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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - March 24, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                Girls soccer Edwardsvillel2 UtehfieldO Marquette4 GillespieO EAWR2 CM1 PageCl SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Dinner plates are ready to put the winter blahs to rest PageBl The outlook Partly sunny and mild high near low near 34 Pagel8 68 50 cents March Football preview DMR Electric supplies equipment i nationwide PageDl NATO approves airstrikes Clinton receives congressional OK for action against Yugoslavia Yugoslavia AP NATOs secretarygeneral ordered airstrikes against Yugoslavia on after President Slobodan Milosevic rebuffed a lastditch peace offer for Kosovo and revved up his war machine by declaring a state of President Clinton sought and got support from con gressional leaders for military action and gave a scathing description of Milosevics treatment of ethnic Albanians in If you dont stand up to brutality and the killing of inriocent you invite them to do Clinton NATO chief Javier Solana did not say when attacks would but more than 400 aircraft from allied nations stood ready to begin bombing within days or Half a dozen Navy ships were ready to launch cruise We must stop an authoritarian regime from repressing its people in Europe at the end of the 20th We have a moral duty to do The responsibility is on our shoulders and we twill fulfill Solana said in In meetings Tuesday with Clinton administration lawmak ers said they were told the strikes come Tuesday night or depending on the weath according to participants who spoke on condition of Citing an imminent threat of Yugoslavia declared a nation wide state of emergency the first since World War II and began a massive mobilization of troops and equipment to keep its grip on a southern province where heavily armed government troops have been battling ethnic Albanian separatists for over a Yugoslavias defense Pavle said early Wednesday that the countrys army and police units have already been dispersed to avoid casualties during See Page A11 YUGOSLAVIA SERBIA Drenica region Klina Glogovac KOSOVO Skopje MACEDONIA AP Area train accidents are rare By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer Accidents involving trains versus cars or or pedes trians because they occur The latest such headline grabber occurred recently at Bourbonnais in northeastern when Amtraks City of New Orleans hit a flatbed truck loaded with steel rods crossing the killing 11 train More than 100 people were One witness claims the truck driver drove around the crossing gates a congression al hearing on the cause of the accident is scheduled for Thursday in From time to a Telegrapharea resident dies in such an but many more are killed in car A number of train fatalities in the past eight years have involved the fastmoving Amtrak Local police also say it is unusual for law enforcement officials to motorists dis obeying flashing red train lights or going around safety I havent seeV anyone in a Ijjng time for traincrossing said Bill Brave of the Madison County Sheriffs Departments Godfrey will report people driving around gates on Tolle Lane in where 79mph Amtrak trains whiz through the those reports are related to malfunctions of the crossing Bifave By the time a sheriffs deputy the violators are long None of our people have observed it even if it is a he People havent been stupid See Page A11 The SMITH Cars pass over the railroad tracks on Tolle Road in Godfrey between Godfrey Road and Humbert Internet can cause variety of problems By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE They are questions that are increas ingly being asked among the Internet set How private is the content of your and how liable are you for it Last William the former chief of police in East was charged with possession of child Federal authorities say he received it over the Internet but he claims it was sent to him without his Both scenarios are possible in this enlightened age of com puter authori ties If they have your email they can send you said Paul a computer technician in Computer experts acknowl edge there is growing concern about the availability of pornography and other poten See Page A11 Showing selfesteem The BADMAN Alison Brown School fifthgrade student Adam tries on the mask he nade in class Tuesday during a selfesteem project conducted by Saint Anthonys jiealth The program was Behavioral Health and the theme for the day pas Who is Your The students made masks to represent their Each grade level is involved in different activities In the onceamonth Group wants to extinguish smoking among teenagers By CURTISS HARTLEY Special to The Telegraph COLLINSVILLE Local teen agers want to close a loophole in a law that prohibits minors from buying cig arettes yet allows them to smoke if they have The threeyearold Madison County Youth Board has set its sights on per suading the Madison County Board to support countywide ordinances ban ning teen The board is using an existing East Alton the only one in the as a The board members is not to punish teens who smoke but to cut down on the number of teens who Decisions made by our peers about whether to use tobacco or not have lifelong said Terry who represented the youth board at a news conference Tuesday morning in is a sophomore at Triad High School and the activities coordinator of the youth Tobacco is a gateway mean ing it leads to experimenting with other Swalley Teen smoking is also associated with job truancy and other risky he we are asking every com munity in Madison County to consider adopting a teen smoking ordinance like the one in East Swalley Many including the ones where we stand contin ue to allow teen smoking with virtual ly no Amy Yeager is an adult sponsor of the She said she draws on the success of the East Alton ordinance as proof that it They stopped a kid on the stzeet for and before they had a chance to tell him why they stopped he started admitting to a lot of See Page A11 Y Morning Bulletin Wallace PARK AVENUE by 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