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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Swing shot Chile Heads Missouri golfers qualifyat the spice of life Public Links I PageB1 PageD1 The outlook Partly scattered tstorms High near 90 low near 69 PagelM Risk management Plans will help companies stay prepared PageCl cents June Caution urged on Kosovo By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Members of the areas con gressional delegation expressed optimism Thursday that the end of the war in Kosovo has been reached but urged continued caution as Americas role turns to All of us understood from the beginning that at some point this mission would require peacekeeping said Jerry D He and John R spoke by telephone Thursday from one day after a pact was signed clearing the way for a longterm peace plan in a province of after nearly 80 days of NATO bombing of Serb forces and infrastruc President Clinton has com mitted the use of peacekeeping troops as part of the NATO force that will be needed when and if the Kosovo peace plan is v See Page A9 Costello A End of a tradition Kerr Drug Store closing doors after 80 years By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON When Greg Kerr closes the doors at Kerr Drug Store at 5 it will be for the last After 80 years of filling pre selling cards and jewelry and serving ice the Alton institution is going out of of the familyrun 2512 College said Ipw profit margins from group prescrip tion card stiff competi tion from chain drugstores and suppliers going out of business or discontinuing service to smaller stores have forced him to call it quits on a family Smaller businesses just cant make it Kerr Theres a reason why you dont see corner drug stores Kerr Drug Store has been operating in Alton since when Kerrs Speed opened the store at the corner of Washington and College In the store moved to its current See Page A9 The TelegrapiyRUSS SMITH Greg owner of Kerr Drug Store in serves up a cherry at to Nick one of the Alton High School students who came in during lunch period almost Other left to are Brett John Andy Chris Nelson and Tim all Hair salon target of racial vandalism By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Staff at a Milton area hair salon are dismayed over two racially motivated vandalisms but say the inci dents arent going to deter them from earning an honest When workers at D Ks Hair 911 Milton arrived at work early they found someone had used green spray paint to spell out a racial slur on the shops concrete A month someone had smeared the same word on the hair salons oversized picture apparently using a piece of manager Donald MasonEl The hair care business is in a predominantly white neigh On MasonEl said his staff was trying to remove the offensive word from in front of the He said he was disappointed but not angry about the Im above that but they are letting us know we are not welcome he There is nothing we can do about people like that we cant change MasonEl said he does not know whether the vandalism to the blackowned shop was the work of juveniles or He said he did not report the first vandalism to police but did file a report A police source said it was not yet known whether the report of the hate crime would be forwarded to the FBI the See Page A9 Good Morning A310 Bulletin Board Classifieds C4 Editorial Horoscope Wheat ScoreboardB2 The BADMAN Earth movers were hard at work Thursday morning leveling ground for the second building at the Gateway Commerce Center on Illinois Route 111 adjacent to the existing Dial Bulldozers signal Gateway growth By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Earth graders rolled over Gateway Commerce Center while developers said a build ing boom in the Metro East is likely to Builder Ralph one of the partners developing the said Gateway is filling fast because warehouse space to the south has filled The Lanter started out in then developed a warehouse now occupied by Capri Sun and Hershey at Port Industrial Park off of Illinois Route 3 in Granite We may be all the way to Chicago if this keeps Ralph Korte a partner in development Korte said clients are interested in occupying the remainder of the squarefoot We may be all the way to Chicago if this keeps Korte Jeff one of the own ers of the Lanter said one customer has signed up to occupy the new building at although he declined to give the name of the Mike president of TRiSTAR Business said his compa ny likely will continue to build at Gateway for the next 25 A group of local officials and partners in the venture appeared Thursday at the groundbreaking for the second building to occupy Gateway Commerce The Dial warehouse is just across the street from the Lanter The park is in unincorporated Madison County off of Illinois Route near Interstate The building is being devel oped by a partnership of TRiSTAR and Korte Construction of TRiSTAR is the developer of the Gateway Lanter See Page A9   

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