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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                Coupons and special offers inside most editions Bitten In Cards lose 14 to New York Mete PageBl Freds Barber Shop isarejfagefromthe hectic world PageDl Mountaineer is a luxury SUV thats ready to take on the outdoors PageC1 Partly sunny and warm High 86 low PageIM2 Illinois A39 Board A10 slfiedsC2 Hproscope A12 Bernhardt Crause Russell Snyder Scoreboard B2 sr m m it Vol 164 No 219 Serving The River Bend Since 1836 August laclede to seek loan Workers at Laclede Steel walk past bars made from recycled steel that are waiting to Alton pl3nt Money will help bail firm out of bankruptcy By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer ALTON Laclede Steel Co will apply for federal loans to make million in improve ments to save the Alton plant and help bail the company out of bankruptcy On Tuesday President Clinton signed the vital bill to guarantee billion in federal loans to help financially strapped oil and steel companies including Laclede Laclede officials and Steelworkers union leaders welcomed the news of the federal loans which could pump new life into the deteriorating 84yearold Alton steel plant The loans may be a lifesaver to make need ed improvements to the Alton plant save 600 Steelworkers jobs and pull Laclede out of said Terry Wooden president of Alton United Steelworkers Local 3643 The plants payroll is vital to the health of the Alton Laclede filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Nov 30 in a move to reorganize the compa nys finances and keep the Alton plant and five others open The federal loans could help Laclede make million in improvements to the Alton plant to increase production and help it emerge from bankruptcy said Michael Lane execu tive vice president and chief financial officer at Laclede See LACLEDE Page A11 County to aid Boeing workers By SANFORD J SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE County officials are getting ready to help the hundreds of county residents who will lose their jobs at Boeing Co We can provide anything from career counseling to paying for advance training for people who want to change said Bill Hanke director of the Madison County Employment and Training Department The Madison County Board recently authorized officials to approve an agreement with the state of Missouri to share in mil lion of federal money aimed at helping former Boeing employees Hanke said he feels confident Missouri officials will approve the agreement This is an effort among Madison County St Louis St Louis County St Charles County and St Clair County Its a coordi nated effort to help laidoff Boeing workers with their career said Jim Monday Madison County supervisor of admin istration The Madison County share of the money will be Workers from Illinois may go to a training and job service center set up near the Boeing plant in See BOEING Page A11 A large crowd gathers around the back of a pickup truck where soda was being handed out Saturday to lunclTat the annual NAACP Back to SchoolStay in School program in Altons Salu Park Back to School rally boosts students By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON The hundreds of youths who attended the NAACPs annual Back to SchoolStay in School rally Saturday received the necessities for successful school year ranging from pencils and paper to the motivation to seek a quality education The annual rally part of a national event sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was held from 9 to 1 at Salu Park in age from preschoolers to teenagers gathered for activities centered around the theme of education Community leaders including Alton School Superintendent Mike Beaber U iTihe opportunity that 1 levels the field for everyone is to get a good Mike Beaber Alton schools superintendent Mayor Don Sandidge and Alton Branch NAACP President James Gray spoke to the students about the importance of pursuing education The opportunity that levels the field for everyone is to get a good Beaber said Whether young people take advantage of the opportunity to get an education is up to Keynote speaker for the event was Clarence Hightower president and CEO of the Minneapolis Urban League Hightower urged the youths to continue to dream Im not talking about pieinthe sky he said Im talking about thinking about your future I want you all to make the commitment that Im going to keep on Hightower the brother of Andy Hightower cochairman of the Back to SchoolStay in School rally and Ed Hightower superintendent of the Edwardsville School District is an Alton native and an Alton High School See RALLY Page A11 Alton probation program wins national award By SANFORD J SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE A national organization has cited Madison County and Alton for their team approach to government and communi ty corrections The National Association of Counties gave its Innovative Government Award to the PACUP program which puts people on probation to work for the city of Alton PACUP stands tor Probation Alton Clean Up The National Association of Counties is affiliated with the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University said Darrell McGibany director of proba tion and court services for Madison County The association tries to pro mote innovation and coopera tive government through the awards he said This years awards were given at the associations annual meeting in St Louis McGibany said the PACUP program is a good example of how community corrections can work People learn a lot more by going to work every day than by being locked up he said Public service is an extremely important part of our community corrections McGibany said In the first 18 months of tha program 350 offenders have provided manhours of work and cieated more than in savings for the city said Mark Hatscher coordinator The crew members all of them from Alton have cut weeds and picked up trash on empty lots trimmed trees picked up abandoned tires washed city vehicles cleaned up storm damage painted built a coffer dam at the Alton Marina and retrieved a boat dock that had broken loose from its moorings Hatscher said He said the PACUP crew is made up of people who have been placed on probation and given community service as part of their sentences The motivation of the partic See AWARD Page A11   

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