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THE DAILY OKLAHOMAN The State Newspaper Since 1907 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2001 54 PAGES 500 No sweat Oakland pitcher Mark Mulder, showing no nerves in his first postseason appearance, held New York to one run, and Terrence Long homered twice to lead the Athletics to a 5-3 win over the World Series champions in the opener of their first-round American League series. Page 1-D Happy home Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity will dedicate the new four-bedroom brick ranch house at 8601 Park-ridge Drive at 2 p.m. today. It's the 200th home the organization has completed since 1990. CommunityNorman HOME & GARDEN At the zoo Folks will meet the flora and the fauna Saturday at the if Oklahoma City Zoo's annual Garden Gala. page 1-B BUSINESS Oklahoma: Retail haven ; V Shoppers snapped shut their . purses in September in many cit ies, but not Oklahoma City. In fact, a new spot-check survey shows that retail spending increased more in Oklahoma City than any other city on the survey. Page 1-C Americans win economics Nobel 2001 Nobel PrkA Three American economists swept the Nobel prize for economics for re search into the ways that markets can be roiled by an imperfect flow of information- Page 3-C FOOTBALL A wives' tale Don't pigeonhole them as the coaches' wives. Not when Carol Stoops and Kathy Miles are so much more. Page 1-D WEATHER Mostly sunny High: 72 Low: 53 Page 8-C Ann Landers ...5-B Editorials 6-A Billy Graham ...5-B Gardening 1-B Bridge 6-E Horoscope 5-B Business 1-C Livestock 7-C Classified 1-E Markets 4-C Comics 8-E Movies 3-B Crossword 6-E Oil 7-C Cryptoquote....6-E Records 15-A DearAbby 5-B Sports 1-D Deaths 14-A TV 4-B TODAY'S PRAYER Let us remember, Lord, all those who have labored in ages past to help bring us the beautiful world in which we live. Thank You, Lord, for Your countless gifts. Amen. Answering Disaster's Call Cordell residents regroup Twister leaves damage but claims no lives By Ron Jackson Staff Writer CORDELL City Administrator Bob Lambert predicted he would wake up Wednesday morning to a disastrous setting. He was right. He certainly didn't wake up at home. Lambert like 150 other Cordell families lost his home to a tornado that plowed through the historic Washita County community shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday. State civil emergency management officials have determined another 386 homes and businesses were damaged by the twister that raked a path about a quarter-mile wide and more than a mile long. Nine people were injured. No one was killed. "I still haven't been back See CORDELL, Page 13-A STAFF PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEYKWTV Nl An aerial photo shows the widespread devastation in southern and eastern Cordell. Estimates released Wednesday indicate 170 homes and businesses were destroyed. m STAFF PHOTOS BY STEVE SISNEY Iva Gass shows how she escaped injury in a hallway cabinet when a tornado ripped through Cordell. Cordell amazed 'We're all alive By Ron Jackson Staff Writer CORDELL "We're all alive, and that's what matters." Such were Stan Brown's thoughts as he emerged from his basement to find the family home destroyed by a tornado Tuesday evening. The morning after, gratitude and astonishment remained foremost on his mind. No one died in Cordell. A miracle, many called it. Volunteers, authorities, residents and survivors were astounded at sunrise Wednesday that no fatalities had been reported from the large tornado that destroyed or damaged a See SAVED, Page 13-A Inside More coverage, photos Page 8-C For the latest information on the cleanup from Tuesday's storms, watch KWTV NEWS9. To see storm video and photos, visit i Bob Howard I sMtt" longings I BBHHGmBHh1mv r.J Wednesday i STEVE GOOCH Longest air raids hit Kabul Anti-aircraft guns cant reach U.S. jets By Kathy Gannon, Amir Shah and David Espo Associated Press Writers KABUL, Afghanistan In the biggest attack so far against Kabul, U.S. jets pounded the Afghan capital Wednesday, and explosions thundered around a Taliban military academy, artillery units and suspected terrorist training camps. Buildings miles away shook with the fury of the attack. In the latest development, wire services reported early today that U.S. military personnel had arrived in Pakistan. Reuters news service reported Maj. Gen. Rashid Qureshi, a Pakistani government spokesman, said they were combat troops and stressed that Pakistan was committed to providing the United States only with logistical support for its strikes on Afghanistan. With the United States claiming air supremacy in its campaign to root out Osama bin La-den's terrorist network, American jets roamed across the skies for more than two See STRIKE, Page 10-A AMERICA FIGHTS BACK New York taps ex-FBI agent NATO allies seek bigger role 3rd case of anthrax in Florida Bush releases 'Most Wanted' list Page 4-A Canadians assess cost of caution Page 5-A Enid officials anticipate fight to keep Air Force base open 'Bunker buster' bombs readied White House warns networks of hidden bin Laden messages Page 7-A Pakistani protesters warned Cole inquiry goes on Page 10-A ZymeTx aims to help spot threat Page 1-C NATO joins patrol of America's skies By Scott Cooper Staff Writer The North Atlantic Treaty Organization dispatched a contingent of planes Wednesday to Tinker Air Force Base to assist in America's homeland defense, the first time European pilots have been called to protect U.S. skies. The planes will help free U.S. forces for deployment to the Middle East. The NATO force has five Airborne Warning and Control Systems planes and one cargo airplane. "This is an unprecedented thing," said Capt. Steven Ro-lenc, an AWACS spokesman at Tinker. "Article 5 (of the Washington Treaty) has never been invoked. This is an historic event." Article 5 states that an attack on one member of the alliance is an attack on all. A NATO AWACS airplane takes off Wednesday from a western German air base near Geilenkir-chen. The plane, bound for Oklahoma, is one of five AWACS aircraft NATO assigned to assist in Operation Noble Eagle. The planes will be based at Tinker Air Force Base. "The NATO allies, in the wake of the terrible atrocities of the 11th of September, wanted to move beyond sadness and sympathy ... to solidarity and support," said NATO Secretary-See NATO, Page 7-A Access to records easier on Internet Technology aids public s right to know In the weeks after terrorists flew hijacked airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, newspapers nationwide began asking just how secure our airports are. They found, in many cases, that Federal Aviation Administration inspectors have been able to regularly slip dummy weapons and explosives past passenger screening stations. If reporters had sorted through stacks of the paper records of airport security violations, research for those stories would have taken months. See FOI, Page 2-A 2 Freedom of information in an electronic era These stories were the result of a combined effort by Freedom of Information Oklahoma Inc., The Oklahoman, the Tulsa World, the Associated Press and the Oklahoma Press Association. FOI Oklahoma Inc. is a nonprofit orga nization that works to preserve the First Amendment and to support openness in state and local government. It conducts workshops and seminars for educators, students, government officials, attorneys and the general public. FOI Oklahoma's annual First Amendment Congress is scheduled Nov. 8 and 9 at the University of Central Oklahoma. For more information about FOI Oklahoma Inc. and the First Amendment Congress, go to FIRST OF THREE . PARTS State's highway patrol trains academy of firsts By David Zizzo Staff Writer SPENCER One day a trooper, the next day a soldier. On Wednesday, Richard Losurdo and 33 other cadets became the state's newest Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers. Today, Losurdo must prepare for his other government duty serving in the security forces of the Oklahoma Air National Guard. Losurdo, 34, was called to active duty after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He was busy with the patrol's 53rd academy when his orders came, so the Guard allowed him to finish the 14-week course. Trooper field training must wait until his active military duty of up to one year is finished. "I was excited about starting my training, but I have an obligation with my country," Losurdo said. Still, Wednesday was a proud day for Losurdo, his fellow cadets and their families like Losurdo's wife, Shelly. "I think it's great," she said. See PATROL, Page 5-A Missing files that are needed to complete this page:

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