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Michael Douglas Encourages Travel

October 17, 2001

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CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) _ Americans should overcome their fear of travel after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Michael Douglas said.

``We are all nervous but I think you have to live your life,″ the actor told Scotland’s STV television on Tuesday.

He flew from New York to Scotland for the Dunhill Links pro-am golf tournament, which begins Thursday at three Scottish golf courses.

Douglas, who has a home in Manhattan, said that since the attacks, he’s been encouraging people to cross the Atlantic and support New York tourism.

``I was in New York on Sept. 11 and have been there during the anthrax scares,″ he said. ``We encouraged everybody at that time to go to New York because they lost a lot of business.

``Hopefully things will pick up, but people have just got to get on with it. You can’t live in fear.″

The tournament teams celebrity amateurs including Douglas, Samuel L. Jackson and Hugh Grant with professional golfers.

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