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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                Coupons and special offers inside most editions I j SPORTS Milestone fflafka gets TOOBi win at Bunker Hill PageBl He means business Mayor Sandidge sees prosperity in Altons future PageDl Plenty of fresh air Topless Mitsubishi Spyder wont be caught in the slow lane PageGl The outlook Partly sunny High 48 low 35 PageDS Morning Bulletin Board Brown Carver Darr Qawdy Fahrig Franklin Gillespie Maine Hawes Kessinger Lucker Mateyka Montanez Pruitt Tolliver Vanfossen Young Stocks Vol 164 No 9 Serving the River Bend Since 1836 January LSD making a comeback Drug seizures in Madison County 1998 Amounts of controlled substances and cash seized during 1998 by tactical officers conducting raids for the Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois These amounts do not include controlled sub SlftCtK stances purchased by MEGSIs undercover agents Totals are in grams Courtly v Cocaine Crack Mushrooms Cash Alton 420 first series ahi use of the area By STEVE Telegraph s Althoug cocaine a remain ti problem d there has Bethalto 6 27 135 Porrtoon 30 RoMWood 12 Law enforcement authorities fight rebirth of Ws hallucinogens of a threepart marijuana crack clearly the most serious trend in the use of hallucino genics during the last year authorities say The Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois uses undercover and tactical offi cers from local law enforce ment agencies to battle the drug problem in the Metro East MEGSIs jurisdiction includes Madison St Clair and Monroe counties See LSD Page A11 Area pair to usher at papal Mass By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer WOOD RIVER Sandy and Wally Ventimiglias dream will come true Wednesday when they will be ushers at the Mass to be celebrated by Pope John Paul II in the Trans World Dome in St Louis Its a onceinalifetime experience to see Pope John Paul in person and to be picked to be an usher at the Mass of the Holy Wally Ventimiglia said The Ventimiglias will help usher people to the popes front worship altar at the dome to receive Holy Communion from the pon tiff and his assistant priests Its hard to believe we will be in the same service in the presence of the Holy Father who is such a kind loving and humble Sandy Ventimiglia said It will be a blessing for all of Thousands of people will See MASS Page A11 The BADMAN Sandy and Wally Ventimiglia members of St Bernards Catholic Church in Wood River will be ushers Wednesday at the Mass to be celebrated by Pope John Paul II in the Trans World Dome in St Louis Furor erupts in Senate House plan to interview Lewinsky disrupts trigl WASHINGTON AP President Clintons impeachment trial dissolved into partisan debate Saturday as lawmakers and lawyers alike dueled over a surprise attempt by House prosecutors to question Monica Lewinsky before the Senate decides whether to call witnesses With party lines hardening Majority Leader Trent Lott announced at days end that SenateRepublicans would submit writ ten questions to Clinton as early as Monday to resolve some of the inconsistencies in the case Within an hour the White House said its lawyers not Clinton would respond The furor erupted as District Judge Norma Holloway Johnson ordered Lewinsky to appear for questioning either by House prosecutors or by lawyers from independent counsel Kenneth Starrs office on the prosecutors behalf if she wishes Lewinsky flew back to Washington from California to comply She arrived at the Mayflower Hotel walking in wearing a baseball cap and surrounded by jostling TV cameramen I See FUROR Page A11 The race is on Cub Scouts show off handmade vehicles By LINDA N WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON The coolest cars in town showed their stuff Saturday at Alton Square zipping down a custommade racetrack in a blaze of bright colors About 150 Cub Scouts in the Piasa Bird District of the Trails West Council had their handmade Pinewood Derby vehicles mea sured weighed and reg istered then raced When the big time came wooden cars an Army trucks and even a black lim ousine lined up to race on the plastic Phantom a nphere is everything from 1 real sleek modified ones to the basic we called it the Phantom The boys and their parents had fashioned the vehicles in recent weeks from wooden blocks in kits they bought The rules were that the cars had to be no more than 2 inches wide and 7 inches long and weigh no more than 5 ounces The Scouts took it from there many of them fabricating cars with pointed front ends painting them bright red or black or green and decorating them wherever their imaginations took them Mike Morris The BADMAN Bethalto Cub Scout Pack 101 members Mason Copeland 9 left Brent Madison 9 center and Scott McGarney 10 judge their teammates entries in the Pinewood Derby races Saturday in Alton Square Track With excitement building the vehicles raced or rumbled down the track The first car of each relay to pass through a light beam won The winning time flashed on an electronic digital Scoreboard Mike Morris of Bethalto the districts Pinewood Derby chairman said he and two other men built the wooden track in secret four years ago The surface is covered with polyvinyl chloride for speed and durability The majority of people in the council knew nothing about he said proudly Thats why There is everything from real sleek modi districts Pinewood Derby chairman fled ones to the basic Morris said Winners received trophies donated by Wood River Refining and all participants got a variety of racing themed goods as prizes Morris said he solicit ed donations from racing web sites on the Internet for the past six months getting more than items Everybody will get Morris said I wanted to do something that was truly rac ingoriented Ive been a racing fan all of my See RACE Page A11 110 H Adams Parkway HUGE SAVINGS ON ALL SPAS Nor4ic Hot Tubs IAU PRIC8D PROM   

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