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Alton Telegraph Newspaper Archive: October 23, 1999 - Page 1

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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - October 23, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 MJHJE 1 KJLKCll AJPH Home front Decorating around the spirits Page Cl EHS49 Collinsville 14 Belleville East 31 Alton 20 Roxana 20 Saunton 13 Page Bl Pfliwiar demand Partly j Trio opens High j paintball 47 low 29 j store PageD6 PageDl 281 50 cents October Teen guilty in fatal beating By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE A jury of two blacks and 10 whites deliberated seven hours Friday before finding Glenn of guilty of murder in the racially charged mob beating death of Richard of Wood Taylors Pearl Burnett of broke down and cried bitterly after the verdict was announced in Madison County Circuit She had to be carried from the There is no justice for black people in said Richard Duckett of a member of the National Black United which supported Taylor during the trial before Circuit Judge Lawrence Defense attorney Charles Shaw of Louis said he did nt know whether there would be an They so they might want to get somebody else for the he Shaw said the jury may have wanted to convict on some lesser I think there should have been a lesser I think the jury wanted to know if they could have found for mob Shaw Taylor was charged with felony which is mur der while participating in a forcible Mob action is a forcible prosecutors Im impressed with the work of Assistant States Attorney Don Weber and the Alton Police Department and the witnesses who came for Madison County States Attorney William Haine said after the But most of Im impressed with the courage of this a juity who stood for a clear decision as to what was right in this Haine rejected Shaws argu ment that prosecutors should have allowed the jury to con sider a lesser I See Page A7 The SMITH Firefighters from the Meadowbrook Volunteer Fire Department and the Bethalto Volunteer Fire Department responded to a barn fire Friday afternoon on Roosevelt Road near Moreland Avenue in No one was but the barn was a total Blaze destroys barn horses safe By STEVE WHITWORTH Telegraph staff writer MEADOWBROOK Fire destroyed a barn west of Meadowbrook late Friday but no injuries were and two horses that had been let out of the barn earlier in the day were The fire was reported at at the barnowned and Tina Davis in the 600 block of West Roosevelt east of Bethaltoantt west of Kelly assistant chief the Meadowbrook Volunteer Fire said the fire was reported by one tire familys was alerted to it by a passing X The Davises werenthome when the fire broke Davis She said she had let her two quarter horses out of the barn about before leaving for I See Page A7 Refinery donates used computers to schools By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer ROXANA Wood River Refining a subsidiary of Equilon Enterprises has enabled Roxanas public schools to take a big techno logical step The company has donated several used computers to Roxana High Roxana Junior High and Roxana Roxana Highs new com puter lab is home to some of the donated computer hard as is Roxana Junior Highs existing computer Wood River Refining spokeswoman Melissa Erker said the Roxana School District was just one of sev eral benefactors of the refin erys switchout initiative to upgrade its Weve been going through a computer upgrad ing and it has required us to switch out a majority of the personal computers we were using in everyday Erker Both labs are We try to focus a lot of our community outreach efforts in the area of Its rewarding to see these donat ed computers up and run and in ways which can touch so many of the youth in our See Page A7 Taco Bell returns to town Wednesday Good Morning Bulletin Board Business Classifieds Comics Horoscope Obituaries Scheibe Stocks Television By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Beginning Alton residents wont have to hurry on down to the borders of East Alton or Wood River to get their fix of Taco Bell The completely new restau rant built on the site of the old one at 70 Homer Adams Parkway will open its doors at 9 The grand opening will feature 39cent soft tacos all day Were just finishing up a couple restaurant manager Lucinda Lowe Our plan for the weekend is to clean up and stock it and be ready for The restaurant will hold a VIP sneak preview Tuesday afternoon for officials and business Inside the new building ear lier this three electri cians from Central Electric Contracting of Alton were hooking up the electronic cash registers and other Lowe was crossing her fingers that the beverage dispensers would arrive this the last major piece of equipment yet to The project is running slightly behind Demolition of the 20 yearold building that once had housed a Zantigos Mexican restaurant was delayed several Later installation of the oversized windows was postponed because all the units in the shipment arrived Also crews Contracting of Godfrey were finishing up surface work on the asphalt parking Gary Prough of project said installation of the lot took one The crews tore up the old parking graded the spread rock then applied base and surface layers of Another subcontractor installed new storm drains and curbing during the HeinzFischer of Louis is general contractor of the The building is about the same size as its which was demolished July The interior of the restaurant has a more open fin ished in several shades of pinkish buff The order counter is off to one cor Giant posters of onions and peppers add mod ern splashes of color to the dining The updated purple and white swinging logo replaced the old maroon and orange Lowe donated much of the old restaurants decora tions and fixtures to a I See Page A7 The SMITH Brian Timmermeler of Central Electric of Alton installs smoke detectors in the ceiling of the new Taco Bell on the Homer Adams Parkway The restaurant is sched uled to open   

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