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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - December 26, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                Teeing off Tigers sweep AllArea golf Page Bl Family tradition M Agles follows Blathers ijofeteps in Srpeting business f PageDl Appealing to young The Echo tries the most ofconsumers money Paged The outlook Partly sunny and High 43 low 20 i v I PageDS orniift In 01 i A4 B8 A6 Williamson TIIKT 345 Serving The River Bend Since 1836 December f Baby fights to beat odds Sue Connolly of Edwardsville holds her Madison 6 months WednesdayIwadisonls blinded paralyzed from the waist down from being shaken allegedly by her Shaken girl proving doctors wrong so far By DEBORAH BATES Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Ray and Sue Connolly have one wish for the new year they want their 6monthold grand Madison to even though her doctors have said she never Its not Madison already has proved doctors When she was two months she was shak en by her She was on life support for 12 Madisons Kim and grandparents were told the brain damage was so severe that Madison never would have a distin guished cry like other They were told she never would hold her head up on her They were told she would do nothing but lie her heart and her lungs And they were told she never would But Madison does have a See Page A11 Rams try to stay on track today Team go home By WARREN MAYES Telegraph sports editor LOUIS With a play off berth and the homefield advantage wrapped Rams coach Dick Vermeil said he knows just one way to go about business The Rams 122 will tain the Bears 68 at noon in the World would giye the Rams an 80 mark at home this season Everyone wants to talk about how were to play this game and all that kind of Vermeil Ive been around this league for a number of starting in and then I was out of it in college and out of it in broad But theres only one way to prepare for a football and thats to prepare to Thats the only This will be the consecutive Season that the Rams and Bears have played each The have won three games apiece in the last six This the Rams have won six consecutive games since losing backtoback road games to the Tennessee Titans and Detroit We have momentum and after losing two in a we set a goal eight in a Vermeil Were going to try to do Well do what fits best with our That Vermeil hinted the regulars may not play the entire Were going to play it to win with anybody that goes in See Page A11 Christmas dinner The BARNES Frank Hurd of Betnalto picks a dessert Saturday from the many selections as Carla a prepares a dinner for a homebound residence during the Christmas dinner at College Avenue Presbyterian Church in Page A10 x The BARNES The coffin of Madison County Circuit Judge Lawrence Keshner is carried from St Ambrose Catholic Church in guilty mourned judge By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Quanotho Kyles believes two pairs of eyes are looking down on him from One belongs to the brother he killed last year in a fit of The other belongs to Madison County Circuit Judge Lawrence I pray that Keshner and my baby brother Pierre are Theyll both make great friends for all other angels to said Madison County Jail inmate from Such is the regard that peo See Page A11 Kidnapping of banker landed six in jail By DAVE WHALEY Telegraph staff writer On the evening of July banker and meat packer August Luer and his wife were enjoying a quiet time in their Washington Avenue That quiet was broken when two men and a woman came to the door asking to use the Within sec o n d s Helena was knocked and August was seized and taken away by With one of the more lurid local stories of the century a prominent Alton businessman with a history of heart was missing 1SH for almost a the victim of a kidnapping in which a ransom of was report edly It was believed that the kidnapping was done to collect money for outofbusiness bootleggersin the days immediately after the repeal of The Telegraph published the first extra edition in its history on July when Luer was released by his kidnappers on a roadside near Collinsville after being held in a basement near Madison for several The identity of the See Page A11   

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