Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - February 5, 1999, Alton, Illinois SERVING TUE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Bridge work The Telegraph/JOHN BADMAN A worker guides a piece of steel Thursday for a coffer dam in the Cahokia Diversion Canal on Illinois Route 3 in Hartford, where work continues to replace the aging set of bridges over the canal. The 1950 bridges are being replaced at a cost of $5.1 million. Judge orders three lawyers to share files By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE — A judge granted a temporary restraining order Thursday to force three lawyers to share client files until the breakup of their law firm is complete. Associate Judge Barbara Crowder ordered David W Dugan and Theodore R Diaz to turn over all files they took from the Wood River office of their former law partner, Rodney J. Pitts, by ll a.m. today. Pitts then has until ll a m. Monday to give back to Diaz and Dugan the original files that he does not dispute and make copies of all oth-ers -Everybody will have a copy of everything,” Crowder said. ■ See LAWYERS, Page A-7 Good Morning! Area/Illinois .. .A-3 Bulletin Board .A-6 Classifieds ... .C-3 Comics .......D-6 Editorial ......A-4 Horoscope ... .D-6 Nation........D-5 Obituaries A-5 Bekemeyer, Farrow, Hamilton, Henson, Jerome, Russell, Simpson, Tiona, Woof! Region C-1-3 Television D-7 Godfrey names parks director By TONY D. MASINELLI For The Telegraph GODFREY - The village has tapped a Salem parks and recreation director to head its new Parks and Recreation Department. The village’s Board of Trustees voted to establish the department and appoint George Bryant as its director at its Tuesday meeting Bryant comes to Godfrey from Salem, where he was parks and recreation director for 19 years. He is a past president of the Southern Illinois Parks and Recreation Association and is certified by the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association as a leisure professional. Before working in Salem, Bryant was the recreation director and family counselor for the juvenile intervention program in Mount Vernon. “I’m extremely delighted to have someone with George’s background as our parks director,” Mayor Mike Campion said. “I’m enthusi- ■ See GODFREY, PAGE A-7 ■■■■■■I SIUE looks forward to landmark’ dormitory By SANFORD J. SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE — SIU officials are expecting approval next week of a bond issue to finance a $21 million dormitory at Edwardsville. “This will be a landmark project for the university," said David Werner, chancellor of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He said the project, scheduled for completion in 2*2 years, will re-enforce the trend toward enrolling students from outside the Metro East. He said the university has recruited students from small communities in Illinois east of SIUE. Many of the students in the first two dorms to open on campus have been from those communities, Werner said. Officials said the campus has acquired more of a traditional atmosphere of a residential campus with the opening of Prairie and Woodland halls in the past five years. The first two residence halls were full almost as soon as they opened “Based on the success of Woodland and ■ See SIUE, Page A-7 Telegraph/JOHN Godfrey’s new parks and recreation department director, George Bryant, with three of this season’s sluggers: Christopher Campbell, 10, left, Carey Cappel, 13, center, and Alex Nieters, 6, all of Godfrey. 1.800-833-9424 Touch Tone 24 Hours (Illinois Sales Tax Included in Loan) ‘Tour Credit is not as Bad as you think We are the leader in getting you approved! (314) 414-1600 1-55 AT MERAMEC BOTTOM RD., SOUTH COUNTY MO (314) 931-1600 1400 N. HWY. 67 (LINDBERGH), FLORISSANT, MO (314) 895-1600 1-270 & MCDONNELL BLVD., HAZELWOOD, MO J (314) 939-1600 LTO OUTER RO BETWEEN CAVE SPRINGS A SIO RIVERS SAU DR, ST. PETERS MO Anti) Credit Help Shannon heads for CSC Summit AFLCIO holds local Social Security meeting . PageC-1 Hoops action Big men featured at s center court Page B-l Tho outlook Cloudy with a chance of showers; high near 52 ara a low near 39 Page D-8 Vol. 164, No. 21 — 50 cents Friday, February 5,1999 Video Ifldoo Rental business putting emphasis on digital video disks Page D-l www.thetelegraph.com By LOUIE KORAC Telegraph sports writer ST. LOUIS — After 23 seasons of coaching in the Metro East, Bob Shannon is taking his coaching skills across the Mississippi River to Missouri. Shannon made it official at a news conference Thursday after much speculation in — recent days about his Co-workers, future. He was intro- * oam .aart duced as the new head learn reau football coach at Page o-i christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis. Shannon succeeds Bryan Hagerty, who relinquished his coaching duties after the 1998 season. Hagerty coached at CBC for 25 years. CBC went 4-6 last season. Shannon leaves Alton High School after three seasons. He compiled an 8-19 record at Alton, while going 1-8 this past season. In addition to ii A lton is a nice communi-r\ty, and we did the best we could do there, and I think that we put the program right and it was headed in the right direction.” Bob Shannon departing Alton High football coach coaching, Shannon was the school’s athletic director. He will remain athletic director for the remainder of the school year. He will turn 55 in July, making him eligible for early retirement in Illinois. At the news conference, Shannon was seated alongside Hagerty and Brother Lawrence Humphrey, CBC president. Shannon was given a CBC baseball cap and two coaching pullovers by Hagerty. “Ifs a pleasure for me to be here, among this tight-knit organization," said Shannon after receiving a loud ovation from media members and some IOO students who attended the news conference. “I had some phone calls today from some parents (of Alton), and I was a little surprised that they felt the way they did. Some of them thanked me for working with the kids. I had some kids come by and give me cards. “Alton is a nice community, and we did the best we could do there, and I think that we put the program right and it was headed in the right direction,” he said. But Shannon said he told them it was time to move on, especially “after having the opportunity to come here ... and be a part of an organi- ■ See SHANNON, Page A-7 For The Telegraph/MARY BUTKUS Bob Shannon speaks at a press conference announcing his departure as Alton High School football coach to take the coaching job at Christian Brothers College High School, where he will replace Bryan Hagerty, in background.