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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - August 3, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Swinging for McGwire hits No 498 In Cardinals victory Impressive Alton womans business shops so you wont drop PagelM The ontlnok Partly sunny tiiunderstorms late high near 86 low near 68 PagelM Bomber Baitiesp Bluff Qty will hold cuddly promotion VoU64 No 200 50 cents Tuesday August PageBl Firemans death called an accident By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer WOOD RIVER The death of Alton firefighter Charlie Roades last week was accidental as far as the Wood River Police Department is concerned Wood River Police Chief Jim Schneider said Monday that all evi dence both at the scene of Roades drowning and from his autopsy point to an accident Were pretty satisfied that it was an accident and a tragic one at said Schneider Given the dark and the hazardous conditions it all makes Roades did not have any known physical ailments Schneider said The firefighter was working third shift security at the dock location of the old Alton Belle Casino near the intersection of Illinois Routes 3 and 143 Roades 49 was last seen at Thursday by fellow security workers who took their lunch break Eight law enforcement agencies including the Illinois State Police two canine units and a St Louis Metropolitan Police Department heli copter searched on land and in the Mississippi River for 13 hours the day of Roades disappearance in the 100 plus degree heat At Friday two Economy Boat Store employees who were fuel ing a boat spotted Roades uniformed body floating near their dock Wood River police took the body to Wood River Township Hospital for Xrays that day and Madison County Coroner Dallas Burke performed an autopsy declaring the death to have been caused by drowning A memorial service for Roades will be held Wednesday at at College Avenue Presbyterian Church in Alton 1702 Clawson St Roades was a decorated Vietnam veteran and had worked both as a firefighter and a security guard since 1974 He was planning to retire in May Canadian air blows beat wave away By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer Cool dry Canadian air has broken the heat wave which caused losses in the corn crop across The Telegraph area Cooler air rolling down from Canada is a relief to everyone who has been swel tering in the humid 103 degree said Steven Thomas chief meteo rologist at the St Louis National Weather Service The cool northern air will hang around the area through Friday with temperatures dropping from last weeks 100 plus degrees to a daily high in See AIR Page A7 Dorothy Cairns of Wood River pauses from cutting grass to feel a cool breeze in her hair at the home of her sister Mary Cairns cool dry Canadian air was a relief to people who suffered in the 100degree heat last week Record heat Three days peaked above 100 degrees July degrees July 29 degrees July degrees Temperatures hit 90 degrees or higher for 18 days in July tying the record set during July 1980 Alltime hottest day was 115 degrees on July Pupils artwork will take flight at exhibit The SMITH Kevin Anderson 8 shows off his drawing of a spring woodpecker on display at Alton Square mall Kevin is the son of Myra and Sam Anderson of Godfrey By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON A colorful drawing of a redheaded woodpecker will be bringing an 8yearold Godfrey youth statewide recognition Kevin Andersons artwork has been chosen as one 0f 10 pieces to be featured in the Illinois Audubon Societys Wildlife tfrt Challenge exhibit which will be on display at shopping centers libraries and other locations across the state this year The exhibit is currently on display on the lower level of the Alton Square mall near the entrance to Famous Barr The exhibit will be at the mall until Aug 12 Kevin the son of Sam and Myra Anderson is a pupil at Lewis and Clark School Last year Kevins secondgrade class under the direction of teacher Dianna Baker participated in the Audubon Societys Junior Winter Bird Feeder Challenge a nature study project designed to interest stu dents in the birds of Illinois and to encourage them to provide food and shelter for birds in winter when food is scarce We want to encourage an awareness of the birds in the envi ronment in this area and a aware ness of their said Vicki Hedrick a member of the Illinois Audubon Societys educational committee Kevins class kept a log of birds that visited a bird feeder at the school then reported their results to the Audubon Society The Society then published in a newslet ter the results from the more than 400 participating schools from across the state Pupils also had the opportunity to enter the Wildlife Art Challenge a program designed to encourage youth creativity and enhance See EXHIBIT Page A7 Good Morntrtg 5 Bulletin Obituaries Allen Batty Bostick Brush Dollins Gihring Jones Morris Roades Wilske Television Tennessee teens help out in Alton By LINDA N WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Hanging drywall doesnt top the list of how most teenagers want to spend their summer vacations but thats what a trio of Tennessee youths is doing in Alton Three young members of First Presbyterian Church of Franklin cut drywall hoisted the heavy sections up to framing lumber and nailed them in place Monday Im getting to learn things and it feels good to help said Jacob Moore 15 At home I would only be doing summer read ing Already Ive learned how to do everything imaginable with drywall Its good to know these TEENS Page A7 700 Itolls in stock SwyS from sq ft Carpet from sq ft laminate Wood flooring from 3 ft DISCOUNT CARPET ALTON 4652622   

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