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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Sports TigersSemith teadsAll Area girls track PageBl Vol 164 No cents i Sewperfect rStitchery I business is i tailormade for success i PageDl The outlool Partly sunny j Veterans Page ixi nations symbol our PageCl Tuesday June Ryans visit to celebrate 67 funds THOMAS WRAUSMANN Telegraph staff writer JERSEYVILLE Gov George is scheduled to fly into Jerseyville on Wednesday to cele jrate recent state approval of to begin the longawaited portion of Corridor 67 expressway Ryans entourage plans to land The governor will arrive at the Jerseyville Airport Wednesday morning its helicopter at at the Jerseyville Airport off of Illinois Route 267 on the citys south side Ryan and his staff are to be met by local and area dignitaries and residents said a spokesman from state Rep Tom Ryders office The Illinois General Assembly recently approved million to begin the projected million project which is now in the Illinois Department of Transportations key fiveyear funding plan Construction of the miles of new fourlane pave ment is supposed to start near the junction of Route 267 and Highway 67 in Godfrey The first segment of improve ments extends three miles north into Jersey County at a cost of about million officials said IDOT officials said they preferred to wait until Ryans visit to com ment on a possible timetable for construction Supporters of the project have pointed to the large number of serious wrecks on the busy stretch of Route 267 between Godfrey and Jerseyville They also point to recent and projected increases in population in Jersey County The Legislature approved most of Ryans proposed multibillion See RYAN Page A7 Ryan rutality By SANFORD J SCHMIDT telegraph staffwriter EDWARDSVILLE A man is claiming the Alton police applied some rough justice against him Charles L Harter filed suit hi circuit court Friday claiming unnamed Alton officers him up during a June arrest Harter claimed officer or officers viciously and severely beat the serious bodi ly Police Chief Don Lovell said the is unaware of the incident and declined to comment The suit claims Harter was stopped by ah officer in the 1600 block of East Broadway but the plaintiff fled on foot After flee ing Harter then surrendered by dropping to his knees and plac ing his hands and arms above his head in full view of the offi per or officers The suit claims that after severely beating and subduing the plaintiff the officer or offi cers continued to strike kick hit punch and otherwise batter the plaintiff for no purpose Barters attorney Jeffery C 1 Weishaupt of East Alton could not be reached for comment The suit claims damages in excess of from the city the Fire and Police Commission and Lovell on the basis that they deprived Harter of the privileges and immuni ties of these guaranteed to the plaintiff as a citizen of the United The BADMAN Sentimental Journey a restored World War II era B17 Flying Fortress banks into a turn Monday over St Louis Regional Airport in Bethaltp before landing Richard Keith and his wife Sharon of Alton get a closeup look inside the bomb bay of the B17 which will be on display again today from 9 until dusk Additional photos on Region Page C1 Bulletin Classifieds C6 Agee Berry Crivello I Crane Emery Herring IOtt Pennifold Seiferman Weber White Take off on a Sentimental Journey through history Classic warplanes are on display this week in Bethalto By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer BETHALTO Visitors to St Louis Regional Monday gazed up at the glistening silver wings of a piece of world history The iron wings and body of Sentimental Journey a fully restored B17 Flying Fortress shined in the afternoon sun as children adults and senior citizens alike had a handson experience with history The Sentimental Journey along with a German Heinkel uTts neat because lif you do social studies you read phnilt Qhlff lifcp ime were part of the and now we can see Sentimental Journey display xrua4Uc rAQ11Xr at the airport The display is Wflai 11 S really presented by the Confederate Air Force Arizona Wing ranie which is based at Falcon Field 1 1 yearold visitor in Mesa Ariz Sentimental Journey was built at the end of World War II and was used for rescue missions to the South Pacific This is one of the 10 flying B17s left in the said Charles Harley a colonel with the Confederate Air Force It is in the original configuration that it was delived to the Army 1945 It looks just like it would have when Army used The HE111 was a German bomber used dur ing World War II It is the only flying airplane of its type in the world The two planes will be on display at the Bethalto airport from 9 until dusk the rest of this week Tours of the inside of the planes are to tour the B17 and to tour the HE111 Visitors at the display Monday ranged from children who had read about the planes in a history book to seniors for whom the planes were a more personal piece of history Pattie Howard 11 of St Louis and her friend Sarah Gerstenecker 11 of were visiting the display with Patties father The girls described the planes See JOURNEY Page A7 Alton man wants to block demolition of Wood River property By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer WOOD RIVER Several area residents in the process of remodeling homes on Lorena Avenue are learning that the city is serious when it notifies them about sticking to their renovation projects in a timely manner James Storm an Alton resi dent who has owned property at 127 Lorena Ave for years filed a request last week at the Madison County Courthouse for a hearing to block the citys planned demolition of the house According to Storm who has remodeled 14 homes area communities since in 1983 his court filing has tem porarily taken the residence off of Wood Rivers demolition roster Including the purchase price of the home plus my remodeling efforts so far Ive poured into this proper said Storm In my esti mation the renovation could be complete within a six month period Ive seen the city of Alton tear down a lot of houses but never like this My goal is to turn this Lorena property into a nice oneunit home for See PROPERTY Page A7 r TRUCKIOAD CARPET SALE 700 Rolls in stock Vinyl front 33 sq ft Carpet from 33 sq ft laminate Wood Flooring from 1 sq ft Mb CARlliy   

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