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HeraldRevie SERVING CENTRAL mL ILLINOIS SINCE 1873 win i 'ox SATURDAY September 15, 2001 Decatur, Illinois hnreos wrap Warrensburg-Latham nips Sullivan, 22-21 Maroa-Forsyth shuts out Monticello, 7-0 MacArthur clobbers Eisenhower, 37-6 week A NATION IN MOURNING Some solemn, some defiant, millions pray together By RACHEL ZOLL AP Religion Writer Patriotism mixed with prayer Friday as Americans packed churches and clogged public squares on a day of remembrance for the victims of this week's sneak attacks. At dusk, the flicker of candles illuminated city streets, as people responded to calls for unity spread on the Internet. In places, the ceremonies telt like funerals. In others, Cheers greet Bush in rubble WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush, vowing to "rid the world of evil," called 50,000 military reservists to duty, won power from Congress to wage war on terrorists and waded into the ruins of Tuesday's attacks in a flag-waving, bullhorn-wielding show of resolve. "I can hear you," Bush told hundreds of weary rescue workers Friday at the World Trade Center in New York. "The rest of the world hears you, and the people who knocked these building down will hear all of us soon." Cheers of "USA! USA!" rang out across the scarred landscape a brief moment of exuberance at ground zero of the worst act of terrorism on American soil. The nation steeped in sorrow, Bush prayed with his Cabinet and attended services at Washington National Cathedral before boarding Air Force One for New York. Flanked by U.S. warplanes, the presidential jet negotiated the troubled skies for the first time since Tuesday, the day hijackers steered four jetliners to a gruesome demise. Millions of Americans, hearing the president's call for a day of prayer, streamed to churches, other houses of worship and civic gatherings. Others found different ways to underscore their sadness and anger. Expressions of patriotism abounded. BUSHA7 TERRORTRKES they were like pep rallies for a wounded nation. Mourners at St. Paul's Church in Concord, N.H., called out the names of loved ones missing or hurt in the destruction. Outside, a crowd softly sang "Amaz ing Grace." Thousands in Chicago's Daley Center Plaza waved American flags and chanted "USA! USA!" Midday services gave way to vigils in the evening. A widespread Internet message urged people to light candles and "show the world that Americans are strong and united together against terrorism." PRAYA7 Associated Press UNITED: A couple hold hands during a prayer service Friday outside the state Capitol in Springfield. Associated Press ii i wm Associated Press OUTREACH: As rescue efforts continued in the rubble of the World Trade Center, President Bush greets firefighters at the site of the devastation Friday. Bush is standing on a burned firetruck. Bush toured the area on foot after getting a helicopter view of the destruction. More than 4,700 people are missing. RED, WHITE AND BLUE: Don Bickers, a member of the Sullivan American Legion Post 68 color guard, prepares an American flag Friday morning for display at Sullivan High School. Herald & ReviewDennis AAagee Services lift spirits, offer hope Thousands of area residents quietly filled churches and other gathering places throughout Friday to demonstrate sympathy for the victims of Tuesday's terrorist attacks and pray for wisdom for the nation's leaders. President George W. Bush, who attended a service at the Washington National Cathedral in the morning, had declared Friday as a national day of prayer and remembrance. Those who attended services here said they came for various reasons. Some gathered because they believe prayer can solve the nation's problems. Others said they longed for comfort during a difficult time. At Millikin University, an overflow crowd of 300 students and employees gathered for a noontime service at Pilling Chapel. Gretchen Vogelgesang, 21 who listened to the service from outside the building on a windy, autumnlike day said she attended because she is concerned about her father, an Air Force B-52 pilot stationed at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. "I don't want him shipping off again," she said. When Vogelgesang was a fifth-grader, she returned home from school one day, discovering her father had left for the Persian Gulf War. "He didn't come back for about a year," she recalled. "It wasn't a great year I'm hoping the same thing doesn't happen again." Three of her father's friends died in Tuesday's attack on the Pentagon. Vogelgesang said they were men whom she became acquainted with when they were stationed at the same base as her father. "I'm sad that they're gone," she said. "It's really hard to believe right now." Vogelgesang said the service lifted her spirits after hearing so much bad news. "It gives me a little hope," she said. "It's nice to come somewhere to hear positive things and know you are not alone in what is happening." About 60 people attended a lunch-hour service at Decatur's Central Christian Church. The mood was funereal as the worshippers filled the stone-arched sanctuary and an organ played in the background. SERVICESA7 Area reservists stand ready for the call to arms READY: Army Sgt. 1 st Class Steve Krei-der and the rest of the soldiers at the Major Herbert J. Dexter United States Army Reserve Center in Decatur are at Threatcon Charlie alert after the terrorist acts in the United States. The logistics unit is preparing for whatever is needed by President Bush. By PAUL BfllNKMANN H&R Staff Writer DECATUR As U.S. leaders prepare for war, Army Reserve Specialist Lisa Daniels prepared her 5-year-old son for the possibility mom might be gone for a while. "He knows something's wrong, but he's just not grasping the concept yet," Daniels, 26, of Lincoln said Friday. Military reservists, their families and friends steeled themselves for extended military conflict in response to Tuesday's terrorist attacks in the eastern U.S. While officials agree the nation could be headed Herald & ReviewKeiiy j. Huff to war, they also agree it probably won't be a typical war, at least not for some time. Soldiers such as Daniels, at Decatur's Herbert J. Dexter U.S. Army Reserve Center, 2300 N. 22nd St., said they are prepared to serve if necessary. "You never know what's going to happen. It's a day-to-day thing," Daniels said. Daniels joined the Army Reserve eight years ago. She went through eight weeks of basic training and about 15 weeks more to train as a cook. Since then, she trains one weekend each month and two weeks a year. A former factory worker, Daniels said her grandmother will take care of RESERVEA7 INSIDE: ry Remembering a friend The Rev. Martin Man-gan, 71 , who served as pastor in several Central Illinois parishes, most recently at St. James Church in Decatur, died Friday. Friends and associates remember him as a spiritual man who was a stalwart friend of working men and women. A3 Hijacker profiles Details are emerging from the FBI's investigation of the hijackers. A2 Remembrance More than 1 ,500 students, faculty residents gathered at a flag-raising ceremony at Sullivan High School. A3 Close to home The terrorist investigation reached into Illinois on Friday, with detentions at Midway Airport. A7 At a glance: Federal authorities make first arrest, according to government official who says individual has information relevant to the investigation. President Bush declares national emergency and gives military authority to call 50,000 reservists to active duty. Justice Department releases names of 19 alleged hijackers and says it wants to question 100 people. Congress approves $40 billion in emergency aid to help victims and hunt down culprits Afghanistan's Taliban militia warns of "revenge" if United States attacks for harboring alleged terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. Bush leads four former presidents and nation in prayer at National Cathedral. Later visits trade center site and is cheered by search crews. is 7 ""'02138 "00001 50 cents Our 128th year Issue 258 Four sections INSIDE Ann Landers B5 . . D1-8 Comics B6 Life B1-5 Delivery...421-6990 Newsroom...421-6979 Movies B5 Obituaries A4 Opinion A6 Puzzles 03.5.6,8 TV . . . Section inside Classifled...421-6960 HIGH LOW Wl 63 46 K :ht Outside Decatur...! -800-437-2533 EATHER Partly cloudy. :: Partly cloudy. DetailsB8 Online...www.herald-review.com

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