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Alton Telegraph Newspaper Archive: July 28, 1999 - Page 1

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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - July 28, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 iwfr s FOOD Dog days delight Fans of grilling dont let hot weather stand in the way PageBl The outlook Partly j Wellbeing j Morgan Center Coffers expanded i services i pageIM 194 50 cents July wreaks havoc in area uprooted power knocked out By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer Jenkins heard a loud crack Tuesday When she looked out the front window on Anna Avenue on Wood Rivers she saw bout of wind and rain that doused area early f wreaked in River ti rphe overall pattern of high pressure will rebuild and 90s inihfiibrm as one that got T uptoturnoff through at least the first half of the saWnthat lightning hicftsplit one of our M k B pear trees wiarK orm National Weather Service forecaster WiJia had aiibther of the knd Its really sad to mature trees had been taller than the Weather Service forecasters say the wilt nqt result in significant Mark Bf itt saidthe that spurred the storm moved back north and late J Tuesday Missouri anU central There are some thunderstormsan central arid in far Southern predict ing that the overall pattern of high pressure will rebuild and keep us in the lower to mid 90s through at least the first half of the Illinois Power reported only a dozen minor outages in the River Bend after the fast moving IP spokesman Rich Conner said eight of the houses temporarily without power were in Wood River near the intersection of Jennings and Penning We had some sec ondary outages due to winds blowing iree limbs into Conner strong winds also blew poles but all service in the River Bend has been Edwardsville did not sustain power he In Granite the outages were far more numerous arid Conner said more than 800 homes suffered power out As of late had yet to haye their power Altons storm snafu was blown transformer at ttie AmerenUE substation that serves homes in the midtown area of Henry Mike an AmerenUE dis trict said AmerenUE con homes to another Approximately 900 AmerenUE customers See Page A13 The TelegrapWJOHN BADMAN Alyssa and her look for their aunts mailbox after it was crushed by a Bradford pear tree that was uprooted by Tuesday mornings storm in the 500 block of Anna Avenue InWood Lightning destroys new family room The BADMAN Firefighters from Bethalto and Holiday Shores responded Tuesday to a fire at a house on Echo Drive in Meadowbrook after the house was struck by By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer MEADOWBROOK Lightning zapped a hole in the roof of a house on Echo Drive Tuesday morning and started a fire that destroyed a newly built family It scared the heck out of said homeowner Charles of 119 It looked like a ball of People in a radius of several miles said they heard a large boom as the lightning It made a hole about the size of a 5gallon said Meadowbrook Fire Chief Cory It made a mess of the fami ly and he had just completed said neighbor Rita of 115 No one was hurt in the blaze that broke out about Hudson was in the rolling up the windows on his pickup when lightning hit a tree overhanging the house then bounced down to the Hudsons Brenda was on the back soaking up some of the cool air the morning storm brought with when the lightning I thought it had she I started she went inside to dial she The storm was one of sever al that rolled through the area Tuesday They were sparked by a weak cold front that gave only slight relief from the heat The fire widened the hole in the Hudsons roof and destroyed part of the attached garage along with the family room but was confined to those Bowen He estimated damage between and The first trucks arrived on the scene about two minutes after the Bowen Sulfur leak likely cause of foul odor By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer ALTON A power outage at Equilons sul furrrecovery unit may have been the source of a foul odor that wafted across Alton Equilon Enterprises LLC owner of the Wood River Refining in Roxana suffered a momentary power outage to its sulfur recov ery unit at emitting a low level of sulfur said Jeff a pubhc sJJvjce administrator for the Illinois Enyfrpnmental Protection ESuUon called us at approximately 10 the Benbenek Page A13 Good Morning T BullQtln Board Classifieds Editorial Horoscope Smith Scoreboard Bev Farm worker Reason we are here is the clients This is the first of a twopart series that focuses on workers viewpoints on the strike at Beverly Farm By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer GODFREY They get up every morning and depending on their shifts drive to Beverly Farm Foundation during the day or Since 10 July some of the employees have stopped at the entrances to the home for developmen tally disabled 6301 Humbert Those workers grab onstrike signs and join picket lines for the American Federation of County and Municipal Employees Council The strikers are braving blistering rain and uncertainty over what may happen to their Several particle board shelters and portable restrooms on the picket lines suggest the strike could be The rest of the workers slowly drive past the their windows rolled up and radios turned their eyes I See Page A13   

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