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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - October 29, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Eagles triumph CM stops Roxana 31 WooHoo New Taco Bell in Alton opens The outlook Theyre back Partly cloudy j Uncle and warm high Andys at low 54 familiar site PageD8 i PageDl 287 50 cents October Sentencing today for exchief By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer EAST LOUIS Former East Alton Police Chief William Edward is expected to be sentenced in federal court this morning on two counts of receiving child pornography over the District Judge William Stiehl will preside over the dis Pleaded guilty to Internet child porn charge Initially pleading not guilty April Shewmaker changed his plea July 1 to Prosecutors said a potential witness would have testified that he electronically sent more than 100 sexually explicit images of children to One of the felony counts says Shewmaker knowingly received numerous visual depictions transported via interstate commerce over the Internet that showed a young child engaging in sexual con tact with an adult The second which Shewmaker also accepted in federal court July sought forfeiture of personal property namely computer image files that Customs spe cial agent Judy Besey discov ered during a search of Shewmakers house in The indictment alleges the incidents occurred numerous times between 31 and The maximum sentence possible on the first felony Stiehl is 15 years in prison and a The second count carries a maximum of three years supervised release and a special Shewmaker remains free on bond but since July 1 has been instructed by Stiehl not to engage in any unsupervised activity with minors or any unsupervised access to the Serving a total of 30 years as fire chief and later as police chief of East Shewmaker became acting police chief of the village in December 1988 and police chief in October He retired in June w u i The BARNES Firefighter Vmce and Sandra of the QEM Volunteer Fire Department dowse what is left of a burned out storage shed that was engulfed in flames Thursday in rural Dow in Mississippi Fire destroys two sheds in Dow By DONNA NOLAN Telegraph staff writer DOW Fire destroyed two storage sheds on the property of a rural Dow couple Thursday No injuries were authorities They said the couples home escaped Officials with the Jersey County Sheriffs Department said they received a call reporting the fire at Firefighters from the QEM Volunteer Fire Department responded to the which was at the home of Tracy and Kerry Malley at 80B East Newburn near its intersec tion with Wendle in Mississippi The Malleys werent home at the time the fire was reported by said Assistant Chief Arno List of the QEM We had lots of smoke showing from a dis List The structure was pretty much burnedout we The couples neighbors told firefighters they called authorities after hearing popping sounds from the two storage Authorities also credited a worker from Sackman who was installing a gas tank at a neighbors with reporting the Along with the sheds the fire destroyed a camping a flatbed a number of tools and some personal authorities List said fire officials were investigat ing the No cause has been determined Road rage leads to charge BY THOMAS WRAUSMANN Telegraph staff writer JERSEYVILLE A Godfrey man was charged with aggravated assault in con nection with a road rage incident Thursday in which he allegedly pointed a pistol at the driver of a tractortrailer dur ing a confrontation in The incident prompted officials with the Jerseyville Police Department to warn that motorists should avoid dealing with the aggressive behavior of their fellow dri vers and should instead contact authori ties to defuse such Gary Kallal of the Jerseyville police said the man with the William apparently had cut off the truck driver in traffic near the intersection of Illinois Route 267 and 67 in The truck driver and Stanton exchanged honking of horns and obscene gestures on the way to where a was taking items to an unnamed store at the south end of Kallal The truck driver got out of the tractortrailer and verbally con fronted Stanton about being cut who said he felt pulled out a smallcaliber pistol and told the truck driver to back which he police The gun was not and no one was The truck driver left and called who found Stanton at the Police recovered the Stanton was charged with aggravated assault and not having a firearm owners identifica tion card for the The suspect quickly posted bail and was released from the Jersey County Jail in Kallal emphasized that residents should contact law enforcement officials immediately during such Both parties reacted poorly it could have been handled a lot he Were trained to deal with did cooperate he did admit to pointing a gun and told us where it Kallal He didnt want to hurt but he went about it in a poor Kallal urged any motorist having lar problems while driving in Jerseyville to call the police station at Good Mornirig A39 Bulletin BoardA9 Wilkerson son row the Mississippi to aid brain tumor association By KATHLEEN HILL Telegraph staff writer Erik and Viktor Maklezow rowed past the River Bend area this week on their trip from to New The father and son are traveling down the Mississippi River to raise money for the American Brain Tumor Association and for 5yearold Autumn Jensen of Erik of is Ambers Viktor of New is her Autumns Katrina Jensen of said Autumn was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor at age During the months Amber was undergo ing radiation therapy and a bone marrow her grandfather would call and ask if there was anything he could He felt so Jensen Jensen said her brother Erik also wanted to He and his father came up with the idea of using the boat trip Erik wanted to make as a when my brother came up with the my father said this is something he could do for Katrina Jensen Jensen said her father and brother See Page A11 The SMITH Viktor and his son of continue their trip down the Mississippi River from Grafton in their Autumns Thursday   

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