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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - January 21, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Vol 164 No 6 50 cents TELGGRAP Thursday January 21 1999 Since 1946 On the mats Barleff s Redbiixl named Small grapplers Businessof win the Month triangular PageDl PageB1 Tiie Quflonk Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers Torrid The Reps newest production i tells story of trust sexual abuse PageC1 SIUE student dies logging Livingston By LINDA N WELLER Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Kara Livingston dreamed of being a television news anchor after she graduated from SIUE Known as a hard worker the 19yearold honor student had a fulltime job as a Sophomore was 1997 CM graduate receptionist at a St Louis County motel and attended classes full time despite suf fering from a serious congen ital heart condition The condition cardiomy opathy or enlargement of the heart however ended Livingstons young life Tuesday night The sophomore collapsed around 7 on the jogging track of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Despite resuscitation efforts Livingston was pro nounced dead at in the emergency room of Anderson Hospital in Maryville She was the said her grieving stepmother Gail Livingston of Alton She had so much going for her she had everything going for her It was terri Gail Livingston said Kara had a lot of She was so upbeat she was a joy to she said Gail Livingston said that Karas younger sister was See STUDENT Page A7 A shocking development The BADMAN Left an AmerenUE lineman walks past a power line that broke Wednesday morning in the 1300 block of Milton Road The wire fell onto a moving car before hitting the pavement Above the power line burned a hole in the pavement almost 2feet across Charges against Clinton flawed and unfair By DAVID ESPO Associated Press writer WASHINGTON Housepassed arti cles of impeachment are flawed and President Clintons legal team argued before the Senate on Wednesday in a finely detailed some times emotional defense that chal lenged each claim of perjury and obstruction of justice The allegations do not justify the nullification of a free said Special Counsel Gregory Craig Craig and Deputy White House Counsel Cheryl Mills spliced together videotape transcripts and even the words of House prosecutors as they challenged claims that Clinton broke the law to cover up a sexual affair with Monica Lewinsky Accusing the House prosecutors of substandard legal work Craig said at one point It is hard to take the charges And in an emotional summation at days end Ms Mills a 33yearold black lawyer told the Senate the house of civil rights will not fall if Clinton is acquitted Clintons accusers say that by his actions in the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit he sought to deny her civil rights Senators some ef them writing notes on legal pads others struggling periodically against the urge to doze off sat silently through the fifth days presentation By the time the day was done Craig said in a joking aside senators would have had much more than 100 percent of your minimum daily requirement for lawyer ing for which I Lawmakers turn for questioning the two legal teams will come at the con clusion of the White Houses defense presentation through queries to be See CLINTON Page A7 Taiwan M Davis left and his attorney Eric Vlckers Family recalls fatal beating By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Tear ful family members testified Wednesday how a mob of up to 20 people beat them and cheered each other on during a fatal street encounter last summer in Alton The brother son and daugh ter of the late Richard Skelton of Wood River were among witnesses testifying for the prosecution during the first day of the trial of Taiwan M Davis 17 of Alton Davis is one of eight adults charged with murder in Richard Skeltons death on Aug 11 and the first to go on trial beating went on for a good four or five Skeltons brother Fred Skelton testified They were kicking him very hard in the head the face and the ribs He didnt have the chance to fight back I lost him Skelton said sobbing A jury of six men and seven women all white are hearing the case against Davis All of I See BEATING Page A7 Good 0 Mornind Bulletin Board A8 D5 D5 Movie Dunn Fisher Gibbons Hdnderson Huff Livingston Mestor Parker Richter Smith fimpe Williams Scpreboard B2 Stocks D2 Television C4 Officials urge commuters to steer clear of pope By SANFORD J SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer COLLINSVILLE Officials are praying for no snow and cooperative commuters when Pope John Paul n visits W close the St Louis on Tuesday and Wednesday We dont Martin Luther know what to heading to Downtown St Louis to seek alternatives to inter state highways and to discuss with employers some alterna tive work schedules to avoid driving in at peak hours District Highway Engineer Jjm Easterly said the Martin Luther King Bridge will be t L miUKc wiu ue King Bridge it is a dosed during major problem in Brueggemann said We are told to expect between to visitors but others tell us to expect as many as 1 mil Brueggemann urged people the popes two day visit fur ther aggravat ing traffic problems Whenever we close the Martin Luther King Bridge it is a major problem in any Easterly said at a news Jim Easterly IDOT engineer I See POPE Page A7 The M BARNES A sign along Interstate 55 south of Illinois Route 143 alerts drivers to take an alternative route dur ing the papal visit on Tuesday and Wednesday   

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