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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - February 13, 1999, Alton, Illinois SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Something new Salon 140 offers much more than haircuts Page IM Boys hoops Alton goes down to Kahoks 67-551 Page B-l * The outlook Mostly sunny and wanner; high near 37, low near 21 Page DB Farm life Tiek family worked to keg) the farmhouse ‘feel’ Page C l ammm Vol. 164, No. 29 — 50 cents Saturday, February 13,1999 www.thetelegraph.com CIIHTON NOT GUIDTY Time to move on, ‘Profoundly sorry,’ president says By DARRYL HOWLETT Telegraph staff writer Illinois political leaders said it’s time to move forward in the wake of President Clinton’s acquittal in his impeachment trial Friday. “I come out of this feeling very good with how the institution of our government has held," Republican Sen. Peter Fitzgerald said. “While I voted to convict, I nonetheless feel good about how our founding fathers set up our institutions.” Fitzgerald, in Washington, D.C., said his first 38 days in office have been unforgettable. ■ See LAWMAKERS. Page A-7 President Clinton ‘He won’ WASHINGTON (AP) - William Jefferson Clinton won bipartisan acquittal Friday in the Senate, concluding a searing national drama that tarnished him forever as the second president to be impeached. Clinton told Americans he was “profoundly sorry” for what he said and did in the Monica Lewinsky affair that triggered it all. Clinton “hereby is acquitted of the charges,” declared Chief Justice William Rehnquist after a somber Senate twice refused to vote the two-thirds majority need ed for conviction. Senators also put the idea of censure aside, probably for good. The first vote, on perjury, was 55-45 against, with IO Republicans joining all 45 Democrats voting not guilty. The second vote, on obstruction of justice, was 50-50, with five Republicans breaking ranks to join the Democrats. Moments after the trial ended, Republicans bottled up an effort led by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to censure Clinton for “shameless, reckless and indefensible” behavior. Several ■ No winners ■ Public relieved ■ ‘Comeback Kid’ Page C-2 Democrats said they did not expect the issue to resurface when lawmakers return to the Capitol after a break. “Let’s move on. He won. He always wins,” said one Republican, Bob Smith of New Hampshire, who twice voted to ■ See CLINTON, Page A-7 I I I Area/Illinois . .A-3,8 Bulletin Board .B-6 Classifieds ... .C-6 Comics .......D-5 Editorial ......A-4 Horoscope----D-5 Nation/world .C-2,4 Obituaries.....A-5 Barnett, Haushalter, Kress, McLain, McManus, Nash, Patrick, Rettig, Rolloff, Smith, Thompson Television.....C-5 Damaged volt line knocks out power 111 wind Norma Thomas sorts through items in her mother s house on West Panther Creek Road in Calhoun County Friday. The entire upstairs of the house was blown off by a tornado Thursday afternoon. A car at the house was crushed by debris that collapsed on top of it. Calhoun digs out after tornado By THOMAS WRAUSMANN Telegraph staff writer BELLVIEW - Friends and neighbors rallied together in the aftermath of Thursday’s tornado in northern Calhoun County, which severely damaged several houses. The tornado touched down near Bellview and Mozier about 2:20 p m., said an official from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department. More photos Page A-6 It ripped down West Panther Creek Road, knocking down large numbers of trees, destroying sheds and damaging houses and other buildings. The torna do was accompanied by severe storms Bellview is northwest of Kampsville ■ See TORNADO, Page A-7 By DARRYL HOWLETT Telegraph staff writer ALTON — Strong winds in the area may have damaged a volt line, causing businesses along Homer Adams Parkway to lose power. Shoppers had to be evacuated from the Big Kmart and Target stores after power surges early Friday afternoon. “The power outage was caused by some problems at a 34,000 volt line near the Alton Amtrak station,” Ameren UE spokeswoman Susan Gallagher said “Everything was back on line within 30 minutes. The problem affected 1,000 of our customers. We believe the wind caused a jumper inside the line to burn.” Gallagher said the line is connected to three sub-stations “Our customers were not (completely) out of power. The power was flickering on and off,” she said ■ See WIND. Page A-7 The Telegraph/JOHN BADMAN An Alton firelighter pulls hose into position at the Zephyr Quick Marl at 1110 E. Broadway in Alton Friday evening atter a woman drove her car into a gasoline pump, setting it on fire. Alton police arrested the driver. See story and additional photo, page A-7.
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