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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - August 21, 1999, Alton, Illinois SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Good Morning - * t Area/Illinois ....  A-3 Bulletin Board ...........A-6 Classifieds..............C-6 Comics.................A-8 Editorial ................A-4 Horoscope .........  .A-8 Nation/world.............A-7 Obituaries...............A-5 Crause, Finley, Gunning, Huff, McCann, Minor Rumbaugh, Painter, Parks, Ridenour, Russell, Sprong, Terry Religion...............C-5,6 Television...............B-6 I ii i ■ ■[ iii ["■prVh 2801 Homer Adams 465-8293 Hours: M-F10-7 Sat. 9-5 m m m Roxana students face new class scheduling By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ROXANA — A new school year at Roxana Senior High School means a new system for teachers and students as they make the transition to a Block Eight scheduling system. Students picked up class schedules Friday morning that listed eight classes for each student, rather than the six classes higfi school students have taken in the past. Students now will attend four classes on alternating days for 85 minutes each. Formerly, students attended six classes daily for 55 minutes each. The Roxana School Board approved the tran sition to the new schedule in March. Principal Patrick Sullivan said enthusiasm about the new schedule was running high among teachers. “I don’t remember seeing teachers being this excited in my 15 years as a principal.” ■ See ROXANA, Page A-9 By THOMAS WRAUSMANN Telegraph staff writer RCA DVD’s MiTac computer REGISTER TO WIN! $Oaweek    A FULL SIZED Jr a e    :<    WAcucD a rip vet , ** ^ ™ WASHER & DRYER ‘Drawing to bo hold Od. 1,1999 (MTV-104 wks/$3,430.96 • DVD-78wks/$779.22 •Computer-104wk8/$3,M4.96 )r'l MI Klrn v£. ll m 4 love of history Partners open store featuring Native American artPage C-lVol. 164, No. 218 — 50 cents Ready to play Cowan looks forward to days at STOE Page B-l Saturday, August 21,1999 State OKS county homes plan By SANFORD J. SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE - The long struggle to close the Madison County Nursing and Shelter Care homes may be near an end now that the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board has approved the county’s latest plan. The board, after earlier Officials to seek developer for new home denying permission to close the homes, approved the plan to replace them with a new home after a hearing Thursday in Peoria. “It’s been a long road, but we’re near the end,” Madison County Administrator James Monday said. “Now, we have to do our best to find someplace else for these people to live.” County officials also will have to reopen negotiations with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees to discuss severance pay and benefits for workers at the homes. When the Madison County Board first voted to close the homes last year, county officials said more than IOO workers could be laid off. County officials came up with the plan to replace the Nursing Home and Shelter Care Home with a single home that will offer a place for residents of the existing homes. The county plan is to entice a private business into the operation, allowing the county to get out. The business would agree to build a new home that would take a variety of residents who need the services of shelter See HOMES, Page A-9 Two held after raid on meth lab I ne i eiegrapn/juniN bmummin Students pass through the doors of Prairie Hall at SIUE on Friday with bags and bundles of items as they began moving into their dorm rooms. Below, parent Jack Latchem of Waterloo had his hands full as he helped move his daughter’s clothing from the car to her room. Moving days Students begin arriving for new year at SIUE RA for 2-South in Woodland Hall. The RAs moved in two weeks ago to prepare for the rest of the students and to train. The check-in went smooth, Somers said. “The people helping are doing great,” she said. “They’re moving really fast.” Joe Hinton, a sophomore living in Woodland Hall, was one of the many students helping. Using a large, flat cart, he carried in each student’s belongings. “I think I brought in five cart loads in an ■ See MOVING, Page A-9 The outlook Mostly sunny and wanner; high near 83, low near 63 Page C-10The places and people ‘All Around the River Bend’shows why the area offers the bestSpecial Section JERSEYVILLE — Two residents face drug manufacturing, delivery and possession charges after a raid on a major meth lab in rural Grafton by several law enforcement agencies, authorities said Friday. The complete methamphetamine lab, plus huge amounts of the drug, were found on the property of Roger Pace, 37, of rural Grafton, in the combined operation Wednesday by the Jersey County Sheriff’s Department, the South-Central Illinois Drug Task Force, flffHdtij Stale Police District 18 based in Litchfield and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Martin Andrews, ,    .    .. chief deputy of the he investl- Jersey County Sheriff’s Department, said I gation continues.” Mary E. Dooley, 19, of Alton, is charged with unlawful manu- Martin Andrews facturinB with the marlin Andrews intent tQ deliver a chief deputy of the controlled substance Jersey County — more than 900 Sheriff’s Department grams of meth; unlawful possession - with an intent to deliver a controlled substance, meth; unlawful possession of a controlled substance, cocaine; and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, all felonies. As of late Friday, Dooley was being held in Jersey County Jail in Jerseyville in lieu of $200,000 bond. Pace is also charged with unlawful manufacturing with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, more than 900 grams of meth; unlawful possession with an intent to deliver a controlled substance, meth; and unlawful possession of cocaine, Andrews said. He was also being held in Jerseyville awaiting $200,000 bond. Jerseyville resident Dorothy Pace, 34 — Roger Pace’s wife — is charged with eaves- ■ See METH, Page A-9 EDWARDSVILLE — Campus life gets a lot busier this weekend at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Check-in time at residence halls began Friday. The residents walk in carrying as much as they can fit into their arms, just barely seeing over their mound of belongings. Tessa Somers, a sophomore from Decatur, is a resident assistant this year. “I’m really excited about it,” said Somers, the By DEBORAH L. BATES Telegraph staff writer k 46” ROA BIG SCREEN t ;