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   Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 16, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                  ............   'I  SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836  Vol. 164 No. 1 50 cents  Saturday  January 16, 1999  SX les, 4 ( “--<^j | KSU OHSSSlfsa^i  holds off rf* i Parental ^rOUIlll UU EA-WR5545 m I involvement is what makes for a i  vj successful education  PageC-2 :  The outlook Partly doudy and mild.  High 48; low 29  Page IMI  Renovation of home didn’t scare off Callanders  Page C*  Senate urged to summon Lewinsky  WASHINGTON (AP) — House prosecutors prodded senators at President Clinton’s impeachment trial Friday to summon Monica Lewinsky and others for testimony and perhaps invite Clinton to appear.  The White House said Republicans want witnesses only because “they do not have a case.”  The issue raised the threat of a partisan clash at the historic Senate proceedings. One senior Democrat, Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, said “there may be very well” a  party-line vote on  IO ii    whether to seek  i s me    depositions from the  president key people in the  jr    SC3nfl3l  who is not    The    question of  tpllincf fViP    possible    witnesses  ; 6  U1C     loomed over the sec-  truth.”    ond day of argu  ments in the Senate Rep. Bill McCollum chamber as the  House prosecutor »™ s  0  e  n . s credi ^  - a key issue.  “Time and again the president says one thing and they say something entirely different," argued Rep. Bill McCollum, the first of several House prosecutors to speak during the day.  Common sense says “ifs the president who is not telling the truth," he added, and if senators have doubts, they should bring the witnesses in to testify.  Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist presided over the extraordinary proceedings, his judicial robe symbolizing the gravity of the moment. As on the trial’s opening day Thursday, all IOO senators sat attentively at their desks as they listened to the recitation of evidence in the second presidential impeachment trial in the nation’s  ■ See SENATE, Page A-7  Oil spill kills five ducks  2,300 gallons flows into Mississippi  By DARRYL HOWLETT  Telegraph staff writer  The Telegraph/JOHN BADMAN  A rescue worker from Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research in Newark, Del., feeds a female mallard duck a liquid nutrient Friday in an effort to save its life at Treehouse Wildlife Center Inc. in Brighton.  HARTFORD - Five mallard ducks were killed and 21 were left coated in oil after an oil spill along the Mississippi River at the Wood River Refining Co. loading docks.  Company officials said that up to 2,300 gallons of fuel spilled into the river Wednesday morning.  Officials said a broken pipe caused the leak.  “Wednesday morning we located a leakage by a small holding tank that was idle," company spokeswoman Tara Condon-Tullier said. “A pipe leading to the tank started to leak diesel. We believe the pipe froze during the cold weather and when it started to warm up, it caused a leak in the pipe. The leak was stopped immediately.”  Treehouse Wildlife Center Inc. of Brighton turned into a refuge to save the 21 ducks. Workers with Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research out of Newark, Del , flew into town * to treat the ducks.  “We have 14 in house,” said Coleen Doucette, a senior  ■ See DUCKS, Page A-7  Man faces 25 years for burning child  By DENNIS GRUBAUGH  Telegraph staff writer  EDWARDSVILLE - An Alton man who dunked a toddler’s hands into a pot of boiling water “to teach her a lesson” faces up to 25 years in prison under a plea agreement reached Friday.  Jimmy E. Hendrix, 22, was defrosting a freezer in a Joesting Avenue apartment in December 1996 when the 14-month-old child got in his way while playing in the kitchen, authorities said He was babysitting the child for her mother, whom he had been seeing socially.  Angered by the child’s play, he grabbed her hands and thrust them briefly into water  that he was boiling for the defrost job.  Despite the quickness of the act, the girl suffered permanent nerve damage. The top layer of skin came off her hands “like a glove,” said Alton police officer Carla Mackelden, who investigated the case.  Hendrix entered an Alford plea Friday to a charge of aggravated battery of a child Under the plea, he does not admit guilt but concedes there was enough evidence to convict him.  Assistant State’s Attorney Rich Rybak and special public defender John Delaney said Hendrix faces a sentence of  ■ See CHILD, Page A-7  Good Morning  Area/Illinois . .A-3,8 Bulletin Board .A-6 Business......D-1  Classifieds C-6  Comics .......D-5  Editorial ......A-4  Horoscope D-5  Nation/world .. .C-4 Obituaries.....A-5  Brock, Broyle, Dare, Davenport, Gibbons, Harnetiaux, Karamihal, Peebles, Pipkins, Pohlman, Rush, Wells Scoreboard ... .B-2  Stocks........D-2  Television B-6  Weather.......D-6  wwwtheieleoraph.com  Fire leaves family without home  By DARRYL HOWLETT  Telegraph staff writer  EAST ALTON — A family of five lost most of their possessions when a fire destroyed their house early Friday morning.  The house, in the 400 block of Dry Street, belonged to Shawn and Crystal Sherman, who lived there with their three children and a brother-in-law.  The fire started about 8 30 a* rn., apparently because of an electrical problem, fire officials said.  “We’ve traced (the fire) to an electrical outlet in the front room,” Fire Chief Larry Ringering said. “We traced one wire that had six different splices in it. The home also had a new circuit breaker in it."  Ringering also said the family lost all five of its pets — two kittens and three  dogs. Four of the pets were found at the rear door of the house.  Firefighters from both the East Alton and Wood River fire departments fought the fire, the cold temperatures and icy conditions surrounding the house, Neighbors frantically called 911, fearing members of the family were still in the house.  ■ See FIRE, Page A-7  The Telegraph/JOHN BADMAN  Crystal Sherman, 30, weeps as she watches smoke billow from her home in the 400 block of Dry Street in East Alton Friday during a fire that claimed the lives of her five pets.  t il t  I I  J   v  9009 Natural Brid!  a  Bring this coupon in for  ana aa      a  OFF Purchase  At these Stores  ------ - - -  expire* Jan JI 199#  6900 Manchester  MMK   

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