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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - March 18, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Play ball Eulta Cougars split I Classic domeheader musical withCentral icomesto Missouri j the Fox PageBl PageC1 The outlook Mostly sunny and cooler high near low near 30 PageD6 Familiar name Newly opened restaurant hopes to cater to lunch crowd PageDl 62 cents March Laclede to delay closing mills By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer ALTON Laclede Steel and the Steelworkers union have agreed to postpone closing the tube mill and 22 inch mill and explore a plan for million to million in improvements at the Alton If the plan well be securing the future and jobs at Laclede Steel in Alton for many years said Terry president of United Steelworkers Local The agreement was ham mered but after four days of negotiations and signed by a union official fcnd Brew chief operating officer at i complimented Laclede officials for their good faith negotiations with union to reach an agree to help keep the Alton nt were many hours of discussion between the union and to reach the vVjr See LACLEDE Page AT Fire leads to evacuation The BADMAN Firefighters use a scrub brush and hose to wash down fellow firefighter Eric Dilks of Meadowbrook at Dugan Tool back in Bethalto Wednesday after a that was believed to have involved hazardous Chemicals force out residents By REBECCA HOPKINS Telegraph staff writer BETHALTO A longtime business was heavily damaged in a fire Wednesday and the possibility of haz ardous materials at the site prompted firefighters to evac uate nearby The Bethalto Police Department received art alarm call to Dugan Tool 41 MacArthur at a m More photos report page B5 i n g that fire and snioke werecom ing through the roof of the building housing the manufac turing Owner Joe Muscarella indicated to fire fighters that there were sever al types of chemicals stored in barrels in the Those chemicals were determined to be chromic alkaline black oxidizing niklad and ammonium Assistant Fire Chief Mike Lehneji said the evacuation was precautionary in case arty of the barrels had ing the vlv The exact types of chemv cals were not known Lehnen Page A7 Crash injures pickup driver By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer MITCHELL A motorist was injured Wednesday when his pickup truck smashed into the rear of a tractortrailer on Interstate flipped three times and landed upside driver of the pickup yyas rushed to Anderson Hospital in A spokeswoman there identified himias Roy Taylor but could nt provide information about hisage or place of was admitted to the hospital Wednesday night and waslisted in stable the spokeswoman I felt a thump and looked iti imy rearview mirror and the pickup flip three said Gary Shriner of the driver of the Both the pickup and the tractortrailer were westbound when the crash occurred just before 5 on 1270 between Interstate 255 and Illinois Route Illinois State Police Shriner said he was travel ing at the 55 mph speed limit when he felt the You can imagine how fast he was going if you saw that truck Shriner The cab of the pickup was Taylor was ejected and had to be extricated from beneath the drivers side He was pinned underr Mitchell Fire Chief Eddie Lee The crew from the Mitchell Fire Department cut Taylor from the Taylor was conscious when he was carried from the Lee Good Morning ft it Byslness Qlassifleds Comics Horoscope Waters Scoreboard Obituaries A5 stocks Television C3 The BADMAN An Illinois State stands by a smashed Ford F150 pickup that apparently collided with a tractor semitrailer Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 270 near Interstate flipping over and pinning the driver CM players to serve spring suspensions By ANGELA MUELLER and STEVE WHITWORTH Telegraph staff writers BETUALTO The nine Civic Memorial High School football players accused last fall of violating the districts zerotolerance alcohol use policy will serve their suspen sions this school dis trict officials said Tom board president for the Bethalto School issued a news release late Wednesday announcing the implementa tion of the The release said the dis District suspends students from 23 percent of their spring sports schedules in baseball and trict was notified March 10 by the Illinois 5th District Appellate Court that its man date had been filed in the case involving the With the arrival of the Beiermann announced the district was moving forward discipli nary action against the ath letes by suspending them from 23 percent of their spring sports schedules in baseball and Civic Memorial athletic director Steve Carey met Wednesday with the athletes and their parents to discuss the exact terms of the suspen Beiermann All of the students involved in the violation of the dis tricts athletic code are spring athletes seven are baseball players and two are on the track The suspensions mean the students who are on the Civic Memorial baseball team will miss its first six games season and the first innings of the seventh while those who are on the track team will miss the first three Beiermann Gary varsity baseball said one of the seven baseball players had told him he wouldnt go out for the team this I think its going to slow us See Page A7 JTONiBRAKIR BonAIr WIIKINb BAtlbS 19 SOUL REUNION Saturday Sunday 20 21 JUIKBUTMR   

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