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Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - April 17, 1999, Alton, Illinois SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Elbow room Top girl Business I Elliott is I Class AA j player of provides extra storae PageC1 92 cents The outlook Mostly cloudy and High 47 low 35 PageB10 Getting ready Warmer weather means its again time to fix up the house ApriM Special Section union appeal to Ryan By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer ALTON Laclede Steel officials and Steelworkers leaders will urge George Ryan to approve million in lowinterest state loans to save the ailing Alton Laclede and the union are pulling together to ask Ryan for state financing to keep the Alton plant open and Officials to seek million state loan save hundreds of said state Steve D who is arranging a meeting with The million would be a giant step toward million in proposed improvements to keep the Alton plant operating into the next said Terry president of Alton United Steelworkers Local If major improvements are made to the Alton it could become a stateoftheart steel mill and increase produc tion and possibly add new It would revive Laclede and boost the economy of the Alton Davis will set up a meeting of union and Laclede possibly this with Ryan and his staff in Laclede is the last remain ing production industry in and we must keep it operating for the workers and the economy of the Alton com Davis The union and company will muster lawmakers to attend the meeting with Ryan and voice their support for the Alton Wooden Along with state Evelyn D Edwardsville Jerry DBelleville and John D Collinsville will be invited to the special Wooden Mayor Don Sandidge said he and his staff also plan to go to Laclede filed for Chapter 11 I See Page A7 waters of the River Rivers are on the rise By STEVE WHITWORTH Telegraph staff writer Spring got off to a mild start in The Telegraph but colder temperatures have and with the recent the Illinois and Mississippi rivers are on the Both rivers will rise above flood stage this weekend the Illinois at Grafton and the Mississippi at Alton with crests forecast for early next For this the cold may pose a bigger problem than the high It looks like a pretty chilly said Scott a forecaster with the National Weather Service in See Nonunion worker joins ConAgra pickets By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Union electri cians picketing at ConAgra were joined on the line Friday by a nonunion Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 649 have been picketing ConAgra since January for allegedly using nonunion workers at the John a nonunion elec trician journeyman with Interstate walked out of the mill at Friday and joined the union workers on the picket Im looking for better better benefits and all in all a better Keck who is from had been working at ConAgra for seven Jack business manager for IBEW Local said nonunion workers from Interstate Electric of Sioux have been doing renovations at ConAgra since Keck is the first nonunion worker to join the Local 649 See Page A7 Good Morning Bulletin Board ClassifiedsB5 ComlcsB6 Editorial Horoscope Yeager ScoreboardB2 o t n f The BADMAN Pamela from the 245th Army Reserve mainte nance unit in welcomes 3yearold Wilson Kayser of Edwardsville with a smile and open arms as he arrives to tour a military Humvee Friday at the third annual Vehicle Day spon sored by the Early Childhood Center at Vehicle Day at SIUE puts kids in drivers seat By CURTISS HARTLEY For the Telegraph EDWARDSVILLE draped and hooded against the blowing scur ried among unusual vehicles blowing testing flashing lights and try ing out every knob and switch within Thats how kids said LaVernn coordinator of the third annual Vehicle Day at They have to touch and see everything for Wilson is director of the Early Childhood Center at Southern Illinois University See Page A7 The BADMAN A youngster leans into the strong wind after touring an Edwardsville Fire Department pumper KEV COR CTI9N 112 Homer Adams Pkwy Alton 6184676370 D Thinking About Building Professional disbursement of funds during construction projects of all types new commercial remodefing and home improvement
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