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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - June 4, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Abigales Gountry Gifts doesnt give in to the cute and gaudy PageDl Sriwen to help Roxana seniors repair car for paralyzed teen PageCl 50 cents Chance of MflrininrpH afternoon thun derstorms las Cardinals high near low near 68 PagelW j June Refinery sale may be near By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer ROXANA A Clark Refining Marketing official said an announce ment could be made today about Clarks purchase of Shells and Texacos jointly owned Wood River Refining The energy giants have been negotiating for months about the potential sale of the Shell Equilons Houstonbased corporate communications team The along Illinois Route 111 within Roxanas village employs Wood River Refining is owned by Equilon Enterprises the par ent company of the Shell Texaco Details of the sale are expected Clark recently sold more than 70 gas stations to con centrate on its efforts in the refinery Speculation about the impending sale has been rampant for Baby sitter indicted Woman is charged in drowning of 8 By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE A baby sitter who could not swim and was warned about taking children swim ming was indicted Thursday in last months drown ing of a child in a Godfrey A Madison County grand jury charged Nancy of the 1200 block of Rixon with endangering the life of a a felony punishable by up to five years in The charge alleges that Ash knowingly placed the lives of Andrea and seven other children Ash Sweeney The BARNES Madison County States Attorney William and Madison County Sheriffs Detective Scott Sandidge announce the indictment of Nancy Ash on a charge of endangering the life of a at risk when she took them swimming in Piasa Creek May 16 without knowing how to swim Some of these things are Madison County States Attorney William Maine But the facts of this are that she placed the children at risk knowingly and Andrea drowned after she and a 10yearold JoJo stepped off a sand bar into about 11 See Page A7 Sanders urges firing of SIUC chancellor By PAUL MACKIE Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE SIUC Chancellor Jo Ann Argersinger will be fired Saturday if university officials back a recommendation by Southern Illinois University President Ted Argersingers supporters are protest ing her ouster by speaking out against who oversees both t h e Edwardsville and Carbondale Sanders Sanders said Argersinger was given the opportunity to resign May 26 during an exec utive session of the SIU Board of We tried to handle it in a manner that would cause the least harm to the She chose another Sanders He held a news conference Thursday in He said Argersinger has been telling people she already has been fired even though she continues to come to The Board of hold a special executive ses sion Saturday to discuss Sanders They will hole the final vote on whether to fire Argersinger for allegedly subversive deci sions and disagreements with her Sanders said he was sur prised shortly after Argersinger was hired last she began making major managerial moves after little or no She fired former provost John Jackson after 30 years of and Sanders said he learned from reading in a newspaper that Rich Falvo was being removed as the graduate school As president of this univer I have the ultimate accountability to the Board of the the General Assembly and the tax payers of I cannot do my job the way I want to do it if a key member of my man agement team is not keeping me On the Carbondale a groundswell of support is lin ing up behind A rally is scheduled for today on the SIUC Faculty Senate passed a resolution expressing support for the embattled Three members of the Faculty Senate went to the Edwardsville campus Thursday to meet with See Page A7 Victory near in Costello says By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer SOUTH ROXANA The true end of the Kosovo con flict is in Jerry told 25 residents Thursday at South Roxana Village We think we have some very good news international Costello it is good news not only for our country Milosevic accepts peace plan Page C3 but for around the Whether you agree or disagree tells us with the NATO strong evidence theres no doubt that ethnic cleansing has been taking place with incredible magni Its well past time for this to On Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic accepted a peace plan for Kosovo that is designed to end mass expulsions of ethnic Albanians and 11 weeks of NATO More than ethnic Albanians have abandoned their homes in Kosovo and fled the James Selimi is the son of Sam an ethnic Albanian who is owner of Lindys Restaurant on Homer Adams Parkway in James Selimi was born in the United States and is a but he was raised in He said Thursday The BARNES Jerry addresses a town meeting Thursday at South Roxana Village that whether the Albanian Kosovars will benefit from whatever final pact is made depends on Milosevics ability to honor the agreement in A lot of people in the United States ask if were winning this war or if we are losing If Milosevic agrees with exactly what NATO pro then its a good plan for Albanian But if Milosevic is just trying to engage in some sort of propa ganda through these settle ment then its no If the Albanians can escape from the pressure of Milosevic and are once again able to live as free people in their then they have President Clinton and NATO remain cautious and are waiting for Milosevic to pull his troops The Associated Press con tributed some information for this Lady Hawks step up to the plate tonight By THOMAS WRAUSMANN Telegraph staff writer CARROLLTON Competing in late rounds of state tournaments has become a habit for female athletes at Carrollton High The Lady Hawks softball team 343 is heading to the state quarterfinals on the heels of the girls basketball teams secondplace finish in the Illinois High School Association Class A tourna ment in The basket ball and softball teams share a large number of key perform The Lady Hawks are making their third consecutive trip to Pekins Mineral Springs Park and will face Lanark Eastland at tonight in the quarterfi Carrollton has advanced to the state quarterfinals four of the past five Weve been fortunate around athletic director Greg Pohlman said before the team bus left Thursday for The whole Downs excited about For the this is a Despite school being closed for the a sizeable crowd turned out Thursday to either escort the team to Pekin or wish them good Pohlman said that head coach Lori Blade has the talented team ready to We wish you girls the utmost Pohlman told the Lady The four seniors pitcher Liz catcher Angela designated hitter Krysten Camden and first baseman Kacie Symes said they have a good chance in the I hope to see you all out said who is See Page A7 Goort Morning Bulletin Board ClassifiedsC4 Editorial Horoscope Williams ScoreboardB2   

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