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of Kabul

Taliban flees south; U.S. air strikes continue

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghans
brought their radios out of hiding and played
music in the streets, savoring the end of five
years of harsh Taliban rule as the northern
alliance marched triumphantly into
Afghanistan's capital yesterday. Diplomats
sought U.N. help in fashioning a government
for the shattered country.
American jets still prowled the skies in the
south, seeking out convoys of Taliban fighters
retreating toward Kandahar, the Islamic mili-
tants' last major stronghold. Strikes also tar-
geted caves where members of terror suspect
Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network were
thought to be hiding.
Alliance troops celebrated the capture of
the prize they had been fighting for since they

were driven out by the Taliban in 1996. A
small number of U.S. troops were on hand to
advise them.
The dizzying cascade of events in
Afghanistan turned the opposition into the
country's chief power overnight - and
brought to the forefront the issue of ensuring
that it shares power. The United States and its
allies want a govermnent that includes groups
the ethnic minotities that make up the alliance
and the Pashtuns, the country's largest ethnic
The alliance leaders said they had deployed
3,000 security troops across Kabul to bring
order - not to occupy it - and insisted they
were committed to a broad-based government.
The alliance foreign minister, Abdullah,

invited all Afghan factions - except the Tal-
iban - to come to Kabul to negotiate on the
country's future. The top U.N. envfy for
Afghanistan outlined a plan for a two-year
transitional government with a multinational
security force.
In Washington, President Bush said the
United States was working with the alliance
to ensure they "respect the human rights of
the people they are liberating" and recognize
"that a future government must include a rep-
resentative from all of Afghanistan."
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld
said a "small number" of U.S. troops were in
Kabul, advising the alliance. He told journal-
ists at the Pentagon that the troops were not
enough to police the city or prevent retaliation

by the opposition.
Bush said there was "great progress" in the
campaign launched Oct. 7 to uproot al-Qaida
and punish the Taliban for harboring bin
Laden, the chief suspect in the September ter-
ror attacks on the United States.
In the streets of Kabul, thousands of people
celebrated, honking car horns and ringing
bicycle bells. They flouted the strict version
of Islamic law imposed by the Taliban that
regulated almost every aspect of life, down to
banning shaving and music.
"I used to play this at home, but very quiet-
ly and then I would check to see if anyone
was outside," Abdul Rehman said as he
turned up the volume on his cassette tape
See KABUL, Page 7

An Afghan man has his beard shaven in Kabul, Afghanistan,
yesterday following the retreat of Taliban forces. Under
Taliban rule, all men were mandated to wear a beard.

NEW YORK (AP) - The cockpit
voice recorder from American Flight
587 indicates the pilots struggled to
control the plane after a rattling was
heard less than two minutes into takeoff,
investigators reported yesterday.
George Black Jr. of the National
Transportation Safety Board said inves-
tigators do not yet know what caused
the "airframe rattling noise."
Also, the pilots spoke of encountering
turbulence in the wake of a Japan Air-
lines jumbo jet that took off ahead of
Flight 587, Black said. "Wake turbu-
lence" is believed to have contributed to
other deadly airline crashes.
But Black said it was too early to say
if there was any relationship between
the noises or the turbulence and the
crash of Flight 587.
From takeoff to the end of the tape
lasts less than 2 minutes, 24 seconds,
Black said at a news conference.
The first portion of the flight to the
Dominican Republic appeared normal,
with the co-pilot at the controls. But 107
seconds after the plane had started its
takeoff roll, a rattling was heard; 14 sec-
onds later, a second rattle was audible,
Black said.
Twenty-three seconds later - after
"several comments suggesting loss of
control" - the cockpit voice recording
' ends, he said.
The plane's other black box, the flight
data recorder, was recovered yesterday
after a 24-hour hunt through a Queens
neighborhood staggered by a double
dose of tragedy. At least 262 people
were killed when the plane crashed.
The NTSB was also looking at
whether the engines failed after sucking
in birds, a phenomenon that has caused
severe damage to airliners in the past.
tBlack said an initial inspection of
the engines found no evidence of such a
collision. He said a more detailed analy-
sis still needs to bedone.
All 260 people aboard the twin-
engine Airbus A300 were killed, and
five others were reported missing on the
ground after the fiery crash Monday in
the beachfront Rockaway section of
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said 262
bodies had been recovered, along with
dozens of body parts. Authorities were
working with family members to identi-
fy remains through DNA.
The flight data recorder - one of two
"black boxes" aboard the jetliner --
tracks speed and the performance of the
engine and instrments.
Authorities have not ruled out sabo-
See CRASH, Page 7

center to be
nation's first

The parents of Byung-Soo Kim, a University student from Korea who died one year ago after drinking shots on his 21st
birthday, view a memorial at his grave yesterday following a service at Arborcrest Park.
Familyfriends attend
memorial for student

University will also
ask state for 4 percent
increase in 2003 funding
By Elizabeth Kassab
Daily Staff Reporter
The University Board of Regents is
' expected to endorse a proposal tomor-
row to establish on campus the nation's
first multi-disciplinary center for
research, education and treatment of
The regents will also be asked to
approve requests for state appropria-
tions for the fiscal year 2003 for each
of the University's three campuses at
their meeting tomorrow. The Universi-
ty will ask the state for a 4 percent
increase in funding for the Ann Arbor
campus, which would amount to an
additional $14.6 million.
The University of Michigan Depres-
sion Center will encompass seven dif-
ferent schools within the University
and would bring together faculty from
unique backgrounds with a common
goal: to design new research and new
treatments for a debilitating but highly
treatable disease, said John Greden,
who will be the executive director of
the center.
"This is a leading place in the coun-
try already, and we would like to take
steps to make the University of Michi-
gan ... a world-class leader in this
area," Greden said.
Many of the pieces for the center are
already in place, Greden said. More
than 100 faculty members have

By Shabina S. Khatri
Daily Staff Reporter
"At the young age of 21, my son, Byung-Soo, left
us behind. Why did he rush so much? He didn't
even give his mom and dad, or his friends, a chance
to say goodbye," Jung Sun Park said at a memorial
yesterday on the one-year anniversary of her son's
Park, the mother of Byung-Soo Kim, an internation-
al student who died last November of alcohol poison-
ing after drinking shots on his 21st birthday, addressed
a crowd of about 50 family members, friends and fac-

ulty yesterday, honoring what would have been her
son's 22nd birthday.
"This is the fifth death of a Korean student at U of M
since 1997," said Dr. Daniel Pak, who was recently
hired by the University to further address the issue.
A sermon delivered by Hun-Suk Bae, a Korean min-
ister, implored those present to do three things: "I ask
you to live by faith, to live with good motivation and to
live with commitment, as if you're fighting for some-
University Vice President for Student Affairs E.
Royster Harper also made a request.
See KIM, Page 7

expressed interest in the center or are
already doing work within the center's
spectrum of interest.
Additional institutions at the Univer-
sity, such as the Life Sciences Institute,
could serve to expand collaboration.
See REGENTS, Page 7

Greek houses attempt to curb
underage drinking at parties

Lighting the tree

By Tyler Boersen
Daily Staff Reporter

Following allegations by two female
freshmen that they were raped at an unregis-
tered Beta Theta Pi fraternity party last
month, efforts by Greek houses to curb
underage drinking and improve the overall
quality of Greek life on campus have been
greeted with greater urgency.
Still, members of the Greek community
maintain that despite any recent impropri-
eties, discussion of such changes have long

been underway, specifically as a result of the
recent Greek Summit.
The University's chapter of Alpha Delta
Phi is one of several fraternities to recently
ban alcohol from common areas of the
house and take steps to reform the way par-
ties are conducted.
"Our house is planning to move to outside
vendors and keep random people away from
parties to keep more control over risk," said
Alpha Delta Phi President Amit Kapoor.
These efforts are part of a plan to improve
living conditions in fraternity houses. As a

result, fraternity alumni are pledging new
support to their houses while they used to
shy away because of the negative stigma
houses have received over the years.
"A lot of (alumni) don't come back
because of the constant bad image on the
Greek system. Now we are getting help from
people we haven't heard from for a while,"
Kapoor said.
"If we really improve living conditions
and make it so things are maintained, the
parties we do have will have alumni sup-
See GREEKS, Page 7

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Blue Party candidates reinstated on appeal

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By Caitlin Nish
Daily News Editor
The Central Student Judiciary, an arm of
the Michigan Student Assembly, ruled late
last night to reinstate two Blue Party candi-
dates who were disqualified from the MSA
election Monday night following allegations
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ruling that the party was improperly informed
of the charges against them.
"They argued that when the two candidates
were called before the Election Board for a
violation of the integrity of elections clause in
MSA Code, that during this meeting they
were further charged with a violation of
another section of code," said CSJ Presiding
Justice Stenhen T Lnd "Thev ot three demer-

Five demerit points automatically disquali-
fy candidates from elections.
In addition, the MSA Code specifies that
candidates being brought in front of the Elec-
tion Board must be notified of the charges
against them at least 12 hours in advance,
Lund added.
Jonathan Clifton and Scott Meves, the two
Blue Party candidates allowed back into the

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