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Alton Telegraph Newspaper Archive: December 10, 1999 - Page 1

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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - December 10, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 liliys Drivein Restaurant adds dining room Girls hoop v Marquette beats Southwestern PageDl Page Bl Mostly sunny and High 46 low 30 Page 329 50 cents December Chief backs sergeant FORA FELONY STOP South Roxana officer acted appropriately in mistaken identity report says The BADMAN South Roxana Police Chief Dennis and Jack Stalcup answer questions at a press conference Thursday about allegations of misconduct by Robert By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer SOUTH ROXANA Police Chief Dennis Carpenter said Thursday he believed a sergeant with his department acted appropriately while stopping a village resident mistaking him for a suspect in a home Carpenter held a news con ference to release the findings of an investigation by the South Roxana Village Boards Police Committee into allega Inquiry option up to agency Page C1 tions made by Darrell a longtime vil lage Although the final recom mendation is expected to come tonight from the villages Police Carpenter said Thursday that written and verbal as well as the 35minute dispatch prove that Robert did not behave in an inappropriate The incident occurred the night before After receiving a dispatch call concerning an armed home invasion suspect who reported ly planned to return to an Illinois Avenue house and harm its Coles and two other officers stopped based on a descrip See Page A7 Juror is dismissed from case Man in court during murder trial followed her she tells judge By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer ED WARDS VILLE A female juror in a highprofile Alton murder case was dis missed Thursday after telling a judge that a man in the court gallery had followed her home the previous A second female juror also expressed concerns about safety Thursday but said she was not intimidated enough to quit the case involving Jeffrey Associate Judge James Hackett allowed the second juror to remain on the Thirteen jurors one is an alternate are scheduled to hear closing arguments this morning in Madison County Circuit Ewing is charged with firstdegree murder for allegedly supplying a 9mm pistol that was used by Clifton of Alton to kill Dwight Eggie Riddlespriger of Alton on the parking lot of Petes Lounge in the early morning Ewing also charged with conspiracy to commit murder for plotting to kill Wheeler and Angela Jirden of Alton I See Page A7 Good a Mornirig Bulletin C2 Horoscope Obituaries Washington Scoreboard Television Comforting hug The BADMAN Officer Rick White of the Wood River Police Department hugs and comforts 3yearold Tyreese Ellis of who was an occupant in one of two cars that collided about Thursday at South 6th Street and Madison Avenue in Wood At least two people were taken to hospitals after the one of many reported around the area during Thursdays rainy Ryan urged to sign pension bill By DEBORAH BATES and SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writers EDWARDSVILLE Recent reports that George Ryan wont sign a bill to reform a controversial pen sion plan may be just but legislators arent leaving anything to The which has been approved in both the House and the has not yet reached the governors ttlTTe certainly arent VV going to let any grass grow under our feet on this State Evelyn Bowles DEdwardsville After it he has 60 days to review it before signing or vetoing the The current state law allows officials to combine their parttime salaries with their highest government even though they may have held the higherpay ing jobs for a short The loophole has increased pen sions for these creating an increase of more than in pensions for Madison County taxpayers to pay next Alan a Madison County Board said he is encouraging other board ARMED HOME INVASION SUSPECT Pull police car over at a 45 degree angle toward the street If officer is use the engine block of police car as a shield Draw your a If two or three officers pres approach suspects car from the right side Order suspect to show his toss Jiis keys out with left hand and get out of car with hands raised Order suspect to lie on the face first Handcuff the suspect Run a check on his drivers license and license plate SOURCE Illinois State Police Death list in school accused of writing By THOMAS WRAUMANN Telegraph staff writer KAMPSVILLE A sixth grader who allegedly a note titled Death Calhoun Middle School was taken into custody by juvenile authorities but 100 concerned par ents took their children home for the day The who gave the note to a teacher late was in the hands of juvenile authorities by the time school started said Terry Calhoun school The boy admitted writing the Strauch The with 12 first names and last also said all Strauch Principal Mike Roth con tacted the 12yearolds legal guardians and met with them and the boy before school opened Thursday then took them to his Troopers from Illinois State Police District 18 and officers from the Calhoun County Sheriffs Department arrived as school There were no just the Strauch After school dozens of frightened parents who had heard about the note arrived at the The parents See Page A7 See Page A7   

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