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Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1999, Alton, Illinois SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 4H14HHr The outlook Mostly sunny and pleasant high near low near 51 PageD4 Renovations Volunteers rally to help Union Baptist Church PageDl 24150 cents September Transit station behind schedule The BARNES Construction continues on the Madison County Transit Station of Edwardsville at the corner of Main Street and Hillsboro By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Completion of the new Madison County Transit bus station in down town Edwardsville is at least a month behind but it will be manned with two hew dispatchers and electronic equipment upon Jerry executive director of the Madison County Transit said construc tion originally scheduled for August is still under Transit district officials have dis cussed the delays in their regular meetings and have laid the blame on labor shortages and a timeconsuming land cleanup job at the With a strong economy and a number of con struction jobs under way at construction firms are having difficulty finding enough qual ified transit district officials have Once the building is it will be manned by a dispatcher who will be electroni cally connected to the main district office and be able to perform the same duties as are per formed Technological advances enable a dispatcher at the Edwardsville station to handle phone calls for ride calls from doortodoor drivers and provide access to the central com puter scheduling according to Julie a spokeswoman for the The transit district main telephone number for transit information 9317433 will ring into the new facility as well as into the MCT main dispatch office in Granite The number can See Page A7 Alton Expo taking shape at Riverfront Park By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Setup crews are gearing up for the 25th annual Alton Expo that begins Wednesday at Riverfront The fiveday fair promises a wide variety of free musical plus the usual favorite games of chance and assorted wares for The Expo is sponsored yearly by the Alton Exposition The main spon sor is Dixon Distributing of I think its going to be con siderably better than weve had in the said Don Hayes of the entertainment We are going to have Big rock and It will be a good vari Hayes is an Alton Exposition commissioner and cochairman of publicity for the Expo Dick Connell is the other Both men are from Hungry fairgoers will be able to graze from booth to of buttery corn on the refreshing cold ice pork steaks and other tangy barbecued among other Were hoping for great Hayes The Optimist Club will its bingo Other tents will house arts and I See Page A7 Tents are up Sunday for the Alton Expo at Riverbend Park in The Expo is scheduled to begin Internet giant Web site dedicated to Robert Wadlow is making him a citizen of the world Thp SMITH Alan McHugh with Robert Wadlows shoe and other Wadlow memorabilia at the Alton Museum of History f By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer ALTON Altons famous gen tle Robert is becoming a worldwide personality on the The life of the tallest man in history is touching the lives of thousands of people across the world on the said Mary Ann coordinator of the Alton Museum of History Wadlow has become like a folk hero to people who see his life story on a Web page created in 1996 by historian Alan McHugh of More than people from the and foreign countries have visited the Web page to see tne pictures and story of Robert said vice pres ident of the Alton history McHughs Web page unveils an interesting and accurate portrayal of who was loved by the people of his hometown of where he grew up and sold lemon ade on the street corner with other children in his The people of Alton watched Wadlow grow to a height of 8 inches the tallest person in medical Thousands of peo ple gathered in Alton to mourn the sudden death of the 22yearold gentle giant on July from an infection caused by steel braces he wore on his See Page A7 Good r Morning Bulletin Board B24 Editorial The MARGIE BARNES Wells tested positive for study says By DEBORAH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE A recent study warns well own ers that eight out of 10 private wells tested positive for bacte ria that causes stomach ulcers and some types of stomach Toni the environ mental health services man ager at the Madison County Health said she is unaware of the study but the health department will conduct a test for anyone con cerned about their private I See Page A7
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