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Alton Telegraph Newspaper Archive: January 22, 1999 - Page 1

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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - January 22, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                No 7 50 cents SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 On the mat Alton wins provides i decorating i withflair I PageDl fiiemitlfl Goudywitha chance of rain High 56 low 37 Friday January 22 1999 The doctor is in The real Patch Adams delivers his own dose of medicine PageCl Did not mean for guy to die By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE He never took the stand in his own defense but a jury Thursday still heard the regretful words of an Alton teenager charged with killing Richard Skelton I did not mean for the guy to Taiwan M Davis said Defendants statement read in beating death trial in a statement read by Alton police detective Scott Golike The statement was given by Davis 17 to police about six hours after the beating death of Skelton 48 of Wood River Davis is charged with first degree murder Defense attor ney Eric Vickers and Assistant States Attorney Don Weber are scheduled to give their closing statements to the jury this morning Skelton his daughter Shelly Garrett and his brother Fred Skelton were attacked by a mob of up to 20 people early on Aug 11 They were in the 1100 block of East Seventh Street looking for a televisionset that Skelton believed other acquaintances had sold for crack cocaine Davis is accused of using a 3footlong broomstick to beat Skelton who died of a heart arrhythmia triggered by the beating according to a foren Dont give up struggle Evers widow urges By SANFORD J SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE The wife of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers said the days events leading to her speaking engagement at SIUE Thursday reminded her of the ongoing struggle for civil rights in America Speaking at the Martin Luther King Jr Birthday Celebration Awards Luncheon Myrlie EversWilliams recounted the events of the day as she traveled to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville from Denver I got up at to get to the Denver airport to get here It was a labor of love but Ive only had two hours She said the struggle to get to the luncheon through the fog brought to mind the word she has always associated with the civil rights move ment The word struggle always brings to my mind the lives of others involved in the struggle for equality in this our See EVERS Page A7 BADMAN Myrlie EversWilliams addresses the crowd Thursday at the Martin Luther King Jr Birthday Awards Celebration luncheon at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Above Earleen Patterson left director of specialized services at SIUE gives Josephine Beckwith of Alton a big hug as Beckwith receives the Delyte W Morris Legacy Award Latest fashion trend papal shirts now on sale By SANFORD J SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Papal shirts are the latest fashion fad at St Boniface School in Edwardsville The kids really like these because not everybody knows what they mean but the kids know what it parish ioner Mary Ann Frey said She helped organize the Thursday shirt sale as a fund raiser for the school and to support Pope John Paul IIs visit Tuesday and Wednesday The shirts are designed along the same lines as a Nike logo she said She said the children in the parish are excited about the papal visit Mexicans await el papa B6 Pope to ride in style C1 He is a pope for the The pope has done much for young people and he will be remembered for that long past his reign she said Other shirts have a series of profiles resembling the pope in formal garb These are popular with the adults They cant keep them in stock over in St Frey said She said St Boniface is the only place people can buy the shirts on the east side of the Mississippi River Hat pins and lapels are also available Shirts will be still be available to buyers who call the school The parish has raised for general expenses through the sale she said and the St Louis Archdiocese will get roy alties Logo Masters Inc and Ad Creations first approached the archdiocese in July to produce the shirts as a fundraiser for schools in the region Church officials approved each design and officially approved designs will have a special sticker attached The companies are not making much profit on the shirts but its for a good Frey said The BADMAN Joby Meisel left Ann Marie Frey center and Kara Korte sort through shirts on sale at St Boniface School in Edwardsville commemorating the upcoming visit of Pope John Paul II sic pathologist who testified Weber asked Golike to read Davis statement to the jury ovetf the objections of Vickers who had tried to get it sup pressed before the trial In part the statement reads I know Im not the only per son who beat the white man but I was the one using a See DIE Page A7 Friend defends Clinton You cannot Bumpers tells excolleagues WASHINGTON AP Defending a longtime friend former Sen Dale Bumpers told the Senate impeachment trial of Bill Clinton Thursday that the president was guilty of a terrible moral lapse with Monica Lewinsky but not of conduct warranting or even permitting his removal from office You can censure Bill Clinton You can hand him over to prosecutors But you cannot Bumpers said in an hours defense summa tion concluding six days of opening presentations by both sides We are none of us said Bumpers alternately the constitutional scholar and the bantering Southerner he addressed a hushed Senate where he served until last year The president should have thought of the consequences of his marital infidelity before hand just as Adam and Eve I See CLINTON Page A7 Morning Bulletin Board 05 Classifieds Editorial HoroscopeD6 Obituaries A5 Anderson Bextermueller Henderson Jacobs Maxeiner Mortimer Noud Podesta Pohlman Stassi Steinman Wood 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 vrn 314 8951600 1 800 8928267 1270 McDonald Blvd Hazelwood MO 314 9211800 1 1400N Hwy 67 Lindebergh 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