31 Days After Sept. 11, 2001
The front pages of the Idaho Press-Tribune, the 31 days following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
CY M K America Under Siege w w w. i d a h o p r es s . c o m s e rv i n g t h e w e s t e r n t r e a s u r e va l l e Y PRICE: 50 CE nts WEDNESDAY September 12, 2001 Midnight body count 266 people died in the four airliner crashesonTuesday,including: 92onAmericanAirlines#11,thefirst planetohitthetwintowers 65onUnitedAirlines#175,thesecond planetohitthetowers 64 on American Airlines #77 in the Pentagoncrash 45 on United Airlines #93 when it crashedsoutheastofPittsburgh On Tuesday afternoon, about 2,100 peoplewerereportedinjuredinNewYork,and atleastfivehaddiedinhospitals,but50,000 work at the World Trade Center where the attack occurred. Thousands are still missing. Atleastsixpeoplewereseenfallingoutofthe 1,300-foottowers. 78NewYorkpoliceofficersandupto 200NewYorkfirefightersmissing. 100-800 reported missing at the Pentagon. Today rescuers reported hearing cries forhelpandothersignsoflifefromtheWorld TradeCenterdebris. Inquiry focuses on bin Laden By Karen Gullo and John Solomon The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials began piecing together a case linking Osama bin Laden to the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, aided by an intercept of communications between his supporters and harrowing cell phone calls from victims aboard the jetliners before they crashed on Tuesday. Authorities were focusing some of their efforts on possible bin Laden supporters in Florida based on the identification of a suspected hijacker on one of the manifests of the four jets that crashed, law enforcement officials said. The FBI was preparing to search locations in Broward County in south Florida and the Daytona Beach area in central Florida, Florida Department of Law Enforcement spokesman Rick Morera said. Inside Panic-strickenpeoplelineupatgaspumps; what happened on Tuesday; President Bush speakstothecountry,Page 2 Citybeginsmassiverescueeffort,Page 3 Victims, witnesses recount Trade Center attacks,Page 4 Defense Chief predicts attacks; Passenger phonesinhijackinPennsylvaniacrash;Buildings onexpert'sshortlistoftargets,Page 5 Bin Laden focus of investigators; killing innocent people for political reasons an old tactic; Schools attempt to ease kids' minds, Page 6 Bush heightens security, promises justice; Sorrowgiveswaytoangeracrossthecountry; West Bank, Gaza celebrate Tuesday's terror, Page 7 U.S.Flagyoucandisplay,Page 8 Inside this section, your regular daily newspaper includes these stories Local law enforcement authorities tighten securityacrossvalley,1A NampapoliceofficervisitingD.C.recallsday ofattack,1A TravelersstrandedatBoiseairport,1A Horrifictelevisionscenesstunviewers,1A Reactions,3A Canyon motorists line up to fill tanks in anticipationofsuddengaspricehikes,4A FiestaIdahocanceled,despitestoryon1C. See brief on 4A Canyon County authorities prepare should disasterhit,4A NNUstudentsdiscussterrorism,4A Special religious services planned in TreasureValley,4A Idahosecuritytightens,6A Teacherstalktostudentsaboutattacks,6A Editorialandcolumns,10A Dear Reader: As the stories of this tragedy unfold,wewanttoknowyourthoughts. Pleasecallthenewsroomat465-8172toleave yourvoicemessages. Call 465-8158 if you have stories related to thetragedies. Sendcommentstonewsroom@idahopress.com. WatchourWebsiteatidahopress.comfornew developments. Copyright � 2001 Printed on recycled newsprint By Marti Crutsinger AP Economics Writer AP Attacks may hurt economy Please see Inquiry, Page 3 Firefighters raise a flag at the World Trade Center in New York on Tuesday after hijackers crashed two airliners into the center, killing thousands of Americans. At top of page, Karen Scienksi cries while praying during a vigil service at the International Church of Las Vegas in Las Vegas Tuesday. The church held an open house for people to pray for the victims of the terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Rescuers scour the rubble Officials say establishing death toll could take weeks By David Crary and Jerry Schwartz AP National Writers NEW YORK (AP) -- Hundreds of rescue workers today are searching for victims in the most devastating terrorist onslaught ever waged against the United States. The entire world is reeling from the news that knife-wielding hijackers crashed two airliners into the World Trade Center on Tuesday, toppling its twin 110-story towers.The deadly calamity was witnessed on televisions across the world as another plane slammed into the Pentagon, and a fourth crashed outside Pittsburgh. ``Today, our nation saw evil,'' President Bush said in an address to the nation Tuesday night. He said thousands of lives were ``suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror.'' Said Adm. Robert J. Natter, commander of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet: ``We have been attacked like we haven't since Pearl Harbor.'' Establishing the death toll could take weeks. The four airliners alone had 266 people aboard and there were no known survivors. Officials put the number of dead and wounded at the Pentagon at about 100 or more, with some news reports suggesting it could rise to 800. In addition, a union official said he feared 300 firefighters who first reached the scene had died in rescue efforts at the trade center -- where 50,000 people worked -- and dozens of police officers were missing. ``The number of casualties will be more than most of us can bear,'' a visibly distraught Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said. Please see Terror, Page 3 WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's terror attacks may push the teetering economy into recession, analysts suggested. The Federal Reserve said it stood ready to pump extra money into the economy if needed. The Fed's promise to supply additional money to the banking system was similar to a pledge it issued on the morning after the October 1987 stock market crash. That action was credited with keeping the economy out of recession. Private analysts, however, said the Fed's magic of lower interest rates and ample supplies of cash may not be enough to overcome Tuesday's series of attacks. ``The economy has been on a highwire act straddling between a recession and anemic growth. Now the terrorists have cut the wire underneath our feet,'' said Sung Won Sohn, chief economist at Wells Fargo in Minneapolis. ``The United States and the rest of the world are likely to experience a full-blown recession now.'' Vol. 22, No. 74, 36 pages Stock market closed today, 1D. oN the web: idahopress.com Customer serViCe: 467-9252 Classifieds: 467-9253 switChboard: 467-9251 News hot liNe: 465-8124 sPorts: 465-8111 fastrak: 466-8701 CY M K Under Siege THURSday September 13, 2001 Mostly cloudy, showers, 82 w w w. i d a h o p r es s . c o m a D 2 y America Gas prices stabilize, 3a airlines move planes, 3a President Bush calls attacks `acts of war', 9a a partial list of victims, 10a s e rv i n g t h e w e s t e r n t r e a s u r e va l l e Y PRICE: 50 CE nts The latest casualty update Rescue crews frantically searched through the night for signs of life, but as the hours ticked away, so did hopes of finding survivors. A frantic search is under way for the names of confirmed survivors so officials can begin to guess the number of dead. ``The best estimate we can make is that there will be a few thousand left in each building,'' Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said Wednesday. The city asked for 6,000 body bags. Because of the difficulty of digging through the rubble, only 82 fatalities had been confirmed as of Wednesday. 202 firefighters and 57 police officers, as well as the World Trade Center's head of security, were among the missing. Nearly 200 state government workers and an unknown number of private-sector employees couldn't be located. About 300 state workers and more than 3,000 employees of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey worked in the towers. Also missing Wednesday were some of the 900 people employed by the state Attorney General's Office in a building near the World Trade Center. At the Pentagon, the military services said about 150 people -- mostly Army soldiers -- were unaccounted for. 266 people died in the four airliner crashes on Tuesday, including: 92 on American Airlines #11, the first plane to hit the twin towers 65 on United Airlines #175, the second plane to hit the towers 64 on American Airlines #77 in the Pentagon crash 45 on United Airlines #93 when it crashed southeast of Pittsburgh Agents: up to 50 involved in plot Government investigation still focuses on Osama bin Laden By Karen Gullo The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Federal authorities have identified more than a dozen hijackers of Middle Eastern descent in Tuesday's bombings and gathered evidence linking them to Osama bin Laden and other terrorist networks, law enforcement officials said. In all, perhaps 50 people were involved in the plot, government officials say. The massive investigation stretched from the Canadian border, where officials suspect some of the hijackers entered the country, to Florida, where some of the participants are believed to have learned how to fly commercial jetliners before the attacks. Locations in Massachusetts and Florida were searched for evidence. The names of two men being sought by authorities emerged in Florida. There, the FBI interviewed a family that gave them temporary shelter a year ago. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press that multiple cells of terrorist groups participated and that hijackers had possible ties to countries that included Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The identities of more than a dozen of the men who hijacked four planes with knives and threats of bombs has been determined, the officials said. Several hijackers had pilot's licenses. Attorney General John Ashcroft said 12 to 24 hijackers commandeered the four planes, and a government official said another two dozen are believed to have assisted them. About 40 of the men have been accounted for, including those killed in the suicide attacks, but 10 remain at large, The Los Angeles Times reported on its Web site, citing an unidentified source with knowledge of the investigation. Please see Investigation, 9A 16 Americans die in Mexico plane crash MERIDA, Mexico (AP) -- A plane carrying 16 American tourists and three crew members on a visit to Mayan ruins crashed in Yucatan state on Wednesday. All aboard died. Fernando Vargas, director general of Aero Ferinco, said in a telephone interview that the passengers had gotten off of the cruise ship Massdam at the Caribbean island of Cozumel and were flying to visit the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. A U.S. State Department official said all 16 of the tourists were U.S. citizens, most from the Pacific Northwest. Idaho Lottery Powerball: 13 25 35 39 47 PB: 1 PP:3x Wild Card 2: 10 11 15 26 28 Jack of hearts Pick 3: 1 0 2 deaths Bradley Bennett Jessica Gregory Lawrence Handford Robert Hill William Maerz Loren Musser Clara Rodosevich Obituaries and death notices, 5A -AP Today's edition Business, 1D Classifieds, 2D Comics, 3C Connections, 1C Legals, 13A Movies, 4C Opinion, 16A Puzzles, 3D TV listings, 2A Valley, 4A Weather, 2A Emergency personnel deploy at the site of the World Trade Center in New York Wednesday. Rescue workers dug for bodies in mountains of rubble as the city struggled to recover from an airborne attack on the World Trade Center Tuesday that shut down the nation's financial capital and created a new skyline etched in terror. More local news inside today Nampa firefighter Jeff Trusnovec joined his Treasure Valley colleagues in mourning the apparent loss of hundreds of New York firefighters' lives in the collapse of the World Trade Center towers. But he has even closer ties: His brother is a New York firefighter who doesn't know the whereabouts of scores of fellow emergency workers. 4A Trent Davis might not have lived to tell about the bad traffic in New York City if he hadn't gotten stuck in it. The Caldwell native was scheduled for a meeting in one of the World Trade Center towers when it was hit by a terrorist jet, but he was late. 4A The Boise Airport remains quiet as only selected flights across the country are allowed to resume. 3A Idaho's attorney general says his office will keep an eye out for price-gouging by the state's service stations. Gas prices rose only modestly in the Treasure Valley even though there were fears of larger increases Tuesday. 3A The son of Caldwell High School athletic director George Scott witnessed the horror of the World Trade Center attacks. 4A Across the Treasure Valley, worried friends and relatives have worked to make contact with their loved ones in New York and Washington, D.C. 4A Idaho groups band together to help the American Red Cross raise money for disaster relief efforts. 4A Caldwell students talk about the impact of the tragedy and how they're dealing with the horrific news. 5A Local stockbrokers say the tragedy at the heart of the nation's financial district is heartbreaking, but investors shouldn't flee the markets when they reopen. 5A Idaho flag sales soar, Boise-based Washington Group locates more than 100 New York employees, Boise mayor drives West. 3A Today's news section was produced by News Editor Drew Munro, Managing Editor Vickie Holbrook, Assistant Managing Editor David Woolsey, Opinion Editor Jay Vail, and page designers Glen Bruderer, Melissa Wilson and Rosemary Gray. Copyright � 2001 Printed on recycled newsprint Joanie Vasquez, left, and Vivian Dux of Nampa sing "Amazing Grace" on Wednesday at a special community church service held in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the East Coast. Mike Vogt/IPT Vol. 22, No.75, 32 pages oN the web: idahopress.com Customer serViCe: 467-9252 Classifieds: 467-9253 switChboard: 467-9251 News hot liNe: 465-8124 sPorts: 465-8111 fastrak: 466-8701 CY M K Under Siege frIDay September 14, 2001 w w w. i d a h o p r e s s . c o m Da 3 y America Inside today Middleton plant hearing postponed, 3A Local schools join relief effort, 4A Former resident describes atmosphere in Washington,4A Bush vows to win the `first war of the 21st century,' 6A More than 4,700 missing in New York attack, 7A Airlines tentatively resume flights, increase security, 8A Ida Chatter meets patriotic Middleton teen, 1C Partly cloudy, showers, 83 s e rv i n g t h e w e s t e r n t r e a s u r e va l l e Y PRICE: 50 CE nts Day of Prayer today President Bush and Gov. Dirk Kempthorne have declared today a day of prayer to remember victims of the terrorist attacks in the United States. A ceremony will be held at noon on the Statehouse steps in Boise. Kempthorne suggested all bells around the state ring for one minute at noon, and citizens observe a moment of silence wherever they are at that time. "While each individual is dealing with their feelings in their own way, as a state we can come together, reach out and share our feelings and express our condolences to those who have lost loved ones," Kempthorne said. Military, police, firefighters, the governor and religious leaders will lead the remembrance ceremony in Boise. Nampa family awaits news Parents pray for a miracle that Vauk survived Pentagon attack By Sam Bass Idaho Press-Tribune NAMPA -- Hubert and Dorothy Vauk and their children anxiously wait today, praying they will hear from son Ron Vauk, who was at the Pentagon when terrorists struck Tuesday morning. As fate would have it, Vauk, 37, a ron Vauk U.S. Navy Reserve Lt. Commander, was assigned a week's duty at the Pentagon. Had the attack come a week earlier, or later, he might not have been there. He is the youngest of five sons and four daughters of the Vauks, a longtime Nampa family. Siblings Chuck, David, and Lynn gathered at the family home Thursday to support their parents and other family members. They did not know Ron was at the Pentagon when the attacks went down, but learned later Tuesday that he was missing. Navy officials confirmed Wednesday that he was in the area where the attack occurred. The family refuses to give up hope. "We continue to pray," sister Lynn Caba said. "Many people are praying with us." Born and raised in Nampa, Ron graduated from Nampa High School in 1982 with highest honors. Please see Vauk, 5A Congress doubles Bush request for $20 billion in aid The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- White House officials and congressional leaders agreed early today to final details of a $40 billion package to combat terrorism and recover from attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The figure was double what President Bush requested. Determined to show a united front, lawmakers also seemed to be nearing agreement on a separate measure that would back the use of ``necessary and appropriate force'' by President Bush against the people responsible for Tuesday's attacks. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., said the House could consider that bill as early as Friday. Hastert said the two sides agreed to drop earlier language opposed by some lawmakers that would also have approved use of force by Bush to ``deter and pre-empt any related future acts of terrorism or aggression against the United States.'' Opponents said that would have gone too far in eliminating Congress' role in future incidents. Leaders hoped to finalize the spending measure in the House today, and in the Senate to follow. A Saturday session of Congress was looking increasingly likely. At a Capitol meeting that ran past midnight Thursday, top lawmakers and White House officials agreed that half the package would be available virtually immediately, and half after details are spelled out in subsequent legislation. Administration officials had hoped Congress would approve the measure in time for Bush to tout it when he visits New York on today. Hijackers may be at large Federal agents track leads across the globe By John Solomon The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- U.S. investigators pressed Thursday to identify terrorist collaborators who may still be in a position to strike more Americans, and agents located critical ``black boxes'' from two of Tuesday's hijacked planes. Four U.S. officials told The Associated Press that authorities are investigating the possibility that some terrorists involved with Tuesday's plots are still at large. Five men who tried to board a plane Thursday in New York were being questioned, officials said. One of the men had a false pilot's identification.The five were identified as the same men who had tried to board a plane around the time of Tuesday's hijackings, but were turned away. The FBI sent the airline industry a list of 52 people wanted for questioning.Airlines were asked to alert agents if any of the individuals were spotted. The FBI searched the country and abroad for possible suspects who had recent flight training, ties to the hijackers or their backers, or attempted to enter the United States recently, said these officials, who spoke only on condition of anonymity. Agents have been examining manifests of flights that were not hijacked on Tuesday, to find AP Flowers sit atop a car Thursday morning near the site of the World Trade Center in New York. A fine dust coated much of lower Manhattan when buildings collapsed Tuesday. Someone used the medium to leave a poignant message on the car's window. More coverage, Pages 5 through 12. Idaho Lottery Rolldown: 6 12 16 21 37 Pick 3: 2 9 9 Deaths Terry Baird William Colson Helin Jones Ralph Rodgers Albert VanVliet Death es, 5A Opinion, 10A Puzzles, 3D TV listings, 2A Valley, 4A Weather, 2A notic- Today's edition Business, 1D Classifieds, 2D Comics, 3C Connections, 1C Legals, 8A Movies, 4C matches with people who fit this profile, the officials said. The concerns are also being driven by fresh intelligence suggesting a continuing threat, the officials added. The information ``suggests we haven't seen the end of this current threat,'' one U.S. official said. He cited concerns terrorists may strike in a different manner now that airport security has been beefed up. Signs of fear were every- where. The U.S. Capitol was evacuated for a suspicious package and New York's airports were temporarily closed to incoming flights. One man was arrested in New York with a fake pilot's identification. A security ring around the White House was widened. A number of people questioned in connection with the plot have been arrested for immigration violations and were in the custody of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, a Justice Department official said. The department had previously said people were detained, including at least a half dozen in Massachusetts and Florida, because of immigration problems. But it wasn't until late Thursday that officials revealed that those people had been arrested. The INS has 48 hours after arrest to charge someone vio- lating immigration rules. Some of those detained could be charged Friday, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity. No one has yet been charged in Tuesday's attacks. In Minnesota, the possibility emerged that the FBI knew before Tuesday's attack of at least one Arab man seeking the type of flight training the hijackers received. Please see Investigation, 6A Prep games on, but NFL, MLB canceled Local and state colleges will play some games Staff and wire reports Most high school sports events in Idaho have not been altered due to Tuesday's terrorist attacks, meaning a full slate of high school football will be played tonight in the area just as soccer, volleyball and cross country events have been previously this week. However, the national sports scene at the professional and college levels will continue a complete standstill throughout the weekend. The NFL announced Thursday it will not play its 15-game schedule because of the attacks in New York and Washington.Following the NFL's lead, Major League Baseball, several auto racing circuits, college football conferences and the country's largest soccer league postponed or canceled games through Sunday. The postponement was the first for non-strike reasons by the NFL, which played two days after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963. Pete Rozelle, the NFL commissioner at the time, later said it was the worst decision he made in 29 years in the job. All NCAA Division I college football teams went on to cancel or postpone weekend games, including the University of Idaho's game at Montana. A makeup date, if any, has not been announced. Also, Idaho State's scheduled home football game Saturday against Eastern Washington was postponed without an announced makeup date. All activities at the Pocatello university, including the ISU Sports Hall of Fame Weekend, were postponed or canceled. Though Idaho State and all Big Sky teams postponed their athletic events, a handful of other NCAA I-AA football games will take place across the country. Boise State already announced Wednesday that its scheduled home football game against Central Michigan was postponed until Dec. 1 and that its other athletic events were canceled. Idaho also announced Wednesday that most of its athletic events were canceled, adding the football postponement Thursday. Albertson College will not play its scheduled volleyball match today at Western Baptist in Oregon, though it is expected to play Saturday at Concordia in Portland. The men's and women's soccer teams at ACI will play as scheduled. Today's news section was produced by News Editor Drew Munro, Managing Editor Vickie Holbrook, Assistant Managing Editor David Woolsey, Night Editor Andrea Scott, and page designers Melissa Wilson and Rosemary Gray. Copyright � 2001 Printed on recycled newsprint Vol. 22, No. 76, 36 pages oN the web: idahopress.com Customer serViCe: 467-9252 Classifieds: 467-9253 switChboard: 467-9251 News hot liNe: 465-8124 sPorts: 465-8111 fastrak: 466-8701 CY M K Under Siege saTurDay september 15, 2001 w w w. i d a h o p r e s s . c o m a D 4 y America Inside today Accidental shooting kills Nampa teen, 3A Nampa, Caldwell airports still closed, 4A Group shows support for Treasure Valley Muslims, 4A Businesses, workers take time to show respect, 4A President Bush activates military reserves, 6A Nation observes Day of Remembrance, 7A Black boxes recovered from Pentagon attack, 7A Partly cloudy, showers, 84 s e rv i n g t h e w e s t e r n t r e a s u r e va l l e Y PRICE: 50 CE nts First suspect arrested Caldwell � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 27 Nampa � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �21 vallivue � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 20 Emmett � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �14 eagle � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 14 Meridian � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �0 homedale � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 28 Nampa �Christian � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �7 Melba � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 41 Middleton � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �6 Parma � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 27 Nyssa, �Ore. � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �13 highland � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 21 Centennial � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �18 Kuna � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 28 Boise � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �21 Man said to be `witness' in New York City attack By John Solomon and Karen Gullo The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Lawenforcement authorities made their first arrest Friday in the worldwide investigation of this week's terrorist attacks, apprehending a suspect in New York thought to have relevant information. The man was arrested as a material witness in the World Trade Center attack, New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik told a news conference there Friday night. Jim Margolin, spokesman for the FBI in New York, said the Joint Terrorist Task Force took the man into custody at 3 p.m. EDT on the material witness warrant, which allows authorities to arrest someone considered crucial to an investigation without charging him with any crime. A law enforcement source said the man arrested was the same person arrested Thursday at Kennedy International Airport after showing a pilot's license issued to his brother. In that case, he was detained by Port Authority police. The man later appeared in federal court in White Plains, N.Y., on Friday, but officials declined to identify him or say what information they were seeking. It was the first big break in the investigation, code-named PENTTBOM, into the worst terrorist assault on U.S. soil. Some 5,000 people are believed to have perished in Tuesday's attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Please see Arrest, 6A canyon counTy remembers Report: Fighters were scrambled, but not in time Patriotism prevails on local fields By Vickie Holbrook Idaho Press-Tribune Families think beyond game in wake of terrorism attacks CNN reported late Friday that at least four U.S. Air Force fighter jets scrambled to inter cept the hijacked jetliners that hit the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Tuesday, but the planes arrived too late. Defense Department officials told the network two armed fighters from a Mass achusetts base raced toward New York after the first Boeing 767 hit the north tower, but didn't arrive until after the second airliner crashed into the south tower. CNN reported that officials said there was no consideration of shooting down the civilian airliners -- in part because the fighter jets were never in a position to fire. Similarly, jets arrived from Langley Air Force Base in Virginia too late to prevent the attack on the Pentagon, CNN said. Afghanistan gets ready for `holy war' Mullah Mohammed Omar, leader of the Taliban ruling party, said in a radio address Friday that the Afghan people should prepare to wage a holy war, according to a report by CNN. Omar said the country survived inva sions by Britain and Russia, and would prevail over the United States as well, the report said. Afghanistan is concerned that the United States is going to attack the country because it has harbored Osama bin Laden. Idaho Lottery Pick 3: 8 8 6 Hundreds of Canyon County residents turned off their television sets Friday night and headed to local football fields to root for their favorite teams. It seemed to be therapy for many. The turnout was excellent.The spirit good. But their hearts still ached for the thousands of victims in Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the United States. And they didn't mind showing it. Flags of every form. Red. White. Blue. Candles. Silent Moments. Tributes. Prayers. Posters. Donations for the Red Cross.Tears. Hugs. Small talk about the tragic stories, the miracles and the barrage of e-mails that honor those who died. Questions about an obvious pending attack. The stadium was filled with talk of 18-year-old sons who wonder if they will be called to serve to sustain any military action that might -- no, must -- occur. And hushed conversations about the victims, including one of Rob Bartholomew / IPT Nampa High School's own graduNampa High School football fans show their respect for the fallen victims of Tuesday's terrorist attacks during the National Anthem at the Bulldog Bowl in ates of 1982. Nampa Friday night. The flags were printed by the Idaho PressTribune and distributed both in the paper and at local football games. Please see Patriotism, 5A Deaths Geneve Chadwick Ned Edwards Edwin Hamlin Carol Howard Helin Jones Robert Wade Obituaries and death notices, 5A Opinion, 10A Puzzles, 4D TV listings, 2A Valley, 4A Weather, 2A Today's edition Business, 1D Classifieds, 3D Comics, 3C Connections, 1C Legals, 4D Movies, 4C Thousands mourn, show patriotism at Statehouse By Nathaniel Hoffman Idaho Press-Tribune Idahoans unite at rally in support of Americans zens whose lives have been lost," Gov. Dirk Kempthorne told the alternately somber and resounding audience of men, women and children. "You are the face of America and you represent the faces of those lost. Soldiers from Gowen Field and Mountain Home Air Force Base,joined police officers,firefighters, emergency personnel, civilians, politicians and clergy to demonstrate that Idaho suffers with the families who lost loved ones Tuesday. "Throughout the 50 states of the United States, we pray for their well being and their future," Kempthorne said. The rally included rousing tributes to police and firefighters, scores of whom are feared dead in New York after the World Trade Center towers collapsed, as well as tearful moments. In one of those, the governor described what's speculated to be a heroic effort by passengers aboard a fourth hijacked airliner to bring it down rather than allow the terrorists to crash it into a national landmark. All were killed when the plane crashed Mike Vogt/IPT in western Pennsylvania. John Langfield of Boise waves the American flag Friday at the noon ceremony on Please see Rally, 6A the Idaho Statehouse steps. Today's news section was produced by News Editor Drew Munro, Assistant Managing Editor David Woolsey, Night Editor Andrea Scott, and page design ers Sergio Brown and Rosemary Gray. Copyright � 2001 Printed on recycled newsprint Vol. 22, No. 77, 88 pages BOISE -- Thousands of proud flag-waving Idahoans gathered at the Statehouse steps Friday to remember those killed in Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the East Coast. The crowd -- many wearing red, white and blue colors -- swelled beyond the Capitol grounds onto nearby streets. "I wonder how closely our numbers represent the numbers of those American citi- oN the web: idahopress.com Customer serViCe: 467-9252 Classifieds: 467-9253 switChboard: 467-9251 News hot liNe: 465-8124 sPorts: 465-8111 fastrak: 466-8701 CY M K a D 5 y America Inside today U.S. forces stand ready in Persian Gulf, 3A Cyclists pedal to help others, 4A First wave of victims laid to rest, 6A Feds detain 25, issue 2nd warrant, 7A Bush: Victory will take patience, 7A Airline guards on the rise, 8A Legal industry suffers big loss, 9A Under Siege w w w. i d a h o p r e s s . c o m SUNDAY September 16, 2001 Partly cloudy, showers, 81 s e rv i n g t h e w e s t e r n t r e a s u r e va l l e Y PRICE: $1.00 Pilot saw hijacked jet on way to crash The Associated Press NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Before his own plane was hijacked, a United Airlines pilot saw a hijacked American Airlines jet already on a collision course with the World Trade Center, a Federal Aviation Administration worker told The Associated Press. Controllers asked the pilot of United Airlines Flight 175 to scan the skies for the wayward American Airlines Flight 11 after they noticed signs of trouble, the worker said Saturday. ``The controller is trying to determine what is going on, so they call (other planes). One of those traffic calls was to United 175, and he did see him,'' said the source, an employee of the FAA's Boston Center, about 45 miles northwest in Nashua. The two flights, carrying 157 people, took off from Boston on Tuesday and crashed into New York's World Trade Center, causing the building to collapse in the deadliest terrorist attack in American history. The man spoke on condition of anonymity, saying workers at the Boston Center were warned they will be prosecuted for interfering with a criminal investigation if they speak with the media. Controllers at the center handled both flights after they took off for Los Angeles. The first sign of trouble came about 15 minutes after takeoff when controllers gave the American Airlines pilots permission to move to a higher altitude, the source said. ``The controller, I believe, first knew something was wrong when they tried to clear him to climb to 31,000 or 35,000 feet. They did not respond,'' he said. ``In some time during that period, the controller notified the supervisor, 'Hey, there might be a problem here -- we can't talk to this guy.''' All signs indicated that the United flight had not been hijacked yet. Had the American plane been on course, the United pilot would not have been able to see it, the worker said. In fact, the American flight had veered south around Albany, N.Y., and was headed for Manhattan. Bush preps forces for war President also braces Americans for sacrifice By Ron Fournier AP White Correspondent House WASHINGTON -- Presi dent Bush ordered U.S. troops to get ready for war and braced Americans for a long, difficult assault against terrorists to avenge the deadliest attack on the nation. ``Those who make war against the United States have chosen their own destruc tion,'' he declared Saturday. ``We will smoke them out of their holes,'' Bush said.``We'll get them running and we'll bring them to justice.'' But first the nation had to mourn its dead. ``This is indeed a sad occasion, one to be repeated thousands of times by our fellow citizens across the country,'' Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said at the memorial service for Barbara Olson, wife of U.S. Solicitor General Theodore Olson. She was among the 64 pas sengers and crew members on American Airlines Flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon. Rescue workers searched with diminishing hopes in the rubble of the World Trade Center in New York and the crashscarred Pentagon for any survivors. Four days after hijackers seized commercial airliners and slammed them into the symbols of American military and economic might, Bush said prime suspect Osama bin Laden's days are numbered.``If he thinks he can hide and run from the United States and our allies he will be sorely mistaken.'' ``This act will not stand,'' he said. The vow recalled the words of his father, former President Bush who put Iraq on notice in 1990 that the United States would not tolerate the invasion of Kuwait. Vice President Dick Cheney,Secretary of State Colin Powell and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice -- who played key roles in the Persian Gulf War -- huddled with Bush under extraordinary security Saturday at Camp David in western Maryland. ``We're at war,'' the com mander in chief said. Please see War, 3A Unfurling the Red, White and Blue Pastors: Loss hurt God, too Local clergy tries to explain horror of terrorist attacks By Sam Bass Idaho Press-Tribune CALDWELL -- In the aftermath of the terror and death that rained down on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon, Americans of faith are seeking answers to the question: How can a God of love permit such a devastation of life and property? Canyon County pastors, who spent the horrific days after the tragedy preparing sermons for today, agree that there is no easy answer. Some struggled to prepare special messages of comfort and hope for their congregations, expected to gather in higherthannormal num bers for Sunday services. Caldwell First Assembly of God Pastor Gerald Crownover admits he does not have an answer. "It seems like hatred has always been here," he said. "It's a challenge to preach love and forgiveness." Many ministers, including The Rev. Billy Graham, have framed the tragedy around the spiritual tenets of the clash between good and evil. "Today, we say to those who mas terminded this cruel plot and to those who carried it out, the spirit of this nation will not be defeated by their twisted and diabolical schemes," Graham told the nation's leaders at a prayer service Friday. "It must break God's heart, too," said Stephen Jahn, pastor of spiri tual development at the Deer Flat Free Methodist Church."Life is unfair (and) understanding God is difficult. "This tragic event is so far from the sense of (God's) care for others that it's difficult to explain," he said, adding, "It's not over. There will be more of a price to be paid." God is both a god of justice and mercy, Pastor David Rowe of the Nampa First Baptist Church said as he struggled with a special Sunday sermon. "There is a time for mercy, but there is a time for accountability of injustice, a day of reckoning, if you will." People of faith know that even the most devout aren't spared adversity. Please see Clergy, 5A Football correction In the Nampa Bulldogs football article on 1B of Saturday's paper, Brett Schiller's first name was misspelled. Idaho Lottery Powerball: 19 28 33 43 49 PB:23 PP:3x Rolldown: 8 25 27 37 39 Wild Card 2: 3 5 20 24 31 Ace of spades Pick 3: 3 2 9 Deaths Terry A. Baird Finn Bentsen Mary Katherine Black Daisy Dean Caven Geneve Gardner Chadwick William "Bill" Colson William H. Cullip Edwin Landon Hamlin Carol J. Howard Albert Van Vliet Barron Royce Whitley John Sparks Young Mike Vogt/IPT Jamie Chatham, 9, facing and Cheyene Parker, 8, of Nampa, show their patriotism before an Optimist football game at West Middle School Saturday morning. At weekend events across the Treasure Valley, Idahoans remembered victims of last week's terrorist attacks by showing their patriotic spirit. Obituaries and death notices, 5A Valley officers feel N.Y. losses Sadness from attacks spreads to Idaho By Beckie Ferguson Idaho press-Tribune TREASURE VALLEY -- It's still unknown today just how many New York City police officers lost their lives in the terrorist at tacks on the World Trade Center, but the loss of those officers is being felt in the Treasure Valley. Local police and depu ties are wearing black bands across their badges -- cus tomary when fellow officers are killed in the line of duty anywhere. "I don't think anyone in this business can help but be affected when something New York deaths Today's edition Business, 1D Classifieds, 3D Connections, 1C Legals, 5C Movies, 8C Opinion, 16A Puzzles, 4D TV listings, 2A Valley, 4A Weather, 2A Today's news section was produced by News Editor Drew Munro, Assistant Managing Editor David Woolsey, Night Editor Andrea Scott and page designer Sergio Brown. Copyright � 2001 Printed on recycled newsprint The city of New York has estimated that about 70 officers from the New York Police Department and Port Authority Police are missing after the World Trade Center was destroyed. As many as 300 New York firefighters are believed to have died when the towers collapsed on them. The search for survivors continues. Vol. 22, No. 78, 46 pages happens to another offi cer, no matter where it is," Caldwell Police Capt. Gary Maybon said. "It illustrates how vulnerable people are, not just civilians, but fire per sonnel and police officers. We're all brothers." IPT staff Canyon County deputies and other local law enforcement officers are wearing black arm bands in honor of their fallen police brethren in New York City. The collapse of the 110 and firefighters dead or miss story twin towers after they ing. They were buried trying were struck by hijacked jet to rescue tower workers. liners left scores of officers Please see Police, 6A oN the web: idahopress.com Customer serViCe: 467-9252 Classifieds: 467-9253 switChboard: 467-9251 News hot liNe: 465-8124 sPorts: 465-8111 fastrak: 466-8701 CY M K a D 6 y America Inside today Under Siege w w w. i d a h o p r e s s . c o m BSU enrollment up, 3A Beware of fund-raising scams, 4A Residents show patriotic pride, 4A Some local flights allowed, 4A Airline task forces appointed, 6A Will biological attacks be next, 8A New York, nation back to work, 8A Americans pack local churches, 8A Osama bin Laden denies charges, 9A Pentagon repair will cost millions, 9A Is bigger really better, 1C Monday September 17, 2001 Partly cloudy, 82 s e rv i n g t h e w e s t e r n t r e a s u r e va l l e Y PRICE: $1.00 Death toll rises Here is a tally of victims and people missing as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks New york Confirmed dead: 180 Dead who have been identified: 115 Missing: 5,097, including hundreds of firefighters and 23 New York police officers. Injured: 4,300 Bush pledges end to evil doers Bush: `no question' bin Laden is prime suspect By Tom Raum The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Vowing not to be cowed, President Bush pledged a crusade against terrorists Sunday as top administration officials zeroed in on Saudi exile Osama bin Laden and Afghanistan's Taliban militia for possible retribution for last week's terrorist attacks. ``No question, he is the prime suspect. No question about that,'' Bush said, brushing off a reported denial of responsibility by bin Laden. As Bush sought to rally Americans to get on with their lives and jobs, administration officials asserted on the Sunday talk shows that nations that harbor terrorists would face the ``full wrath'' of the United States. They emphasized that the battle against terrorism would be long and include legal, diplomatic and economic offensives as well as military action. Vice President Dick Cheney disclosed that after suicide hijackers slammed planes into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon on Tuesday morning, Bush ordered the military to shoot down any commercial aircraft that disobeyed orders to turn away from Washington's restricted air space. Bush, upon returning to the White House from Camp David, said: ``I gave our military the orders necessary to protect Americans. Of course, that was difficult.'' Bush, who was in Florida at the time of the attacks, added:``Never did I dream we would be under attack this way.'' The president also said that the nation and its limping economy were resilient and would bounce back. ``Tomorrow when you get back to work, work hard like you always have.'' he told Americans. ``My administration Washington Believed dead: 188, a combination of military and civilian employees at the Defense Department and the passengers and crew of American Airlines Flight 77. Missing: 74 The missing list includes Lt. Cmdr. Ronald James Vauk, a 1982 Nampa High School graduate. Vauk's family continues to wait for news and refuses to give up hope. Injured: 94 treated at area hospitals, including at least 10 in critical condition has a job to do. ... We will rid the world of evil doers.'' ``This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take awhile. And American people must be patient,'' Bush said. Cheney,appearing on NBC's``Meet the Press,'' had harsh words for Afghanistan, where bin Laden has operated since 1996, and the Taliban, the Muslim fundamentalist militia that controls most of Afghanistan. ``The government of Afghanistan has to understand that we believe they have, indeed, been harboring a man who committed and whose organization committed this most egregious act,'' Cheney said. Pennsylvania Confirmed dead: 45 SOURCE: AP wire reports Lend a hand To send financial donations or letters of support, the following addresses or phone numbers are suggested. To write letters of support: Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani City Hall New York, NY 10007 Investors New church breaks ground nervous, eager for market Our LaDy Of The VaLLey The building will serve more than 2,000 families By Beckie Ferguson Idaho Press-Tribune CALDWELL -- More than 600 people attended a ground breaking ceremony Sunday at the future site of a 16,000-square-foot Catholic church on the corner of Linden Street and Farmway Road. The new Our Lady of the Valley church will combine the Catholic communities of Homedale, Middleton, Marsing, Parma, Greenleaf, Wilder and other rural areas. "I'm very excited about it," Oralia Quijano, of Caldwell said. "We can all be together -- united, not separate." Not everyone, particularly citizens of outlying towns, were as thrilled when they first heard of the decision to do away with masses at the smaller parishes, according to Father Enrique Terriquez. "At first it was hard for them to understand and they thought building the new church meant their parishes would no longer be there,"Terriquez said."But after they got their questions answered and realized there will still be a presence in their communities, they accepted it." Terriquez,who pastors St.Mary's Catholic Church in Caldwell, said the smaller parish buildings will be transformed into social halls where small weddings, receptions and religious education classes Rob Bartholomew / IPT will continue to take place. Yadira Almeida, 4 of Homedale, rests on a shovel during the Rosary for the groundbreaking of Please see Church, 5A the new Our Lady of the Valley Parish near Caldwell Sunday afternoon. Donations Blood Donations 1-800-933-BLOOD (between 8am and 9pm) Red Cross Donations 1-800-514-5103 1-800-Help Now NYS Emergency Management Office Bulk Donations 1-800-801-8092 Analysts expect traders to buy Lisa Singhania AP Business Writer financial Contributions American Red Cross Disaster Relief P.O. 3756 Church Street Station New York, NY 10008 The Salvation Army 120 West 14th Street New York, NY 10011 Phone contributions: (888) 234-8888 United Way of New York City United Way September 11th Fund 2 Park Avenue New York, NY 10016 Phone contributions: (800) 710-8002 Deaths Carol J. Howard Deanna M. Livingston Mary Katherine Black Margot Borden Connie Christensen Alice Hartley Sean H. Miller Lloyd N. Parve Rowland C. Witters Obituaries and death notices, 5A Today's edition Classifieds, 1D Comics, 6C Connections, 1C Legals, 10A-13A, 3C-5C Movies, 7C Opinion, 14A Puzzles, 2D TV listings, 2A Valley, 4A Weather, 2A Marsing student helps organize and raise funds By Michelle Cork Idaho Press-Tribune Skate park becomes a reality which donated the materials and labor."All this work finally paid off. It makes me happy." The skate park is located across from City Park and behind V & F Produce Market at the corner of First Avenue and Second Street. During the past couple of years, Jeff and a core group of skateboarders, in-line skaters, extreme bikers, other students and their adult backers raised $6,400 through grants, donations from individuals, businesses and civic organizations and fund-raisers. About $4,000 was used for the NEW YORK -- Even as the collapsed twin towers of the World Trade Center still smolder,Tony Sewell takes comfort that, just a few blocks away, the nation's devastated financial district reopens today. ``You've got to move onward and show that they didn't succeed,'' said Sewell, referring to the terrorists who hijacked and crashed two planes into the symbol of the nation's financial heartland, within walking distance of his home. ``I don't think people are going to sell. People are going to come together and say 'We need to sit through this and make it through this together.''' His sentiment was shared by Americans across the country Sunday, a day ahead of the scheduled resumption of stock trading in U.S. financial markets after a four-session closure prompted by the devastation. Bonds and some commodities resumed trading Thursday. But it is the stock market's longest closure since World War I, although the NYSE did close early for five straight sessions during 1929 in the aftermath of the market crash that year. There appeared to be strong consensus that Wall Street needed to get back to normal -- though search and rescue efforts continue a short distance from the New York Stock Exchange and other financial businesses struggle to assess their physical and human losses. Please see Market, 6A Today's news section was produced by Managing Editor Vickie Holbrook, and copy editors Sergio Brown and Melissa Wilson and Reporter Beckie Ferguson Copyright � 2001 Printed on recycled newsprint Vol. 22, No.79, 34 pages MARSING -- For now it's just a concrete slab, but Marsing's new skateboard park represents years of organizing and fund raising for a small group of people led by high school senior Jeff Moyer. "It's great," Moyer, 17, said Tuesday as he watched the 25-by100-foot slab being poured by a crew from McAlvain Construction, first phase of the project. Tired of he and his skateboarding friends being run off of parking lots throughout town, Jeff suggested a skate park to Barbie Vander Boegh, president of the board of the Congressional Award Program in Idaho, who introduced him to city councilwoman Faye Pfrimmer. "We really have nothing here in Marsing for kids to do," Pfrimmer said. "I went along with them because we've got some great Dick Selby/IPT kids." Jeff Moyer, a Marsing High School senior, wants to help the comPlease see Skate, 5A munity get a skate board park. The concrete was poured Tuesday. oN the web: idahopress.com Customer serViCe: 467-9252 Classifieds: 467-9253 switChboard: 467-9251 News hot liNe: 465-8124 sPorts: 465-8111 fastrak: 466-8701 CY M K Day 7 AmericA recovers ecovers Tuesday September, 18, 2001 Sunny, 82 w w w. i d a h o p r e s s . c o m s e rv i n g t h e w e s t e r n t r e a s u r e va l l e Y PRICE: 50 CE nts Warhawk celebrates patriotism tonight NAMPA -- In response to last week's attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Nampa's Warhawk Air Museum will host an hour-long patriotic program tonight beginning at 7 p.m. There will be a color guard, pledge of allegiance, prayer and remembrance and performances by the Nampa High School Choir and the Nampa High Trumpet Players. The public is encouraged to bring a red, white or blue candle. Child care will be provided by the Eagle High School cheerleaders. The museum is located at 201 Municipal Drive at the Nampa Airport. It is off Airport Road, about a block east of Garrity Boulevard. For more information about tonight's and other museum events, call 465-6446. Dow closes down 684 points as trading resumes By Lisa Singhania AP Business Writer Market down, not out The Dow ended the day down 684.81 points at 8,920.70, according to preliminary calculations. Its previous record for a one-day drop was 617.78, set April 14, 2000. The Nasdaq fell 115.83 points to 1,579.55, and the broader Standard & Poor's 500 index was down 53.77 at 1,038.77. Still, in percentage terms the drop in the Dow was only a third as big as the 1987 crash. Both the Dow and the Nasdaq were off about 7 percent. By comparison, the Dow dropped more than 22 percent when it lost 508 points in the crash of 1987. Even before last week, the market had been hurting because of the slug- Canyon firefighters offer support NAMPA -- A week after terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center, leaving hundreds of New York firefighters missing and their families praying for their recovery, Canyon County firefighters keep rallying to the cause. As of Monday, Nampa and Caldwell crews were tallying the fruits of fund-raising efforts that were launched immediately after the attacks. Nampa Battalion Chief Larry Richardson announced the department had received $13,000 for the families of fallen New York firefighters. Caldwell Battalion Chief Dan Hartwig estimated that $3,000 had been raised. "People are going nuts -- it's great," Hartwig said late Monday. "Several people came in today and gave 50 to 100 bucks." In Nampa, where the fund has nearly doubled since Friday, Richardson was thankful for the outpouring of support. "The people of this community continue to amaze us with their support and giving," he said. NEW YORK -- Nervous investors sent stocks reeling Monday on Wall Street's first day of trading since the terrorist attacks. The Dow suffered its biggest one-day point drop and closed below 9,000 for the first time in more than 2 1/2 years. The resumption of trading -- on a floor still smelling heavily of acrid smoke -- ended the stock market's longest shutdown since the Depression. gish economy. But the terrorist attacks dealt a punishing blow, particularly to airlines, which have been forced to cut back service and lay off tens of thousands of employees because a fear of flying has reduced bookings. The Federal Reserve, hoping to boost the economy and the market's confidence, cut interest rates by a halfpoint just an hour before trading began. It was the eighth rate cut so far this year. Despite the still-smoking ruins in lower Manhattan, it appeared the usual 3,000 traders and other employees made it to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Please see Market, 5A President has faith in economy despite Monday stock plunge By Tom Raum The Associated Press Bush wants Bin Laden found dead or alive Proud to be Americans Nampa NaTuraLIzaTIoN Here's how you can help: In Nampa, drop off checks or cash at any fire station or at City Hall. Donations also can be mailed to: Nampa Firefighters, 1103 2nd St. S., Nampa, Idaho, 83651. The department asks that "New York Firefighters" be written on checks. Caldwell donations can be mailed to or dropped off at the station, 310 S. 7th Ave., Caldwell, Idaho, 83605. Sports correction Caldwell football player Robert Mora was misidentified in a photo caption on page 4B of Saturday's Press-Tribune. Dick Selby/IPT Iranian native Tabandeh Seiedbagheri, 83, waves her flag Monday after becoming a United States citizen at the Nampa Civic Center. Judge Larry M. Boyle welcomed 92 of the nation's newest citizens, hailing from 34 countries, during a naturalization ceremony marked by reactions to last week's terrorist attacks on America. Idaho Lottery Pick 3: 6 0 5 Nampa ceremony welcomes 92 naturalized citizens By Lora Volkert Idaho Press-Tribune NAMPA -- They're Bosnians, Vietnamese and Peruvians no more. They're American citizens now. And at no better time. On Monday, 92 applicants from 34 countries became naturalized American citizens at a ceremony in the Nampa Civic Center. While last week's terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon tinged Deaths Evelyn Baker Everett Bates Ruby Bowman Connie Christensen Raymond Edde James Gilman David Gregg Jessica Gregory Joe Hellhake Victor McKenzie Sean Miller Ilene Nelson Olyve Payne Winona Packer Terina Schwanz Merritt Seacord Theresa Stonier Velma Teixeira Robert White Rowland Witters Obituaries and death notices, 5A Opinion, 8A Puzzles, 6D TV listings, 2A Valley, 4A Weather, 2A the event with sadness, the tragedies in no way dimmed the new citizens' pride. As she was helped across the stage, an 82-year-old Iranian woman clutched her miniature U.S. flag high above her head. A Mexican woman expecting a baby was given two flags with her citizenship papers. In an especially moving moment, 92 new citizens, their friends and families rose to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner." Many of the new citizens expressed sadness about last week's tragedy. However, Dolly Janeth Quast, originally from Colombia, said that while she was sad for those who lost their lives, she only felt the strength of her patriotism grow. "My heart is very strong," Quast said. "I want to be a better citizen, especially because of the tragedy and for the people that suffer." Marcella Hurtado-Gomez admitted to mixed feelings of joy and trepidation on the heels of last week's deadly violence. She said the attacks were "a little scary," but even though they haven't had much time to sink in, they haven't changed her gratitude and pride. Please see Americans, 5A WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Monday the United States wants terrorism suspect Osama bin Laden ``dead or alive.'' The Federal Reserve cut key interest rates, but nervous investors sent Dow Jones industrial stocks plunging to their largest point loss ever. Faced with a faltering economy, Bush met with top domestic policy advisers late osama bin Laden Monday to consider legislation to bail out hard-hit U.S. airlines. Inside And aides said he news weighing a new economic stimulus pack- Fed cuts age that might include interest rate, 1D new tax cuts. ``I've got great faith Consumers in the economy. I return to malls, understand it's tough 4D right now,'' Bush said. Taliban will ``Transportation busi- meet to decide ness is hurting.'' He if they will turn suggested that stock over bin Laden, markets, closed since 3A last Tuesday's attacks, Bush urges had been ``correcting U.S. not to prior to this crisis.'' Even though turn against the Federal Reserve Muslims, 6A slashed its benchmark Plane crash federal funds and dis- victims rememcount interest rates bered, 6A by half a percentage Pentagon point, stocks plummet- recovery effort ed as markets opened continues, 9A for the first time since U.S. tightens the devastating attack energy security, in the heart of New 9A York's financial district. Pakistan Airline, insurance closes its and entertainment border with stocks were hit partic- Afghanistan, ularly hard. The Dow 10A Jones industrials suffered their biggest oneday point drop, 684.81, to 8,920.70, dropping below 9,000 for the first time since December 1998. Bush balanced attending to the weakening economy with preparing the military -- and the nation -- for possibly prolonged conflict in the battle against international terrorism. ` We will win the war and there will be costs,' Bush said during a visit to the Pentagon,badly damaged when hit by one of the hijacked airliners.` The U.S. military is ready to defend freedom at any cost.' Today's edition Business, 1D Classifieds, 5D Comics, 3C Connections, 1C Legals, 4D Movies, 4C Planners decide against Flying Wye landscaping Members question expense, citing effects on other projects By Sam Bass Idaho Press-Tribune CALDWELL -- Treasure Valley city and county leaders want to nix a $12 million project to landscape the Flying Wye Interchange, saying the money should be used to improve traffic instead. The Community PlanningAssociation of Southwest Idaho voted down the measure Monday because of concerns that spending the money in Boise might shortchange future transportation projects in Canyon County. It marked the second time the planning association rejected the proposal, Executive Director Clair Bowman said. Boise Mayor Brent Coles asked the board to reconsider last month's vote. The Flying Wye is the largest and most expensive highway project in Idaho history. It is designed to improve safety and traffic flow along Interstate 84 and the I-184 Connector in West Boise. The landscaping was sought to improve its appearance. Only Ada County members of the association could vote on the measure. However, Canyon County members consider it a two-county issue because of the possible loss of federal transportation funds to them if so much is spent in Ada County. The motion to reconsider failed by The Flying Wye The Flying Wye interchange in Boise ties together I-184 (The Connector) and traffic from the Boise Town Square area to Interstate 84. Today's news section was produced by Assistant Managing Editor David Woolsey, Valley Editor Sean Deter, and copy editors Sergio Brown and Julius Tigno. Copyright � 2001 Printed on recycled newsprint Vol. 22, No. 80, 28 pages a 5-5 tie of the Ada County members, Bowman said. Canyon County officials felt they should have a say, as well. "I think that project affects Canyon County,"Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas said."Those are funds we all have access to, therefore we should have a vote on them." The issue will be considered by the Idaho Transportation Board at its meeting Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at transportation headquarters, 3311 W. State St., in Boise. Board members are likely to do away with plans for the mammoth landscaping project. "If COMPASS votes a project off their program, we have to take it off the statewide transportation program," Idaho Transportation Board member Monte McClure said."We don't have a vote on COMPASS, and we pretty much follow their lead." Ada County has a five-year transportation improvement program document covering how the county would like to spend federal transportation funds. It sets the desires of COMPASS.The Idaho Transportation Board has its own version. Only projects agreed to by both groups and included in the document will be considered by federal officials for future funding. oN the web: idahopress.com Customer serViCe: 467-9252 Classifieds: 467-9253 switChboard: 467-9251 News hot liNe: 465-8124 sPorts: 465-8111 fastrak: 466-8701 CY M K AmericA recovers Wednesday September 19, 2001 w w w. i d a h o p r e s s . c o m Day 8 Inside today Nampan fabricates heroism, 3A Nampan apologizes for story, 3A American flags missing, 4A Sen. Craig visits Pentagon, 5A Bush seeks global alliance, 7A N.Y. crews reach ground zero, 9A Afghans historically tough, 10A Sunny, 80 s e rv i n g t h e w e s t e r n t r e a s u r e va l l e Y PRICE: 50 CE nts Boeing expected idle at least 20,000 The Associated Press SEATTLE -- Boeing Co. is planning to lay off at least 20,000 people -- more than 20 percent of its commercial airline work force -- as a result of last week's terrorist attacks, Gov. Gary Locke said Tuesday. The aircraft maker was expected to make an announcement today. The company was not expected to disclose specific locations for the layoffs, but was telling lawmakers the cuts are expected to be implemented by early 2002. The layoffs could swell to as many as 30,000 workers, according to a congressional source, who spoke Tuesday on the condition of anonymity. A Boeing spokesman would not comment Tuesday night, but Boeing officials confirmed that an announcement was expected early today. Roughly 93,000 people work for Boeings' commercial airline sector, much of which is centered around the company's former headquarters in Seattle. The White House and Congress are considering a federal aid package for the airline industry to help them recover from last week's attacks. The industry has asked for $24 billion. The House floated a $15 billion relief plan last Friday that could include $2.5 billion in immediate grants and $12.5 billion in loans and credits. Councilman says Nampa needs to be run differently By Sam Bass Idaho Press-Tribune Dale aims to be mayor Caldwell candidates NAMPA -- Nampa City Councilman Tom Dale wants to be mayor. The six-year council member said he is running because he doesn't feel comfortable with the held by Maxine Horn, who is seeking a second term as mayor. Caldwell incumbents Mayor Garret Dale was elected to the council Nancolas and City Council members in 1995. Shannon Ozuna and Rob Hopper He listed a number of issues say they will seek re-election, but he considers critical for Nampa's Jerry Langan will not. No others had growth, saying: announced as of Tuesday. The city is "30 years behind" in transportation planning; There has been no progress Rob Bartholomew / IPT way Nampa is now being run. on the city's comprehensive plan; Tom Dale, right, announces that he will run for mayor as Gerry Boone Dale, 50, announced Tuesday he's vying for the office now Please see Dale, 6A and Vicki McMinn hold up a sign in support on the steps of City Hall. More strikes planned Mass. firm FBI convinced more attacks were plotted By John Solomon The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The FBI has meticulously pieced together a broad terrorist plot, securing evidence the hijackers trained for months or years without raising suspicions in the United States, received financial and logistical support from others and identified additional targets for destruction. Law enforcement and other officials familiar with the evidence said the FBI is investigating whether the terrorist network behind Tuesday's attacks targeted more flights for hijacking. Authorities have grown increasingly certain that a second wave of violence was planned by collaborators. They said Sept. 22 has emerged as an important date in the evidence, but declined to be more specific. Please see Attacks, 6A plans to buy Nampa plant Execs don't expect big layoffs at MCMS By Lora Volkert Idaho Press-Tribune NAMPA -- MCMS plans to seek bankruptcy and sell its Nampa plant and most other assets to a Massachusetts electronics manufacturing services company. The potential owner, Manufacturers' Services Limited, said it intends to keep the Nampa site open and retain the vast majority of the approximately 750 MCMS workers. Although the Nampa electronics manufacturing services company will file Chapter 11 bankruptcy, chief executive Rick Rowe said that under the new owners, "life really doesn't change very much" for the company's employees, customers and suppliers. Potential shift U.N. to Taliban: Hand over Osama bin Laden The Associated Press UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council said Tuesday it had one message for Afghanistan's Taliban rulers: Hand over suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden and close all terrorist training camps ``immediately and unconditionally.'' The 15-nation council, whose permanent members are the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France, issued a statement after a briefing on the political, military and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, ``including the dire consequences of Taliban rule for the Afghan people.'' One change MCMS CEO Rick Rowe expects will occur at the Nampa plant is a shift in emphasis from assembling circuit boards to box-building work, creating racks and cabinets of circuit boards. Rowe said that involves different skills -- more physical labor and less machine operation. Afghans told to prepare for holy war against U.S. The Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan -- The hard-line Taliban said God would protect it if the world tried to ``set fire'' Afghanistan for sheltering terrorist suspect Osama bin Laden, and in comments broadcast Tuesday also called on all Muslims to wage holy war on America if it attacks. Hundreds of Islamic clerics were gathering in the Afghan capital to discuss conditions for extraditing bin Laden to a country other than the United States, a Pakistan government official said. The clerics are expected to meet today, said Hamdullah Nomani, the mayor of Kabul and host of the gathering. Three arrested FBI agents raided a residence in Detroit looking for one of the nearly 200 witnesses being sought in the investigation. Instead, they found three men and a cache of documents. The three were charged with having false immigration papers, the first criminal charges related to last week's terrorist incidents. The asset sale amounts to an estimated $43.5 million. MCMS has about $260 million in debt, which would not be taken on by the new owners.The transaction is subject to approval by the bankruptcy court supervising the Chapter 11 case for MCMS. Stephen Schultz of Manufacturers' Services Limited said MCMS' experienced work force was one reason MSL decided to acquire the company. Please see MCMS, 6A Rob Bartholomew / IPT Idaho Lottery Rolldown: 5 19 27 38 48 Pick 3: 3 2 7 Jesse Ledbetter directs the Nampa High School choir during a patriotic rally at the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa on Tuesday night. The event was designed as a show of American spirit. Arrest made in school vandalism Caldwell teen held on $50,000 bond By Brad Hem Idaho Press-Tribune CALDWELL -- Canyon County prosecutors have levied two felony charges against a Caldwell teenager for the Aug. 19 vandalism at the De Colores Migrant Head Start School. Tony McCormick, 19, was arrested Tuesday and held in Canyon County Jail on $50,000 bond for the attack last month that left the tiny pre-school west of Caldwell devastated. Equipment was also reported stolen. McCormick is charged with burglary and malicious damage to property. Sheriff's deputies said the crime is still under investigation and more arrests might come. Clues at the scene led investigators to McCormick, but investigators would not say what those clues were. The late-night attack left major damage in every room of the school. Two Deaths Evelyn Baker Ruby Bowman Arnold Branden Raymond Edde Charles Fox Victor McKenzie Terina Schwanz Bob White Nampa reservist missing in Pentagon terrorist attack By Vickie Holbrook Idaho Press-Tribune Family still waits for word time for our family," Chuck, the eldest of nine Vauk children, said Tuesday night. Sister Lynn Caba of Nampa and brothers Gary and Dennis of Ron Vauk Texas are in the Washington, D.C., area with Ron Vauk's wife and young son. Brothers Chuck of Boise and Dave of Nampa remain in the Treasure Valley. Chuck said the family members have attended Federal Emergency Management Agency meetings at the Pentagon where they've been told the recovery process is slow because the building is unstable and sections must be shored up before the search can proceed. "The Navy liaisons have been very helpful, and they continue to support the family as the search continues," Chuck said. John Huff, the FEMA incident support team leader for the Vauk background Lt. Cmdr. Ronald James Vauk served about four years on submarines after he completed his submarine training in 1989. Since 1993, he's been a Reservist in the Navy Command Center 106. All NCC 106 personnel require a Top Secret clearance and must apply for acceptance. Vauk was the watch officer for the Navy Command Center at the Pentagon. The Navy Command Center is the link between the chief of Naval Operations and the entire Navy fleet. For more information about the unit, see www.hq.navy.mil/ncc106/index.htm Obituaries and death notices, 5A Today's edition Business, 1D Classifieds, 4D Comics, 5C Connections, 1C Legals, 6B Movies, 6C Opinion, 8A Puzzles, 5D TV listings, 2A Valley, 4A Weather, 2A Today's news section was produced by News Editor Drew Munro, Assistant Managing Editor David Woolsey, and page designers Sergio Brown and Rosemary Gray. Copyright � 2001 Printed on recycled newsprint Vol. 22, No. 81, 30 pages NAMPA -- Family members of Lt. Cmdr. Ronald James Vauk remain in a holding pattern today as search and recovery crews sort through the burned rubble at the Pentagon. It's been a week since Nampans Dorothy and Hubert Vauk and their grown children were notified that Ron, a 1982 Nampa High School graduate and a 1987 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, was missing. As a Navy Reservist, Ron Vauk was serving a week's tour as watch commander when a plane loaded with passengers smashed into the Washington, D.C., complex. "My parents and brothers and sisters would like to thank everyone for their support, their prayers and their expressions of sympathy at this most difficult search and rescue task forces, said the search and recovery process is especially difficult "because you have a structural collapse, a building fire and a plane crash all rolled up into one event." Of 188 victims, Pentagon officials said the remains of 97 people had been removed by Monday. Eleven of those have been identified computers, toys and nearly every other piece of equipment were destroyed. The vandal or vandals emptied filing cabinets and turned them over, destroyed a copy machine, tipped over shelves, pulled food from freezers and smashed many items. They also sprayed fire extinguisher chemicals throughout the building. Deputies said the vandals began their spree by cutting the phone and power lines to the building so the alarm wouldn't go off. Three computers, a television, paper shredder and other equipment valued at about $3,500 were stolen from the school in the attack, which came just two days after the school's fall session for 72 students started. The damage followed $250,000 worth of renovations just finished in the three-room school. In the past month, workers have installed a new security system and made other improvements at the school. Much of the money came from community contributions after the vandalism. oN the web: idahopress.com Customer serViCe: 467-9252 Classifieds: 467-9253 switChboard: 467-9251 News hot liNe: 465-8124 sPorts: 465-8111 fastrak: 466-8701 CY M K AmericA recovers Thursday September 20, 2001 w w w. i d a h o p r e s s . c o m Day 9 Inside today Proper flag etiquette, 3A Franklin Pierce tosses hat into ring for Nampa Council race, 4A Airlines lay off 40,000, 7A Memorial planned in N.Y., 8A Greenspan urges caution, 8A Feds lose 1,100 computers, 11A Sunny, 83 s e rv i n g t h e w e s t e r n t r e a s u r e va l l e Y PRICE: 50 CE nts India helps U.S. track terrorists CNN reported late Wednesday that India has been working with the United States in the days following last week's hijacking attacks by sharing the locations of terrorist training camps. Indian intelligence officials said that for more than a decade, Islamic militants have been training in Afghanistan and Pakistan for a jihad, or holy war. Sources told CNN that more than 120 camps are operating in the two countries. The camps are small, they are easy to move, and they can be difficult to track by satellite because of the region's rough terrain. Bush orders planes to Gulf President will address full Congress tonight By David Espo AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon ordered dozens of advanced aircraft to the Persian Gulf region on Wednesday as the hour of military retaliation for deadly terrorist attacks drew closer. President Bush announced he would address Congress and the nation Thursday night. ``I owe it to the country to give an explanation,'' the president said in the Oval Office. Bush spoke after meeting with congressional leaders to discuss the economy, weak before the attacks and buffeted by thousands of layoffs in the airline industry and elsewhere in the eight days since. ``No question it's tough times,'' he said. ``This is a shock to the economy and we're going to respond.'' The president's announcement that he would go before a joint session of Congress marked a quickening in the pace of events as the administration worked on military, diplomatic and economic responses to the attacks that killed thousands. Mountain Home ready NBC News reported Wednesday that Pentagon officials say Mountain Home Air Force Base planes will be among the first called into action. Boise affiliate KTVB said planes will leave today for undisclosed locations, including B-1 bombers and F-15 fighter jets. Details, 3A. FBI scours e-mails Sources told Fox News that the FBI is poring over hundreds of e-mail communications from both private and public computers. Fox reported the FBI is more interested in content than volume, and the agency said the content not only contains information related to events on Sept. 11 but also chitchat as well. In reference to the Internet, an official said: "They used it and they used it well." A Pentagon official outlined the first steps of ``Operation Infinite Justice,'' the decision to send F-15s, F-16s and possibly B-1 bombers to the Persian Gulf.The aircraft will follow the deployment of air traffic control teams. In addition, an aircraft carrier left Virginia to join other carriers in the region. See details on 8A. Network reports that pilots probably murdered CBS News reported Wednesday that federal investigators believe some of the pilots and co-pilots of the four hijacked aircraft last week were murdered before the planes crashed. But investigators would not disclose what leads them to that conclusion, the network reported. FBI technicians have also recovered fragments of conversations from within one of the plane's cockpits, CBS said. `A good patriot' Hijackers frequented gyms across the country ABC News reported more details about the hijackers' activities in America. The FBI has determined that at least seven of the hijackers had trained or worked out at various gyms. Ziad Jarrahi, one of the hijackers on the flight that crashed in Pennsylvania, is believed to have trained for hand-to-hand combat for two months at a gym in Dania, Fla. "He came in to learn street tactics, street defense, street fighting," Bert Rodriguez, who runs the US1 Fitness Center, told ABC. "When I asked him the purpose, he said just basic self-defense -- he told me he traveled a lot." Ashcroft: Terrorists helped by countries Authorities investigate how the attacks were financed By Karen Gullo The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The terrorists who planned and carried out last week's attacks probably were supported by foreign governments, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Wednesday. After visiting the damaged Pentagon building, Ashcroft said of that attack and the ones on the World Trade Center,``It is pretty clear that the networks that conduct these kind of events are harbored, supported, sustained and protected by a variety of foreign governments.'' ``It is time for those governments to understand with crystal clarity that the United States of America will not tolerate that kind of support,'' he said. Ashcroft's comments followed news that the government had received information from a foreign intelligence service that Mohamed Atta, identified by the FBI as a hijacker aboard one of the planes that slammed into the Trade Center, met earlier this year in Europe with an Iraqi intelligence agent. Iraq has denied any involvement in the attacks. Authorities were looking into how the plot was financed, and federal banking regulators Wednesday distributed a list of 21 people, including most of the 19 hijackers. Banks were asked to search their customer files for accounts or financial transactions under those names. MCMS correction Wednesday's 1A story on MCMS' planned sale incorrectly stated that MicronPC was a client of MCMS. MCMS actually makes memory modules for Micron Technology, the Boise computer chip manufacturer. Flag pin correction Scott Syme was incorrectly identified in a brief on Page 4A Wednesday about a family in Nampa selling flag pins. The pins, made from safety pins, and red, white and blue beads, are available by calling 455-9392. Dick Selby / IPT A memorial in remembrance of the victims of last week's terrorist attacks on the East Coast has been placed in the downtown plaza next to the Nampa Police Station. Nampa Mayor Maxine Horn said the memorial was set up as place where people can leave flowers or light a candle. Idaho Lottery Powerball: 21 26 28 31 41 PB:29 PP: 5x Rolldown: 5 19 27 38 48 Wild Card 2: 5 10 11 16 19 Ace of hearts Pick 3: 2 0 3 Hearts are heavy after Ron Vauk's body recovered By Vickie Holbrook Idaho Press-Tribune NAMPA -- A community tribute to thousands of terrorist victims takes on new meaning today as family and friends grieve the news that Nampa High School's 1982 graduate is a confirmed casualty at the Pentagon. Navy Reservist and 1987 Naval Academy graduate Lt. Cmdr. Ronald Vauk's body, recovered from the rubble, has been identified. His family was notified Wednesday. "It's been difficult to wait for the news that we received today," brother Chuck Vauk said on behalf of his parents, Hubert and Dorothy Vauk, and seven other siblings. "While our family mourns Ron's death, we recognize that many families face the same situation we do today," the eldest Vauk son said. "We appreciate all the support we've received and continue to receive as we work through this senseless tragedy. Details haven't been arranged at this time, but the family expects services will be held on the East Coast, followed by a memorial service in Nampa. Please see Vauk. 6A Deaths Everett Bates Raymond Edde Victor McKenzie Ilene Nelson Charles Powell Stewart Simonson Eileen Stover Genevieve Stracener Bob White Sidney Williams Leonard Wilson Stephanie Wright John Young Obituaries and death notices, 5A Drawing for house set Fall Fest set to brighten Firefighters fund will also benefit By Beckie Ferguson Idaho Press-Tribune NAMPA -- Saturday will be the big day when someone wins a home. A raffle drawing for a house donated by Heartland Homes and Corey Barton Construction will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Nampa Boys and Girls Club on Stampede Drive. The fund-raiser will benefit the Boys and Girls Club. Tickets are $100 and only 2,000 will be sold. The house is located at 2821 Pennsylvania Ave. in Oakhurst Estates. Before Saturday's drawing, a steak and chicken barbecue will be served from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. by Outback Steakhouse, which donated all the food for the event. Please see Drawing, 11A Today's edition Business, 1D Classifieds, 4D Comics, 5C Connections, 1C Legals, 3C Movies, 6C Opinion, 10A Puzzles, 5D TV listings, 2A Valley, 4A Weather, 2A Free concert Caldwell's All 12 Step Club is sponsoring a prayer vigil and free concert from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday in honor of the New York City firefighters who died in the World Trade Center tragedy last week. It will be held at Lakeview Park in Nampa. Firefighters will be on hand to collect donations for the families of fallen New York firefighters. The bands Nada Brahma, Reckless, The Divas, and Sparky Sparks & The Aardvarks will perform. Caldwell this Saturday Event will feature a range of family-oriented fun By Sam Bass Idaho Press-Tribune CALDWELL -- Residents will find a time for families to get together and have fun Saturday during Caldwell's Fall Fest at Memorial Park. Sponsored by the Western Canyon Youth and Family Coalition, the family community event runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is free to the public. This is the first of what is hoped to be an annual event, Coalition Executive Director Priscilla Chavez said. "We really wanted an event that would promote a safe and healthy Get involved To share your talents or volunteer to help with Caldwell's Fall Fest at Memorial Park, call Priscilla Chavez at 284-5037. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday. Today's news section was produced by News Editor Drew Munro, Assistant Managing Editor David Woolsey, and page designers Rosemary Gray and Melissa Wilson. Copyright � 2001 Printed on recycled news- Raffle tickets Raffle tickets for the donated house to benefit the Nampa Boys and Girls Club can be purchased at Saturday's barbecue, or from Nampa City Hall, the Idaho Press-Tribune and Mercy Medical Center. For more information, call City Hall at 465-2270. Vol. 22, No. 82, 34 pages environment for youth, families and community organizations to come together." The fair will include a variety of family-oriented activities. "This is a good way to celebrate Caldwell," coalition board director Allan Laird said. "After the events of last week, we are looking forward to a turnout of citizens to express their patriotism and cohesiveness." Please see Festival, 11A oN the web: idahopress.com Customer serViCe: 467-9252 Classifieds: 467-9253 switChboard: 467-9251 News hot liNe: 465-8124 sPorts: 465-8111 fastrak: 466-8701 CY M K AmericA recovers Friday September 21, 2001 w w w. i d a h o p r e s s . c o m Day 10 Inside today Boise Airport resumes curbside service, initiates new fines, 3A Idahoans react to speech, 6A N.Y. toll soars past 6,300, 7A Pope plans Kazakstan trip, 10A Sunny, 82 s e rv i n g t h e w e s t e r n t r e a s u r e va l l e Y PRICE: 50 CE nts Rob Bartholomew / IPT Bobby Jones, caddie for Buy.Com Boise Open player Kevin Burton, replaces the pin that bears the American flag at Hillcrest Country Club in Boise Thursday afternoon. For complete coverage of the Buy.Com Boise Open, see Sports, 1B. History-making relief effort airs tonight By The Associated Press and Idaho Press-Tribune staff Uniting screen stars, musicians and television personalities in an unprecedented collaborative effort, 27 television networks will simulcast a special benefit for terrorist attack victims tonight. ``America: A Tribute to Heroes'' will air from 7-9 p.m. in the Treasure Valley on the major stations -- KBCI Channel 2, KTVB Channel 7, KTRV Channel 12 and KIVI Channel 6 -- as well as cable networks such as TNT, Lifetime, Comedy Central, HBO and Showtime. Univision and the Telemundo network also have opted to participate. Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts, Bruce Springsteen, the Dixie Chicks, Ray Romano and Kelsey Grammer have all agreed to participate. It's believed to be the first time the four major networks have agreed to air the same program simultaneously. The networks haven't said whether they will set up their own relief organization for victims of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks or direct viewers to existing groups. View