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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                54 home runs after 129 games SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 TELEG Soccer EAJWR kicks past Staurjton Page Bl The outlook Mostly sunny and warm high 81 low 61 Page D8 Winning Alton mans work featured in motorcyle magazine Page Dl Vol 164 No 228 50 cents Tuesday August Excitement anxiety returns to AHS By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON The campus of Alton High School cahie to life Monday morning as students teachers administrators and staff arrived for the first day of the 1999 2000 school year The students from freshmen to seniors experienced emotions ranging from excitement to nervousness Seniors Evan Monckton 17 and Te Tee Hong 17 were excited to be starting their final year at AHS Its Hong said When youre a freshmen you look up to the seniors Now were the seniors and peo ple lookup to Monckton said his first day of school as a senior was very different from his first day as a freshman When I was a freshman I didnt know what to he said Now as a senior you just walk in see a bunch of people you know and start Looking back on their three years of experience at AHS the seniors offered some advice to the incoming freshmen Youre starting a new stage of your Hong said Enjoy it but dont mess it Monckton said he advised freshmen to consider both the privileges and responsi bilities that come with the freedom in high school Theres a lot more freedom arid freshmen need to use common he said Teachers here are different middle school Theyve got so many stu dents to worry about that you dont have See AHS Page A9 Far left Evan Monckton left and Te Tee Hong talk over their first day back to school at Alton High on Monday morning Left Catching up on gossip between class es on the first day back at Alton High School on Monday were from left Adrienne Floyd Lindsey Belcher Delilah Young and Christin Edwards all freshmen The SMITH LGCG receives development grant By DEBORAH L BATES Telegraph staff writer and Clark Community College has received a grant to fmprove faculty development and academic programs Rep John Shimkus RCollinsville a sponsor of the grant announced Monday that the grant was approved The Department of Education grant is for in the first year of a potential five years first year of the grant LCCC plans the use of technology arid alterna tive teaching strategies Kent Scheffel direc tor of media services at LCCC said he wants the students to be able to use technology and understand it so it will enhance their academ ic careers The grant will also provide technical sup port so that our faculty will have the opportu nity to develop multimedia Scheffel said The college plans to add multimedia modules and online courses The grant is renewable for five years It can be renewed if the college meets certain See GRANT Page A9 Corvette The SMITH Christine Snyder 27 of Grafton holds her head as she looks over her damaged Corvette after being rearended by a car driven by Paul Seiberlich 59 of Highland on Monday The accident occurred on the Berm Highway at the entrance to the Melvin Price Locks and Dam around Both drivers sustained minor injuries and were treated and released from Alton Memorial Hospital Parents guide videotape their childrens way into Kindergarten By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer GODFREY Kindergartners many clutching a parents hand with one hand and a book bag full of school supplies with the other lined up behind Godfrey School on Monday morning waiting for the first morning bell of the school year to ring Many parents stood in line with their children snapping photographs or videotaping each moment leading up to the open ing of school on Monday the first day of the 19992000 school year in the Alton School District Doug and Seawn Stoutner began videotaping their daugh ter Sarah 5 before they left home Monday morning We taped her coming out of the house getting in the jeep walking in the school Seawn said Sarah is the Stoutners oldest child They also have a 2year old son Christopher The couple said they were sending their old est child to school with mixed emotions Im glad shes starting school but Im going to miss Seawn said Sarah faced her first day of The SMITH Weeks 5 is momentarily distracted from his teachers lesson on how to use the cafeteria at the first day of garten at Godfrey School on Monday school with composure her par ents found surprising Shes doing better than we Doug said She was going through a phase this morning where she was a little scared but when she saw all the other kids she was She said she would make me See KINDERGARTEN Page A9 Good Morning Board Business 08 D6 lObltuaries Adams Davis Egelhoff Grafford Greeling Gross Hartnagel Hayes Hendricks Kennedy Luketich Lyon Major Winchester Scoreboard Prosecutor Bathons fund shouldnt have existed Bathon By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Fred Bathons staff flower fund should never have been allowed to bloom according to the report of a special prosecutor released Monday Eight months of insinuation and investigation regarding the employ ee fund in the former Madison County Auditors Office came down to a simple fiveparagraph report It should be apparent that a cash fund of this proportion should never have existed especially one main tained by an officeholder whose statutory charge is to be the watch dog of taxpayer the report from special prosecutor Ed Parkinson reads Parkinson investigated the case after it was referred by Madison County States Attorney William Haine to the Illinois States Attorneys Appellate Prosecutors The twopage report was mostly amplification of comments Parkinson made last Thursday after a Madison County grand jury refused to take action against Bathon The investigation stemmed from comments made last December by newly elected Treasurer H Jack See BATHON Page A9   

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