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OU Copyright 1989 Mid-Illinois Newspapers, Inc. . : -. . - f4 J I ,- ni;vivt i ..... i .un . ! i t 4--. ' The Memorial Day service at Charleston's Roselawn Cemetery was repeated throughout the area Monday. Holiday features rain, remembrance By DAVID DISHNEAU ' Associated Press Writer Cannon blasts, protest chants and the sizzle of meat on the grill signaled the unofficial start of summer Monday as II-linoisans took their annual Memorial Day break from the daily grind. For many, it was a day to reflect on the lessons of war and to honor those who served their country in battle. For others, it was a day to relax and enjoy summerlike weather. Temperatures climbed well into the 80s in Southern Illinois by midday and afternoon skies were mostly clear across the state after morning showers in the northern portion, including Chicago. Cannons roared a 21-gun salute during traditional Memorial Day- activities at Fort Sheridan, ah Army base north of Chicago. In the city, more than 100 people gathered at a downtown fountain dedicated to Vietnam veterans and, one by one, tossed red and white carnation blossoms Into the water in a ceremony organized by Vietnam Veterans Against the War. 'Michael Levy, Vietnam, Top This.., A funny exit BURBANK, Calif. (AP) Bob Hope celebrated his 86th birthday on the road Monday actually on the Ventura Freeway, where he dedicated a sign for an exit to Bob Hope Drive, "Now I'm a star of stage, screen, television and traffic jams," Hope said. "My mother always wanted me to be a doctor or an off-ramp." "It's appropriate," he added In another one-liner prepared for the California Department of Transportation event. "What audiences always liked best about me was my exit." The name of a short street beside NBC Studios In Burbank was changed to Bob Hope Drive a year ' ago. And fonnany years travelers in the Palm Springs area have had a chance to exit Interstate 10 Jo another BobJHope Drive In Rancho Mirage. Detroit evens series with Bulls B1 Mattoon VP 1969," said a small woman who appeared to be In her 40s, dropping her flower In the pool. "Andrew Cortez, Philippines," said a man. "For all the civilians who were slaughtered," said another man. Mary K. Meyer, 59, of Kansas City carried a white cross bearing the name Lennle. She said Lennie is a drug-addicted Vietnam vet she knows. "This is for all the Lennies," she said. Ray Parrlsh, one of the event's organizers, called for resigtarrceto all wars and to politicians who would wage war. Y'lf there are enough of us wlling to stand up for peace, they will dare not go to war because if they do go to war, we won't vote for them," Parrish . said. - The weekend also included a reunion in Chicago of former U.S. and German sailors who battled each other in World War II. They gathered Sunday at the Museum of Science and Industry, which has exhibited for 35 years the submarine that was carrying the Germans when they were captured by their American counterparts. r.lct Toon cayo "An average household is said to have 2.62 persons. Just as we suspected some of us are not all there." Inside... Classifieds. C6-14 Comics... .....7.C4 Entertainment CIS Lifestyle. .............. C2 Local State.,.. ..A3 Opinions ......... .A4 People C3 Records.... . .A6 Sports .......... B1-4 It took only 1 day for Doyle Johnson's Guaranteed Results ad to get results. He placed his refrigerator in a GR ad and sold It to the second person who called. It pays to advertise I TO PLACE YOUR AD CALL - Mattoon 235-5656 or Charleston 345-7025 Here's a top area UCOl May 30, 1989 "They lost and we won, but we've become very good . friends," said retired Adm. Earl Trosino, who led the boarding party during the capture. Ominous morning clouds and rain did not diminish tjie field at the 23rd Annual! Moline Crlterium bicycle races. The event, the nation's third-largest, attracted about 700 cyclists to the northwestern Illinois city. And in Danville, city and state officials dedicated two bridges in memory of Korean War veterans and victims. i . . .. : The U.S. 150 bridge spanning the Vermilion River in Danville was named the Illinois Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge, and a footbridge in the park below was dedicated in memory of Robert Wurtsbaugh, the area's first Korean War casualty. Nationally, Veterans, in Westwood, Mass., visited the grave of Robert Steele, the drummer boy who at the age of 13 joined In the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill with the Dedham militia. "He fought through the entire Revolutionary War, and in 1825, when they built the Bunker Hill monument, he beat his drum again when they dedicated the Clarion Inn not perfect, but 'fun' Editor's Note: Staff Writer Sharon Vance and her husband were among those Who were guests on opening night at the Clarion Inn Eagle Creek Resort at Lake Shelby ville. By SHARON VANCE Staff Writer FINDLAY Anyone who was expecting perfection was disappointed. Everybody else seemed to have a good time. The opening night Friday at the Clarion Inn Eagle Creek Resort on the shores of Lake Shelbyville provided a mixture of elegance and uncertainty. The 117.8 million facility was 90 percent completed but the staff was eager to please. General Manager Vincent Massive said he wanted to keep the bookings of the 138 rooms down for the first weekend because of the inexperienced staff , but ended up increasing the limits originally set because of the demand. Those who were able to get reservations for the night saw the manager working just as hard as everyone else. Several area residents went to the resort Friday just for dinner as they were unable to get a reservation or didn't have the time to spend overnight. However, there will be a limited menu until the of ficial opening June 12, "I'm certainly having a good time," said former Findlay Village salute to spellers C1 rm size Photo by Carolyn Schmidt monument," said Jim Sullivan, director of veterans services for Westwood, a town of 13,000 where 83 Revolutionary War veterans are buried. "We did ask people to remember the MIA and the POWs and the men that are still In the veterans' hospitals," Sullivan added. Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis attended a ceremony at the National Cemetery in Beaufort, S.Cj, to rebury the remains of 19 black Union soldiers. They were buried in a. military cemetery in the Union camp which apparently was neglected and forgotten after the Civil War, and were found two years ago during road construction. In a brief ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, a 20-member military honor guard laid a wreath at the grave of President Kennedy- to mark what would have been his 72nd birthday. No members of the slain president's family attended. , Later in the morning and across the hilltop where Kennedy is buried, Vice President Dan Quayle placed the presidential wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Some of the first-night President Pauline Briney, the resort's first registered guest. "This was a promise to me before there was a brick or stone turned over." The former mayor stayed the first night with her daughter, Connie Robinson of Bethany. "This was a long time coming. I believed in the reality of Eagle Creek Resort before anyone else did. I just can't say enough about how well I think it's going. Pat Slaughter of Sullivan said he ' - ; ... .... , ,,rn. ,i .,.; -7,:, ,: W didn't get a chance to tour the Jl HOT AND HUMID Partly sunny and hot Tuesday with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the low 90s. Warm Tuesday night with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows about 70. Partly sunny, continued hot and humid Wednesday with highs in the low 90s. MM 114th Bush challenges Gorbachev on arms 'rhetoric' BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) President Bush challenged Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev on Monday to make good on his arms control "rhetoric" and complete an accord within a year to limit American and Soviet troops in Europe to 275,000 each. Meanwhile, NATO foreign ministers who worked late into the night came up with language on the divisive short-range nuclear missile question, two delegations reported. A British foreign ministry spokesman called it "a text close to an agreement." West German Foreign MinlsterHans-DietrichL Genscher, who has been prodding the alliance to move quickly on the missile talks, told reporters early Tuesday, "It has to be confirmed by the prime ministers, but it includes the comprehensive concept and short-range forces negotiations." Jurgen Chrobog, a West German spokesman, called it an agreement "with a reservation" by the British. The British spokesman, who asked not to be Identified, refused to comment on that. A White House spokesman, Roman Popadluk, declined to confirm that an agreement had been reached, but said, "Progress is being made." The ministers cancelled a formal dinner, and met until 1 a.m. Brussels time (7 p.m. EDT) before producing langauge Chrobog said the Germans were "very satisfied" with. Earlier, Bush said the comprehensive plan for across-the-board reductions that he submitted at a summit meeting of the 16 NATO countries and then announced at a news conference was designed for implementation by 1993 at the latest. In a clear attempt to seize the initiative from the Soviet leader, whose eye-catching proposals to reduce both conventional and nuclear armories have dazzled Europe, Bush called his own proposals "bold" and said he wanted to put Gorbachev's initiatives "to the test." , Having dismissed some of the Soviet leader's measures as showy but Insubstantial, Bush said to Moscow: . "We're out there now with a proposal that the United States puts forward, and that has .1 ft Li v. - "J ,-,l r If .--a Pholo by Shroo Vno guests relax in the lobby. resort during its open house a few weekends ago, so he reserved a room for his family for Friday night. Rates were reduced for the first weekend, and Slaughter said, "The room prices are about what they should be for what the service is now." But Slaughter said he did not expect perfection. "For just opening, I think they've done real well. It's , going to be real nice once they get it going." Shelby County Clerk Dwlght Campbell also stayed1 the first Tuesday Year, No. 111, 35 Cents We're out there now with a proposal ... that has widespread alliance support. Now test it. How serious are you? Do you really want to reduce the imbalances that exist in all these categories, jordowewant rhetoric? President Bush widespread alliance support. Now ; test it. How serious are you? Do : you really want to reduce the imbalances that exist in all these categories, or do we want rhetoric?" Bush sent a letter to Gorbachev on Sunday outlining the proposal 1 1 A1J A 1 J ana ne una reporters ne wouia make Secretary of State James A. Baker III available for talks with the Soviet leader or Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze to be held "the sooner the better." Bush's proposals received an enthusiastic response from Wtyfecn leaders meeting in a summit designed to promote allied unity but divided over short-range nuclear missiles in Europe. West Germany is pushing for early superpower negotiations to reduce the short-range nujClear stockpiles, a step the United States opposes. - Bush and the other heads of state proceeded as planned with their own formal dinner at thVVal Duchesse, an estate owned by the Belgian royal family. Bush earlier found 20 minutes to jog around the grounds of the Stuyvenberg Palace 1 where he is staying. ' ' ' British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said Bush's conventional weapons plan "transformed the summit." West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who differed with the United States over the short-range nuclear weapons, congratulated Bush for a "far-sighted" proposal on non-nuclear forces. night, and said that he and his wife, Anita, noticed things around the lodge they missed during the open house. "I just think it's really nice," he said. All of Friday night's guests received an "Official Eagle Creek First Nlghter Award" in an information packet, which also included a survey. Guests were asked to rate the resort on comfort, cleanliness, furnishings, personnel, services and organized activities. Everyone interviewed agreed the resort's atmosphere is one of its top assets. "The lounge is real comfortable. You can sit in there and chat and feel comfortable," Slaughter said. "I liked the relaxed atmosphere," Briney said. "I've met a lot of wonderful people and friendly people." Massive's description of "rustic, elegance" fits, as does one simple word classy. The flowers, plants, furniture, table settings, carpeting and wallpaper are all beautifully orchestrated to create a symphony of good taste. " Prior to the resort's opening, Massive stressed service and food as being keys to the facility's success. Campbell said he found the employees to be friendly and the service to be good. -I The employees were warm, -polite and conscientious, and the Continued on page A3

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