Questions? Call (888) 845-2887 Hablamos Español

Share Page

Alton Telegraph: Saturday, March 6, 1999 - Page 1

Get 1 more page view just for clicking

to like us on Facebook


   Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 6, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                 SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836  rn :  TELEGR  Rich past  Community Bank has long history of service  Page GI ^  Vol. 164, No. 50 — 50 cents  j Goodbye, Charlie  'ii I I’m outta here,  I Spoonhour  Page B-l  Partly sunny and cooler; high near 41, low near 19  sufTuuiiuinyb  Tips can make your Page Clo house a home  ( x   Special Section  MMHMI  Saturday, March 6,1999   www.thetelegraph.com   Nursing home fights for life  Firm sues to stop termination of benefits  The Telegraph/JOHN BADMAN The SunRise Care & Rehabilitation nursing home at 1095 University Drive in Edwardsville.  By PAUL MACKIE  Telegraph staff writer  EDWARDSVILLE - A nursing home filed suit Friday against a federal agency that has terminated the home’s Medicare and Medicaid benefits.  SunRise Care & Rehabilitation, 1095 University Drive, filed for a temporary restraining order against the U.S. Health Care Financing Administration in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of  Illinois in East St. Louis.  A termination of benefits would mean 04 of the home’s 120 residents would have to move and could force the home lo close. Nine residents receive Medicare and 85 benefit from Medicaid.  The home had alerted relatives of residents Thursday night that their loved ones must find new homes by April 8, when federal benefits will expire The suit delays that deadline to April 15.  “We’re pleased and looking forward to  Monday w hen we can find out a date for a hearing." said Karen Gilliland, spokeswoman for Sun Health Care Group, which owns SunRise.  The news of 41 citations by inspectors from the Health Care Financing Administration came as a shock to the more than IOO residents attending Thursday’s meeting.  “(SunRise) is a large corporation with a  gi See HOME. Page A-9  The Telegraph/RUSS SMITH  Members of the Church Women United of the Greater Alton Area light candles during a celebration Friday of World Day of Prayer at Main Street United Methodist Church in Alton.  gather for World Day of Prayer  Women  By ANDE YAKST1S  Telegraph staff writer  ALTON — Women of different races and church denominations stood side by side Friday and lifted their voices in prayer for peace in the community and across the world.  “We’re joining our voices in the Alton community this morning with women all over the world to pray for peace and an end to violence,” prayer leader Ruth Pippins told a gathering of women at Main Street United Methodist Church in Alton.  Women from 20 churches  attended a World Day of Prayer service sponsored by Church Women United of the Greater Alton Area. Hymns and prayers filled the worship center in a strong show of unity among women of many denominations.  “When we all come together and pray, it has a powerful,  positive impact on the life of our community,” Pippins said.  The women gathered first for conversation, coffee and doughnuts in the Robert Wadlow room of the church.  “The prayer service energizes us to make a stronger commitment in our church  and community,” said Marian Twigg of the United Presbyterian Church of Wood River.  The women bowed their heads and prayed, especially for Venezuela, a -country plagued with poverty, vio-  ■ See PRAYER, Page A-9  Man guilty of arson  By DENNIS GRUBAUGH  Telegraph staff writer  EDWARDSVILLE - A jury found a Collinsville man guilty in a racially related firebombing, despite a prosecution hampered by missing and uncooperative witnesses.  The jury deliberated a little more than two hours Friday evening before reaching the verdict against Billy J. Hayes, 30.  “I’m innocent,” Hayes said loudly as he was taken from the courtroom by sheriff’s deputies. “They’re putting an innocent man in jail. I want you to know that.”  Hayes was convicted of aggravated arson, a crime punishable by six to 30 years in prison, or more if Associate Judge James Hackett later determines that aggravated factors apply.  Hayes was accused of lighting a gasoline-filled bottle and throwing it through a bedroom window of the home of Joseph Groce and his wife, Harriet Cannida-Groce, just after I a.m. Aug. 29, 1996. The Groces repaired the fire damage and still live in the house in the IOO block of Kimberly Court, just outside Maryville.  “There was a lot of anger in the beginning, but as time goes on, it kind of dies down some. Ifs a nice neighborhood, but this will have lifelong effects,” Cannida-Groce said.  She is black. Her husband and the defendant are white.  She said neighbors have  ■ See ARSON, Page A-9  rea/Illinois .. .A-3 ulletin Board .A-6  lassifieds C-7  omics .......C-5  ditorial ......A-4  oroscope ----C-5  ation/world .. .A-8  •bituaries.....A-5  yres, Ballard,  Bennett, Bryant, Compton, Federer, Hair, Hayes, Hillman, Jones, Osterman, Schey, Shellenberg, Youngblood  Religion.....A-7,8  Stocks........C-2  Television C-6  Big Boy moving into former Shoney’s  By LINDA N. WELLER  Telegraph staff writer  ALTON — The familiar Big Boy restaurant — with its trademark statue of an oversized boy carrying a monster-sized hamburger — is on its way to Alton.  In recent weeks, workers have been busy converting the now-closed    Shoney’s  Restaurant, 181 E. Homer Adams Parkway, into a Big Boy.  The interior has been gutted to make way for redecorating the dining room and rearranging the kitchen set-up.  New booths and food preparation stations are being added, and the exterior will get a new look, a corporate official said.  “The interior will be completely redone in a mahogany finish, and the booths will be designed to fit customer demand,” said Tony Michaels, executive vice president of  marketing and public relations for Elias Brothers Corp. of Warren, Mich., which owns and operates Big Boy Restaurants and Bakery.  Opening date for the Alton restaurant is expected to be between March 18 and 30.  Michaels said the restaurant offers milk shakes made with hand-dipped ice cream, hand-breaded onion rings, homemade salad dressings, pork chops, spaghetti, chicken, fish and chips, meat loaf and a  breakfast bar.,  Breakfast items off the menu also sell well, Michaels said.  “And desserts are one of our fine points; our desserts are colossal,” he said.  The restaurant chain was a forerunner in offering nutrition information on its menus 15 years ago and has “health smart" food choices, he said.  Several food preparation sta-  ■ See BOY, Page A-9  fttfkffgiug St re  ■XA m d...au.u    475-0793  560 E. Broadway  ii ii 1 .......  Hours: Mon - Fri 9-6 Sot-9-4 Moving Boxes/Copier/Fox  rile store that does more than pack...  • all occasions gilt wrapping  • buy your own packaging material  r   

From 1607 To The Present

Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!

Growing Every Second

Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 155+ million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.

Genealogy Made Simple

Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!

Choose the Membership Plan that is right for you!

Unlimited 6 Month

$99.95 (45% Savings!)

Unlimited page views for 6 months Learn More

Unlimited Monthly

$29.95

Unlimited page views for 1 month Learn More

Introductory

$9.95

10 page views for 1 month Learn More

Subscribe or Cancel Anytime by calling 888-845-2887

24 hours a day Monday-Saturday

Take advantage of our Introductory Membership offer and become a member for 1 month only for $9.95!

Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!

Your Membership Includes:
  • 10 page views for 1 month
  • Access to Over 155+ million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a Monthly Membership only for $29.95
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 155+ million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a 6 Month Membership only for $99.95
Best Value! Save -45%
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 155+ million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!

What our Customers Say:

"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.

"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.

"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.

Search Billions of Newspaper Articles 155 Million+ Pages and More Added Weekly!

Uncover 400+ Years
of Newspaper Archives
(1607 to today!)

Browse by Date

Research Newspaper Articles from 19 Countries
& all 50 U.S. States

Browse by Location

Explore 6,200+ Current &
Historical Newspaper Titles
and Counting!

Browse by Publication