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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 ngerous Accidents plague Dial Corp entrance PageBl Mystery solved Comic book creator bought 70th home run ball PageGl The outlook Partly sunny and mild high near 55 low near46 Vol 164 No cents Tuesday February Business of the month Pharmacies have prescrip tion for success PagelM After the rain The normally trashfilled ditch along Old EdWardsville Road in Roxana was clean Monday after overflowing from heavy rains and its trash along the roadside Farmer Tom Prager used a shovel to channel standing water from his soybean field into a nearby ditch north of Fosterburg on Monday The BADMAN Farm fields remain flooded By DARRYL HOWLETT Telegraph staff writer SOUTH ROXANA Things are returning to normal for residents in South Roxana after fighting flooding problems over the weekend However land owners just south of the village still have plenty of standing water in farm fields after weekend rains left more than 2 inch es of water South Roxana Public Works fore man Allen Anderson said two employees worked through Sunday night to pump the water out Everythings just Anderson said Monday All the waters gone We started around 5 Sunday and pumped the water until sometime overnight We just opened all the ditches to make sure everything was running Weve been out cleaning the ditches preparing for anymore rain With two people working were doing the best we Jack Helmkamp a coowner of familyowned farm property just south of the village said for now planting season will go according to schedule Theres still a lot of water stand he said Its farm ground and its not planting season Planting season usually starts in late March or early April Eventually the water See FIELDS Page A7 Touchdown for board Bethalto vindicated after appellate court reverses CM suspension decision By REBECCA HOPKINS Telegraph staff writer BETHALTO The Bethalto Board of Education has been vindi cated in its stand in the case of nine football players suspended in October in violation of the districts zerotolerance policy on alcohol use At a press conference Monday evening Bethalto School Board President Tom Beiermann read a statement announcing that on Friday the Fifth District Appellate Court had reversed and remanded Judge Phillip Kardis decision allowing nine football players to finish trie season on the field in spite of the schools disciplinary Beiermann said he was extremely please with the courts unanimous ruling It means the decision we made was correct and we acted according to Beiermann said I am BOARD Ducks ready to fly after bout with death By DARRYL HOWLETT Telegraprustaff writer BRIGHTON After a bout withjdeath 11 mallard ducks arefree to live again in the wild The diicks were covered with oil a Wood River Refining Co oil spill in Hartford on Jan 13 The spill which took place alonglhe Mississippi River was apparently caused by a broken pipe Workers with Treehouse Wildlife Center Inc near Brighton have treated the 18 ducks that survived the spill which killed five ducks We released 11 of them last said Pam Lippert clinic supervisor at the center have seven of them remaining at the center and they will proba bly be released within the next week We had three people from TriState Bird Rescue and Research working on the ducks along with ten people from The Treehouse Wildlife Center inc volunteer Pam Lippert holds one of seven ducks who remain at the shelter after being treated for exposure to diesel fuel from a Jan 13 spill by the Wood River Refining Co into the Mississippi River at Hartford Workers recently released 18 of the 25 ducks being treated and hope to release See DUCKS Page A7 the others next week GOOfliii Mornimj Bulletin Board D5 Business 01 Classifieds C5 Ashlock Congecton Desper Hamm Herzog Hill Holliday Marks Reid Soper Suire Wanick Webb Scoreboard Final SIUE chancellor candidate visits campus By SANFORD J SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE The last of three candidates for the SIUE chancellor post to visit campus is a former SIUE pro fessor and administrator whose current post is just across from Cincinnati Paul Gaston provost and executive vice president at Northern Kentucky University said Monday he spends much of his time keep ing contacts with leaders in Cincinnati He said building relationships would be a key part of his effort as chan cellor of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville He said he was a member of a group called Leadership Cincinnati a Chamber of Commerce organization as well as a member of the Covington Business Council in Coyington across the Ohio River from Cincinnati It sends a message that we dont stop at the Gaston said Monday at an open meeting on campus of faculty staff and members of the public I even did a tour of duty with a police Gaston said in describing his activi ties in the larger city Responding to a question from the audience Gaston said that as chancellor he would expect to take the lead in developing new sources of revenue for the university It will not happen unless See SIUE Page A7 D o A The M BARNES Paul L Gaston a candidate for chancellor at SIUE answers questions Monday during a Visit to the campus TRUCKLOAD CARPET SALE AND COMMIRCIAL DISCOUNT CARPET 3475 HUMBERT RD ALTON 4652622   

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