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Publication: Alton Telegraph June 20, 1999

Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - June 20, 1999, Alton, Illinois Area/Illinois ...A-3,9,10 Bulletin Board .A-8 Classifieds C-3 Editorial ......A-4 Horoscope D-8 Nation/world . .A-12 Obituaries A-7 Emery, Feltes, Godfrey, Goodwin, Melon, Marks, Milford, Shaw, Swarringin, Tucker Scoreboard B-2 Stocks........D-2 Hot stuff Carlinville tradition looks to have tasty future Page D-l www.thetelegraph.comiW"$262 Coupons and special offers ^ inside most editions St. Louis victory Izzy leaves early as Cards beat Mets 7-6 Page IM WHEEUitDCALS Here they coms Toyota’s new Tundra may give automakers a run for their money Page C-l The outlook Partly to mostly cloudy. High 83; low 66 Page IMO Regional hails Eagle One Officials spell out hiring plans The Telegraph/RUSS SMITH Executives from Eagle One Aviation Inc. LLC introduce themselves to those gathered at a press conference at St. Louis Regional Airport in Bethalto in front of the Sentimental Journey, a B-17G bomber on display for an air show Saturday. By LINDA N. WELLER Telegraph staff writer BETHALTO — The talk was about jobs, jobs and more jobs Saturday at St. I^ouis Regional Airport. During a news conference — which initially was arranged to unveil the airport’s new soaring eagle logo — details of the planned coming of Eagle One Aviation Inc. LLC of Fort Worth, Texas, took front stage. Also ongoing was the Confederate Air Force’s vintage aircraft show featuring “wings” from Arizona, Mis souri and the Great Lakes "We are very enthused about this opportunity, but we have a lot of work left to do,” said Boyd Burton, chairman and chief executive officer of Eagle One ■ See EAGLE, Page A-11 Summerfest fills Downtown Wood River By LINDA N. WELLER Telegraph staff writer WOOD RIVER - Strains of country music Saturday invited Wood River residents to come Downtown and enjoy their hometown Summerfest. Starting at IO a.m., Ferguson Street became the home of a daylong festival of music, crafts, food and games for the family. The Civic Action Body sponsored Summerfest with the support of businesses. The band Tommy Karlas and Dakota entertained a small but appreciative crowd early, while the smell of barbecue wafted through Downtown. Residents browsed among tables of crafts, homerrrade baked goods, quilts and new merchandise, hoping to find something they liked. Some of the first customers were six girls, roused early from Kayla Mal tin’s slumber party. Kayla, who turned ll Friday, said she came Downtown to look at the tableful of Beanie Babies. Fran Purdy said she went to the sleep-over Saturday morning to bring daughter Alicia, Kayla and the rest of the girls Downtown. “I woke them up; I think they’ll enjoy this,” Purdy said. “I was expecting them to get out and dance and get this party moving.” Alicia’s cousin, Jennifer Zitt, sings in Tommy Karlas and Dakota. “I like the music,” said her friend Danielle Hillman, ll. Party-goer Michele Michelon, ll, didn’t mind being awakened early. “I like coming down here and spending money.” Among Summerfest attractions were Max’s Hot Fish wagon, rides in a red wagon drawn by a team of horses, bike and wagon decorating contest, storyteller Marilyn Kinsella of Edwardsville, Harvey the Juggler, tricycle ■ See SUMMERFEST, A-11 AARP sets sights on loan bill By SANFORD J. SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE - The local AARP chapter, which successfully saw key bjlls through the Illinois General Assembly during the spring session, now will focus on a bill restricting payday loans with exorbitant interest rates. The organization will help legislative sponsors set up a series of forums to gather information in support of the payday loan bill, said Amy Paschedag of Edwardsville, chairman of the Illinois State Legislative Committee for the American Association of Retired Persons. “Payday loans in Illinois are an insidious problem,” said Pat Horn, an aide to state Rep. Thomas J. Dart, D-Chicago. Paschedag said some senior citizens allow themselves to be talked into paying $20 upfront for a loan against their monthly retirement and ■ See AARP, Page A-11 Dad played catcher for early arrival By BETHANY BEHRHORST Telegraph staff writer GODFREY — Andrew and Melissa Woulfe were not in a hurry to make it to the hospital April 19. All the calculations indicated Melissa Woulfe had several hours before she would give birth to their daughter, Tessa Nicole. So Andrew Woulfe called his father- and mother-in-law, Dan Volunteering and Cynthia Walter of fofhorc    Alton,    and calmly p a q asked them t0 come _®e over to the couple’s Godfrey home to watch their 21-month-old son, Keegan, and began getting everything in order for the trip to the hospital. “We’d had our son, and her labor was about 12 hours from start to finish,” said Woulfe, a chiropractor. “We were waiting for my father-in-law, and the contractions ■ See DAD, Page A-11 The Telegraph/JOHN BADMAN Andrew Woulfe holds his 8-week-old daughter, Tessa Nicole. The Telegraph/RUSS SMITH A group of girls fresh from a Friday night slumber party found their way Saturday morning to the Beanie Baby booth at the Wood River Summerfest in downtown Wood River. The friends are, from left, Stephanie Case; Kayla Martin; Alicia Purdy; Megan Rowe; Alicia's mother, Fran Purdy; Michele Michelon; and Danielle Hillman. 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  • Alicia Purdy
  • Amy Paschedag
  • Andrew Woulfe
  • Boyd Burton
  • Cynthia Walter
  • Dan Volunteering
  • Danielle Hillman
  • Fran Purdy
  • H. Adams
  • Jennifer Zitt
  • Kayla Mal
  • Kayla Martin
  • Linda N. Weller
  • Marilyn Kinsella
  • Megan Rowe
  • Melissa Woulfe
  • Michele Michelon
  • Pat Horn
  • Sanford J. Schmidt
  • Stephanie Case
  • Tessa Nicole
  • Thomas J. Dart
  • Tommy Karlas

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Publication: Alton Telegraph

Location: Alton, Illinois

Issue Date: June 20, 1999

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