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Publication: Alton Telegraph May 15, 1999

Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 15, 1999, Alton, Illinois SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836TKI.HGK.4P Success story Practical Rehab honored as Small Business of die Month Page OI: Sectional Tigers finish third in meet Page B-l Vol. 164, No. 120 — 50 cents Tho outlook : Fix or up Partly sunny i Spring is the perfect to iZct i time for home ’ M j improvement _ „ I projects Page (-12 |    Special    Section Saturday, May 15,1999 www.thetelegraph.comSHIE may tell on liquor violators Law allows colleges to inform parents when students break rules By SANFORD J. SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE -Parents of SIUE students may be getting letters this fall informing them they will be notified if their children violate campus rules covering drinking. Colleges and universities now have the right, under legislation passed last fall, to tell parents when their children under 21 violate campus drug and alcohol rules Southern Illinois University Edwardsville officials are in the midst of drafting a proposal arising from the new law, spokesman Keith Nichols said. Previously, university officials were not allowed to tell parents of such infractions because it was considered an invasion of privacy, said Michael Schultz, director of university housing. The housing office has been enforcing a version of the policy since Jan. I, Schultz said, and some students have reported a positive outcome after their parents have talked to them about alcohol use. “The result has been that the parents call them or have them come home and have a discussion about alcohol," Schultz said. The new policy will apply to all four SIU campuses, officials said. “The new policy will be in place by fall, and perhaps before that,” Nichols said That means, for the most part, students under 21 are not allowed to have alcohol, said Mary Byron, wellness director for SIUE. Students 21 and older may drink in their apartments in the Cougar Village complex, but all state laws apply, Byron said She said that while SIUE surveys show the university is below national averages in indicators of drinking problems on campus, officials do not want to turn a blind eye to the problem. 'Students are thought of as adults, responsible for them- ■ See SIUE. Page A-11 Explorers live’ again Clark descendant joins 195th anniversary celebration of westward expedition By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer HARTFORD — The scene Friday looked much as it did 195 years ago, when Capts. Merriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked with their Corps of Discovery from the westward expedition’s starting point at Camp Dubois. The re-enactment was staged by the Lewis and Clark Society at what is believed to be the exact same spot where the expedition began its historic exploration of the continent west of the Mississippi River on May 14, 1804. For three hours, a team of roughly 30 period-dressed re-enactors portrayed what occurred when the explorers led their men onto boats and began their Center construction journey, plans announced FrA,da™su ,n95tg age a & anniversary reenactment participants was Charles Clark, a great-great-great-grandson of William Clark. Clark said he lives in St. Louis and works for the U.S. Department of Defense as an accountant by day, but on weekends he enjoys re-enacting history. “This is the first re-enactment I’ve ever been in on the Illinois side. I’ve done these quite a bit in St. Charles. I’m really proud to be able to participate and keep our family history and the history of the expedition alive. I’m the only descendant within a 500-mile radius of the site who bears the surname of Clark.” Granite City historian Georgia Engeleke was among the 100-plus visitors who attended Friday’s celebration off of Illinois Route 3 near the Lewis and Clark Memorial along the Mississippi River at Hartford. Engeleke writes accounts of historical events for public school textbooks. “It’s exciting to see history re-enacted like this. Hopefully, even more people, especially children, will come out next year to share in this,” she said. Kevin Kipp, spokesman for the Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau, a community that is known for elaborate Lewis and Clark expedition reenactments, said Friday’s depiction of the journey’s start was true to history. “Clark figured out how to make the boats move and make sure they kept moving, and Lewis handled the trade side of things," Kipp said. “They worked and succeeded as a team in launching this country’s very first elaborate expedition."Area doctors push resolutions on medical safety, advertising By BETHANY BEHRHORST Telegraph staff writer Delegates from the Madison County Medical Society successfully passed three resolutions that could help shape the nation’s safety, advertising and medical policies. They claimed the three victories at last month’s annual meeting of the Illinois State Medical Society in Chicago. The resolutions involved the extension of railroad crossing gates on Illinois roads, the halt of pharmaceutical advertisements in the media and changes in the procedural aspects of medical hearings. They were accepted by the state organization and will advance to the floor at the annual meeting of the American Medical Association Sadiq Mohyuddin Doctor at D’Adrian in June. The resolutions were presented by two delegates: Dr. Sadiq Mohyuddin, who has a practice at the D’Adrian Professional Park in Godfrey, and Dr. Bob Hamilton, with Alton Memorial Hospital. The state society will take the issues before the AMA after wrinkles are ironed out and the resolutions are more concrete. The first resolution introduced aims to increase the length of arms at railroad crossings to meet the width of roads throughout Illinois. Delegates were told the story of a woman in her 20s who stopped her car away from a set of railroad tracks while waiting for a train to pass by. From behind, a man in another vehicle skidded into her car, forcing her into the intersection at the railroad crossing. She met the train ■ See DOCTORS, Page A-11 Area/Illinois . .A-3-9 Bulletin Board .A-6 Business A-6 Classifieds C-9 Comics C-8 Editorial ......A-4 Horoscope C-8Nation/world . .A-9,10 Obituaries A-5 Blount, Flamm, Israel, Roth, Swan Religion C-5,6 Scoreboard B-2 Stocks........C-2 Television C-7 Weather C-12Alton native aids tornado victims By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer ALTON — An Alton native and retired BP Amoco employee known for his dedication to victims of natural disasters is marking his seventh day in Oklahoma City helping those struck down by the severe tornado May 3. Richard Gonzales flew to the site of the tragedy Friday and has been working alongside 50 Red Cross staff and fellow volunteers for 12 hours each day, providing assistance to residents and businesses in need of pure water, food, shelter and clothing. “We’re extremely busy and are working as quickly as we can to meet basic needs,” said Gonzales, the Disaster Service Human Resource system vol unteer He’s one of 24 southwestern Illinois residents who are part of the nationwide relief effort. Gonzales’ first look at the site of the tornado was a sobering one. Demolished houses, businesses and streets full of rubble were commonplace, as was a mood of shock and disbelief among Oklahoma City residents, some of whom also lost family members in the city’s 1995 terrorist bombing at the federal building. Five communities, all within roughly a 15-mi'le radius of Oklahoma City, were ravaged by the twister. “Moor, Okla., a town 15 miles west of Oklahoma City, was most heavily hit by the ■ SeeVICTIMS, Page A-11 I I 112 W. Homer Adams Pkwy Rev Cor «, 8.4^7.4370 CONSTRUCTION SERVAIS, INC. ^ Thinking About Building? Professional disbursement of funds during construction projects of all types (new homes, commercial bldgs, remodeling and home ^improvement) ^, The only independent Metro East Disbursement! Service Agent ■    • a gk m •    ,    _    -    __    iii d i uiuy i cl p ll/1 I O O OI VI I I I I Jamila Afi and Ed Brown, both dancers from the Katherine Dunham Center in East St. Louis, perform traditional black folk dances during Friday s 195th anniversary of the beginning of the Lewis and Clark Expedition at the Camp DuBois site in Hartford. At left, Charles Clark, great-great-great-grandson of William Clark, takes part dressed in an artillery soldier's outfit. ;

  • Bethany Behrhorst
  • Bob Hamilton
  • Charles Clark
  • Ed Brown
  • Katherine Dunham
  • Keith Nichols
  • Kerry Smith
  • Kevin Kipp
  • Mary Byron
  • Merriwether Lewis
  • Michael Schultz
  • Richard Gonzales
  • Sadiq Mohyuddin
  • Sanford J. Schmidt
  • William Clark

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Publication: Alton Telegraph

Location: Alton, Illinois

Issue Date: May 15, 1999

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