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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER fifeND SINCE 1836 fax time AARP offers assistance to those 60 and over Pagefrl j Region i Awareness I Seekers hold i reception PageD1 52 50 cents The outlook Road to final Four aiowposabiy j Bracket for NCAA iiigii iitJdi i low near i tournament ice 31 PageD4 PageOS March The science of Justice Sir heading this way lawyers learn to use DNA evidence in the courtroom is the second of a threepart series on how DNA has changed prosecution of crimi nal in III By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Lawyers who for years watched criminal cases turn on the word of eyewit ness are slowly becoming professors of In todays the standard of justice is frequent ly borne out by laboratory researchers who painstak ingly analyze DNA lifes ultimate is not an easy process to nor is it simple to explain to a But the results are undeni according to the jurists who praise the new tech There is no but DNA is powerful evi says Billy an assistant public defender The biggest mistake a defense lawyer can make is I dont know anything about You just jump in ajnd make yourself understand coworkers admire his knowledge of the sub turning to him to help prepare a wall of Hahs office is lined with notebooks com since his first big DNA case in That case came while he was still a public defender A young man in his early 20s had been accused in a string of and the public needed someone to take the time to learn the subject of DNA to prepare a Hahs got the but ultimately lost the he said he gained important insight into the future of courtroom DNA deoxyribonucleic acid is the information storage molecule of the human It contains the genetic material that defines who we are and what we look DNA evidence includes semen andhair roots Profile the DNA experts and the See Page A7 Scientist Michael wash at the State The BADMAN Brown prepares to separate by filtering evidence through a gelatinlike Police MetroEast Forertsic Science Laboratory in Fairview Alcohol 101 teaches dangers of drinking By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARJDSVILLE A computer course at SIUE called Alcohol 101 is teaching students who havefirsthand experience with alcohol about the dangers of using The contained on a teaches students the facts about alcohol through lively both still and on snappy oneliners and some of their own Students who get in trouble using alcohol in the dorms are required to take the course as part of said Mary wellness coordi nator at Southern Illinois University See Page A7 Good Morning By REBECCA HOPKINS Telegraph staff writer LOUIS Officials from the National Weather Service have issued a winter stotm warning for northern Missouri and west central Illinois fijr Monday in anticipation of a sys tem developing in the Meteorologist Dale Bechtold said that Monday might be a good day to stay in bed if you have the day Depending on the direction the storm we could see mostly sleet and rain or a large accumulation of Bechtold Right now were on the southern edge and it looks more likely that well have a mixture of rain and If it turns more we stand a chance of quite a bit of snow The storm is expected to pro duce eight to 12 inches of snow in the Quincy area and possibly up to four inches in the Alton area if the storm stays on its present said the latest information would not be available until midnight Sunday or The storm should reach Alton by daylight and will begin with snow turning to a mixture of sleet and snow all Bechtold i The MACKIE Mary Byron explains the Alcohol 101 program to a visitor at the Wellness Center at Benefit being planned for area girl with lupus By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Doctors plan an extensive study of a set of 8yearold triplet one of whom has developed lupus and is the subject of a community fund A benefit is being planned March 20 for Gallic the daughter of Randy Rickard and Michelle both of She is suffering from systemic a disease that is taking its toll on her It started out as a rash on her face that wouldnt go her father They did a blood test and found a lot of protein in her One thing led to another and they See Page A7 Congregation continues tradition Peters Episcopal Church has he i Reels By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer CHESTERFIELD Worshippers gather at Peters Episcopal Church on Sunday to sing and praise the Lord just like their ancestors did 140 years The Paul Dicks stands in the ornate old pulpit and preach es the gospel like the first the David did in We worship in the same beau tiful frame church built in said Beulah who has been a member of the church for 50 The historic Peters is close to the hearts of her twin Eula and other members of the We love our little church in the Beulah Barr d services for 140 years Telegraph Towns The little colonial church is nestled in the country at the edge of Chesterfield on Illinois Route ill in western Macoupin The snow white with an English belfry and Gothic stained glass looks like an old picture from a Curr er and Ives Christmas The first worship service was held in the little church on Christmas Eve in said the Wayne who plays the antique footpump organ at the Sunday morning worship at Shipley sits at the bemtiful cherry wood organ and jumps the pedals with his feet ti force air into the organ to sound the He caresses the oll ivory keys with his fingers and beautiful notes of the old hymn Lead Kindly Light resounds through the little If you get tired of pumping air into the organ with your the notes of the organ will fade out in the middle of a Shipley said with a A walk through the old church is like stepping back into history to the kind of churches seen in the countryside of England in the early Church members love to tell the story of Roger a famous who came from England in 1855 to design and help build the Episcopal church in He did work on the House of Parliament in Beulah Barr He showed his archi See Page A7 The SMITH Eula and her twin Beulah are longtime members of the 140yearold Peters Episcopal Church in land 110 Parkway CLOSIOUTSALE OF ALL ABOVE 62002 4665301 LAYAWAY NOW FOR OROUNO POOLS quantity SPRING 1 34 ROUND POOL PACKAOll SALE PRICED   

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