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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - October 2, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 White Hall man Eden at home 2 games to go Page Cl The outlook Kick start Increasing clouds i Nautilus users and mild Highs get leg up on near low 48 j weight loss Page Dl Page D6 260 50 cents October Inmate pegged for murder DNA evidence links prisoner to death of area woman By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE An Oklahoma prison inmate linked to six other slayings was chargedi Friday with the rape and killing of a I waitress he allegedly abducted out side an I Edwardsville bar in December Herman Lamb always has been the prime suspect in the strangulation of Denise Berlemann but until DNA test results came back authorities lacked the evi dence to charge Madison County States Attorney William Haine Lamb was charged in Madison County Circuit Court with two counts of first degree murder and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual Lamb Stahlhut He is incarcerated at the Correction Corporation of in serving a term for the 1987 death of a bar maid in a case that was eerily similar to the Stahlhut police Lamb also was a suspect but eventually was acquitted in the slayings of his ex their son and three of her children in Sequoyah The victims were killed in June or July with the skeletal remains found in woods the following Authorities took the case to but a jury acquitted Lamb of murder A turning point in the Edwardsville case came sev eral months when a Stahlhut family member approached First Assistant States Attorney Susan Jensen about the status of the Among other the fami ly had heard that Lamb had died in Jensen After that Jensen See Page A7 The SMITH Madison County States Attorney William and Scott chief investiga tor for the Edwardsville Police discuss murder charges filed Thursday in the 1977 slaying of Denise Stahlhut of Herman who currently is serving a sentence for murder in was charged with firstdegree murder in Madison County Circuit Look at the leaves The BADMAN A woman walks past the everchanging fall foliage Friday in the 1300 block of Washington Avenue in The fall colors usually bring thousands of weekend tourists from Missouri to the Great River but neardrought conditions over the summer may affect Mother Natures show this Bicyclist is killed by tractor trailer driver By BARBARA COPE Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE A 26yearold woman riding a bicycle was struck by a tractortrailer and killed on Illinois Route 159 in Edwardsville during rush hour Friday The victims name was not being pending notification of her but Director of Police Bennett Dickmann said she was not a native Edwardsville He described her as a student at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a local address on her identification Dickmann confirmed the victim was from Jeff Mills of the Edwardsville Police who was traveling several car lengths behind the reported the accident at Dickmann The acci dent occurred on South Buchanan the stretch of Route 159 just north of the railroad tracks by the Leclaire water Traffic was heavy but relatively slow It was typical for a late Friday Dickmann We for whatever rea the victim lost her She was travel ing southbound and was struck by the right rear dual tires of the She died instant11 See Page A7 Alton board moves forward with search School Board to interview potential superintendents By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON The Alton School Board will move forward in the search for a replacement for retiring Superintendent Michael Beaber when it inter views representatives from three superintendent search firms Board members will meet 5 Monday with repre sentatives from the Illinois Association of School the locally operated Consulting and Resource and Ventures in a search firm from The board plans to choose one of the three groups to help the district seek suitable superin tendent The board voted at its last regular meeting to employ a search firm to aid in the process of seeking Beabers will be retiring at the end of the 1999 2000 school year after six years as Youre going to have a bet See Page A7 Good Mornirtd Area Bulletin C5 05 Nation Mitchell Perrings Principals nonplussed over homerun duel By WARREN MAYES Telegraph sports editor LOUIS Everyone was excited about this weekends homerun duel between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa except the principals I cant tell you how uninter ested I am in all of Cubs Manager Jim Riggleman said Friday Sammys a big reason we win like Mark is a big reason they win ballgames But somebodys going to have to tell me how many home runs they end You want to win the Thats the A Louis series is always a big But these games mean Were both buried in the Louis Manager Tony La Russa con McGwire Home ran derby The bottom line weve had losing sea La Russa No matter how many home runs Mac or Sammy thats not going to a soldout crowd of the largest of the sea showed up Friday night at Busch Stadium to witness some magic from McGwire and They went away disappoint as neither man was able tci produce a home run during Chicagos 32 who celebrated his 36th birthday is seeking to be the first man to win back toback home run titles in the National League since Dale Murphy did it in Ive very McGwire But its See Page A7 Sosa   

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