2 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, February 1, 2002
WAR ON TERROR/PORN
NEW YORK (AP) - Osama bin Laden, in a
previously unbroadcast interview done in late
October, said the United States war on terrorism
was leading the American people "into an unbear-
able hell and a choking life."
CNN broadcast edited portions of the taped
exchange Thursday night and said it obtained the
interview, done by the Arabic language Al-Jazeera
television network, "from a non-governmental
If the interview occurred in late October, that
would have been about two weeks before Kabul,
the capital, fell to U.S.-back Afghan alliance
fighters and more than a month before the Taliban
headquarters city of Kandahar was abandoned.
Bin Laden wore camouflage fatigues and spoke
without emotion as he told his Al-Jazeera inter-
viewer that killing innocent civilians "is permissi-
ble in Islamic law."
And he painted a grim future for Americans.
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"I tell you, freedom and human rights in Ameri- let history be witness that w, are terrorists."
ca are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the The existence of the interview apparently was
American people in and the West in general into known in government and intelligence circles
an unbearable hell and a choking life." quickly after it was done. CNN said the United
CNN, which had close ties to the Qatar-based States government got a copy.
satellite network, reported Al-Jazeera decide not British Prime Minister Tony Blair quoted the
to air the interview at the time it was done because interview in a speech to Parliament last Novem-
"it wasn't newsworthy." ber.
The Al-Jazeera interviewer pressed bin Laden "On 20 October, bin Laden said in an unbroad-
on his responsibility for the Sept. 11 terror attacks cast video tape: 'If avenging the killing of our
on New York and the Pentagon but got ambiguous people is terrorism, let history be a witness that
answers. we are terrorists,"' CNN quoted Blair as saying.
"America has made many accusations against us The interview, which CNN said was 60 minutes
and many other Muslims around the world. Its long, was believed to have been the first done
charge that we are carrying out acts of terrorism is after the Sept. 11 attacks and showed bin Laden
unwarranted," bin Laden said in his first answer. justifying the killing of innocent Americans.
But moments later, CNN said, bin Laden took "We kill the kings of the infidels, kings of the
up the subject once more and said: crusaders and civilians infidels in exchange for
"If inciting people to do that is terrorism, and if those of our children they kill. This is permissible
killing those who kill our sons is terrorism, then in Islamic law and logically."
NEWS IN BRIEFS
There s a lot of kiddie porn Min Kentucky
A 15-year-old boy was charged with 692 felony counts of distributing
child pornography on a website he operated from his parents' home.
The boy, who has no criminal record, faces up to 45 days in jail for each
count if convicted.
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search for a new permanent president,
provost, vice president for develop-
ment, vice president for medical
affairs and Life Sciences co-director
will all immediately be placed on hold
until Green's successor is selected.
The search committee will be com-
prised of the following members:
renowned playwright Arthur Miller,
whose name we throw around a lot
because he used to write for us; former
Michigan Athletic Director Tom Goss,
because he still hasn't been able to get
another job; Michigan Student Assem-
bly President Matt Nolan, who will
promptly add his position on the com-
mittee to his resume; University alum
Jesse Jannett, because he needs
something to o besides write us let-
ters to the editor every day; and Chris
Burke, who played Corky on TV's
"Life Goes On."
"I'm very hopeful that we can fill
Jeremy's position in five to eight
months," Regent Larry Deitch said
from his office on the 347th floor of
the Renaissance Center in Detroit.
"Then, after we all go for a three-week
vacation on the secret yacht that's reg-
isters to the University Board of
Regents, we'll get back to picking peo-
ple to fill those other positions, like
president and such."
Continued from Page 1.
C. P. Smith, the janitor responsible
for the upkeep of the mansion, said
he saw a green Jeep Grand Cherokee
"peel out" of the president's driveway
shortly before dawn Wednesday.
"The back of the Jeep was so
heavy that the muffler was making
sparks down South U," Smith said. "I
figured it was just Mrs. B.'s art stuff."
White said he found a note in
Bollinger's "schmancy handwriting
style" which read: "Screw you, B.
Joe. If you want anything, back, log
"I know living in New York can
get expensive, but come on. Leave
the new guy little something, huh?"
Brown said the University will be
represented by BAMN attorney,
Miranda Massie, in the lawsuit
charging Bollinger with theft,
destruction of public property and
In an incident DPS said is possibly
related, the president's office in the
Fleming Administration Building
was also looted.
Witnesses described computer key-
boards with the letter "B" missing
and graffiti desecrating former Uni-
versity Provost Nancy Cantor as a
He is set to go to trial Feb. 22.
"It operated like a bulletin board where they'd (site visitors) put some in
and take some out," Kenton County Attorney Garry Edmondson said
"It's just very disturbing to see this."
Police said the FBI began investigating the boy in July, after a high-traf-
fic child pornography site wat discovered operating in the area, just south
A computer in the boy's home was confiscated in November.
Kenton County Assistant Police Chief Lt. Col. Ed Butler said there is
no evidence the teen developed the material used on the website.
The site included hundreds of images of infants, children and animals
in sex acts.
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.
Stupid girl leaves sex tape in dad's camera
A Navy petty officer is Accused of making pornographic home videos with
a 16-year-old girl and another sailor, police said.
Jessie Oldfield, 20, is charged with first-degree sexual exploitation of a
minor, according to court papers. He is a student at the Charleston Naval
Weapons Station's nuclear power training unit.
Oldfield was being held on $100,000 bail. A call to North Charleston
police was not immediately returned Saturday; it was unclear whether Old-
field had retained a lawyer or was facing other charges.
The other sailor in the video is on active duty in another state, authorities
said. Police also confiscated two additional tapes and are trying to identify
other sailors involved in sexual activity with the girl and two unidentified 16-
year-olds who performed striptease acts.
Mike Steinberg, a Naval Weapons Station spokesman, said Saturday he did
not know whether the station was considering expelling Oldfield.
A tape was discovered by the girl's father after she left it in his video cam-
era, police said. Her parents turned over the tapes to police on Thursday.
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Canada; gays applaud
Charges against two women who
helped organize an all-night lesbian
bathhouse were dismissed Thursday
and the behavior of the plainclothes
police officers who raided the estab-
lishment came under harsh criticism.
Several dozen gay community
members applauded and cheered as
Justice Peter Hryn threw out all the
evidence five male police officers
obtained at the five-story building
where the carnival-like event was held
two years ago. Without the police offi-
cers' observations from Sept. 15,
2000, the Crown didn't have enough
evidence to proceed with a case
against Jill Hornick and Rachel Aitch-
eson, charged with various offenses
under the Liquor License Act.
The case sparked heavy criticism
from Toronto's gay community who
felt the plainclothes male officers
humiliated the women.
Phone sex, express
Some Saginaw-area telephone
callers dialing the United Parcel Ser-
vice are instead getting connected with
a sexy chat line.
The latest edition of the Tri-Cities
Directory, published by TransWestern
Publishing, includes two numbers for
UPS. One connects callers to the
Atlanta-based UPS customer service
hot line, with information on package
pickups and deliveries.
The other number, a mistaken mis-
print, connects callers to "Intimate
Connections," a chat line offering
"sexy introductions to live callers" for
a $1.99-per-minute fee.
Officials at Atlanta-based UPS are
assuring customers that UPS is still in
the shipping business - exclusively.
This is the second consecutive year in
which TransWestern has published the
wrong number, a UPS spokeswoman
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