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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Helping Investors Money Concepts helps plan for the future PageDl Publlnx Upsets highlights match play PageBl The outlook Mostly sunny and High 90 low 73 PagelM ACelebration Concert gives young singers chance to show their talents PageCl cents July Family sues over womans death By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE The man who stopped to help a Godfrey woman hit by his car and then another last January in the 6500 block of Godfrey Road is being sued in connec tion with her The estate of Stephanie who was killed just after she ran into is Driver helped woman before second car killed her suing Thomas of Cottage claiming Williams failed to use reason able care and caution when driving just before his car hit A grand jury in Madison County declined to indict Williams in the Authorities said his bloodalco hol level did not support a dri vingunder the influence charge and that he was travel ing under the speed Williams was driving north as Sproull ran in front of his and he swerved in an attempt avoid hitting authorities She was hit and knocked into the south bound where she was hit Authorities are looking for the second car and its dri The suit was filed in Madison County Circuit Court by Sproulls Katherine McDonald of Sproull is survived by her mother a Kenneth Holloway a sis Jessica McDonald and a David Witnesses said Sproull was rong turn The HOPKINS A steel support beam for the new bridges on Illinois Route 3 lies in a ditch Wednesday after a Flatbed Express truck out of missed a sharp turn onto the road leading to the Lewis and Clark Memorial State pounds of steel go into ditch By REBECCA HOPKINS Telegraph staff writer HARTFORD A tractor trailer driver delivering a main support beam for the new bridge construction at the Cahokia Diversion Canal missed his turn Wednesday landing his trailer loaded with pounds of steel in a The Dustin Foster from Flatbed Express out of said he didnt realize the trailer was too long to make the Nobody told me the last guy who delivered here came in from the Thats one expensive and I hope nothing happened to The steel was intended for the construction project to replace the twin bridges that carry Illinois Route 3 across the just north of the highways intersection with New Poag Foster apparently was try ing to make a sharp right turn from southbound Route 3 onto the road leading into the Lewis and Clark Memorial State just south of the when the 81foot trailer was unable to make the turn and slid from the road into the No one was RCS contrac tors for the bridge had no comment about whether the accident would delay Steve Kainz of Trickeys Service in Wood River said an additional wrecker was need ed to remove the trailer from the I cant say if getting the trailer out of there will cause any damage to Kainz said before the operation Well get a second wrecker down and one of us will pick and the other will Well go back and forth and get the trailer back up on the It may take a but well get it out of Police said the tractortrail er was removed from the scene without incident several hours after the The accident caused no traf fic delays other than drivers who slowed down to conscious and speaking to them just before she was hit the second Assistant States Attorney James Buckley previously said the second impact caused her Friends said Sproull jumped out of the car in which she had been riding after arguing with the She was riding home from her job as a bar tender at a tavern in Deputies with the Madison County Sheriffs Department have said Williams stopped to help Sproull and that witnesses saw a car hit The suit claims Williams was driving at a speed that was greater than was failed to keep a proper look See Page A7 City Council approves 5year police contract By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Union officers with the Alton Police who have been working for more than three months under conditions of an expired got a five year pact Wednesday Members of the Alton City Council suspended the rules and approved the agreement with the Alton Police Benevolent and Protective Association Unit 14 by a 52 vote on the first Aldermen Joe Maher 3rd and Fred 4th cast the no The contract is retroactive to April 1 the previous con tract expired March 31 and runs until March As with the citys fiveyear contracts with Local 1255 of the International Association of Firefighters and the American Federation of County and Municipal Employees Council the members get percent rais es in each of the first three years of the Salary talks will reopen for the fourth and fifth longtime police officers will get their percent longevity as they have for said Dave the See Page A7 Doctor wins round in feud with hospital By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE A judge said Wednesday he would not let a fraction of a mile stand between a Godfrey physician and her Vera Carter Shields won the latest round in her long CarterShields legal skirmish with Saint Anthonys Health Center in Alton when Associate Judge Lewis Mallott agreed to let her establish a medical practice in Attorneys for the two sides clashed for more than three hours during a hearing in Madison County Circuit disputing the distance between Alton and The doctor has opened an office in Jerseyville and wants to get privileges at Jersey Community which Saint Anthonys maintains is a violation of the 20mile non compete clause in the former contract she held with the hos pitals Alton Health See Page A7 Mornirio Bulletin Board Classifieds Comics Editorial Horoscope Obituaries Link Woods Scoreboard All eyes and ears Institute for Deaf opens hearing clinic at Crown Optical By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Through an innovative customers now can take care of their eye and ear care needs at one convenient stop on On Central Institute for the Deaf of Louis opened its first hearing clinic inside a Crown Optical shop at 406 Broadway in It is symbolic for us to start where Crown said Donald executive director of the The demographics here are good for and we are excited about the he Nielsen said the Alton clinic is the first of a halfdozen such outlets planned for the Louis area that will meet the growing needs of aging baby Plans are to open two more coop erative clinics soon in Fairview Heights and Charles Matt presi dent of Altonbased Crown also praised the cooperative effort between his company and the non profit This is a partnership that is going to be both within and to the outside as Matthews The market is looking up for both Matthews said he is pleased the institute chose Crown Optical in which to place its We are happy that a very respected and wellknown institution has chosen us as a partner to reach out into the Matthews With the aging of the the demand for both eye care and hearing services will he The onestop operation conve nience is a real plus for our organi By virtue of our we will be able to find larger offices in which which will pro vide better visibility for Matthews Both operations stand to gain financially by sharing space and Earlier estimates were that I See Page A7 The SMITH Jilllan an audiologist at Crown Optical In adjusts the headphones Wednesday for a hearing test on Marti Keller of   

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