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Web Site Will "Return to Normal" on Monday
Albeit With a Somber Tone
September 14, 2001
MANITOU SPRINGS, CO -- Agreeing the weekend would be a terrible
time of mourning and identifying the names and lives of the dead, Steve Garufi announced
his web site will return "back to normal" on Monday, albeit with
a somber and respectful tone.
"Monday will be the day that I go back to posting
news stories, adventures
and stuff like that, but make no
mistake, most of them will be really sober and serious."
said Garufi, who has not learned of anyone he knew personally
who is still missing or unidentified from the attacks.
On Wednesday, the day after the despicable attack, Steve
published a brief letter that stated his family was safe
and removed his usually comical headlines from the front page.
According to a recent poll on his front page, 80% of
respondents agreed Congress should formally declare war
against terrorists known to be hostile towards America and nations who
harbor, abet and fund such groups. Garufi was among the majority.
"In view of the heinous attack on civilians on American soil,
I think (terrorism) has gotten to the point where we must make
a statement to the world … that America will punish severely
anyone who even associates with terrorists ... We probably
will create more resentment throughout the Muslim world, but
the way I see it, we are in a state of war already." Garufi wrote in a recent e-mail.
He added, "We must stamp out the evil bastards who promote terrorism, yet we as a nation much also humbly turn our faces back to God."
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