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Alton Telegraph Newspaper Archive: June 9, 1999 - Page 1

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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - June 9, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Tonws FOOD lasy rirters j Alton couples j PageD1 145 cents PageBl June Partly hot and High 92 low 71 PagelM Ktm ztil Jersey hires new Boys hoops coach PageCl Lawsuit winner sentenced By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE A fed eral prison inmate who last year split a milliondollar set tlement in a wrongful death lawsuit was sentenced Tuesday in Madison County Circuit Court to 20 years for shooting an Alton girl in the court officials said Inmate gets 20 years in girls shooting Johnny is not expected to spend additional time in Circuit Judge Charles Romani said the 20year sentence will run con currently with the unrelated federal sentence Stennis is serving for illegal sale of Stennis attorney said the two prison terms will end about the same time in eight to 10 depending on credit for good It is unknown how if of the lawsuit money Stennis will have access to when he gets out of Last he and his wife split a million settlement against an Alton hospital and one of its doctors for the 1994 death of the couples infant On Stennis entered an Alford plea to a charge of aggravated discharge of a firearm in the shooting of Shaunta She was a passenger in a vehicle that drove past him in the Belle Manor housing complex in Alton on April Back flip i scraped elbow the driver and a male passenger refused medical The charge is a Class X for which Stennis could have been sentenced up to 30 The 20year sentence was negotiated between Stennis Harry Anderson of and the Madison County States Attorneys Stennis told police he thought the car contained rival See Page A11 Leaders fight to keep Scott By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer BELLEVILLE Legislators said they are determined to keep Scott Air Force Base open after million was set aside to fight base closings in Lawmakers from several Metro East districts held a news conference Tuesday at the main gate of Scott to announce that the recently passed state budget has money set aside to persuade Congress to keep Scott The base is the largest employer in the Metro East and the seventh largest employer in the Louis said James president of the Leadership an eco nomic development organiza Scott has an economic impact on the region of more than he More than people in the Metro East area See Page Ait City will get state loan for waste water updates By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON The state will be lending the city a big hand in bringing its old waste water treatment plant up to George Ryan announced last week that Alton will get a million lowinterest loan to buy screens and grit removal tech nology and to build a structure that will house the new equip ment at the The upgraded equipment will reduce damage as well as wear and tear on sewage pro cessing It also promises to make the opera tions more efficient at the 19 Chessen The plant was built in The state which has an interest rate of is part of more than mil lion that will be lent to eight communities from the Water Revolving and Wastewater Loan Revolving The money is for upgrading water treatment water distribution systems and sewage treatment plants in the eight The improvements are needed to See Page A11 Good Morning Bulletin Board ClassifiedsC8 Editorial HoroscopeC6 Self ScoreboardC2 The SMITH Erica gets a drink at a water foun tain between classes at East Middle School in Alton on In Julie Gonzales math ShaJa and other students suf fer through the Pupils sweating it out in final week By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON The years first heat wave made the final days of classes difficult for Alton East Middle School on Washington Avenue in Alton reported a scorching 88 degree reading on a ther mometer in a sixthgrade classroom at 2 Tuesday with two fans going and the windows an office sec retary The National Weather Service in Louis said tem peratures reached a high of 92 Tuesday afternoon at Louis International Several schools do not have air The High School Eunice Johnson and the James Education Center are as are the middle school cafete but the rest of the dis tricts buildings are Alton schools are operating on a hot weather schedule in the final week of which conclude Alton Superintendent Michael Beaber We have been dismissing with the Each child has to go 300 or we lose a full day of school We have to inform the parents when we dismiss Some of our schools are but the oi our schools are our problems with the heat are in the during the first week or See Page A11 124 ROUND POOi PACKAGE j Installation Aval Call Doc or Jason May 11 HAdams Parkway IL 62002 Si NEW Above Ground Steps   

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