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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - January 17, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                i and special inside most editions SPORTS Showdown Tigers hand Alton a defeat bya score of 6W5 PageBl loading change The Pistrui Group bases success on simple phrase PageDl ACURA The outlook Acura TL comes loaded but floor mats are expensive extras PageCl The outlook A chance of rain and a little cooler High 45 low 29 PageA12 uOOd Morning Bulletin Board C5 Sarnett Blevins Broyle Clark Davenport Hicks Johnson Peebles Roberts Strickland Ziglar Stocks THE TELEGRAPH Vol 164 No 2 Serving the River Bend Since 1836 January President must go Senate told Prosecution rests its case WASHINGTON AP With a final flourish House prosecutors demanded President Clintons removal from office Saturday telling a hushed audience of senators that otherwise the presidency itself may be deeply and per haps permanently Senate leaders sparred over the issue of witness es at the historic impeachment trial ttTIJemust VV never toler npeacnmem mw Morally serious ruler and another Rep Henry Hyde lead prosecutor men and women can tha rnlarl imagine circum1U1 U1C L uieu stances at the far edge of the morally permissible in which a president could shade the truth for the good of the nation said white haired Rep Henry Hyde the lead prosecutor summing up three days of opening arguments But under oath for a private plea sure he asked It was a question that cut to the core of the case allegations that Clinton committed perjury and obstructed justice in an attempt to conceal his sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky Moments after Hyde concluded the prosecutions presentation Clinton attorney Gregory Craig said the pres idents legal team would be ready with a strong vigor ous defense based on the facts the law and the Constitution when the trial resumes on Tuesday It fell to Hyde known in the House for his flashes of elo quence to close Some of us have been called Clinton he said This is not a question of who we hate this is a question of what we love the rule of law equal justice before the law and honor in our public The IllinoisRepublican noted pro posed resolutions of censure that would sharply criticize Clinton for violating the peoples trust And he said if senators believed such allega See SENATE Page A11 President Clinton arrives Friday at JFK International Airport in New Area nuns cook for pope Sister Regina Pads left and Sister Patricia both of the Alton convent of the Order of Sisters ofSt Francis of the Martyr St George dish up a dessert of espresso mousse at the convent Saturday in a rehearsal for Pope John Paul lls visit to St Louis By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer ALTON Sister Patricia will ask Pope John Paul II whether he likes his eggs sunny side up or over easy when she cooks the Holy Fathers breakfast Jan 27 Well prepare Pope John Paul a good American style breakfast of bacon and eggs and Polish sausage because he comes from Sister Patricia said Sister Patricia and other nuns of the Sisters of St Francis of the Martyr St George in Alton have the honor of cooking and serv ing meals to the pontiff on his historic visit to St Louis Jan 2627 Well prepare some tasty Italian and Polish meals and Papal Pasta for the Holy said Sister Patricia who cooks for the residence of Archbishop Justin Rigali in St Louis Sister Patricias excel lent cooking is well known by Archbishop Rigali and bishops and priests who visit St said Sister EvaMaria covicar for religious at the St Louis See NUNS Page A11 History of the Civic Action Body 1967 Civic Action Body is organized by group of downtown Wood River businessmen Articles of incorporation are created 19811989 Lon Smith elected mayor of Wood River in 1981 and serves until 1989 Nov Midlown Theater and Cultural Arts Center opens Wood River Museum opens i yJo Lon Smith elected mayor of Wood River for the second time CAB taking Wood River where it needs to go EDITORS NOTE This is the first of a series about the Wood River Civic Action Bodys efforts at revitalizing the city By DARRYL HOWLETT Telegraph staff writer WOOD RIVER Many sto ries have been written about events sponsored by the Civic Action Body from Ladies Night Out to Summerfest But what is the Civic Action Body The groups motto answers the question to some extent Were taking Wood River where it needs to The original Civic Action Body started in 1967 under the direction of three downtown businessmen Thomas Korbet Robert Elliott and Omer K Fulp They incorporated the organization for downtown businesses In 1999 the purpose of the group has changed to beautify and improve the community said Lawanda Smith director of planning and development for the organization After being stagnant for years the organization decid ed to rejuvenate itself in May 1998 We decided to become more of a community organi zation not just representing the downtown Smith said The new direction seems to be working The group has increased its membership from 23 last May to 115 after it asked business owners and cit izens to join and really be a See CAB Page A11 Congress faces long list of education issues By Lolita C Baldor Journal Register News Service WASHINGTON The American people may list education as their top priori ty but sharp division over the federal governments proper role in the schoolroom will make it a difficult year for change in 1999 The list of education issues headed for Congress is long and it spans the learning spec trum from what schools chil dren can attend to what lan guage they speak there and whether they can pray there And that doesnt even begin to address the cost questions spawned by the more than billion the federal government pumps into education from school construction to con gressional vows to revamp the complicated funding formulas into less restrictive block grants But while lawmakers and lobbyists agree there will be a heavy focus on education issues in the coming months the fundamental debate over how much the federal govern ment should be allowed to dic tate local and state school See EDUCATION Page A11 110 H Adams Parkway HUH SAVINGS ON AU SMS f SALE PRICID PROM   

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