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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SPORTS Game day Rams Bengals play at noon v PageBl Community leader Jesse Hopkins ends banking career Page Dl Invigorating Audi resurrects Paged The Outlook Cloudy with a chance of rain High 58 low 43 PageDlO Good Morning Bulletin Board A9 09 01 CtaMifieds C4 A4 Sirtlon World AID 12 HAWfcHuQ PWWaries A6 Giberson Hagen l Spann Spence Photo page B6 Scoreboard B2 Stocks D25 Viewpoints AS Weather D10 Wheels Deals C1 SUNDAY THE TELEGRAPH Vol 164 No 261 Serving the River Bend since 1836 October 3 1999 Alton resident killed Affable doorman slain at club By KERRY SMITH and STEVE WHITWORTH Telegraph staff writer ALTON A 41yearold Alton man died of a gunshot wound suffered during an apparent robbery early Saturday outside a Belle Street club where he worked police said Kenny Wayne Spann of the 300 block of Bluff Street was shot once in the abdomen shortly after 6 as he stood outside the Chess Club 1009 Belle where he worked part time as a doorman said Capt Rick McCain of the Alton Police Department He said the investigation was continuing late Saturday to determine who fired the single gunshot that killed Spann Witnesses are being interviewed and were confident that there will be an arrest made in this McCain said were called to the scene about Roger Smith supervisory investigator for the Madison County Coroners Office said Spann was found lying just outside the door of the club The victim was taken to Saint Anthonys Hospital in Alton where he was pronounced dead at Smith said An autopsy was performed later Saturday Smith said the results wouldnt be available for some time but he expected the cause of death to be the gun shot wound McCain said the public could help in the investigation Were actively following our leads and are asking anyone who has information that could help us in this case to call the station at 463 3505 or if they prefer to remain anonymous to call our tips line at he said The Chess Club a membersonly establish ment long has been known unofficially by neighbors and the community as the Crap a reference to alleged illegal gambling See DOORMAN Page A11 The SADDAM An Alton police officer and detective look at the blood stained jacket of Kenny Wayne Spann 41 of Alton who was shot and killed Saturday morning at 1009 Belle in Alton The Above Flames roar from the Downtown Frontiers Furnishings Co warehouse on West 4th Street late Friday night in Alton A firefighter directs a hose line on the blaze from Market Street Below Godfrey and Alton firefighters battled the fire through early Saturday morning Fire destroys Alton furniture warehouse By KERRY SMITH and STEVE WHITWORTH Telegraph staff writers ALTON Nearly 30 Alton and Godfrey fire fighters worked into the early morning Saturday to contain and douse a twoalarm fire that con sumed a West 4th Street warehouse leased by Frontiers Home Furnishing Company Assistant Chief Stephen Mikoff said the More photos Page B6 Alton Fire Department received the alarm call at Friday and responded immediately calling in Godfrey Fire Departments aerial tower truck at to pair with Alton firefighters to extin guish the flames A lot of people knew this structure as the old Sears See FIRE Page A11 McGwire SOSO run derby Two home runs up one game to go By WARREN MAYES Telegraph sports editor ST LOUIS Once again Mark McGwire trumped Sammy Sosa in the homerun battle between the duo McGwire hit his 64th homer of the sea son in the first inning of Saturday after noons game between the St Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium That giVes him two more homers than Sosa Chicagos right fielder going into todays 1999 season finale What hes done is amazing absolutely St Louis general manager Walt Jocketty said Manager Tony La Russa agreed He grinds it out every atbat every day all season La Russa said Thats part of his magic Hes just real Sosa remains stuck on 62 homers for the Cubs He went lfor5 with two strike outs Saturday In the first two games of the series Sosa went lfor9 He has one See HOME RUNS Page All   

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