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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                Coupons and special offers I inside most editions I McGwire milestone Special poster inside PageB10 Rull Brothers Family continues to reap rewards of opportunity that was recognized PageEl Younger crowd Mazdas new MPV is overhauled to attract firsttime buyers PagelM The outlook Partly cloudy and High 86 Iow64 Page E10 Morning Board Business Classifieds Editorial HoroscopeC2 Obituaries Weller ScoreboardB2 205 Serving The River Bend Since 1836 August MM Aldermen ponder raises By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Aldermen are considering a fouryear pay increase schedule for elected effective in the spring of Under the the offi cials initially would get raises ranging from 15 percent to 23 then see increases of percent in each of the sub sequent three The Alton City Council legal ly cannot vote itself a raise for this year or will begin discussing the resolution Pay hikes would go into effect in 2001 proposing the increases Monday at the Committee of the Whole The raises would apply to the city city clerk and mayor who are elected in the spring 2001 elec Because the aldermens terms are not the entire City Council would get raises if the plan was Under the alder men would get a nearly 16 percent pay increase from the current salary of to per In the three subsequent their pay would increase percent annually to the following 2003 I think its said 3rd Ward Alderman Joe Maher For many we were We got it raised from per month to per month during the last administration Mayor Bob For years and it was a He said the salaries were cut 10 percent under a previ ous Maher said the sevenmem ber City Council deserves a pay increase because it is doing the work that 14 alder men used to Residents voted in November 1992 to halve the number of aldermen the reduction went into effect in April Maher said the 1993 cut in aldermen saved the city Fourth Ward Alderman Fred Young also said being an alderman is timeconsuming and that City Council mem bers deserve a pay Besides meetings in City aldermen field calls day and night at home from their Residents of their wards ask them to solve problems ranging from garbage weeds and derelict buildings in their to street and sewer repairs to runins with See Page A11 David and Nathan both members of The Warriors of Legend Falls in Kansas perform a mock battle Saturday during a performance at the Southern Illinois Renaissance Festival on the campus of Southern Illinois University At Kathleen Hart of Edwardsville enjoys a good laugh with Richard England of as he teaches her the finer points of Days of yore at SIDE minstrels highlight Renaissance Festival By TONY MASINELLI For EDWARDSVILLE Wandering fireeating swashbuckling pirates and swaggering knights brought a 16thcentury atmosphere to the SIUE campus The performers were among a cast of more than 100 characters who entertained hundreds of guests at the 1999 Southern Illinois Renaissance Festival and Craft held at the Cougar Lake Recreation Area on the cam pus of Southern Illinois University Air show on final approach By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer BETHALTO The War Bird FlyIn comes in for a landing from 9 to 4 today at Louis Regional Take a walk through an AllAmerican B24J Liberator bomber from World War tour over Alton or above the Arch on the Louis riverfront in a Cessna and view nine carefully restored vintage air craft on display in the old AEL Admission to the show is free bomber walkthrough tours are for adults and for The Cessna rides cost We worked together making the parts of fighter planes and helicopters for more than 30 years for McDonnell said Paul who attend ed the air show Saturday with Ralph I always loved being around those Logan In the Navy duVing World War I weighted and balanced the planes but never had the chance to fly This is a super Another World War II Blano toured the aircraft exhibits with his and9yeafold grand Granda served aboard a Navy destroyer in the South but before the he flew private planes out of Lakeside across from Horseshoe Lake State Park on Illinois Route I See Page A11 The BADMAN The reflection of people checking out vintage airplanes Saturday at Louis Regional Airport In Bethalto can be seen in the chrome of a propeller of a 1940 Waco Sponsored by the Trails West Council Boy Scouts of the festival is a highly authentic reproduction of a typical Renaissance circa The festi val continues Along with the roaming four stages offer shows on the and dozens of booths have costumed vendors selling every thing from roasted turkey legs to crafts and See Page A11 Durbin proposal calls for checks on reuse of medical devices By STEVE WHITWORTH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE An issue first brought to public attention by state Evelyn has resulted in action by the Last the Senate approved an amendment offered by Dick providing for oversight of the practice of reusing med ical devices that were made to be used only Supporters of the amend ment claim such reuse can lead to infec tion and Durbin Bowles Durbin recently asked the General Accounting Office to investigate the practice of reusing singleuse medical That request and his introduction of the amendment followed discussions with who spear headed a similar effort two years ago in the Illinois Bowles was in in May to make a presentation to a national conference of reprocessers and new manufacturers of med ical While I was I became aware of the fact that Senator Durbin had shown some inter est in this Bowles We talked with him and his Im delighted that Senator Durbin has stepped into this picture and is I See Page A11   

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