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   Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 11, 2008, Alton, Illinois                                MILESTONE VICTORY UNKIND chop down Christmas tree HARDY IN HARDIN Centenarian thrives on rural life Our EVERYDAY LIFELONG DREAM Gillespie native will perform with Rockettes at the Fox TELEGRAPH 50 332 Serving the River Bend since 1836 December 2008 Governor ignores call to resign Blagojevich warned he will not be allowed to appoint senator CHICAGO AP His career in Illinois Rod Blagojevich clung defiantly to power ignoring a call to step down from President elect Barack Obama and a warn ing that Senate Democrats will not let him appoint a new sena tor from the Everyone is calling for his said Barbara Flynn a leader in the Illinois Senate like the a One day after Blagojevichs fellow Illinois politicians sought to avoid the taint of Jesse Jackson said at a news conference in Washington that he was Senate Candidate 5 in the govern ments criminal complaint a man Blagojevich was secretly recorded as saying might be willing to pay money to gain appointment to Obamas vacant Senate Jackson said he had been assured by prosecu tors he was not a target of the See Page A7 Associated Press Illinois Rod leaves his home through a back alley a day after he was arrested on federal corruption Blagojevich gave no sign he was contemplating Quinn has battled with Blagojevich CHICAGO AP Patrick Quinn doesnt like Rod And the feeling is The two havent spoken in more than a Quinn has called Blagojevich petty and vindictive for slashing money to the offices of state officials whove disagreed with Hes pushed for an amendment to allow the recall of constitutional aimed at the And he says Blagojevich arrested Quinn See Page A7 Plans put on hold Hospital expansion delayed after potential partner backs out By JILL MOON The Telegraph ALTON Construction suddenly halted this week on the million Saint Anthonys Health System expansion when a poten tial partner backed Springfieldbased Hospital HeaHh System or and Saint Anthonys jointly released a statement Wednesday that they were terminat ing plans to affiliate the two This was the deci HSHS spokesman Dave Urbanek said when contacted by The We are dis as stated in the press The two systems began talk of collaborating last with HSHS sign ing a letter of intent to assume sole sponsorship of Saint Anthonys Health HSHS President and Chief Executive See Page A7 j FLIGHT PATTERN The BADMAN It was a crazy air pattern Wednesday behind the Fisca gas station in west as hundreds of Canada geese took off at the same The geese had been gathered along the side of an embankment until a great blue heron took flight from the shore and startled Bunker Hill man gets 12year sentence By SANFORD SCHMIDT The Telegraph EDWARDSVILLE A Bunker Hill man may be out of prison in less than four years after he originally was charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of home inva sion for beating a man he caught in bed with his May serve only four years under deal with prosecutors Gregory of the 13000 block of Catholic Springs was sen tenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday by Madison County Circuit Judge Richard but his plea bar gain provides that he may get one day off his sentence for every good day he which could cut his sentence in Maynard also was given credit for 803 days served in the Madison County which would cut the remaining time to less than four See Page Ay Maynard Partly cloudy HIGH LOW 25 DRAWING BY KATK WOODLAND SCHOOL AREA LOTTERY NATION TELEVISION ACCENT Lewis and Clark reenactors at Camp River Dubols y Catch the latest news updates as you go about your daily errands attontelegraph THETELECRAPHUcom BlOG Dennis How much longer for his the PUBLISH YOUR STUB We want your SUGGESTIONS Tell us how to improve our Web site and you From The City Deslc Ueauis U Editor News and Sports photos not available anywhere else Withers Enroll today COMMUNITY COLLEGE   

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