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A2 | Monday, noveMber 12, 2018 Journal Gazette & times-Courier m 1 NEWS Penny Weaver General Manager & editor 217-238-6863 Tammy Jordan advertising director 217-238-6835 a member of the Southern Illinois editorial association, Illinois Press association and The associated Press How to get the paper delivered to your home Subscription rates: Home delivery: I understand that delivery and billing will continue beyond the initial order period unless I contact the newspaper at 1-800-453-2472. rates may change after introductory offer period. Subscription rates Home delivery daily and Saturday: $531.50/year Online: digital only, $216.00 ($18.00 a month) Periodical postage paid at Mattoon, Ill., and additional offices. 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Digital | mobile | social media | Print 700 Broadway ave. e., suite 9a, mattoon, il 61938 217-235-5656 ASSOCIATED PRESS SAQQARA, Egypt — A top Egyptian antiquities official says local archaeologists have discov- ered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital Cairo containing dozens of cat mummies along with wooden statues depicting other animals and birds. Mostafa Waziri told report- ers Saturday that the discovery at Saqqara also includes mum- mies of scarabs, the first ever to be found in the area. Of the statues found, those depicting cats were the ma- jority, reflecting the reverence ancient Egyptians showed the felines, whose God Bastet was worshipped. Other statues de- picted a lion, a cow and a fal- con. Egypt has been whipping up publicity for its new histori- cal discoveries in the hopes of reviving a devastated tourism sector still recovering from the turmoil following a 2011 uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Egypt’s newly discovered tombs hold mummies, animal statues TOP THIS! KEVIN KILHOFFER, JOURNAL GAZETTE & TIMES-COURIER CHARLESTON VETERANS DAY Charleston vFW Post 1592 Commander butch Jenkins, foreground left, speaks during the veterans day ceremony in Charleston on Sunday outside the Coles County Courthouse. cloud. Your mother’s some- where and you don’t know where she’s at. You don’t know if she’s safe.” He added: “I’ve got to stay positive. She’s a strong, smart woman.” Officials and relatives held out hope that many of those unaccounted for were safe and simply had no cellphones or other ways to contact loved ones. The sheriff’s office in the stricken northern county set up a missing-persons call center to help connect people. More than 8,000 firefighters in all battled three large wild- fires burning across almost 400 square miles in Northern and Southern California, with out-of-state crews continuing to arrive and gusty, blowtorch winds starting up again. The worst of the blazes was in Northern California, where the number of people killed in that fire alone, at least 23, made it the third-deadliest on record in the state. Two people also were found dead in a wildfire in Southern California, where flames tore through Malibu mansions and working-class Los Angeles suburbs alike. The two severely burned bodies were discovered in a driveway in celebrity-studded Malibu, where residents forced from their homes included Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian West and Martin Sheen. Actor Gerard Butler said on Insta- gram that his Malibu home was “half-gone,” and a publicist for Camille Grammer Meyer said the “Real Housewives of Bev- erly Hills” star lost her home in the seaside enclave. Flames also besieged Thou- sand Oaks, the Southern Cal- ifornia city in mourning over the massacre of 12 people in a shooting rampage at a country music bar Wednesday night. In Northern California, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said the county consulted anthro- pologists from California State University at Chico because, in some cases, investigators have been able to recover only bones and bone fragments. The devastation was so com- plete in some neighborhoods that “it’s very difficult to de- termine whether or not there may be human remains there,” Honea said. Authorities brought in a DNA lab and encouraged people with missing relatives to submit samples to aid in identifying the dead after the blaze destroyed more than 6,700 buildings, al- most all of them homes. Firefighters gained modest ground overnight against the blaze, which grew slightly to 170 square miles from the day before but was 25 percent con- tained, up from 20 percent, ac- cording to the state fire agency, Cal Fire. But Cal Fire spokesman Bill Murphy warned that gusty winds predicted into Monday morning could spark “explo- sive fire behavior.” About 300,000 people state- wide were under evacuation orders, most of them in South- ern California. Fire officials said Sunday morning that the larger of that region’s two fires, the one that hit Malibu, grew to 130 square miles and was 10 percent con- tained. But the strong, dry Santa Ana winds that blow from the interior toward the coast returned after a one-day lull, fanning the flames. The count of lost structures in both Southern California fires climbed to nearly 180, au- thorities said. The large mobile home community of Seminole Springs, in the rugged Santa Monica Mountains north of Malibu, appeared devastated. Wildfires From A1 Jess added. George Adams sons’ Chris Adams and Denny Evans said they were a little surprised, but proud when they got news the county would dedicate the road to the brothers. “I am proud I came from a family that served the country,” Chris said. Chris said George probably would’ve been surprised as well to find a road dedicated to him and his brothers. Both, Chris and Denny, said the same could probably be said of Audy, who became their stepfather after George died in a car accident when they were young. For both sons, it was de- served all the same. “They really need to be re- membered for serving their country,” Chris said. Along with the road itself, information on the dedica- tion be placed in the Coles County time capsule that will be stowed away in December at the county courthouse for 50 years before being reopened, Danyll Cox, his daughter said at the dedication. “This day will be celebrated again in 50 years or so,” she said. Contact Jarad Jarmon at (217) 238-6839. Follow him on Twitter: @JJarmonreporter Brothers From A1 Mathias said these types of benefits take place over the course of the year, “Any veterans that need something, the guys get together and try and do it,” Mathias said. But, he indicated the bond between veterans is particularly strong on Veterans Day. Apart from the connections made within the group, local veterans still see it as a mean- ingful and big part of the holiday witnessing people express their appreciation for the veterans’ service. Mathias said it could be as simple as thanking a veteran for his service, but it is substan- tial. “I am glad they honor veter- ans (in that way) because they have seen it pretty bad,” David Carpenter, a Neoga veteran, said. This is especially the case for those coming out of the Viet- nam War like Carpenter and Mathias, a time when veter- ans were painted in a different light. “When I came back, they called us baby killers and spit on us,” Carpenter said. Veterans Day significance in the U.S. has ebbed and flowed and since the Vietnam War, there has been a culture shift, Bryant said. Grass said the day has, in some ways, become a year-long campaign of appreciation. “It seems like more and more nowadays, you are hearing pu- bic people saying, any day of the week, ‘thank you for serving,’” Grass said. Veterans Day has grown be- yond the day, Grass felt, and has become a day of appreciation more than a day off for people as it might have been, at least for those who are aware. This year marked the 100th anniversary for the end of World War 1, and those local soldiers who fought in the war were commemorated at the Mattoon Veterans Day brief ceremony in the park. Contact Jarad Jarmon at (217) 238-6839. Follow him on Twitter: @JJarmonreporter Veterans From A1 As well as spelling out the horrific costs of conflict to those with arsenals capable of waging a World War III, the ceremony also served up a joyful reminder of the intense sweetness of peace, when high school students read from letters that soldiers and civilians wrote 100 years ago when guns finally fell silent on the Western Front. The Paris weather — gray and damp — seemed aptly fitting when remembering a war fought in mud and relentless horror. The commemorations started late, overshooting the centenary of the exact moment when, 100 years earlier at 11 a.m., an eerie silence replaced the thunder of war on the front lines. Macron recalled that 1 billion shells fell on France alone from 1914-1918 . As bells marking the armi- stice hour rang across Paris and in many nations ravaged by the four years of carnage, Macron and other leaders were still on their way to the centennial site at the Arc de Triomphe. Under a sea of black umbrel- las, a line of leaders led by Macron and his wife, Brigitte, marched in silence on the cobbles of the Champs-Elysees, after dis- mounting from their buses. Trump arrived separately, in a motorcade that drove past three topless protesters with anti-war slogans on their chests who somehow got through the rows of security and were quickly bun- dled away by police. The Femen group claimed responsibility. French authorities said the three women faced charges of sex- ual exhibitionism. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders cited security protocols for the presidential motorcade’s solo trip down the grand flag- lined avenue, which was closed to traffic. Last to arrive was the Russian president, Putin, who shook Trump’s hand and flashed him a thumbs-up. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was positioned between Trump and Macron, an eloquent symbol of victors and vanquished now standing together, shoulder to shoulder. Overhead, fighter jets ripped through the sky, trailing red, white and blue smoke in homage to the French flag. The geographical spread of the more than 60 heads of state and government who attended, si- lent and reflective, showed how the “war to end all wars” left few corners of the earth untouched but which, little more than two decades later, was followed so quickly and catastrophically by the even deadlier World War II. The gulf between Trump’s “America First” credo and Euro- pean leaders was starkly under- scored again later Sunday, when Trump went his own way. He visited an American ceme- tery outside Paris at precisely the moment that Macron, Merkel and other dignitaries were opening a peace forum where the French leader again sounded the alarm about crumbling international harmony as he ruminated about the legacy of the morning’s com- memorations. “Will it be the shining symbol of durable peace between nations or will it be a picture of a last mo- ment of unity before the world goes down in new disorder?” Macron asked. “It depends only on us.” While praising France for “a wonderful two days,” Trump described his rainy stop at the American cemetery at Suresnes as “the highlight of the trip.” On Saturday, Trump drew crit- icism for canceling a separate commemorative visit to the Bel- leau Wood battleground north- east of Paris because of rain. Remembered for brutal trench warfare and the first use of chem- ical weapons, WWI pitted the armies of France, the British em- pire, Russia and the U.S. against a German-led coalition that in- cluded the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires. Almost 10 million soldiers died, sometimes tens of thousands on a single day. The U.S. came late to the war, in April 1917, but over 1½ years it became a key player and tipped the scales for the allies. At the war’s end, the U.S. had 2 million troops in Europe and another 2 million ready to cross the Atlantic if needed, a force that turned the United States into a major mili- tary power whose soldiers then fought and died again for Europe in World War II. WWI From A1 ISSUES & ATTITUDES Monday, November 12th, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm WEIU FM 88.9 This show airs live on Your 13 TV, with a replay Monday night at 10:30pm. 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