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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Jl KUEGR A Back in time Bluff City Renaissance I Bombers Festival plans sweep tobearoyal j twinbill event I PageCl i PageB1 The outlook Still hot Mostly sunny and High 97 low 76 PagelM On call Repair makes house calls PageDl 195 50 cents July Farm pickets Strik Decertification drive on hold By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer GODFREY A petition drive to decertify AFSCME Council 31 as the bargaining representative for Beverly Farm workers is on hold until the National Labor Relations Board completes its investigation of unfair labor practice Also on hold are negotia tion On Ross Friedman of Rimmel and Shifrin LLC of attorneys for the Beverly Farm notified See Page A9 fhis is the final part of a series focusing on the view points of striking and nonstrik ing Beverly Farm Foundation By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer GODFREY Nearly three weeks into AFSCMEs walkout against Beverly Farm both pickets and nonstriking workers are set tling into a Strikers say they are deter mined to continue walking the picket line to earn strike bene despite the heat and the growing length of the They say the strike is worth the effort to get higher pay and that they are motivated by ill feelings toward Beverly Farm management for not providing a better contract On the other side of the pick et many of those remain ing on the job say the union has let them down by They are accusing the pickets of recording their vehicle license plate numbers and arrival and departure times at their jobs taking their photographs or making videotapes of them following them from the complex and having letters distributed to their neighbors about their Colby pulled by fellow corps member Terra stretches with other members of the Troopers drum and bugle corps from 21 prepares Strike up the bands 800 youths in area for Drum and Brass Review By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON More than 800 youth from across North America began pouring into the area bringing their bugles and flags with The young people turned middle schools and high schools in Wood Piasa and Collinsville into dormi tories and turned football fields into musical practice arenas in preparation for tonights 1999 Alton Drum and Brass Tonights beginning at 7 at Public School 1513 State will fea ture music and pageantry performed by seven drum corps from across the United States and The Troopers of one of the seven performing pulled into East Middle School about 1 Wednesday after a 12hour trip from The 90mem ber corps unloaded suitcases and sleeping bags onto the floor of the then headed outside in the 90plus degree temperatures to stretch out then run for 15 They run usually for 15 minutes a day so that they build endurance for the said Kurt drill designer for the The show itself is pretty They have to put a lot into the and we want to make sure they are physically able to do After completing thehv the mem bers of the corps ate then headed back out on to the field for a twohour followed by then a final evening Gilbert said Wednesdays routine is a normal schedule minus a little Normally when we pull in we have time to but we had some mechanical troubles on the way here with our refrigerator unit on the food truck and we got here so we decided to go ahead and work he The corps summerlong season began June 7 and will include shows in Tennessee and Greg the Troopers 20yearold drum sergeant from North has been performing with the corps since He said the high performance level of the corps See Page A9 Exotic animals make for a rare day at county fair fVtli iirVlif nUiwwmJ 11 3 1 By PAUL MACKIE Telegraph staff writer HIGHLAND A a cougar kitten and an African crested porcu pine added some international spice Wednesday to the fourth day of the six day Madison County Although the festivities no longer are just a setting for good old American horses and two blond haired youngsters still found enjoy in riding the livehorse I went on the black said little Bannon of went on the white chimed in his Mine was tootin a Gregg Woody of Woodys Menagerie Zoo and Pony Rides brought his show to the fair for the first He raises and breeds exotic animals at his farm in Mulberry Were pretty proud of pur For its just like raising cows or How many chances does a kid get firsthand to go up and pet a water buf falo or a camel Fairgoers passed through his tent to look at an antlered fallow a ring tailed a fourhorned sheep and a Patagonian which hails from the Patagonia Islands in South America and looks like a cross between a large guinea pig and a Ive been in the wildlife business since 1981 and deal with people all over the as well as Were trying to delete the words petting zoo because its not such a good idea for kids to be petting the cougar kitten or the Another addition to this years fair that children didnt exactly get to pet was a traveling fish sponsored by Bass Tubs of Oklahoma and its Charles We travel all over the and This is our first trip and we hope to be invited Woodard He got on top of the long trailer aquarium and fished for bass in front of two bleachers full of I fed them 10 dozen minnows this It didnt take them too long to clean them Theyre probably not too See Page A9 thit Susan Nation said she is bol stered by soda and other support from the American Federation of County and Municipal Employees Council 31 and wont quit the picket Ive worked here six Nation said about the home for developmentally dis abled I love my and I love my See Page A9 Eagle takes big step forward Future Regional tenant gets OK to seek bonds By BETHANY BEHRHORST Telegraph staff writer COLLINSVILLE Eagle One Aviation LLC got the goahead Wednesday to seek up to million in bonds as of The Southwestern Illinois Development Authority passed a preliminary induce ment granting the company permission to pur sue the bond Eagle One is an aircraft modification firm based iri Fort The com pany announced last month it plans to open a plant at Louis Regional Airport in Its the first step in the process itsam important said Alan executive director of the which has its office in The decision was made July 15 at a regular SWIDA board SWIDA is an agency established by the state to help area Eagle One officials said they would bring up to jobs to the area through a structural machinist See Page A9 Mornirig Bulletin Board Classifieds Editorial Horoscope Westbro0K Scoreboard   

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