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   Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - February 10, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                 Players’ fates to be decided  Board meets tonight  By REBECCA HOPKINS and MICHAEL HAYES  Telegraph staff writers  BETHALTO - Attorneys for nine suspended Civic Memorial High School players are hopeful a resolution can be reached between the players and the school.  Attorneys Greg Tobin and Bob Ramsey said they are encouraged after hearing the School Board’s reaction Monday to the appellate court decision that upheld the school’s power to suspend the students in question.   M 1 am hopeful that, given the nature of their statement, we  can resolve this matter quickly," Tobin said.  School Board President Tom Beiermann said the School Board will meet tonight to decide what direction to go in disciplining the students now that the football season is over. The meeting is set for 7 p m. at the district’s administration building, 322. E. Central.  Beiermann said in a statement Monday that the district is “extremely pleased” that the court sided with the district’s belief that playing high school football is a privilege, not a right.  ■ See PLAYERS, Page A-11  SIUE expected to name chancellor March ll  By SANFORD J. SCHMIDT  Telegraph staff writer  EDWARDSVILLE Officials at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville said they expect to introduce a new chancellor at a March ll Board of Trustees meeting  A search committee’s summaries of campus visits of three candidates are scheduled to be in the hands of Southern Illinois University President Ted Sanders today.  Sanders will make the final decision, an SIUE spokesman said, after consulting with the  12-member search committee, headed by Professor Gerald Pogatshnik.  The committee has been working on the selection since the resignation in August 1997 of Nancy Belck. David Werner has served as chancellor since Belck’s departure.  About 45 people applied for the post. The committee interviewed eight applicants Dec 12 and Dec. 13 in St. Louis, spending about two hours with each candidate.  The committee then nar-  ■ See SIUE, Page A-11  SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836  Nigh school boys  S’westemeO, j TODAY S FOOD |  Roxana 491 simply lovely  r  Jei iif y6 ^ Valentine’s Day is the perfectI EIB ti. Sand    time to ixidu^ in sweets  PageC-1:  PageB-1 :  mm  Tho outlook  Partly sunny and warm. High i 68; low 53  Page IW :  Vol. 164, No. 26 — 50 cents  Wednesday, February 10,1999  Home delivery  Decorating and More brin! service light to the front door  Page IM  www.thetelegraph.com   Winter  will  return  Mercury to fall after one more day of ‘spring’  By ANDE YAKSTIS  Telegraph staff writer  ALTON — A blast of cold air and thunderstorms may blow the unseasonably warm gulf air out of the area tonight.  “Warm air from the Gulf of Mexico drifted through the Alton area with an above-normal temperature of 60 degrees on Tuesday,” said Dale Bechtold, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in St. Louis.  The warm air will hover over the area today, with the temperature climbing into the upper 60s, Bechtold said.  “It’ll be nearly 20 degrees higher than the normal 43 degrees for a February day.”  Late tonight, however, cooler air with thundershowers may blow out of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Bechtold said.  “Some of the thunderstorms may be heavy. We’ll feel colder air on Thursday with a high in the mid-40s.”  Temperatures Friday morning will stay in the mid-30s until afternoon, Bechtold said.  “We’ll see the temperature drop from about 63 degrees on Wednesday to the mid-30s on Friday," he said.  More than 6 inches of water continues to flood some farm fields from Alton to Edwardsville from heavy downpours Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Nearly 3.6 inches of rain were recorded near Edwardsville and pushed the Cahokia and  ■ See WINTER. Page A-11  The Telegraph/JOHN badman  A worker from J.F. Edwards Construction Co. in Geneseo had plenty of sunshine and a cloudless sky Tuesday as he worked to replace a light pole that lights a main pier of the Clark Bridge. Several poles on the bridge have developed cracks.  Good;#;  Morning  1998 TMS Am Conmmi ^  loaded, 3,xxx miles  Four Flags  yMofrkF fnr <  mm  nm im *  Motor, inc,  MI wies prices include all Lin eman. Tax, license, doc fees extra 656-6340  poNrcw,  Oldsmobile  starting  So. Hu uy 159(1 ml. N. of1-270) Ldwarthville / Glen (Turban  I999Aum  2.9% A.P.H.  im  The Telegraph/JOHN BADMAN Janice Lesane Katambwa spins a yarn for pupils Tuesday at the Alton Head Start office. Children react to a funny skit performed by Katambwa and some student volunteers.  Children learn to African beat    #     __  By DARRYL HOWLETT  Telegraph staff writer  ALTON — The beats of African instruments, linked with colorful storytelling, brought smiles from children of everyjcolor Tuesday.  Storyteller and African culture specialist Janice Lesane Katambwa entertained children at the Alton Head Start center as part of Black  History Month celebrations.  Katambwa, of Cahokia, is a South Carolina native who spent several years in Africa as a missionary.  It was with the feel and sound of    Africa that  Katambwa captured the hearts of the Head Start children,  “I taught school in a small ■ See AFRICAN Page A-11  Area/Illinois .A-3-10 Bulletin Board .A-6  Business D-1  Classifieds C-8  Comics.......D-6  Editorial ......A-4  Horoscope D-6  Nation/world .A-10-12  Obituaries A-5  Adams, Birkner, Heckman, Holladay, Houck, Jenkins, Ozee, Rummer, Shinn, Smith  Scoreboard C-2  Stocks........D-2  Television D-7  Weather.......D-8   

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