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Alton Telegraph Newspaper Archive: June 3, 1999 - Page 1

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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Me a Sentimental Journey Confederate Air Force bringing World War H planes to Regional PageBl 50 cents State softhall Bobbi Portwood starswith Lady Hawks The outlook Partly sunny and High low64 June Doing swimmingly Atlantis Pools can provide relief from the summer heat PageDl Storm knocks out power in Godfrey By CORY PITT For The Telegraph GODFREY Several hundred Godfrey residents remained with out power Wednesday because of outages caused by a series of heavy thunderstorms that knocked down utility lines in the AmerenUE spokesman Tim Fox said most of the damage Tuesday was caused by high winds that sent large tree limbs crashing onto the power He said workers did well to restore power to most customers in a fairly short amount of There was a considerable amount of lines mostly cen tralized in the Godfrey Workers did a good consid ering they got about people back with power in about 12 Authorities in Greene and Jersey counties reported no storm damage or power while Macoupin County had only minor problems with downed power Cadet plan will honor crash victim Part of settlement in suit over death of woman hit by speeding police car By DENNIS GRUBAUGH and LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writers EDWARDSVILLE As part of a law suit a cadet training pro gram will memorialize a woman killed when an Alton police officers speeding patrol car hit her car in An undisclosed amount of monetary damages also is included in the outof court settlement reached late last month between the city of former Alton police officer Derek Davis and Rosalie Finn of mother of the late Kathryn Ann Finn and administra tor of her Mayor Don Sandidge confirmed that City Council aption last week was relat ed to the The council sus pended rules May 26 to pass a resolu tion on first reading that designates police cadets as Kathryn Finn Memorial trainees while at the Illinois State Police Academy in The cadets will be familiarized with the accident that killed Finn as part of inhouse training after they have completed their police academy Alton Deputy Police Chief Rick Wells He and depart ment training officer Mike Gordon are mak ing the adjustments to the training he Finn This will be some thing to jog the awareness of the trainees as to what is possible in the way of so they know what their obligations are to the them selves and the Wells See Page A9 Durbin bill pushes caller ID for schools By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer COLLINSVILLE Schools may be encouraged to get telephone caller ID at reduced prices under legislation announced Wednesday by Sen Dick Durbin said he got a bill passed in Congress to clarify that school districts are entitled to discounts ranging from 20 percent to 90 percent on caller ID Under the the Federal Communications Commission is direct ed to inform elementary and secondary schools that they are eligible for the reduced rates and how to get Responding to reporters questions during a news conference Wednesday at Collinsville High Durbin said he tried to put through legislation that would improve school security and counseling services but was See Page A9 Sex assault counseling agency to close doors By BETHANY BEHRHORST Telegraph staff writer COLLINSVILLE Counting down the board mem staff and volunteers from the Madison County based Sexual Assault Victims First agency prepare to close shop June Those affiliated with SAVlst are in limbo still providing free services to clients while directing them to resources at other In light of problems with the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual the SAVlst board recently voted unanimously not to request further funding from the state SAVlst received 90 percent of its funding from the state Without the the agency is being forced to close its In SAVlst was informed that a grant applica tion for the next fiscal year was tossed out during a hear See Page A9 Good Morning Bulletin Board Classifieds Editorial HoroscopeB3 Welch Scoreboard Ryan comes to area to sign state budget By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE With the din of applause echoing through a packed gymnasium George Ryan told schoolchildren they would be the main beneficia ries of his newly recordbusting Youre the next governors and presidents and he told the assembled stu dents Wednesday at Woodland Elementary School in And you have to be With fanfare that repeated scenes Ryan had gone through earlier in the day in Chicago and he signed the billion budget with a series of pens that he later handed out to The signing sets the stage for record spending for roads and education in coming starting July the states top was surrounded by area Democratic legisla He praised the biparti san assistance needed to get the Illinois FIRST program These folks right here deserve as much credit as he State Evelyn and state mt BARNES George Ryan is surrounded by dignitaries and students at Woodland Elementary School in Edwardsville Wednesday as he signs the Illinois state Gary D and assure you that our edu Jay D Ryan had been invited to cational system will improve and Tom Woodland by Edwardsville under your administration were Schools Superintendent Ed Hightower told among 40 or so community leaders assembled on the We want to raise the bar See Page A9   

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