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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                tfcupons and special offers i I iffislde most editions i m m m m m m mt m 4 SPORTS llim 20 Illinois beats San Dtego State PageBl Man with a plan Architect leaves his mark on downtown Edwardsville PageDl Tracker puts ragtop within reach PageCl Chance of thunder storms with the high 81 and the low 60 Page 012 Good Morniho Bulletin Board Classifieds Horoscope Obituaries Rag Ulery ScoreboardB2 Stocks A fiJLlMpR 240 Serving the River Bend since 1836 September Street work rolling along By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Eight months into the reconstruction of Seminary the southern leg is looking Bright new concrete pave new parallel ribbons of new sidewalks and new storm and sanitary sew ers perk up the Upper Alton Road rehab perking up Upper Alton But residents who want to go back to their former short cut through town down the smooth street probably will have to wait until late spring or early Plenty of work remains on the northern section from Salu Street to the Union Pacific railroad Until that reconstruction work is com pleted and the entire street opened only local residents are allowed to use the stretch of Seminary from Bostwick Street to south of the entrance to the SchnucksKmart shop ping Were in a lot of different said Larry resi dent engineer for the city of Building tradesmen are fin ishing up the first the segment between Bostwick and Work is also begin ning on phase the stretch from Salu to Moore and crews are installing storm sewers and retaining walls on the northernmost portion beginning the third phase of the Eventually the improve ments will go north to Homer Adams Phase II is expected to be finished in Lipe See Page A11 And theyre off 200 children turn out for Race for Fun1 By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer EAST ALTON Matthew Stolze and Ashley Tweedy streaked down the steep Berkshire Hill in their soap box cars in an exciting race to the finish line Theyre racing down the home race announcer Frank Akers proclaimed to the cheering Stolze zipped across the finish line in his bright orange Fischer Lumber car just barely ahead of Tweedy in her navy blue Union Planters Bank It was a close race all the way down the big said a pupil at West Middle School in It was a fast said a 9yearold fourthgrader at Zion Lutheran School in Stolze and Tweedy were among 200 children who drove in 100 races down the hill Saturday in the Soap Box Race of Fun in East Were happy to see the nice crowd on a race said Mike cochairman with Dottie Phillips of the soap box A crew of Rick Gene Devening and Jim Fischer of Fischer Lumber built the car that Matthew Stolze steered down the hill along lanes separated by bales of Hundreds of spectators applauded 15yearold Jessica who sang the national Rose then watched her 8yearold race down the hill in an East Alton firefighters soap box car against Anna who drove a for the East Alton East Alton police and firefighters stood along the street with the crowd to cheer their young The race was but then Hill edged ahead See Page A11 The SMITH Chris Hanner of East at nudges past his opponent Saturday in the 6th annual running of the Soap Box Race of Funin East Neary 200 chil dren raced 30 cars donated by businesses down Berkshire Hill to the finish line under an American Debate revving up over new standards for fuel economy By DEBORAH BATES Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Automobile manufacturers are opposing legislators moves to increase mandated standards for vehicle fuel With the popularity of sportutility vehicles increas manufacturers say they are having difficulty main taining the standards without raising Standards now are a minimum miles per gallon for passenger automobiles and mpg for light Recent radio commercials sponsored by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers have called the developments an invasion of consumers Locally aired com mercials encourage the pub lic to call in their concerns to Illinois two Republican Peter Fitzgerald and Democrat Richard There was no immediate indication what kind of impact the radio commer cials have nor the stance that either Durbin or Fitzgerald is taking on the Trucks are a big part of the farming said Ed a spokesperson for one of about 11 mem ber companies of the automo bile A big increase would adversely affect farm ers and other people who depend on trucks to haul crops and consumer goods to make a Thats why we began the ad Its tougher to increase fuel economy for trucks with out compromising the pur pose for which they are Some of the fuel efficient such as frontwheel drive and aerodynamic arent always practical on some vehicles like The Energy Policy and Conservation Act established average fuel economy stan dards for new passenger cars in In the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released information about proposed increases to the fuel economy standard for lightduty which includes sport utility Congress subsequently pro hibited the use of funds to ease the That pro hibition has been retained in each Congress and the language has once again been included in legislation passed by the House June I See Page A11 The SMITH Barb Fry of Alton leads her dog Muffin across a seesaw in an agility demonstration Saturday at the annual Wag Walk fundraiser at Edwardsville High The event raises money for abandoned and homeless animals at the Metro East Humane Muffin is a a breed originally from the Show goes to the dogs at Wag and Walk By TONY MASINELM For The Telegraph EDWARDSVILLE Anxious spectators pressed forward in the crowd that gathered at Edwardsville High School Saturday to catch a glimpse of the bigname stars that attended an allday gala Minnie Pearl was along with Lou and Bugs and Bella and even In more than 200 talented per formers were in town for the 9th annual Metro East Humane Society Wag and a show that certainly went to the Canine competitors of virtually every breed and size participated with their owners in a variety of whimsical including Biggest Smallest Best Dog in Costume and Best Human There was a Dog and Owner LookAlike and even a contest to determine which dog bore the closest resemblance to Channel personality John Many of the participants also signed up for the threemile pledge which raised thpu sands of dollars for the Metro East Humane 8495 State Route 143 in This is our premier fundraising event each and we are very excited about the said Hallie Weve See Page Al7   

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