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   News (Newspaper) - September 15, 2001, Frederick, Maryland                                In Today's IMAGINE paper on B5o v U SEPTEMBER 14 2OO1 Randall LLC Vol. 118 No. 282 September 2001 Maryland 21705 4 Sections 500 Crowd remembers victims Brunswick prays for A-14 By SUSAN C. NICOL News-Post Staff Baker Park was a sea of white and blue Friday night as thousands turned out to remember the victims killed in terrorist attacks on Tueday. There were little girls holding young couples with single Boy motorcyclists in older people with canes and a few in wheelchairs. They had one thing in All were flag-waving refusing to let the terrorists get the last word. People carrying candles and flags started gathering near the bandshell an hour before the official start of the program. Mayor Jim Grimes said it was to look out at the thousands of flickering candles. 11 is a day that this genera- tion will remember said as he addressed the estimated at between and people. Mr. Grimes said many people started their days on Tuesday as they any other. But that soon changed. senseless act is beyond comprehen- he said. The mayor said his prayers go out to the people who lost their lives in New Penn- sylvania and at the Pentagon as well as to their family and friends. Mr. Grimes said Frederick should also remember the fire and rescue crews and police who are still on duty or who were killed while trying to help others. urged the crowd to reach out to one another and demonstrate kindness. The crowd was encouraged to keep Pat and Sharon of in their prayers. Their Alan R was working in the World Trade Center when the first tower was hit by an airliner. Moments before the terrorists' he had called home to tell his family he was OK The second where he was was then hit. He has not been heard from since. on Page Staff photo by Bill Green Summer Frye and Eoni Giles wave their flags during the start of Friday night's candlelight vigil in Frederick's Baker Park. warns Rescuers persist NEW YORK Cranes and bulldoz- ers picked away the heaviest pieces of what's left of the World Trade but the real work was unfolding on a smaller res- cuers with plastic toiling in the muck and only able to look forward to more over the weekend. Exhausted but hundreds of volunteers Saturday slogged their way through tons of rubble that became a mam- moth mud pile after heavy rain the previous day. Plummeting temperatures before dawn sent workers rummaging through Salvation Army clothes for sweaters. think the cold is said Kevin a mechanical engineer who volun- teered for the rescue effort working real hard and you're hot so the cold ener- gizes So another day of effort offered little no new survivors 124 bodies a total of 184 confirmed dead and more than missing. Only five people have been pulled out alive since the collapse along with more than 400 body parts. One rescuer found the body of a flight attendant her hands bound. The New York Times reported Saturday. Another worker told the paper he had found.the remains of people strapped to what seemed to be air- plane seats. Among the missing are 23 New York police officers and hundreds of firefighters. Among the dead found so far were 13 city firefighters. three Port Authority police two emergency medical technicians and a New Jersey firefighter. A few blocks east of the disaster ini- tial steps were taken to return at least part of lower Manhattan to normal. For the first time since the pedestrians were allowed into an area south of Canal Street that includes many financial businesses sched- uled to reopen Monday. Elsewhere there were glimmers of hope. Authorities on Friday announced the first arrest in the investigation of the attacks a man held in New York as a material meaning he was thought to have information relevant to the investigation. And President Bush came to the trade center a fire helmet on his head and his arm around a rescue worker. you for your hard he said through a mega- vowing to these The devastated downtown site echoed with chants of The nation rallied to show its support in New and with midday services to mourn the dead come can- dlelight vigils flickering on street corners and at state capitols. But as the hours wore on at the site where the 110-story World Trade Center towers stood it became disturbingly clean finding the victims was going to take a long time. And on Page WASHINGTON Presi- dent Bush vowed on Saturday that U.S. troops will hunt down terrorists and them out of their in a unrelenting war. He said prime suspect Osama bin Laden will not be able to hide from Ameri- ca's forces. For the first he warned Americans they will have to sacri- fice. will not settle for a token act. Our response must be sustained and the presi- dent said in his weekly radio address. have much to do and much to ask of the American people. will be asked for your for the conflict will not be short. You will be asked for because the conflict will not be easy. You will be asked for your strength because the course to victory may be he said. As the radio address was being Bush met with his for- eign policy teams at the Marine- guarded Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland. He had his toughest words yet for the terrorists who attacked New York and Wash- ington and downed a plane in the Pennsylvania countryside. will find this who did we'll smoke them out of their Bush said. get them running and we'll bring them to he said. on Page Investigators make progress WASHINGTON General John Ashcroft said Satur- day that investigators are starting to figure out how terrorists carried out their deadly attacks against U.S. targets. are beginning to understand the ways in which this terrible crime was said who joined President Bush and administration officials at Camp David. investigation is developing a kind of he said. The first big break in the investi- gation came Friday when a man was arrested in New York in con- nection with this week's four air- plane hijackings. Federal authorities took the man into custody on a material witness said Jim spokesman for the FBI in New York. The warrant allows authorities to hold someone considered crucial to the investigation without charging him with any crime. The man's iden- tity was withheld. A law enforcement speaking said the man arrested was the same person detained Thursday at John F. Kennedy International Airport after showing what authorities said Fri- on Page helicopters fly toward Camp David From Staff Reports Military helicopters and fighter jets have been flying over Frederick and Washington counties in preparation for this weekend's meeting of the president and his aides at Camp David. are a lot of individuals that are being brought to Camp David by aircraft and said Brian Marr. a U.S. Secret Service special agent to the heightened security recent events... it is going to be quite a busy Mr. Marr declined to discuss such as air- craft and ground security patrols. really don't dis- cuss any ways or means we do he said. on Page Associated Press Heavy construction equipment removes twisted steel as workers in front form bucket brigade to remove debris by hand during the search for victims at the World Trade Center disaster Friday in New York. Local units await activation From Staff Reports No Reserve or Guard units in Frederick County had received official word that they would be dispatched to Washington or New York as of according to a spokeswoman for the Maryland National Guard Maryland National Guard Lt Barbara Maher said today that units called up were from Edge- wood. Parkville and Salisbury. Ms. Maher said she believed no one from the U.S. Army Reserve in Frederick County called up though the Reserve was not available for con- firmation. No reservists had been called up Fridav Imaginative murals cover rides at Frederick Fair Index Task life for sex offenders Fund-raiser for B-8 By JULIA ROBB News-Post Staff Want to visit a Don't trav- el to England just yet. For the next eight the will sit a few hundred yards off Patrick Street in Frederick. And that's not all one of the castle's defenders will battle a green-winged creature with nasty- looking teeth. Rats will slither over skulls'near the and a mon- ster in knight's armor will stand on the defiantly brandishing his bloody sword- Call them fantastical. Call them cartoon art. But murals decorating Reithoffer show rides at the Groat Frederick Fair are often romantic and are bathed in color. On a ride titled 3 man resembling Harrison com- plete with battered hat is reaching out for something that resembles a skull carved from green stone. A poised to strike. rears up in what looks like a and one on Page Estate .C2-C11 Classified ..........C12-D16 Comics Editorials. Letters........A-6 Obituaries..............A-5 Religion.............Bl 1-13 Sports ................Bl-4 TV Listings............A-12 Weather................A-2 '95497 217O2 By DOUGLAS TALLMAN News-Post Staff CATONSVILLE Repeat sex offenders would have a harder lime keeping their good behavior and repeat violent sex offenders could face life sentences if state officials follow the advice of a task force. The task force also said legislators should consider allowing a judge to impose a life imprisonment if a repeat violent offender can be determined to be psy- chopathic and a threat to the public. The recommendations represent ''big baby at changing the way the state handles sex said Sen. Timothy Ferguson. R-Frederick Carroll. Mr. Ferguson indirectly helped to create the He and other lawmakers introduced a series of bills in the 2001 General Assembly on sex offenses. Public Safety Secretary Stuart Simms isrged legislators to refer She bills to this task force so thev could be studied comprehensively. Task force leader Richard Rosenblatt the director of the Patuxent said the final report is due Oct. l. Mr. Simms is then expected to create an implemen- tation plan. State laws and policies on sex offenders were criti- cized in the wake oilasl November's death of 9-year-old Christopher Ausherman Charged in tho killing is Elmer Spencer Jr.. a homeless ex-convict a histo- ry of sex offenses against women and children. The boy died only days after Spencer was freed from prison because of the thousands of credits he had amassed over several prison terms. State law and court rulings have determined that inmates ean cam- the credits from sentence lo sentence they're never real- ly until the Maryland Parole Commission specifically rescinds them. on Page   

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