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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 I TOBAVS FOOD pans open house for new I Summers grill doesnt have facility I to follow the same oldroutine PageDl PageB1 The outlook Partly sunny and warm high near 81 low near 63 PagelW 138 cents June Of Crossin9 the old narrow Chain of RoctoBri workers were nearing compietion Tuesday at instainng Bridge back in business Chain of Rocks reopens after renovation By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer Scissors sliced the ribbon on the longest pedestrian and bicycle bridge in the world Tuesday morning as 100 digni taries and community leaders stood across its With million from regional land trust agent TrailNet I Chain nf A Rocks debt of gratitude to Christopher Bond RMissouri and Congressman Jerry Costello said who chairs Louis a project of which the bridge is an integral Without their the dedica tion of the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge would not be happen ing The reopen ing of this historic landmark is an impor tant step in the devel opment of one of the most extensive linear park and trail sys chain of f historic landmark is Bridge an important step in the me ormgfwS development of one of the k and offers motorists and HlOSt CXtenSlVC linear park terns iri the country cyclists a generous and trail SVStemS in the Abandoned for view of one of the rounfrv nearly 30 the Mississippi Rivers bridge is located on most scenic j k Danforth historic Route 66 and was built in 1929 at a was named for the cost of million and former senator rocky shoals in the stretches Mississippi Jack a former senator from told celebratory audience that several offi cials efforts culminated in this projects Our community owes an enormous TrailNet leased the bridge from the city of Madison in 1996 and spearheaded the restoration cam Other major bridge project See Page A9 Goodr Mornirid Bulletin Wilkinson Softball Tigers top Redbirds for regional title PageCl Postcard campaign to target City Hall By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON A city man is trying to fight City Hall by soliciting postcards from resi dents who dont like Altons new adjudica tion Steve of the 3300 block of Sherman said he is starting a postcard cam paign against the way Alton handles viola tors of city The is no cation process I fQivriooc started on a trial basis last its a ShakCdOWH The cram City Council Steve Rain tern in April by on the adjudication including it in process the fiscal 1999 2000 The process can handle violations rang ing from yard rubbish and junked cars to theft and traffic In rare driving under the influence cases can go before the administrative law Former assistant city attorney Dennis See Page A9 SIU receives million budget boost By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE SIU officials are happy with increased state funding of more than million for the coming It is an excellent Southern Illinois University President Ted Sanders The governor had said that higher education would be one of his highest prior and I think we need to thank our leg islators for keeping it a high The SIU share of state money will make up almost million of a budget estimat ed to be more than The increases announced by Sanders are aside from any Illinois FIRST funds that may be in the according to Elaine vice president for planning and I See Page A9 Former Miss America inspires cancer survivors through story By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer ALTON Debbye Turner touched the hearts of cancer survivors Tuesday with an inspiring story of how she overcame obsta cles to be crowned Miss America in You can overcome any any challenge in life if you dont give if ou can overcome any any youredetermined in life if VOU Turner told a 2ive un if VOllrp ing of cancer survivors at j oyc Pj J1 ic saint Anthonys Health determined to i n ft Debbye Turner Show Me Louis cohost her faith Center on National Cancer Survivors With faith in God and the love of your family and you can overcome whatever youre facing in cohost of KSDKTV Channel 5s Show Me spoke to 123 cancer survivors and their families at the annual She inspired the audience with her heart warming story of how she overcame obsta cles to be crowned Miss They said I couldnt win the contest because I was too Turner Other people told Turner that she could never be Miss America because she was a black I never listened to the negative to the peo ple who said I couldnt win the said who drew applause from the ier was inspired in God and her Gussie to strive to become Miss When people said I couldnt do my See Page A9 The BARNES Debbye Turner speaks to the audience of cancer survivors Tuesday night at Saint Anthonys Health Center in Alton   

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