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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - February 3, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 PageGl j Signs of warmer weather j Mt helps fade away i the grays of winter The outlook Increasing clouds and warmer with the high 53 and the low 31 PagelW Vol 164 No 19 cents Wednesday February Celebrating 10 years Owner of Alton Auto Body marks anniversary of his dream job v Sandidge outlines improvements By LINDA N WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Mayor Don Sandidge saved his surprise for last during his annual State of the City speech Tuesday night Youve got a White Castle he told applauding members of the East End Improvement Association Inc in the meeting room of the Alton Sports Tap White Castle is coming mayor announces Sandidge had joked that when the popular hamburger restaurant is coming to Alton is one of the most frequently asked questions he fields He said company officials in St Louis confirmed Friday that they had purchased land on the Homer Adams Parkway near Ace Hardware The eatery will be built later this year he said Sandidge spoke for 30 min utes first reviewing the citys progress over the past year then looking forward to improvements in coming months He said work is progressing on aligning Henry Street at LandmarksBoulevard and adding another traffic lane Improvements also are planned at the Market Street entrance to the Alton Belle Casino while plans to renovate its Eagles Nest restaurant have been scrapped in favor of adding a paddlewheel vessel at the east end of the area Sandidge said the city awaits matching funds from the Army Corps of Engineers to improve the riverfront area to the Melvin Price Locks and Dam area He also updated progress on road work the OwensIllinois project on Broadway beautifi cation projects the citys for giveable loan program to attract residents and efforts to keep Laclede Steel in the city Sandidge said the Alton Marina which has an 85 per cent occupancy will be expanded with more slips There are a lot of smaller boats but the larger boats want to come he said We are going to move the smaller boats in toward shore after See SANDIDGE Page A7 BADMAN XT mi DMUIViaW A firefighter pulls hose through the heavy smoke of a house fire Tuesday at 101 Missouri Avenue in South ftbxana1 Firefighters from Roxana helped bring the fire under control At left Morgan Russell 5 who lived in the house with her parents watches the fire with her grandmother Nancy Russell of Wood River family homeless By DARRYL HOWLETT writer SOUTH ROXANA Five mem bers of a family are homeless after a fire apparently started by a can dle destroyed their home Tuesday afternoon Steven and Stephanie Orlandini had been renting the house in the 100 block of Missouri Avenue No one was injured in the fire The husband and two kids were inside at the time of the fire which started in the childrens bed South Roxana Fire Chief Jim Eich said The one bedroom arid bathroom received fire dam age and the rest of the house received smoke and heat The family which includes chil dren ages 5 3 and 2 had been rent ing the house for three months and doesnt have renters insurance I picked up my daughter from school and went to WalMart When I came back the house was on Stephanie Orlandini said Steven Orlandini said he was in his bedroom watching television with two of the children when he noticed smoke Orlandini said the fire was prob ably caused by a qandle in his chil drens bedroom The family cat was uninjured Firefighters from South Roxana and Roxana put out the fire in 20 minutes Steven Orlandini said the family would probably overnight with relatives in Wood River Good Morning Bulletin Board A6 Business D1 Classifieds i Comics Editorial Horoscope D6 1 D5 Ball Batty Bekemeyer Edvyards Runta Schneider Worthy Scoreboard C2 Stocks sues former By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE A lawyer is taking two former partners to court to stop the loss of his business after the breakup of their firm Wood River lawyer Rodney J Pitts filed suit this week against David W Dugan of Alton and Theodore R Diaz of Godfrey The suit seeks a temporary restraining order to keep Dugan and Diaz from using equipment and records it says they took from the firm last In recent days the pair set up a new law office at Illinois Route ill and Airline Drive in See LAWYER Page A7 The BADMAN John Payne left an SIDE graduate student from San Jose and Joslyn E Glasper of East St Louis look over items for sale at the cultural bazaar Tuesday Iri the Goshen Lounge of the Delyte W Morris University Center Students get look at blackowned businesses By SANFORD J SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE A cul turalbazaar had much to teacfr students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville The walls were lined with booths displaying the wares of blackowned businesses as well as businesses selling items with an African American link V Vendors said the students seemed to react well to the items and took some home to expand their minds The students bought a lot pf books with a black history said Deborah Gipson a member of the Black History Month Organizing Committee T February is Black History See STUDENTS Page loaded miles Four Flags Motor c Mil sales prices Include all incentives TOJC license jocfm extra 6566340 OldsmotHe starting at So Hway 159 1 mi N of1270 Edwardsville I Glen Carbon   

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