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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - November 6, 1999, Alton, Illinois SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Teen charged in meth lab case By THOMAS WRAUSMANN Telegraph staff writer JERSEYVILLE — Jason A. Carter of St. Peters, Mo., faces felony charges stemming from his September arrest while allegedly gathering supplies in Jersey County for a methamphetamine lab. Carter, 19, has been Missourian to be tried in Jersey County charged with unlawful chemical breakdown of an illicit substance, a fairly new state law that allows prosecution for possessing a number of materials that go into making illegal drugs, said officials with the Jersey County Sheriff’s Department. Good Morning Area/Illinois .....A3-8 Bulletin Board A6 Classifieds .......C6 Comics ..........C4 Editorial..........A4 Horoscope .......C4 Nation/world  D5 Obituaries ........A5 Budde, Busch, Emerick, McMurray, Palmer, Schallenburg, Sido, Sieneke, Slater, Stillwell, Wanglin, Weber Scoreboard.......C2 Stocks ...........D2 Television ........CS A pre-trial hearing for Carter is scheduled for 9 a.fin. Nov. 17 in Jersey County Circuit Court in Jerseyville, said officials with the Jersey County Circuit Clerk’s Office. His case is listed on the Dec. 7 jury trial docket, although the actual trial date could change, officials said. Carter is free from Jersey County Jail in Jerseyville after posting IO percent of $25,000 bond. He was arrested about 1:30 a m. Sept. 18 by Deputy Kent Isringhausen, a newly trained patrolman with the Jersey County Sheriff’s Department, at the junction of Illinois ■ See METH, Page A7 Witnesses in killing charged Dorene Jordan, 42, of St. Ann, Mo., is charged with perjury for allegedly falsely claiming she had not seen or talked to the suspect, Valdez Lamont Jordan, 22, of Alton, for three years. A grand jury in Madison County Circuit Court issued an indictment Thursday against By SANFORD J. SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Authorities have charged three people with lying during the investigation into the killing of Kenneth J. Spann during a robbery last month at the private club in Alton where he worked as a security guard. ■ See KILLING, PageA7 Pickets take heart Bev Farm strikers ready to work By LINDA N. WELLER Telegraph staff writer GODFREY - News that contract talks might be forthcoming appeared to invigorate strikers marching in froht of Beverly Farm Foundation Carrying signs and chanting familiar slogans Thursday as they have done for nearly four months, the strikers walked briskly in a circle near an entrance to the home for developmentally disabled adults, 6301 Humbert Road. Nearby, a metal burning barrel contained a smoky fire that provided them some warmth. A pile of logs and scrap wood along Humbert Road near their shelter gave the appearance that their strike could last into colder months. “I’m hoping to get back in there and work,” said striker Chris Robinson of Brighton, who is a direct care worker. Robinson said he misses going to work and the residents he used to tend at the home. “I worry about the residents getting the proper care they need,” he said. Robinson said he believes the residents will remember him when he returns to work. Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees ■ See PICKETS, Page A7 ShadowlandTNK TEL EGR AS* ll Real dream Bluff City    | Cafe to open j today    I Page DI | ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■HMM Vol. 164, No. 295 - 50 cents On the gridiron Carrollton, Greenfield set j to battle in playoffs Page Bl : The outlook I Elsah* Ball Sunny and ; The Green Tree pleasant; High ; inn offers 66, low 46 i unique rooms Page D6 •    Page Cl « Saturday, November 6,1999 www.thetelegraph.com End tn <:hild support chaos sought DEBORAH L. BATES Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE- State Rep. Jay Hoffman and Madison County Circuit Clerk Matt Melucci announced Friday they are requesting an immediate remedy to the chaos caused by a new statewide program for disbursement of child support Return job to county level, two ask state ^    ...    _    -rn    rn «#•    . t JI    Al — ....--------A    mm    wia/11 checks Hoffman, D-Collinsville, and Melucci said they will ask the state of Illinois to temporarily return child support disbursement system responsibilities to the county level until the prob lems have been ironed out. Hoffman said that on any given day, there could be between 1.000 and 3,000 checks that are behind. “We need to get children their checks, and we need to get them soon," Hoffman said. “We’ve gotten call after call after call, day after day, from custodial parents who are not receiving the needed funding," he said. “This is an emergency situation that we need to call on the governor to act on immediately and allow the clerks to collect the funds for (the disbursement center)" Since a central state disbursement center took over the duties Oct. I, several custodial parents have not received their child support checks or have seen significant delays. “They’re talking about inability to pay important bills such as utilities and rent, buying food, paying day-care services,” Melucci said. “It’s heartbreaking, quite frankly, ■ See CHAOS, Page A7 The Telegraph/JOHN BADMAN RCS Construction Co. employee Arthur Hinton cleans sections of retaining wall Friday in the 2400 block of Seminary Street in Alton. Many hillside homes require retaining walls before street resurfacing can be finished. TADMAN IcKinley School third-grader Greg Reinecke, 9, salutes members of the Alton High School Junior ROTO program as they perform a drill Friday during Veterans Day presentation in the school gym. Assembly teaches pupils about Veterans Day ;y DAVE WHALEY elegraph staff writer ALTON — McKinley lchool pupils got a six-day lead start on Veterans Day luring an assembly Friday. The school’s morning issembly featured a perfor-nance by the Junior ROTO of Uton High School. Also on land was Flo Ceppenati, nother of two McKinley Vets give personal view of military School pupils, who also is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War. Ceppenati is a flight nurse in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, although she did not go to the Persian Gulf for the 1990-91 conflict. Instead, she flew all around the country, helping transport casualties after they arrived back in the United States. “We flew into and out of Andrews Air Force Base (near Washington, D.C.) quite a bit,” Ceppenati said. “It was a lot of hard work, and we’re proud of what we did.” Ceppenati showed the pupils slides of the DC-9 on which she usually flies with the 932nd Air Medical Evacuation Squadron. “I’ve made friends for life in the Air Force Reserve,” she said. “I’ve been in every state, as well as Cuba. Ifs hard work, but we have also had a lot of fun.” Although the oldest grade school pupils can barely even remember the Persian Gulf War, they received an appreciation of what veterans mean to the country. Several parents and grandparents of pupils who are veterans were special guests at Friday’s assembly. “These veterans have had a lot of fun and exciting i ■ See PUPILS, Page A7 ;

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