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

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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - May 22, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Higpsj helps Lady i Hawks thrive i The outlook Get revved up i Second and Page O12 into Alton May 30 Special Section 1274so earns May glslature OKs fee hikes By SANFORD SCHMIDT arid STEVE WHITWOfiTH Telegraph staff writers SPRINGFIELD The Illinois Legislature voted overwhelmingly Friday night to spprove license fee and liquor tax increases to support George Ryans billion Illinois FIRST The plan would raise 140 fees tohelp bay for this public Works program in state histo The proposal now goes to Ryan for hiis signa ttTts not easy Ito vote for fee and tax Steve Davis DBethalto All Metro East legislators in the voted for the including state Steve Its not easy to vote for fee and tax increas Davis said in a telephone interview with The Telegraph from the floor of the House as it adjourned Friday But I was elected for several and one reason was to be a leader in my I feel the governor took the lead on and its incumbent on me to take a leadership role to ensure economic stability in southwestern Illinois and m my Lawmakers approved all the bills in Ryans infrastructure program except for a multibil liondollar bond authorization They plari to take that up after they return Monday to finish the state budget The most controversial bill containingthe many fee increases was approved 7442in the House and 4217 in the 2 On a 7143 House soon followed by a 17 roll call in the lawmakers also See Page A11 Cartruck collisioh The SMITH A slick street was the cause of a collision Friday between a car and a light truck at the intersection at Brown and Spaulding streets in An occupant of the Burket of was taken to Saint Anthonys Hospital with cuts and head stop ch By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer In about six residents will be able to get their eyes and ears for eyes and ears coming to Alton convenient chec Downt Crown Optical and Central Institute for the Deaf of St Louis rativd alliance to offer hear have formed a collabo ing and eye care services at 406 Central Institute offices inside Crown will be called Hearing It is the first such venture for the longtime notforprofit which is near the Washington University School of Medicine in The institute has a school for hearingimpaired a toprated graduate program affiliated with Washington University and a speech and hearing clinic for lowincome See Page A11 Judge I rules hi doctors favor By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE A judge Friday granted a Godfrey doctor more time to close her current medical practice and is allowing her some flexibility in she can set up About 25 supporters of Vera CarterShields offered congratulations after Fridays hearing in Madison County Circuit At the same represen tatives of Saint Anthonys Hospital in Alton quietly expressed satisfaction with the ruling by Associate Judge Lewis The doctor and the hospital her former employer have been involved since January 1997 in a series of legal actions involving a for mer contract between Some issues are Mallott said CarterShields has until June to clear up her med ical practice in the DAdrian Professional Park in She has until June 15 to move all he The ruling is a stay of an injunction handed down by the judge April 28 that ordered CarterShields to cease busi ness immediately because of a noncompete clause in her contract with the See Page A11 Morniiijj M I Comics t jjoroscope ul A i rt mbulance to get new life as police vehicle By LINDA WELLER Tele jraph staff writer ALTON An ambulance that was used to save lives soon will help police enforce the Or officials from Altcn Memorial Hospital turn 3d over the keys to a 1991 Ford mini mod van to Alton Pol ce Chief Although the hospital has no furtier use for the vehicle whi h logged service rniks police have big plans for the This will help us give better sen ice to the kovfell We are very grateful to Memorial Ttte Police Departments 10 metober Tactical Response Team plans to be the major usei will of the The truck officers to travel more com en to high risk The established in January carries out search warrants for drug houses and other potentially dangerous situations it also engages in hostage and crisis During the past three it has executed 52 drugrelated search resolved one arrnedhostage incident and arrested one barricad ed murder team leader David Hayes The teams officers train one day per month its snipers train twice The police departments Special Community Area Target Team also will use the Lovell The teams now travel in a allow the specially trained I See Page A11 The SMITH Marilyn EMS supervisor at Alton Memorial explains the features of a used ambulance to Alton Police Chief Don and David Hayes at the hospital   

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