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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                vvv SEEVIN6 THE RIVER BENB SINCE 1830 The outlook rtinonstiiiiB i SIDE students to JohnBueey named Jtenpteboys basfefballcoadi 1 Take It With You No 132SOeinte May Ho E The proved an package sources By SANFORD Telegraph staff write EDWARDSVIL Illinois House a HMO reform tatlked about producti today if lawmakers on final budget figt Its been wond as the Metro E state DCollim He noted that it Council OKs shop By LINDA WEL Telegraph staff write use passes HMO reform an I wrapping up a i session can agree rful as far st is con Jay difficult porn limits ER ity Council to be ported that under the age of L8 can enter the There are no adult business es in the but they want to be fficials said prepared in the event someone wanted to open such a Alderman Gary 6th introdu lution restricting to three in the cit has say no one ed the reso pawn shops Alton now See Page A9 Mornimj Clar Manu Riffi Rodenbaugt StocKs Television r Websr D2 to vote for increased fees under George Ryans Illinois FIRST program but insisted the vote was neces sary to get millions of dollars of stalled infrastructure pro jects under State Steve D said some major bills were pending as of Wednesday The bond issues Ryan asked for in connection with Illinois FIRST had yet to and Davis said they were not a sure State Evelyn D Qomething has got to State Steve Davis DBethalto Edwards said there was talk of staying over until If that some of us are going to have a clothes Most of us only packed enough for three she Davis pointed out that any thing can happen when law makers are cutting deals to see how much they can bring home to their The HMO package approved by the House would enable people to get emergency med ical treatment without prior approval and to appeal HMO The 1150 vote sends the measure to the Senate for action Davis said he favors strin gent reform of health mainte nance organizations because the companies have been slow to provide the benefits that members have paid You cant get any money out of he saidi Something has got to Bowles said she positively need she Lawmakers long have debak ed restrictions on health main tenance dis agreeing over whether cus tomers should be able to sue See Page A9 ALTON The voted Wednesday night to restrict adult en ertainment businesses and bookstores to areas zoned for nanufactur Aldermenalso agreed to limit the number of pawn shops in the city to which may be arr ended later tovfour 1 limiting adult live entertainment and peep Alderman Joe Maher 3rd castthe nay We have enough laws on the books now to keep them Maher j Among provisions in the ordinance are that sexually oriented businesses cannot exist within feet of nurseries or care religious institu public or other sexually oriented The ordinance also restricts signage and requires notices In the groove Oma a resident of United Methodist Village in has some fun Wednesday in an impromptu aerobics class with physical therapist Karen Ronani of Alton Memorial In the background are Marjorie and Myrtle The class was part of the health fair at United Methodist Page New railroad v K a e s 1 J v V crossing malfunctions Truck hit by net after crossing By KERRY SMITH and STEVE WHITWORTH Telegraph staff writer HARTFORD State trans portation officials and railroad are trying to work the bugs with an experi mental railroad crossing safe ty device in Hartford that damag ing a tanker The incident occurred about 2 Tuesday at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing on Hawthorne where the known as a vehicle arresting is being tested by the Illinois Department of The system actually uses two of the which con sist of steelnetted safety bar riers that drop down on either side of the tracks to prevent vehicles from going around the crossing gates when a train is The driver of the Dale acted properly in driving across the tracks because the signal lights and crossing gates had not been said Patrolman Bill Robertson of the Hartford Police an unexplained malfunction caused the system to activate as the truck crossed the said Martha an IDOT She said the net on the far side of the tracks re dont know specifics of whiatx set it Martha Schiebel I DOT touching the top Of the truck as it Walters was not and his truck sustained only minor Something tripped it Schiebel The railroad people are out there checking it out to see what activated the signal We dont kriqW the specifics of what set itfqfC or why it was only set offoft one The activation system is in to the existing grade cross ing protection which includes the crossing signal bells and signal Schiebel She said the devices all work in synchro nization when a approaches1 to activate warning Schiebel noted it unusual for railroad crossing signals to activate when there is no train Every once in a a See Page A9 Police fa foe on lookout for uribuckled children By BETHANY BEHRHORST Telegraph staff writer State and local police hope residents will buckle under to the pressure of the zero toler ance campaign leading to Memorial Operation America Buckles Up Children Mobilization will swing into full force this week Law enforcement officers will stop cars in which chil dren are not wearing safety belts or secured in child safety It is time for zero tolerance despite laws requir ing children to ride buckled up in Illinois and in every six out of 10 children Wiled in crashes are said der of Illinois state Police District which hasits head quarters in Statistics from the Department of Transportation show that nearly 19 million more Americans wear seat belts since two mobilization campaigns were held in Through the agen cies hope to curb the number of children killed or crippled during car accidents and Nothing is more devastat ing to an officer than breaking the news to parents that their child has been killed or criti cally Sievers Enforcement not only works but will also spare families a lifetime of pain and More than police agen cies nationwide are working to spread the word and write out tickets for offenders this week In the more See Page A Alt i v The BADMAN Stefnee Wilson of Alton straps her frmontlvQld into a Qhikj safety seat In the back seat of her car after shopping1or groceries on the Homer Adams   

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