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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - August 19, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 loser Big Mac hits 48th homer in Cards 65 loss to Phillies PageBl The Partly sunny and pleasant high near 82 low near 63 PagelH iS Olin Employees Credit Union celebrates milestone PageDl Vol 164 No7216 50 cents Thursday August Firm has designs on new gym By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON The exterior design of a proposed multipur pose athletic building took shape this week Members of the Alton School Board met with representa tives from HastingsChivetta Architectural Firm of St Don and Mark Keane I MO tiff may stall feform By BETHANY BEHRHORST Telegraph staff writer Partisan squabbling over terms that would change the way health maintenance orga nizations operate might delay Health care reform until next year Republicansupported patients rights bill sitting in the House awaits restruc turing it then would need approval by a GOP majority With some Democratic sup port American Medical Association and the Illinois State Medical Society pushed a different bill sponsored Democratic Party leaders which would have provided patient protections but it was stamped out when the GOP backed bill in the House was adopted July 15 The House bill focuses on holding HMOs accountable for health care decisions To accumulate more support froirn House Democrats a pro vision was added that would allow health care consumers tosue HMOs Dr Edward Ragsdale a radiologist and member and past president of the Madison County Medical Society said he agrees with the federal move for revisions in health care but that he does not think suing HMOs would change anything for patients He said the provision allowing HMOs to be sued would bene fit law firms and attorneys yfalle neglecting to change cir curnstances for health care ejgjtsumers very much in sympa thywith the patient HMOs are not perfect but they have done some good things See HMO Page A9 School Board picks plan for multipurpose building architects with Hastings Chivetta presented the board with five exterior designs to consider for the proposed field house Three of the designs followed the pattern of the main build ing on the Alton High School campus two designs had a more modern look The board favored the first of the five designs which fea tures a brick building with stone trim resembling the other buildings on campus The design features a large arched glass entryway and arched windows across the front Stairwells on either side of the building would be enclosed in rounded glass The front of the design relates back to the main build ing with the brick and Mark Keane said More detailed designs of the interior of the threestory building were also presented to the board During a July meeting with the architects the board had chosen a rough design for the interior The proposed design includes a twocourt gymnasi um on a lower level with one main playing court imposed over the two practice courts The lowerlevel court would seat spectators Locker rooms a wellness center training room and offices are also on the lower level which would be below ground The ground floor would include an auxiliary gymnasi See DESIGNS Child picket not illegal officials say responds to concern over Bev Farm strikers By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer GODFREY Despite some residents con cerns the Department of Labor says thej fact that some children are picketing alongside their parents in front of Beverly Farm does not with child labor laws Madison County Sheriff Bob Churchich has been receiving a number of calls and ques tions from resi dents who are concerned that minors carry uTts really not a issue We would legal Henry Rodriguez district director of the Wage and Hour Division The SMITH Taryl Kyles of Alton walks the picket line outside Beverly Farm with her nephew and nieces Wednesday The children are from left Odie Hinton 1 held by Taryl Erica Hinton 7 Ciarra Hinton 9 and Nakita Hinton 5 The Hintons are the children of Odie Hinton and Anita Kyles of Alton an said ee relationship in sor Bill Brave fViic People were Llua not aware that it wasnt a vio lationof According to the Wage and Hour Division Springfield the state office for the Department Labor children of AFSCME Local 31 mem bers picketing at Beverly Farm do not consti tute a labor issue Weve also received a good number of anonymous complaints alerting us to the situa tion at Bev said Henry Rodriguez dis trict director of the Wage and Hour Division Its really not a wageandhour issue We would not assert an relationship in this As long as the American Federation of County and Municipal Employees Local 31 not specifically inviting the children to holdiC picket sign and march Rodriguez said long as the children are not receiving See PICKETS Page Aif Stratford debuts on Showtime The BADMAN Longtime Hotel Stratford employee Jesse Chavours watches filming set up for The Big Brass Ring out the window of the hotel lobby last year Chavours brief scene In the film was cut from the finished product which aired Sunday on Showtime By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON The Hotel Stratford made its television debut with the showing of The Big Brass Ring on Showtime a cable television channel The 100minute film featured The Stratford 229 Market in several scenes shot in Downtown Alton last summer Scenes were shot in front of the hotel in the hotel elevator in the hallway and in room 414 Shots along the Great River Road also were included in the film Residents who missed last Sunday nights premiere show ing will have another chance to see their hometown in action Aug 30 when the film will be replayed on Showtime at Showtime is Channel 1 for TCI of Illinois subscribers and Falcon subscribers in Jerseyville and Macoupin County Channel 15 for Charter Communications subscribers and Channel 21 for Triax sub scribers and Falcon sub scribers in Gillespie Jesse Chavours a desk clerk at The Stratford said he enjoyed seeing his longtime place of employment on televi sion I liked the film and Im happy it was shot he said 1 think their being here See STRATFORD Page A9 A38 Bulletin Board Classifieds Comics Horoscope AI Betts Brockmann Crowson Erzen Gillmore Medlock Olsby Paul Peter Stewart Toring v f If v ip   

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