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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 JBJBr4 4BJBL Real dream Bluff City Cafe to open today Page Dl On the iiriif iron i Greenfield set to battle j in playoffs PageBl i Sunny and j The Green Tree pleasant High Inn offers low 46 unique rooms PageD6 pageci 295 50 cents November End to child support chaos sought DEBORAH L BATES Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLEState Jay Hoffman and Madison County Circuit Clerk Matt Melucci announced Friday they are requesting an immediate remedy to the chaos caused by a new statewide program for dis bursement of child support Return job to county two ask state and Melucci said they will ask the state of Illinois to temporarily return child support disburse ment system responsibilities to the county level until the prob lems have been ironed Hoffman said that on any given there could be between and checks that are We need to get children their and we need to get them Hoffman Weve gotten call after call after day after from custodial parents who are not receiving the needed he This is an emergency situation that we need to call on the governor to act on immedi ately and allow the clerks to col lect the funds for the disburse ment Since a central state dis bursement center took over the duties several custodial parents have not received their child support checks or have seen significant Theyre talking about inability to pay important bills such as utilities and buy ing paying daycare ser Melucci Its quite I See PageA The BADMAN McKinley School thirdgrader Greg salutes members of the Alton High School Junior ROTC program as they perform a drill Friday during a Veterans Day presentation in the school Assembly teaches pupils about Veterans Day By DAVE WHALEY Telegraph staff writer ALTON McKinley School pupils got a sixday head start on Veterans Day during an assembly The schools morning assembly featured a perfor mance by the Junior ROTC of Alton High on hand was Flo mother of two McKinley Vets give personal view of military School who also is a veteran of the Persian Gulf Ceppenati is a flight nurse in the Air Force although she did not go to the Persian Gulf for the 199091 she flew all around the helping transport casualties after they arrived back in the United We flew into and out of Andrews Air Force Base near quite a Ceppenati It was a lot of hard and were proud of what we Ceppenati showed the pupils slides of the DC9 on which she usually flies with the 932nd Air Medical Evacuation Ive made friends for life in the Air Force she Ive been in every as well as Its hard but we have also had a lot of Although the oldest grade school pupils can barely even remember the Persian Gulf they received an appre ciation of what veterans mean to the Several par ents and grandparents of pupils who are veterans were special guests at Fridays These veterans have had a lot of fun and exciting See PageA Pickets take heart Bev Farm ready to work By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer GODFREY News that contract talks might be forth coming appeared to invigorate strikers marching in front of Beverly Farm Carrying signs and chanti ng familiar slogans Thursday as they have done for nearly four the strikers walked briskly in a circle near an entrance to the home for developmentally disabled 6301 Humbert a metal burning barrel contained a smoky fire that provided them some A pile of logs and scrap wood along Humbert Road near their shelter gave the appearance that their strike could last into colder Im hoping to get back in there and said striker Chris Robinson of who is a direct care Robinson said he misses going to work and the residents he used to tend at the I worry about the resi dents getting the proper care they he Robinson said he believes the residents will remember him when he returns to Members of the American Federation of County and Municipal Employees See Page A7 Teen charged in meth lab case By THOMAS WRAUSMANN Telegraph staff writer JERSEYVlLLE Jason Carter of faces felony charges stemming from his September arrest while allegedly gathering sup plies in Jersey County for a methamphetamine has been Missourian to be tried in Jersey County charged with unlawful chemi cal breakdown of an illicit sub a fairly new state law that allows prosecution for possessing a number of mate rials that go into making ille gal said officials with the Jersey County Sheriffs A pretrial hearing for Carter is scheduled for 9 17 in Jersey County Circuit Court in said officials with the Jersey County Circuit Clerks His case is listed on the 7 jury trial although the actual trial date could officials Carter is free from Jersey County Jail in Jerseyville after posting 10 percent of He was arrested about 18 by Deputy Kent a newly trained patrolman with the Jersey County Sheriffs at the junction of Illinois See PageA Good Morning Bulletin Board Classifieds Comics Horoscope Obituaries Weber Stocks Television Witnesses in killing charged By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Authorities have charged three people with lying during the investigation into the killing of Kenneth Spann during a robbery last month at the private club in Alton where he worked as a security Dorene of is charged with per jury for allegedly falsely claiming she had not seen or talked to the Valdez Lamont of for three A grand jury in Madison County Circuit Court issued an indictment Thursday against See PageA Shadowland The BADMAN RCS Construction employee Arthur Hinton cleans sections of retaining wall Friday in the 2400 block of Seminary Street in Many hillside homes require retaining walls before street resurfacing can be fin   

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