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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - July 13, 1999, Alton, Illinois Good Morning 3# TRUCKLOAD ’.ARRET ALE! V' 700 Roils in stock • Vinyl from 33 < sq. ft. Carpet from 33 < sq. ft. Pergo/Mohnwk laminate Wood flooring from $ I 99 sq. I SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 THE TELEGRAPH On the water Safety tips to help keep you afloat PageB-1 : Public Links Two tie course record at Olin Page C-l Vol. 164, No. 179 — 50 cents Tuesday, July 13,1999 The outlook    !    Tailor-made Mostly sunny    j    Shop hopes customers Qm U/OP1TI •    !    *11 J wintry them on for size Page D-l and warm; high near 85, low near 64 Page C-s www.thetelegraph.com The Telegraph/M ARG! E M. BARNES A deputy for the Madison County Sheriff's Department wraps crime scene tape around Liberty Bank at 2711 Godfrey Road after an armed robbery late Monday afternoon. Liberty Bank the victim of armed robber Man pleads guilty to murder in drug incident By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE — A $7 drug transaction that turned into murder led to a guilty plea by an area man Monday — on the eve of a second suspect’s trial. Alfredo D. Jones, 31, may testify in the trial of the purported trigger man in the case, Corey Bell, 19, which is slated to get under way this morning in Madison County Circuit Court. Jones faces a 20- to 25-year sentence under the plea negotiated between Assistant State’s Attorney Don Weber and defense attorney Thomas Hildebrand of Alton. Had he gone to trial and been found guilty, Jones would have faced a maximum 60-year sentence, Weber said. Police said Jones drove cousins Corey and Anthony Bell, 25, to the Belle Manor housing project in Alton on April 14, 1998, intending to sell a crack cocaine lookalike called “soap” or “turkey dope.” In the vehicle was a sawed-off shotgun purchased by Jones before the trip. “Clearly, violence was anticipated,” Weber said. The three men, all of St. Louis, met up with Troy E. Slack, 30, of Alton, for a transaction in the 300 block of Mitchell Street. Slack allegedly offered the men $7, but one of them grabbed the money and ■ See GUILTY, Page A-7 By REBECCA HOPKINS Telegraph staff writer GODFREY - The FBI is investigating an armed robbery which took place at Liberty Bank on Monday afternoon. The Madison County Sheriff’s Department responded to an alarm at the bank, 2711 Godfrey Road, at approximately 4.50 p.m. The bank was shut down with hastily written messages taped to the main door and drive-up window asking customers to please go to the Alton location. Mark Repking, president and chief executive officer of the bank, said the amount of money taken was “not significant.” “I can’t release the amount actually taken,” he said. “But it was not a significantly large amount.” Repking said the entire robbery was caught on videotape, which clearly showed the robber who made no attempt to disguise herself. ■ See BANK, Page A-7 Medical group may buy Wood River Township Hospital By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer WOOD RIVER - Wood River Township Hospital has a probable buyer. A formed Western Physicians Schoedinger, a spinal surgeon who formed the physicians group of St. Louis area doctors nearly one year ago. “We’re moving forward with the Wood River Township Hospital pur-re ly with newly    Hospital    po id company,    //|Tflhp    homiital    chase, and we’ em Illinois    ••    I    HU&pHdi    e x t r e rn    e I icians and    X    DOHTU,    encouraged    wi the has LULrcgTsncompietp administration l"h!Krksalefdai.t0mey ( of the publicly- have been just Sy.wS terrific to work founder Dr. With.”* George R.. Schoedinger III    Dr. George R.    Schoedinger said said he hopes the Schoedinger III other hospital sale will become    ,    ,    staff positions, final before    WIPSC founder    many of which January.    ___ are union jobs, “The hospital    will not be affect- board, administration and ed, he said. More than half of everything township done.” Roughly 30 WIPSC physicians will make up the hospital’s new medical team and attorney have been just terrific to work with,” said See HOSPITAL, Page A-7 Obituaries....................A-5 Buchanan, .Green, Syniski, Welch Scoreboard..................C-2 Stocks.......................D-2-4 Television.....................C-3 _. J.    The    Telegraph/MARGIE    M.    BARNES Firefighters from Hartford, South Roxana and Roxana work to put out flames rising from a house Monday morning at 121 E. Second St. In Hartford. Boy saves family The Telegraph/MARGIE M. BARNES )ove: Christopher Dunlap, 22, is consoled by neighbor Connie trait Monday morning as he watches firefighters extinguish the re at his home at 121 E. Second St. in Hartford. Right: Hartford ficer Jim Riley, right, talks with Adam Brown, 5, who was in house at the time the fire broke out and alerted his father and icle. Area/Illinois  .......A-3,6 I Business  ................D-1 [Classifieds...................C-6 [Comics.........................B-2 [Editorial........................A-4 I Nation/World................A-8 Fire ravages house in Hartford By ANGELA MUELLER , Telegraph staff writer HARTFORD — Five-year-old Adam Brown was watching cartoons in the living room of his father’s home jn Hartford on Monday morning when a fire broke out in one of the house’s bedrooms. Adam’s father, Wayne Dunlap, 23, was resting in a bedroom at the back of the house when the fire started. “Adam ran rn the room and I thought he was saying there was a spider in the house,” Dunlap said. “Then I realized he was saying there was a fire.” Adam, Dunlap and Dunlap’s brother, Christopher Dunlap, 22, all escaped safely from the house at 121 E. Second St. before the fire spread from the bedroom in the southwest corner of the house throughout the entire front of the home. “The front part of the house was pretty much destroyed,” said Jim Eich, South Roxana fire chief. Eich said the back part of the house sustained heat, smoke and water damage. The house is owned by Rick Kelly, stepfather of the Dunlap brothers. Kelly and his wife ■ See FIRE, Page A-7 ;

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