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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - November 27, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 On the ice Blues shut out Sabers PageBl I 31650 cents A quiet night i off the i beaten path Page Cl j The fititf Partly cloudy and mild high low 38 Page D6 Giving back to their community Page Dl November Death penalty dered By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Attorneys who try capital mur der cases in Illinois may one day have to meet minimum standards before they can rep resent or prosecute a defen That is one of several changes to the death penalty process being recommended Minimum standards for lawyers in such cases proposed i i by a special judicial commit tee appointed earlier this year by the Illinois Supreme The court is asking the which includes two Madison County to get more input on its lengthy report by holding several pub lic Even the best system can be improved Chief Justice Charles Freeman But improvements can not be made without the dis semination of constructive and critical The court is not united in its Justice James who in April disagreed with the rest of the court on the need to form the now says the committee should not be the overseer of the public While I agree that public hearings should be held on these those hear most should not be conducted by this self same Heiples opinion After this committee of judges has already studied the matter and made its With all due would any litigant in a case want to appear before a tribunal that had already announced its decision in his case The committee should have gotten input from law defense attorneys and others before making its Heiple The court has other com mittees that could have han dled the he In Heiple referred to the committees formation as a public relations gesture by I See Page A9 LCCC agree on contract Fiveyear pact longest ever approved at college By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer GODFREY Accelerated negotiations between Lewis and Clark Community College and the colleges faculty association have cul minated in a fiveyear contract the longest contract ever approved at the The LCCC Board of Trustees has voted to approve the the last step in an accelerated negotiation process that began more than a month The faculty associa tion approved the agreement 16 by a threetoone Its important that weve been able to reach this said Dale college Now that we have a sense of where M IN OW that we have were can n a sense of where were going with labor we can concentrate on strategic plans to move the institution t i on wheearde very Dale Chapman proud of LCCC president We think it is a winwin situation for the college and the fac The colleges current contract with the fac ulty association does not expire until June The new contract is effective from July until the end of the summer term in The contract includes annual salary increas es averaging percent for the schools 80 full time faculty Staff and managers will receive the same percentage salary increases as The agreement also includes guidelines for the development of Internetbased a new provision in faculty The terms encourage faculty members to create these new courses and include provisions to allow Internet classes to progress with lower enroll I See Page A9 Let the shopping begin Holiday shoppers form a line to wait for their turn Friday at the K B Toy and Hobby Shop at Alton The SMITH The SMITH Sue Johnson of Alton pushes her cart and carries her bags after an early Friday morn ing stop at Kmart on the Homer Adams Pokemonrush brings out the early birds Great beginning of season By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON More than 500 shoppers lined up in front of the Alton Target at Friday awaiting the stores 7 Within an hour of Target customer service representatives had handed out all contest entry The forms were to be given to the first guests and offered chances to win a Pokemon backpack and scoot Lance store said the stream of shoppers stayed consistent through out the morning and Target is one of many stores reporting large sales volumes on the official first day of the holiday shopping Weve had a great beginning of the See Page A9 Good Morning Bulletin Board AS C6 Horoscope Westerhpld C2 Television Woman arrested in Thanksgiving fraud By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer ALTON A woman who falsely told several grocery stores she was collecting food for churches was arrested by Alton police on Thanksgiving Mary Ann of New began her fraudu lent collection of the more than worth of hams and roasts 10 and 11 in Alton police Told grocers she needed donated meat for churches Alton police Detective Jake Simmons said Thomas first visited Sinclairs Grocery Store in Jerseyville claiming to be a member of the Peace United Church of Christ who was picking up donated meat to serve at the churchs Thanksgiving meal for the The following Simmons Thomas trav eled to the Jerseyville Shop n falsely representing her self as a member of the com munitys United Methodist she retrieved more than in meats from the grocery Thomas scam continued 13 and 14 in Alton as she represented herself as a mem ber of Tabernacle Baptist swindling the Alton Shop n Save out of more than in meats that were sup posed to feed hungry commu nity members at a holiday police A Shop n Save security camera posted at the Alton store recorded Thomas as she committed the Simmons and it was the quick work of the stores security department along with an Alton police officers efforts See PageA9   

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