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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - January 1, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                X 351 50 cents v Friday January 1999 Wings of Hope Plight of South Americans brings pilot down PageCl What a kick i AllArea Soccer iTeam i named Page CM The Outlook j Playing Santa Coidwifta I Freer Auto chance of i High i around PagelM Body adopts family for the holidays PageD1 Police A bullet was found By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer Analysis is wing done on what could become key evidence in the killing of Michael Kafka a bullet discovered in his during the Police confirmed for the first time f hursday that a bullet was removed Woman killed in 1270 wreck from the body of the 30yearold Edwardsville who had been shot once through the But police would not comment on the cal iber and offered no other insight on the A bullet was found and it is being Director of Police Bennett Dickmann Thats all I can say at this But Dickmann did stress that authorities have rededicated them selves to solving the Six detec tives from the Illinois State Police and four officers from the Edwardsville Police Department met for a long strategy session Wednesday We brainstormed and wanted to make sure we were going in the right direction without missing obvious Dickmann We have not run out of things to Dickmann said he doesnt see an arrest warrant in the near future unless there would be a sudden and rather dramatic Kafka was found by his the evening of 22 in the passenger seat of his Nissan Sentra while it was parked in the dri veway of his home in the 1400 block of Madison Police are investigating links with three 911 calls made the evening of The first was a bomb threat made against the WalMart store in Glen Carbon just before 7 See Page A7 By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE A Wood River woman was killed Thursday morning when she lost control of her vehicle on interstate 270 a mile from the Mississippi Heather was believed to be on her way to workaround when the accident Illinois State Police She was westbound near the Chain of Rocks Canal between Granite City and Mitchell when the car veered into the median andturned over upside down in the right lane of eastbound police vehicle traveled 385 feet it left the westbound roadwayHayes was ejected shortly before the vehicle came to a her body land ing on the interstate pave police The driver behind her said she went off the road a little bit and assumed she overcor rected and went sideways into the Trooper Ralph Timmins After she left the roadway and went into the she struck a pile of frozen struck a guard rail and was Hayes was the only person I See Page A7 Big snow expected to ring in the new year By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer ALTON The New Year may blow into The Telegraph area like a winter lion today with a blast of arctic air and a heavy snow Were expecting a winter storm on New Years after noon with 25 mph winds and accumulation of more than 6 inches of snow across the Alton said Tom a meteorologist at the Louis National Weather county and city road crews are ready with tons of salt and snow plows to clear drifting snow from streets and Weve loaded the trucks with salt and alerted our road crews to be prepared for a major snow said Kent operations engineer at the Illinois Department of Transportation at The snow may start to fall this afternoon and continue tonight and Saturday with bit ter cold and a wind chill of 14 degrees below Spriggs See Alhambra kicks off yearlong celebration By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer ALHAMBRA The people of Alhambra will celebrate New Years Day with a giant birthday cake and a party for 150 years of the towns New Years blow out 150 can dles for each year of our towns resident Deb Reckmann said Well all sing Happy Birthday to A crowd was to gather at the Alhambra FiremenLegion Hall for a big New Years Eve cbmmunity party to start the towns 1999 sesquicentennial On New Years we u nphe people of 1 our town are proud of their pio neering spirit and theyll relive their history in the big sesquicentennialin Deb Reckman Alhambra resident had the biggest birthday party in the history of our I See Page A7 Good Morning Areayillinois Bulletin Board Business Roglis Television M c Jeft Hur8t blow out the na baked for Alhambras New Years Eve party to celebrate the 150th birthday of the Apply by Phone 18008339424 Touch Tone 24 Hours Illinois Sales Tax Included in Loan Your Credit is not as Bad as you think we are the leader in getting you approved 314 8951600 1 800 8928267 I270 McDonald MO 314 9211600 1 800 8928261 Hwy 67 lindebergh MO 314 4161600 1 888 2276321 I55 at Meramec Bottom Rd MO Auto Credit Help   

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