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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 16, 1999, Alton, Illinois www.thetelegraph.com \ $353 Coupons and special offers ^inside most editions Sports st Louis loses 3-1 to fan one game behind in series page b-i Iskarous family works to build up their business and community Page D-l New Impala A familiar Chevy nameplate from the 1960s returns Page C-l The outlook Thunderstorms likely. High 83 Page D-10 / TT I I | lit Hfl® I in* JI fig till I ti LiW Vol. 164, No. 121 Serving the River Bend Since 1836 May 16,1999 $1.50 Teen loses fight with cancer By STEVE WHITWORTH Telegraph staff writer EAST ALTON - Chrissy Brumley, who inspired friends and family members with her courage in facing a rare form of cancer for more than two years, lost her battle with the disease Saturday, just two days after her 17th birthday. Surrounded by her loved ones, Chrissy died at 8 a m at her family’s East Alton home, said her mother, Terri Smith. “We had a houseful of people here — everybody who loved her,” Smith said hours later That included her stepfather, Joe Smith; her brothers, 22-year-old John Brumley Jr. and 20-year-old Kevin Brumley; and her father, John Brumley Sr But there were others who loved Chrissy who weren’t with her aChe told me and Melanie and Rara all Ogoodbye and that she loved us.” Diana Austin one of Chrissy Brumley’s best friends Saturday, only because her mother felt it would be too painful for them to watch her die. Those were her best friends from East Alton-Wood River High School: Diana Austin, Kara Wooley and Melanie May. The friends said their final goodbyes Friday night The girls spent about five hours together, Diana said. “She told me and Melanie and Kara all goodbye and that she loved us,” said Diana, a 17-year-old senior. “She told us to keep our faith in the Lord.” The night wasn’t all about sadness. Chrissy kept her sense of humor to the end, using a novelty toy to make rude noises, then laughing with her friends. “We laughed and laughed," Diana said. “There was sadness, and there was happiness. It was a per- ■ See TEEN. Page 4-11 The Telegraph/JOHN BADMAN Chrissy Brumley had fought rare form of disease for two years and died two days after her 17th birthday. Area/Illinois . .A-3-9 Bulletin Board .A-8 Business D-1 Classifieds .. .B-10 Editorial ......A-4 Horoscope ____C-2 Nation/world . .A-12 Obituaries A-6 Baugh, Brumley, Couch, Dalton, Elliott, Knottnerus, McCaherty, Peoples, Stone Scoreboard B-2 Stocks........D-2 Weather D-10 ... _ . The Telegraph/JOHN BADMAN Mollie Palmer, 10, of Meadowbrook, holds her head back as a make-up artist from Scott Air Force Base prepares her simulated eye wound Saturday morning before she participated in a tornado disaster drill at Meadowbrook School. Below, Meadowbrook and Bethalto firefighters remove chairs tangled around the legs of one of 40 mock victims at the school. What a ‘disaster’! Tornado drill gets crews prepared By S. PAIGE ALLEN For The Telegraph MEADOWBROOK - It was like a scene from a disaster movie Saturday morning. From the hallway of Meadowbrook Elementary School, parents Brad and Dawn Perrine anxiously watched as two volunteer Meadowbrook firefighters carried their 10-year-old son, Ryan, from his fourth-grade classroom to a makeshift triage unit in the school gymnasium. For the Perrines’ 3-year-old son, Joshua, the scene was all too real. He was nearly moved to tears as he watched his big brother being carried down a hallway lined with children sporting fake wounds and cry ing out for help. “Thank heavens this is not the real thing,” said Dawn Perrine, one of several parents on hand for the mock disaster drill at the school. Amid a backdrop of overturned desks and toppled chairs, the school looked like it had been struck by a tornado. And that was the plan, according to Meadowbrook Fire Chief Cory Bowen, the drill coorui-nator. More than 40 pupils and 30 emergency response professionals participated in the tornado disaster drill conducted by the Meadowbrook Volunteer Fire Department. “We wanted to make this as real as possible,” Bowen said. “The idea ■ See DISASTER, Page A-11 Plan aims at ‘adult’ shops Ordinance would put limits on peep shows, bookstores By LINDA N. WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON — Although the city has no adult bookstores or peep shows, aldermen plan to be ready with ordinance in hand for any that do pop up. The Alton City Council held its first reading of a lengthy ordinance that would strictly regulate such businesses. Approval of the ordinance could come at the May 26 council meeting. An important segment of the proposed ordinance limits adult businesses to areas zoned M-2, or manufacturing. “The laws have changed, and we can't just say, “You can’t come into town,’Th” Mayor Don Sandidge said. “But we can restrict them to industrial areas; we don’t want them in residential areas.” City officials rewrote a draft of an adult business ordinance to tighten the regulations, Sandidge said. The proposed ordinance says adult businesses “are associated with high crime rate areas; deteriorated commercial and residential areas; depreciation of property values in the area; and dramatic changes in the character of the neighborhood when more than one sexually oriented business is operating in a given area.” According to the proposed ordinance, “sexually oriented" businesses cannot exist within 1,000 feet of the following preexisting facilities, whether they are inside or outside city ■ See ADULT, Page A-11 Jazz trombonist blows away local musicians By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer GODFREY — Just the mention of jazz legend Carl Fontana’s name brought applause from the more than 50 local musicians gathered for a clinic Saturday at Hatheway Hall Auditorium at Lewis and Clark Community College. After Fontana, with back-up from three members of the LCCC Jazz Band, played two introductory numbers on his trombone, the applause grew stronger. The next hour was filled with discus sion of mouthpieces, tonguing techniques and improvisation skills as the audience, ranging in age from college students and younger to senior citizens, tried to glean tips from Fontana to improve their own playing. “It’s amazing,” said Tim Jarden of the Alton Landing Jazz Association. “It’s even better than I thought it would be. Hearing somebody of that level of musical skill is an eye-opener for all of us.” Fontana, a jazz trombonist with more than 60 years of experience, ■ See JAZZ, Page A-11 will hold your pool 24' ROUND DOOL PACKAGE *1499 Installation Available One of the largest inground Pool Builderers Call Doc or Jason Today “ j n Southern Illinois Yantis 110 H. Adams Parkway _J hlmwLfm 'Pm Mm 18 x 33 x 48 OVAL POOL PACKAGE (dis 466-5301 Good. (/lear Fun Installation Available
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