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Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1996, Alton, Illinois THE TELEGRAPH Shimkus lead fundraising race By DENNIS McMURRAY h H Tnlonranh leading intO nCXt WCCkS Tlpmn Oral FMortinn hie March B5 By DENNIS McMURRAY j Telegraph staff writer qpRHXrrFTFfTi primary election for the T v Statc ReP Oth Congressional District Jay has In the sevenway race for the a commanding fundraising lead Republican nomination the over opponent Sam Cahnman most recent reports to the Fed eral Election Commission for January and February indicated Madison County Treasurer John Shimkus raised the Hoffman reported an addi tional in contributions to Not so beautiful The BADMAN Ce a twovehicle accident about noon Thursday at Louis and B mn a 5W1 a Villa9e flower bed and knocking down a sign Billy HamMn of was ticketed for falling to yield while turning left oollce said HamHn who was driving west on West Louis left NtaV was hurt police0 sad V Gr6er 22 River pollce SS his campaign in January and with in spend ing and a balance of at the end of He received several large con tributions from union groups The AFLCIO National Education Association Political Action Committee and the UAW PAC each gave contributions came from the political action committees of AFSCME and the Seafarers and Ironworkers a Springfield attor reported in contribu tions for January and with in spending and a balance of Most of his itemized contribu tions were from relatives or although he did report from the Commodity Futures Traders The national PAC for the Asso ciation of Trial Lawyers contrib uted to both candidates to Hoffmans campaign and to On the GOP Shimkus reported in contribu tions the past two with spending of and a bal ance of The largest itemized contribution was from the Ameritech PAC contri butions of each were received from two other corpo rate Caterpillar and Shimkus largest itemized individual contribution was from James direc tor of vehicle services for the Illinois Secretary of States Secretary of State George Ryan and several staffers have been assisting Shimkus cam Jay Hoffman Democrat The latest influx of contribu tions pushed Shimkus ahead of Rick who had been the fundraising leader at the end of primarily as a result of personal During January and February Angel reported an additional in spend ing of and a balance of He reported his personal loans to his campaign have reached plus an addi tional owed his Angel GOP contender Bill a Springfield construction worker who was the partys nominee in reported in contri in spending and a balance during January and He also reported a contribution of from Jack a conservative sub urban Chicago factory owner who ran against Jim Edgar John Shimkus Republican in the 1994 Republican Other GOP contenders filing reports for January and Febru ary included Sangamon County Circuit Court Clerk Carl who reported taking in Oblinger received from Paul Findley of the last Republican to hold the 20th District congressional from 1971 to Patrick legisla tive liaison for the Illinois Department of Mental who reported contributions Springfield attorney James who reported in with three Spring field businessmen contributing The seventh col lege student David Green of has not reported any campaign Park owner donates land for childrens camp PF1ORTA PEORIA AP Sick children will get a place to play and heal and study nature maybe even with Paul Newmans stamp of approval thanks to the dona tion of 200 acres for the creation of a childrens organizers said Conservationist William Ruth erford has been trying to give away his Wildlife Prairie Park near He is still looking for a cooperative government but the search put him in touch with a group trying to create a summer camp for children with life threatening He decided to donate land adjacent to his wildlife park for the Children at the camp will be able to enjoy the nature train and plethora of wildlife just across the Theyll have free use of the said who will charge just a year in This sounds like one of the most pleasant projects Ive ever The Buffalo Prairie Gang Camp will be modeled after the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp that actor Paul Newman founded for sick said Jon Dellaria who is organizing the proj The Illinois camp eventually may join the association of five childrens camps affiliated with Newmans Dellaria said in a telephone Even if the project meets crite ria for it would not necessarily bring any additional money from the We can use their We can use their We just cant expect any Dellar ia Carjacking results in death for two sisters CENTREVILLE AP Two sisters arriving home from church were forced back into their car by an armed teenager who took them on a wild ride that ended in their death when he slammed the car into a The suspected suffered only minor injuries and was in custody along with a 16 Clair County Sheriff Mearl Justus The victims were identified as Pauline and Mae They were women you could depend two lovely people who would never refuse any thing that was asked of said the Thomas their pastor at the Full Gospel Church of God in Many in the tightknit community next to East Louis knew the Byrds ran a trash collection business in the city for many McMath said the two women had been members of his church for more than 20 Byrd was the denominations assistant state supervisor and the district while Chatman was president of the churchs rescue Its a real and its just devastated our Everbody is calling and talking about said the Ralph Smith of the Centreville Church of The Smith had just between them when they were Were shocked were won dering when its all going to said Centreville Mayor Riley It wasnt like it was outsiders who came in and did this it was somebody from the The two elderly Centreville women were killed after an armed teenager slammed their car into a tree Police said they believed the two teenagers were part of a gang of about six youths who ear lier that night robbed and beat a man at gunpoint as he got off a bus in The sisters were accosted a short time later as they were getting out of their Justus The women were returning from a conference at the Mount Calvary Church of God in Christ in Washington We believe that they robbed the two ladies as they came home from most proba bly in their and took command of the car at that the sheriff The women were forced into the front seat of their 1988 Lin coln Continental while the 17 yearold took the About four blocks he lost control and hit a parked car and a fence then drove through two yards before finally slam ming into a tree just outside the city At sheriffs deputies treated the crash as a simple accident but after arrested the States Attorney Robert Haida said he planned to file charges today that could include mur aggravated vehicular kidnapping and armed The beat goes on The SMITH Brent practices his drumming Thursday on a bridge post along Brown Street on his way home from East Middle School In Brent Is the son of John Talbert and Sandra SATURDAY MARCH 1 6 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