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Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - March 22, 1999, Alton, Illinois SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Academy Awards And the winners NCAA I Michigan i Stategets FinalFour I berth PageC1 4HI4HHr The outlook Mostly cloudy and cool high near low near 34 PageD4 66 50 cents March Resale shop Catholic Charities makes move to East Alton PageBl Kitchen expansion is called excessive Officials say renovation at Madison County Jail not a hot idea By PAUL MACKIE Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE expansion of the Madison County Jails kitchen is excessive and a waste of taxpayer say two area Republican That seems like an exces sive amount of and theres a long pattern of not taking care of the taxpayers of Madison said former Madison County Republican Party Chairman Ed Ragsdale of He cited the recent increas es in pensions for former County Board members and several extravagant trips taken by county officials over the But County Administrator James Monday and Marty the countys director of said the expendi ture is not exorbitant for con struction of an industrial Siglock said the county did nt have money to com See Page A7 BADMAN Trustees at the Madison County Jail in Edwardsville help with lunch preparations in the Bethalto teens caught stealing political signs May be connected with football case By REBECCA HOPKINS Telegraph staff writer BETHALTO Trouble is brewing again in Bethalto fol lowing the arrest of three teens Friday for stealing polit ical signs belonging to three incumbent Bethalto School Board members who are run ning for Clayton 18 Jason 18 and Justin have been charged with petty a vio lation of a local ordinance that is punishable by a fine of up to According to Bethalto a complaint of vandal ism was called in by a resi dent who gave a description of a vehicle leaving the Police stopped a truck match ing the description in the 100 block of Heatherland and recovered nine political signs from the bed and The two occupants of the Cummins and were arrested at the Following a short investiga tion the third suspect was Justin See Page A7 Grants may mean additional teachers By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer School may be able to expand the Tanks of teachers once federal grants totaling million come Alton schools would receive about under the pro while the Edwardsville School District would receive about would allow us to hire a minimum of nine and at iijjfst eight said Richard the Alton School Districts assistant superintendent for curricu lum are thrilled and hon 1 to be awarded the I See Page A7 Pupils such as these in the kindergarten class of teacher Linda Rape at Midway School could Steamboats helped put Hamburg on the map By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer HAMBURG Thevillage of Hamburg looks like a quaint river town portrayed in Mark TwainS famous Life on the Hamburg was born out of the steamboat when townspeo ple gathered on the landing to watch the pad dlewheel Belle of Calhoun steaming toward said Francis a retired school teacher in Residents listened for the whistle of the Belle of Calhoun and hurried to the shore to greet the beautiful Telegraph Towns I See Page A7 Influenza regularly bugs pupils School officials say virus hit harder this year than last The SMITH Firstgrader Jesse washes his hands after getting a lesson from registered nurse Susie Moore In basic handwashing at Mark Twain Elementary School in EDITORS NOTE This is the second of a threepart series about diseases that can be passed along at By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer Each school year between November and thousands of pupils miss school because they are at home suffering from the This year was no local school health officials Leonard special ser vices administrator for the Alton School said its school nurses identified more than twice as many cases of the flu this school year than We had substantially more and thats what you hear from a lot of Hawthorne I think maybe there were strains that were more resistant to the influenza serum and there fore were harder to The East Alton Elementary District also dealt with many flu cases this said school nurse Jeannine We were hit pretty hard at the end of Burk It was worse this year than last Symptoms of the influenza or include a fever higher than 100 degrees respira tory symptoms such as sore throat and runny or stuffy nose headache muscle aches and extreme Most children recover from the flu within a week or A severe case of the flu may develop into but this complication is more common with the elderly than with both children and the elderly are more susceptible to Children are particularly at risk because their bodies said Debra personal health ser vices manager for the Madison County Health They have less reserve for fluids than adults The flu virus is spread in droplet so when a person coughs or the virus enters the With the close con tact of children in the a flu virus can spread quickly among the The kids are in such close con and theyre sneezing and coughing it seems to spread very said Sherry school nurse for three of the Bethalto When you have so many stu dents it promotes the spread of something like Hawthorne One important measure to pre vent the spread of a flu virus is as simple as soap and Good especially after they cough or is Verdun To help children learn about the importance of good hand I See Page A7 Good Morning Bulletin Neighbors B1 Unterbrink Television 4665301 In flock limited quantity IAYAWAY NOW FOR SPRING 24 ROUND POOl PACKAGE SAW PRICIO
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