Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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EAST ST. LOUIS College Class To Conduct Poll On Riverfront Projects

A class at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, working with the NAACP, will conduct a poll of East St. Louis residents to learn how they want the riverfront developed.

Besides polling residents, the class will interview up to 25 East St. Louis civic leaders about future development.

Artis Talley of East St. Louis teaches the public relations class.

"It is important for the leadership of our community to be informed" of residents' views, he said. "This opinion poll should give them clear direction."

Talley has been outspoken about riverfront development and has challenged some of East St. Louis' plans.

Johnny Scott, president of the East St. Louis chapter of the NAACP, said that organization got involved because "with all the businesses missing from our town, I believe riverfront development offers the best opportunity to improve the economic health of our community."

***** GRAND JURY East St. Louisan Indicted In Killing On Parking Lot

Philip Mel O'Neil, 22, of East St. Louis, was indicted Friday by a St. Clair County grand jury on a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting of Michael J. Adams, 32, also of East St. Louis, on May 23.

The killing took place shortly before midnight on a parking lot in the 4100 block of Caseyville Avenue, East St. Louis. Adams was shot in the head, chest, one arm and both legs.

Neighbors told police they had heard a quarrel between the victim and a man in a white T-shirt. They said Adams had told the other man, "Go ahead and shoot me."

O'Neil is being held at the County Jail in Belleville on $100,000 bond.

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