Journal Gazette from Mattoon, Illinois on September 14, 2001 · Page 1
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Mattoon, Illinois
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Friday, September 14, 2001
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LOCAL Lincoln-Douglas debate sculpture in place at fairgrounds. A3 1 10 September 14, 2001 3 125th Yea; No. 202 50 Certs 2001 MkMQnob Newspapers he LIT PATRIOTS If MattDon ' i- fflf Inside today's newspaper OUTSIDE : ; " 7045 Mostly sunny and cool. Mostly clear and very cool tonight Full report on A12. SPORTS Urtana next test for Green Wave A year ago the problem was stopping Virgil Morris. Mattoon, like most other Big 12 teams, couldn't figure out how to do that and lost a 36-26 decision to Urbana. DetailsBl TOP THIS Animal rescuers save 261 ferrets LAYTON, Utah (AP) Jen Morrison bent the rules on the number of ferrets she could keep in her apartment. The town allows six. She had 261. Neighbors and pet owners who had used her animal sanctuary had complained of the odor. When state officials arrived, they found the ferrets, a ring-necked dove and a federally protected desert tortoise. Almost all the ferrets seized Sept. 7 by Davis County Animal Care & Control will go to animal sanctuaries across the country, director De Anne Hess said Wednesday. "We have legitimate ferret rescues that are going to take trie ferrets," Hess said. "There is quite a network out there to save these little guys." CLASSIFIEDS Want to save a little money? Read the Classified Ads. To place one, call 235-5656 INSIDE CLASSIFIEDS. .C7-12 li?ESTUE$ LOCAL....... f LOTTERIES.. MARKETS ... OPINION..... ....Cl-6 .A3, 8,11 A12 i ..Ai2; ....A4 I I L h t i J ...... u i 1 a INVESTIGATION Workers find 2 'black boxes' Collobprators may still be at large By The Associated Press WASHINGTON - U.S. investigators INSIDE Bin Laden moved to new ,. hiding place, spies say. DetallsA2 Bush says U.S. will win 'first war of 21st century'; Cheney sent to Camp David: DetailsA9 pressed Thursday to identify terrorist collaborators who may still be in a position to strike m o r e Americans, and agents located critical "black boxes" from two of Tuesday's hijacked planes. Four U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press that authorities are investigating the possibility that some terrorists involved with-Tuesday's plots are still at large. Set INVESTIGATION, A7 Manager, VP offer apologies for inflated gas prices BP, Economart offer refunds; I luck's to sell gas at discount this afternoon BY KRISTA LEWIN - Staff Writer MATTOON The manager of the BP and Economart gas stations, as well as the vice president for operations of Huck's, apologized Thursday for raising their gas prices above ' the average price Tuesday, and both are trying to remedy the situation. Larry Hodges, manager of BP and Economart, said he was not trying to take advantage of people by raising prices. He said he panicked and raised prices as a way to sjep people from coming to his as stations after he received a phone call from his fuel supplier that the fuel terminals where the stations get their fuel would be closed. Todd Jenney, vice president of operations for Huck's, saijfr they raised prices due to ban Uinformation they received about local prices. He said they made a mistake in raising the prices at both Mattoon Huck's locations and he apologized for it. He said Huck's in Mattoon will offer a special price today. Hodges' Tuesday morning price of $1.69 per gallon for regular unleaded fuel was eventually increased to $5 per gallon by Tuesday afternoon due to what he said was a chaotic situation. See GAS, A7 .,-:,,.;; Mi.-. ,,tVf-. :r-v ' -.1' ml VMJsh w;r mm 'J 7i lviVv?v;.rf.?V3l -v ; r , X - ..',-' : , .- .:.. .- " tt. Ki; IN kll.1 l()l I I HSTM K PI lOriKiHAI'l II .R Eastern Illinois University student Megan Finn works with preschoolers from the Mattoon school district on making flags and posters to be displayed In school windows Thursday at the Mattoon Area Adult Education Center. Three Washington-area teachers and their students were aboard the plane that hit the Pentagon Tuesday; for details, see Page A12. B WORLD TRADE CENTER RUINS . More than 4J00 said missin 70 bodies recovered from Pentagon By The Associated Press NEW YORK The gruesome search through the graveyard of the World Trade Center yielded no survivors as the death toll mounted Thursday, and hopes dimmed for more than 4,700 missing souls. President Bush promised to visit New York to "hug and cry" with its shaken citizens. Two days after the trade center was hit and destroyed by two hijacked passenger planes, swirling dust kept visibility limited and sanitation trucks waged a losing fight against the residue of the blast. Hundreds of family members searched for any sign of their loved ones. Tens of thousands of residents still could not return to their homes in a closed-off lower Manhattan. Nerves were frayed by-bomb scares and false alarms, both in New York and in Washington. Even a small semblance of normalcy was yanked away: Airline flights at the New York area's three busy airports began for the first time since Tuesday but were abruptly halted. Police said a man was arrested at Kennedy airport after trying to slip past security with a false pilot's identification. The city also brought in 30,000 body bags for pieces of human remains. "Even scary movies do not happen like this," said Enver Kesti, 42, a pizza chef who INSIDE Travelers flock to Chicago airports; New York firefighters mourn their own; experts try to identify victims. Details A10 returned to clean up a gourmet shop that once sat in the towers' shadows. Bush declared Friday, the day of his New York visit, a "national day of prayer and remembrance." He asked Americans to spend their lunch breaks taking part in services at their chosen places of worship, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said. The president praised New Yorkers for showing "the compassion of America and the bravery of America." New York was not alone in counting its missing and dead. The Pentagon said 126 people in the building were killed in Tuesday's plane attack. Seventy bodies had been recovered. Add the 4,763 missing reported by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, plus the 266 passengers and crew members who died aboard the planes that hit the trade center, the Pentagon and a field -southeast of Pittsburgh, and the total dead in Tuesday's carnage could be more than 5,000. That would be higher than the death toll . y it'' 1''' .A See HI INS. A7 ASSIX I.VnCl) PKI .SS PI 10 TO Rescue workers remove debris from the rubble of the World Trade Center towers Thursday in New York. The search for survivors and the recovery of the victims continues since Tuesday's terrorist attack. Employees of local banks showing support, patriotism by wearing reel, white and blue I- ; ' -CX I ZD KF.VLN KILHOFraVSTAFF PIIOTOCRAPIIER Customer service representatives Teresa Wilcoxon and Laurie . McGinnis talk about the terrorist attacks while at First Mid-Illinois Bank In Mattoon on Thursday. BY DAWN SCHABBING Staff Writer MATTOON Laurie McGinnis and other co-workers wore black to work on Wednesday to mourn those killed in the terrorist acts of violence at the Pentagon and World Trade Center on Tuesday. The mxd at the First Mid- IllinoisBank & Trust at 1515 Charleston Ave. in Mattoon was solemn, and McGinnis decided something was needed to express a statement of strength and support for Americans. . In a mass e-mail to the 325 employees affiliated with 15 branches of First Mid-Illinois, McGinnis asked every employee to wear red, white and blue to work on Thursday. "Until we know what needs to be done, this was something we INSIDE Local churches to participate in national day of prayer; natives in awe of New Yorkers; facilities at Lake Shelbyville closed; post offices closed after hours. DetailsAll could do right now. I was pleased to see that nearly everyone joined in and wore' red, while and blue," she said. Even employees that have n)direct contaciNwith the public cqmplied. She said employees at many area branch banks returned e-mails expressing their support and their intent to wear our nation's color scheme to work and show patriotism. Other branch banks in the area include Tuscola, Areola, Sullivan, Mattoon, See COLORS, A7 ON THE INTERNET - READ LOCAL NEWS, SPORTS AND LIFESTYLES STORIES ONLINE AT

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