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Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1999, Alton, Illinois SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Railroad safety violators Pagafri 130 cents Baseball Marquettewtos Qass A regional Paged May The outlook Perfect sening Bam finds new life as home to antiques business PagetM Bmmm m m ill could be a boost for Belle By STEVE WHITWORTH and DAVE WHALEY Telegraph staff writers Approval of a bill allowing riVerboat casinos to conduct dockside gambling should be a boost for the Alton Belle city and Snapped water line results in gas leak By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON A snapped water line and subsequent cavein on Henry Street left Eunice Smith School and the sur rounding area without water or gas Monday John sewer and maintenance operations super visor for the city of reported that crews were working to repair a storm sewer line in the 2400 block of Henry Street in front of Eunice Smith School when a water line under the street snapped around The water line lireak Senators move closer to action on gambling law overhaul state officials 11UU state officials State senators inched toward action on a major overhaul of Illinois gambling laws despite warnings of political retribution from The Senate Executive about making sure they had enough asarjsr SBS dld L sffl caKSLMss No vote had been taken at press The bill was approved Friday night by the House but must be passed by the Senate before going to George Ryans See Page A7 dies in collision Telegraph staff report CARPENTER A 73year old Alton man died at the scene of a twocar collision Monday night just northbt Illinois Route 140 v Madison County Coronet Dallas Burke said Rober of the 200 blbcklbf Maurice was the rear seat of a vehicle when it was struck 8 by another car drivM by Steven of Longs car ran a stop sign1 as it traveled northbound on Quercus Grove The car the victim was riding in was being driven by Gary Hageni of Dorsey and was traveling I See Page A7 Collision causes car to take a dive treated for minor injuries at Alton Memorial Hospital and released P By COREY PITT For The Telegraph HARTFORD A Wood River woman was pulled from her vehicle Monday afternoon after a collision caused the vehicle to slide down embankment and into a riverwater holding Barbara an employee of National Maintenance and Repair in was headed out of the facili ty for lunch at via a ser vice road near Seventh Street when she collided with a Chevrolet Celebrity driven by George was headed toward National Copes 1995 Chevrolet Blazer slid down the embankment alongside the road and into the water trap ping her in the Hartford Fire Department Chief Don who helped to get Cope out of her said she was lucky the accident was not The angle of the embankment was steep you would think she would have he she just slid down the so she was The narrow gravel service road is used as a route to National Maintenance and Repair because of the closing of the main entrance on Hawthorne Street from high river lev The service road is narrow with steep embankments on each side making it difficult for two vehicles to pass each Prickett said the rescue took about 15 as he and three others helped Cope out of her vehicle Trickeys Towing Service of Wood River pulled the vehicle out We took all the normal precau tions with Prickett She was scared more than anything because she thought if she moved the car would have rolled Cope was taken to Alton Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and was Stupperich was uninjured in the GuOd Morning v 4 I Bulletln Board Business Twarog Television The sky turned green and black as coal TfirnaHn AH Tnwn mno Tornado on June leaves path of devastation across area EDITORS NOTE This is the last of a threepart series about violent storms that hit The Telegraph area By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer Darrell Williams and his wife Jennie were enjoying a peaceful Sunday morning on June when they heard a violent storm tearing through South The sky turned green and black as and the wind roared like a train through our said who saw the blinding stprm race toward I saw the winds uproot a giant My wife yelled Its a Run for the Great Storms Pages A mile away in Kelvin Arnold saw a funnel cloud in the sky breaking off trees and power If the tail of the twister had dropped all the way to the pur houses would have been blown Arnold said after the The raging storm struck with winds up to 125 miles an hour and left a devastating path of millions of dollars in damage across South Wood East Bethalto and Vinyl from 33 Carpet from 33 DISCOUNT 3475 HUMBERT RIO ALTON 4652622
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