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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - July 18, 1999, Alton, Illinois The outlook Partly sunny, hot and humid. High 98; low 73 Page IMO Knoll;* Morning Area/Illinois . .A-3,8 f 9 Bulletin Board .A-7 Classifieds C-3 Editorial  A-4 Horoscope D-8 Nation/world . .A-10 Obituaries A-5 Accario, Ammons, Bach, Bays, Daigger, Husmann, Long, McFerrin, Rainwater, Starkey, Wilson, Woods Scoreboard B-2 Stocks   ■ .P-2 www.thetelegraph.com Coupons and special offers * inside most editions * mmmm.mm~m.rn.m~m.~mm—,4 Public links Champ crowned at Olin By STEVE PORTER Telegraph sports writer ALTON — Hunter Haas defeated Michael Kirk to win Saturday’s men’s 74th U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. But the real winner may have been the River Bend and the 10-year-old Spencer T. Olin Community Golf Course at Gordon Moore Park. Olin played host to the six-day event, which attracted 156 golfers from all over the country. • “This is the most attendance we’ve ever had at a Publinx championship round,” U.S. Golf Association official Jeff Hall said Saturday. More than 300 spectators followed Haas and Kirk around the course for 33 holes. Haas beat Kirk, 4 and 3 in match play. “I’ve been overseeing the Publinx since 1992, and I can’t recall having a bigger crowd than this one,” Hall said. “The local staff here has done a tremendous job of coordinating everything. It has been a successful event because the community has rallied behind it, and they have welcomed everybody. I haven’t seen any hitches.” Olin general manager Sally Cadmus also praised the coordination effort. “Everyone did an outstanding job, from our staff, to the volunteers, to the USGA,” she said. “It’s very emotional for me to see it happen and then to watch it on TV. It’s a dream come true for me.” Local chairman Don Huber of Alton was elated with the way the tournament unfolded and how the community responded to it. “Everything seems to have gone well. I know I didn’t hear any com- ■ See PUBLINX, Page A-11 Beverly strikers growing By LINDA N. WELLER Telegraph staff writer GODFREY — A union concluded Week One of its strike against Beverly Farm Foundation Friday, with its members claiming growing support from workers. “We’ve had a fair number of people come to us who said they made a mistake in crossing the picket line,” said Andy English, public affairs associate for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31. English could not say how many workers have had a Farm claim support change of heart about crossing the picket lines. At Beverly Farm, 6301 Humbert Road, officials say eight former strikers have rejoined employees working at the home for developmentally disabled adults. Steve Patsaros, human resources director at Beverly Farm, said 80 of the home’s 323 union members are striking. The home employs about 580. “Only 80 of the staff are striking; there is a large number here because of (concern for) patient care. We’re continuing to operate here; ■ See STRIKERS, Page A-11 The Telegraph/RUSS SMITH South Roxana Fire Chief Jim Eich walks through the house on Stephenson Avenue with a flare Saturday after starting a fire in a bedroom. A series of fires were started, then put out as part of a training exercise for firefighters. New firefighters learn to take heat By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer SOUTH ROXANA — Neighbors along Stephenson Avenue in South Roxana gathered Saturday to watch firefighters take on an unusual role: that of fire starters. A total of 25 firefighters from the South Roxana, Roxana and Hartford fire departments participated in a training fire at a house at the corner of Stephenson and High Street. Fires were ignited in the house, then put out by the firefighters several times throughout the day before the house finally was burned to the ground. “This helps the new guys know what to expect when they go to an actual house fire,” South Roxana Fire Chief Jim Eich said. The house, which has been vacant for years, was owned by the South Roxana Assembly of God. Pastor Jerry Smith said the church’s congregation was eager to remove the dilapidated house from the neighborhood. “It’s a danger to the kids and an eyesore in the neighborhood, so we offered it to the fire depart- ■ See HEAT, Page A-11 Page B-l Newel bigger Saturn gives loyal customers a larger model to step up into Page OI Vol. im, No. 184 Serving the River Bend Since 1836 July 18, 1999    $1.50 JPK k missing at sea ?ISS IAI pl f e carrying Kennedy, wife. sister-in-law trashes U* int? i uieyidfjM/nuoo oivii i n Hundreds of golf fans walk down the 10th fairway at Spencer T. Olin Golf Course to watch the finals Saturday of the National Public Links Golf Tournament, which officials say has been a boon to the River Bend economy. River Bend scores hole in one with Publinx ALTON — The apparent deaths of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife and sister-in-law in the crash of his private airplane saddened admirers in the River Bend, as well as nationwide. “His loss is going to be felt keenly by the Kennedy family,” Madison County State’s Attorney William Haine said Saturday “That family has known terrible heartache and loss over the ■ See GRACE, Page A-11 John F. Kennedy Jr. Piloted plane _ A tasty business Jubelt Variety Bakeries celebrates 77 years Page D-l AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) -Hope dimmed late Saturday for John F Kennedy Jr., his wife and sister-in-law, as darkness descended on the waters off Martha’s Vineyard where their plane went down. Debris washed ashore, but there was no sign of life. “I can tell you miraculous stories of people surviving," said Rear Admiral Richard M. Larrabee, first Coast Guard district commander, at a late afternoon news conference. “I can tell you in previous cases More photos, stories Page C-2 like this, we’ve searched as many as three or four days. We’re not ready to give up on this yet.” But the daylong search by planes, helicopters and boats yielded little but some fragments of Kennedy’s red-and-white plane, a piece of baggage labeled with the business card of Lauren Bessette, sister of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and a prescription bottle belonging to Mrs Kennedy. State police said the visual aerial search was suspended for the night but that an Air ■ See JFK, Page A-11 25 lb Bucket SHOCK Reg. *599oo SALE $27500 While They Last! NEW! Above Ground Pool Steps w/Hand Rail Reg. *69oo SALE $4999 W HOUND Root PACHAS! $1499 Installation Available HAPPY 4TH OF JULY ilnn&tG! 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