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   Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - June 30, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                 SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836  Hooked on his work  Rodney’s Bait  Today's Food  and Tackle a ; Celebrate the Fourth! gathering spot I Food is always part of the  j excitement of Independence Day j  •I :    PageB-1    •  for many  PageC-  Scattered thunder- j Sharks swim HiJhSS67     1     into    summer    fun  Page D-14  Vol. 164, No. 166 — 50 cents  Wednesday, June 30,1999  Page D-l   www.thetelegraph.com   Car hits stopped school bus  12 pupils taken to hospitals with minor injuries  By KERRY SMITH  Telegraph staff writer  ^    The    Telegraph/RUSS    SMITH  Paramedics and Godfrey firefighters line up gurneys to take 12 children from North Middle School summer school to two hospitals after a school bus accident Tuesday on Humbert Road.  GODFREY - A school bus stopping to drop off a child was rear-ended by a sport utility vehicle Tuesday in Godfrey, and 12 North Middle School pupils and their bus driver were taken to hospitals as a precaution.  The crash occurred about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 5500 block of Humbert Road.  Deputy Larry Warren of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department said none of the injuries appeared to be serious. Half of the victims were taken to Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Alton and the other half to Alton Memorial Hospital A fleet of six ambulances transported the victims.  “This was a minor motor vehicle accident,” Warren said at the scene of the crash. “As of now, there are no serious injuries, and we have not con- j firmed that there were any witnesses to the crash.”  Assistant Chief Bill Ressler of the Godfrey Fire Department, whose firefighters responded to the accident within three minutes, said the collision occurred when Charles E. Bulin of Godfrey,  ■ See BUS. Page A-13    /  Area/Illinois .A-3-11 Bulletin Board .A-6  Business C-1  Classifieds C-2  Comics D-10  Editorial ......A-4  Horoscope .. .D-10  Nation/world A-10,11,14  Obituaries.....A-5  Evans, Ogle, Staats  Region........E-1  Scoreboard D-2  Stocks........C-2  Television____D-12  EPA cites Laclede for hazardous waste; urges $109,189 penalty  By STEVE WHITWORTH  Telegraph staff writer  ALTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued an administrative complaint against Laclede Steel Co. of Alton for alleged hazardous waste violations and has proposed a $109,189 civil penalty, the agency announced Tuesday.  The complaint was issued Thursday and probably was received by Laclede officials a few days later, Phillippa Cannon, an EPA spokeswoman in Chicago, said Tuesday.  The EPA says an inspector observed dust from Laclede’s electric arc furnace, known as baghouse dust, accumulating on the ground last July in violation of hazardous waste disposal regulations. Cannon could not say how much dust had accumulated, and other EPA officials couldn’t be reached for comment.  The EPA has ordered Laclede to meet all hazardous waste disposal requirements;  to submit a plan to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to clean up and properly dispose of hazardous wastes; and to carry out that plan once it is approved.  The federal agency gave Laclede 30 days to file a written request for a hearing if the company wants to contest the complaint. Cannon said Laclede chose to request an informal settlement conference.  “The EPA and Laclede plan to meet to discuss the order,” Cannon said. “The company has the right to challenge the order. If there’s anything in it they don’t agree with, they can discuss that with us when they meet with us.”  Cannon didn’t know the date of the meeting with Laclede.  The proposed penalty would be based on a rate of $25,000 per violation per day, Cannon said. She said she couldn’t confirm how many violations or days were involved in the proposed fine.  The Telegraph/RUSS SMITH Alton fire Capt. Jim McFarlane comforts the family of children involved in a three-car collision Tuesday on Broadway in Alton.  Child, three others treated after three-vehicle crash  By KERRY SMITH  Telegraph staff writer  ALTON — A three-vehicle collision in the 2900 block of Broadway stopped traffic for blocks Tuesday afternoon, sending three adults and one child to the hospital.  A Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Sharon Waters, 53, of the 600 block of Sheppard Street in Alton, was eastbound  on Broadway and tried to turn left off of the 2900 block of Broadway onto Miami Avenue when it was hit from the rear by a Dodge Diplomat driven by Cheryl C. Wallace, 42, of Jerseyville.  As Wallace’s car hit Waters’ pickup, the abruptness caused a chain reaction in which 29-year-old Cindy Staaes of  ■ See CRASH, Page A-13  Fatal truck fire leaves questions  uTVTcbody knows why he couldn’t get IN out.”  Perry Friddle  Marine police chief  By PAUL MACKIE  Telegraph staff writer  EDWARDSVILLE Investigators have several questions about the weekend death of an Alhambra man whose truck caught fire in Marine, they said Tuesday.  Jay D. Conrad, 42, who lived in the 6900 block of Conrad Road, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:55 a.m. Sunday. Police said he last had been reported seen alone at the Marine homecoming earlier in the evening.  Although the homecoming ended at 1:30 a m., police didn’t receive the call of a burning 1985 Chevrolet pickup truck in the 400 block of North Center Street until about 3 am.  “Nobody knows why he  couldn’t get out. The cab and engine compartment were engulfed. The vehicle was stopped at the time (it caught on fire) but running, according to the Marine Fire Department,’’ Marine Police Chief Perry Friddle said.  He said there apparently were no witnesses.  Madison County chief deputy coroner Ralph Baahlmann Jr. said burns to Conrad’s body appeared to be the cause of death.  Investigators from the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office and an Illinois State Police crime technician had not determined the cause of the fire.  A toxicology report will be completed within two weeks to determine whether drugs,  ■ See FIRE, Page A-13   

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