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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - June 30, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 TODAYS FOOD Hooked on his Rodneys Bait and Tackle a gathering spot Pood is always part of the for many j excitement of Independence Day PageCl j PageB1 Scattered thunderi Sharks SWJm storms High silow 67 j mto summer fun PageD14 Page Dl 166 cents June w VI r I Car hits stopped school bus on HSerl P 9UmBy8 chlldiwi Middle schoo hospitals after a 12 pupils taken to hospitals with minor injuries By KERRY SWlTf H Telegraph staff writer GODFREY A school bus stopping to drop off a child was rearended by a sport util ity vehicle Tuesday in and 12 North Middle School pupils and their bus driver were taken to hospitals as a The crash occurred about Tuesday in the 5500 block of Humbert Deputy Larry Warren of the Madison County Sheriffs Department said none of the injuries appeared to be seri Half of the victims were taken to Saint Anthonys Hospital in Alton and the other half to Alton Memorial A fleet of six ambu lances transported the vic This was a minor motor vehicle Warren said at the scene of the As of there are no serious and we have not con firmed that there were any witnesses to the Assistant Chief Bill Ressler of the Godfrey Fire whose firefight ers responded to the accident within three said the collision occurred when Charles Bulin of See Page A13 EPA cites Laclede for hazardous waste urges penalty By STEVE WHITWORTH Telegraph staff writer ALTON The Environmental Protection Agency has issued an adminis trative complaint against Laclede Steel of Alton for alleged hazardous waste viola tions and has proposed a civil the agency announced The complaint was issued Thursday and probably was received by Laclede officials a few days Phillippa an EPA spokes woman in said The EPA says an inspector observed dust from Lacledes electric arc known as baghouse accumulating on the ground last July in vio lation of hazardous waste dis posal Cannon could not say how much dust had and other EPA officials couldnt be reached for 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 prop erly dispose of hazardous wastes and to carry out that plan once it is The federal agency gave Laclede 30 days to file a writ ten request for a hearing if the company wants to contest the Cannon said Laclede chose to request an informal settlement confer The EPA and Laclede plan to meet to discuss the Cannon The company has the right the If theres anything in it they dont agree they can discuss that with us when they meet with Cannon didnt know the date of the meeting with The proposed penalty would be based on a rate of per violation per Cannon She said she couldnt confirm how many violations or days were involved in the proposed The SMITH Alton fire Jim McFarlane comforts the family of children involved in a threecar collision Tuesday on Broadway in three others treated after threevehicle crash By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer ALTON A threevehicle collision in the 2900 block of Broadway stopped traffic for blocks Tuesday sending three adults and one child to the A Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Sharon of the 600 block of Sheppard Street in 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 of As Wallaces car hit Waters the abruptness caused a chain reaction in which 29 yearold Cindy Staaes of See Page A13 Good Morning Bulletin Board ClassifiedsC2 Comics Editorial Horoscope Staats ScoreboardD2 TelevisionD12 Fatal truck fire leaves questions By PAUL MACKIE Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Investigators have several questions about the weekend death of an Alhambra man whose truck caught fire in they said Jay who lived in the 6900 block of Conrad was pro nounced dead at the scene at Police said he last had been reported seen alone at the Marine homecoming earlier in the uTVTobpdy knows why he couldnt get Perry Friddle Marine police chief Although the homecoming ended at police did nt receive the call of a burn ing 1985 Chevrolet pickup truck in the 400 block of North Center Street until about 3 Nobody knows why he couldnt get The cab and engine compartment were The vehicle was stopped at the time it caught on fire but accord ing to the Marine Fire Marine Police Chief Perry Friddle He said there apparently were no Madison County chief deputy coroner Ralph Baahlmann said burns to Conrads body appeared to be the cause of Investigators from the Illinois State Fire Marshals Office and an Illinois State Police crime technician had not determined the cause of the A toxicology report will be completed within two weeks to determine whether See Page A13   

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