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Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1999, Alton, Illinois SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Tigers fall to Collinsville 330 SOcents Partly sunny and pleasant High low 33 Page D12 Wrap up your last minute shopping great gift ideas December Section D wwwwiil Han convicted of murder By DENNIS GRUBAUGH staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Jeffrey A Ewing was convicted Friday of a 1996 Alton and on the same day Jyas charged with four other men in earlier slaying that long was con sidered a pedestrian I A Madison County Circuit Court jury took just two hours Friday to guilty of firstdegree mur fler in the shooting death of Dwight Eggie Riddlespriger of Within minutes of the a judge unsealed a suppressed indict ment charging Ewing with the Ewing charged sami murder of Antonio whose body was found on Route 367 in West is accused of acting with four other men in using a baseball feet and fists to beat Ray at a house in Two of the suspects allegedly drove Ray across the Clark Bridge and dumped his body on the northbound lanes of Route where he was struck by an Alton police Authorities are not positive when or where Ray We dont know if it was at the in the trunk on the way to the scene or on the said Detective Scott Golike of the Alton Police All of those charged Friday are in They all are identified as members of the Gangster Disciples Golike Ray was believed to have been killed in a dispute over drug he Charged in addition to Ewing are Brendon who is in Pontiac Correctional serving time in the firstdegree murder of Michael Hubbard in 1997 in Michael who is serv ing a seconddegree murder term in Graham Correctional Center for a 1996 Alton Eddie who is in fed eral lockup in Clair await ing sentencing in a federal drug case out of Ramondo who was taken into custody by Alton police on Thursday Ramondo is Eddie Alexanders Others may be charged as witness statements are Golike Rays death is the latest example of gang warfare that has plagued Alton the last few Ewing was deemed to be the head of the AltolT unit of the Gangster Eddie Alexander was his secondin Golike The victim was lying directly in the roadway and across the when he was struck by John of Bellittp told police he could not avoid him because Ray was wearing darkcol ored clothes and the area was See Page A7 Historic log cabin to be dedicated 1830s dwelling found under modern home Gary Vondrasek of Edwardsville holds a north and east German broadaxe that he used in restoration efforts on Bethalto log Vondrasek used period tools and materials to make his efforts on the cabin as authentic as possi Clark negotiations cease with Equilon By DAVE WHALEY Telegraph staff writer BETHALTO Almost two years after a house fire in the historic remains of that fire will be dedicated The fourbedroom home of Robert and Sally Sparks burned on March While pulling down sheet rock walls in the destroyed Robert Sparks discovered that the house had been built around a log cabin from the A fundraising drive among Bethalto youth resulted in more than 1 million pennies to finance the restoration of the Bethalto Log It stands next to the Bethalto Historical Museum and will be dedicated in a brief ceremony at Sunday during the Bethalto Spirit Christmas The dedication will include the unveiling of a bronze plaque describing the work that has been done on the The Bethalto Rotary Club has donated the Village Trustee Mike Dreith said he is submitting the pro ject to the Governors Home Town Awards This is the first and longest phase of the Bethalto Mayor Steve There is still a lot work to do on the windows and But weve got the story and roofing Were very happy with how it turned A lot of the thanks goes to Gary Vondrasek of a professional restoration He spent countless hours working on the upper portion of the cabin over the past few Nearly was raised in the History Makes Cents campaign through the See Page A7 3y KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer HARTFORD The parent firm of Wood River Refining announced Friday that negotiations have ceased with Glarfc USA in the proposed sale of the facility known Refinery will look elsewhere for sale locally as the Shell Equilon Enterprises LLC spokesman Dave McKinney said since Clark and Equilon signed the original letter of intent June sale negotiations slowed because of a number of detailed including the local refinery facility questions of oil supply and pro utilities and financial Equilon and Clark have been unable to reach agree ment on terms and conditions of the sale and are no longer pursuing a McKinney Equilon will continue to evaluate all options for its Wood River including a sale to another qualified See Page A7 Second pupil makes death threat at school By THOMAS WRAUMANN Telegraph staff writer tKAMPSVILLE Another Galhoun Middle School pupil was in juvenile custody for allegedly writing a death threat note in a sepa rate incident from the one ear lier this school officials said In the first a sixth grade boy was taken into cus tody Thursday morning at the Good Mornirid Bulletin C1 A4 A8 Seibert school in Kampsville after allegedly writing a note titled Death List naming 12 pupils and also saying all Calhoun School District Superintendent Terry Strauch said the second a special education was taken into custody Thursday evening after writing a note Tuesday at school threatening the life of his He was sus See Page A7 Officers fate to be made public at 21 meeting By KATHLEEN Assistant editor SOUTH ROXANA The fate of a South Roxana police sergeant who mistook a long time village resident for a sus pect in a home invasion wont be made public until the vil lage boards 21 meeting The South Roxana Village Boards Police Committee met in closed session Friday night to review the The committee examined written and verbal as well as the 35minute dispatch recording made 24 when Robert and two other officers from the South Roxana Police Department stopped Darrell outside Williams daughters The incident occurred the night before See Page A7 Beauty in winter The BADMAN An apparently confused by the continuing moderate was in full bloom Thursday at Associated Bank at 104 Homer Adams Parkway in Irises In several locations have been fooled by recent temperatures that seem more like spring than
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