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Alton Telegraph Newspaper Archive: June 14, 1999 - Page 1

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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - June 14, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 In tanrJiwriih nature Day camp part of 12month programming PageBl Tigers top Cards 31 PageCl Partly sunny Veterans want and mild tooutlawflag low near 59 Page OS PageD1 desecration 150 cents June Loophole looms over official By PAUL MACKIE Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE A Madison County Board member has been hired by Nameoki Township for a weekly job that never has been filled The job as special projects super visor for the townships Highway Board member takes position with pensionpadding possibilities Department also could allow Don DPontoon to take home a healthy pension if he retires from both the County Board and the town ship in I have no intent to try to drag this out until I retire from the County said pointing out that his Highway Commissioner Loren asked him to fill the position like a lot of township high way is not aware of all the grants available for road pro Im on the County and I know where the grants are and how to get Rea Rea said he began the job on June receives no benefits and works five days per week from 7 to The job would pay Rea if he stays there for a But said he doesnt know whether hell stay on much longer than just this He said Madisons term will end in and he will definitely quit the job at that Rea served with Madison on the Pontoon Beach Village Board for See Page A7 The BARNES Showplace 12 Kerasotes Theatre employee Kari Garber sells movie tickets to Jeff Beavers of IDs already a feature presentation Clintons call to screen teens nothing new for area movie theaters By STEVE WHITWORTH Telegraph staff writer President Clintons appeal to theater opera tors to step up efforts to keep underage youths out of Rrated movies is unlikely to result in any major changes at cinemas in The Telegraph Thats because the local almost all of them owned by Kerasotes already are strict in their enforcement of age restric company officials Earlier this Clinton asked the National Association of Theater Owners to crack down on teenagers younger than 17 who try to get into Rrated The presidents request was part of his effort to fight youth violence by limiting the ability of underage teens to see violent The theater owners group pledged to enforce the but Kerasotes officials say thats nothing new for their Thats been a standing operations proce dure with Kerasotes for a long said Rob senior area manager for We have always carded anyone who looks 17 or If they dont have an we dont let them into the The movie ratings system allows for chil dren under 17 to watch an Rrated movie if accompanied by an but Lehman said the companys employees are careful about their interpretationof that A parent can come by and purchase a tick See Page A7 Alhambra set to celebrate By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer ALHAMBRA The people of this eastern Madison County town will celebrate 150 years of history with a public birthday bash next week We invite everyone to our sesquicentennial celebration party with a weekend of entertain food and special history displays and said Joe cochair with Deb Reckmann for the historic Alhambra residents will say Happy Birthday to their town with special parades and a spectacular fireworks dis The tennial weekend will begin at 6 Friday and continue through Sunday with carnival a variety of foods and the fireworks finale at 9 The historic town of Alhambra is located in the scenic countryside on Illinois Route 25 miles east of Alhambra has its roots in the ances tors of pioneer fami rou can see the history of Alhambra unfold as you walk through the sesquicentennial museum in the park Joe Dauderman festival cochair lies who rode in horsedrawn wagons across the country to settle on the prairie land to plant build a churches and coun try William Hinch and his family came from Kentucky in 1817 and built their log cabin home from big oak trees in the Alhambra countryside along Silver Families such as the William James Robert Aldrich and William Hoxsey clans followed Hinch and settled in the young pioneer A special history display at the sesquicenten nial will show how the town was born in when settler Louis Sheppard laid out the community and named it wife suggested that the town be named See Page A7 m Good Miritiitt Bulletin Board Seiferman High school graduates receive Love joy awards By REBECCA HOPKINS Telegraph staff writer ALTON For the 46th the Elijah Lovejoy Memorial Committee gave awards to four recent high school graduates at a ceremo ny held Sunday in the Jesse Lundun Cannon Auditorium at Elijah Lovejoy Elementary The program featured music by the Alton Municipal Band and a vocal performance by Louise who sang Eye on the Sparrow and Blessed The fea tured speaker was Marie assistant super intendent for educational ser vices at Alton Community Unit School District Charles a 1999 grad uate of Alton High was the recipient of the Lovejoy Memorial Banks will attend the University of Illinois to study mechanical I want to thank Ed Gray and the entire Lovejoy Memorial Scholarship Committee for selecting me to receive this Banks 1 believe I am prepared and will work hard to continue my While attending Alton High See Page A7 The HOPKINS President of the Elijah Lovejoy Committee Eric far joins Lovejoy scholarship and award winners as they place a wreath on Lovejoys grave at the Alton City Cemetery From the left are David Laura Charles Banks and Jennifer j June STONEBRAKER June 18 SABLE WEEKEND BANDS June 19 SOUL REUNION June 20 RALPH BUTLER 36PM f SABLE M1PM   

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