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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                I I Coupons and special offers I inside most editions I Dual rivalry homer as Cubs win PageBl SIIIEs leader Chancellor oversees great days PageDl Filled with luxury GIG Envoy made for those who dont want to rough it PageCl The outlook Mostly sunny and with the high 84 and the low 66 PageD12 Mornirig Bulletin Board Qlflsslfieds A4 Horoscope Obituaries A6 Story Scoreboard B2 L Stocks THE 212 Serving the River August Police to pick up junk cars By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON For four days in the city will round up and move out abandoned and derelict vehicles on pri vate property at no cost to the Dubbed Operation Abandoned proper ty owners can contact Altons Building and Housing or For free call 4633532 or 4633505 Police departments to request the cleanup of some of the citys most detracting eye Those numbers are 463 3532 or The free cleanup campaign runs 7 through Its a neverending prob lem if we have 100 this well have 100 to 150 next said Officer Al Womack of the police Traffic Division about derelict cars parked on streets or in You can go to almost any street in Alton and find three or four abandoned people just leave their cars or trucks when they know they cant be fixed or after an accident others are arrested and never come back to pay the towing and impounding Womack Its a state law and a city ordinance against abandoning vehicles on private or public he The Police Department handles The BARNES Carol and her son Jordan both of ride the MerryGoRound Saturday at the 94th Anniversary Betsev Ann Picnic in Soups the draw at Betsey Ann Picnie By DEBORAH BATES Telegraph staff writer BRIGHTON All of Brighton was stocking up Saturday on the famous burgoo soup at the 94th Anniversary Betsey Ann The weather may have had something to do with the large but many residents credited it to the last chance before next June to get their favorite People buy it by the gal said Sheila a worker at the They freeze because this is their only chance to get Hughes has been making burgoo soup for more than 20 He wont give you the Hallgren revealing only that the soup contains toma toes and It has a unique taste all See Page A11 The BARNES Derek of and Anna of enjoy a ride on the Tubs Saturday at the 94th Betsey Ann Picnic in the public but the housing department handles vehicles on private property and they need the police to do the Steve Altons supervisor of building and could not be reached Friday for Operation Abandoned Vehicles is Womacks brain I See Page A11 School days near Back to School program set for Saturday at Salu By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON The importance of education will be highlight ed in a day of activities at the NAACPs 30th annual Back to in School pro gram from 10 to 1 Saturday at Salu All students enrolled in the Alton School District are encouraged This program will open doors for youth beyond their said James president of the Alton branch of the The event will feature per formances by a gymnastics a drill team and vocal Clarence presi dent of the Minneapolis Urban League and an Alton will give a motivational address highlighting how far youths can go with a quality The importance of staying in school will be emphasized throughout our said Andy cochairper son of tlje The purpose of this pro gram is to encourage students to stay focused during the upcoming school to put forth their best both academically and Community businesses and organizations will have booths set up throughout the park offering school sup plies and scholarship informa tion for Saundra cochair person of the said the number of organizations rep resented at booths should be an encouragement to Altons They should get a sense of support just through the num ber of organizations that are Holding the event in and of itself should be a very I See Page A11 Triathlon tests athletes mettle The BARNES Garth Akal of Godfrey makes the turn Saturday during the bik ing event of the 14th annual Wood River Triathlon at the Wood River Aquatic By DEBORAH BATES Telegraph staff writer WOOD RIVER While sluggers Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa were preparing to compete with the long ball in 242 devoted athletes from all over the area had a competition of their own Saturday in the River The 14th annual Wood River held at the Wood River Aquatic tested the endurance and strength of some men and women who are devoted to staying as well as others who just wanted to have a little The competition began with 450 meters of then 12 miles of bike and four miles of Participants could compete as individuals or in A total of 242 people 198 of them as Its a lot of Jeff Fromme of Bethalto said as he waited his turn to begin the event I havent swam at I might be walking a Fromme said he competes to stay fit but that the event gives him a Mike Wever of Edwardsville has competed in about 10 of the 14 Wood River Triathlons but the event was the first for his Kathy I dont so I put a team together she Mike Wevers final time for the triathlon came to 1 24 minutes and 57 seconds Its my personal by the he said Kathy Wevers team came in at 1 hour 27 minutes and 18 We dont train like we used to now that have Mike Wever e The Wevers are members of the MetroTri See Page A11   

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