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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 12, 1999, Alton, Illinois Simmy s pharmacy caring hands for 42 years Page i we lexus let Ealy 2000 Cadillac Deville interested in turning Heads Page cd the Outlook scattered showers Likely and Cool High 45, Low 36 Page d8good morn him area/illinois.a3-10 bulletin board.a8 classifieds.c5 editorial.a4 engagements.d6 entertainment.b7 nation/world.a12 obituaries.a6 hinder am Walker House scoreboard.b2 stocks.02 weather.d5 1 Al \ \ t4 a a w More a than 1 i $469 i i coupons and special offers i inside most editions i sports blues rally to Tain St. Louis dumps cup champs 4-2 Page by vol. 164, no. 331 _ serving the River Bend since 1836 december 12,1999 us investigator Ray was alone Baetz disputes Memphis jury a finding youth struck by car 8-year-old boy Hurt in incident new Alton Belle Casino open for business Barge replaces St. Louis original boat More Alton Belle pictures Page a10 by Linda n. Weller Telegraph staff writer Alton the Alton Belle ii quietly slipped into place saturday morning next to two new brightly coloured barges on the Mississippi River. After some minor connection work Argosy gaming three part gambling facility awaited the wide eyed onslaught of Casino patrons who would be the first to experience the casinos latest offerings. A a it a a lot different a said Mary Steen of North St. Louis county. A i knew it was open but i did no to know they did All of this. It looks a lot standing in the customer service line across from the key West bar Steen and her husband Les gaped upward at the Bright Green and Blue balconies in the captains Buffet seating areas and the outfitters Grill All bedecked in Christmas decorations. Les Steen said he is not much of a Gambler. A but in a going to look around and play a he said. Besides the two a see Belle Page ail rams still have plenty to play for pfc West champs play saints sunday by ande Yakstis Telegraph staff writer Alton a a government investigation revealed that James Earl Ray was the Lone Assassin of or. Martin Luther King jr., and Ray was not involved in a vast conspiracy of mafia and Cia a former top Federal investigator said in an exclusive interview with the Telegraph. A your two year investigation showed that James Earl Ray pulled the trigger of a High powered Hunting Rifle and shot Rev. King to death in 1968.�?� said Conrad a a Peter Baetz who investigated the murder of the famous civil rights Leader. Baetz disputed claims this week by rays lawyer William Pepper by Linda n. Weller Telegraph staff writer constriction services by who told a Memphis civil jury that King was assassinated in a giant conspiracy of the new Orleans mafia and . Central i intelligence Agency. The jury listened to peppers closing argument wednesday and returned a conspiracy verdict James Ray in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Kings family against former Memphis businessman Loyd Jowers who claimed he paid some More on Ray Page a11 one not Ray to murder King a the jury heard Only one sided ridiculous accusations from Pepper of a vast conspiracy in or Kings death a said Baetz who claims that evidence from his investigation contradicts peppers allegations. Baetz crisscrossed the country for two years in 1977 and 1978 to interview hundreds of people As a Lead investigator probing Kings murder for the . House select committee on assassinations. A although some of our investigative files in Kings murder Are sealed in the National archives a see Baetz Page a11 the Telegraph John badman Conrad a a Peter Baetz talks about the investigation into the murder of or. Martin Luther King or. The Telegraph John badman passerby Stella Felder of Alton left comforts Steven Copenhaver in the 300 Block of Piasa Street in Alton saturday afternoon after he was struck by a pickup truck. Alton a an 8-year-old City boy suffered a bloody nose and a broken tooth when he ran in front of a pickup truck saturday afternoon on Busy Piasa Street. Police said Steven Copenhaver was running up the sidewalk outside of the Oasis caravan shop 305 Piasa St., with some other boys when he darted into the Street around 3 10 . Sharon Anderson of Bethalto had slowed to nearly a Stop when her Ford 150 truck bumped Steven. Witness Nova Harris of East Alton said Anderson a see youth Page a11 by Warren Mayes Telegraph sports editor St. Louis one week after clinching the pfc West division the rams might be Able to gain Home Field advantage for the playoffs. The rams play at noon today in new Orleans against the saints. St. Louis 10-2 must defeat the 2-10 saints and have the Washington redskins lose to Nail Down the Home Field in the playoffs next month. A a it a no guarantee you la a see rams Page a11 the Telegraph John badman a huge Christmas tree greets customers entering the lobby of the new Alton Belle Casino Landing saturday afternoon. It a la tit is bpm join co far Trine in helping others during the Holiday i i. In a Jet lol cd Lour lecture Mill Santa App sunday of. La hmm 4 a shh a picture a Popcorn a soda balloon

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