Journal Gazette from Mattoon, Illinois on September 15, 2001 · Page 1
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Mattoon, Illinois
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Saturday, September 15, 2001
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FRIDAY'S AREA FOOTBALL RESULTS ja Urbana 47 Mattoon 13 Charleston 14 Paris 6 Warrensburg-Latham 22 Sullivan 21 Arthur4ovington 34 South Piatt 30 llliopolis 19 Areola 18 Cumberland 19 Lawrenceville 0 St. Teresa 34 Shejbyville 0 showcase : ; O Canada: Wonder in W indsor. i if Cut out and j fly the flag. OUTSIDE Saturday September 15, 2001 6545 C ' j .:jn7mi ! i i i v 111 11 TMattbon T lotroal 125th Year, No. 203 75 Cents 2001 Mid Illinois Newspapers Inc. Rescuers find no survivors Friday Authorities make first arrest in case By The Associated Press NEW YORK As authorities announced the first arrest in the terror attacks INSIDE Feds arrest 'material witness.' DetallsA8 investigation, sopping-wet search crews slogged through the rubble of the World Trade Center on Friday under gray skies that mirrored their dwindling hopes for miracle rescues. Though President Bush made a morale-boosting visit to the site in Sit ATTACKS, A7 MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS Developments Friday related to Tuesday's terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and crash of Jetliner in Pennsylvania: ' Federal authorities make first arrest in the case, according to government official. Suspect in New York believed to have information relevant to the investigation. Other details not disclosed. President Bush declares national emergency and gives military authority to call 50,000 reservists to active duty. Military identifies requirements for 35,500 reservists to be called up within days. Nearly 5,000 people reported missing or confirmed dead at World Trade Center. Pentagon death toll at 190. Justice Department releas- . es names of 19 alleged hijackers and says it wants to question 100 people. Congress approves $40 billion in emergency aid to help victims and hunt down cul- . , prits. Senate also gives consent for president to use force against those response ble for the attacks; House approval expected. Afghanistan's Taliban militia warns of "revenge" if United States attacks for harboring alleged terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. Bush leads four former presidents and nation in prayer at National Cathedral. Later visits trade center site and Is cheered by search crews. Searchers at Pentagon find . ' ; flight data and voice recorders of American Airlines Right 77. Near Shanksville, Pa., investigators find cockpit voice recorder of United Airlines Right 93. Federal officials clear most private plane flights, day after , commercial flights. Private flights still banned from within . .25 nautical miles of Washington and New York. Boston's airport ' to reopen Saturday. Securities and Exchange Commission for first time eases ' restrictions on companies wish-' ing to buy back own shares, hop'ng to smooth trading when stock markets reopen Monday. B Treasury Department creates special team to track terrorist financing. NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND REMEMBRANCE All denominations coim to pray at Baptist clM BY KRISTA LEW1N Staff Witter MATTOON -- Different styles of dress, different religious denominations and different cultural backgrounds separated the people who gathered to worship Friday during a community service at the First Baptist Church. The common denominators they shared were they were Americans and they were grieving. Some of the 100 people gathered cried openly while others prayed quietly during the INSIDE Numerous area communities, groups, show support through prayer services, relief efforts. DetallsAll-12 national day of prayer and - remembrance that was requested by President Bush earlier this week. Churches throughout the area opened their doors at noon and sponsored community prayer services. First Baptist Church, like many others, have kept their doors Opened since the tragedy for people seeking solace. "We've had people in nd out of here all week long," said Rev; Edward Elliot, First Baptist Church. "We have had prayer services throughout the week and there have been a lot of people showing up." During Friday's prayer and remembrance serviceJSlliot said, "Today is a day we are remembering all those who were senselessly murdered Tuesday." He prayed for everyone who was grieving for the loss of a loved one. "We support and we grieve for the little children who are looking for their parents who won't come home," Elliot said He prayed that God would give people wisdom to deal with the situation. A time for silent prayers was given and several of the people went to the front to pray at the altar while others stayed in the pews praying quietly or wiping away tears. i The service ended with the singing of "God Bless America." Many worshippers had dressed in red, white and blue, and on the back of oiK' lady's.pati i"tir 'ardi gan was embroidered, "USA" am' a few'. Words from lh- nationa' anthem. "Damn's eai K lidil." After the service. Kit vol sail many of the people in ;iirndane Friday were, visitors. As three .ladies left the service Friday they remarked that non of them Were Baptists nor mem hers of this church. They h;i id they just wanted to attend a prayer service' and irav with others, and the denomination o-the church didn't matter. mkn I ) mJm J -iwhJ wM it Bennett Elementary School students placed small flags In the school's flower garden Friday as part of remembrance day ceremonies for the victims of Tuesday 's attac k. Bennett school children plant flags in of terrorist attack victims remembrance BY KRISTA LEWIN Staff Writer MATTOON Old Glory at half-staff waved gallantly in the wind above the flower garden where school children placed miniature flags Friday during a remembrance ceremony. Students and faculty participated in the ceremony, which honored the victims of Tuesday's attack as well as serving as a lesson of patriotism. Several red roses were in full bloom in the garden where children gathered around to participate in the event. Most of the students and faculty were decked out in clothing colors of red, white and blue. ' . Brenda Walker, principal, told stu dents the reason they Were having the ceremony was to honor the victims of Tuesday's attacks and as a way to honor all the firefighters and volunteers who are serving as volunteers. She said even though the attacks occurred in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, everyone across America is grieving. ''.': The students listened to a recording of ''Taps' and later sung "God Bless America." Several students in each grade) level were given small flags to place in the garden. ; Third-grade student Thursa Pointon, who was dressed in a bright red dress that had white lace, said she thought placing the flags into the ground in the garden was a good way of being patriotic. She did iranl to leach than patriotism, and also have them show respect and honor for people who lost loved ones '' Brenda Walker, principal said she also wore her dress to be patriotic. .'.,. Walker said throughout the week, most of the teachers have tried to play down the events because they don't know if the students have family members who might have been killed this week. She said they have tried to keep a calm amongst the students. "We did want to teach them patriotism, and also have them show respect and honor for people who lost loved ones," Walker said. Students in Barb McKonzie s class had created a large paper fla, which is plaeed in the windows of McKenzie s class. Walker said it was Mckenzie who gave her the idea for the students to wear red, white and blue ami bring a tla! to the flower garden. The students arc currently collecting pennies for a subject about M iss the are working on and later they.-' will donate the pennies to a. charitable organtzatioit -, working to help victims ot the attack. Next week, they plan to release red. white and blue balloons with patriotic messages in them. 3 t INSIDE Lifestyles................................ Cl-6 Sports ....... ...........................................Bl-4 Markets ...............................................J5 Local&State .................. .......A3,6,ll-12 Opinion ...................................................J14 TV Listings. ........... ...................C4-5 Nation&World ....... ..................A2,6,8 For the Record .....A9 Advice. . ...... ................C2-3 Comics ....A10 Window flag..................... ....B5-6 Classifieds C7-16 ON THE INTERNET READ LOCAL NEWS, SPORTS AND LIFESTYLES STORIES ONLINE AT www.jg

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