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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - November 10, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 snorts AllArea i girls tennis i Kitchen uvw Fish flies as favorite Paged Page Bl 299 50 cents Tlia auitanfc Ilrt Dolls Partly sunny i Celebrating and High Gene Fan 73 low 45 Appreciation 31 Day Page Dl November 1999 The SMITH Eva Faust of Bunker Hill found a spot on the Lewis and Clark Community College campus to study between classes Short sleeves were the rule as temperatures climbed into the Autumn falls to summer heat Warm weather brought to us by La Nina By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph Staff Writer ALTON A warm mass of southern air is pushing the autumn heat toward record temperatures this week across the The unseasonably warm weather this week is nearing record temperatures set 15 to 60 years said Vince a meleorologisl at the Louis National Weather The temperature soared to 80 degrees just short of the 81degree record tem perature set Acquaviva The Tuesday afternoon temperature gradually climbed to 77 one degree short of the record high of 78 degrees set The Pacific Ocean current Record high temperatures were recorded on these dates B5 degrees degrees 1989 Today degrees 1982 Thursday 1971 Friday FORECAST FOR THIS WEEK Saturday Sunday Partly sunny Sunny and warm Sunny and warm Mostly sunny Mostly cloudy High High low 46 High low 48 High low 47 High low 45 La Nina is causing a large warm air mass to move north through the Acquaviva The dry air will hang over Alton and Louis through The temperature will climb into the 70s today through moving close to record tempera tures for the second week of Acquaviva The record temperature for today is 79 set The record for is 85 degrees in and the record for Friday is 79 degrees on Acquaviva The Indian summer of October and November has been unusually warm and very Acquaviva The dry monlhs of October and November have dropped the moisture level below normal for the he About inches of moisture has been recorded this year through below the normal inches for the first 10 months of the Acquaviva Heavy rain and ice raised the moislure level five inches above normal for Ihe first three months of Acquaviva The rainfall stayed slightly above normal for the year unlil late when a 100 degree dry spell parched the soil in lawns and The late summer and fall have been extremely Acquaviva Revenge called motive in slaying By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Witnesses say an Alton teen ager whose skeletal remains were found in Godfrey in 1995 was killed in retribution for robbing Ihe man who is now charged wilh his Possible motives for the June slaying of Nekemar Pookie Pearson were suggested during the Witness tells of seeing defendant shoot victim opening day of the first degree murder trial of James Raven of Alton in Madison County Circuit Perhaps the most damag ing testimony came from Clifton a convicted murderer who claims he saw Evans fire a 9 mm pistol into Pearsons naked which was left in a wooded area off Pierce not far from Rolling Hills Golf During his Wheeler stared straight at only looking away when asked to identify Evans was convicted in August of conspiracy to commit murder for a plot he hatched while in Madison County Jail to kill Wheeler and Alton tavern owner Lester Warr of whom he thought could lie him to Pearsons In addition to prosecutor Keith Jensen called 11 other Tuesday to build his case See Page A11 Page D8 Beverly Farm talks resume Negotiations are first in four months By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff wnler GODFREY Representatives from Beverly Farm Foundation and the American Federation of County and Municipal who had gone four months without negotiating for a sat down together Tuesday to resume where they left off July Buddy an AFSCME Council 151 regional attorney Ross Friedman of Louis and fed eral mediator Roger Hendrix met for about fourandahalf hours at the Federal Mediations and Conciliation Services Building in west Louis Steve human resources director at Beverly was at the building but did not sit in on the said Monte executive director at Beverly attorney for the home for developmentally dis abled 6301 Humbert consulted with Patsaros from lime to Welker They primarily talked about sidebar Welker reviewing where the pre vious talks had left off July before AFSCMEs strike against the which began July Welker declined to discuss the talks Peter another regional director of AFSCME Council said Hendrix ordered the two sides not to discuss Tuesdays nego tiations and also declined com Participants set a tentative dale for a second meeting Last three judges from the 7fh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago issued an injunction forcing Beverly Farm Foundation to recognize See Page A11 Going up The SMITH John superintendent at Riverbend Contractors in climbs a ladder to make a final check of the 28 foot lighthouse installed Tuesday at the Alton A beacon light will be installed in the top of the lighthouse later this Good Morning Bulletin Board Classifieds Horoscope Obituaries Woods Scoreboard Stocks Television GrandPas economic impact called positive By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer ALTON Business leaders across town agree that the economic impact created by GrandPas has been The locally owned discount store opened its doors at 2600 Value City buys discount store Homer Adams Parkway in October Value City Department Stores announced Monday it has pur chased the Alton GrandPas store and 14 others in the met ropolitan Louis Mayor Don who many credit as the individual who worked the hardest to bring GrandPas to said the continued presence of a discount goods store at this sile has been a real plus for 1 think GrandPas has had a tremundous impact on the city of Sandidge said When we first heard Venture was we put out and we were able to attract The fact See Page A11   

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