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Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - August 21, 1999, Alton, Illinois SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Love of history j Ready to play Partners open I Cowan looks store featuring I forward to Native i days at Americanart i SIUE Paged j PageBl VbU64No21850cents outlook The places Mostly sunny j All Around the nSr i shoWS lowneares i why the area offers jthebest Special Section PageC10 Saturday August State OKs county homes plan By SANFORD J SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE The long struggle to close the Madison County Nursing and Shelter Care homes may be near an end now that the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board has approved tffecountys latest plan board after earlier Officials to seek developer for new home denying permission to close the homes approved the plan to replace them with a new home after a hearing Thursday in Peoria Its been a long road but were near the Madison County Administrator James Monday said Now we have to do our best to find someplace else for these people to County officials also will have to reopen negotiations with the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees to discuss sever ance pay and benefits for workers at the homes When the Madison County Board first voted to close the homes last year county offi cials said more than 100 work ers could be laid off County officials came up with the plan to replace the Nursing Home and Shelter Care Home with a single home that will offer a place for resi dents of the existing homes The county plan is to entice a private business into the operation allowing the county to get out The business would agree to build a new home that would take a variety of residents who need the services of shelter See HOMES Page A9 Two held after raid I onmethlab By THOMAS WRAUSMANN Telegraph staff writer JERSEYVILLE Two residents face drug manufacturing delivery and possession charges after a raid on a major meth lab in rural Grafton by several law enforcement agencies authorities said Friday complete methamphetamine lab plus hugeamounts of the drug were found on the of Roger Pace 37 of rural Grafton in the combined operation Wednesday by the Jersey County Sheriffs Department the Centfanilinois Dfug Police District 18 based in Litchfield and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration Martin Andrews arpheinvesti 1 gation Martin Andrews chief deputy of the Jersey County Sheriffs Department said Mary E Dooley 19 of Alton is charged with unlawful manu facturing with the intent to deliver a chief deputy of the controlled substance Jersey County more than 900 Sheriffs Department grams of meth unlawful possession with an intent to deliver a controlled substance meth unlawful possession of a controlled substance cocaine and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon all felonies As of late Friday Dooley was being held in Jersey County Jail in Jerseyville in lieu of bond Pace is also charged with unlawful manufac turing with the intent to deliver a controlled substance more than 900 grams of meth unlawful possession with an intent to deliver a controlled substance meth and unlawful pos session of cocaine Andrews said He was also being held in Jerseyville awaiting bond Jerseyville resident Dorothy Pace 34 Roger Paces wife is charged with eaves See METH Page A9 Good Morning Bulletin A6 Editorial Horoscope Crause Finley Gunning Huff McCann Minor Rumbaugh Painter Parks Ridenour Russell Sprang Terry Students pass through the doors of Prairie Hall at SIUE on Friday with bags and bundles of items as they began JH Below parent Jack Latchem of Waterloo had his hands full as he helped move his daughters clothing from the car to her room Moving days Students begin arriving for new year at SIUE By DEBORAH L BATES Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Campus life gets a lot busier this weekend at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Checkin time at residence halls began Friday The residents walk in carrying as much as they can fit into their arms just bare ly seeing over their mound of belongings Tessa Somers a sophomore from Decatur is a resident assistant this year Im really excited about said Somers the RA for 2South in Woodland Hall The RAs moved in two weeks ago to prepare for the rest of the students and to train The checkin went smooth Somers said The people helping are doing she said Theyre moving really Joe Hinton a sophomore living in Woodland Hall was one of the many students helping Using a large flat cart he carried in each stu dents belongings I think I brought in five cart loads in an I See MOVING Page A9 face new class scheduling By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ROXANA A new school year at Roxana Senior High School means a new system for teachers and students as they make the transi tion to a Blocjk Eight scheduling system Students picked up class schedules Friday morning that listed eight classes for each stu dent rather than the six classes high1 school students have taken in the past Students now will attend four classes on alter nating days for 85 minutes each Formerly stu dents attended six classes daily for 55 minutes each The Roxana School Board approved the tran sition to the new schedule in March Principal Patrick Sullivan said enthusiasm about the new schedule was running high among teachers I dont remember seeing teachers being this excited in my 15 years as a See ROXANA Page A9 d fCOLORTYMEJ 2801 Homer Adams 4658293 Hours MF107 Sat 93 m m 446 RCA BIG SCREEN RCA DVDs week MITac Computer REGISTER TO WIN A FULL SIZED WASHER DRYER Pftwlng to
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