Alton Telegraph, June 13, 1999

Alton Telegraph

June 13, 1999

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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - June 13, 1999, Alton, Illinois 24' ROUND POOL PACKAGE 51499 Installation Available “ Call Doc or Jason Today!” Midis m&SZS‘S3r Pools 466*530! A Reg. *69»o I SALE $5499 Reg. *59900 SALE $27500 While They l ast! NEW! Above Ground \ Footsteps w/HandRail I Reg. *6900 SALE $4999, Area/Illinois . .A-10 Bulletin Board .A-7 Classifieds C-2 Editorial ......A-4 Horoscope ...D-10 Nation/world . .A-12 Obituaries A-6 Brummer, Dunnagan, Dvorchak, Fair, Falat, Kelley, Kitson, Marshall, Pryor, Sanders, Seiferman Scoreboard B-2 Stocks........D-2 www.thetelegraph.com i $0 \ \ $423 i I Coupons and special offers * ^ inside most editions I Bluff Qty beats Quincy 11-3 Page B-l Chic s Ha r Clinique Looking toward the future with pride in the past Page IM WHEM&DeVLS it decade of Miata Mazda introduces 10th anniversary edition of affordable roadster The outlook Glance of showers and thunderstorms. High 82; low 66 PageD-12 Vol. 164, No. 149     Serving    the    River    Bend Since 1836    June    13,1999    $1.50   man*? Olin on stand in murder trial Executive to testify about bullets used in three Colorado slayings By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE - An Olin Corp executive will be winging his way to Colorado — against his will — to testify for both the prosecution and defense in a triple homicide trial. On Thursday, a Madison County circuit judge ordered Winchester Division senior engineer Paul Szabo to appear in Douglas County District Court in Castle Rock, Colo., to testify regarding bullets used in the killings of three people in January 1998. A range of 380-caliber Winchester bullets were found in a trailer once belonging to the parents of the murder defendant, James Garner, and are believed similar to those found at the homicide scene in Lone Tree, Colo. Olin produces the ammunition at its plants in East Alton, where Szabo works. The company has been fighting Szabo’s involvement in the case because of concerns about trade secrets that might come out at trial, court records show Garner is accused of shooting four people in his in-laws’ duplex in Lone Tree. His wife, mother-in-law arid father-in-law died, but his baby daughter survived Randall Bono, chief associate judge in Madison County, on Thursday ordered Szabo to testify at the request of Michael Heher, a deputy state pub-lie defender representing Gamer. ■ See OLIN. Page A-1J TMK R I It BB ll ll New road to dam Spruced-up entrance, park among plans By LINDA N. WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON — The entrance to Melvin Price Locks and Dam 26 soon will be on its way to becoming a roadway more befitting one of the area’s premier attractions. Negotiations are under way between the US Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District, and a contractor on a 12-month contract to build a new entrance, improve the “esplanade” and create parking lots and a greenspace park. Plans also are to build a pathway along the Mississippi River shore, said Julie Ziino, park ranger for the corps. The road “will lead up to the Visitor Center, and what is seen now as concrete will be greenspace with amenities for the public.” Landscaping throughout the 38-acre area is being planned in cooperation with the Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Project engineer Brian Kleber could not be reached Friday for comment about details of the contract. Federal mone£ will be used for the project. Work on long-awaited road improvements is expected to begin next month and take a full year, Ziino said. The bumpy gravel road, which is being replaced, was built years ago as a construction road when the locks and dam project began. Closed to ■ See DAM, Page A-11 The Telegraph/JOHN BADMAN Emma Haselhorst, 3, of Brighton could see her reflection in the 1/30th scale stainless steel replica of the Gateway Arch that greeted visitors Saturday to the Country Days Antique Club tractor show at Country Town in Godfrey. The replica was built in 1989 by Jim Weinman of Brighton. Story, additional photo Page A-10. Juneteenth celebrates black history By PAUL MACKIE Telegraph staff writer ALTON — New traditions continued to replace the old as African-Americans celebrated their turning point from slavery to freedom Saturday at Salu Park. The Alton Area Homecoming Committee held its Juneteenth Celebration, attracting more than IOO people who played basketball, did cartwheels, danced or just sat and enjoyed food and the company of friends and family. “This is the first time the AAHC has sponsored ■ See HISTORY, Page A-11 The Telegraph/JOHN BADMAN Shirley Johnson of Alton reads poetry by African-American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar at the Juneteenth celebration Saturday in' Alton's Salu Park. Summerfest The Telegraph/JOHN BADMAN Alton Colonial Fife and Drum Corps flag bearer Susanne Dewitt, 13, of Grafton keeps a steady eye forward Saturday as the group performs at the St. Mary’s Summerfest celebration held at East Third and Henry streets in Alton near St. Mary’s Catholic School. The annual celebration, which closes a block of East Third Street to traffic, features rides, food and live entertainment. Arch reflection Complex to house vocational classes By SANFORD J. SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Students of machine tool making and welding soon may have a new place to pursue their goals, thanks to action by the Illinois General Assembly. Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Evelyn Bowles, D-Edwardsville, and state Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Collinsville, got the Wagner Complex, or N O. Nelson Campus, transferred from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey. LCCC will hold a ceremony to formally announce the transfer at 4 p.m. Thursday on Wolf Street near Brown Street and Illinois Route 159. The Legislature    also passed a bill setting aside $500,000 to LCCC for cost of environmental cleanup, preservation of the buildings and studies to determine what specific programs will be offered. LCCC President Dale Chapman said business people are continually calling on ■ See COMPLEX, Page A-11 ;

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