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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1131 Success story Sectional Tips finish thiMin Fix or up honored as Small Business j impvement iprojecte Special Section of the Month Saturday May IS 1999 m SIUE may tell on liquor violators BIJSANFORDJ SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Parents of SIUE students may tie getting letters this fall informing them they will be notified if their children vio late campus rules covering drinking Colleges and universities now have the right under leg islation passed last fall to tell Law allows colleges to inform parents when students break rules Whptl ttioir i parents when their children under 21 violate campus drug and alcohol rules Southern Illinois University Edwardsville officials are in the midst of drafting a propos al arising from the new law spokesman Keith Nichols said Previously university offi cials were not allowed to tell parents of such infractions because it was considered an invasion of privacy said Michael SchultE director of university housing The housing office has been enforcing a version of the poli cy since Jan 1 Schultz said and some students have reported a positive outcome Explorers live again Clark descendant joins 195th anniversary celebration of westward expedition By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer The scene Friday looked much as it did 195 years ago when Capts Lewis and William Clark embarked with their Corps of Discovery from the westward expeditions starting point at Camp Dubois The reenactment 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 For three hours a team of roughly 30 period dressed reenactors portrayed what occurred when the explorers led their men onto boats and began their construction plans announced m n e PageA5 s 195th a anniversary re s enactment partic ipants was Charles Clark a greatgreatgreat grandson of William Clark Clark said he lives in St Louis and works for the Department of Defense as an accountant by day but on weekends he enjoys reenacting history This is the first reenactment Ive ever been in on the Illinois side Ive done these quite a bit in St Charles Im really proud to be able to participate and keep our family history and the history of the expedition alive Im the only descendant within a 500mile radius of the site the surname of City historian Georgia Engeleke was among the 100plus visitors who attended Fridays 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 Its exciting to see history reenacted like this Hopefully even more people especially children will come out next year to share in 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 Fridays depiction of the journeys 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 Kipp said They worked and succeeded as a team in launching this countrys very first elaborate Area doctors push resolutions on medical safety advertising By BETHANY BEHRHORST Telegraph staff writer from the Madison County Medical Society suc cessfully passed three resolu tions that could help shape the nations safety advertising and medical policies They three vic tqries at last months 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 advertise ments in the media and changes in the procedural aspects of medical hearings They were accepted by the state organization and will advance to the fjbor at the annual meeting of the American Medical Association Sadiq Mohyuddin Doctor at DAdrian in June The resolutions were pre sented by two delegates Dr Sadiq Mohyuddin who has a practice at the DAdrian 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 intro duced 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 I See DOCTORS Page A11 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 Schultz said The new policy will apply to all four SIU campuses offi cials said The new policy will be in place by fall and perhaps before 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 apart ments 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 prob lems 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 from the Katherine h r n Fridays 195th of the beginning of the Lewis Camp DuBois site in Hartford At left Charles Clark greatgreatgreat grandson of William Clark takes part dressed in an artillery soldiers outfit A39 Bulletin Board A6 Business A6 Classifieds C8 Editorial Horoscope C8 Blduht Flamrry Israel Roth Swan Religion Scoreboard B2 Stocks C2 Television Alton native aids tornado victims By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer ALTON An Alton native and retired BP Amoco employee known for his dedi cation to victims of natural disasters is marking his sev enth day in Oklahoma City1 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 vol unteers for 12 hours each day providing assistance to resi dents and businesses in need of pure water food shelter and clothing Were extremely busy and are working as quickly as we can to meet basic said Gonzales the Disaster Service Human Resource system vol unteer Hes one of 24 western 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 busi nesses and streets full of rub ble were commonplace as was a mood of shock and dis belief among Oklahoma City residents some of whom also lost family members in the citys 1995 terrorist bombing at the federal building Five communities all within rough ly a 15mMe radius of Oklahoma City were ravaged by the twister Moor a town 15 miles west of Oklahoma City was most heavily hit iSeeVICTIMS Page A11 KEVCOR CONSTRUCTION SIRVKIS INC 112 W Homer Adams Pkwy Alton 6184676370 I I III Thinking About Building Professional disbursement offunds during construction projects of all types new homes commercjal bldgs remodeling and home   

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