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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 27, 1999, Alton, Illinois SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Hoops action East St. Louis takes Alton 74-69 Page C-l | Tinners Wmm I Touchdown! j Football and food team up i for winning combination Page B-l The outlook Partly sunny and warmer. High 62; low 39 Page IM) Football preview KevCor offers unique service for residential, commercial building Page D-l Vol. 164, No. 13 —50 centsWednesday, January 27,1999 www.thetelegraph.com Good r*: Morning Area/Illinois . .A-3-8 Bulletin Board .A-7 Business D-1 Classifieds C-6 Comics D-5 Editorial ......A-4 Horoscope ----D-5 Nation/world . .A-10 Obituaries A-5 Bohm, Cox, Fritz, Grove, King, Koevenig, Reiter, Schuette, Straub ScoreboardC- 2Stocks D-2 TelevisionC-6 Alton nun to give reading at papal Mass By MICHAEL HAYES Telegraph staff writer ALTON — Among the participants in the Mass celebrated by Pope John Paul ll at the Trans World Dome in St. Louis today is a well-known local resident. Mother Mary Ingebourg, superior of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St, George in Alton, will read a small part in German, “It will be a wonderful moment, I’m sure,” she said. “This is something you only do once in a lifetime.” She will read a “petition,” a request for help from God, in her native tongue. Other languages will be featured during the Mass. Mother Ingebourg was born in Berlin and moved to Alton in 1952.THRONGS CHEIR POPE Youths give pontiff rousing welcome By PAUL BRINKMANN Telegraph staff writer Area students take part in festivities By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer ST. LOUIS - Students of Saints Peter and Paul’s Catholic School in Alton carried a blue and yellow banner of their school colors in a youth march Tuesday morning to welcome Pope John Paul II to St. Louis. “It’s awesome to see all the young people walking together to show their love for the Holy Father," said Alton student Becky Croxton, who was interviewed by a television crew from Portugal. Croxton, Lindsey Fee, Karissa Brueggeman, and Mary Guccione proudly carried the Alton Catholic school’s banner in a parade of thousands of young people who came from every state to see the pope. “It’s a sea of young people stretching two miles down Market Street all the way to the Gateway Arch,” Rhett Rehg of St. Louis said. Youths from Saints Peter and Pauls joined the stream of teen-agers who poured from the banks of the Mississippi River at 9 a m. in downtown St. Louis into a 5-square-block “Papal Plaza” in front of Soldiers Memorial. Dawn broke over the Papal Plaza with bright sunshine showering the faces of youths waving pictures of the pope. Thousands of youths joined their voices in singing, “John Paul II, We Love You.” The Alton teens clapped their hands to the rhythm of contemporary Christian rock musician Jennifer Knapp, who performed on the main outdoor stage. They sang gospel tunes and expressed their love for Pope John Paul II. “Pope John Paul is a holy, special person who reaches ■ See STUDENTS, Page A-9 ST. LOUIS - Pope John Paul ll inspired 20,000 young people in a raucous and moving rally Tuesday night at Kiel Center. The rally was the main event of the pope’s first day in the city. Today’s events will culminate in a Mass at the Trans World Dome at 9:30 am. The pope was greeted with a thunderous cheer upon his arrival at Kiel Center. “Your warm and enthusiastic welcome makes me very happy,” the pope said in opening remarks. “It tells me that tonight the pope belongs to you. ” Among the crowd were many Telegraph area residents, including Jeff Galligan, Aaron Peipert and Jon Diaz, all 16-year-old Alton residents. “The energy level was inspiring^ Everyone is still clapping and cheering,” Galligan said toward the end of the rally. “The whole thing was just fabulous.” Peipert called the pope “a true inspiration to the youth of today." Diaz said the pope “really connected with us. He spoke to us about things we deal with, not over our heads.” Wearing his traditional gleaming white robes, the pope rode onto the floor of the t ne i eiegrapn/Huss smi i m Pope John Paul ll waves to an enthusiastic packed house at the Light of the World Papal Youth Rally Tuesday evening at Kiel Center in St. Louis. Next to him is St. Louis Archbishop Justin Rigali. See POPE, Page A-9 Clinton greets pope ‘Papal plaza’ rocks Rosa Parks to meet pontiff Page A-3 Parades worth the waiting The Telegraph/ MARGIE M. BARNES Pope John Paul ll is escorted off Shepherd 1 by St. Louis Archbishop Justin Rigali on his arrival Tuesday at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. ST. LOUIS (AP) - Even before you could see him, the roar rippling down the broad, tree-lined avenue announced the beginning of Pope John Paul IPs first parade. First came a phalanx of motorcycle police, then the lead cars of the motorcade and then, for a flash, there was the pope, smiling but looking tired as the popemo-bile zipped past “Oh, no, he went too last,” said Sister Barbara Matazzaro, who had been waiting with two colleagues for 54 hours behind the orange plastic fencing lining the papal route “I barely saw him He just whizzed by." “It was just a moment, but ■ See PARADES, Page A-9 Mw! SMC Jimmy St! ♦al 4 DOW ilk* «3*» Lh* Pries ut an a ID CROOM Mom Ct Dunitaf laving* 0 HPS Av*i*dIwe SM SMK WSM* mmm ■  ^jflWtok rn rn mm rout Motor, Inc * All sales prices include all incentives, fax, license, doc fees extra 656-6340 Oldsmobile ii /it : I HUI MC % 199? Ohs, Awm Like New! * So, ll way Lr>9 (I nit.'N. of1-270) Edwardsville I Glen (ar bo ti I ;

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