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Alton Telegraph Newspaper Archive: July 10, 1999 - Page 1

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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - July 10, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Aiming to succeed New archery shopoipensin Jerseyvifle PageDl TELEGRAPH Public Links Amateurs practice for championship atSpencer PageBl 17650 cents The outlook Mostly sunny and High 81 low 61 PagelM j Home in the woods I Wright familys property included j unexpected I hidden treasure PageCl July ev Farm workers strike Had to draw ets say By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer GODFREY Dan Crockett considers the residents he for at Beverly Farm as part of an extended but he picked up a sign Friday night and joined fellow work on a picket line outside the residential care I really wanted not to but what I heard at the bargaining table led me to believe we had no other option but to Standing outside one of the two main entrances to the home on Humbert Road and wearing a union Crockett was joined by about other Beverly Farm employees as their shift ended The strikers picked up signs reading AFSCME Council 31 Unfair Labor Practices and began to chant What do we want A con When do we want it An eightyear Beverly Farm Crockett is a direct care worker and was a mem ber of the bargaining team in the negotiations between the American Federation of County and Municipal Employees Council 31 and the See Page A7 JHTTO WE A tTRAGT av riiht members of the Foundation employees to join their picket line Friday during the 10 change at the Godfrey Residents will not Welker says By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writers GODFREY Union employees at Beverly Farm frustrated by five years of labor disputes with the home for developmen tally disabled kept their vow to go on strike with the shift change at 10 The strike involves members of the American Federation of County and Municipal Employees Council which previously had notified Beverly Farm of its intent to Despite the workers Beverly Farm executive director Monte Welker promised that the 406 residents care will not Were prepared to take care of them we have the staff in good Welker said earli er We have got the staff scheduled to cover our Welker said some employees who retired in the past year or two may be filling some slots vacated by although it was not known how many workers would honor AFSCMEs picket Were Weve got a lot of good indi viduals who are not going to be honoring the picket said Steve human resources director at Beverly Some of the staff have come up to me and If you need me to work youve got he Past history has like in the storm last year or during a brief strike in that the employees put the health of the residents Welker said some residents family members are coming to the home at 6301 Humbert Road to help with their loved ones laundry or other but not personal See Page A7 ivsuit may ring true r phone lessees GRUBAUGH staff writer EDWARDS viLLE More than 1 million Illinois residents paid telephone lease to since 1986 stand tCgwri from a judges ruling injladison an attor Circuit Judge ONeill thjs jnonth certified class actipn status on a Collinsville lawsuit against Lucent Technologies the successor company to telephone leasing The cage is far from the trial but it is gaining nation al At issue are con sumers who knowingly or otherwise pay lease fees that far exceed the cost of their There are between and current Illinois cit izens who are still leasing these said plain tiffs attorney Steven Tillery of Some people who have come to us have paid more than in lease costs for an phone and its not their phone to Lucents customers pay the worth of their telephone about every two months in lease he despite the Federal Communication Commissions intent to do See Page A7 Ooorfr Morning Board Classifieds jVarble Scoreboard Damaged Wendys to be back in business today By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Wendys Old Fashioned Hamburgers will be served again in Alton today for the first time since Wednesday when a woman drove her car into the front of the Construction crews worked Friday to install support brac ing at the southeast corner of the building and to build a temporary wall across the south end of the dining blocking off about onefourth of the dining area along the damaged The restaurant is at the corner of Washington Avenue and Homer Adams Mickey general manager of said management initially had thought only drivethrough service would be available but with the addition of the bracing and temporary the dining room also will be The inspectors said if we were able to do these we could open up part of the dining Gerstner Were really happy to be able to do Debbie of the 1200 block of East Seventh Street in had just gone through the Wendys drivethrough about Wednesday when her bag of food fell to the floor of her Ewing apparently reached for the food and lost control of the making a wide turn in the parking lot then hitting the front of the Assistant Chief Stephen Pie Town cleanup See Page A7 Workers from United Science Industries in Woodlawn removed Thursday from the property of the former Pie Town Zephyr gas station at the corner of Wash ngton and College avenues in Soil contamination on the site and the adjacent for mer fire station 4 were stumbling blocks for which expressed Interest in build Ing there but eventually chose a site across the Gas station owners had 10 years to com ffi H Si requirement that they upgrade underground gasoline storage tanks to meet standards that would prevent Those that did not comply by last Novembers deadline could not remain open for business until they met the requirements Tile plant almost ready for market By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer WOOD RIVER The test ing phase of an environmen tally friendly tile manufac turing plant is nearly com Terry president of Environmentally Correct Projects said that by early vendors and users of the companys glass intotile product will be able to buy some of the 5 million square feet of tile estimated to be produced annually by the Wood River The new in the heart of the 150acre Envirotech Business Park off of Illinois Route 143 just west of Illinois Route has creat ed 32 new jobs for Pinto Were producing tile right now during our testing Pinto Enviro Stone of Wood River repre sents a joint venture between ECP and Futuristic Tile LLC of our product will be distributing our tile inter nationally from California to as far as Puerto The plant is nearing the end of the first phase of Plans call for additional construc I See Page A7 t   

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