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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - March 21, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                Coupons and special offers I inside most editions I SPORTS Stars on Ice Tdegraph AllArea hockey teams PageBl Helping it grow RqnMcMutten guides hospital toward next century PageDl A new bug Beetle delivers surprising test drive PageCl The outlook Partly sunny and cooler High 49 PageD10 GQOd Morning Board A8 dJtorlal A4 rjoroscope A12 Obituaries A6 person Angal Gates Giroux Hill Cramer Miller Phillips Rphrabaugh Schulte Warren Webb Scoreboard B2 Stocks D2 Weather D10 TJHprBHir Vol 164 No 65 Serving The River Bend Since 1836 March Police talks down to wire By LINDA N WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON With 10 days remaining in the citys con tract with the Alton Police Benevolent and Protective Association Unit 14 the old issue of residency reportedly is a main stumbling point Mayor Don Sandidge con firmed that some police offi cers want an exception to the citys ordinance requiring Residency requirement holding up contract them to live within the city limits after they are hired I am opposed to Sandidge said They are earning their living from the city coffers and should live in the He disputed claims from some who say he had promised the police before his election in 1997 that he would allow them to drop that requirement I never said that because Ive never been for he said Police officers and firefight ers have three months to move to Alton after they are hired people seeking jobs in other departments must be residents to be considered for employment Over the years some police officers have said they consid er choice of residency to be a right others fear retaliation by criminals if they live in the city The city reportedly has offered police a contract simi lar to that which the International Association of Quilting Day The BADMAN Dozens of people turned out Saturday to look at a large selection of quilts on display at Villa Rose senior retirement home in Bethalto The exhibit was held in honor of National Quilting Day Alton youth puts family in movie By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON For Brian Jun of Alton a family film is more than some video clips of the familys last trip to Florida Jun a 19yearold sopho more film student at Webster University in Webster Groves is directing an eight minute film focusing on the relationship between a grandfather and grandson Jun the son of and Jayne Jun of Alton said the film is autobiographical Im really close to my grandfather The film is about our relationship I wanted to tell how the rela tionship changes as you get The film titled Coffee and tells the story of a retired architect who learns that a building he proudly designed as a young man is being torn down Juns grandfather Robert J Yungck was an architect for 43 years Jun is directing the film for a class assignment He hopes to enter the completed film in local festivals The Grand Theater on Market Street is portrayed in the film as the building bound for destruction Jun said he has been fascinated with the Grand since he was in high school I like to think of the Grand as a symbol of Jun said while on the set at the Grand Saturday It shows Alton as a great city of the50s Jun said capturing the his toric side of the city of Alton is important to his film I want to make Alton an See MOVIE Page A11 Firefighters Local 1255 rati fied in February raises of percent for the first three years of a fiveyear pact Contract talks then would reopen for the last two years of the agreement Sandidge said the police union is expected to vote on the proposed contract March 30 and 31 The police contract is the See POLICE Page A11 Group seeks to save SunRise By PAUL MACKIE Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE A group representing a nursing home will travel to Springfield Monday in an attempt to save the home from being fined or But one health care authori ty says the relatives of resi dents at SunRise Care Rehabilitation 1095 University Drive are barking up the wrong tree by pleading with state legislators SunRise is the one the fam ilies should be really angry with not the state or the said Violette King pres ident of Nursing Home Monitors a grassroots watch dog group based in Godfrey that has reported the home for harmful living conditions The Health Care Financing Administration threatened early this month to terminate the homes Medicare and Medicaid bene fits which are necessary for 94 of the homes 120 residents Meanwhile Sun Health Care Group has acquired a tempo rary restraining order against the termination Whether ben efits will be terminated is expected to be decided by a judge with the District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in East St Louis in late April If SunRise wanted to it could foot the bill for the resi dents because SunRise is the one who caused this situa King said The state bent over backwards to give them every Nevertheless a group of four relatives and four See SUNRISE Page A11 Stowaways Steps to eliminating head lice Head lice hitch ride on schoolchildren EDITORS NOTE This is the first of a threepart series about diseases that can be passed along at school By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Five days a week they jump off the school bus and run into the house They bring with them books papers homework assign ments and completed art and science projects But sometimes children bring home more than what they carry in their back packs Often they come home with unwelcomed illnesses and infestations More than 12 million Americans bring head lice home from work or school each year according to the American Head Lice Information Center A majori ty of those infested are schoolchildren In the Alton School District 609 cases of head lice were identified by school nurses by January of the 199899 school year That is less than half of the cases reported by January of the previous school year Leonard Hawthorne special services administrator for Alton schools said many of the 609 cases were reinfested pupils who had not been treat ed properly Sherry Verdun nurse for three Bethalto District schools said she also saw many repeat cases Its a lot of work to get rid of the she said It takes a lot of patience from the par ent and the child and some times it doesnt get done com Pupils with head lice are sent home with a letter See LICE Page A11 1Kill the lice Treatment with a medicated shampoo containing per methrin or pyreihrin is most often recommended Remove the nits Use a fine tooth comb to remove nits one section of hair at a time Check hair for the next seven to 10 days Reapplication of licekilling shampoo and repeated egg removal may be required to completely remove infestation Adult louse m x louse egg 3Cleanup Clean combs hats and hair accessories Thoroughly wash bedding and dry on hot cycle Vacuum all upholstered furniture and car seats If Four Motors   

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