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The Michigan Daily - Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3A

* ON CAMPUS
Sororities to recruit
*new members in
Union Ballroom
The University's Panhellenic
Association will be holding an infor-
mal forum tonight in the Michigan
Union ballroom from 7 to 10 p.m.
Those interested in fall rush are
invited to stop by and meet members
of the University's sororities.
All male vocal
group to hold
mass meeting
and auditions
GMen, one of the University's
male a cappella groups, will be hold-
ing a mass meeting at 7 p.m. tonight
in Auditorium 1 of the Modern Lan-
guages Building. Auditions will be
held both after the mass meeting
and on the evening of September 13.
Come with a one-minute solo that
showcases your vocal ability.
CRIME
NOTES

New Yorkers mark Sept

11

with prayer, silence

NEW YORK (AP) - Weeping
relatives marked the anniversary of
the Sept. 11 attacks yesterday with
prayers, solemn remembrances and
heartfelt messages to their dead
brothers and sisters at the site where
the World Trade Center collapsed in a
nightmarish cloud of dust and debris
four years ago.
In a ceremony lasting longer than
four hours, more than 600 relatives
read the names of the 2,749 victims
who died at the trade center. Several
blew kisses to the sky after reading a
loved one's name, while others left the
microphone sobbing. Several held up
photos of their loved ones.
"We miss you Charlie and we
love you, your boys will always
remember," Peggy Garbarini told
her brother, Fire Lt. Charles William
Garbarini, who was 44 when he died
at the trade center.
The ceremony came as Hurricane
Katrina left Americans once again
struggling with a catastrophe that
caught the nation unprepared and left
citizens dead and grieving. Mayor
Michael Bloomberg opened the cer-
emony with words of condolence for
those devastated by the hurricane.
In New Orleans, New York fire-
fighters helping with the relief effort
gathered around a makeshift memo-
rial for their fallen comrades, accept-
ing the gift of a bell from a nearby
church whose steeple was destroyed in
the storm. Rescue workers in Biloxi,
Miss., took a break from searching for
the storm's missing to remember those
who died on Sept. 11.

For the local emergency workers,
honoring their New York comrades
while dealing with their own destruc-
tion was particularly important. "Now
we can relate," said Deputy Biloxi Fire
Chief Kirk Noffsinger.
At ground zero, the names of the
dead echoed across the site one by
one.
"You're taking care of us from
heaven but someday we'll be together,"
Iliani Flores said, choking up and rais-
ing her face to the sky in memory of
her younger brother, a fire department
paramedic.
"My big sister, my better half, life
will never be the same without you,"
Rolando Moreno said to Yvette More-
no, who worked for a brokerage in the
north towet.
As the names were read, weep-
ing mourners filed down a ramp to a
reflecting memorial pool at the floor of
the site, which remains virtually empty
four years after the, attack. Families
filled the water with red, orange and
yellow roses, some shaking as they
inscribed dedications on the wooden
edge of the pool.
The ceremony paused for moments
of silence at 8:46 a.m., the time at which
a hijacked jetliner crashed into the
north tower; at 9:03 a.m., the moment
a second plane struck the south tower;
at 9:59 a.m., when the south tower fell;
and at 10:29 a.m, when the second
tower collapsed.
"Mom and Dad ache for you every
minute," Linda Giammona-Julian said
to her brother, Vincent Giammona, one
of 343 firefighters killed. "We love you

and we miss you; til we meet again."
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
read a poem by Christina Rossetti
after the second moment of silence.
Gov. George E. Pataki, former Mayor
Rudolph Giuliani and New Jersey Act-
ing Gov. Richard Codey also addressed
the crowd.
"We all stand together to help each
other and to help those who need our
help in the future," Giuliani said. "We
remember forever all the brothers and
sisters that we lost on that day."
In Washington, President Bush
marked the anniversary with his wife
on the South Lawn, and thousands of
people marched in remembrance -of
the attacks and in tribute to troops
fighting overseas.
And in southwestern Pennsylvania,
about 1,000 people attended a memo-
rial service in the field where Flight
93. crashed after it was hijacked by
terrorists.
"The first heroes of 9/11 were here,"
said Brian Rohrbaugh, who brought his
wife and young children to remember
the 40 passengers and crew who died
as they struggled with hijackers for
control of the plane.
Parents and grandparents read the
victims' names at ground zero last year,
while children's voices were heard in
2003. A selection of politicians, rela-
tives and others read the names on the
first anniversary.
Two light beams inspired-by the twin
towers were to shoot skyward Sunday
night in an echo of the towers' silhou-
ette. The "Tribute in Light" will fade
away at dawn today.

DPS picks up
knife recovered
from victim
The Department of Public Safe
was alerted to pick up a knife fro
University Hospital Security that v
removed from a patient. The stabbi
victim was in Jackson at the time
the crime but was hospitalized
Ann Arbor.
University Hospital Security
preserving the evidence and waiti
for the Jackson Police Departme
to pick it up at the main operati
room desk.
Photographer
sustains injuries
from thrown bottl
A photographer was hit in t
head by a bottle thrown from t
stands by an unknown person dun
Saturday's football game, accordi
to DPS. The bottle caused a cut, b
it was not reported whether the ph
tographer sought medical care at t
hospital after the incident.
Bicycle thief
caught trying to
steal two bikes
A caller said she witnessed a p
son attempting to steal a bike from I
bicycle parking area at the east side
South Quad, according to DPS. Whi
reporting the incident, the caller cou
no longer see the thief. However, tl
subject returned later, when he w
pursued on foot and subsequent
arrested. The perpetrator was attemf
ing to steal two expensive bikes.

A woman cries as she participates In a memorial service at the
World Trade Center in New York yesterday during the fourth anniver-
sary commemoration of the 2001 attacks. Families of the victims
placed flowers in two reflecting pools at the site of each tower.
State Legislature
tofinali'ze budget
LANSING (AP) - Lawmakers posed premiums and higher copays
this week will start resolving signifi- on current patients, as well as a plan
cant details in the next state budget, encouraging them to live healthier.
but the clock is ticking. Those who agreed to exercise and
Democratic Gov. Jennifer Gra- not smoke, for example, would pay

ng

nholm and Republican leaders
announced Friday they had reached
e a deal on a spending plan for the
budget year that begins Oct. 1, less
than three weeks away. But many key
he details were left to be worked out by
he smaller legislative budget panels.
ng Much of the focus will turn to com-
ng mittees handling big-ticket programs
but such as Medicaid, an increasingly
io- expensive joint state-federal program.
he that covers health care costs for one
in seven people statewide.
Granholm and Republicans have
agreed to protect existing Medicaid
- recipients. But the sides likely will
consider freezing some groups from
future enrollment in the program.
Senate Republicans also have pro-

lower premiums.
Details about the "personal respon-
sibility agreements" and which popu-
lations can enroll in Medicaid are
expected in the coming days.
"There will be a much clearer pic-
ture of some of the reforms," said
John Long, a spokesman for Senate
Majority Leader Ken Sikkema (R-
Wyoming).
Also this week, a Senate panel
could vote on legislation that would
bar governments from forcing prop-
erty owners to make way for private
economic development projects.
Responding to a recent U.S. Supreme
Court ruling, Republican senators
want to strengthen the rights of pri-
vate landowners.

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THIS DAY
In Daily History
Greek festivities
marred by violent
clashes, injuries
Sept. 12, 1982 - Fifty kegs of
beer, two bands and 2,000 people
made up the simultaneous celebra-
tions held at Phi Delta Theta and
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Friday night.
The night was a peaceful one until
after the festivities ended.
Tom Lewandowski, a sophomore
and member of Phi Delta Theta, was
watching a fight outside of his fra-
ternity when he caught a punch and
sustained minor cuts over his left
eye.
The next day, another member of
Lewandowski's fraternity reported
that Lewandowski was fine.
Earlier in the evening, a 17-year-
old male was hit over the head with a
beer bottle. The suspect was caught
and released, pending a formal com-
plaint from the victim, according to
Sgt. Richard DeGrand of the Ann

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