Journal Gazette from Mattoon, Illinois on September 13, 2001 · Page 2
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Mattoon, Illinois
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Thursday, September 13, 2001
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A2 - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2001 NATIONWORLD KCTTCCN (ILL) JCISL GAZETTE NATIONAL CLOSINGS Some of the closures and evacuations nationwide Wednesday in response to terrorist attacks in New York and Washington: TRANSPORTATION: Commercial air traffic halted at airports nationwide; FAA ban expected to be lifted but , timing uncertain. Bridges and tunnels from New Jersey to Manhattan remain closed. New Jersey commuters could reach New York via train. -v.- Amtrak running a normal weekday schedule throughout the country. The Port of Los Angeles reopened. Most New York subways in service. Washington D.C. Metro open but subway not stopping at Pentagon or National Airport sta- . tions. SCHOOLS: Schools in New York City, Philadelphia, Cleveland, ' Washington D.C, parts of Virginia and Maryland, closed. GOVERNMENT: City, federal and state courts in New York closed. U.S.-Mexico border crossing between San Diego and Tiiiipna nn hitfh alort hut remains open. Security tightened at all U.S.-Canada border crossings. Washington D.C. government offices open. Grand Coulee Dam in Washington locked down, tours canceled, visitor center closed. Pine Bluff Arsenal in Arkansas, one of several Army stockpiles of chemical weapons, said only "mission essential" personnel should report for work Wednesday. Coast Guard and 20 other agencies called off a planned air disaster exercise for Wednesday in Portland, Ore. Among the scheduled events was a mock explosion and crash involving commercial plane. Norfolk Naval Station and other East Coast military installations closed to everyone but essential personnel. Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. closed; skeleton crew of about 240 people monitored the site from inside the launch control center. . Chicago hospitals on alert to take part in a national medical emergency system by either offering to treat victims locally or sending specialists to the disasters. California Capitol and other government buildings reopened with heightened security. -TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Orlando, Fla. area theme parks Walt Disney World Resorts and Sea World reopened with heightened security. Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York dosed. Most Southern California amusement parks, including Disneyland and Universal Studios, reopened. Sears Tower in Chicago open. v Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Virginia and the USS Wisconsin, a World War II era battleship, closed. Smithsonian museums open; Holocaust Museum in Washington closed. BUSINESS: New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq Stock Market and American Stock Exchange closed. Lower Manhattan businesses closed, including Wall Street, All General Motors Corp. offices and manufacturing plants operating. All Ford Motor Co. assembly plants except Wixom, Mich., and Oakville, Ontario, operating. Those plants closed because of supply shortages due to travel restrictions. All offices except those in New York and Washington opened. All DaimlerChrysler AG offices and manufacturing plants operating. ENTERTAINMENT: Fashion Week, eight days of runway shows in New York ' City, postponed until October after four days. - Tapings for the "Tonight Show With Jay Lerio" at NBC in Burbank suspended for the rest of the week. Emmy Awards, scheduled to be broadcast live Sunday . night from the Shrine Auditorium, postponed. No new . date set. Latin Grammy Awards show, scheduled to be broadcast live Tuesday night in , Southern California, canceled. SPORTS: Please see the Sports Section. ; NATO allies: Terrorist attacks on U.S. can be considered attack on whole alliance By The Associated Press BRUSSELS, Belgium In a Strong show of support, Washington's NATO allies declared Wednesday that the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington can be considered an attack on the whole alliance if they were directed from abroad. "An attack on one is an attack on all," NATO Secretary-General Lord Robertson said after the alliance's 19 ambassadors decided to invoke Article 5 of the. NATO charter for the first time in the alliance's history. The decision obliges America's allies to provide support for any military operation against those responsible if Tuesday's attacks were committed by foreigners, he said. 'The country that is attacked has got to make the decision and has got to be the one that asks for help," Robertson said. "They have not reached that judgment as to who did it and why they did it." Shortly before the announcement, Secretary of State Colin Powell said invoking the principle would not necessarily mean using NATO force against terv rorists and their protectors. It could include anything from opening up air space and providing intelligence to contributing troops and equipment. Powell telephoned the leaders of the United Nations, NATO and the European Union on Wednesday in search of support for a coordinated response to the attacks on the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon. He made two calls to Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and also spoke with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and top officials from Germany, Canada and Italy, among other countries. In a separate show of allied solidarity, the European Union pledged Wednesday to help.U.S. authorities trackffcwn and "punish those responsible" for Tuesday's attacks. At a special meeting, EU foreign ministers meeting asked "all Europeans to observe three minutes of silence" on Friday at 6 a.m. EDT. They declared Friday a "day of mourning" in all 15 EU nations because the attacks were "not only on the United States, but against humanity itself and the values of freedom we all share." "There will be no safe haven for terrorists and their sponsors'," the EU ministers said in a statement. "The Union will work closely with the United States and all partners to combat international terrorism." D NEWS IN BRIEF AP protests threats to freelance camerman who filmed Palestinian rally JERUSALEM (AP) The Associated Press on Wednesday protested to the Palestinian Authority about threats against a freelance camerman who filmed Palestinians celebrating terror attacks. The videographer, on assignment for AP Television News, was summoned to a Palestinian Authority security office and told that the material must not be aired. Calls in the name Of the Tanzim militia, an armed group associated with Yasser Arafat's Fatah group, warned him he would be held responsible and made what he interpreted as threats on his life. Several Palestinian Authority officials spoke to AP in Jerusalem urg PRONTO PUP & SMALL COKE $2.03 SAVE 41 C Med. Coke 150 Extra BURGER KING 1508 Charleston Ph. 234-81 22 or Fax Your Order 235-5713 8 lb. P Murry, Limited Time! 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"At the moment this is an act of solidarity," Robertson said, adding that the declaration "in no way" binds the United States "against taking action on its own." A senior German official, meanwhile, said German, French, British and Israeli secret services consider Saudi exile Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect behind the attacks. . "The way it was carried out, the choice of targets, the military approach, the highly professional preparation and the presumably large financial resources (all) mean there are many points that indicate we should look for the perpetrators among those around Osama bin Laden," Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's' chief of staff said. . Frank-Walter Steinmeier added that Germany expects the United States to launch strikes against whomever it determines carried out the attacks. ' In a statement, the NATO allies said "in the event of attacks ... each ally will assist (the United States) by taking such action as it deems necessary. Accordingly, the United States' NATO allies stand ready to provide the assistance that may be required as a consequence of these acts of barbarism." dation and that no harm would come to our freelance cameraman from distribution of the film." BIG JAKE'S PinPFT flMNIHC wmm warn i at l J ioi9Mamson FREE ESTIMATES Area 's most complete water, smoke, fire and sanitizing clean-up service. CALL TODAY 348-0745 SHOP AT HOME SERVICE "We RmiTfie Store To You" Custom Blinds & Draperies Julie & Dale Eveland (217)234-3190 I 1 Paap Auto Body 31 6 and Loxa Road TWO SPEED POWER BROOM WPurchase of any Hypoallergenic System Reg. 79.95 Fast Pickups High efficiency two speeds Weighs only 4.6 lbs 550-watt motor Extra long 25' cord free Israeli-style security would have averted hijackings, JERUSALEM (AP) Israel's tough airline security methods pistol-packing in-flight guards, grilling of passengers, rifling through luggage, have helped thwart terrorist attacks in the past. Israeli experts said Wednesday that, had they been used in the United States, they might have prevented Tuesday's horrific airborne attacks in New York and Washington. ; . But some, would have proved difficult to implement in the United States, and others like profiling would not meet the test of the U.S. Constitution. Security on Israel's national airline carrier, El AL begins long before takeoff. Every passenger is checked through Interpol for a criminal record before the flight, said Israeli Defense Ministry spokesman Shlomo Dror, a former airline security guard. At Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport, cars are examined as they enter the airport compound by uniformed guards armed with mini-Uzi submachine guns. Plainclothes security guards, wearing the standard loose-fitting jackets that cover bulging weapons holsters, patrol the airport building and entrances. Bomb scares, often triggered by careless travelers briefly leaving pieces of luggage Out of sight, occur frequently. On Wednesday, Israeli TV broadcast an airport bomb scare live, showing police directing people out of the terminal. It lasted less than a minute. El Al terminals overseas are guarded by armed Israeli-security Epp Ingle Electronics Technician For 26 Years 209 north 19th st. 258-8225 . W I n I rt Come One, Come All, To Roberts' Greenhouse OPEN HOUSE FOR FALL Sept. 15th 9-5 & Sept 16" 1-5 9 m -as REFRESHMENTS DOOR PRIZES Sidewalk Sale -Items 50 to 75 Off We have Hardy Mums & Asters, Perennials, Pumpkins, Gourds Crafts & Fall arrangements from our 26 crafters nnlJETITC T71?XTTTTC7 t& 81 1C Co. Rd.SOOF- Toledo. II 6246ft 8 miles West of Toledo PUBLIC NOTICE . PROPOSED ISSUANCE OF A CLEAN AIR ACT PERMIT PROGRAM (TITLE V) PERMIT TO TRAILMOBILE TRAILER CORPORATION, CHARLESTON Trallmoblle trailer Corporation has requested a Clean Air Act Permit Pro-cram (CAAPP) permit from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. (Illinois EPA) for its semitrailer manufacturing plant located at 1000 North 14"' Street in Charleston. As a major source of air emissions, the company is required by the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act to obtain a CAAPP permit. The permit will be enforceable by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, as well as the Illinois EPA. The beginning of this public comment period also serves as the beginning date of the USEPA 45 day review period, provided the USEPA does not seek a separate proposed period. This permit may contain terms and conditions established pursuant to Title I of the Federal Clean Air Act thereby making It a combined CAAPP and Title I permit. The Illinois EPA is accepting comments on the draft permit. Persons wanting more information may obtain copies of the draft permit and project summary at www.epa.govregion5airpermitsilonline.htm (please look under All Permit Records, Title V, New) or at the Illinois EPA's offices at Illinois EPA's offices at 2125 South First Street in Champaign. 217278-5800 (please call ahead to assure that someone will be available to assist you) and 1340 North Ninth St., Springfield, 2 1 7782-7027. Copies of the documents will be made available upon request. Comments are requested on the proposed Issuance of the permit. Comments must be postmarked by midnight October 1 3, 200 1 . If sufficient interest is expressed In a permit, a hearing may be held. Requests for information, comments, and questions should be directed to Brad Frost, Division of Air Pollution Control, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, P.O. Box 19506, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9506. Phone 217782-2113. 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During check-in, high-tech explosives detection equipment is then used to examine all luggage, said a former El Al security chief, TuviaLivneh. El Al is probably the only airline that places all its cargo in decompression chambers before takeoff, Livneh said. At least 10 planes have been blown up with explosives set off by a barometric fuse, sensitive to altitude, he said. The last lines of defense are . armed, undercover guards seated on the plane, he said. And even if all the measures fail, a hijacker still "could not get into the cockpit of an Israeli plane," said Neri Yarkoni, former head of Israeli Civil Aviation Administration and a pilot himself. The cockpit door is locked as sopn as the pilot enters, he said, an anti-hijack procedure that has boen used for decades. SWEET CAR AUDIO SOUND AND SERVICE AT LOWER PRICES! . 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