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   News (Newspaper) - September 17, 2001, Frederick, Maryland                                PQNTUST IMAGINE HL In Today's paper on B7- Randall LLC Vol.118 No. 283 ffiJUIg September 2001 Maryland 21705 wM-w.FrederickThe Newspost.com 2 Sections America gets back to business Intensifies threats toward Taliban WASHINGTON President Bush greeted White House workers as they returned to their jobs Monday and sought to reassure Americans elsewhere that they can safely go back to their routines. best way to fight terrorism is to not let terrorism intimidate he said Americans were getting back to business and base- cheered on by leaders who pledged a swift come- back against the terrorists they are vowing to crush going to stick our thumb in the eye of the mur- Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill said from the New York Stock Exchange as markets readied for work In the heart of Afghanistan's Taliban Pak- istani officials pressed their demanding the turnover of Osama bin prime suspect in the attacks on the United States. Taliban leaders said earli- er they would not surrender him U S officials are threatening to unleash America's full wrath if bin Laden is not given up. Mr. Bush was going to the Pentagon later Monday to discuss the activation of reservists and preparations for military strikes against terrorists. The Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate by one- half point to 3 to try to spark the eco- nomic engines. Defense Secretary Donald H Rumsfeld said the United States was getting support from all across the for its battle against terrorism only conceivable way that the United States can be protected against terrorist acts of this type is if we attack the problem of terrorism at its roots and go after the people who are doing he said on ABC's Morning As an expression of Mr Bush's declaration that everyone in uniform must get commanders of elite airborne and assault troops sent out orders alert- on Page Pakistan calls of bin Laden Pakistan A delegation of Pakistani officials trying to head off a U S attack on Afghanistan arrived in the heart of Taliban territory Monday to push for the extradition of Osama bin Laden to the United States. The delegation was expected to meet with reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed who has declared himself Amir-ul-Momi- neen or Leader of the Muslims Diplomatic sources said Omar has agreed to see the delegation led by Maj -Gen Faiz Gilam deputy chief of the Interservices the Pakistani agency believed to have played a part in the Taliban's original creation. The delegation's first was with Taliban Foreign Minister Wafal Ahmed said a Taliban official in southern Kandahar. Their message was straightfor- ward Hand over bin Laden to the United States or be certain to be hit by a punishing retaliatory strike from a U S -led international coali- tion. Secretary of State Colin Powell said the United States would make its own overture to Taliban officials in the next few days to expel bin Laden s network. There was no indication of a deadline being given to the but a Pakistan military official who spoke on condition of anonymity said the Taliban will be told that a strike could occur as early as the coming weekend. The shut down Afghanistan's airspace on an international diplomat said on condition of anonymity. An estimated 110 flights that cross the Afghan airspace every day would now have to sidestep the central Asian an expensive mea- sure for the airlines. Afghanistan had already been moving in this warning on Page New Yorkers return to work Associated Press Photo Work continues at the Pentagon this worker recovery crews continue to pnll the remains of more victims from the nibble at the Pentagon. So the remains of 95 victims have been recovered. Mount Airy man among those missing By SEAN BARRY News-Post Staff MOUNT AERY Friends and loved ones of Bill Ruth are remem- bering him fondlv The Mount Airy a U S Army officer and commander of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars is among those missing in the Pen- tagon rubble following Tuesday's terrorist attack there. was probably one of the nicest people you would ever said Tern the daughter of Mr. Ruth's Darlene Claypoole was a said Bill a trustee at VFW Post 10076. was the kind of guy who would go out of his way to do some- thing for Terrorists hijacked four planes on Tuesday morning Two planes crashed into the World Trade Cen- ter in New one went down hi rural Pennsylvania and the other crashed into the Pentagon. Terri Claypoole said Sunday she believes Mr Ruth is no longer alive Based on her talk with a she said he survived the initial impact know for a fact he survived the she said According to Ms. the survivor said he saw Mr. Ruth and another victim crawling through the rubble. the survivor back and they weren't there she said. there was anybody they're not An Ohio Mr. served as a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm. He had two one of whom died in a car accident. He joined the local VFW post in 1993. He had served as both junior and senior vice commander before he was elected to head the 321- member group in June. Mr Ruth taught social studies at Baker Middle School in Damascus. was an excellent said Mr Haupt- man. an administrator in the school system Mr Hauptman believes that Mr Ruth would have done everything he could to help others if that was possible there was any way he could have helped someone down pulling someone out or whatever he would Mr. Hauptman said. NEW YORK Six days after the apocalypse came to lower much of the neighbor- hood opened for business even as thick smoke drifted from the pile of rubble wnere the World Trade Center once stood But it was far from business as Wall Street's foot soldiers some carrying American some wearing masks to ward off the smoke were greeted by police checking identification. National guardsmen in camou- flage stood silently on some street gripping semiautomatic rifles. The missing haunted the streets Homemade posters with smiling faces stared from telephone poles and restaurant windows Blocks the rescuers con- tinued the desperate work of sifting the wreckage of the Trade hoping to find survivors among missing souls Around 300 of the missing are firefighters. After a two-minute silence and a trading-floor chorus of Bless a group repre- senting New York's rescue workers rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange was such a people covered ia ash people cry- people not knowing what was going on.'' said Shannon on her way to work Monday at JPMorgan Chase haven't been back to work and I'm not sure what to Harvey a state Insur- ance Department emerged from a subway station in lower Manhattan and had to show two forms of identification to walk on the streets I went through a second checkpoint which is OK with he said can stop me a half a dozen times if they want to It's for my The confirmed death toll from Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers hit 190. On rescuers reached a train platform 80 feet below the cen- ter's remains but found no sur- on Page In the a sympathetic reappraisal of uncaring New York By REX W. HUPPKE Associated Press Writer From the vast miles of America that lie beyond the Hudson the view of New York City is not always complimentary It's an unfriendly place. A I'm walMn' finger-in-your-face place. A place of callous a city without a heart. But since the day terrorists demolished the World Trade Americans have seen something different from the Big Apple- heartbreak And tears. Tears falling down the faces of crusty New Yorkers. just shows that the stereotypes aren't said Gail loading gro- ceries into her car Sunday in Bloomington. 700 miles and a lifetime removed from Manhattan. see movies where they show you that New Yorkers are cold and distant. Now you know it's not true People from the Carolines to California and all points in between have lined up over the past week and opened their veins to give opened their pocketbooks to give money and opened their hearts to the pain being felt on the East Coast Signs out- side restaurants no longer advertise just the day's special they Bless America and 'United We Stand And with the unity that trageds brings comes a change in attitude for some Danny Flowers of Molino. Fla.. said he's never been to New York and he's never associated with anyone from there But that doesn't matter. He now sees New Yorkers as people like everybody else. just like most everybody he 'Tm sad and hurt by if Cotton fanner Buster Thornton of said watching New York's response to the how the city suf- fered but strived to move has given him a different perspective opinion of people in New York City before this was that they were crazy and didn't have no feelings for their fellow Mr Thornton said I think peo- ple in New York City- have come together and pulled together. My attitude toward them is different I feel sorry for them Back in Kathleen Plucker sat by a swing set enjoying a beautiful Sunday- while her husband rocked their 6-month- old baby She's lived on the East Coast but now resides in a small college town in mid- dle America never really felt like people in New York fit the she said whole incident has reminded people that New York City just a microcosm of our entire Thanks to rival professional basketball teams. Indiana and New York often been at odds When the New York Knicks played the Indiana Pacers in the NBA play offs in recent a New York tabloid announced the series as vs But on a basketball court in Blooming- on a day not far removed from one of the worst tragedies in American people were seeing far beyond the name calling and taunts or a trivial sports rivalry They were seeing something they'd seen from the rowdy fans at'Madison Square Garden didn't think people there reaily said 15-year-old Lindsay taking a break from a pick-up'game with her family 'But a lot of those people care a lot more than I thought they did index Classified ........B-ll-16 Comics..............B-6 Community..........A-14 Editorials. Letters.....A-6 Family ...........A-ll-2 Obituaries ...........A-5 Sports.............B-l-4 Technology..........A-9 Travel..............A-13 TV Listings ..........B-5 Weather.............A-2 erf The POST are pnmed eai i DOS nvsr TIs rw paonr also is -eryctatile '95497 21 702 8' 6 Two cars pound it out in a of dnst the Demolition Derby Sunday night at the Great Frederick fair. Demolition Derby a fair tradition TARA E. BUCK Staff 'If you hurt here tonight you d better have insurance Those were the parting words of Nationwide Demolition Derby man ager Mike Rutter in tne drivers just before 50 or so of them jumped in their jur.ked-up vehicles in front of a roanng cnwd at the Great Frederick Fair on Sunday night A rowdy fair drivers compete to be in the last car stil' running and able to hit other cars But at first you might not think any of them could run at a.1i on Page   

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