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SPECIAL EDITION HeralddReview SERVING CENTRAL ILLINOIS SINCE 1873 Wednesday, September 12, 2001 Decatur, Illinois INSIDE: Associated Press Associated Press Herald & ReviewKelly J. Huff MOMENT OF IMPACT VICTIMS FLEEING DISASTER DECATUR PRAYER VIGIL IN CENTRAL PARK US. ATTACKED Bush decries terrorism at Trade Center, Pentagon Associated Press SCENE OF DEVASTATION: Firefighters make their way through the rubble after two airliners crashed into the World Trade Center in New York bringing down the landmark buildings on Tuesday. President Bush told the nation thousands of lives were lost in the 'evil, despicable acts of terror.' By DAVID CRARY and JERRY SCHWARTZ AP National Writers NEW YORK - In the most devastating terrorist onslaught ever waged against the United States, knife-wielding hijackers crashed two airliners into the World Trade Center on Tuesday, toppling its twin 110-story towers. The deadly calamity was witnessed on televisions across the world as another plane slammed into the Pentagon, and a fourth crashed outside Pittsburgh. "Today, our nation saw evil," President Bush said in an address to the nation Tuesday night. He said thousands of lives were "suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror." Said Adm. Robert J. Natter, commander of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet: "We have been attacked like we haven't since Pearl Harbor." 50 cents Our 128th year Issue 255 Four sections "02138 "0O001" Delivery... 421 -6990 TERROR STRIKES Mr Establishing the death toll could take weeks. The four airliners alone had 266 people aboard, and there were no known survivors. Officials put the number of dead and wounded at the Pentagon at about 100 or more, with some news reports suggesting it could rise to 800. In addition, a union official said he feared 300 firefighters who first reached the scene had died in rescue efforts at the trade center where 50,000 people worked and dozens of police officers were missing. "The number of casualties will be more than most of us can bear," a visibly distraught Mayor Rudolph Giu Ann Landers Business Classifieds Comics Life Newsroom... 421 -6979 liani said. Police sources said some people trapped in the Twin Towers managed to call authorities or family members, and that some trapped police officers made radio contact. Because of fires and unstable debris, no rescue attempts were going on Tuesday night at the site of the towers, however. No one took responsibility for the attacks that rocked the seats of finance and government. But federal authorities identified Osama bin Laden, who has been given asylum by Afghanistan's Taliban rulers, as the prime suspect. The Boston Herald, quoting a source it did not identify, reported that authorities had seized a car at Logan airport that contained Arabic-language flight training manu-als. The source said five Arab ATTACKEDA7 INSIDE B6 Movies B4 D1 ,2 Obituaries A9 D2-8 Opinion A8 B5 Puzzles D4,6,7,8 B1.2.4 Television B3 Classified...421-6960 Panic buying grips gas stations Fears and uncertainty in the wake of America's worst terrorist attack sparked panic buying of gas throughout Central Illinois on Tuesday. In Shelbyville, gas stations were shut down at the request of city police in order to prevent overreactions by drivers. In other towns like Pana, stations ran out of fuel as some customers returned to pumps three times to fill up every car their family owned. There were also reports of stations out of gas in Windsor and major traffic snarl-ups on Illinois 32 as drivers lined up for gas in Stew-ardson. Wild rumors were flying around Decatur of gas prices hitting $2.75 and beyond in other towns. Cars at many city stations were lined up more HIGH LOW 85 55 Outside Decatur...1 - 800 than 10 deep in the afternoon, but lines had eased by Tuesday evening with prices hovering around $1.99 a gallon. "I think things are going to get worse before they get better," said Decatur driver Debbie Dickson, 39, waiting in line for gas at a station on Eldorado Street. "The idea of gas prices rising could be a rumor, and everybody is just panicking, but people don't know what to expect anymore." Lewis Ramey manages the Phillips 66 station on Main Street in Shelbyville and says he was told to close his station about 3 p.m. Tuesday. All four stations in the city were shut down by the police and will be allowed to reopen for business today. Ramey said he had initially PANICA10 J - 437 - 2533 Online. . . www. H&R Web site Discussion board: center-right (blue) area of Web site will be updated throughout today Reliving the terror He didn't know it when he got up Tuesday, but Jack Doyle of Taylorville was about to relive his experiences at Pearl Harbor. A3 Prayers for peace People gathered in churches and in Central Park on Tuesday to remember victims of Tuesday's disaster ... and to pray for peace. M The economy Economists are weighing in on what Tuesday's terrorist attack could mean for an economy teetering on the edge of recession. A5 World reaction Governments around the world offered condolences to an America that looked more vulnerable than ever after Tuesday's terror attacks. A6 At a glance: World Trade Center twin towers destroyed, with thousands inside South ring of Pentagon damaged by crashing plane Four passenger airplanes hijacked and crashed Thousands killed or injured in buildings and in airplanes All commercial passenger air traffic grounded President Bush vows to find those responsible and bring them to justice Military placed on highest alert Major financial markets closed Major governmental buildings, monuments, entertainment facilities, shopping malls closed Major League Baseball cancels all games WEATHER I Today: Sunny and warm. I Tonight: Partly cloudy. DetailsB8 herald-review, com

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