Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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ST. CLAIR COUNTY

East St. Louis Lawyer Appointed To Judgeship

Walter C. Brandon Jr., a lawyer from East St. Louis, has won appointment as associate judge in Illinois' 20th Judicial Circuit by vote of the circuit's 12 circuit judges. He was selected from among 10 applicants. Brandon, 36, is an East St. Louis native and graduated from East St. Louis Senior High in 1978. He has a bachelor's degree in political science and master's degree in criminal justice administration from Illinois State University at Normal. He graduated from Southern University Law Center at Baton Rouge, La., in 1988 and has served as both prosecutor and defense lawyer - three years as an assistant St. Clair County state's attorney and one as assistant public defender. Brandon has been in private law practice for the last five years. SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE Aid From Joliet Diocese To Be Airlifted To Bolivia A plane loaded with donated medical equipment and supplies for Bolivia is scheduled to leave Scott Air Force Base today on one of the Air Mobility Command's C-141 Starlifters based at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. The equipment was gathered by the Diocese of Joliet Peace and Justice Office in Romeoville, Ill. It includes examining and surgical tables, surgical lamps, monitors and 70 wheelchairs. Thomas L. Garlitz of the diocese said his organization sent a team of 35 surgeons, physicians, nurses, physical therapists and pastoral care workers to Bolivia twice yearly. "Our medical mission serves the poorest of the poor in Sucre," he said. Federal law allows the Defense Department to transport privately donated humanitarian cargo on a space-available basis at no cost to the donor. SPRINGFIELD New AIDS-Fighting Drugs Available For The Poor The state of Illinois added three powerful AIDS-fighting drugs Tuesday to the free batch of medicines it offers to 1,300 HIV-infected Illinoisans without health insurance. …

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