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2 Accused of vandalizing Illinois cemetery statue



   CARLINVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Two men are jailed on charges that accuse them of destroying a statue of a World War I soldier in a southwestern Illinois cemetery.


   The (Alton) Telegraph reports that 20-year-old Douglas Cordray of Girard and 19-year-old Joshua Brown of Virden are charged with unlawful vandalizing of a gravestone.
   Macoupin County Sheriff Don Albrecht says charges are pending against a juvenile in the May 1 damage at the Sulphur Springs Cemetery, northeast of Carlinville.
   The statue is of Everett Burton, who was killed during a 1918 battle in France. A monument company is donating most of the repairs.
   A woman who identified herself as Cordray's grandmother says she doesn't know any details about the charges. Brown doesn't have a listed home telephone number.
   Information from: The Telegraph, http://www.thetelegraph.com

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