LOCAL RESIDENT RECALLS RECENT VISIT TO NY
September 11, 2001 has joined the list of tragic days in American history that evoke instant memories. Like the Pearl Harbor attack, the assassination of President Kennedy, or the Challenger explosion, we all can recall what we were doing on that morning when terrorists attacked the United States. WGEL was in the middle of its Pie Auction fund raiser with Greenville College president James Mannoia as our on-air guest when we began getting the first reports of a plane hitting the World Trade Center.
Greenville resident Pat King and her daughter Amy visited New York last month. The World Trade Center site was one of the first things they saw during their shuttle bus ride from the airport to the hotel. They later returned during a bus tour for a second look.
Pat shared with WGEL her thoughts about the experience which she described as “emotional.” While others got off the bus for a close-up look at Ground Zero, Pat and Amy opted not to. She said that the majority of the clean-up is complete and the area is again “vibrant” adding that in some ways there are no signs of the devastation from five years ago. They also visited the nearby church where many of the wounded had been brought to for treatment.
Pat and Amy had a sobering reminder of the War on Terror before they even left St. Louis. Pat said their flight to New York was the same day that a large terror plot was foiled in London. Upon their arrival at Lambert Airport, they were told that liquids were no longer allowed on the plane. Pat said they had intended to bring some Ginger Ale along but had to repack their luggage before boarding the plane.
TRAFFIC DETAIL RESULTS IN SEVERAL ARRESTS
The Bond County Sheriff’s Department with the assistance of several agencies including the South Central Drug Task Force and Greenville K-9 unit conducted several traffic stops Thursday on I-70 in the Mulberry Grove area. At least five arrests involving cannabis, controlled substance, or drug equipment were made. So far, four people have been charged in Bond County court. The include:
31-year-old Chana M. Martin of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
25-year-old David R. Guinn of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
26-year-old Caleb J. Moore of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
43-year-old Richard M. Terhune of Fishers, Indiana
All were charged with Unlawful Possession with Intent To Deliver Cannabis. An officer with the South Central Illinois Drug Task Force told WGEL that Thursday's effort resulted in the confiscation of seven-and-a-half pounds of marijuana from one vehicle and two-and-a-half pounds from another.