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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Horizons Cities working to breathe new life into downtown districts Special Section The outlook Partly cloudy and cold high near low near 25 PageC4 Sports Lady Hawks ready for supersectional PageBl 50 cents February The BARNES A backyard statue is about the only thing left standing after firefighters battled a blaze at a home belonging to Clayton and Dorothy Raymer at 6851 Illinois Route 159 in Dorothy Raymer died in the Woman dies in blaze By REBECCA HOPKINS Telegraph staff writer GODFREY A familys fear has become a reality after the body of Dorothy was found in the remains of their burned home on Sunday According to Deputy Coroner Ralph Raymer apparently was overcome by smoke and was unable to An autopsy is scheduled for The fire began at approximately Saturday and moved quickly through the threestory home at 6851 Illinois Route Firefighters from Holiday Bunker Hill and Dorsey fought the blaze for more than three but were unable to any part of the Firefighters remained on the scene until then returned several hours later to search for the Mike Strong of the Madison County Sheriffs Department said fire fighters had to use a backhoe to lift por tions of the homes upper stories while I See PageA11 One man another injured after shooting Coroner Ralph an autopsy will be per formed today to determine the exact cause of Funeral arrangements are pending at Williams Mortuary in Another Clark also suf f e r e d injuries as a result of the gun Perry was trans ported to S t Anthonys Health Center and later trans ferred to The BARNES Louis A house at 1011 Elliot in Alton University where a fatal shooting took place Hospital early Sunday where he is listed in serious Police said a motive for the shooting is not known at this but preliminary findings indicate that the shooting may be gang relat A suspect is in but police are not releasing his identity at this The weapon believed to been used in the shooting was Police detec tives are continuing their By REBECCA HOPKINS Telegraph staff writer ALTON Alton police are investigating an appar ent gangrelated shooting that resulted in a death and an injury early Sunday Alden was pro nounced dead at at Alton Memorial Hospital where he had been transport ed follow ing a 911 call to a residence at Elliott According to police the shooting appar ently took place inside the residence where a party was in progress with a large crowd of An argument erupted between the victim and another individual at the When it became phys Berry was shot once in the Police received the 911 call at According to Deputy Programs are key to SIUEs growth EDITORS NOTE This is thf final installment of a two part series about the continu ing growth of Southern Illinois University By SANFORD JTsCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE New buildings and growing enroll ment are attracting attention at Southern Illinois University but new pro grams and higher quality are where the rubber meets the in an academic environ Chancellor David Werner tells his staff and faculty that quality and effectiveness is the of all the mea sures of what constitutes a premier metropolitan univer as stated among SIUEs A metropolitan university like SIUE has an advantage of being close to a large officials point The proxim ity gives students not only an opportunity social and cultural events of an urban area but a number of outofclass educational oppor tunities like internships and The SIUE nursing program is just one that takes advan tage of those said Lorraine asso ciate professor of Williams said students reg ularly perform rotations in nearby clinics and social service agencies to gain valuable experience in the real See PageA11 Good Morning Bulletin Board A4 Theivagt Scoreboard Television The BARNES Jenny a student at RiverBend Christian School in Wood performs a sign language solo Sunday during the Stars Over the River Bend Talent Show at Lewis and Clark Community College Young stars showcase talents By REBECCA HOPKINS Telegraph staff writer GODFREY Talented youngsters from around the River Bend area showcased their abilities Sunday as the River Bend Growth Association presented the Ninth Annual Stars Over the River Bend Talent Held in the Hatheway Cultural Center on the campus of Lewis and Clark Community the program showcased the talents of 28 teens from area high Groups of teens from each school performed before an audience of 300 for two hours in one of four cat egories Variety and Vocal and were rated by a panel of four A winner was chosen from each category as well as twp Bests of a tie this The winners were See Page A11 Massacre scapegoat a native of Carrollton Reno By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff CARROLLTON Carrollton descendants of Marcus Reno waited 91 years before their favorite son was cleared of blame for George Custers last stand mas sacre at the Little Big Horn in Reno was finally found inno cent in 1967 of any wrongdo ing for Custers defeat and death at the historic Little Big said Alton lawyer Philip a Greene County Reno was a hometown boy from Carrollton who was thrust into American history as the scapegoat for Custers loss of the battle and the mas sacre of his Alfeld Custer was a national hero and his defeat to the Indians at the Little Big Horn was a disgrace to the famous generals Alfeld See Page ATi 110 Adams Parkway IL 62002 CLOSIOUT SALE OF All ABOVE GROUND POOW 1999 in stock limited quantity MN0 fAll PRICED 4665301 UYAWAY NOW FOR   

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