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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 4MI4HI freer flutoBortv j For Bauer wearers costumes to a thriving Food that the business tummy Page Dl Page Bl Vol 164 No 285 50 cents The outlM Prep soccer Mostly sunny EHS tops skies and mild Alton 40 High 74 low 51 Page D10 Page Cl Wednesday October Fire destroys Cottage Hills house The BADMAN A Cottage Hills and Bethalto firefighter move in on the flames that engulfed the house attached garage and a car at 1438 Lee Ave in Cottage Hills Tuesday afternoon Renters moved out just hours earlier By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer COTTAGE HILLS A fire destroyed a recently vacated house Tuesday on Lee Street in Cottage Hills Firefighters from the Cottage Hills and Bethalto vol unteer fire departments responded about 4 to a call reporting a fire at a house at 1438 Lee just off Stanley Road The fire which appar ently started in the garage spread through most of the frame house Firefighters from the two departments worked for more than an hour before controlling the blaze Neighbors said the resi dents of the rental property recently had moved out of the house which neighbors report ed as being owned by Ken Edwards They just said Amy Courtoise a Lee Street See FIRE Page A11 St Louisan arrested in Wood River charged with murder By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer BELLEVILLE A St Louis man one of two suspects arrested last week in Wood River was charged Tuesday with firstdegree murder in the fatal shooting of a Washington Park teenager Charles M Gatlin 39 also was charged Tuesday in St Clair County Circuit Court with one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm Illinois State Police said Gatlin and Andrew Jackson 53 of Jacksonville were charged Monday in Madison County Circuit Court on sever al traffic offenses and unlaw ful possession of drugs and firearms Those charges stemmed from their arrests Thursday in Wood River Lt Terry Remelius of the State Police said Gatlin was charged by the St Clair County States Attorneys Office in connection with Thursdays shooting death of Shamonica Henley a 16year old Washington Park girl who was hit by stray gunfire as she stood on her front porch Miss Henley was shot dur ing an exchange of gunfire between several subjects while she was standing on the front porch of her residence in the 1400 block of North 47th Remelius said She was transported to St Marys Hospital in East St Louis where she died that After the shooting Oct 21 witnesses gave Washington Park police a description of a vehicle that was involved in the altercation Later that day Sgt Mark Ringering and offi cers Tom Kochan and David Shook of the Wood River Police Department spotted the vehicle near the intersection of Illinois Routes 143 and 3 and stopped the car Jackson has not been linked to the Henley killing authorities said Both suspects remain in the Madison County Jail Jackson was held in lieu of bond Gatlins bond was increased to million Tuesday in light of the first degree murder charge Alton family copes after van rams into mobile home By LINDA N WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON For Carol Graves and her sister son daughter and grandson awakening early Sunday morning to the thunderous jolt from a van crashing into their trailer in Stbreyland mobile home park was terrifying bed on which Graves 51 was sleeping slammed into a dresser at its foot and trapped her feet between the two pieces of furniture Graves headboard tumbled on top of her pictures and knickknacks dropped to the floor A hallway cabinet slid in front of her bedroom door trapping her in her room When it first happened I was hysterical I didnt know what was See FAMILY Page A11 Good Mormrig In Board Comics 08 AS in Brown Day Wet Gerecke Wtessenauer Kieninger Bckett Rolle Shuman WiHIams Wolf 17 candidates seek seat as associate judge EDWARDSVILLE Seventeen attor neys have thrown their hats in the ring for the next available associate judgeship in the 3rd Judicial Circuit They have applied for a position that will come open at years end with the retire ment of Wendell Durr of Edwardsville The winning candidate must get the vote of at least five of the nine circuit judges other wise a runoff election is necessary The candidates are Mary Margaret AlbertFritz of Godfrey a practitioner in Brighton Larry Alan Calvo a lawyer and resi dent in Granite City Thomas William Chapman a lawyer and resident in Granite City See JUDGE Page A11 Upended truck The BADMAN Alton firefighters secure an AmerenUE truck that overturned Tuesday afternoon on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Alton north of West 9th Street The truck was hauling a trailer with a trenching machine at the time of the accident The driver of the truck apparently escaped injury but the southbound lane of the road was closed until the vehicle could be uprighted   

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