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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Labor of SfflMe Residents open their homes for visitors Prep taps Tigers lose season opener to Granite City Page Bl f he Chance of rain and High 63 low 44 Page D6 323 50 cents December a warier Get close to home Page Dl Hepatitis A cases hit 68 for year By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE The Madison County Health Department announced Friday it has identified a fifth county resident who was infected with hepatitis A because of dining at the Market Street Deli in Downtown raising the total number of hepatitis A Fifth county resident infected at Louis deli cases in the county this year to The latest five county hepatitis A cases apparently are linked to several other people who reportedly con tracted the disease by eating at the Louis restaurant between 15 and The 68 cases in Madison County this year represent an increase from the 1998 total of 20 reported According to data provided by the Illinois Department of Public 51 cases were reported in Madison County in 12 in and nine in Carl chief of com municable disease control for the state said the dramatic rise and fall of the number of cases from year to year is not uncommon for hepatitis A There is probably one major factor that causes hepatitis A to occur in a cycli cal Langkop Once a person is infected with hepatitis it provides lifelong When a population is exposed to hepatitis a number of peo ple become and the number of susceptible people drops below the normal When a large section of the population builds up immuni thenumber of cases of infection As new members are added to the See Page A7 The BADMAN Pokemon trading which are extremely popular with grade schoolage are at the heart of the Pokemon frenzy in retail sales across the The cards feature childrens favorite Pokemon characters from the popular television cartoon series and recently released Pokemon leading the way Retailers report business is good By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer Its no secret to most Christmasshopping parents that anything Pokemon is extremely hard to come Whether youre searching for Pokemon packs of 11 cards or single Pokemon cards rec ognized as uncommon or retailers are echoing the same message be check and you still may be able to locate cards or acces sories decorated by these wildly popular animated crea Retailers say that if the Pokemon craze is any indica tion of this years overall retail shopping it looks for major department I See Page A7 Murdersuicide confirmed in death of exwife Documents support officer says By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Deputies with the Madison County Sheriffs Department said further investigation confirms their original theory that William killed his for mer then took his own Tina Masterson was found dead of multiple gunshot and William Masterson was found dead of a single gunshot wound to the Sunday afternoon in the estranged couples house at 1110 East Drive in Cottage Madison County Coroner Dallas Burke said autopsies confirmed gunshot wounds as the cause of death of both vic An inquest will be scheduled next she Other evidence gathered at the house confirms the murdersuicide said Don Spaul of the Madison County Sheriffs We found documents that are consistent with the theo Spaul The Mastersons had been divorced for several years but were attempting to rec authorities Their Corey forced his way into the house Sunday after he received a tele phone call from a sister who said that Tina failed to show up at The son entered the house and found the bodies in the Colorful attraction Good Morning Bulletin Board A6 Comics jrtorpscope White Television The BADMAN The Spirit of the second of two floating entertainment centers for the Alton Belle Casinos new landing was moved into place Friday on the Alton where it will serve customers of the Some people have com plained about the brightly colored which draw the attention of people crossing into Alton on the Clark Guilty plea brings nineyear sentence By THOMAS WRAUSMANN Telegraph staff writer JERSEYVILLE One of two men arrested in March for bringing drugs from Mexico into the area pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to Mexico native brought drugs into area nine years in Maximino a native of pleaded guilty in Jersey County Circuit Court to unlawful delivery of a con trolled substance and traffick ing of a controlled plus criminal drug Jersey County States Attorney Richard Ringhausen said Diaz was sentenced to nine years in state prison by Jersey County Circuit Judge Thomas Diaz was arrested with Travis Mayes of Granite City in the Jersey County town of south of I See Page A7   

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