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Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1999, Alton, Illinois SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Education Chapman helps lead LCCCtonev heights Special Section 40 cent E Future Group sees new highway as key element to regions growth Special Section F doudsana mild High 44 low 35 Page 06 Glass a Boys Regional Roxana69 Livingston 45 North Greene 59 Brussels 49 Carlinville53 Carrollton48 PageC1 40 so cents February School official leaving A I I I 1 I 1 1 t M By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer Richard assistant superintendent of the Alton School has accepted a position as superin tendent of the Jacksonville Schpol last day with the Altoi district will be June killing new Barmaid was found strangled in car i By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff EDWARDSVILLE Inyestigators are showing renewed interest in a 21year oldjinsolved Telegraph has learned are actively pursuing leads in the December 1977 death of Denise Berlemann disappeared after leaving work fat a downtown Edwardsville bar and was found dead eight days later in the trunk of her car on the lot of the Gateway Truck Plaza off Route 203 near She had been stran Director of Police Bennett Dickmann would not divulge what new if was being but he said he could not deny there was new interest in the case We have been examining it along with the Illinois State It is certainly of para mount importance to Dickmann At this point iri time we cant confirm any formal but I will con ffrm that it is of great interest to Stahlhut disappeared See Page A9 Good Morning Board ClassifiedstD7 Comics Waller Assistant superintendent heading to Jacksonville has been assis tant superintendent in Alton for the past three Tfs been a great three Basden I didnt it being just three It years I had initially anticipat ed finishing my career Basden said that the decision to leave Alton was a difficult one but that the unexpected opportunity in Jacksonville was one he could not let There were no difficulties It was just an outstand ing As assistant superintendent for Basden has focused on district technology and professional He has also worked closely with the new suspension Superintendent Michael Beaber commended Basden for his Hes reenergized the teach ing staff by bringing in quality professional put renewed emphasis on testing and and strength ened the family environment among all of us working together Beaber plans to retire at the end of the 19992000 school and Basden said he had See Page A9 Richard Basden Outstanding opportunity White on bronze t The BADMAN he snowfall Tuesday plastered the statues of Lincoln and Douglas in Downtown The mow was not expected to last long as temperatures rise through the Page Mother says slain son was innocent bystander at party By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON A grieving moth er says her slain son was an innocent bystander when he was shot at a party early He didnt He didnt even live in said Ann Womack of mother of Alden I always told him I didnt like house parties and to leave if there was a fight some Berryjwas shot at after a fight erupted at a party the JOOO block of Elliott A 25yearold man was wounded and is in a Womack said reports that Berry was an Alton resident are incorrect and that he lived in Terre Police said Berry was carry ing identification from Indiana and prompting the belief he was from Chief deputy Ralph of the Madison County Coroners Office con firmed that Berry suffered a through and through entrance and exit wound in the left posterior back chest and right scapula collar caused by one An autopsy was held but the official was not At the same Alton police continue to investigate the which they say are A police source said they have no evidence to suggest that Berry was involved in any gang and the Alton Police Department had had no contact with Berry in the On Michael of was charged with firstdegree mur Womack said that early Sunday her son drove her with a friend of his fol lowing in another He brought me home at she Berry and the other male then went to the Womack Police between 70 and 100 people were at the Detectives are continu ing to interview those who were at the house when Berry was The man who was with Berry had had an earlier dis agreement with Womack Once at the Berrys companion and Gomez got into a fight before the shots being Womack She said the man who punched Gomez told her he thinks the bullet that killed herson was meant for He said it was his Womack She said the man related the string of events to her Sunday after the to vie for Wood River council seat By pARRYL HOWLETT Telegraph staff writer WOOD RIVER Four candidates survived the first step in becoming members of the City Despite lowvoter David Fred Judy Beckham and incumbent Scott Levan received enough votes in the primary to contend in tie April 13 general Unofficial with all 10 precincts had Ayres as the top votegetter with He was followed by Ufert with 254 votjs 218 190 Mike 138 votes Allen 108 vofes and Robert Elfgen with Two seats are open in the Councilman Buddy Davis opted not to seek reelection Levan holds the other Cnly voters cast a spectrometer supervisor at Olii said his secondplace finish will hopefully lead to better things in Im glad the primaries are Now I can get started on the general Im pleased with the election so I think low voter turnout hurt all the candidates on the the weather will be better in Beckham said she was pleased with her thirdplace Im very happy with the results and looking forward to the general Im really tickled and pleased for everybody who voted for Levan said coming in fourth did not surprise All the candidates worked very and I had a plan to finish in the top four to get The other candi dates had a lot of people working with them to push them They worked very Im not terribly Levan said he will now turn his atten tion to the general election in Im happy for the other candi but Im not done Mymain goal for the primary was to get Ayres was unavailable for The BADMAN George Wallace was happy to cast his vote in the Masonic Temple at 4th and Lorena streets in Wood River during Tuesdays OtosMoeiu fmtwe G 3800 sea iwr cass CD nuch BRAND Four Flags In cv All sales prices include all doc fees 6566340 6RMOMW im OLOSMOmt M Carbon loaded luxury
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