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  1. 1. Voice of the Rocky Mountain Empire 66 $1.00 — May vary outside metro Denver Sunday, March 23, 2003 · News updates at DenverPost.com Allies take cities, oil sites; troops halfway to Baghdad Forces race toward capital, but tank clash causes concern By Michael Booth and Karen Augé Denver Post Staff Writers U.S. and British forces rolled across the Euphrates River and pushed more than halfway to Bagh- dad on Saturday, securing southern Iraqi cities and key oil facilities without major bloodshed, although a fierce tank battle and huge explo- sions from 500 cruise missiles warned of bleaker scenes ahead. American tanks and troop carri- ers raced 200 miles north of Ku- wait, leapfrogging at least one problem area in Basra by sur- rounding it and moving on. Bagh- dad suffered most of the continu- ing “shock and awe” aerial cam- paign, with a new round of furious explosions from Tomahawk cruise missiles and guided bombs hitting the capital just after sunset. Invading forces captured and crossed an important bridge across the Euphrates, opening the way for a parallel race up another highway toward Baghdad. Iraqis lit pools of oil afire south of the capital city, reportedly to make U.S. bombing runs more diffi- cult. In Kuwait, a soldier from the 101st Airborne Division was killed and 16 were wounded Sunday morning local time when two hand grenades were thrown into the 1st Brigade technical operations cen- ter at Camp Pennsylvania, U.S. Army officials said. An American soldier was held as a suspect, an Army spokesman said. The soldier, who was not iden- tified, is a member of the 101st Air- borne and was found hiding in a Associated Press / Takanori Sekine bunker after the attack. An Iraqi soldier is detained by Army 3rd Infantry Division troops after he surrendered Saturday at An Nasiriyah in southern Iraq. Up to 2,000 Iraqi soldiers have surrendered. Max Blumenfeld, an Army spokesman, said the soldier’s mo- tive “most likely was resentment.” Marine platoon deals with death EXPANDED COVERAGE Accidental deaths continued to BEGINS ON PAGE 4A dominate the casualty reports, as two British navy helicopters collid- ed over the Persian Gulf, killing GRENADE ATTACK the seven on board, including one Blasts kill one, Comrade killed during first combat that also took lives of five Iraqi soldiers U.S. Navy officer. On Thursday, eight British and four U.S. Marines died when their helicopter crashed hurt up to 16; qi soldier in the first action by scores of Iraqi soldiers surren- and you see these four guys walk- By Doug Mellgren south of the port Umm Qasr, again without enemy fire anywhere in Echo Company’s 1st Platoon of the dered, many walking toward the ing toward you with their hands The Associated Press the area. 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit af- Americans in strict military for- up. We knew they were surrender- U.S. soldier SOUTHERN IRAQ — Lance Two U.S. Marines have died in ter it entered Iraq from northern mation under a white flag. ing.” Cpl. Joseph Willems was approach- combat: one battling Iraqi infantry Kuwait on Friday. But there were still a few hold- “But then somebody shouts, ing one of many bunkers dug into is held. 4A in southern areas to secure an oil- “The only time I freaked was outs. The Marines, covering each ‘There’s two in the hole! There’s Iraq’s desert when he saw the muz- pumping station, the second fight- when I saw his eyes, and my weap- other, stopped and scrambled over two in the hole!’ ” said Jacobs, who zle fire. ing near Umm Qasr. on jammed. I kept backing up and the ground, repeating the move- leads the 1st Platoon. “I looked down and saw shots be- Iraqi pronouncements said more it kept jamming,” Willems said. ments as they approached each The Marines reacted immediate- ing fired, and I just went ‘ooooh,’ HONORING THE FALLEN than 200 civilians were injured in It was early morning. By the bunker. There were bursts of gun- ly, and shot both, then threw in a and jumped back,” said the 19- the waves of missile strikes on end of the day, Echo Company had fire, often from machine guns, and grenade that blew a plume of sand year-old Marine from Kenosha, Profiles of Baghdad. The Arab-language net- lost one Marine, killed five Iraqis the heavy thud of hand grenades. and black smoke out of the bunker. Wis. “Saw a guy in a blue sweat work al-Jazeera showed gruesome and taken 400 prisoners. “It was very eerie,” said Lt. Will- “I didn’t want to get shot, so I shirt, and took a hip shot with my soldiers who images of children and other al- The Marines were clearing an iam Todd Jacobs, 24, of Cincin- shot him first,” Cpl. Juan B. saw.” leged casualties from bombing as area of bunkers in southern Iraq, nati. “There was smoke every- With his “saw” — slang for ma- forces surrounded Basra. Please see FRONT on 9A near the port of Umm Qasr, after where. It’s our first time in Iraq, chine gun — Willems killed the Ira- have died. 8A An apparent car bomb killed an Australian journalist and four Ira- Tens of thousands in U.S. qis in Kurdish areas of northern Iraq, where a radical Kurdish HEADING OUT group with ties to al-Qaeda prom- hit streets, decry attacks ised terrorist strikes. Three British Fort Carson journalists traveling on their own were missing in southern Iraq. troops prepare U.S. forces chief Gen. Tommy Staff and wire reports chanting, “This is what democra- Franks offered the first local brief- cy looks like.” Then, gesturing to- ing of the invasion’s progress from Anti-war activists throughout to depart. 18A ward the president’s residence, Central Command headquarters in the nation and around the world they shouted, “That is what hypoc- Qatar, promising the fighting returned to the streets Saturday would be “unlike any other in histo- risy looks like.” to protest the U.S.-led war in Iraq, SEEKING SOLACE ry.” Franks described both the suc- In Salt Lake City, demonstra- with demonstrations underway in cess of seeing hundreds of Iraqis at tors held a “Funeral for Democra- a number of U.S. cities, including In anxious a time heeding U.S. leaflets to sur- cy,” carrying coffins they said rep- New York, where a 3-mile-long render in mass formation, and the mass of marchers paraded down resented the death of the United grief from even limited casualties times, a turn Broadway. Nations, civil liberties, and civil- as pockets of Iraqi forces put up a New York’s rally was the larg- ians and soldiers in Iraq. fight. est, but there were other demon- In Chicago, about 500 war pro- toward the “There may be tough times strations and acts of civil disobedi- testers faced 3,000 people who ahead,” Franks said. Associated Press / Franck Prevel ence across the country. In Wash- gathered in Federal Plaza in sup- President Bush, in his weekly ra- familiar. 24A ington, a few thousand people Activists in Paris wave an Iraqi flag, left, and a partially burned U.S. Please see PROTESTS on 20A Please see WAR on 4A flag while protesting the U.S.-led war on Iraq. 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  2. 2. Voice of the Rocky Mountain Empire 66 $1.00 — May vary outside metro Denver Sunday, March 2, 2003 · News updates at DenverPost.com ‘Kingpin of al-Qaeda’ arrested WAR WATCH Pakistan turns over suspected planner of 9/11 attacks to U.S. Missiles destroyed: Iraq begins destroying its Al Samoud 2 missiles, as ordered by the United over to the United States and taken to 400 al-Qaeda suspects have been de- called a joint operation in capturing Mo- By Erik Eckholm Nations. 27A an undisclosed location out of the coun- tained in a cooperative effort that has hammed. The New York Times U.S. troops rejected: Turkey’s try, a senior Pakistani official told The opened President Pervez Musharraf to “Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is one of ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Khalid Associated Press today. criticism from Islamic political forces Osama bin Laden’s most senior and sig- parliament deals a blow to U.S. Shaikh Mohammed, suspected of plan- at home. The arrest represents a major victo- nificant lieutenants, a key al-Qaeda war plans by refusing to let ning the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New ry in the U.S.-led global search for piv- “We have finally apprehended Khalid planner and the mastermind of the American troops begin preparations York and Washington and one of the otal leaders of al-Qaeda — the men Shaikh Mohammed,” Musharraf spokes- Sept. 11 attacks,” said the statement, Mohammed: to open a northern front. 27A FBI’s most wanted terrorists, was ar- who planned the suicide hijacking at- man Rashid Qureshi said late Saturday. issued by Ari Fleischer, the White One of three rested by Pakistani authorities on Satur- tacks on the World Trade Center and “He is the kingpin of al-Qaeda.” Arab summit: The United Arab House press secretary. terror suspects day morning, officials here said. Pentagon, and other terrorist acts. In Washington on Saturday, the White Officials suspect that Mohammed Emirates calls for Saddam Hussein arrested Satur- After he was interrogated by Paki- It was also the most prominent ar- House issued a statement praising Paki- to go into exile. 22A Please see ARREST on 27A stani officials, Mohammed was handed day in Pakistan. rest yet in Pakistan, where more than stani and U.S. officials for what it Academy ‘If they are above 10 years old, they will not take them. Once they turn 12, they send them home.’ M.D. Zahuruislam, trainer in Kuwait camel racing stables, on the child jockeys haunted by culture of distrust Rape victims’ treatment leads to calls for fundamental change By Amy Herdy, Erin Emery and Miles Moffeit Denver Post Staff Writers AIR FORCE ACADEMY — At the academy, fe- male cadets who have been raped face a culture that commonly neglects and even vilifies them for report- ing the crime. The academy itself has described an environment that can be “offensive, intimidating or threatening to women.” That was a decade ago, in a survey of ca- dets. More than two dozen interviews with current and former cadets, military officials including the secre- tary of the Air Force, parents, counselors and experts indicate little has changed. Women are offered little counsel or support if they are attacked. They live in a realm in which upper- classmen wield great power. Their complaints often are sidetracked, or their own behavior is used against them. They sometimes remain in close quarters with the men who raped them. The atmosphere is so bad, said former cadet Libby The Denver Post / Craig F. Walker Saum, “they need to prepare freshman female cadets A young jockey prods his camel toward the finish line at the third annual Kuwait Championship. Most jockeys are from outside Kuwait. for being raped, if not physically, then mentally.” And the leadership of the academy, while express- Saddled with a risky ride ing concern about sexual assault, rarely takes strong enforcement action against attackers, and is so dis- trusted that many women seek outside, civilian help. “Clearly, we’ve got a problem, and we need to fix it,” said Lt. Gen. John Dallager, superintendent of the academy. “The entire military atmosphere and the atmosphere within the Air Force and at the Air Force Child jockeys key to sport of camel racing in the Kuwaiti desert Academy is built upon trust and confidence. And, in my view, that is a character issue.” Please see ACADEMY on 6A cardboard boxes into trucks They also take turns The Kuwaitis for whom these Sudanese boys By Jim Hughes sitting astride milk crates. race refer to them in Arabic as “chicks.” They are Denver Post Staff Writer the subjects of complaints from human rights ad- They bounce and bounce, whipping their plastic SULAIBIYA, Kuwait — When they are not vocates, who say young children should not be put mounts until they crack. They move around on Embattled working, the little Sudanese boys crouch in the the sand, making the appropriate noises with astride large animals for sport. They allege that sand outside the gates of the Kuwait Camel Rac- their mouths. some camel jockeys essentially are slaves, sold ing Club, playing at their work. into the sport from poor countries like Sudan and, “Hit it with the stick! Hit it with the stick!” one Most of them are barefoot. Some wear socks. excited boy yells from atop the dune. more often, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Each has a thin white leash on his right wrist, USOC chief Usually, it is the men yelling, hoping one of Men involved in the sport here say camel rac- dragging the attached riding switch through the their expensive racing camels will carry a small ing allows these boys to keep in touch with a rich sand. When they argue, the boys brandish these boy around the club’s track fast enough to win part of their history and culture. sticks like swords. They make toys from trash, them a sterling silver sword, cash or, best of all, a which is strewn among the sand. Some pick up A sprawling neighborhood of white canvas tents Ward resigns car. plastic grocery bags, hold them open and release Please see RACING on 24A These boys are professional camel jockeys. them to the wind — kites without strings. Or turn By Bill Briggs Denver Post Sports Writer Friends of teen victims COLORADO SPRINGS — Lloyd Ward resigned Saturday as head of the U.S. Olympic Committee, end- gather at scene of crash ing a scandal-torn, 16-month reign marked by a staff mutiny and re- lentless criticism from everyone from senators to sponsors. 15-year-old boy, a 15-year-old girl By John Ingold At least three of Ward’s lieuten- and a 14-year-old boy — all died Denver Post Staff Writer ants also were asked to step down Saturday by Sen. Ben Nighthorse Ward: Head of at the scene of the crash, on Ken A day after three Chatfield High Caryl Avenue just west of Conti- Campbell, who wants “a clean USOC had been School students died in a devastat- nental Divide Road. It was the sec- slate” at the top of the embattled dogged by six ing car accident, their friends, ond fatal crash involving Chatfield USOC. neighbors and families trudged ethics scandals. students this year. “Lloyd Ward did the right thing,” through a biting wind and snow to Among those killed in Friday’s said Campbell, a Colorado Republi- lay flowers, teddy bears and other accident was 15-year-old Michael can and one of three senators leading a congressional remembrances at the crash site. Heykoop, an avid basketball play- overhaul of the organization. “It seems to me whoev- Some came alone Saturday, hold- er and a ready learner, his family er he brought in on his management team should ing single bouquets of flowers. Oth- said. follow suit.” ers came in groups, in large vans Ward will receive no compensation package, unlike and caravans of cars. “I think the biggest thing about 16 former USOC officials who were paid a total of All came with questions. Michael, he was contagious,” said $4.5 million in severance over the past two years, “They were just the nicest guys,” Heykoop’s sister, Virginia. “He had records show. Ward will get one year of medical bene- 14-year-old Bailey Parker said of a contagious smile, a contagious the two boys who died in the crash. fits and a laptop computer. laugh. When Michael was around The Denver Post / Karl Gehring “And it’s, like, why did this have to and you were having a bad day, Since January, Ward has been dogged by six ethics Students from Deer Creek Middle School gather Saturday at the scene of an happen to them?” Please see DEATHS on 16A Please see USOC on 10A accident on Ken Caryl Avenue that killed three Chatfield High students. 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  3. 3. THE DENVER POST SPECIAL REPORT MONDAY, MAY 5, 2003 SECTION E A regime removed, a promise to keep Associated Press / Laurent Rebours Marine Cpl. Edward Chin of New York drapes a U.S. flag over a statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad’s Firdos Square on April 9. The flag was removed before the statue was toppled. After ousting Hussein, the U.S. shapes Iraq’s future under pressure to tread lightly and leave quickly By Michael Booth and Kevin Simpson fear, then it is worth it,” she said. “How can you put a value on that? Is Denver Post Staff Writers that worth one life? Two? A hundred? If my husband had died, it would S addam Alwan Jabar was liberated by American troops just still have been worth it.” in time to help clean up the lawlessness that Saddam Hus- The takeover of Iraq reflected all this: American idealism, worldwide sein’s overthrow created in the streets of Baghdad. wariness, Arab apprehensions. “We want two things,” said Jabar, 55, a garbage man who America’s unmatched military forces put muscle to a bold new policy of was making his rounds voluntarily, with his young sons as preventive warfare, smashing through punchless Iraqi troops, dishearten- assistants, because he could no longer stand the stench from ing many on the streets from Cairo to Tehran and boosting Pentagon the trash piling up in his neighborhood. “We want America advisers who argue the best U.S. defense is a swift, wide-ranging offense. to get back our (everyday) security. And we want a new President Bush removed Hussein from power without the painful mili- government run only by the Iraqi people.” tary morass, domestic terrorist strikes or Middle East uprising predicted Thank you. by many critics. Armed forces transformed by precision air strikes took Now get out. all of Iraq at the cost of far fewer American lives than the 1991 Gulf War. It is a concise, sharply worded conclusion to an American invasion that Bush declared an end to the fighting last week. signaled a revolution in U.S. foreign policy and ousted the Middle East’s Twenty-four million Iraqis appeared grateful for the largely accurate most brutal dictatorship. and lightning-fast use of American force to liberate them but quickly But those who sacrificed to make it so refuse to grow cynical quite that turned sour about chaotic looting and the heavy hand of what some called quickly. an imperial occupation. Sharon Hoffstetter of Colorado Springs has been married to a military Now comes the challenge of Americans finding an attention span long man for 12 years and has been with him for only four. Lt. John Hoffstet- enough to make lasting changes in the Middle East. U.S. aid officials ter, an Army flight surgeon, is lucky to call home from Iraq once a week. started planning the reconstruction of Iraq before their colleagues in the Don’t sully the sacrifices of her husband, or the good intentions of the military had even begun deconstructing it. But the wilting U.S. economy United States, with petty second-guessing, Sharon Hoffstetter said. John demands attention, even as troops continue to search Iraq’s deserts and has missed precious years with his 10-year-old daughter, Ashley, to give palaces for the weapons of mass destruction that Bush used to justify his freedom to 10-year-old girls half a world away. “If a nation of little girls can now be educated and grow up without CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
  4. 4. MONDAY The Denver Snow Post Online High 32, low 14 denverpost.com Complete weather, 8B 66 50¢ — May vary outside metro Denver December 15, 2003 ‘WE GOT HIM’ U.S. soldiers pull Saddam Hussein from hole in ground ‘A dark and painful era Tyrant faces interrogation Capture unlikely to end is over,’ Bush tells Iraqis and war-crimes prosecution insurgency, experts caution By John Aloysius Farrell Denver Post Staff Writer U.S. forces hauled Saddam Hussein out of a crude underground hiding place near Tikrit and took him into custody over the weekend, announcing his cap- ture as many Americans awoke early Sunday morning to televised proclama- tions of “We got him.” Widely broadcast video of an unkempt and wild-haired Hussein meekly submit- ting to physical examinations by his cap- tors was expected to boost the spirits of coalition forces, reinforce respect for American power in the region and reas- sure the uncertain Iraqi people, many of whom feared that the dictator might someday return to power. “I have a message for the Iraqi peo- ple,” President Bush said in a televised address at midday Sunday from the White House. “You will not have to fear the rule of Saddam Hussein ever again. … In the history of Iraq, a dark and pain- ful era is over.” Some 600 soldiers tracked Hussein to a dirt hole 8 feet deep outside a farm- house near his hometown, capturing the elusive dictator without firing a shot. The 66-year-old former Iraqi leader was taken captive after 8 p.m. Baghdad time on Saturday by members of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, acting on informa- tion gleaned during U.S. questioning of members of a family “close to him,” Army Maj. Gen. Ray Odierno, command- er of the division, said during a briefing. The small compound near the village of Adwar is about 10 miles southeast of Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit, generally considered the seat of resistance in the country. The immediate area contained two farmhouses, a farmer’s field, a sheep pen and a hut in the middle where Hussein was hiding. It was close to the Tigris River, and soldiers found boats nearby, Odierno said. The bedroom of the two-room hut con- tained one chair, one bed and “lots of clothes strewn all over the place,” Odier- no said. A rudimentary kitchen had a sink with running water and an area to cook in. The hole where Hussein was found was outside the structure. Odierno said a Styrofoam insert and a rug cov- ered the opening, which were then cov- Associated Press SEE HUSSEIN ON 20A Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is shown on television Sunday after his capture near Tikrit. Hussein was said to be disoriented when U.S. forces found him. Boost for Bush could prove fleeting How they RISE AND FALL HUSSEIN’S RULE Chronicling Saddam Hus- found him: sein’s ruthless rule of Iraq, Several of Bush’s Democratic rivals, As Bush himself found out this year, By John Aloysius Farrell from his rise to power from and Mike Soraghan meanwhile, immediately attacked one of events can turn quickly. In May, the the nation’s Cabinet in their own, front-runner Howard Dean, who Denver Post Staff Writers flight-suited president landed on an aircraft Tip was key opposed the war in Iraq. carrier off the California coast, a prominent 1968 to his unceremonious WASHINGTON — President Bush, who The president, who offered brief, earnest banner declaring “mission accomplished.” played the capture of Saddam Hussein fall this year during a U.S.- remarks Sunday, could let the nonstop tele- Seen as a public relations coup then, it straight and somber Sunday, appeared to led war. 22A vision coverage of the developments in Iraq get a short-term political boost from the increasingly looked boorish and self-promot- By Eric Schmitt speak for him. weekend’s events. ing as the American death toll in Iraq The New York Times REACTION “In talking to the president this morning” But political experts cautioned that climbed. BAGHDAD, Iraq — The hunt for Sadd- Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., Bush’s gain could be only temporary. Iraq “Unlike the gloating flyboy” of May, Bush am Hussein had become a maddening JOY AND CAUTION said on “Fox News Sunday,” “he made it still holds dangers for American soldiers acted with restraint this weekend, Demo- challenge. How the world is reacting very clear … that politics has nothing, noth- and foreign policy. And others, not Hus- Eleven times in the past several cratic pollster Peter Hart said. “I think he ing, nothing to do with today … that today sein, threaten the United States with terror- to the capture of Saddam months, members of a brigade combat SEE BUSH ON 23A ism. is a celebration for the Iraqi people.” team from the Army’s 4th Infantry Divi- Hussein — from Baghdad sion thought they had a bead on Hussein to Colorado. 25A, 27A-29A and launched raids to kill or capture Iraqis react with mix of cheers and questions him, only to come up emp- INSURGENCE ty, sometimes missing INSIDE their man by only a mat- WHAT’S AHEAD ter of hours, military offi- Anatomy of By Beth Potter the capture. Former dictator may hold a cials in Baghdad said. Special to The Denver Post But at 8:26 p.m. Iraq 21A valuable key to stemming BAGHDAD, Iraq — Many Iraqis took to the streets time on Saturday, less the tide of opposition to the Sunday after the announcement that U.S. forces had than 10 hours after receiving a decisive Iraq reconstruction. 26A captured Saddam Hussein. tip from a member of his tribal clan, 600 U.S. soldiers and special-operations forc- Bursts of gunfire heralded the news from morning es backed by tanks, artillery and Apache VIOLENCE through the lunch hour as word spread like wildfire. helicopter gunships surrounded two ru- Some children and young people danced. Drivers BOMBING KILLS 17 ral farmhouses and near one of them honked their horns. found Hussein hiding alone at the bottom But most were not out to celebrate. Instead, as Suicide car bombing out- of an 8-foot hole. He surrendered with- evening fell, hundreds of drivers waiting in miles-long side a Baghdad police out a shot. lines to buy gas gathered in small groups to discuss station kills 17; another “He could have been hiding in a hun- the previously unthinkable situation. blast strikes early today in dred different places, a thousand differ- For many, news of the capture was bittersweet. ent places like this all around Iraq. It Baghdad. 30A Because Hussein’s Baath Party ruled with an iron fist just takes finding the right person who for 35 years, it was shocking to hear he had been will give you a good idea where he might hiding in a hole. Some people said they were sur- COMPLETE COVERAGE be,” Maj. Gen. Raymond Odierno, com- prised he had not committed suicide or come out 20A-30A mander of the 4th Infantry Division, told shooting. reporters at his headquarters in Tikrit “Saddam now seems like a normal person,” said on Sunday. Khalid Issa, 48, a construction foreman. “I’m not sure In recent weeks, U.S. officials had CALL THE DENVER POST how to feel.” started a new analytical effort to draw Newsroom: Others questioned whether the disheveled man they up a list of people likely to be hiding 2B saw on television with the long beard really was Hus- Hussein. The list included bodyguards, Los Angeles Times / Carolyn Cole Home sein. former palace functionaries, tribal lead- Eight-year-old Hiba Ahmen Qusai celebrates with her family Sunday night in delivery: “How long does it take to do a DNA test?” asked ers and others not prominent on previ- front of the Iraqi Communist Party headquarters in Baghdad. Most Iraqis were 303-832-3232 SEE IRAQIS ON 27A more subdued in their reaction to the news of Saddam Hussein’s capture. SEE CAPTURE ON 20A More numbers on Page 2E

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