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Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - June 25, 1999, Alton, Illinois SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Cooper Insurance keeps PageDl Alton gets f stomped by lEdwardsville Page Bl Sunny to partly Oilers doudyandhot readytoput low70 new facility to use PagelM PageC1 cents Driver cleared in womans death By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE A grand jury refused Thursday to indict one of two drivers who hit a woman in and the hunt continues for the second believed to be the one who killed Any kind of tip would help Madison County Assistant States Attorney Jim Buckley Second motorist sought in hitandrun Thomas of Cottage waived his rights and voluntarily appeared Thursday in Madison County Circuit The grand jury returned a no true bill on a refusal to indict on a charge of reckless Buckley For three the grand jury has been hearing testimo ny in the death of Stephanie of who was hit twice by cars as she crossed in the middle of the 6500 block of Godfrey Road about Sproull was riding home from her job in Delhi when she apparently become involved in an argument with a friend who was When the friend pulled Sproull got out of the authorities She was hit first by the northbound car driven by Williams and knocked into the southbound Moments she was hit The second car left the Sproull was lying on the talking to witness when she was hit the sec ond She was killed by the sec ond Buckley He said Williams used his car phone to dial who has acknowl edged drinking at a shortly before the was not legally accord ing to the bloodalcohol test results taken at a nearby hos His bloodalcohol content measured only Buckley A percentage of is considered legally See Page A9 For The KIDWELL Ben Pinnell and Jason Schumann take their bicyclepropelled boat out for a spin in Piasa Two ply Mississippi in Twainesque style By CORY PITT For The Telegraph ALTON Two college stu dents from are taking a voyage this sum mer that puts them in the same boat as Huckleberry Finn and Tom Although Ben PinmH and Jason Schumann may not quite live up to Mark Twains legendary their story is quite Twainesque as they are roughing it in life on the Schumann and on a boat they built are taking a sum mer trip along the Mississippi Their journey began May 22 in and will conclude near New Orleans in late July or early Schumann and friends since the sixth have planned the trip for nearly two researching the route and building the boat that brought them 550 miles to the Piasa Harbor in Alton The which took about 18 months to measures 18 feet long and 10 feet wide and relies on a 15barrel plat form of 55gallon drums for It is built mostly of wood and moves by a rear paddlewheel controlled by leg power generated from bicy cles on each side of the A rudder is easily reached from the bicycles and the roof of the Electricity is gen erated by a solar panel on the where the men enjoy spending most of the coasting with the current and enjoying the Its like the old steam pad but the energy comes from our not Pinnell Its a lot of work on our sort of the equivalent of going uphill on a only all the Pinnell and Schumann only bicycle on the river about two hours out of the The remainder of the day the cur rent moves the with the occasional use of a backup which is used to get through pull into mari nas and in tough areas where peddling is On board is a firstaid a I See Page A9 Wounds run deep for teen shooting victim 20year sentence not long woman says aTfeelitwasan I didnt get By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Shooting victim Shaunta Floyd believes a 20 year prison sentence for the man who wounded her isnt long After two continues to suffer splitting headaches from remnants of the bullet lodged in the right side of her Her left hand does not func tion so the former honor student cannot use it to type col lege Floyd gets dizzy and walks with a slight She said her body does not adapt well to heat as a result of being shot in the My whole left side is not the she I cant run or dance nor My brain doesnt con trol my temperature and because of I cant work to help my mother Shes down here I cant type my homework which makes college five times as hard because he didnt know the difference between Not once did he apologize to Floyd said her left ankle gives out and she She also sometimes catches her hand in doors because she lacks feeling in Johnny an Alford plea June 8 in Madison County Circuit Court to a charge of aggravat ed discharge of a firearm in Floyds shooting April Floyd was riding in the back seat of a car in the Belle Manor housing complex in Alton with three other young peo looking for a when Stennis said he mis took her for a rival gang He said he shot at the vehi wounding We were just riding and lis tening to I heard a ringing sound and thought the stereo speaker had blown I couldnt feel anything on my left she Floyd then noticed she was I started instantly I remembered what my mom and grandmother had taught I told my Pray for I prayed to God that Shaunta Floyd victim I See Page A9 Bulletin Board ClassifiedsC4 Editorial HoroscopeD5 Widel Public gets a look at new voting options By CURTISS HARTLEY Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Election judges and others filled the lobby of the Madison County Administration Building Thursday to get a look at the latest voting tech The countys old polling equipment is slow and expen and the technology is circa So county officials are looking at options for the new County Clerk Mark Von Nida invited technology companies to Edwardsville to show off their voting Visitors sal at computer screens and touchscreen vot ing blackening boxes on optical scanning ballots to test the voting The idea is said Lawrence an elec tion judge from Beyond he had no other Its all too he Many echoed the Most stared in wideeyed fas cination as company represen tatives answered their ques tions and guided them through the electronic Vanessa who works for an Internet voting company out of used terms such as cryptoauthenticat ing and universally verifi as she explained the security and ease of register ing and voting on the The system makes sure its the rightpersonone vote and See Page A9 Hot tin roof The SMITH Workers with Atlantic Meeco of attach a new tin roof to 300 feet of new slips Thursday at the Alton
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