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Alton Telegraph Newspaper Archive: May 19, 1999 - Page 1

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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 cousins lead I Spring salads bring life to the i seasons dinner table i something for all cents Teacher accused May Fester Bjy THOMAS WRAUSMANN Telegraph staff writer JERSEYVILLE A long time empldyeis of the Jersey Community School District was arrested Tuesday on charges of a 17year old authorities Dennis audiovisu al coordinator and teacher for the was arrested about 11 at his Jerseyville home by offi cers from the Jerseyville Police Fester was taken to the J e r e y i County Jail in Jerseyville and was held in lieu of bond late r The 22year employee is charged with aggravated criminal sexual a for allegedly touching the girl to receive sexual grat authorities The incident allegedly occurred May 13 at Festers said Jerseyville Police who is is also accused of providing alco hol for students at a beer party May That charge is unlawful delivery of alcohol to a a authorities Scoggins asked that anyone with pertinent information call the department at Don Jersey school had no com has worked with stu dents to produce programson the local public access Channel He also has helped students create statewide awardwinning videos for pub service announcements to benefit Mothers Against Drunk among other contributions to the Hundreds mourn teen Cancer victim eulogized as angel to us alF By BETHANY BEHRHORST Telegraph staff writer BUNKER HILL A liant butterfly rested gently on a bright yellow flower at Marys Catholic where Chrissy Brumley was laid to rest an hour The butterflys life is short but beautiful and filled with as was 17 yearold Chrissy was a devoted a friend and a junior at East Alton Wood River High The courageous East Alton teenager lost her twoyear battle with rhabdomyosarco a rare and aggressive form of on just two days after her which doctors had said she would not But she never lost faith or her sense of I know shes in said Terri Chrissys Theres no more suf More than people gath Chrissy Brumley Lost twoyear battle with cancer ered at Chrissys wake and more than1700 met for Tuesdays both at EliasSmith Funeral Home in Upper tosay what Father John Paul Klein of Marys Catholic Church of Alton said was the saddest word mankind could They said relatives and others whose lives Chrissy touched wept quietly or sobbed furious with only a handful of dry eyes among the Roses were kissed and placed in her Hearts were healing after watching the teenager See Page A11 Two classmates of 17yearoId Chrissy who died Saturday uni aTS6 Tuesday at Marys Catholic Cemetery near Bunker At a butterfly wasted no time checking out some of the dozens of flo merits placed near Brumleys arrange Panel urges keeping AHS campus open By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer WALTON A committee rec ommended Tuesday evening that the Alton High School campus remain open during chairman of the committee that has been studying the reported to the school board that the panel recognized too many problems would be inherent if the cam pus were difficulties such as Dealing with the large number ofstudents in the high school cafeteria and security issues dealing with preventing the students from leaving Newdecker said lunches to be reduced to a halfjiour from the current onehour to accommodate all students in the He said this couldmean adding study halls or class room time to the school which might require additional staff and classroom He also noted that some classes would have to dismiss for lunch halfway through the class breaking the con tinuity of the The idea of closing the cam pus was initiated as a possible way to reduce school Neudecker encour aged the board to explore other Planning for a closed cam pus should again be addressed if the number of absences and truancies does not In other the board appointed John Cunningham as the school districts new director of human resources See Page A11 Mornimj m i Bulletin Board I v New home is moving experience Comics i Editorial Horoscope Ecla and Francis Vetter Television D7 By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Melissa Morris made it clear Tuesday how she feels about her hometobe she kissed I love this she kissing it a couple more times so1 friends and parishioners couldsnap her Im walking up Morris said her hand raised to chin The poised high on a house movers was beginning a snails paced journey of oneanda half from 2200 Central to 929 Easton is expected to take ownership of the house in September after volunteers from Piasa Area Habitat for Humanity and Main Street United Methodist Church of Alton renovate Among planned work is new The BADMAN A house makes its way up Martin Luther King Drive in Alton Tuesday morning while being moved from near Anthonys Medical Center to a new address on Easton new siding and vinyl flooring plus We are going to fully reha bilitate said Brad executive director of the Piasa Area Habitat for Church member Barb Bitter of Alton said she is happyl to help with the V We feel Habitat for Humanity is an important I See Page   

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