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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - August 19, 2003, Alton, Illinois                                THE TELEGRAPH August 2001 SOLDIER The BARNES Alton police officer Jim Wetzsteln looks over a motorcycle Involved In a fatal crash just west of the Intersection of college and Washington avenues In A 55yearold man from Bunker Hill was killed when his motorcycle struck a Dodge mlnlvan exiting the nearby Walgreens parking CRASHES FROM PAGE A1 road for an unknown reason and struck the rear of the Police said there were no skid marks at the scene to indicate an attempt at Menzel was airlifted by an ARCH Air Medical Services helicopter to Saint Louis University A hospital spokeswoman said no condition report was available Monday evening fbr The womans daughter was pronounced dead at the Walker was not injured in the No charges have been issued so police The crash is being State Police said Walker told them she had been on the shoulder for less than five minutes and was about to set out her warning trian gle when the crash The second crash took the life of a 55yearold Bunker Hill who died Monday afternoon from head injuries he suffered when his Honda motorcycle ran into a Dodge minivan on College Avenue in Upper Authorities said John Rhoades died at Alton Memorial Hospital emer gency room before a heli copter could take him to a Louis hospital for treat ment of his The crash occurred at Authorities said Rhoades was wearing a Police Chief Chris Sullivan of the Alton Police Department said Rhoades was riding his motorcycle heading west in the westbound lane of College when the white minivan pulled out of the Walgreens parking lot onto College Avenue in front of the Rhoades reportedly hit the falling off the motorcycle face down in the Driver of the 2002 Caravan Edward of was alone and Sullivan Someone called 911 and Alton Fire Department paramedics resuscitated Rhoades at the and Alton Memorial Ambulance Service took the victim to Alton Memorial where he Police cited Bohnwagner with failure to yield from a private lnweller@hotmall.com shawnclubb@hotmall.com FROM PAGE A1 I can remember when life was really easy and we did nt worry about things like Denny We had our ups and but we remained friends through junior high and high Thats a time when many friends grow but not We stayed and all of that has been taken Ben Weaver was a child hood friend of Bushs and a teammate on the East Alton Wood River High School foot ball Weaver was in Ohio for his brothers wedding when the Bush family received the He did not find out until the following Its still kind of to know that someone your own age is Weaver Its weird seeing some one I know like Everything he he did with everything he Matt always gave 100 percent no matter what he was whether it was football or Deann Matthews was also serving in Iraq as a private in the Armys 101st Were all hanging in but this is not some thing you cope with immedi she It will take us some Family and friends said if one word could have defined the young it was His Randy and Barbara and his friends all had high hopes for the young RandfV Bush said his son planned on staying in the Army and going to Bushs friends never lost faith in I know he would have made something of himself if he wouldve been given the Denny During the funeral pro a line of car inat seemingly stretched fou er followed an escort pro vided by officers from Wood River Department and MI Madison County Bush was buried full military honors Carter south of Carrollton iv cemetery contains mam i the relatives in Bushs family with some gravestones dating back to the During a short gravesid Army personnel honored the private with a 21shot salute and a single soldier playing Thomas Bostick traveled to tlv funeral from Fort representing Gen Peter the Army chief of staff Bostick is the assistant commander of the Armys First Cavalry Since the beginning of the war this past Bostick has been to four services for fallen traveling coast to None has been Its times like this that cuts across the fabric of Bostick But it also makes you proud about this countrys young Hes a hero in my Randy Bush said the publics interest in his sons death has gone a long way in our hearts and that it was the kind words and deeds of the communi ty that helped them through a tough We want everybody to understand what weve had to go through with this he I dont want any family to suffer through what we lefftobln 11 com CHARGES FROM PAGE A1 The charges also alleged that on the same damaged a padlock door of a freezer at the Suttles residence and crimi nally trespassed on Suttles Last Moreth filed an additional charge accusing McAfee of sexual conduct with an animal on either 6 or In this the owner of horse was not being The Macoupin cases were investigated by Chesterfield Police Chief Bob McAfee did confess to criminal damage to property and to having sexu al conduct with the horses in each of the cases filed against Berrey He said he does not antici pate further charges being Corey Suttles whose land is adjacent to the said the pair called Berrey after finding a hay bale on cigarette and the freezer broken McAfee has remained in the Greene County Jail on bond since his July 9 He is scheduled for an arraignment on the Greene County charges on 25 and is scheduled to appear in Macoupin County Court on Governor signs bill extending earned income tax credit AP Illinois working poor can still take advantage of a break on their income Rod Blagojevich on Monday signed into law a measure that extends the earned income tax credit The credit was started three years ago to help fami lies who struggle to make ends meet but bring in too much money to qualify for other The break gives a state tax credit of up to 5 percent of a similar federal which can mean a savings of up to a LOTTERIES Illinois Monday Pick Three Midday Pick Three Evening Pick Four Midday Pick Four Evening Little Lotto Estimated Lotto jackpot million Missouri Monday Pick Three Pick Four Show Me 5 The governor also signed a measure providing pay for state employees who are serving on active military It was expected to help about The credit cost the state mil lion in tax revenue last according to an estimate from the state Department of The credit will cost the state about million this lawmakers because they added a provision to make it That will save the state from a potential loss of million in federal welfare The governor also signed a measure providing pay for state employees who are serving on active military And he approved a pilot program that allows Chicago schools to take troublemak ing students on tours of state prisons to discourage bad the latest charge on I told Greene County States Attorney Elliott Turpin that I dont want him to even consider a plea bar gain in this horse owner Steve Barnes said Monday prior to McAfees court I sure dont want to see him walk ing out of here after what he has done not just to my but to horses through out our if he manages to get he sure wont be walking for very Don another rural area horse Bollini and several other area horse owners have been SHAKES FROM PAGE A1 Even at tradi tionally a slower time of day for most the restau rant nearly was It had opened its doors for the first time at 10 The gleaming white build ing is the chains design proto The exterior bricks have a textured stucco appearance and the building has nostalgic glass touches of black in its decor and neon signs to give it feel of a classic diner of decades The restaurant replaces the 29 Steak n Shake that sat on the same site until last Corporate officials said the old restaurant was but and so they wanted to replace it with a modern On the restaurant interior was decorated festive ly with bright red balloons that matched its As with its other Steak n Shake diners can see the grill staff cook their sizzling burgers if they sit on one of the Jane Blotevogel and her son both of said they were pleased with both the service and the I think it was she It tasted great and the service was Its real ly pretty with all the David Blotevogel said he was glad he didnt have to wait for a Everything at each court appearance to show support of Barnes and to impress the court with the seriousness of the For they have been meeting among comparing notes on the dis unexplained events involving their horses that have occurred in the last 20 McAfee resides with his Pete and Pat in rural an area that crosses into sections of all three We have had trouble with McAfee for almost 20 years on our Macoupin family Jerseyville resident Bob Wilson said Monday fol lowing McAfees preliminary We even had charges filed in Macoupin County when our renters actually saw him in the act with one of the but McAfees parents told the police they were on vacation at the time of the incident and that McAfee was with so the case had to be None of McAfees family members would comment in court on McAfees courtappointed public Charles declined The Telegraphs request for an interview with I do not believe it would be appropriate for Kevin McAfee or myself to com ment at this Theivagt Greene County States Attorney Elliott Turpin called only one witness Greene County Deputy Sheriff Bob who investigated the death of Steve Barnes named McMillen said McAfee never would tell him why he wanted to tie the mare to the fence He told me how he went to the then tied the horse to the and he said he hadnt wished the animal to McMillen maggletiorman@hotmall.com The BARNES The grand opening of the rebuilt Steak n Shake on Homer Adams Parkway In Alton lured a full house on The gleaming white building Is the chains design slightly bigger that the out dated location that was razed back In was so he said of the sparkling new The restaurants General Manager Jon Cobb said he was pleased that the Steak n Shake was busy all day long on its first day They were its been he said of the We have a super strong backing The main entrance to the new restaurant faces east toward Alby Street the old restaurants main doors had faced south toward Homer Adams Cobb said the new restau rants preparation line in back of the restaurant is we have an extra grill and an extra dressing table that holds fixings for the The new restaurant seats 97 diners and its drivethrough window is open 24 hours a Cobb said the menu is the same as with exception of three seasonal milkshake flavors that the chain is pro moting in the Also new is the hiring of a hostess to greet diners dur ing hours that the dining room is The restaurant had 30 employees when it closed last with 15 to 20 of those workers planning to Cobb He said the restau rant is up to about 100 full and parttime employees and he still is taking applications from people looking for The which opened its first restaurant in 1934 in is based in There are 412 restaurants in 19   

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