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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 11, 2001- 7A
Bush releases list of 22 'most wanted' terrorists

Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - President Bush yester-
day unveiled a list of the world's 22 "most
wanted" terrorists - all Middle Easterners
who the administration says have "blood on
their hands" - and offered tens of millions of
dollars in bounty money to help bring them to
Some of the alleged terrorists have been want-
ed by the U S. government for as long as 16
years for their roles in anti-American attacks, and
sources say at least 14 operatives among the
group have apparent links to Osama bin Laden's
al-Qaida terrorist network.
Bush's most wanted list, which will go out

on leaflets, matchbooks, the Internet and TV
airwaves around the world, offers both the lure
of riches to anyone who helps capture the ter-
rorists and the veiled threat of retaliation
against nations that may harbor them.
"The real value," said former Deputy Attor-
ney General Eric H. Holder, "is that the United
States has now identified to the world who
these terrorists are, and that puts real pressure
on those nations who are giving lip service to
the notion that they're against terrorism."
Bush, in broadening the target of his wrath
beyond bin Laden, may be seeking to apply par-
ticular pressure to officials in Tehran and Bagh-
dad, experts said. U.S. intelligence officials
believe that Iran is harboring as many as seven

terrorists and hijackers on the list, while Iraq is
thought to be a safe haven of a most-wanted ter-
rorist who was indicted but never arrested in the
1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
Indeed, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a senior
member of both the Senate intelligence and
judiciary committees who has been briefed
extensively on the Sept. 11 terror probe, said
yesterday that he is "very confident" that Sad-
dam Hussein's regime in Iraq played a role in
last month's attacks.
Mohamed Atta, the suspected ringleader of the
suicide hijackers, is known to have met at least
once earlier this year with an Iraqi intelligence
official in Europe, a meeting that is drawing
scrutiny from U.S. investigators.

Although Hatch would not discuss the basis
for his conclusions, he said in an interview that
"Iraq has been harboring these terrorists for a
long time.... I believe that Iraq is ultimately
going to be proven to have been a part of this."
The Bush administration has withheld public
judgment on whether it believes Iraq was
involved in the Sept. 11 attacks. If Baghdad's
involvement were confirmed, that could open
the way for the United States to include Iraq in
its anti-terrorist military campaign.
Similarly, some experts say Iran could face
military attack by the United States if it does
not cooperate in efforts to locate and appre-
hend terrorists within its borders.
"If there is a highlight here (in the most-

wanted list), it is Iran," said Vince Cannistraro,
the former CIA chief of counter-terrorism.
"These are wanted people who are hiding in
Iran and even being harbored by Iran."
One of the highest-profile fugitives on the
list, besides bin Laden, is Imad Mughniyah,
one of three men indicted in the 1985 hijacking
of TWA Flight 847.
Mughniyah, according to Cannistraro and
others, lives in Tehran and is affiliated with -
and protected by - the Iranian intelligence
Also believed to be living in Iran are four
men who were indicted several months.ago for
the bombing of the Khobar Towers military
housing complex in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Continued from Page JA
where bin Laden is believed to have terrorist training
Blinding flashes lit up the night sky toward the
Taliban military academy and an area with artillery
garrisons. Jets could be heard heading northward
toward the front line between the Taliban and the
opposition northern alliance.
Most of the attack took place after the 9 p.m. cur-
few, and it was impossible to determine the extent of
damage. There were no reports from Taliban radio,
which has been off the air for two days following
attacks on communications towers.
Although there appeared to be no impacts in cen-
tral Kabul, buildings shook and windows rattled in
residential areas in the heart of the capital.
For many Afghans, the nightly air raids were
becoming difficult to bear, even in a war-hardened
Sardar Mohammed, a Kabul diesel-and-gasoline
merchant, said he and his family eat dinner early,
then before nightfall move everyone into a room
with only one window, which is blocked up with
"To stop the shrapnel," he said. "We learned this
during the civil war."
The United States has claimed air supremacy in
the campaign against the poorly equipped Taliban,
the hard-line Islamic militia that rules most of
Afghanistan. The Americans now plan to use 5,000-
pound laser-guided bombs against the underground
bunkers of Taliban leaders and bin Laden's al-Qaida
terror network.
U.S. officials said U.S. warplanes also would begin
dropping cluster munitions -- bombs that dispense
smaller bomblets - for use against moving and sta-
tionary land targets such as armored vehicles and
troop convoys.
Bush launched the bombing campaign after weeks
of fruitless efforts to get the Taliban to hand over bin
Laden, chief suspect in the attacks against the World
Trade Center and the Pentagon.
The United States has coupled the air assaults
with a humanitarian effort, dropping packets of food

Continued from Page 1A
"The database is a violation for the
right for privacy," Nishizawa said.
Altamirano also acknowledged these
limitations and said that a database
would slow recruitment efforts and
instill fear and paranoia in international
students, which would tremendously
effect their decisions to study here.
Cindy Bank, the University's federal
relations officer who also deals with
student visas, said the government has
been working to solve the problem.
"We've been working with the High-

er Education Association in trying to
find solutions. We feel very strongly
about keeping our international pro-
grams and protecting individual rights
of all our students," Banks said.
Altamirano said it is important that
before any decisions are made, the gov-
ernment should collect all the facts on
any potential fallout.
"We should stand back, examine care-
fully, and take slow careful steps to pre-
vent long-term ramifications,"
Altamirano said. To go forward with
such a plan now, Altamirano said he
believes, would be "stepping on so many
issues that are still unaccounted for."

t __ _.

In this handout photo from the U.S. Navy made available yesterday, an Operations Specialist works the Tactical
Data Coordinator watch in the Combat Information Center aboard the USS Princeton on Sunday.

aid into Afghanistan from planes. The Taliban
announced yesterday that angry Afghans were
destroying the packet: rather than eating the food.
Abdul Salam Zaeef, the Taliban ambassador to
Pakistan, called the aid an attempt to "dishonor" the
Afghan people by repaying their shed blood with
offerings of food.I
Zaeef also insisted that the Taliban militia was not
"American planes are flying very high, and the
defense system that we have, they are not in the
range of what we have," said Zaeef. "As we know,
we do not have that sophisticated and modern

defense system. But that they have destroyed our
defense capability is not true."
He said bin Laden was still alive, as was Taliban
supreme leader Mullah Mohammed Omar. War-
planes have repeatedly targeted Mullah Omar's com-
pound outside Kandahar, though he is said to have
fled it Sunday. Yesterday morning, the compound
and Kandahar's airport again came under fire again.
The United Nations said assaults against its
Afghan staffers have taken place in recent days in
cities that have been prime targets for U.S. warplanes
since the airstrikes began Sunday_- Kabul, Kanda-
har and the eastern city of Jalalabad.

Continued from Page 1A
Lasher added.
"A biological attack would be a
covert attack," she said. "You wouldn't
know when it would be coming."
In the 2000 fiscal year, the CDC allo-
cated approximately $1.5 million per
year, one of the largest grant awards in
the country, for Michigan's Public
Health system to increase preparations
for bioterrorism.
The CDC funds have been distributed
for several programs, including:
Preparedness planning and readi-
ness assessment, which would coordi-
nate emergency management activities;
Enhancement of disease detection
and reporting, which will facilitate the
hiring of epidemiologists;
Expanded training for state and
local laboratories in being able to detect
and control biological terrorism;
Studying the effects of chemicals
that would likely be used by terrorists
on humans;
Improving the statewide Emer-
gency Notification System.
In addition to the improvement of
local health departments, hospitals and
health care providers, communication
capabilities would also be enhanced to
better handle a potential attack.
The city of Ann Arbor has not faced
any problems since the first cases of
anthrax were detected last week, but
Ann Arbor Police Department Sgt. Log-
ghe said the city has an emergency
operations plan that will be activated for
any threat or national disaster.
"We have had no problems since the
attacks and we expect none," he said.
"However, that doesn't mean that we're
not cautious."
Logghe said that while an attack is
always a possibility, people shouldn't
panic. "I would caution people from

"A biological
attack would be a
covert attack. You
wouldn't know
when it would be
- Geralyn Lasher
Michigan Department of Community
Health Director of Communications
overreacting, he added.
The CDC states that symptoms of
anthrax inhalation include fever, muscle
aches and fatigue, all of which rapidly
progress to severe systemic illness.
Lasher said the symptoms, which are
similar to cold and flu, have caused
many to panic. But unlike colds, anthrax
is not contagious from one person to
another, and can only be obtained from
Lasher said heightened concern that
the anthrax strains found in Florida were
deliberately placed has led some to
panic and stock up on food and pur-
chase gas masks. "There would be no
recommendation to buy gas masks. You
can't wear a gas mask 24 hours a day.
It's not going to provide you any protec-
tion because gas masks have to be fitted
for the wearers," she said. "What you
buy off the shelf at the army surplus
store isn't going to do you any good."
If there were an incident of anthrax,
the state would limit vaccinations would
to those who had been exposed.
"The anthrax vaccine is not some-
thing that is available to the general pop-
ulation. And it is not something that
would be used as treatment," Lasher

Continued from Page 1A
two octaves of carillon bells and
requires simultaneous use of the
musician's hands and feet.
"I feel like there is so much possi-
bility for expression with the caril-
lon," said Ray McLellan, a former
student of Halsted and current caril-
lonneur at Michigan State University.
"Everyone is your audience. If you're
loud the whole city can hear it."
Eric Klein, a percussion sopho-
more, heard the instrument for the
first time on the second day of his
freshman year as he left the MLB
after Italian class.
"It was the first time I had ever
heard a carillon being played,"
Klein said. "I fell in love vith the
instrument. I decided that i y goal
would be to play the carillon.
Klein began taking lessons rrom
Continued from Page1A
SNRE interim Desn Barry Rabe
said he is excited about the program.
"We believe that it will contribute to
the long-term well-being of the
school and is in the best interest of
future generations of Michigan
undergraduates," he said.
Neuman said there will be several
ways in which SNRE and LSA can
complement each other and give stu-
dents more opportunities.
"The program has been established
to achieve several ends, including
offering a degree that draws on exper-
tise in both LSA and SNRE, and
making it possible for students to pur-
sue an environment science or envi-
ronmental policy track with extensive
course options," he said.
If the program is approved, current
SNRE undergraduates will have the
option to complete their current
course of study or transfer to the new
"The biggest concern is that we
will lose our community, small class-
es and the fact that we all love the
classes we take," said SNRE senior
Jenn Carlson. "But the fact that they
are keeping the same professors and
the Dana Building I guess makes it
SNRE Sophomore Jack Conroy
said he thinks the new program will
open up more options for students. "I
think it's a good thing because we
will have more courses to choose

Halsted the next semester and three
weeks later had his debut in the
Lurie Tower.
"Playing the largest. instrument in
the world is so exciting," Klein
There are also six people who
play the University's carillons regu-
larly who are not enrolled in class-
es. Many are former students living
in and around Ann Arbor.
"It's the original heavy-metal
music," joked Julia Walton, who
studied the carillon at the Universi-
ty in the 1950s.
Both towers on campus are open
at noon every weekday for the pub-.
lic to observe the carillon being
played. Additionally, the Lurie
Tower is open for observation
between 1:15 and 2 p.m. on Sun-
days and Burton Tower is open
between 10:15 and 10:45 a.m. on

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