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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 31, 1986, Alton, Illinois i blend Aiton Ted serving Madison Jersey Maco Upin Greene and Calhoun counties graph vol. Isi no. 117 est. Jan. Is 136 sat. May 31, 1986. Alton. Iii. 14 sections 192 dogs single copy 75c two Alton hospitals talk about collaboration a a. I i i i 1. I i ufos o1 #4antinit an Alir St in Sinh k 198 in tis by Mahy Ann Mazenko of the Telegraph Altona a two Catholic hospitals Are talking about possible collaboration by providing health care services. I but officials of St. Anthonys hos ital and St Joseph s Hospital said riday no decision has been made a to what form the collaboration will take. Sister Barbara Jean Donovan a resident of St. Josephus and Wil Pam Kessler executive director of it. Anthonys said Friday they Are discussing ways in which the Hospi this can jointly serve the health dare needs of the Community in the Best Way. 1 Kessler said the move a will ensure the Catholic presence in the provision of health services in the area. We re looking at a Broad array of possibilities a a decision on what form the collaboration will take should be made soon Kessler said. A a we re focusing on Community need and once we decide that we can focus on operational needs. If we focus on operational needs first it would Cloud the Issue a a the hospitals Are studying utilization figures statistics and strategic plans trends for the future and analysing the local health care situation. Kessler said a probably within the next month Well have some direction. If we get a Clear direction the rest of it will take care of employees of both hospitals received letters today stating talks Are being held and reassuring employees they will be kept informed about the situation. Quot we Are talking together. Both our institutions have been looking at health care in Alton a at the number of Beds duplication of services and technology and the changing environment. That a what prompted our said sister Donovan she said religious sponsors of both hospitals Are looking at the needs of the greater Alton Community As opposed to institutional needs a and we Are exploring together the kind of health services Alton needs and deserves we re doing that through a series of meetings. At this time no agreement has been reached but our aim is to meet the Community s needs by collaborating a collaborative Effort is necessary according to Kessler because health care demands Are different today than demands even two years ago. Inpatient utilization is Down More than 50,000 patient Days Over the past three years a but outpatient surgery is going off the map a he said. A clearly we Are adapting on our own. As we go Down the Road we want to make sure the Quality of services does t diminish because of Cost Price the hospitals Are operated by different franciscan orders which have a common history. Saint Anthonys founded in 1923, is the province Headquarters for the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St George. St. Josephus founded in 1865, is operated by the Sisters of St. Fran Cis of the Providence of god. Head quartered in Pittsburgh a both orders follow the Mission of St. Francis of Assisi who founded the first franciscan order in the 1200s. St. Josephus has 198 Beds and about 400 employees and St an Thonya a has 206 Beds and approximately 400 employees both administrators said their efforts Are part of a National trend. A your role is to plan our futures. It s another Way of continuing our commitment to our Community a a sister Donovan said a a we re trying to find a local solution to a local need Kessler said the hospitals Are partners in the Effort. A we have entered this thing As people of Good Faith to look at where we re going sister Donovan added a the important thing is we re talking for the Well being of Alton health Progress at the dam Concrete pours Are beginning to shape the lock at the replacement Alton lock and dam 26 project. At right workmen in protective clothing use water under High pressure to blast scale from the surface of a first pour to create a better bonding surface for the next pour of Concrete. The work Crew is seen inside High steel form Walls. The Concrete is poured Over heavily reinforced steel netting welded to h piles driven Many feet into the ground. In photo at left a work Crane towers Over a Field of h beams ready for placement of forms netting and Concrete pours. The Telegraph Robert k. Graul Turner murder trial sent to Springfield by Dennis Mcmurray of the Telegraph Springfield the trial of Robert Turner 29, of Wilsonville the second defendant to face judgement for the murder of 16-year-old Bridget Drobney last july will be held in Springfield starting monday. Maco Upin county circuit judge John w. Russell made arrangements Friday for the trial to be held in Springfield after it was ordered moved out of Maco Upin county on thursday. Additional pre trial motions will be heard monday morning followed by the Start of the jury selection process. Prospective jurors will be interviewed individually As was done in the Carlinville trial in March and april of defendant Daniel Hines 24, of Wilsonville. Maco Upin county states attorney Edrees said Friday he did not think the jury selection would take As Long As it did in the Hines trial however. Jury selection in that trial took nearly three weeks. In any Case testimony will not begin until monday june 9 at the earliest Rees said. Rees said he expected presentation of evidence in the trial to take two to three weeks. The prosecution is seeking the death penalty against Turner. If he is found guilty and eligible for capital punishment a separate hearing by the jury or the judge would then also be required. Russell took Over the Case As presiding judge after Maco Upin county circuit judge Joseph Koval who presided Over Hines trial withdrew on thursday. Both the defense and prosecution had agreed at a hearing on thursday that it would Likely be easier to find jurors who were not familiar with the Case if the trial was not held in Maco Upin county. The defense had preferred St. Clair or Morgan counties however citing news coverage in the Springfield newspaper of the Hines trial. The body of miss Drobney of the Chicago area suburb of Downers Grove was found in a Cornfield in Southern Maco Upin county last july. She was reported missing after she failed to return to a relatives wedding reception near Gillespie. Michael Turner 20, of Wilsonville Roberts younger brother testified at the Hines trial that his brother had told him he had stabbed miss Drobney in the Throat. 18 dead 22 injured As bus careens into River judge a a spender Rescue teams fished bodies from the frigid racing River As far As 15 Miles downstream. Mono county sheriffs investigator John Daniels blamed the Accident on excessive Speed. Officials could not immediately say what the Speed limit was at the site of the crash but said the limit generally drops from 55 Mph to 35 Mph in twisting sections of the Road such As where the Accident occurred. Officials of starline sightseeing Tours operator of the bus told the los Angeles times that the Driver Ernest a. Klimeck 48, had been leading Tours for the past year and had no prior accidents or traffic citations. However the Sacramento Bee and the san Francisco chronicle features a-3, profiles Greene county sheriff Francis Neubauer who has made Law enforcement his life since he became an Illinois Fate trooper in the 40s. Roman a. Tommie Thomeczek who owns Thomeczek Oil co. In Alton has prospered along with the Phillips 66 stations. He has been with with Phillips Petroleum co. Almost 56 years c-7 last Chance High school in Kansas City is where dropouts and troubled teen agers who were unable to make it in a Normal High school setting Are accepted and aimed toward a productive life b-8. Walker Calif. A the Driver of a bus that careened at High Speed off a Mountain Road and plunged into a River killing at least 18 people and injuring 22, had been convicted of speeding four times in the past three years authorities said. One person of the 41 people who had been aboard the bus remained missing today and five of the injured were in critical condition after the deadliest . Bus Accident in nearly six years. The bus carrying residents of a Santa Monica retirement Home Back from a Reno nev., gambling trip careened off . 395 and plunged into the Walker River about 90 Miles Southeast of Reno on Friday morning police said. Weat Iier the forecast for the Telegraph area Calls for partly Cloudy weather tonight with a the Low in the mid 60s. Southwest wind 5 to to Mph. Sunday partly sunny and warm with a 30 percent Chance for afternoon Thunder a storms. High in the mid 80s. Weather Page c-13. Be state nation world digest .a-2 editorial .4 i a time to break the rules. Jap de .a5 a covering hands across America. Amusements Section d fun Page .b-5 obituaries .a-9 classified .c-9 reported today that Klimeck has been convicted of speeding four times in the past three years. In at least two of the cases Klimeck was driving a bus California Highway patrol spokesman Jack Valias said. The papers did not specify whether he was operating starline buses at the time. Authorities said they had not been Able to talk to Klimeck because he was seriously injured. He had not been charged in fridays crash. The bus bounced off a Fence ran off the Road and plunged Down a 15-foot embankment into the River apparently rolling two or three times before it hit the water. It came to rest upright with its rear ripped apart in a few feet of racing water. Valerie Webb said she was hurled into the aisle and saw her husband Buster tossed out a window As people fell on top of her. A the went out the window and i thought he was floating Down the River a she said. A it was horrible not knowing where he was. Her husband later turned up among the 22 survivors All of whom were hospitalized. The coroners offices in Bishop and Bridgeport said names of the deceased would not be released until relatives were notified probably sometime today police planned to use a helicopter this morning to search for the missing person said Mono county sheriffs sgt. Terry Padilla. Officials feared the death toll could go higher because of the extent of the injuries. A a they re not Home free by any Means a said or. Jerry Calvanese of Washoe medical Center in Reno where seven of the most severely injured were taken. A these people Are elderly and they done to recover As easily As Young Ann Kinney a . Forest service employee was the first at the scene. A one elderly woman was too cold and too old to hold on any longer and started floating out the window a said mrs. Kinney who is trained As an emergency medical technician. She said she and a Highway patrolman a grabbed her by the hair and pulled her Back sixteen people were taken to the 25-bed Mono general Hospital in Bridgeport. Or. Rick Tiece said All but two who were in stable condition had been transferred to other hospitals. Tiece who spoke to bus Driver Klimeck after the crash said the Driver was quite upset. Klimeck was in serious but stable condition Friday night at Washoe medical Center. Two of the other six patients there were in critical condition spokeswoman Jan Johnson said. Four other hospitals were treating the 13 other injured passengers three of whom were in critical condition. Officers and volunteers searched the River for hours after the crash for bodies of victims that had floated away from the scene. Authorities stretched a net across the River at one Point but some bodies already had passed in the rapidly moving water. The worst . Bus crash in recent years was on june 5, 1980, when a tour bus carrying mostly senior citizens from Dallas to Branson mo., plunged into a 40-foot Ravine near Jasper ark., killing 20 people and injuring 13. Rescue workers help evacuate people after bus tragedy Over residency St. Louis apr a City court judge in St. Louis has been suspended without pay by mayor Vincent c. Schoemehl or. Because he might not live within the City limits As required by Bernard Edwards was appointed to the City Bench by Schoemehl in april 1985. The City charter requires City employees to live in the City within 120 Days of accepting employment Schoemehl said in a news release issued Friday. Questions about where Edwards lives caused officials to look into the matter the mayor said and preliminary evidence indicated the judge might not reside in the City. De Bushmeyer an aide to Schoemehl said Edwards has several possible residences one of them in St. Louis county. Bushmeyer said state automobile records indicated that a car owned by Edwards was registered to the county Home Telephone number is not listed and no one answered Calls to his office. Schoemehl said he has ordered an investigation by the c Ity personnel department and Law department. A City court judges Are responsible for enforcing the Laws of the City of St. Louis a Schoemehl said in the news release. A the citizens of this City have every right to expect our judges to abide by those same Laws. Since there is reason to believe that judge Edwards May be in violation of a City charter provision i feel that this suspension is warranted pending the outcome four fatal bus crash Roson he Mem Park sprinkler ceremony set sunday a dedication ceremony is scheduled sunday for a sprinkler system donated by Alton american legion Post 126 for use in Gordon f. Moore Community Park. The sprinkler system Cost $8,-500 and will be used to water the tournament baseball Diamond in the Park where the legion teams play their games. Tom Weathers Alton Park and recreation director said the completely Auto Matic system will keep the infield grass Green even during dry weather. The Money raised for the sprinkler system came from donors and from proceeds from the legion posts fish Sandwich sales Van which operates most of the year at three Alton locations Elm and Alby Corral liquor parking lot and Brown and Washington. Participating in the dedication ceremony scheduled at 2 30 p a sunday in Moore Park will be lefty Ayres chairman of legion committee which raised the Money other legion officers mayor pro tem Anthony Zambak ates and Larry Jones an Alton Park and recreation commissioner

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