Journal Gazette from Mattoon, Illinois on September 11, 2006 · Page 1
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Journal Gazette from Mattoon, Illinois · Page 1

Mattoon, Illinois
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Monday, September 11, 2006
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Cancel Panthers awaken Eastern Illinois produces a turnover-free second half, rallying to a 31-21 win over Indiana State in the Panthers' non-conference home opener Saturday. Bears blank Packers The Bears delivered the first shutout of Brett Favre's 16-year career on Sunday, beating the Green Bay Packers 26-0 at Lambeau Field. PageC3 Page C1 " If V A. 4 f I "V W J showers. September 1 1 , 2006 See page A4. NATION Overall crime rate declines Americans were robbed and victimized by gun violence at greater rates last year than the year before, even though overall violent and property crime reached a 32-year low,. Page D1 LOCAL Broomcom parade rolls through Areola Bands from Areola High School, Mattoon High School, Mattoon Middle School and other schools marched on the brick streets of Areola during the 36th annual Broom Corn Festival this past weekend. Page A3 COMMUNITY LOCAL A long time since since graduation The Casey High School Class of 1933 has seen a lot of history come and go since members left school. This past weekend they reunited to reminisce. Page A3 I TOP THIS Wheelchair victim was no easy mark NEW YORK (AP) Margaret Johnson might have looked like an easy target in her wheelchair. So when a man tried to grab a chain off her neck Friday, the 56-year-old pulled out her licensed .357 pistol and shot him, police said. There's not much to it," she said in a brief interview. "Somebody tried to mug me, and I shot him." Johnson said she was in Harlem on her way to a shooting range when the man, identified by police as 45-year-old Deron Johnson, came up from behind and went for the chain. Deron Johnson was taken to Harlem Hospital with a single bullet wound in the elbow, police said. He faces a robbery charge, said Lt. John Grimpel, a police spokesman. Margaret Johnson, who lives in Harlem, has a permit for the weapon and does not face charges, Grimpel said. IMDEX TUESDAY Community B1 H I I I Entertainment B5 B U U Local A3 1 Lottery A4 i Pw-i.if s J?!"19,6 See how your friends, S355irj::zi:5 ne,shbore observe day 111 6""18134"0500T Mattoon H urnai uaze OUTSIDE 7762 . vi Chance of Local blacksmith authors first book Local author Lorelei Sims knows that with the right amount of patience and information, even a beginner can reap the rewards in the world of blacksmithing. Her new books gives a glimpse into her art. Page B1 - O ? I llll ONLINE at : : , L? 50 1W 09 e?-w9 A) 4 : ff ' ' .-If J T' i' . Ken Tt-evarthanStaff Photographer Members of the Army National Guard 1544th Transportation Company present the colors at midfield as the Eastern Illinois University Panthers marching band performs the 'Star-Spangled Banner' Saturday evening In a pre-game salute to veterans at O'Brien Stadium before the EIU-ISU football game. Sept 11 affects local emergency planning By DAVE F0PAY Staff Writer CHARLESTON - Eastern Illinois University and Lake Land College might not be on the level of skyscrapers or military facilities when it comes to the possibility of terrorist attacks. But "surprisingly," those educational institutions led state official to put Coles County in the top 20 list of possible targets, said Coles County Emergency Services Director Tom Watson. Watson said the state officials gave the county that designation because enrolling in college could be "a means for terrorists to get into a community fairly easily." He said he's not overly concerned about that really being a threat, however. Still, thinking about different ways attacks could take PLANNIHGA2 Television By KATE HENDERSON Staff Writer Some use television as a way to pass the time, for leisure activity or even as a baby-sitter. But it also can be an educational tool. The American Academy of Pediatrics said the average American child watches about four hours of television every day. Many times children watch TV alone or away T Cents n m was Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists struck and changed the way America lives. Today, a look back on how the local community reacted and continues to react to events of that day. mmm """"" 1 Y irSv TvT Kevin KilhofferStaff Photographer This sign along with others like It are posted at the Coles County Memorial Airport, a response to the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Airport reacts to threat By DAVE F0PAV Staff Writer MATTOON The airplanes that crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania farm field five years ago were massive jetliners, giants compared to the planes that fly in and out of Coles County Memorial Airport. FOCUS ON can be educational tool from other family members. Local experts said taking the time to tune in together with children can be the key to Eutting them on the path to etter learning. "It's still predominantly used by parents and young people as an entertainment tool," said Mehdi Semati, Eastern Illinois University associate professor. "For it to be turned into an educational or CONTACT ; (?a mi if 2jL But there are fairly large planes at the airport sometimes, and they could be an inviting target for terrorists who will "keep looking for a hole to fit into" if security procedures tighten enough, airport Manager Andrew Fearn said. AIRP0RTA2 THE FAMILY experience, we need what's called parental mediation, meaning parents have to take an active role in monitoring what kids watch." Carol Hendricks, coordinator for the Ready to Lead in Literacy program at WEIU, the local PBS station, said many times parents are not knowledgeable about what their children are watching and are Instead doing some US at 1 - 800 - 2006 Mattoon Journal Gazette J s I V 7. . "f" 'M k. J - - J , A Local Red Cross workers reflect on relief efforts By NATHANIEL WEST Staff Writer MATTOON - Doug Overmyer cried once after the Sept. 11 attacks Then he Inside Five years later, Illinois has web of disaster response options. DetailsA3. got too busy, too close to the tragedy and the humanity as part of his job with the American Red Cross. While it may have taken five years, the Mattoon resident is finally able to grieve. "It feels good now to express these emotions of sorrow and horror, because at the time we couldn't express our emotions because we were working," said Overmyer, 32. "For five years these emotions have been suppressed." And whether it's a release RELIEFA2 for parents thing else. Hendricks said by watching television with a child, more educational value can be added. She offered tips for parents to promote fun learning through a familiar medium. "We always promote the learning triangle which involves viewing an educational show, doing an activity TVA2 4 J 1 453 - 2472

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