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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Region Meth labs pop up in Metro The Outlook Partly sunny skies and High near low near 34 Page D6 277 50 cents World Series return Yankees put away Red Sox to win ALCS Page Bl October Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas The BARNES Charlie and Greg Gelzinnis put up the 12 days of Christmas cutouts at Rock Spring Park in Alton in preperation for the Celebration of which will open on November Second trial in beating case begins Its so tragic Community mourning teenagers who died Saturday in car crash By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Opening argu ments are scheduled for today in the sec ond trial in the fatal beat ing of Richard Skelton of Wood The trial of Glenn began Monday with jury It is the second trial in the death of authorities suffered a heart attack as a result of a severe beat ing at the hands of a The trial will last four to five days and will wrap up by officials Taylor is on trial on a charge of felony Assistant States Attorney Don Weber said he dis missed a charged of firstdegree murder to concentrate on the felony murder The murder count that was dismissed had charged that Taylor had bludgeoned and kicked know ing that such conduct created a strong probability of great bodily thereby causing I See Page A7 By DEBORAH BATES Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE A cat crash that claimed the lives of three 18year olds has left friends and the commu nity Twin sisters Melissa and Erica Holliday and Benjamin Blain died in the wreck Saturday night near Its so Its so said Blains Mary She said that when she would ask Benjamin Blain in one word how hed recommend someone should live his or her he always said be Mary Blain said her son was an organ donor and she gave the consent to donate his cornea to It would be a wonderful thing to see the world through Blain Holliday Bens his mother It would feel so good if part of him went on somewhere and lived Both my as they get they arent stingy with hugs and He was always there for a hug and a kiss and I dont have that He was such a good Everybody loved Hed help out anybody that needed He was very He was loved by Hes one of the most intelli gent people we ever He was a good He could philoso phize with the best of The three victims were Holliday 1999 graduates of Edwardsville High A moment of silence was observed in memory of the students at EHS on Monday See Page A7 Board votes to adjust fire chiefs salary to zero By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer ROXANA Village board trustees Monday night voted unanimously to adjust the salary of Fire Chief Terry Ford from the peri od beginning 11 to zero until an unspeci fied Trustee Nick Adams made the saying after the meet ing that a special committee session is scheduled for at At this he trustees and Mayor Kay Spencer will continue to discuss how to han dle all or no future com pensation for On after four weeks at his post in Ford accepted a position with the Madison County Fire Marshals He has been in Springfield since 11 in training specific to his new trustees are expected on 25 to discuss whether Roxana will plan to hire anoth er retain a fire chief on a consulting promote from within or not fill which was not full time until Ford was hired in September State Fire Marshals Office Deputy Director Dan Williams hired Ford on 8 as an administrative a new See Page A7 Good Morning Bulletin Classifieds Horoscope Nation Obituaries Sanders Stocks Student paints with the pain of childhood By ANGEL A MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Swirls of bright colors on a canvas por tray the swirling emotions within the heart of 19year old Monika a student at Catholic Childrens has taken a paintbrush in hand to express the hopes and fears she has experienced during her troubled Now Trejo is sharing her art and her heart with the nation as part of a nation al art show being orga nized by the New York University Child Study Two of Trejos acrylic paintings have been cho sen from more than 600 entries to be among the 103 pieces of art included in the newlypublished I t has given me more in and Monika Trejo on her work being included in a new collection book Childhood Revealed Art Expressing Discovery and I am so happy it real ly makes me feel Trejo said of being includ ed in the It has given me more confidence in and thats a really important I See Page A7 The BARNES Monika and Lisa director of art therapy at Catholic Childrens Home in with a book of artwork that will be part of a national exhibit opening 1 at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New TRUCKLOAD CARPET SALE 700 Rolls in stock Vinyl from 33 Carpet from 33 Laminate Wood Flooring from 1 INC JS55S1 4652622   

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