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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - January 19, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                Vol 164 No 4 50 cents On the links Peflock named Telegraphs top girl golfer PageBl SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Tuesday January 19 1999 The outlook Partiysunny and warmer high 53 low 35 Fighting in Yugoslavia Serbian forces attack ethnic Albanian villages PageAS Woman killed in hitandrun By SANFORD J SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer GODFREY Detectives are look ing for a lightcolored Pontiac Grand Am that may have struck and killed a single mother of a 5yearold boy early Monday The victim was struck by two vehicles while crossing Godfrey Road at Monday Stephanie L SprouII 25 of the 200 block of Luella Street in Godfrey died after she was struck by two automobiles while she was running across the fourlane highway in the 6500 block of Godfrey Road Madison County Coroner Dallas Burke said Her mother Katherine McDonald said Sproull was working at night in a tavern so she could stay home and take care of her son during the day Sproull had earned a degree as a paralegal and was hoping to enter that profession some day McDonald said Sproull had divorced and was liv ing with her mother when she died She liked being with her friends reading her books and writing in her McDonald said Burke said Sproull was hit by a Chevrolet Blazer whose driver stopped after the impact but she was also struck by a Pontiac Grand Am whose driver continued on after the impact Burke described the events that led up to the accident this way Sproull worked at a tavern in Delhi and was picked up from work by a girlfriend and her girlfriends boyfriend While on the way home the women became involved in a heated argument and Sproull insist ed on being dropped off Burke said The boyfriend pulled over and the two women got out and continued the argument Sproull then ran across traffic lanes and was struck Burke said Detectives from the Madison County Sheriffs Office continue to investigate They spent the day attempting to find the Grand Am which was presumably headed toward the Alton area when the acci dent occurred Sproull The SMITH Above Robert Dixon 7 applauds after watching the puppet show performed as part of the Brotherhood Breakfast put on Monday by the Hayner Public Library at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey Left Thomalita Franklin of Alton Molds her son Freeman 5 while the two listen to a story at the annual Brotherhood Breakfast Dr King inspired me to follow a dream in my life By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer GODFREY Olivia Neal of Alton wasnt born when the Rev Martin Luther King Jr died in his struggle for human rights but his dream lives in her heart Dr King inspired me to follow a dream in my life and to strive to do the best I can to help people get along said the 19yearold who is pursuing a career in mass communications at SIUE Local youths carry on MLKs struggle for civil rights Neals stirring solo of the old hymn Go Down Moses touched the hearts of listeners at a Martin Luther King Brotherhood Breakfast on Monday at Lewis and Clark Community College The words let my people go in the song Go Down Moses reflects the life of Dr King who spoke out for freedom for all people regardless of Neal said Neal a sophomore is a familiar voice as a Saturday disc jockey on jazz radio station WSIEFM at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Children and parents gathered at LCCC on Monday to honor the life of King at a breakfast sponsored by the Hayner Public Library District the Alton Housing Authority and the Family Literacy Connection at the college The aroma of fried bacon toast and freshbaked doughnuts drifted through the room where children enjoyed a breakfast and listened to stories about the legacy of King Rev King had a dream and he made a difference in the lives of Hayner Librarian Pam Klipsch told the children The brotherhood breakfast was organized last year by Klipschwho wanted to make the King holiday more meaningful in the lives of peo ple in the community Ricky Jefferson 12 of Alton munched on a bowl of Frosted Flakes and talked about how much he loved King Dr King wants us all to live in peace said Jefferson a fifthgrader at Eunice Smith Elementary School in Alton Girl Scout leaders Kim Lumpkins and Gwendolyn Hammonds of Alton See KING Page A7 Bus routes modified during popes visit By PAUL MACKIE Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE The roads are expected to be jam packed when Pope John Paul II visits St Louis but Madison County Transit officials lnope to alleviate the problem A series of twoday service modifications 2 were announced Monday XPASTORALVISITX The changes will be imple mented during the Papal visit next Tuesday and Wednesday Jan 2627 and will affect Madison County commuters who use the bus service to get to and from downtown St Louis The changes are being made to ensure MCT cus tomers can avoid the signifi cant traffic congestion and street closures in downtown St Louis and still get to their jobs or join the 21 other spectators taking part in this historic MCT Chairman Ron Selph said Routes in The Telegraph area affected will be the Godfrey Alton Express the Bethalto Express and the Edwardsville Glen Carbon Express On the morning of Tuesday I See POPE Page A7 Morning Bulletin Brueggemann Helens Hicks Jacoby Johns Jones Nicholson OLander Place Richter Rosa Saville Steinbaugh Strickland Wiser Television Civic groups enthusiasm catching businesspeople say EDITORS NOTE This is the last of a series about the Wood River Civic Action Bodys efforts at revitalizing the city By DARRYL HOWLETT Telegraph staff writer WOOD RIVER Part of the original concept for the Civic Action Body was to assist business owners in the downtown district The group still maintains its strong connection to the down town while expanding to busi nesses all over the city Owners are excited about the resurrection of the organi zation starting in May 1998 has been very bene ficial to the downtown dis said Keith Tite owner ujthink theyre Idoing a wonderful job They have put some new blood in the organization Its Judy Wilder Smits Flower Shop of Wood River Hardware on East Ferguson Avenue It promotes everybody helping each Judy Wilder owner of Smits Flower Shop said the new vision of the organization has energized all Wood River busi nesses I think theyre doing a won derful Wilder said They have put some new blood in the organization Its Brenda Gibson owner of Party Magic agrees with Wilders assessment The group has been suc cessful in promoting Ladies Night Out Summerfest which included sidewalk sales and Gibson said We have a good active group A few years ago no one was interested in getting business owners together Now all of that has changed I like being down here Its easi er to get to or from St Louis or See CIVIC Page A7 TRUCKLOAD CARPET SALE RETAILWHOLESALE AND COMMERCIAL CARPETING 700 ROLLS IN STOCK PRICIS STARTING AT JUST DISCOUNT CARPET 3479 HUMBERT RD ALTON 4652622   

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