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Alton Telegraph Newspaper Archive: July 30, 1999 - Page 1

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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - July 30, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Road to freedom Tour selected as part of national program PageDl Penalty Imposed Clinton ordered jo pay in Jones case PageA10 The outlook j No j Mostly j hot and i ffigh95low76 PagelW I AllArea Baseball Tigers Seibert named player of year PageBl 196 50 cents July Belle security guard missing Crews search river for Alton firefighter By CORY PITT and KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writers WOOD RIVER Rescue workers searched the Mississippi River and its banks Thursday for a longtime Alton firefighter who disappeared in the predawn hours from his second job as a security guard at the old Alton Belle The search for Charlie of focused on the area around Mikes Marine near the intersection of Illinois Routes 3 and 143 irt Wood across the Berm Highway from the EnviroTech business park and downstream from the Melvin Price Locks and The search was suspended Thursday night and was to resume this authorities See Page A11 Roades BADMAN Wood River Police Chief Jim Schneider and Deputy Police Chief William joined more than a dozen spotters looking for Alton Belle security guard Charlie Roades Thursday as towboats were moved away from the dock at Mikes Marine in Wood a Louis police helicopter pilot leans out his open door as he joins the More Page C1 Investor kills then himself two children found beaten to death after shooting spree at offices ATLANTA AP An investor upset over stock trad ing losses opened fire Thursday in two brokerage killing nine people and wounding 12 others before He later killed himself when stopped by the gunmans wife ajjd two chil dren were found beaten to death in their subur ban Barton Mayor Bill Campbell said the Mark committed suicide after police cornered him in a dark green van at a service station in Atlantas northern suburbs about five hours after the Office He was pulled and then killed weapons were found at tjie scene and notes were found with the family mem bers he It was among the worst office massacres Campbell said several wit nesses at the office buildings recognized the gunman as Roadblocks went up after the 3 and SWAT teams fanned through the complex of offices search ing for Its a terrible tragedy for our Campbell Our prayers go out to the a walked into a brokerage office at Securities Center in the upscale Buckhead section north of downtown Atlanta about 3 opened then walked across the street and began shooting at another bro kerage the mayor Four of the victims were killed in one building and five in the shot with 9 mm and Campbell Seven of the injured were in See Page A11 The BARNES Shane of the Allegiance Elite Drum Bugle Corps from keeps his concentration Thursday despite the heat during practice before the Drum and Brass Review at Public School Stadium In Music fills air at Drum and Brass Review By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Streams of music flowed from sil ver bugles Thursday night at West Middle Schools Public School sharpened by the rifling accompaniment of drums and assort ed More than 800 youths in seven drum and bugle corps from across the United States and Canada took the field on a night when temperatures peaked well above 90 degrees to combine drama and dance in the 1999 Alton Drum and Brass The Classmen of carried away the nights receiving the gold medal for their performance of Empire of Gold The Music of Zoltan The silver medal went to the Colts of and the bronze to the Grossmen of Other placings were as follows Carolina Crown of Fort fifth the Troopers of Blue Stars of La Allegiance Elite of The seven competing corps portrayed charac ters and scenes as widely varied as Czar Ivan the Terribles reign in Russia to Billy the Kids exploits in the Wild Flags were and rifles and swords were thrown high in time to which ranged from slow and melodic to intense and See Page ATv Good Morning Board Business Classifieds Editorial Horoscope Yakos Scoreboard Equilon seeks to test soil for diesel fuel By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer SOUTH ROXANA About 80 residents living in the south east portion of Roxana have received notices from Equilon Enterprises LLC asking to take soil samples from their The nearby oil refinerys request stems from a release of diesel fuel July from a unit at the Wood River Refining In late once permis sion slips have been signed and returned by residents par ticipating in the random sam Equilons Louisbased URS Greiner Woodward will dig a 3 inchby6inch topsoil sample to make sure no diesel rem nants Last summers diesel said Equilon spokeswoman Melissa was caused by an earlymorning malfunction in the plants distillate or A pressure relieve valve and diesel product began Ritter Right we were aware of the malfunction and that it had impacted the At 7 we went doorto door to South Roxana resi alerting them to what had We also com pensated residents in several ways for damage to their gar diesel on top of their cars and other About 120 South Roxana homes were affected by the most of them within a 10block area south of the refinery from Sinclair Avenue I See Page A11 ssp7 li   

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