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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 The outlook Mostly sunny and warm high near 84 low near 63 PageC8 No dead days Life is never dufl aiwmd the Madison County Coroners Office Paged Vol 164 No 235 cents Tuesday September Dentist vs driveway Businesses border war continues as woman is set to return to court By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE A Godfrey dentist is scheduled to return to court today to face sentencing for a con tempt charge stemming from a dispute over a drive way Ten years ago a Dr Shahrenas Ghoneim returned from a long stay in Chicago to find that a neighboring businesswoman had laid a rock driveway on a strip of land between their commer cial properties on Godfrey Road Ghoneim said the drive way was partially on her land She felt neighbor Lois C Lameres actions were insulting as well as illegal The driveway however was only the first of many insults Later a business sign was placed on the prop erty then came a trench to route electric wiring to the sign The dentist said she watched as year by year more of her land was encroached upon by her neighbor Lamere however tells a different story She says she initially believed the land was hers having been told so by a previous owner She needed the driveway to bet ter serve her business Nails 5214 Godfrey Road The border war continued into 1997 when Ghoneim decided to sell her property at 5212 Godfrey Road and pressed Lamere about vacat ing the strip which is at most about 10 feet wide and 75 feet long Immediately Lamere filed suit asking the court to grant her ownership of the land through the right of adverse possession Not hav ing it would hurt her busi ness she said A judge even tually entered an order See DENTIST Page A7 headlghts traffic passing alon9 Hawthorne Street in Hartford pass the steam and emissions The BADMAN The rides at the annual Bethalto Homecoming were specially priced for Labor Day but Kaleigh Bassett 14 of Bethalto left and Erin Carter 13 of East Alton seemed to have had as much of the fastmoving Star Trooper ride as they cared for Ozone piling up in Jerseyville and Wood River By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has rated Jerseyville as having the high est ozone concentration of any city in Illinois and Wood River as a close second On Sept 2 and again on Sept 4 the IEPA issued regional ozone advisories for the Metro East area and through the Labor Day week end the agency said ozone con centrations remained high At 3 Saturday we recorded an ozone concentra tion of 125 parts per billion in Wood River and 127 in said IEPA spokeswoman Julie Neposchlan An ozone level anywhere above 120 parts per billion can cause health prob lems for some people espe cially those with existing heart or respiratory conditions We really urge these people to avoid outdoor activities until the ozone concentrations have Asthma symptoms begin to be triggered at roughly 80 parts per billion or higher said John Thompson director of clean air programs for the Illinois Environmental Council Roughly one out of every See Page A7 DUIrelated deaths rise despite stricter standard By STEVE WHITWORTH Telegraph staff writer More people died in alcoholrelated traffic crashes in Illinois last year than in 1997 despite the states stricter standard for drunken driving and increased enforcement of the DUI law But officials with the Illinois State Police say they still support the tougher standard that makes it a crime to drive with a bloodalcohol content of per cent or more Last year was the first full year that state Idw made the thresh old for the DUI charge Previously a bloodalcohol content of percent was needed to prove intoxication Supporters of the tougher standard had argued that it would keep more drunken drivers off the roads and save as many as 60 to 65 lives per year But the statistics failed to bear those claims out in 1998 SIUE beefs up space for students to work out The Illinois Department Transportation compiled showed there were 472 highway deaths around the state in 3 percent increase over the 457 drinking related traffic fatalities in 1997 The ber of alcohoUrelated fatal remained about the same with 408 in 19985 compared to 404 in 1997 reports show The increase in deaths was recorded See DUI Page A7 By DEBORAH L BATES Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE The Student Fitness Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has expanded its weight room giving students more room to stretch out and more equipment to use The new section more than doubles the space for the weight room of the Student Fitness Center The original half of the rqom was about square feet and was becoming too crowded The new addition adds square feet allowing the uni versity to add more free equipment Everybody is very excited about said Aimee Knitter fitness coordinator for SIUE They think its very Knitter said campus recreation offi cials began keeping statistics on the use of the center a few years ago The statis tics showed that of the 500 people each day who use the facility 40 percent were using the weight room The university also added free weights and cardiovascular equipment There is a line of Hammer Strength machines and Flex machines that were added The weight room also offers treadmills exer cise bikes stair steppers and rowing machines The entire project cost When the university closed out the account for the construction of the fitness center there was money left over that had to be spent on the recreation center The rest of the money came from the RRR fund the Good Morning See SPACE Page A7 Bulletin Foster Howard C8 TRUCKLOAD r 700 Roils In Mock r from 33 4 Cq t Carpet from 33 sq laminate Wood Flooring from 1 q ftt DISCOUNT CARPET INC KJWWT w AITON 4652622   

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