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Alton Telegraph Newspaper Archive: September 25, 1999 - Page 1

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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - September 25, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 The outlook Mostly sunny and High 84 low 61 Grand opening Edward Jones office to offer personal touch wfc McGwire Southwestern 20 Roxana 28 MarquetteO GillespieO After 151 games 252 50 cents September 1999 Inmate gets hearing in 85 slaying By DONNA NOLAN Telegraph staff writer CARLINVILLE Death row inmate Robert who was convicted of imper sonating a police officer to rape and kill a 16 yearold girl in Macoupin County in was handed a victory by the normally conservative Illinois Supreme Court this Turner will get a new hearing with a new defense attorney to determine whether he will get a review of his The court ruled Thursday in three deathrow including that defense attorneys failed to do their jobs The court reversed two other death sentences and ordered new hear ings to determine how the inmates should be who was sentenced to death for the 1985 murder of Bridget argued that he had been denied a hearing after a jury returned the first death The motions contested the death sentence but apparently were not heard because the original trial John retired a few days after accepting a jurys Turners case has been reviewed and upheld several After the most recent he filed a petition alleging new prob lems with his An attorney was appointed to help but the Supreme Court ruled the attorney did Counsels conduct represents a total failure of Justice James a firm supporter of the death wrote for the court in one To tolerate such inadequate representation would render the appointment of counsel in postconviction pro ceedings nothing but anempty Im very said Macoupiu County States Attorney Vince I feel sorry for the family they need In my I think that the defense lawyer did work with what he I dont think there were any violations of this mans rights what If you dont have any I guess you could claim your lawyer wasnt any That could happen every I cant be the prose cuting and defense lawyer at the same I think the defense lawyer did a good Turners posttrial motions contended that Russell made a mistake in allowing testimony See Page A11 Gls remains found Bethalto hero coming home after 55 years By ANDE YAKSTIS Tefegraph staff writer BETHALTO The remains of a rural Bethalto soldier killed in action in World War II have been miraculously uncovered from the soil of a German battlefield where he died in action 55 years The skeletal remains of Arthur Isken have been unearthed and positively identified through DNA testing as the Bethalto soldier who was killed in a battle near in Its truly a an amazing dream come true that the remains of my uncle Arthur have been found in the soil of the bat tleground where he died 55 years said Iskens Shirley of and Iskens Martha Schmidt of Wood cried tears of joy when the Army informed them that the remains of their long lost loved one had been found in the ground of one of the most fierce battles of World War The story of the discovery of the 27year old infantryman began in August when a German home construction crew uncovered See Page A11 Coming home Page A3 i The BADMAN Martha a and Shirley a hold the photo of Bethalto sol Sken Whose remains were 55 years after he died on a German battlefield in World War The BADMAN A German construction crew first unearthed Arthur Iskens dog tags in Estimate rises for AHS multipurpose building AKIS2CI A HA I lei i rn tViow t1ft By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Slight changes in the addi tion of legal and financial fees and the correc tion of an error in the pricing process have raised the estimated cost of a proposed multi purpose building for Alton High School to more than a Louis architectural provided the School Board in June with an original cost estimate of for a threestory multipurpose athletic It would include a main gym nasium with seating for more than specta practice locker training centers and an indoor Don an architect with Hastings reported to the board this week that the amount of circulation space space taken up by stairs and mechanical shafts originally was underestimated because of a computer Correction of the error raised the estimated cost to Keane along with his Mark also an architect presented the board with updated floor which incorporated changes suggested by a committee of school representatives chaired by AHS athletic direc I See Page A11 Good Morniiiij Bulletin Board C5 C6 Kolk Stocks C7 Animal lover goes to jail to raise for 5As By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Animal lover Bill Stuart hopes the weekend pass es quickly and it will if gener ous residents open their pocket books to help dozens of dogs and executive director of the Alton Area Animal Aid his and pet grpomer Amy Crane took up residence early Friday morning in a 2footbyl2foot chainlink dog cage outside the Kmart 2851 Homer Adams They dont plan to leave except for a few breaks until they raise for the nokill animal 501 Delmar in well get out of here by Im getting too old for Stuart joked at the outset of his The duo hopes volunteers will join them at the cage to be jailed for bail donations to Stuart said it takes to operate the shelter for just one 5As cares for 150 dogs and 80 most up for Besides accepting outright Stuart and Crane are selling raffle tickets for two pairs of gold earrings that Maneke Jewelers gave to the a mountain pass es to a several deco rative a modernistic ice bucket and diecast Some of the drawings are Theres something for everybody if they want to take a Stuart Visitors who stop by can pick up a free small bag of dog as Anyone who wants to check into the jail can do Phones are available to call out for The BADMAN 5As executive director Bill Stuart was in the dog cage Friday at the Alton Kmart store to help raise money for the animal   

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