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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 finance River Bend has more than its share of banks Special SectionE 50 cents Tourism Scenic Byway designation a boon to tourism Special SectionF The outlook Goudywitha chance of snow high near low near 27 PagelW Sports Lady Hawks win flying to state PageBl February Hot under the hood Above An Alton firefighter works to pry open the hood of an Oldsmobile 98 Monday as smoke pours from the engine compartment and flames drip under the car on Ridge Street near Firefighters extinguished the which extensively damaged the vehi but struggled with an unusually strong hood Right Firefighter Tom Mussler takes a turn with a pry bar on the The cause of the fire was The car engine was destroyed and there were no said Assistant Fire Chief Stephen The BADMAN 17yearold charged in shooting By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON A 17yearold is charged with firstdegree mur der in the fatal shooting of an Alton man early On the Madison County States Attorneys office charged Michael Gomez of the n 300 block of Dooiey ha ving Drive in Alton with a good and the Gomez aii ftf an will be 18 years old dli OI a SUQuen an on argument started A judge set and someone bond at floohpr The shooting happened during a party at Sunday in the 1000 block of Elliott Alden of died at of a gunshot wound to the Berry died at Alton Memorial Another a 25yearold Alton was wounded in the He was in fair condition Monday afternoon in an area Police still are investigat ing circumstances surrounding the shootings of both Wfe are still talking to peo ple and the suspect has talked to said James Alton chief of Hessel said there was a large number of people at the party and things had gone well until an argu ment Everybody was having a good and all of a sudden an argu ment started and someone flashed he an James Hessel chief of detectives gang precipitating exchange of then the As of only Gomez had been taken into custody in the Residents will cast council votes today By DARRYL HOWLETT Telegraph staff writer WOOD RIVER City resi dents will cast their votes in todays primary election for City Council Two seats are up for elec tion with seven candidates The top four voteget ters in todays election will face off in the general election to be held April The seven candidates run ning for election are incum bent Scott David Robert Fred Mike Judy Beckham and Allen With significant amounts of snow in the forecast for early voter turnout could be lighter than Madison County Clerk Mark Von Nida said votes should be counted within a short We have a primary may oral and council election in Von Nida The elections in Wood River and Collinsville are the only See Page A5 Morniiiii Waggoner Students knowledge blooming Thirdgraders learn lessons from plants By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer BETHALTO Twenty seven Amaryllis plants helped 27 thirdgraders at Parkside Elementary in Bethalto learn lessons in art and language arts on Each pupil in Ann Scates thirdgrade class planted an Amaryllis bulb in early then carefully watched it It made them want to come to school because they had such direct Scates said of her pupils during the They also had such a feeling of ownership watching their The BADMAN Parkside Elementary School students in the thirdgrade classroom of teacher Ann Scates measure and water Amaryllis plants that were part of a science own Each pupil was responsible for their own watering the plant each day as well as measuring the plants and recording and graphing the Scates class has done a similar pro ject for the past few This year the project was sponsored by Elias I See Page A5 Jury finds man guilty of strangling By DENNJS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Dennis Robinson was found guilty Monday of the 1997 strangulation murder of a woman whose body he dumped along Interstate A jury of five women and seven men took less than two hours to return the verdict read by Circuit Judge Charles Romani of hung his but otherwise showed little As he left the courtroom he proclaimed his innocence to a kill Robinson The people had me convicted before it See Page A5 TRUCKLOAD CARPET AND COMMERCIAL OViR 700 ROLLS IN STOCK PRICES STARTING AT JUST DISCOUNT CARPET 3475 HUMBERT RD ALTON 4652622 i J 4 s j   

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