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Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - September 27, 1999, Alton, Illinois SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 fHlpBHr Stm undefeated Rams clobber Falcons 357 at the Trans World Dome r Page Cl Vol 164 No 255 50 cents The Outlook Mostly cloudy with thun derstorms late High near 77 low near 54 Page B8 Neighbors Volunteers make beautiful music with Orchestra Page Bl Monday September Pickets rally around prayer Striking workers receive support from clergymen By JIM KULP For The Telegraph GODFREY Prayer by two clergymen and a pep rally took place Sunday morning by striking Beverly Farm work ers in front of the Beverly Farm Development Center on Airport Road Called Mass Picket and Prayer by the striking union AFSCME Local 3784 the rally was an effort to try and com municate the reasons behind the strike to parents attending the Parents Weekend gather ing at the center Saturday and Sunday Pickets walked in a circle in front of the center chanti ng What do we want Contract When do we want it Now They also chanted We are the AFSCME mighty mighty The Rev Darrell Rupiper director of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Godfrey prayed with the approximately 125 strikers and supporters I went to church this morning but I feel the pres ence of God here more than I did in Rupiper told the crowd through a portable public address system Wherever there is a fight for justice there God He then asked the pickets to observe a minute of silence so they can learn their hopes fears and challenges I hope there is a greater understanding going on inside this building and a softening of he said Hewitt Douglas president of Local 2600 of AFSCME in See PICKETS Page A7 The M BARNES Hewitt Douglas of Springfield says a prayer Sunday at the Beverly Farm Developmental Training Center in Godfrey as AFSCME Council 31 and Beverly Farm pickets gather outside of the center during the Mass Picket and Prayer event Looping allows pupils teachers to stick together By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Elementary teacher Freda Stanley knows well the strengths and weaknesses of each of the children in her secondgrade class at Thomas Jefferson School because these same pupils were in her firstgrade class last year Circumstances at TJS have allowed Stanley and her class to test the educational concept of looping a practice which allows a teacher to teach the same class of pupils for two or more consecutive years Of the 17 pupils in Stanleys class this year 12 were in her firstgrade class last year Five new pupils were added to the class to make up for pupils who moved during the summer Joyce Jefferson principal at TJS said the idea of looping first was raised two years ago during meetings of the Alton School Districts Primary Support group of representa tives from each district primary center The group discussed looping as a way to raise achievement in the primary levels We have been looking into ways to best help the students especially at the primary level because the primary levels lay the foundation for The BADMAN Thomas Jefferson School teacher Freda Stanley works with pupils in her second grade classroom all the learning that takes place Jefferson said Thanks to funds made available through the See LOOPING Page A7 Auction should be a hit with sports fans By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer STAUNTON An auto graphed Mark McGwire pic ture and baseballs signed by famous stars Willie Mays Stan Musial and Mickey Mantle are among the trea sure of memorabilia to be auctioned next Saturday at St Michaels Catholic Churchs Octoberfest in Staunton Visitors can bid on more than 80 autographed items of sports stars including a prized baseball bat signed by 30 Cardinal baseball said St Michaels church member Reno Rink Calcari a sports collector who is donating some of his prize memorabilia to the auc tion The public is invited to the Octoberfest Saturday and Sunday at the historic St Michaels Church at 419 E Main St in Staunton Visitors can taste all kinds of delicious food listen to great band music and See AUCTION Page A7 The SMITH Reno Calcari left and Jim McKay hold a treasure of sports memorabilia items including an autographed Mark McGwire photo to be auctioned at the St Michaels Church Octoberfest fundraiser in Staunton on Saturday Oct 2 Committee may discuss traffic accidents By SANFORD J SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Madison County Board members likely will take up the debate over safe driving and taxpayer lia bility today The discussion is expected because county officials have released figures show ing traffic crashes involving the Madison County Sheriffs Department resulting in in liability expenses during the last 10 years Weve been looking into it and were going to be looking into it said Jack Orrill of Godfrey a member of the Central Services Committee which reviews payments in court settlements The committee is scheduled to meet today The meeting comes on the heels of a collision Sept 17 that resulted in heavy damage to a squad car and injury to anoth er driver The deputy in the accident received a ticket from the Highland Police Department Another committee member Wayne Bridgewater of Edwardsville released fig ures from the countys Risk Management See ACCIDENTS Page A7 Good Morning Obituaries 1 Bulletin Board Bonifer Cleary Cottingham Liles Phillips Plegge Quade Scheldt White Horoscope Neighbors
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