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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 11, 2008, Alton, Illinois MILESTONE VICTORY • Krumwiede relishes 300th career win UNKIND CUT* Thievc ~ chop clownchristmas tree HARDY IN HARDIN • Centenarian thrives on rural life V Mr* ■ ^ _i ¥ rn. LIFELONG DREAM Gillespie native will perform with Rockettes at the Fox ACCENT/B1 50 CENTS-Vol. 173, No. 332 Thursday, December ll, '2008 Governor ignores call to resign Blagojevich warned he will not be allowed to appoint senator CHICAGO (AP) — His career in shreds, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich clung defiantly to power Wednesday, ignoring a call to step down from Presidentelect Barack Obama and a warning that Senate Democrats will not let him appoint a new senator from the state. “Everyone is calling for his head,” said Barbara Flynn Currie, a leader in the Illinois Senate and, like the governor, a Democrat. One day after Blagojevich’s arrest, fellow Illinois politicians sought to avoid the taint of scandal-by-association. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. said at a news conference in Washington that he was Senate Candidate 5 in the government’s criminal complaint — a man Blagojevich was secretly recorded as saying might be willing to pay money to gain appointment to Obama’s vacant Senate seat. Jackson said he had been assured by prosecutors he was not a target of the See BLAGOJEVIC^ Page A7 Quinn has battled with Blagojevich Associated Press Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, center, leaves his home through a back alley wednesday, a day after he was arrested on federal corruption charges. Blagojevich gave no sign he was contemplating resigning. CHICAGO (AP) - Lt. Gov. Patrick Quinn doesn’t like Gov. Rod Blagojevich. And the feeling is mutual. The two haven’t spoken in more than a year. Quinn has called Blagojevich “petty and vindictive” for slashing money to the offices of ouinn state officials who’ve disagreed with him. He’s pushed for an amendment to allow the recall of constitutional officers, aimed at the governor. And now, he says Blagojevich — arrested See QUINN, 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 $70 million Saint Anthony s Health System expansion when a potential partner backed out. Springfield-based Hospital Sisters Health System, or HSHS, and Saint Anthony’s jointly released a statement Wednesday that they were terminating plans to affiliate the two systems. “This was the decision,” HSHS spokesman Dave Urbanek said when contacted by The Telegraph. “We are disappointed, as stated in the press release.” The two systems began talk of collaborating last summer, with HSHS signing a letter of intent to assume sole sponsorship of Saint Anthony’s Health System. HSHS President and Chief Executive Sound Off! theteiegraph com J or call 4S3 2523 I See PLANS, Page A7 WHAT’S OUTSIDE Partly cloudy HIGH 39, LOW 25 WEATHER/CS Drawing by Katie Berry, Woodland School fifth-grader FLIGHT PATTERN The Telegraph/JOHN BADMAN It was a crazy air traffic pattern Wednesday behind the Fisca gas station in West Alton, Mo., as hundreds of Canada geese took off at the same time. The geese had been gathered along the side of an embankment until a great blue heron took flight from the shore and startled them. Bunker Hill man gets 12-year sentence By BANFOBD J. SCHMIOT Mo., onlw fo,.„ ..noon Jon I ..oft, „ nn «oo„To n o By SANFOHD J. SCHMIOT 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 invasion for beating a man he caught in bed with his wife. May serve only four years under deal with prosecutors Gregory Maynard, of the 13000 block of Catholic Springs Road, was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday by Madison County Circuit Judge Richard Tognarelli, but his plea bargain provides that he may get one day off his sentence for every “good” day * MMM* rh he serves, which could cut his sentence in half. Maynard also was given credit for 803 days served in the Madison County Jail, which would cut the remaining time to less than four years. Maynard Sec MAN, Page A7 Bloc Bulletin Dennis Grubaugh: How much longer for his dishonor, the governor?. . t * ■ From The City Desk kl'* Uruhaugh, Telegraph CHV Editor Sew WHATS mm T0DAY ® THETELEGRAPH.com Classifieds . J. M., .C4 J ' Editorial..........A4 ; ICUJttE&or LOTTERY .....,A7 ] I | Nation & World A6 V ST0CK5 ............D4 ' catch the Television .......83 latest news updates as you GO! 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