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Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - November 1, 1999, Alton, Illinois SERVING THE RIVERBEND SINCE 1836 Residents donate countless hours to help United Way Page Bl Mostly cloudy and mild High Low 39 Page D4 Streak Rams lose to Titans 2421 Page Cl 290 50 cents November 1999 Rams lose heartbreaker By WARREN MAYES lelegraph sports editor Cinderella lost some of her lus ter Sunday The Louis the NFLs only undefeated fell from the ranks of the So the carriage returned to being a pumpkin ironically on The sixgame winning streak is his tory now after the Tennessee Titans 61 scored a 2421 victo ry over the Rams at soldout Adelphia Coliseum before a rau cous crowd of We knew what we were in for all said Louis wide receiver Isaac We didnt come here thinking to lose the football We came down to Nashville to win a foot ball They honestly were doing the same The Titans won the coin toss and marched 80 yards in 11 plays on the opening drive for a touchdown and a 70 Tennessee converted two fum bles by quarterback Kurt Warner into touchdowns and the Titans led 210 with 1 24 seconds left in the first We dug ourselves a MI hifv Marshall Faulk The were II 7 VV ell learn from Its not going to kill DMarco Farr on the Rams disappointing loss Sunday We turned the ball over and we paid the Bruce They got some breaks that we had been Cornerback Todd Lyght said the Rams never planned on hav ing an unbeaten We knew we were going to drop a game here and Lyght Take your hat off to the Those two early turnovers changed the perspec tive of the Louis rallied in the second half to pull within three with just over two minutes left in the After a suc cessful onside the Rams missed a chance to tie the game when Jeff Wilkins pushed his 38 yard field goal attempt wide right with seven seconds show the Rams were saddled with their first There is no happiness to a defensive tackle DMarco Farr this is not the end of the Well learn from Its not going to kill Offensive tackle Fred Miller said he would have preferred to keep The object of the game is to Miller And I tell you I would have been a lot happier if we had The Rams said they felt no pressure to stay undefeated or that the streak was We just play one game at a Bruce If we were thinking about being undefeat it was obvious we were over looking the Tennessee And that wasnt the Thats not anything we would want to happen in this locker I think we handled being undefeated Were 61 and we got to face another good team next week in Miller We have another game next he We still have the rest of the season to contin t This is just one game thai we lost and were going to try our best to put it behind Associated Press Tennessee Titans cornerbauk Samari Rolle 21 brings down Louis Rams wide receiver Ricky Proehl 87 after Proehl grabbed a pass from quarterback Kurt Warner for an 11 yeard gain in the second quarter on Sunday in City engaged in fullspeed ahead for building demolitions The SMITH The city has begun the legal process of tearing down this condemned house at 13061308 Fourth in Alton as part of an effort to clean up derelict By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON The city is continuing its effort full speed to rid itself of rundown buildings whose owners have no interest in fixing them So far this the Public Works Department or subcontractors have demolished 56 such Ten more are pending in the court Of those 56 11 were in the Hunterstown said George personnel director for Altons Building and Housing Last the city tore down 52 derelict struc tures it demolished 48 in said assistant city attorney Allan The push to rid the city of the buildings began in May he Besides being the structures are attractive nuisances that are dangerous to are fire some times occupied by drifters and and attract curious The aldermen gave us the budget to do and we are actively pursuing Napp Some is allocated for demolitions in the 19992000 city City officials hope strict inspections will eliminate future problems of old buildings getting to the point where they have to be torn We are trying not to let houses get that Napp The inspectors are taking an aggressive I can only praise Mayor Don It will be a nicelooking town between what Dennis Dugan director of housing and community develop ment is doing and the citys facade he Were bringing the neighborhoods Napp Where weve torn down these neighbors are fixing up their homes left and Its a snow See Page A7 Five die over holiday weekend By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer Tragedy visited the Telegraph area time and again during the leaving five people dead in three unrelated Three people from Mississippi died just after 9 Sunday when a tractor semitrailer tipped over onto their pickup truck at the junc ture of Intelstates 255 and 55 Early an 18year old girl from Macoupin County died when the vehicle in which she was riding failed to negoti ate a sharp ran off the roadway and struck an Police have charged a 14yearold boy who was driving the Later a Brighton man died after a earth moving machine he was oper ating slid down an embank ment and turned pinning him authorities The Sunday interstate inci dent occurred when a tractor trailer driven by Robert Herek of over turned as it negotiated an entrance ramp leading from westbound Interstate 5570 to southbound 1255 at police Reconstructionists are still trying to determine the Illinois State Police Trooper Ralph Timmins The entrance ramp is about threequarters of a mile long and has two Authorities are not sure if the victims in the pickup were parked along the ramp curve or moving in a traffic Herek was driving a trailer loaded with pounds of frozen Timmins He was taken to Anderson Hospital and his injuries were not believed to be lifethreat The all from were identi fied as the William 43 Samela 47 and Indialee Royes age and the rela tionship of the victims was not immediately Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families affected by this said Diana commander of Slate Police District Investigation of the crash will continue Timmins See Page A7 Mornirijj Bulletin C7 Ann Slauffer Egypt Air jetliner crash leaves 217 dead BOSTON AP An EgyptAir jetliner with 217 peo ple on including dozens of plunged into the ocean off Nantucket Island on Sunday en route from New York to Searchers found debris and human remains scattered across the sea but no sign of Authorities said there was no distress call from the pilots before the Boeing 767 plum meted to the sea in two min utes from Though the FBI and other intelligence agencies began checking on the possibility of President Clinton and other officials said there was no immediate indication of foul Searchers found two par tially inflated life life seat cushions and other small none with any burn said Coast Guard Rear Richard Finding such marks on some of the debris could suggest the possibility of a fire or explosion aboard the Alan chief executive of the Bostonbased travel agency Grand Circle said the plane was carrying a group of 54 people all over 50 bound for a 14day drip to Egypt and the He said most of the travelers were from Arizona and the Pacific See Page A7
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