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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Providing help House Doctors provides a hand around the home PageBl 18350 cents Public Links Students square off for championship PageCl July The outlook Senior lifestyle j Checkout someissues PageC12 j I seniors Special Section 7 Couple held in bank holdup XSANFORp SCHMIDT AL and Phillies is susnertpri By SANFORD Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE An Alton couple was arrested Thursday night near Chicago in the Liberty Bank robbery in the woman is accused of holding up the bank Monday while her boyfriend and her baby waited in a car with a Michelle and Venson were arrested Thursday night on a sup pressed war rant obtained Wednesday because of information Phillips developed from an anonymous Phillips is suspected of walk ing into Liberty Bank Monday displaying a hand gun and demanding cash the baby and a juvenile were outside in a Ford Taurus while Phillips was taking the said Don Spaul of the Madison County Sheriffs The juvenile may also be officials A juvenile who walked into the bank and asked to use the restroom just before the rob bery is also suspected of being with the Spaul Its not known if that juvenile is the one who was in the Phillips and Price formerly lived on Powhattan Street in Alton but most recently were living together on Greenview Avenue in Spaul Authorities had been looking for them since shortly after they fled the bank in a car bor rowed from a In the a woman pointed a pellet gun at the tellers and demanded She was not wearing anything to conceal her and her picture was caught on Authorities received an anonymous tip shortly after a picture of the woman appeared in local The tip referred to a juvenile who was present during the Deputies interviewed that juvenile and obtained enough information to obtain the detectives After further deputies found the pellet gun and the clothing worn by the woman during the They had been dumped See Page A11 No room Tennis players forced onto cots as hotels fill up By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer GODFREY Two classrooms at Lewis and Clark Community College have been turned into temporary lodgings for more than 40 pro fessional tennis players who were told there is no room in area With the combination of the Amateur Public Links Championship at Spencer Olin Golf Course this week and the 1999 U S Tennis Association Futures of Godfrey tourna ment at LCCC beginning hotels and motels are Its a busy weekend in the area terms of said Rob organizer of the USTA The local hotels were at To accommodate the overflow of LCCC and the American Red Cross teamed up to house the on Joan from the Red were set up in two classrooms in the River Bend Arena on the LCCC campus About 40 tennis players will be calling these classrooms home until other lodging becomes We realized Wednesday evening it was get See Page A11 Volunteers put their all into Public Links tournament Qif A BITT rfltf Xvt n By CORY PITT For The ALTON It has taken the dedication of many volunteers to make this weeks Amateur Public Links golf tournament a suc Ron and Sherry Cowan and their fellow workers have performed better than par for the The husband and wife volunteer team from Brighton has put in time and extra effort for the which wraps up with the finals today at Spencer Olin Community Golf Course in Gordon Moore Ron Cowan has worked this week as drivers coordinating transportation along with his extensive list of volunteer The team of drivers provided transportation this and late last for golfers arriving and leaving the area through Louis International as well as those in hotels needing transportation to the course and Sherry Cowan has worked the giant leader communicating with USGA scorekeepers at each hole by wireless tracking the scores of Ron along with Don host com mittee chairman of the compiled a list of people they thought would dedicate time to provide transportation for golfers and their families in the We made a list of dedicated mostly people Ive known all my life in combination with some people Huber said Cowan a Union Electric People dedicated their time from every walk of They are just a bunch of people dedicated to getting the job done and getting it done See Page A11 Good Morning Editorial Horoscope Woods Religion Costello to push House vote on steel loan bill By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer ALTON Jerry Costello of Illinois waging a strong battle in Congress to pass an emergency loan bill to save L a c 1 e d e Steel in Alton from The sur vival of L a c 1 e d e Steel and the jobs of the 600plus employees Costello in Alton depends on Congress passing the vital emergency loan said who is leading a campaign to move the bill to the House floor for action in the next few On the Senate approved a billion loan bill to help ailing oil and steel companies such as then sent it to the Laclede is important to the health of the economy of the Alton and we must work together to keep the steel plant said a cosponsor of the loan Ill ask House Speaker Dennis to move the steel loan bill to the House floor for action as soon as Costello The bill would provide loans to Laclede to make more than million in improvements to a 30yearold furnace in the electric melt shop and machin ery in the 14inch tube mill at the Alton I See Page A1 i i Th Woved a billion loan bill Friday to help ailing oil as Laclede Steel In then sent it to the House h such   

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