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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 7

KIM
Continued from Page1
"I encourage all of us to love each
other, to support each other and to
have compassion. The only thing to
not make this a total waste is to
change students' behavior," Harper
said.
Park said that in addition to honor-
ing the memory of her son, the orga-
nizers of the memorial also hoped to
prevent such a tragedy from happen-
ing again.
Her husband, Ha Young Kim, said
the University should deal with the
issue of excessive alcohol consump-
tion.
"We need to start a campaign
against heavy drinking, which is a
bad habit, and need to educate fresh-
men especially," he said.
While LSA freshman Jimin Oh, an
international student from Korea, said
she thinks Kim's death has reduced
the pressure to drink at parties, Harp-
er is still doubtful.
"It's not as if people don't under-
stand drinking is risky. I want stu-
dents to know it doesn't just happen
to the others. It can happen to you,"
Harper said.
Pak said the University has made a
commitment to do more research on
alcohol-related deaths of ethnic and
international students, but he already
has a theory as to why drinking seems
to be such a problem among foreign
students.
"The students feel disconnected
with the community, from other stu-
dent groups, from the faculty. The
challenge we face now is how we
connect (these students) to the com-
munity," Pak said.
Harper said in addition to an
increase in available counseling ser-
vices, students will also receive a
birthday card on their 21st birth-
days. The card, constructed by the
leaders of the Michigan Student
Assembly and the Greek communi-
ty, points out the dangers of exces-
sive drinking and encourages people
to use caution when drinking, she
said.
Park said her son may have felt
forced to consume so much alcohol
on his birthday.
"The custom of forcing a person to
drink 21 shots for his or her 21st
birthday is somewhat similar to Kore-
an college students' drinking cus-
toms. Perhaps, my son ... believed
that he had to drink the same number
of alcohol shots to be accepted as an
adult."
Harper agreed that peer pressure
seems to be a central reason as to why
students drink. But the solution, she
said, is "understanding what it means
to love and have compassion for oth-
ers. (It means) I don't let you do
things' that'hurt you. Andit'sa matter"
of loving them more than you want to
be accepted," she said.
As people lined up to pay their
respects to Kim's family, they
received small crosses to wear around
their necks.
"If we cannot overcome death, let
us live by faith," Bae said.
Park concluded her sentiments by
expressing what her son might have
said if he had been at the memorial.
"In heaven, perhaps Byung-Soo is
saying something like this: 'Mom and
Dad, I came here leaving so many things
behind. ... Please ask someone to carry
on for me. You taught me how to drive
so carefully, but why didn't you teach
me that alcohol can kill a person?"'
the michigan c

Taliban captives reportedly taken to Kandahar

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Fears for the
safety of two captive Americans and six other for-
eign aid workers grew yesterday after the fleeing
Taliban yanked them from their cells and hustled
them to the south along with the retreating allies of
Osama bin Laden.
"Obviously to me this is rather devastating
news," John Mercer, the father of American
Heather Mercer, 24, said from Islamabad, the
capital of neighboring Pakistan. "We were hop-
ing that the trial would have been concluded this
week."
Mercer said he had been told by the Taliban
At lea
CRASH have be
Continued from Page 1 over the
tage or other potential causes but said eral Av
the evidence so far suggests it was an obtaine
accident - perhaps a catastrophic the Free
mechanical failure in the engines. Most
The General Electric engines on the happene
Airbus A300 model have drawn close 587 too
scrutiny since the spring of 2000, when reported
planes reported engine failures that sent whichi
metal fragments flying. include
However, NTSB chairman Marion hominga
Blakey said yesterday that the engines a jackra
were largely intact. For y
In 1995, an Air Force AWACS sur- York ar
veillance plane in Alaska sucked at least the airp
four geese into its engines during take- makers
off and crashed in a forest, killing all 24 birds a
people aboard. Adminis
Large flocks of gulls, geese and other to kill b
birds abound around Kennedy Airport, bird ac
which is next to Jamaica Bay and a fed- Authori
erally protected wetlands. Feder

embassy in Islamabad that the workers had been
taken to Kandahar, where the Taliban are based, for
their own safety.
The Taliban "felt that if they ... were left there
that harm may come to them from some of the
extremists" in the opposition, he told NBC's
"Today" show.
"The Taliban has continually assured us that they
will be kept safe," he said.
The eight were hustled out of a Kabul prison in
the dark early yesterday and a guard said the for-
eigners seemed to think they were being freed.
They were not. Fleeing the Afghan capital as

their northern alliance foes closed in, the Taliban
put the foreign captives into a blue pickup truck
and drove away, guards said, taking them south to
Kandahar.
The eight aid workers have been held by the Tal-
iban since August on charges of proselytizing
Christianity in Muslim Afghanistan.
They were moved so quickly that their suitcases,
toiletries and drying laundry were left behind in the
squalid prison.
"They were very happy, because they thought
they would be released," said Abdul Raouf, a guard
who said the foreigners' captors hustled them into

ast 726 birds and other animals
een hit by aircraft at Kennedy
past decade, according to Fed-
iation Administration records
d by The Associated Press under
dom of Information Act.
of the incidents at Kennedy
d at Runway 31L, where Flight
k off. Pilots using that runway
d 139 incidents, at least 62 of
involved gulls. Other animals
d barn owls, larks, sparrows,
pigeons, a peregrine falcon and
bbit.
ears the Port Authority of New
ad New Jersey, which operates
ort, has used cannon-like noise-
and trained falcons to scare
away. The Federal Aviation
stration also uses sharpshooters
irds. The airport reported "light
tivity" on Monday, said Port
ty spokesman Alan Morrison.
ral investigators, meanwhile,

pored over a 20-foot-high chunk of
fuselage that had sheared off the front of
a home and was found on a front lawn.
Investigators also pulled a section of
wing out of a tree and examined other
charred and twisted plane parts. A crane
was brought to the scene.
The flight data recorder was found on
the same street where four homes were
destroyed.
The crash Monday engulfed houses
in flames and rained debris on the
neighborhood, an enclave of police and
firefighters that lost dozens of residents
in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the
World Trade Center.
"To have them hit a second time is
very, very difficult," the mayor said. But
Giuliani praised the neighborhood --
which is largely Irish Catholic, Italian
and Jewish - and said of the people of
Rockaway: "They're the strongest peo-
ple you're ever going to be meet
because of their strong religious faith."

KABUL
Continued from Page 1.
recorder blaring out the musi
favorite Afghan folk singer.
Zul Gai, the owner of a bar
lined up with men looking to 14
beards, smiled broadly. "This h
my best business day in mar
years' he said.
Most women, however, weret
tious to shed their all-encoml
burqas, unsure what the nev
would be.
Hundreds of northern alliance
hunted down lingering Taliban
eigners who came to Afghanista
al-Qaida. At least 11 Arabs and
nis were slain and their bodies
ed.
Alliance fighters roamed the
taxis, pickup trucks and cars, bl
ing Kalashnikov rifles andg
launchers. Troops set up roadb
neighborhoods where Arabs a
istanis lived.
Five Pakistanis, who were fir
domly from trees in a public pa
killed by alliance soldiers. A Re
official, who spoke on cond
anonymity, said the bodiesv
pieces when volunteers remov
for burial.
Four Arabs died when their
truck was blasted by a rocke
charred bodies were dragged fr
vehicle by residents who kic
poked at them. Two other Ara
killed outside a military baser
U.N. guest house.
There were signs of a break
Taliban control in Kandahar
birthplace of the hardline Islami
ment.
A U.S. official, speaking on c

the truck during the night. Some guards said they
left around midnight, other said closer to dawn.
Columns of Taliban troops headed south
overnight, abandoning the capital as fighters from
the northern alliance entered.
The aid workers, six women and two men from
German-based Christian organization Shelter Now
International, had been detained in Kabul since
Aug. 3, and Taliban judges had been trying them
on proselytizing charges.
In Washington, State Department spokesman
Richard Boucher said he could not confirm that the
detainees had been transferred.
of anonymity, said an armed force of
Pashtuns were moving against the Tal-
iban near Kandahar. The official would
c of his not elaborate.
At least 200 Pashtun fighters
ber shop mutinied in Kandahar, and fighting
ose their broke out by the city's airport, said a
has been Taliban official, Mullah Najibullah, at
ny long the Pakistani border at Chaman.
Abdullah said the situation in Kanda-
too cau- har was "chaotic." He said "Taliban
passing authorities are not seen. ... There is no
w rules responsible authority to respond to the
needs of the people."
e troops The Taliban supreme leader, Mullah
and for- Mohammed Omar, made a radio
n to join address denouncing deserters and urg-
Pakista- ing his followers to fight, the Pakistan-
mutilat- based Afghan Islamic Press reported.
"This is my order: that you should
streets in obey your commander," Omar said,
randish- according to the agency. Deserters
grenade "would be like a hen and die in some
locks in ditch" The agency quoted him as saying
nd Pak- he was in Kandahar, though that could
not be independently verified.
ing ran- The U.S. official said the Taliban
rk, were were in disarray in several areas in the
ed Cross south. Field commanders were fleeing
ition of and some were switching sides, the offi-
were in cial said. There were signs the Taliban
ed them were abandoning cities, possibly to fight
a guerrilla war from the mountains.
pickup Before northern alliance security
t. Their forces entered Kabul at midday, armed
om their gangs ransacked the offices of interna-
ked and tional humanitarian organizations and
bs were the Pakistan embassy in reprisal for that
near the government's longtime support of the
Taliban.
down of By the afternoon, alliance military
- the police arrived in the city and began to
ic move- restore order. Guards were stationed in
front of government and international
ondition aid offices.

REGENTS
Continued from Page 1
This could lead to breakthroughs in understanding and treat-
ing depression.
Depression is a brain disorder, and some people are
genetically predisposed to be more vulnerable than others to
episodes of depression, Greden said, adding that there is
also a strong correlation between depression and outside
events in a person's life.
"Too little attention is paid to early detection, appropriate
intervention, getting people and keeping people well and
even prevention," he said.
But it doesn't have to be that way, he added. Recent
research indicates that while 15 to 17 percent of a popula-
tion at large can be expected to experience depression in
their lifetime, measures can be taken to lessen or even pre-
vent episodes of depression in those at risk.
Greden said resources ranging from research opportuni-
ties to screening and treatment services to help those suffer-

ing from depression would be available to the University
community. The center would also be open to people out-
side the University.
While the proposal the regents will be asked to approve
tomorrow does not include plans for a physical facility, Gre-
den said a building to serve as the center's home base could
come before the regents in the next few months.
The regents will also be asked to approve the state appro-
priations requests from all three of the University's campus-
es, as the University begins to prepare a budget for the
2002-2003 fiscal year.
The state allotted the University a 1.5 percent increase in
appropriations for the 2002 fiscal year, and as a result,
tuition rose 6.5 percent. The University had requested a 7
percent increase.
Planning for the 2003 fiscal year will be more complex
than usual because of the weak economy, said Daniel Little,
chancellor of the Dearborn campus.
"We are at the beginning of a complex process," Little
said.

GREEKS
Continued from Page 1
port."
"(Alumni) want to see that the
undergraduates are going to respect
the facilities," said Interfraternity
Council President Marc Hustvedt.
"In return, fraternity houses will
see more ThIimniinvolivement," he
added.
Alpha Delta Phi's renewed alumni
support has brought offers of help in
finding third-party vendors for host-
ing parties, including the use of a
boat on Lake Michigan, Kapoor said.
In the last few years several fra-
ternities have made the pledge to go
dry nationwide, including Theta Chi
and Delta Sigma Phi. Both are
required to be alcohol-free by the
year 2003.
Sorority houses, which have always
been alcohol-free, have begun to seek
third-party vendors as well after 13 of
the 15 sororities on campus chose to
ban co-sponsorship of parties that
involve alcohol.

"National organizations have
pushed sororities to hold events at
third-party vendors where they have a
liquor license and have the ability to
make sure that only people over 21
are being served," said Panhellenic
Association President Stephanie
Deal.
Hustvedt said IFC has already been
working to find vendors along with
the sororities, adding that the work
will be no easy task.
"It's going to take a lot of ground-
work talking to bars and getting a
commitment from them, but they are
the pros at checking IDs and distrib-
uting alcohol," Hustvedt said.
While these changes may seem
related to the recent rape allegations
at Beta, fraternities say they have
grown out of the Greek Summit and
have been under consideration, for
some time.
Kapoor said the changes they will
be making are positive first steps "for
our fraternity and the Greek system."
"Hopefully, something could be
avoided," he said.

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