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Alton Telegraph Newspaper Archive: July 25, 1999 - Page 1

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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - July 25, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SPORTS Birds fly Cardinals rofl over Rockies 102 PageBl Change of ownership Longtime employee to carry on pMosophy of Teds Motorcycle World PageDl Powerful pony Latest Mustang carries on Foras muscle car legacy PageCl The outlook More Mostly hot and with the high 98 and the low 76 PageD12 Good Morning Bulletin Classifieds Editorial Horoscope Skelton Scoreboard Stocks Wheels C1 THE TELEGRAPH 191 Serving the River Bend Since 1836 July Contractswinwin By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON The citys new contracts with firefighters and police officers offer veteran workers a lucrative chance to retire in the next two fiscal Many officials believe it is an opportunity to save the city It is a winwin said Dave personnel fire retirement spike to save city money director for the city of We are helping them retire at minimum cost to the This is a reward for years of service He said unions representing the firefighters and police broached having the option included in their contracts during negotiations earlier this The good could mean an exodus of staff if most or all of the employees took advantage of the retire ment spike Firefighters and police offi cers who turn 50 years old before May then with 20 years of experience can get a 15 percent on the first two consecutive pay periods before the date of eli or May 1 of each year that they can The increase means they will reap a higher monthly The employees can take advantage of the option only the first year they are eligi Although the citys contracts with Local 1255 of the Shady relief SirfMr rerHn0tJhe Purred place Saturday to watch the Class A SlowPitch statelSfttaffiraSISnTbSriS held in Alton s Gordon Moore sought shade under trees that were anVWhereclose to a softhaH riia A heat advisory contihues in effect at least through when the high again Cl0se to a softba dia International Association of Firefighters and Alton Policemens Benevolent and Protective Association Unit 14 are for five the spike will be offered only in May of 2000 and According to the salary talks will reopen for fiscal years 2002 and with the spike also being on the negotiating See Page A13 School offices see new faces By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON When the 1999 2000 school year begins next eight new administra tors will be in place in the Alton School Four administrative changes have been made in the districts main Administrative Center on East three in the dis tricts middle schools and one in the elementary Michael district said he believed the high number of administrative changes would not have a negative effect on the The majority of adminis trators in the district are vet Most See Page A13 Jersey County Board member in race for Congress By THOMAS WRAUSMANN Telegraph staff writer JERSEYVILLE Jersey County Board member Dan Moore announced Saturday that he is running for Congress to provide effec tive leadership for the work ing people in the states 20th Congressional a farmer and farm made the announce ment on the steps of the Jersey County Courthouse in He was sur rounded by local officeholders and other sup I believe I am in touch with the average person in this Im not a wealthy person I am a working I would represent them very My interest lies in all 19 Sixteen of the 19 counties are more rural than the board district I repre The man to beat is John R in his second two year Also running for the Democratic nomination is Jeffrey an attor ney from Ed wards who is a former Republican now running as a is from the Medora area in northeast Jersey He said he considers himself a conserve Dan Moore A working person tive Democrat in the strong tradition of men such as Glenn the partys nominee for governor in last Novembers election former Alan Dixon and state Vince Demuzio of the assistant Illinois Senate minority The pro defense candidate pointed out that whom he sup did very well in the district in the gubernatorial even garnering 2tol margins in some Moore said wealthy Republicans and lib eral Democrats dont ordi narily do well in the See Page A13 Doctors hope Congress will give patients voice By BETHANY BEHRHORST Telegraph staff writer An emergency medical technician living in the United States enjoyed an afternoon of fun until her threewheeler hit a throwing her She was rushed to the near est hospital a hospital that was not on her HMOs She was treated and spent two days lying unconscious in a hospital When she finally she was faced with the night mare that is all too common to many of those with private health care insurance plans fighting to make them pay emergency medical expenses without You would have to stop everything to get approval of the insurance said president of the Illinois State Medical who said the anec dote illustrated a major fault of That is among many problems consumers and physicians deal with daily across the Callan is an anesthesiolo gist who has been involved in research with Abbott north of for the last 15 She said the medical society is in favor of any plan that offers patients a Callan said she hopes legis lation under review in Congress will end the corpo rate reign of health mainte The SMITH Ed member and past president of the Madison County Medical is a proponent of a federal Patients Bill of Rights that meets patients nance organizations over everyday people such as the She said she feels the Republican bill passed by the of the patients needs but is lacking in many Callan said she hopes the Patients Bill of Rights that eventually Senate addresses some See Page A13 134 HOUND POOL PACKAOi Installation Available Call Don or Jason 11 0 Adams Parkway IL 62002 4665301 69 SALE SALE WhUmwyLiul NEW Above Ground V Pool Steps I 7 SALE   

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