Major Developments In Aftermath of Terrorist Attacks
Sunday, September 16th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
Here is a summary of the most recent developments related to last week's terrorist attacks:
- President Bush pledges ``crusade'' to ``rid the world of evil-doers,'' brushes off reported Osama bin Laden denial; Vice President Dick Cheney warns that those who harbor terrorists face ``the full wrath of the United States.''
- Pakistani official says senior delegation sent to Afghanistan to deliver U.S. message: hand over Osama bin Laden or risk massive assault.
- The New York Stock Exchange and the Mercantile Exchange, as well as City Hall and other government buildings and courthouses, get ready to reopen Monday, even as much of lower Manhattan remains inaccessible. Says Mayor Rudolph Giuliani: ``A great way to help is to come here and spend money.''
- Number missing at World Trade Center reaches 4,957; 190 confirmed dead, 115 identified. Pentagon death toll 188; New York Fire Department promotes 168 firefighters to fill void left by nearly 300 firefighters still missing.
- Authorities arrested a second man on a material witness warrant. He was arrested in New York, but no other details were released.
- Republicans and Democrats discuss swift cooperation on budget and domestic issues as attention shifts to terrorist threat.
- Patriotic songs mix with gospel as Americans attend Sunday services; Pope John Paul II says he is ``heartbroken,'' urges restraint in retaliation.
- Two killed, dozens injured as 50,000 Hindu nationalists march in Muslim area of southern India to protest terrorism, decry Pakistan and Taliban.
- Next week's Ryder Cup golf tournament between U.S. and European teams postponed for one year.