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Alton Telegraph Newspaper Archive: April 4, 1999 - Page 1

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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                Welcome Brett Blues ruin Brett Kiel homecoming wit 52 victory before a packed house PageBl Its about community Dealing with town neighbors is important to staff of Chesterfield State Bank PageDl Spring forward Daylight Time began Turn clocks ahead one The outlook Partly sunny and mild High near low near PageD7 Good Morning i in D1 Whitfield Scoreboard SUNDAY 79 Serving The River Bend Since 1836 April City grantgiving may end By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON The citys generous tradi tion of awarding thousands of dollars in grants to local charities and civic organizations each year may cease in the With the upcoming expense of a new police station that could cost mil along with other projects that loom city officials say cash out flows will have to be cut back I dont know how it got Mayor Don Sandidge said about the awarding of the Its something were going to have to get out of the business of We are going to have the new police department building and debt ser he If we are going to live within our we are going to have to cut as much fat as we The requests have been going Many of the groups request funds1 for youth They all have legitimate reasons for the but its getting to the point that we cant afford to do the mayor They are all good organizations with the best interests of the community at Aldermen have expressed uneasi ness about groups that ask for money when they have hefty bank accounts or when the organizations also receive donations from Alton Township and the citys Housing and Community Development Sandidge said the latter department will provide a total to orga nizations for youth programs this In a prepared statement to the City Alderman Fred 4th suggested aldermen introduce See Page A9 The BARNES Members of the cast of a reenactment of Leonardo da Vincis The Last Church members reenact The Last Supper By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer ALTON Biblical char acters from Leonardo da Vincis The Last came alive on Good Friday before an audience at Upper Alton Baptist A crowd of worshipers was touched by The Living Lords a powerful drama of the final moments of the disci ples with Jesus Christ before he was As the play Christ and the 12 portrayed by church mem were shown at the supper table just as da Vinci painted the chauac ters in his 1497 master One by each disci ple steps out of the paint ing and tells the audience the story abput his rela tionship with said Karen who has directed the popular play each Easter season for five The audience sat quietly and watched artist da portrayed by Bob introduce his The BARNES Leonardo da portrayed by Bob in the Upper AltonBaptist Church painting of Jesus and the of Jesus and the He tells the audience how he captured the last disciples before the Lord was Wilson See Page A9 The blues being used as defense Sims one of many to use psychological condition as a defense in appeal By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Terms like postpar tum postpartum postpar tum psychosis and insanity were tossed around a Madison County courtroom last The terms were used interchangeably in Madison County Circuit Court as lawyers for convicted childkiller Paula Sims attempted to get her a new trial or a new sentencing hearing that they hope will win her The term insanity is not a scientific Lawrence the court said in an interview after Sims hearing last The entire discussion of legal insanity takes up only about a halfpage in the Illinois Compiled A person is not criminally responsible for conduct if at the time of such as a result of mental disease or mental he lacks substantial capacity to appreciate the criminality of his the statute The law separates mental illness from Someone who merely is mentally ill still is held the law book See Page A9 And theyre off The Hundreds of children turned out Saturday for an Easter egg hunt in Edwardsvllle Township Park on Center Grove Road in After a program that Included a puppet the youths scrambled forth to collect some of the thousands of eggs waiting for Bill could allow vote on Mitchell question By PAUL MACKIE Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Mitchell incorporation back who have received little support from local officials and the may have a new friend in the Illinois A new bill that has won sweeping approval in the Illinois House could allow Mitchell to vote to become a village without the consent of surrounding It was a good Im hop ing the Illinois Senate will agree and George Ryan will sign off on said Ron a member of the committee that has fought for incorporation since Mitchell attorney James Sinclair said the if could allow Mitchell to vote on the issue as early as next Mitchell hasnt been able to vote because state law requires a community with fewer than people tov have the consent of neighbor ing municipalities before incorporation can The would lower that requirement to a population of a requirement that a judge already has ruled Mitchell easily The House bill would elimi nate that Sinclair Its really See Page A9 Agencies offer help to area women Oasis Womens take strides to provide safe havens By BETHANY BEHRHORST Telegraph staff writer They stay for many reasons to keep the family unit out of fear of failure or Some get Some dont get out in Some In the last 18 five deaths in Madison County have been attributed to domestic Community entities bond together to wipe out the plague and to save those who have fallen vic tim to But the battle is arduous and and community awareness seems to be the only way to meet the Statistics show between 66 and 75 percent of domestic violence victims have children who also are April is Child Abuse Prevention Strong voices for change and legislation are making positive differences for vic tims of domestic violence and their Oasis Womens the Third Judicial District Family Violence Coordinating Council and the Centralized Domestic Violence Court have taken strides in the past decade to provide safe as well as educa legal and community resources that offer victims a spectrum of choices in breaking the cycle of Oasis Womens Center functions as a fundamental foundation for launching current domestic violence laws and get ting abuse recognized through commu nity educational For 20 employees and volunteers have lobbied to get sterner punishments for perpe I See Page A9 The BEHRHORST Women sit at a support group meet ing at Oasis Womens V Four Flags IttCf C3MCZ It to get a dtpmtobk vthlclt reWilt k Jmt Mi frw   

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