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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Emmy nominations Cables Sopranos captures most nods Page D16 Bombers Bluff Qty beats Quincy PageBl The outlook On her own Moreofthe Godfrey Z wli i insurance agent sunny not and i cdebrates low 75 i independence j Paged Vol 164 No 189 50 cents Friday July Man guilty in stabbing spree By THOMAS WRAUSMANN Telegraph staff writer JERSEYVILLE A jury convicted a Jerseyville man Thursday of murdering one man and seriously injuring four other people during a stabbing spree at a Jerseyville tavern in late 1397 The jury in Jersey County Circuit Court returned the guilty verdicts against Ricky Burial at sea Families gather for service for JFK wife and sisterinlaw FALMOUTH Mass AP Family members watched mournfully from the deck of a Navy destroyer Thursday as a brass quintet played a hymn and the ashes of John F Kennedy his wife and her sister were cast into the sea consigned to the depths where they died A flag was lowered to half mast as about 15 mourners some wearing black and by sailors in dress whites gathered onthe stern of the USS Briscoe They saw the dead returned to the sea along with three wreaths about two miles from the spot where Kennedys plane crashed Friday night The destroyer spent about half an hour nearly motionless in the hazy sunshine off Marthas Vineyard for the ser vice led by Kennedys sister Caroline and motherinlaw Sen Edward M Kennedy and JFK cousins William Kennedy Smith and Maria Shriver were also there At least two people appeared to rise and speak A Navy honor guard also was on hand to fire a rifle volley for the two women and the young man who at age 3 raised a famous salute to the casket of his assassinated father President John F Kennedy Flags were presented to the See BURIAL Page A7 Morning Bulletin Board C6 Classifieds Comics Editorial Horoscope C5 D16 A5 Bowler Bridgman Correll Helnrich Helton Holman Malone Milligan Phillips Piper Roth Vanfossen Webster ScoreboardB2 Television Defendant faces life for murder conviction E Callahan 23 who faces the possibility of life in prison without parole for his murder conviction Callahan was found guilty of firstdegree murder in the killing of Ronald E Haenitch 28 of rural Jerseyville who was stabbed in the chest with a pocket knife the blade pierc ing his heart The jury also found Callahan guilty on four counts of armed violence for seriously injuring four others at Lortons Bar in Jerseyville which has closed Callahan stabbed a woman in the back gave two men mas sive abdominal injuries and cut another man on the neck twice just missing vital veins and arteries A sentencing hearing will be scheduled before Circuit Judge Ronald Robinson Members of Haenitchs fami ly said they were extremely pleased with the verdict Now we have to wait for the sentencing and see that he gets what he said the victims mother Mary Haenitch who wept as the ver dict was read In his closing argument Jersey County States Attorney Threevehicle accident The SMITH Godfrey firefighters extricated Alton resident Stephanie Slack and her infant son Jameyon Alexander from their car after a threevehicle accident Thursday afternoon in the 5700 block of Godfrey Road Slacks car was hit by another spun around and was hit again by a tractor semitrailer truck The woman and her son were taken to Saint Anthonys Hospital where they were treated and released Refinery sale takes next step By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer ROXANA The next stage in Clark Refining and Marketing planned purchase of Equilons Wood River Refining Co has begun Since the two oil giants formal announcement June 4 of the pending sale to Clark of what is known as the Shell plant a team from Equilon Enterprises LLC has been busy gathering as much data as possible about the 80yearold refinery which employs people Wood River Refining President Phil Schwin said Thursday that obtaining and compiling historical and operational details about the plant is the initial step in the sellers due diligence process What we signed in June was a letter of intent to enter into a discussion exclusively with Clark on a sale of the Wood River plant Now both of our companies have transitioned into the due diligence stage The purpose of due diligence is for Equilon to provide Clark with as much detailed data as possible so Clark can gain a good understanding of what its See REFINERY Page A7 Gail Gisy reminded the jury it had heard from many es since the trial began Tuesday We didnt hear from Ronald Haenitch because this man over here robbed him of his Gisy said pointing at Callahan seated impassively with his attorneys Callahan who previously See GUILTY Page A7 Group opposes homes proposal Plan still needs work action committee says EDITORS NOTE This is the first in a twopart series about the controversy sur rounding Madison County and its two care homes By PAUL MACKIE Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Two sides still disagree about what Madison Countys role should be in the health care business Attorneys representing the county and a state agency agreed Wednesday to a plan to replace Madison Countys two taxsupported care homes with a private home but oppo nents fighting to keep the two homes open criticized the plan Thursday The plan as it exists now is not very said Debbie Groeteka of Collinsville a co chair of the County Homes Action Committee But Im hopeful it shows theres an opportunity to develop some thing better than whats been on the John Gilbert an attorney who represents the Madison County Board and its decision to close the Madison County Nursing Home and Edward See HOMES Page A7 Area impresses lieutenant governor By LINDA N WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Southern Illinois tourist sites are impressing Lt Gov Corinne Wood but more important she said Thursday is that her two youngest chil dren continue to be Last year they said Its awesome Can we go back next year Wood said Were very excited to be back in Alton and to drive up the River Road to Graf Three members of Woods family stopped Thursday at the Franklin House 202 State in Alton then cruised up the Great River Road The excursion was part of her 15 stop 800mile 1999 Illinois Main Street Summer Tour motor home trip to towns des ignated as Main Street com munities Speaking to an assemblage of mayors aldermen bankers a state senator and economic development officials Wood praised the partnerships of local governments and busi nesses in redeveloping their downtown Main When we talk about Main Street Illinois we talk about she said You have the support of the state Legislature the support of mayors and governing boards and business leaders in revitalizing Downtown From community to com munity Ive seen the success of the program not because it was dictated from some bureaucrat in Springfield Its your vision in Downtown your sweat Wood a Republican also I See AREA Page A7 The SMITH Illinois Lt Gov Corinne Wood with son Brandon 12 alongside addresses a gathering of busi ness and political leaders Thursday at the Franklin House on State Street in Alton n   

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