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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SUII missing Kennedy family is griefstricken as search continues PageA6 Vol 164 No 186 SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 TELEGRAPH The outlook Partly sunny with isolated thunderstDrms high near 93 low near 75 PageCS Tuesday July Victory Bombers win 7tf over Springfield Rifles PageCl Water plant ready to spring up Officials break ground on million project An artists rendering of the new water treatment plant By LINDA N WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Under Mondays blis tering morning sun Mayor Don Sandidge and officials from IllinoisAmerican Water Co broke ceremonial ground for the compa nys new water treatment plant With a few tosses of soil con struction on the million pro ject officially could begin Plans are to start work today said Jim Carter production supervisor for IllinoisAmerican The company is based in Belleville Were all very enthused about what is going to happen Sandidge said thanking the com pany for rethinking earlier plans for the plant to be built in Godfrey We are glad you brought it back to Alton We are very appreciative you are doing it here It is going to be beneficial to the city of The new facility will be con structed across the Great River Road from the companys current 102yearold water plant which sits at the edge of the Mississippi River just west of Downtown Alton The IVzstory steel and brick building and its enclosed clear well will be nestled in a woodland val ley surrounded by hills on three sides north of the current plant Total height of both stories will be The SMITH Plans for the marina at Piasa Harbor are on hold while the Great Rivers Land Trust explores its options Land trust drops anchor on harbor plans Di n A vn j i A By DAN BRANNAN Telegraph managing editor ALTON The 11member Great Rivers Land Trust is considering options on Piasa Harbor after tenants opposed plans to convert the marina into a regional riverfront park Piasa Harbor is about halfway between Alton and Grafton on the Great River Road The Great Rivers Land Trust met Monday afternoon about Piasa Harbor Wayne Freeman land trust executive Tenant opposition forces reevaluation director said he didnt know exactly which option the land trust would pur sue We are trying to explore ways of continuing the Freeman said We have a number of options to from One option is to walk away another is to exercise our option on the property We have some other options I cant discuss at this point Negotiations will continue to take Land trust members are upset with the present shape of the marina and view it as an eyesore on an otherwise stunning Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway route Piasa Harbor is the worst of the 25 or so marinas on Pool Freeman said It has been an eyesore for 20 years Were disappointed at the nega tive response weve received from the marina tenants We have recommend ed spending private dollars for public grounds for tourists fishermen bicy clists and boaters along the Byway in this Tom Hewlett chief of real estate development for the Corps of Engineers in St Louis said it will probably take until early November for the corps to process the land trusts proposal The corps is going to have to do an environmental assessment and that See HARBOR Page A7 about 25 feet Officials said they have not determined what color bricks will be used for the building Some resi dents last week contacted the City Council with concerns that the building blend into the bluff area The treatment plant is supposed to be completed in December 2000 During Mondays ceremony Sandidge and company officials recalled how the current facility at the edge of the Mississippi River was flooded out during the Great Flood of 1993 It is an excellent said Mike Lawhon district operations See WATER Page A7 Schnucks stocks up on space By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer GODFREY A squarefoot addition has been completed and interior reno vations are under way at the Godfrey Schnucks supermar ket The addition to the north side of the building 2712 Godfrey Road opened June 29 Work began on the expan sion in late March The addition includes expanded produce deli seafood and video departments in an atmos phere described as a European market environ ment by Schnucks spokesperson Marie McGeehan We have used this design in a couple of our stores and customers seem to really like the feel of McGeehan said The design features high exposed structure ceilings a greenandwhite tiled floor and short shelving units built to resemble market cart dis plays I See SCHNUCKS Page A7 Fatal fall case may be heading to appeals court By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Litigation arising out of a fatal fall at the Madison County Nursing Home appears headed for appeals court Madison County Circuit Judge ONeill has dis missed the case of Richard Morton of Collinsville who filed suit against the county over the death of his father William Morton 85 died Feb 15 1998 when he fell or jumped 45 feet from the third A n appeal here is not a waste of time rice it will be a hotly Mark Levy plaintiff attorney floor window of the home at 2121 Troy Road in Edwardsville ONeill dismissed the law suit on May 24 saying the plaintiff failed to meet a legal requirement for serving a summons on the correct party within the required statute of limitations ONeill denied a motion to reconsider that dis missal paving the way to a Likely plaintiff attorney Mark Levy of Edwardsville An appeal here is not a waste of time it will be a hotly contested Levy said Levy said he has 30 days from the judges latest order to file his intent to appeal The key issue will be determining when the summons had to be served ONeill says it should have been served within a year of the incident Levy believes case law is not clear Levy filed the suit in August but initially named the Madison County Nursing Home Auxiliary as the defen dant owing it to confusion over who actually operated the nursing home It wasnt until the auxiliary See APPEALS Page A7 Good Morning Bulletin C6 A6 Ammons Daigger Mahoney Manesls Nicol Television 700 Rolls in stock Vinyl from 33 Carpet from 33 sq ft laminate Wood Flooring from 1 so ft DISCOUNT CARPET INC 3475 RD 4652622   

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