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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - January 8, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 No 358 50 cents THET Mat action Alton Triad lose out toTigere Harry Sullivan of Alton protected his pooch Mickey from the falling snow Thursday mans beating By PAUL BRINKMANN Telegraph staff writer ALTON Two young men have been charged with beat ing a 65yearold Alton man in his house last month with a baseball bat The victim of the Dec 20 beating was charged two days latef with aggravated criminal sexual assault of a teenage girl Joshua Brown 19 of the 200 block of Seventh Street in Wood River and James Brandon 17 of the first block of Alder Court in Wood River have been charged with home invasion a class X felony They Brown and Brandon went there specifically to con front the victim and do bodily Alton police Lt James R Hessel said The victim who lives in the See BEATING Page A9 Good Morning A310 Bulletin Board A6 Business D1 ClassifiedsC5 Editorial HoroscopeD6 C35 Obituaries Campbell Coker Drew Droege Jones Rice Seidler ScoreboardB2 Fast Eddie may buy city land Bon Air owner seeks old site of city scales GRAPH Friday January 8 1999 The outlook Snow possibly mixed with sleet High 30 low 14 PageRS lifetime of wnrl Telegraph ad rep retires after 48 years of dedication PageDl Winter Just keeps on coming Still more snow ice expected today By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer Drivers in rush hour traffic today may face a blast of blowing snow and freezing rain along busy streets and interstate highways Weve issued a winter weather advi sory for sleet changing to snow early on today with an accumulation of 2 to 3 said Vince Acquaviva of the St Louis National Weather Service State highway crews will spread tons of salt on overpasses and bridges from Godfrey and Alton to Edwardsville and Glen Carbon to prepare for earlymorn ing traffic sleet and snow may come dur ing the busy morning rush hour and our crews are ready to said Kent Muskopf operations engineer of the Illinois Department of Transportation at Collinsville Nearly 3 inches of snow fell Thursday See WINTER Page A9 Accidents kill two in area By DENNIS GRUBAUGH and SANFORD J SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writers EDWARDSVILLE Two people died Thursday in separate weatherrelated accidents at opposite ends of Madison County Monica L McNear 35 of Alton died at when she lost control of her car and slid sideways into oncom ing traffic on Fosterburg Road A 23yearold Alhambra man Scott Hamann died when he lost con trol of his pickup truck at and slammed headon into a 28foot freight truck on Illinois Route 4 at the MadisonSt Clair county line said Illinois state Trooper Ralph Timmins Hamann a maintenance worker at Scott Air Force Base was pronounced dead by the St Clair County Coroners Office In the Route 4 crash Hamann lost control of his 1984 CMC S15 pickup and crossed the center line into the path of a 1988 Ford driven by Dale A Schrumpf 46 of Highland The truck pulled to the right and they met at the edge of the Timmins said Schrumpf a driver for TG and DS Freight of Pocahontas was not injured The crash involving McNear took place onehalf mile north of Fosterburg Roads intersection with Seller Road McNear was on her way to work at an optical store in Alton and was south bound on Fosterburg when she lost con trol of her 1998 Honda CRV It slid sideways into a vehicle driven by Lisa A Durzo 28 of Belleville Durzo and a passenger Jennifer I Holtzclaw 23 also of Belleville were taken to Alton Memorial Hospital for treatment Durzo was expected to undergo wrist surgery Thursday Holtzclaw was treated and released By PAUL BRINKMANN Telegraph staff writer ALTON Eddie Sholar is on the move again The owner of Fast Eddies Bon Air Tavern 1530 E Fourth bought the Wedge Tavern 1510 E Broadway last month Next week Sholar plans to buy a tiny strip of property next to the Wedge from the city of Alton He is also nego tiating to buy another build ing down the street He said he is not sure what he will do with the property We have no plans yet I may open the Wedge some day but not as it is Sholar said He said he doesnt plan to tear down the Wedge and has The city of Alton is selling the lot on Broadway just west of East mer location of a city weigh station no plans to expand the Bon Air I need more parking before I can do something like The Bon Air is crowded almost every night of the week The night spot has become popular throughout the St Louis area On week ends patrons often stand in line outside the door to get in even during cold weather Sholar also owns Fast Eddies Chicken at Seventh and Central He bought the Bon Air in 1981 from Lotteo Belaco whose family owned it for 40 years Sholar moved his operation from the Wayside Inn on Elm Street after buying the Bon Air The SMITH Fourth Street that was the for The city property Sholar will buy is a small parcel in the 1500 block of East Broadway where the for mer city scales were oper ated 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