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Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1999, Alton, Illinois First service Church opens new doors PagelM SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 The badge bunch Family passes on long tradition of Girl Scouting PageBl The outlook Chance of show ers and thunder storms high near 69 low near 57 PageD4 Playoffs Blues fall to Coyotes PageCl Vol 164 No cents Monday April Corny conversation Luke PuchnerHardman 4 of Edwardsville shows off the tattoo on his hand to Mr ComeliuSK Earth Day Celebration Sunday at the Watershed Nature Center in Edwardsville Story Page D1 Mayor miffed over officials faulty facts Says budget figures should have been checked By PAUL MACKIE Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE The mayor of East Alton says officials need to get their information straight before talk ing about the cost of his police force Perhaps Madison County Board members Steve Stobbs and Wayne Bridgewater should only talk about the communities they Mayor Fred Bright said He took exception to statistics that Stobbs RGodfrey used in The Telegraph last week to compare the cost of East Altons police operations to Godfreys police contract with the Madison County Sheriffs Department Stobbs came up to me back in December at a fundraiser and asked what our public service budget Bright said I told him about for police and for fire I quoted figures off the top of my head He should have called my office Ive talked with him since the article He Stobbs had said in response to the need for property tax reform and the recent loss of industry that local gov ernments need to downsize He said Godfrey is an example of a fiscally strong local government He added that Godfrey has an area of 30 square miles with a population of but pays only for county police protection each year Meanwhile he said East Alton is See FACTS Page A7 Volunteers put best foot forward to fight hunger Hundreds turn out for 1999 CROP Walk By REBECCA HOPKINS Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Hundreds of volunteers from 15 area churches came out in questionable weather Sunday to exercise the need to walk for hunger The organizer of Sundays eleventh annual CROP Walk said he hopes to raise at the end of this years cir cuit of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville We usually have some where in the neighborhood of 250 walkers for this said David Ferguson Last year we raised but my real goal is to raise million because I feel so strongly about the work at the GlenEd Food Pantry and the work done by Church World See CROP Page A7 CROP WalkSunday atSIUEtobenefil Animals cause vehicle crashes By REBECCA HOPKINS Telegraph staff writer ALTON Two singlevehi cle accidents involving ani mals on the roadway were reported Sunday resulting in unknown injuries to the occu pant of one vehicle At 2 Fieldon resident Zelma Trask 28 struck a horse on Illinois Route 3 just south of Highway 109 in Jersey County She and pas senger Todd Turner 29 of Jerseyville were transported to St Anthonys Health Center I See CRASHES Page A7 Veteran remembers prison camp horrors By ANDE YAKSfis Telegraph staff writer GILLESPIE Fiftysix years have passed but Army veteran Loren Ted Shuey remembers the frightening experience of marching down a snowy road to a German prisonerofwar camp It was a long and hard march with horrible conditions to Lukenwald Stalag IIIA said Shuey who was a war prisoner for 18 months from 1943 to 1945 One American prisoner next to me was shot in the head and killed by a guard for not obeying a The 78yearold proud World War II veteran lives quietly today with his wife Marie in Gillespie a patriotic town of people who honor their veterans See CAMP Page A7 The BADMAN Loren Ted Shuey of Gillespie a World War II Army veteran and former German prisonerofwar displays his medals including a Purple Heart Bronze Star battle stars and PrisonerofWar Decoration Board to discuss area transportation projects By STEVE WHITWORTH Telegraph staff writer ST LOUIS The East West Gateway Coordinating Councils board will meet this week to review several trans portation projects of impor tance to The Telegraph area The boards meeting will be held at 10 Wednesday at the councils offices in down town St Louis Last week the councils Executive Advisory Committee met to discuss a number of action items all of which were approved to be forwarded to the board this week The three transportation projects of most importance to The Telegraph area are the relocation of Illinois Route 159 in Edwardsville the construction of a bi directional leftturn lane on Highway 67 Godfrey Road between its intersection with Illinois Route 111 and Highway 267 and the widening of 67 to become a fourlane expressway from Godfrey in Madison County to Jacksonville in Morgan See PROJECTS Page A7 Good Morning Bulletin Board 824 Neighbors Obituaries Attey Fish Rull Stemmler Tomerlin Television 34 KOUNP POQi will hold your pool Installation Available Coll Doc or Jcuon tltintis Pools 4665301 110 H Adams Parkway Alton IL 62002 Your Local 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