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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - November 5, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 SIUE womens 1 previews Page Bl V Benefit to raise aware ness for rare disease Page Cl The outlook Mostly sunny and warm High low 44 Page D6 Cherish Scents Shop has exciting Page 294 50 cents November 1999 Dl Easing the way Corbin Street complete By DAVE WHALEY Telegraph staff writer BETHALTO Traffic before and after school should be running much smoother now that the first phase of the West Corbin Street project is virtually Theyre putting the finish ing touches on doing the grading and dress ing up the Mayor Steve Bryant It really looks Were happy with Corbin Street is one of Bethaltos main eastwest running from Strohbeck Lane just north of Civic Memorial High School on the west side of town to Vine Street just north of the Village Hall on the east With the high Trimpe Junior High and a grade school all located just south of Corbin that is a very useful street to have especially before and after It feeds into all of our sub Bryant Thiems Construction of Edwardsville did the which cost about according to Bethalto received for the job in a Federal Aid Urban Project They took up the old sur put down a new concrete put in new curbs and and also storm sew Bryant They got See Page A9 judges tell Bev Farm Union officials hope strike is settled soon The BADMAN Members of the AFSCME union walk the picket line Thursday outside the main entrance to Beverly Farm Foundation after a judge ordered the founda tion to return to the bargaining table with the By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer GODFREY Buoyed by a feder al court injunction in their union officials said Thursday they hope their 17week strike against Beverly Farm Foundation can be settled We proposed these dates because we with good faith we can get this said Buddy regional direc tor of AFSCME Council On three federal appel late judges granted an injunction requiring the Beverly Farm Foundation to recognize the American Federation of County and Municipal Employees and to resume contract negotiations in good The from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in granted an emergency motion for an injunction that the National Labor Relations Board filed The motion states that the home for developmentally disabled 6301 Humbert must rescind its unilateral changes in terms and conditions of employment upon request of the union notify its employees that it will not withdraw bargaining proposals as punishment if the employees strike it is rescind ing its notice threatening to report employees to state officials for patient abandonment if they strike and request state officials to expunge the charges that Beverly Farm filed alleging two striking employees had abandoned The injunction says any violation of the order would be punishable as a contempt of this AFSCME Council 31 officials said they received word of the injunction late they held a news conference Thursday outside Beverly Farms gates to announce the Maupin called the decision See Page A9 Landfill gases to generate electricity in pilot project Environmental firm chooses Roxana By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer ROXANA A Connecticutbased environ mental company has found a way to convert Roxana land fills noxious gases into use able Zahren Alternative Powers has chosen the Roxana landfill as one of seven in Illinois and only 23 in the United States that the company is piloting as methane conversion The concept to convert what is normally regarded as a strong emission and channel it into an energy source for Illinois Power youre con verting a potent greenhouse gas into said Michael president of Zapco Development a subsidiary of At this site in the amount of power we will gen erate will be enough to fur nish enough electricity for about Preparatory work on the landfill at 4600 Cahokia Creek is expected to take place in mid Carolan Specific tasks include installing a pipe sys tem through which the gas will A vacuum pulls the gas from the wells through pipelines to the elec trical Roxanas landfill operator now burns off or flares the What you will see at the Roxana landfill are five green containers that house electrical generation equip ment and a few with another facility operating as an electrical Carolan Illinois Power will build the I See Page A9 Good Morning Bulletin Classifieds Comics f Horoscope Obituaries Wilson Scoreboard Stocks Television The BADMAN The driver of a minivan that slammed into the back of a Laidlaw school bus sits near the rear of the which was carry ing more than a dozen students when the accident occurred Thursday on Godfrey Road at Robinwood Bus crash sends 13 children to hospital By STEVE WHITWORTH Telegraph city editor GODFREY A van collid ed with an Alton school bus on Godfrey Road just after noon sending 13 middle school pupils to the but all were treated and The collision occurred about in the 5400 block of Godfrey near the MotoMart Godfrey Fire Chief Mike Mitchell The driver of the van was cited for a moving violation Middle school pupils suffer minor injuries after her van hit the Laidlaw bus from said Dennis Fischer of the Madison County Sheriffs which investigated the acci The bus was carrying 13 pupils from East Middle Alton Schools Superintendent Michael He said the children were returning from a field trip to Piasa where they were participating in a watershed project for a sci ence One of the pupils com plained of neck pain and was taken by ambulance to Saint Anthonys Medical Center in authorities Another Laidlaw bus was called to the and the driver from the first bus used it lo take the remaining 12 pupils to the accom panied by a Mitchell standard procedure when there is a bus accident for the children to go to the Beaber Because the children were they werent allowed to sign waivers refusing med ical treatment and so had to be taken to hospitals by Mitchell He said half of the children were taken to Saint Anthonys and the other half to Alton Memorial The driver of the the school bus driver and the sixthgrade science teacher accompanying the pupils all declined medical treatment   

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