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Alton Telegraph Newspaper Archive: March 23, 1999 - Page 1

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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - March 23, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 The mats best Allarea wrestling team named PageBl Vol 67 50 cents Climbing the ladder Student to attend business con ference The outlook Partly cloudy and warmer high near low near 36 PageD6 Lifetime of work j celebrates 50 years of j business PageD1 March ExBeverly Farm worker indicted Woman dropped dumbbell on residents foot By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE An Alton woman has been indict ed on a battery charge accus ing her of dropping a dumbbell on the foot of a Beverly Farm Prosecutors handling the case said they do not know why Porchia would have dropped the object on the foot of the Its hard to said Tom a prosecutor who took the case before a Madison County Grand He said the indictment is partly based on a statement that a former made to another Madison County Deputy Sheriff Scott Sandidge said the indictment arises from among several incidents that occurred at the Godfrey home for people with mental and physical He said the investigation into the other incidents Five residents suffered bro ken big toes last All five were middleaged men who lived in the same building and cannot speak A new staff member told administrators last November that a female staff member had admitted to him that she had dropped a weight on one See Page A7 Deconstruction Workers were tearing down the fireravaged portion of Dugan Tool Die on Monday on Route 140 in The building was the scene of a fire last Wednesday that forced the evacuation of near by residents when it was feared that used inside the may have been involved in the The trademark figure of Big Boy stands outside the restaurant Monday where customers were leaving atteVbreffist0Jn opening Big Boy is in the same building that was once a Shoneys restaurant on the Homer Adams Parkway in Big Boy opens arms to hungry public By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer ALTON Theres a new boy in town and hes serving pork seafood and fresh strawberry pies to hungry The new Big Boy Restaurant opened on Homer Adams Parkway in Alton Monday with their worldrenowned double deck er hamburgers and famous handdipped milkshakes in 20 Welcome to the new Big Boy in employee Stacy Robinson said with a smile to the first diners who walked into the restaurant at 181 Homer Adams Customers stopped outside to look at the familiar Big Boy statue carrying a See BIG Page A7 Costello fighting to save Laclede Trade loans part of plan to keep company alive By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer BETHALTO Jerry Costello is teaming up leaders to pass bills to restrict steel imports and offer loans to save Laclede Steel in The sur vival of Laclede and other steel Costello Kidnapping still haunts families one year later By DARRYL HOWLETT Telegraph staff writer ALTON The families involved will always remem ber March On that a 57yearold school teacher from California turned a peaceful Tuesday morning into every parents a year has passed since Alton girls Shajretha now Whitney Shaquecia and Celsey were taken by Alvina Sheeley Riley while the chil dren were at a bus stop on the corner of Central and Pearl waiting to go to Lovejoy Elementary under a plea agree ment reached between her public defender and the Attorneys is currently in a mental institution in During a November Riley pleaded not guilty by reason of Two mothers involved in the kidnapping spoke with The Telegraph on Monday morning on the changes with in the family since the inci If my daughter is five See Page A7 m The BADMAN Diana and Felecia both parents of children abducted a year ago from the intersection of Central Avenue and Pearl stand at the site Monday with Lee companies and thousands of jobs depends on stopping cheap foreign steel imports that are glutting the Costello Costello pledged his support to help keep Laclede Steel open Monday at a meeting of mayors and business leaders at Genos 140 Club in Laclede officials and United Steelworkers Union leaders are attempting to work out a financing plan to save Laclede from Laclede filed for Chapter 11 bankrupt cy 30 in Louis in a move to reorganize the compa ny and keep the Alton plant and five others is joining forces with John and Dick D to pass a bill restricting steel With strong support from Costello and the steel bill passed the House on Thursday and now heads for the Senate where Durbin will urge sena tors to pass the restrictions on steel Laclede Steel is facing bankruptcy and efforts are under way just to keep the plant Costello said in a strong speech on the House floor I urge Congress and the Clinton Administration to take imme diate action to end illegal for eign imports of Shimkus and Durbin are pushing a second bill in the Senate for emergency loans to save Laclede and other floundering steel The emergency loan bill could help Laclede obtain an estimated million in financing to begin major capital improve ments at the Alton said Michael executive vice president and chief financial officer at The multimillion dollar improvements would help ensure the future success of See Page A7 Good Morning Bulletin Obituaries Unterbrink Stocks Television TRUCKLOAD CARPET SALE AND COMMERCIAL CARPETING OVIR 70ft ROM IN PRICES STARTING AT JUST DISCOUNT CARPET 3475 HUMBERT RD ALTON 4652622   

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