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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 28, 1999, Alton, Illinois Take Ole stand Senate votes to call witnesses to testify Page R-5 HHBBT**" Vol. 164, No. 14 — 50 centsSERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 ritKiv agm a hi -I J!. jLJKi^P J a /rn Sr J .J Hall of ranter Bethalto^ Kallal heads to Hall Page B-l The outlook Qoudywitha chance of showers; high near 40, low near 27 Page IM Tile of triumphs Family’s struggle takes center stage at Alton Little Theatre PageC-1 Thursday, January 28,1999 www.thetelegraph.com John Paul’s message inspires area residents By PAUL BRINKMANN Telegraph staff writer ST, LOUIS — Area residents who attended the papal Mass Wednesday said they were energized and inspired Pope John Paul irs comments about support for fami lies and his emphasis on prolife issues were especially well-received by the crowd. “My best memory was seeing him with the children,” said Joe Miller, 27, of Alton. “It was how he talked about the essence and importance of the family and seeing him with the children. That was my best memory.” Miller, a member of St. Mary’s Church in Alton, was among many residents who left Alton for the Dome as early as midnight Tuesday to be volunteer ushers at the Mass. After transferring to shuttle buses, the ushers arrived at the Trans World Dome at 2 a.rn for photographs and preparations. They waited 7lt hours for the pope’s arrival. Also serving as ushers was a ■ See MESSAGE, Page A-7 PAPAL VISIT Gore, pontiff meet Pope condemns death penalty Transit riders steer clear of pope Nuns watch pontiff on TV Page B-6 Page A-3100,000 or mm mass‘As family goes, so goes nation,’ pope says The Telegraph/JOHN BADMAN iPope John Paul ll blesses two youths after they brought him the offerings for Communion at a Mass attended Wednesday by an estimated 100,000 people at the Trans World Dome in St. Louis. Above, Halina Malec, left, of Poland, was almost in tears as she watched a movie about the life of the pope on the viewing screens in the Dome with Nga Le of Vietnam. Dome was heralded at 9:30 a m. by trumpet fanfare, a blinding display of camera flashbulbs and enthusiastic applause. As he rounded the floor of the Dome and waved to each section, more applause and flashbulbs greeted him. A 50-foot-tall model of the Gateway Arch loomed over the stage where the altar stood. Hanging above was a 50-foot-tall wooden cross. Archbishop Justin Rigali, whose invitation was key to the pope’s decision to come to ■ See MASS, Page A-7 By PAUL BRINKMANN Telegraph staff writer ST. LOUIS — Pope John Paul II struck a chord with Midwesterners Wednesday during Mass at the Trans World Dome when he said families must be “the primary and most vital foundation of society.” Cheers swept the crowd of about 100,000 people as the pope spoke of a “new evangelization” that places special emphasis on families. “As the family goes, so goes the nation,” the pope said. The pope’s arrival in thelording Area/Illinois . .A-3,6 Bulletin Board .A-8 Classifieds ... .C-5 Comics D-5 Editorial ......A-4 Horoscope D-5 Nation/world .. .B-6 Obituaries A-5 Caselton, Duff, Grills, Koevenig, Lair, Proffer, Schlotmann, Spears, Sullivan, Walker Stocks........D-2 Television C-4Pupils get cable view of papal Mass By STEVE WHITWORTH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE - The pupils at St. Boniface School took part in Wednesday’s papal Mass in St. Louis from some 20 miles away. Officials at St. Boniface, HO N. Buchanan St., had the school wired with cable television especially for Pope John Paul II’s visit to St. Louis so the children could watch the historic events. “This spurred the installation,” Principal Robert Mihalic said. “It was also done with the idea that they will have access to other programs in the future.” School officials got the necessary equipment and set it up during Christmas break. On Wednesday, they used the school’s ■ See PUPILS. Page A-7 Rabbi makes history in reading with pope By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer ALTON - Rabbi Robert Jacobs, the former leader of Temple Israel in Godfrey, made history Wednesday when he participated in a prayer service with Pope John Paul II. Jacobs, 90, read the Jewish Scripture from the prophet Isaiah at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis. “Ifs extraordinary,” Jacobs said. “Never in the history of any pope has a Jewish rabbi ever been invited to read in a basilica service with a pope anywhere in the world.” Jacobs, who lives in St. Louis, was the spiritual leader for 32 years at Temple Israel in Godfrey, a synagogue attended by Jewish people throughout Madison County., “Rabbi Jacobs is a great spiritual leader, and we are happy that he was selected to read at the pope’s prayer service,” said Dr. Harry Mendelsohn, who was twice president of the Temple Israel congregation. “Rabbi Jacobs has many friends throughout the Alton area and is loved by the people,” Mendelsohn said. Jacobs wore his tallit, a blue and white prayer shawl, and kipa, a skull cap, as he read the words from chapter 35 of Isaiah: “And the ran somed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion singing.” “It’s a joyful text about the redeemed returning to Zion," said Jacobs, who often reads it ■ See RABBI, Page A-7 Call Your Local Credit Union George G. Burnett Chapter of Credit Unions Like “huge mounds of snow" that won ft melt away - ^    ^    . Holiday -cr.aU ...a    „.r.    p.,,,,- mo    high that Mom*    ho tate The Telegraph/JOHN BADMAN Rabbi Robert P. Jacobs, leader of the Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis and former spiritual leader of Temple Israel in Godfrey, made history Wednesday when he participated in the prayer service with Pope John Paul ll at the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica. ;

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