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Alton Telegraph Newspaper Archive: April 22, 1999 - Page 1

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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - April 22, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Prep baseball Roxana rallies to beat EAWR PageBl Songs of the season LCOC choirs will fill the air with the smooth sounds of spring PageCl 97 50 cents The outlook j In the family chance of j Gent Funeral Jowers Home named smafl Business 74low55 ioftheMonth PageD6 j PagelM April School violenco hot line set Parents need to talk with expert says By DARRYL HOWLETT Telegraph staff writer ALTON A nationally known expert on safety in schools said Wednesday dur ing an appearance in Alton need to become more involved with their chil dren to prevent tragedies like Tuesdays deadly shooting spree in Ron executive director of the National School Safety said parents should take a stronger respon sibility to interact with their Its far too easy for parents to drop their kids off in kinder garten and pick them up in the twelfth grade and wonder what he law enforcement school administrators should talk to students to find out what the problems might Parents should ask their children what their day was Stephens spoke during a din ner at Saint Anthonys Health which was scheduled before the massacre in where 13 peo ple were killed Tuesday by two students at Columbine High who then took their own t See Page A9 The SMITH Ron executive director of the National School Safety visits with Bill president and CEO of Anthonys before his presentation there Alton native near scene of shooting By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer Kathy Reilly knew there was something terribly wrong Tuesday afternoon when she looked up from working in her suburban A string of helicopters was flying overhead toward Columbine High just miles At the same Reilly an Alton native could hear screaming fire and police It reminded me of a gro cery store shooting that had occurred she Then a neighbor called me and Get in the house and watch the Reilly turned on her televi sion set with the rest of the watched the horror that was unfolding less than two miles Two students in black trench coats had committed the dead liest school massacre in histo firing shotguns and setting off homemade Fifteen people were including the suspected who committed the former Kathleen Hickey of knew her 16 yearold was at Bear Creek High School three miles But with all of the schools in the Jefferson County School District south of Denver under a he could not leave for an hour after his normal dismissal He didnt come home from school on time I was pretty nervous about she The students at Bear Creek See Page A9 The BADMAN Diana Mullaney of Godfrey holds up a sign Wednesday asking the Madison County Board to repent of their vote a year ago on the closing of the countys nursing and shel tered care homes during a rally outside the county Administration More than SO people carried signs and chanted as they Demonstrators rally for new vote on homes By PAUL MACKIE Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Nearly 60 demonstra tors called Wednesday morning for a new vote on the closing of the county care People carried chanted and marched in the courtyard of the Madison County Administration Building to commem orate the oneyear anniversary of the County Boards 1513 vote to close two care Gary cochairman of the County Homes Action led a chant call the Madison County Nursing Home andJSheltered Care Home to remain He jaW the County with seven new should take another Let your board members Make See Page A9 Caller will be states attorney stresses By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Madison County officials are setting up a tollfree hot line for children concerned about the possibility of violence in We are going to develop a tollfree number that will be monitored 24 hours a day by Prebation and Court States Attorney William Haine said The gist of the program is that we will make the line available to all an anonymous line they may access if they feel one of their rphe tragedy 1 got to my Rudy Papa Madison County Board chairman peers is going off the The hot line was announced during a news conference in the aftermath of Tuesdays mass killing at Columbine High School in where 15 died in a shooting See Page A9 INSIDE Investigators sift through Dantes Inferno Page C5 The killers were Gothics to schoolmates Page C5 Board members blast Bathon By PAUL MACKIE Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Madison County Board members lashed out Wednesday at Treasurer Fred who they say has acted inappro priately as an officeholder in recent The board needs to take a harder look at what goes on in Bathon that Robert DHf I feel hes Ueenas done things in the past that weve fumi not said anything I dont tUPG know if he realizes the County Board is the one that runs the lianSTer not Homer agreed with Stille and said hes had it up to here with Hes had more press conferences in the last six months than Mark The differ See Page A9 Good Morning Bulletin Board Vieth Television 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