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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 5 games left 1 oi s FOOD Missouri products make sweet music together Page Bl The outlook Mostly chance of rain High near low near 43 Page D8 Need a haircut Head to the inzone Page Dl 257 50 cents September The BADMAN Above The Great River Road in Alton has been reduced to two lanes of traffic near the IllinoisAmerican Water plant as the other two lanes are dug up to place huge for the new water plant being relocated atop the bluffs Below Workers Tuesday were guiding steel into place along the shore for water intake which will supply the new treatment Water plant is piping up ft A By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Construction crews are busy working at two sites right at the Mississippi River and nearby across the Great River Road to build the new Illinois American Water treatment On any given between 25 and 50 workers are working at the said Mike district operations superinten They are even work ing in the river itself they are putting a coffer dam down to extend the intake For the next three motorists may be inconvenienced slightly as two lanes of the River Road are closed to allow workers to install the 30inch wide water intake lines under the The traffic lanes that are closed will depending on the stage of the The intake lines will lead from the river and the lowservice and pump at the edge of the Mississippi River north to the new water treatment The pipe work began last 11 indications are that it is going as planned there seem to said be no Mike Lawhon district operations superintendent Completion is expected in December All indications are that it is going as planned there seem to be no Lawhon Construction work began shortly after the July 19 groundbreaking for the million project that will replace the current 102 yearold Workers have been pouring the main plants footings and piers and installing some conduit for the electrical chemical lines that go into the floor of the Lawhon The squarefoot water treat ment facility will be stories tall and is being constructed in a wood land valley surrounded by hills on three sides north of the current The new which will be built of steel and will have a milliongallon enclosed clear When the treatment plant will pump up to 16 million gallons per day and have a capacity of 18 million The current plant normally pumps 12 million gallons of water per Lawhon said that officials recently selected a stone exterior for the low service See Page A11 Man gets 45 years in jail for drugrelated murder Funds to fight floods OKd By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer WOOD RIVER Th6 Wood River Drainage and Levee District has received great news from George Ryans office will be coming its thanks to the Illinois FIRST Some of the money will provide the districts badly needed local match in a costshare agreement with the Army Corps of Congressman Jerry and a majority of members of the House Representatives granted final approval Monday to funds aimed at discovering ways to curb flooding in two key River Bend watersource Of this million per year for the next four years will go to Wood River Drainage and Levee On the appropria tions package got a green light from the hard with Senator Dick Durbin to ensure that we continue to improve the waterways of said Peter The federal funding is a result of Congress Energy and Water Appropriations Conference House Bill said Debbie pro ject manager for the Army Corps of Engineers for the Wood River President Bill Clinton is expected to approve the expenditures Thursday or Friday when he signs the fed eral budget for the year Jim executive direc tor of the Wood River Drainage and Levee expressed enthusiasm Tuesday about the news that both federal and state monies are going to be flowing in the direction of the levee Were Holt Weve been trying for this type of funding for at least 20 My thanks go to state Steve D state Evelyn Ryan and everyone helped find us funding we See Page A11 By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE A 19 yearold Missouri man was sentenced Tuesday to 45 years in prison for murder ing an Alton man last year during a fraudulent drug deal gone Corey Bell of Belle a suburb of was sentenced in Madison County Circuit where a jury convicted him of two counts of firstdegree murder in July for the April killing of Troy The victim was gunned down on a street in the Belle Manor housing project in Two of Bells cousins avoided trial by pleading guilty to firstdegree murder charges and received shorter Corey Bell was identified during his trial as the gunman who fired the shotgun blast that killed I think the evidence indi cates that no matter who started or instigated the death of Troy Slack was said Circuit Judge Charles Romani during Tuesdays sentencing The case was prosecuted by Assistant States Attorney Don who asked for a natural life Bell was eligible for that penalty because the murder was committed during the com See Page A11 Morning Area 69 Bulletin Board Classifieds Program allows students to be judges A10 Obituaries AS Rice Scoreboard C2 Stocks D24 Television 08 By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE High school seniors can earn get out of school for a day and receive a firsthand civicslesson under legislation going into effect by the next election in The Illinois Legislature passed the measure last spring state Jay D and other officials held news conferences Tuesday to announce the The measure also will over come a continual problem of finding a full complement of elections Madison County Clerk Mark Von Nida Its a constant struggle to get a full complement at each polling he High school seniors who have average of at least See Page A11 The From Madison County Clerk Mark Von Nida answers questions as state Jay and St Clair County Clerk Bob Delaney look on Tuesday during a news conference in Edwardsville to discuss the implernen tation of a new law that will allow high school seniors to become election   

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