Battle Creek Enquirer from Battle Creek, Michigan on March 18, 2002 · Page 7
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Battle Creek Enquirer from Battle Creek, Michigan · Page 7

Battle Creek, Michigan
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Monday, March 18, 2002
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FROM PAGE 1A Monday, March 18, 2002 Battle Creek Enquirer 7A Attacks may be retaliatioin for support of U.S. Attack, From 1A police and soldiers rushed to the scene. The church, about 400 yards from the U.S. Embassy, is located in the guarded diplomatic quarter in the heart of Pakistan's capital and primarily serves the foreign community. The overwhelming majority of Pakistanis are Muslim and few Pakistani Christians live in Islamabad. Survivors spoke of deafening blasts, choking smoke and pandemonium. They said terrified parents screamed for their children and stunned worshippers dived beneath chairs and behind cement pillars as bits of flesh were hurled through the air. Parents groped to find their way downstairs, where their children were attending Sunday school. Other parishioners feared touching the wounded, because unexploded grenades lay near their bodies. Witnesses gave conflicting reports on the number of attackers. Late Sunday, senior police superintendent Nasir Khan Durrani said authorities believed only one attacker was involved. Durrani said the assailant may have died in the attack. ' The U.S. Embassy identified the dead Americans as Barbara Green and her daughter, Kris-ten Wormsley, a senior at the American School in Islamabad. Green and her husband, Milton Green, worked at the U.S. Embassy she in administration and he in the computer division. Milton Green and the couple's young son also were injured, but not seriously, Motorists to gain 'smoother ride' after project ends Road, From 1A bridges he's not looking forward to the inconvenience of traffic delays. "It probably will be an inconvenience because it is a. major artery. it seems like we're getting stymied at every point," said Robertson, citing the Dick-man Road project that was finished last fall and the Helmer Road project which begins about a year from now. "But I guess it's about time. The bridges are getting pretty bad," he said. The four bridges are the north and southbound passes over Dickman Road and the north and southbound bridges over the abandoned railroad tracks. Strupulis said during construction one lane of each bridge will be closed for construction and one will remain open for traffic. Consequently, traffic over the bridges will be reduced to one northbound and one southbound lanes for nearly three months. . Construction on the bridges will consist of replacing the concrete deck overlay, structural steel repair, pin and hanger replacement and partial painting, Strupulis said. Road construction from Golden to Hamblin avenues and from Van Buren Street to Capital Avenue will consist of repairing the pavement joints and putting in new concrete patches. As part of the project, the loojHramp going onto the penetrator northbound from Dickman Road will close from mid-April until mid-May. "All the project components will be all pretty much at the same time," Strupulis said. "It's a matter of smoothness and durability ... we want to make sure that potholes don't get any deeper." Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Nofs of the Battle Creek Post said the resurfacing will make the approach to downtown safer. "It's going to be a smoother surface and it will make for better traveling for the driving public," Nofs said. But Nofs cautioned drivers who use the penetrator in the coming months to slow down. "The construction project is going on, so people are going to have to make extra time when traveling," he said. "A lot of construction workers are hurt, and killed each year, and that's a major concern for the workers and the state police. It's like the old saying 'Slow down and give 'em a brake.'" . Nofs said he has not been notified whether MDOT will reimburse any overtime pay for state troopers to patrol the construction sites, but state police will make patrolling the area a priority. To make for a smoother ride, Strupulis said after the concrete is laid construction crews will diamond-grind the surface. He said MDOT is starting to diamond grind more road surfaces because "it's a real nice benefit for the riding public ... it makes for a nice, smooth ride." The project originally was scheduled to begin in mid-April, but Strupulis said the timetable was moved up because the Walled Lake-based contractor C.A. Hull Co. Inc. wanted to get moving on the project. "It might be done a little bit earlier (than expected). They're getting a pretty good start on things ... maybe the middle of June," the project coordinator said. John J. Vander Meer can be reached at 966-0665 or NeverClean Your Gutters Again! r - V .'. V ;-: m ... w 0- When we invented Gutter Helmet, we created the entire gutter protection industry. With over 200,000 satisfied homeowners, Gutter Helmet is the number one gutter protection system in the world. 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On Jan. 12, Musharraf announced a major crackdown on Islamic fundamentalists who had been supported for years by Pakistani governments and banned five extremist movements. More than 2,000 people were arrested, although many have since been released. It had been long expected that religious extremists would strike back with dramatic attacks against foreigners, Western interests or government facilities in Pakistan. The kidnap-slaying of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl was seen as part of an extremist campaign to embarrass the government and undercut its support in the West. Four people, including British-born militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, have been arrested in the case. U.S. Ambassador Wendy Chamberlin said the attack would not deter U.S. resolve to fight terrorism nor its support fox Musharraf. "These terrorists will not win in the United States, they will not win in Pakistan and we will not let them win anywhere," Chamberlin said after visiting the injured. The attack was the second against Christians in Pakistan since the war on terrorism began. On Oct. 28, gunmen killed 15 Christians and one Muslim guard in an attack on a church in the town of Behawalpur. It was the first major terrorist strike in Islamabad since Sept. 11. In January, small bombs were found on British and French diplomatic cars but there were no injuries. Charles C. Zhang CFP, CWCCUI, MBA, CMFC 'This rating lor 1 999 is based on Mr. Zhang's extraordinary contributions lo clients, other field managers and the company-as determined by senior leadership. "This selection is based on Mr. Zhang's overall contribution. The 1 rated advisor Out of the company's more than 10,500 financial advisors nationwide. Charles C. Zhang, CFP, Senior Fnancial Advisor holds some of the most prestigious professional ctesigrations and ogrees in the financial planning field such as CFP, ChFC, CLU and MBA. 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