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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 eon Redbirds finish first in Class AA Regional Page Cl TttttAYS Temperance invites chocolate indulgence Page Bl The Outlook Mostly sunny and High near 69 low near 52 Page D8 263 50 cents October Art fiafe fiailerv Paintings mix with desserts Bank bandit caught By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE A Bethalto man was charged Tuesday with robbing a bank branch in Holiday and investigators said a large amount of the money taken in the robbery was Recovered from the home Mere he was from the Madison County Sheriffs Department and FBI agents spent the night interviewing who gave them the identity of the suspect in Mondays armed bank rob said Robert chief deputy for the sheriffs After the suspect was identified by an agents and deputies obtained a search warrant for a home in the 600 block of Morgan Street in Bunker where they found the suspect and the money Tuesday The exact amount of money recovered wasnt The Timothy Michael allegedly admitted he robbed the authorities They said he told them he acted Brown was held Tuesday at the Clair County Jail in Belleville on federal bank robbery The charges accuse Brown of walking into the first National Bank of Holiday Shores 7180 James at wearing a camouflage ski mask and a hooded The robber pointed a shotgun at a teller and demanded authorities The robber apparently stole two cars Saturday from Edwardsville with the inten tion of covering his escape by See Page A11 Rescue ends in tragedy Worker crushed to death while helping another By CURTISS HARTLEY For The Telegraph EDWARDSVILLE A wouldbe rescuer lost his life Tuesday morning when he was crushed to death in a con struction accident along Interstate Rodney of the 2200 block of East A Street in was killed when he went to aid another worker whose hand was caught in a according to witnesses at the Studer tried to help the man but ended up being dragged into an asphalt spreader and crushed to The accident occurred just west of Illinois Route between Troy and Studer was pronounced dead at the scene at by Madison County Deputy Coroner Deborah Von Paramedic Rick Nelan was one of the first rescue work ers on the along with members of the Marine Volunteer Fire I was told that the individ ual had fallen into the He was helping a guy whose finger got caught in a chain on the back of a dump and he was standing on the It gave and he went inside the Nelan He said the other injured man was stable enough to transport himself to the hospi tal and refused treatment at the Nelan said Studers body still was inside the machinery when paramedics arrived at the scene of the It took nearly three hours to extract the body from the once the equipment was removed from the high There was an extensive amount of effort taken to dis entangle his body from the Highway accident Above Marine firefighters and Illinois State Police move in to recover the body of Rodney of Belleville on Tuesday after he fell into an asphalt spreader while coming to the aid of another worker on 170 just west of Illinois Route Studer was killed by the huge Left The asphalt from MacLair Asphalt in slowly heads off the interstate so police can examine it more closely with a score of emergency vehicles The BADMAN Chief Deputy Coroner Ralph Baahlmann Baahlmann said that Studer had been working in the middle of a train of paving equipment that moves the asphalt from a dump I See Page A11 To the rescue Downtown taverns raise the bar on hours By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Special liquor permits and their accompanying red and white stickers sold as fast as cold beer at a hot July baseball game last By Thursday the first day the city sold special permits for taverns and restaurants that allow them to serve alcohol later into the morning seven business owners had plunked down for their permits at Alton Mayor Don Sandidges Sixteen more tavern and restau rant owners holding A and D licenses purchased the special permits and accompanying window stickers on One owner purchased a permit pushing the total number of late licenseholders to 24 as of No one holding a G for golf has purchased a spe cial permit A total of 52 special licenses are I See Page A11 BADMAN Barbara who lives at 1419 9th in Cottage holds the hand of her 3yearold greatgrandson Tuesday as a Bethalto firefighter rushes hose into the house to extinguish a fire in a bed room mattress Watson said was started by the No injuries were reported in the which was quickly contained by firefighters from Bethalto and Cottage Morning Area Bulletin Nation Yount Jurors hear opening testimony in gangrelated shooting case By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE An Alton man may have been in fear for his life when he fatally shot an innocent bystander at a party during a dispute that broke out among rival gang his attorney said Jurors heard opening testimony Tuesday in Madison County Circuit Court in the firstdegree murder trial of Michael This case is about Assistant Public Defender Billy Hahs told Gomez is accused of killing Alden a former Alton resident who was in town visiting and had gone to the party in the 1000 block of Elliott Street in the early morning of Gomez also went to the party with his Clark Perry of Both men were members of the Crips Perry Perry brought a semiauto matic Colt pistol to the At least one person testified that he was waving it around and was told to put it When he the gun fell through the waistband of his pants and onto the Gomez ended up with according to As the party a dispute See Page All   

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