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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - August 11, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 HS jflMmppK Accident Tony Twist injured in collision PageOl A role model for beverages dairy products get boost irom support of athletes PageBl 208 50 cents The outlook Mostly hot and humid high near low near 69 Rosies is the lace for he sweet tooth PagelM August court ENNIS GRUBAUGH Sgraph staff writer r A complex murder scheme born Madison County Jail was thwarted after one of the epnspirators agreed to record conversations for authori accord to testi SSEommie tOdk the and as the mam wit ness in the murder con spiracy trial 6f James Evans of jjjSyans is accused of mas terminding one of two sepa rate ail house plots to kill wit Jnesses in two different murder The unsuccessful plots were concocted independently earlier this One of the targeted Illinois inmate Clifford but otfeerwise the cases involve of whom have coihmon con nections to Altons gang com authorities have Evans conspiracy case is the first to go to Re is accused of plotting kill Wheeler and Lester Warr of Alton to keep them from testi fying at his upcoming murder Evans is charged with shooting Nekemar Pookie Pearson in Alton in 1995 and dumping his body in a seclud ed Godfrey area where it went undetected for many was the father of See Page A11 a the scene Joseph L Lapinski of mg his car into the an earthmoving truck on the Berm Highway at entrance to the Melyin Price Ldcks and Dam Man dies in car crash By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer ALTON An 83yearold Wood River man was killed Tuesday when his car slammed into the side of an earthmoving truck on Illinois Route Joseph of the 200 block of Edwards was pronounced dead at the scene of the cartruck crash just east of Melvin Price Locks and MadisonCounty Deputy Coroner Robert Lewis Lapinski died of chest and abdominal Lewis A coroners inquest is pending into his The fatal crash happened about when a northbound tractor trailer dirtmoving driven by Ezell of East pulled out of Lock and Dam Road on a green traffic light onto Route the Illinois State Police Lapinski was driving east on Route 143 and plowedinto the left side of the heavy truck near the middle of the police The driver of the car put on his brakes and slid about 92 feet before the said State Trooper Kyle the investigating Lapinski was not wearing a seat state police The Petroff Trucking truck pulled onto the highway from Dam Road after leaving a construction site where dirt is being hauled fOf parking lot and access road to national Great Rivers Museum the locks and The collision with the truck delrfoK ished the front of the Ford LTD Victoria which skidded intotljet blocking highway See City arrests property owner The BADMAN Alton patrolman Rory Rathgeb escorts Alton landlord Paul Schneider from one of his properties in the 2300 block of Virden Street early Tuesday mprnjng following his arrest for violations of two city Police invade condemned building in latest strike By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON The city struck one more time Tuesday in one of its longrunning battles against a 52yearold property owner who was residing in a condemned After banging on a door of the building at 2349 Virden for several minutes around 6 police gained entrance by breaking a window in the rear liv ing area where Paul Schneider and his wife were At Paul Schneider was charged with vio lating two city ordinances living in a condemned building and nothaving an occupancy A daughter posted and he was released from Alton City Tuesdays arrest was the citys second action against Schneider in the past two On Associate Circuit Judge Lewis Mallott ordered Schneider to pay a fine of payable at per month or serve 150 days in That case revolved around a condemned boarding house he owned at 729 Fifth The city had issued dozens of citations for violations at the which report edly had housed people He was charged with contempt of court last spring for failure to show I See Page A11 Leaders driving to extend the National Scenic Bywajl By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer Community leaders are putting their best efforts into a formal request to extend the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway all the way to The Greater Rivers Convention Visitors Bureau is taking the lead in making sure the proposed 7 mile stretch along Illinois 143 to Illinois Route 3 south meets necessary Federal Highway Administration criteria for Ha scenic Doug president the will attend the first ever National Scenic Byway Conference in from Arnold said he is enthusiastic about the possibility that the dedicated from Alton to Eldred on June could be a natural promoter for the future Lewis Clark See Page A11 Good Morning Bulletin Board Burris Wallace Television i COLORTYME 2801 Homer Adams 4668293 Hours MF107 95 mm m JZ JSCREEN RCA DVDS MiTacCompt 3 week REGISTER A FULL OR Pttwmgtefrhtmadli   

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