten(
By Tomislav Ladika
For the Daily
Maxine Solvay had a personal interest in her job planning
a vigil for cancer survivors and their families Friday night.
"I am a 15-year cancer survivor and I've lost a sister to
brain cancer, so the event has a special meaning to me -
the importance to give people a place to share their losses
and become strengthened by others," Solvay said.
Solvay, the University's Comprehensive Cancer Center's
marketing communications coordinator, Solvay was joined
by more than 100 people in front of the Cancer Center to
light candles and provide support for each other. Survivors
and family members and friends of cancer patients were
given a chance to light a candle and leave mementos of their
loved ones.
The vigil included a video with pictures of patients treat-
ed at the Cancer Center and the doctors and staff who treat-
ed them, songs performed by the Voices of Healing choir
and soloists and testimony by people who lost loved ones to
Solvay added that cancer is often a tougher challenge for
the family and friends of a patient.
"In many ways I think it's harder for the family to watch
someone go through this and not to physically be able to

Despite airport delays and flight
cancellations, students leaving for
study abroad programs are still ready
to take off, and those already on pro-
grams are remaining abroad.
"We have had no students withdraw
from programs, nor have we canceled
any," said Carol Dickerman, director
of the Office of International Pro-
grams. "And for students who are
about to go abroad we've gotten mes-
sage from host universities saying
they'll hold rooms until the students
arrive and provide a special orientation
for them upon their arrival."
Dickerman said the University's
study abroad partners have been sym-
pathetic and supportive through the
recent events, sending messages
expressing their concern and offering
support and counseling to help on-site
She added that the OIP has been
in touch with all of the program
sites requesting that they keep stu-
dents updated with safety informa-
tion and precautions, and that
University faculty from the United
States who are abroad are getting
students together and talking with
them about safety measures students
should be taking.
"Some are very simple things like
not wearing a U of M shirt and not
drawing attention to yourself as an

Ann Arbor residents and members of the University community joined together for
a candlelight vigil honoring those who have died or suffered from cancer Friday.

LSA struggles to monitor
plagiarism, punish cheaters


By Kara Wenzel
Daily Staff Reporter
Despite the risk of serious consequences such as expul-
sion, dozens of University students are caught plagiarizing
or cheating each year.
When professors catch students cheating or plagiarizing,
they have the option to bring the case to the attention of
LSA Assistant Dean for Student Academic Affairs Esrold
In the previous academic year, 64 cases of academic dis-
honesty were reported. During the 1999-2000 academic
year, 101 cases were reported.
Louis Rice, LSA deputy assistant dean for student acade-
mic affairs, said he could not reveal whether any of those
cases resulted in expulsion from the University.

"I think the main problem in LSA is plagiarism, often
linked with students downloading papers from the Internet
and submitting them as their own work," said Robert Owen,
LSA associate dean for undergraduate education.
There is no automatic, one-term probation period before
a student can be dismissed from the college, according to
LSA's Code of Academic Conduct. Punishments depend not
only on the severity of the offense but also the student's pre-
vious academic conduct.
"It is important to note that a faculty member does have
the prerogative to handle the case in the classroom," Rice.
The number of cases reported to the dean is not necessar-
ily representative of the actual amount of cheating and pla-
giarism discovered in the college, Rice said.
Collaborative work can also lead to plagiarism in LSA,

Before Saturday's football game, Michigan players Chris Perry, Larry Stevens,
Innathan Gndwin and Jeramv Read stand far a moment of silence to honor




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