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Alton Telegraph Newspaper Archive: January 3, 1999 - Page 1

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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SPORTS Division II upset Cougars knock off ranked Kentucky Wedeyan PageBl Happy Birthday Alton longtime employees celebrate 20 years PageDl Road hog GMC Yukon Denali takes command of the road with luxury and style PageCl The outlook Chance of flurries PageD8 Good Morning Anniversaries Bulletin Engagements Landers A6 Watson Wheels Deals Weddings THE TELEGRAPH aHHw HMKttBl SHRSBS 353 Serving The River Bend Since 1836 January Godfrey man killed By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON A shooting Saturday after noon shattered the New Years claiming the Me of a 29yearold Godfrey Police said Courtney of the 5000 block of Staten Drive died of multiple gunshot wounds after being shot around 2 in the 300 block of Main Madison County Coroners deputies pronounced Stevenson dead at James Alton chief of detec said Stevenson had spent the night with friends at the home on Main Two suspects in the one of whom is a came to the home Saturday Hessel said the visi tors reportedly began arguing with Stevenson over There was a scuffle and shots were Hessel When police and Alton emergency technicians Stevenson was The juvenile suspect suffered an undis closed injury in the Both sus pects fled the house after the said When the bleeding youth returned to his home in the 600 block of Joesting his mother called authorities to send an Hessel said the youth suffered nonlife threatening injuries and was taken to an area The adult suspect was in police custody Formal charges are expected next Hessel Both suspects are wellknown to he The BADMAN Alton Police Detective John Frankie places markers in the snow to locate blood drops behind a house at the corner of Main Street and Yager Avenue where man was apparently shot and killed Snow job Region digs out after major storm By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON With plenty of warning for the Friday and Saturdays ice and snow area residents appar ently took heed and hunkered down inside their warm Area fire and sheriff depart ments and Illinois State Police reported no serious traffic accidents and few calls for The main roads are cleared off but they may freeze over said Bethalto police officer James If you have no reason to get Towns in the area reportedly had cleared major Highways remained slick and throughout Jersey and Calhoun coun The roads are in fairly bad said Don a telecom municator for the Jersey County Sheriffs He said there was 10 inches of snow in Jersey Alton police and other law enforcement officials said they received few calls for But some residents did call to check on road We have had very little but the roads obviously are treacher said Don Bunt of the Madison County Sheriffs Its been real quiet See Page A9 The BADMAN Travis Fulks of Alton makes his way Saturday up the 2800 block of East Broadway in Alton past a frowning which was part of a winter cloth Ing billboard Brighton man dies in blaze By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer BRIGHTON The father of two young sons died Friday afternoon in a garage which officials say was caused by a woodburning Jersey County Coroner Larry Alexander said an autopsy will be per formed Monday on the body of Brett Allen of the 400 block of Anna Street to determine cause of Alexander pronounced Watson dead at after firefighters discov ered Watsons body inside his charred Jason a spokesman for the Brighton Fire said Watson and his wifewere in their home around 2 when they noticed smoke coming from the detached Unverzagt said Trisha Watson called the Brighton Fire Department while her husband went to the The which contained a wood ignited the nearby rear garage The flames then traveled upward toward the eventually rendering the garage a total said He said the victims family and fire fighters did not know Watson still was inside the structure during the 30 min utes it took for crews to put out the Unverzagt said the bitter cold and high winds made extinguishing the fire more It was also hard because the door to the garage was said Firefighters discovered Watsons body when they backed a pickup Jruck out of the Unverzagt said he knew Watson from high He was a good catcher when Southwestern High School went to said Everybody knew him and liked Fosterburg and Shipman fire departments management work to forge future at Laclede By PAUL BRINKMANN Telegraph staff writer ALTON With a Chapter 11 bankruptcy hanging over Laclede Steel life and hard work continue at the compa nys facility on Cut Street near ranked 19th in size among the nations steel com once touted its Alton works as its largest and most After years of minimal investment in the Alton the facility is now one of the companys Union and management officials in Alton have said they are striving to cooperate to ensure the survival of local It will take a lot of a lot of hard work and cooperation between labor and manage said plant manager Steve We have tried to bury the hatchet over past Laclede bought Alton Steel in Up until the The Telegraphs library is stuffed with clips about expansion and modernization of the Alton In recent the only mention of major investment has been a million pur chase of a zincdust collection furnace in 1989 and the 1996 acquisition of a new mil lion ladle furnace in ISee Page A9 The BARNES Thick steel strands are rolled Into bars at Laclede Steels bar   

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