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Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1999, Alton, Illinois V I SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 New lob Bob Shannon Celebrating Catholic schools Many special activities fill week PageBl The outlook j Offering solutions Partly doudy and a I Telsar leads little cooler high the way in near 44 low near 31 i hightech I locally PageDl Vol 164 No 19 50 cents Tuesday February Chancellor candidate visits SIUE By SANFORD J SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE The first candi date for the SIUE chancellor post to visit campus said Monday he was attracted here by the relative newness of the uni versity This university is still forming said David L Potter vice presi dent for executive affairs at George Mason University in Fairfax Va Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is 42 years old Potter said the university is still grow ing and building and the development may allow the school to better adapt to rapid change of the technological age Potter spoke on campus at an open forum for faculty staff andmembers of the public In a questionanswer period See VISIT Page A7 The WHITWORTH David L Potter candidate for SIUE chancellor speaks Monday at the University Center Firefighters contract OK d New pact runs from April 1 to March By LINDA N WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Aldermen unanimously approved a fiveyear pact with firefighters Monday evening after being locked in executive session for nearly two hours The new contract with Local 1255 of the International Association of Firefighters runs from April 1 to March 31 2004 It provides a raise of percent for each of the first three years Contract talks then will reopen to negotiate raises for the last two years of the agreement City and fire department representatives all said they were happy to have the lengthy pact in place We came to a mutual understanding about each said Capt Jim McFarlane presi dent of Local 1255 We never had any issue that needed an arbitrator I think a fiveyear contract is good for both sides it is beneficial to the city and to Retired Capt Glenn Walters who was on the firefighters negotiating team said he has been involved in contract talks since 1962 and these ran the smoothest Both sides Walters said Fire Chief Donald Dugan and Mayor Donald Sandidge said they were pleased with the con tract and the negotiations process We did a great job negotiating a fiveyear See CONTRACT Page A7 Keeping the beat Durbin discusses Clintons future By SANFORD J SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE The states senior senator predict ed President Clinton will con tinue to be an effective leader after the Senate declines to remove him from office That is the single most important question I i pwjnokv have been L6WinSKy asking questioned Sen Page D5 Dick Durbin DSpringfield said Monday Durbin spoke at a class in American government at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville He said he has noted that Clinton recently managed to See DURBIN Page A7 Bailiff accused of bribery receives probation By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE courthouse bailiff accused of brib ing a county official has been placed on 18 months probation and resigned his old job after entering a guilty plea Norman M Bertagnolli 66 of Wood River also faces Bertagnolli six months jail time once his proba tionary period is over subject to the discretion of the judge special prose cutor Thomas Denby said Monday It is possible that he could do everything he is supposed to do and still end up going to Denby said Its primarily whether or not he toes the Bertagnolli declined to comment on the case and referred questions to his attorney Ed Unsell of East Alton Unsell said his client was very The first thing he said to me was Youre looking at the dumbest client that youve ever had Ive waited 65 years to do something this Unsell said Hes very Bertagnolli an 11year bailiff in traffic and family court recently sent a letter resigning his post effective June 1 of last year Unsell said Bertagnolli was fined as part of a plea agreement reached by attor neys last month He must also undergo treatment directed by the probation department See BAILIFF Page A7 tt FTIhe first thing he JL said to me was Youre looking at the dumbest client that youve ever Ed Unsell Bertagnollis attorney Morning Bulletin Board D6 Business ClassifiedsC6 Editorial Bader Barr Bechdoldt Curfam Isaacs Mudd Pohl Schwartzkopf Scoreboard TRUCKLOAD CARPET SAll TOO ROLLS IN STOCK wlwS DISCOUNT CARPET
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