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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 iBflRHRHr Swinging for Big Mac moves one closer to milestone with No 499 Flying high World Warn bombers to make weekend visit PageCl The outlook Mostly sunny and pleasant High 86 low 68 PageD6 Onboard Rams sign holdout running back Faulk PageBl Vol 164 No 202 50 cents Thursday August Alton firefighter eulogized Drowning victim called gentle humble man By LINDA N WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Firefighter Charles F Roades Jr lived a life of contrasts and had a myriad of interests but friends and family remem bered him most Wednesday for his quiet gentle helpful nature He was a humble unassum ing man he never bragged and never called attention to said the Rev George Humbert reading a remem brance that Roades brother Warren wrote for the long time firefighters funeral ser vice He was proud to serve his country and he was proud to serve the Alton Fire Department Charlie was a very private person he did what he believed wrote Warren Roades of Myrtle Beach Rescuers from the Wood River Fire Department recov ered Roades body July 30 from the Mississippi River See FIREFIGHTER Page A9 u The BADMAN Alton Fire Capt Dave Eckhouse carries the ashes of 20year veteran Alton firefighter Charlie Roades from College Avenue Presbyterian Church to an Alton fire pumper for the trip to Upper Alton Cemetery Wednesday as Chief Donald Dugan background fallows At right onduty firefighters including Assistant Chief Tim Spaulding center in white hat salute as the funeral procession passes Fire Station No 2 on College More photos page C5 being reborn By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer ALTON City bulldozers razed another derelict house in Altons Hunterstown area Wednesday evidence that the publicprivate partnership committed to rehabilitating that section of town is alive and well Bill Kessler St Anthonys Health Center president and CEO thanked Mayor Don Sandidge for the citys part in joining St Anthonys to bring the Hunterstown neigh borhood back to what it once was Hunterstown is a largely residential com munity of Alton bordered by Ridge Street on the west Pearl Street on the east Alton City Cemetery on the south and 7th Street to the north St Clares Hospital on East Fifth Street owned by St Anthonys sits on the edge of Hunterstown At a St Anthonys Foundation Business Leaders Forum Wednesday Kessler reminded his audience of the economic importance of restoring Hunterstown First impressions are extremely impor Kessler said As you come into our city across the wonderful Clark Bridge your first impression needs to instill a sense of wellbeing By initiating this publicprivate partnership between St Anthonys and the isee HUNTERSTOWN Page A9 A city backhoe demolishes a Hunterstown lot Wednesday where a derelict house stood in theMoTblock of East 4th St Good Morning Bulletin Board A7 Business ClassifiedsC6 Comics Editorial Horoscope 05 A10 Dunham Easley Ely King Lane Novotnak Strickland Watson Wells Scoreboard Effects of heat wave linger By BETHANY BEHRHORST Telegraph staff writer Last weeks soaring tem peratures sent droves of resi dents to hospital emergency departments around the area to seek treatment for heat related illnesses A range of symptoms were diagnosed after temperatures reached well above 90 and into the 100s Health care pro fessionals worked swiftly to keep the problems under wraps They said they still are seeing patients for heat and humidityrelated prob lems this week Most of the problems are complaints of weakness and said Dr David Burnside medical director of Alton Memorial Hospitals emergency department They come in with a fail number of Burnside said complaints range from headaches nau sea and weakness to exces sive sweating and muscle cramps We can replace fluids and that generally works pretty Burnside said Replacing fluids helps relieve muscle cramping and weakness in most patients suffering heatrelated illness es A balance of sodium and See HEAT Page A9 Bev Farm a noshow at talks By LINDA N WELLER Telegraph staff writer GODFREY Representatives of AFSCME said they were disappointed but not surprised that Beverly Farm Foundation officials failed toattend a negotiation session scheduled for Wednesday We had about 40 workers hoping and waiting for the employer to come but they said Buddy Maupin regional director of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Council 31 The employer has a five year history of acting above the law so I cant say Im sur prised they continue to break the Maupin said AFSCME has been on strike against the home 6301 Humbert Road since July 9 after failing to come to a con tract agreement On July 28 Beverly Farm Foundations attorney Ross A Friedman of Susman Schermer Rimmel and Shifrin LLC in St Louis wrote a letter to Maupin informing the union that Wednesdays meeting would not be held The letter said that because 242 of 325 union members crossed picket lines at the home for developmentally dis abled adults Beverly Farm has good faith reasonable doubts about the unions majority Friedmans letter also cited lack of support for the union as evidenced by a petition drive to decertify AFSCME as See TALKS Page Ar9 THURSDAY AUGUST 5 WEEKEND BANDS FRIDAY AUGUST 6 SATURDAY AUGUST 7 SUNDAY AUGUST 8 ZBAND 4TREE SPIRIT   

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