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Alton Telegraph Newspaper Archive: February 17, 1999 - Page 1

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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND Sports GMboys dunkEAWR 5845 PageCl 33 50 cents Something fishy x I Cooking seafood is easy if a I few rules are followed The outlook Partly sunny and cool high near low near 28 February A tradition VentimigUa f amity opens Italia Bakehouse andBistro PageDl Construction continues The BARNES South bound traffic along Illinois Route 3 is rerouted as construction on the bridge by New Poag Road in Hartford is under See Page A3 CM players attorney seeks compromise Wants to approach board about modified suspension By REBECCA HOPKINS Telegraph staff writer BETHALTO A compromise is being pro posed to the Bethalto School Board in an effort to resolve the suspension of nine football play ers last Gregory an attorney for the players who were accused of violating the districts zerotolerance policy on alcohol first attempted to approach the board with the pro posal at a 10 executive but was asked to leave the Tobins original proposal suggested that the board consider community service as a discipli nary action rather than In a call to The Telegraph on Tobin offered an amended proposal that would include some form of modified He did not elab orate on a specific but did say that the students parents would approve of We would like to approach the school board with Tobin The parents involved have approached the school board on several but were rebuffed by The par ents want the opportunity to be heard before the school board to discuss this lawsuit with See Page A7 Voumard died of autopsy says By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE An that former Alton Mayor diedSunday of a cerebral the Madison County Coroners office report ed Residents of the community are shocked by the sudden death of who served the people of Alton as city mayor and a Madison County Board He was on the County Board at the M JLJ time of his death for thp Pltv ftf Sunday IUC V1 The Alton Alton and its Fire Department rescue squad arrived at Voumards home People of all walks of from laborers to continue to remember whose lifelong dream was to be elected mayor in My and I are saddened by the death of Ed Jerry said Ed poured out his heart and soul for the city of Alton and its Voumard was a strong voice for major improvements to help the future of Costello Ed worked together to get for major projects such as the new Clark Bridge and the develop L OUt IllS about Sunday and attempted to revive the former mayor who had He was rushed to Alton Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead at The coroners office report ed Tuesday that the official cause of death was a cerebral The visitation for Voumard will be from 4 to 8 Thursday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where a funeral service will be at 11 Jerry Costello DBelleville Alton Marina on the the congressman Alton City Clerk Mary Boulds praised who taught her to operate the city clerks I started to work as Eds secretary when he was city clerk in Boulds Ed was a wonderful teacher to Boulds Alton Fire David was the fire chief under who was mayor from 1989 to See Page A7 The SMITH Arfelle and Tawana react to the loud shrill of a smoke detector set off by Chae Li Yong of the Madison County Health Department Youngs child safety presentation at the Johnson Center taught the children about gun the importance of wearing helmets and and other safety Program teaches children safety basics Good Morning v V Food Wilson Television By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Using bright yellow and blue plastic toy telephones on kindergarten and secondgrade pupils at Johnson Elementary School prac ticed calling 911 during a child safety pro The presented by the Madison County Health teaches children safety basics such as how to call for help in an how to report a fire and what to do if they see a Im shocked sometimes at the answers kids will said Madison County Health Educator Chae Li Many times students will say they should kick the gun or pick it up with a Yong presents the safety program to pupils in kindergarten through third grade throughout the As part of the pupils race to put on knee pads and elbow pads for try on life vests and feel an artificial brain to see how soft the brain is anfl how easily it can be Yong also encourages students to remind their parents to check the batter ies in their smoke detectors at home each month on the date of the childs Last year the program was presented to more than children in the I think we saw some improvements after the Yong Yong also does a safety presentation for middle school pupils which focuses around a game called Amazing Both presentations are available for all districts in the Any school inter ested in the safety presentation can con tact Yong at the Madison County Health hope some of the parochial schools will pick up the and even some of the larger districts that dont have it Yong Board may strengthen adult business rules By PAUL MACKIE Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE The Madison County Board is expected to pass an amend ment to its ordinance of regu lations for adult businesses at its monthly meeting this morn If todays amendment is approved by the it will strengthen the countys rules for businesses that sell adult Land Use Committee mem bers said Tuesday they will recommend the amendment to the full County The adult industry is changing and said Joe Madison County building and zoning adminis The committee felt the need to provide some type of mostly through previous court Were not allowed to say no to peo ple who want to open adult shops because its a violation See Page A7 miles mm Mot Off All sales prices include all doc fees extra 6566340 Hway J59 1 Edwardsville Glen Carbon starting at   

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