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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 New strategy Century 21 office given top honors in region PageCl 190 50 cents The outlook Partiy sunny High96iow76 July Bridal Guiife Tips can help i P ease planning for specialday Special Section II I He had only just begun Senator eulogizes JFK as pied piper Saudamini and his New Associated Press Siegnst mourns Friday outside a memorial Mass for John Kennedy Carolyn Bessette at the Church of Thomas More in NEW YORK AP In a heart breakingly familiar John Kennedy was eulogized Friday as a free spirit who carried the torch of Americas first family of politics with unusual ease and grace and like his father had every gift but length of He was a boy who grew into a man with a zest for life and a love of said Edward JFK He was a pied piper who brought us all He had a and he learned to treasure He was part of a and he learned to live with Kennedys life was cut in the senator told 350 family members and friends who filled the velvet lined pews at the Gothicstyle Church of Thomas More on Excerpts from eulogy More photos Page A6 Manhattans Upper East where JFK mother often sought We dared to think that this John Kennedy would live to comb gray the senator borrow ing from the poet William Butler But like his he had every gift but length of The memorial Mass came a week after the young Kennedys plane crashed off Marthas Vineyard killing his Carolyn Bessette and sisterinlaw Lauren Family and friends among them President Hillary Rodham Clinton and Muhammad All celebrated Kennedy as a playful and courageous man who kept his bearings long after he was the child who saluted his fathers casket was cast as the heir to who delivered eulo gies for Robert Kennedy in 1968 and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in invoked a phrase often used to describe the length of President Kennedys term as he remarked on JFK For a thousand he was a husband who adored the wife who became his perfect soul Johns father taught us all to reach for the moon and the John did that in all he did and he found his See Page A9 Workers seek to drop unioi Bathons daughter killed in golf cart accident on course Foundation in away perspiration as she sweats a member of AFSCME Council 31 who went on strike two weeks had to seek a By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer GODFREY Nonstriking workers at Beverly Farm Foundation filed a petition Friday with the National Labor Relations Board seek ing decertification of its About 130 employees signed the which said We no longer support American Federation of County and Municipal Employees and their We no longer wish to be part of their bar gaining An employee who did not want to be identified said he delivered the petition Friday morning to the NLRB office in Leo acting regional director of the confirmed the petition had been We will check to see the number of people who signed Dollard The petitions must show an See Page A9 By PAUL MACKIE Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Madison County Treasurer Fred Bathons 17yearold daughter died early Friday irom injuries suffered in an unusual golf cart Jessica of the 4900 block of Sequoia Drive in Pontoon was Bathon pronounced dead at Friday at Louis University She apparently had been dri ving a beverage cart Thursday while working at Legacy Golf 3500 Cargill Road in Granite when she drove into a bar across a path near the golfcart causing an injury that apparently cut off her supply of Maybe something or she was said Bill owner of the I dont see how she missed and neither did the I dont understand Friends and coworkers said the teenager apparently was pinned against the bar for sev eral minutes about 6 before help she had just I See Page A9 Morninrj Bulletin Board Classifieds Comics Horoscope Skelton Scoreboard County is trying to unload homes group says EDITORS NOTE This is the conclusion of a twopart series about the controversy surround ing Madison County and its two care By PAUL MACKIE Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Madison County offi cials are trying to unload bad property on a private according to members of a group fighting to keep two taxsupported care homes Attorneys representing the county and the state have agreed that the Madison County Nursing Home should close in four months and a new dualpurpose home should be built on 12 acres where the Madison County Sheltered Care Home stands at 333 Main in But members of the County Homes Action Committee think the plan is a diversion from the states administrative hearing which has been canceled pending the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Boards decision about the proposal at its 1920 There was no need for a and that would have been proven in an administrative said Gary a cochair of the Action He cited an independent audit that claimed there was no financial reason to close the Groeteka said the County Boards origi nal reason for closing the homes was lack of operational but he claimed the boards recent philosophy simply has been to get the county out of the health care The Action Committee contends funding for the homes has been available all along and the County Board should be more sympathetic to the residents and should even take a new Committee members said there are other ways to make money for the Homes but they charge the County Board is concerned only with dumping the 12 acres in the heart of Edwardsville into private All those hills back there behind the Sheltered Care Home are loaded with graves from when it was a poor Theyre giving See Page A9 n A   

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