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Alton Telegraph Newspaper Archive: November 8, 1999 - Page 1

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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVERBEND SINCE 1836 THE Facility provides positive start Page Bl The outlook Mostly sunny and pleasant High Low 55 Page D4 New center the pain Stumbling Rams fall in Detroit Page Cl v 297 50 cents 1999 Cameras ID have eye on residents By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Trespassers and trou blemakers at local public housing complexes take note beginning this you may be on candid Crews from Alton Burglar Alarm AmerenUE and Central Electric Contracting plan to begin installing a system of 26 high Troublemakers targeted by new security system tech security cameras and transmit ters in public housing complexes in the The equipment will be placed 18 to 24feet high on utility The cameras will be aimed throughout the exteriors of all complexes owned by the Alton Housing Authority and the Madison County Housing Authority in the except Alton The cameras will be aimed down streets at complex entrances and on in Work is expected to begin either Monday or Tuesday at Oakwood which is getting five cam They are a said Jeff housing manager for the Alton Housing They will deter problems and make it safer for The monitor will record every thing on If something we can go back and look at the Copley said no one will be watch ing the Hopefully we can cut down on latenighl such as people partying and gathering said See Page A7 The BADMAN Alton VFW Post 1308 commander Floyd Fessler and Marjorie president of the VFW stand in front of the World War I doughboy monument at the VFW where the annual public Veterans Day ceremony will be at 10 Children have too much parents say By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer Some area parents are complaining that too much of their childrens schoolwork is turning into Educators say homework is Homework helps pupils practice what theyve learned in school that educators but some par ents are concerned that exten sive amounts of homework reduce the time children can spend with family or in outside Marcia principal of McKinley School in said Mornirtg Bulletin B4 Monroe U when I was a classroom in the same year in the same class I would have parent A say ing there was too much homework and parent B saying there was not enough Marcia Dodds principal of McKinley School complaints about the amount of homework given come to her office each the complaints often contra Even when I was a class room in the same year in the same class I would have parent A saying there was too much homework and parent B saying there was not enough Dodds Dodds said she believes 30 to 45 minutes of homework are an adequate amount for pupils in the third through fifth which are the grades at McKinley If elemen tary pupils are consistently working for extended periods See Page A7 Shame makes scofflaws pay up State web page already hailed as a success By DEBORAH BATES Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE A pro gram to shame scofflaws into paying state taxes by posting their names on the Internet has proven to be effective even before it The web page is scheduled to be up next 711 of the 5200 taxpayers on the list have paid the state a total of The payments started almost said Mike a spokesman for the Illinois Department of In the department sent 5200 taxpay ers certified notices to warn them that if they did not their names would be placed on the The taxpayers owed the state a combined total of We had money in here before we had the program said Of the 711 who have 161 peo ple have entered into payment plans that will produce There also were 244 taxpayers who proved to the department that they dont actually owe any back The web page will list the names of 600 to 700 people or their the amount of tax and type of tax they the liability and in the case of a the name of the president of that To be listed on the web page and the paper copies that will be available in district a taxpayer must owe or They must have owed that amount for at least six and it must be a final Anyone whose case is in an adminis trative hearing process will not be listed on the Connecticut pioneered the See Page A7 Paying tribute to armed forces Local VFW chapter plans annual Veterans Day celebration ByANDEYAKSTIS Telegraph Staff Writer ALTON Veteran Floyd Fessler was a navy Seabee who built airfields on the island of Guam for fighter pilots to take off to attack Japanese bat in the South Pacific in World War Japanese pilots bombed our airfield and we had to quickly rebuild it for the fighter planes and bombers to said who was a proud navy man in the Double Dragon 83rd Seabees in battles of the South The 73yearold veteran is commander of Alton VFW Post 1308 which will host the big Veterans Day celebration at Thursday at the VFW on Alby We invite the public to join us to honor all the men and women who serve in our armed Fessler Veterans of World War Vietnam and the Gulf War will gather at the historic World War I doughboy statue at the VFW to pay tribute to veter ans who died in the all the Many veterans gave their lives in the wars for our free said Ray presi dent of the Veterans Memorial sponsor of the big Veterans Day Veterans and auxiliary mem bers of different branches of the armed services will lay wreaths at the foot of the doughboy stat which was moved years ago from the Alton riverfront to the The doughboy is a land mark in said Marjorie president of the womens auxiliary of VFW Post State Steve D will be the speaker at the annual Veterans Day com said past commander of Alton Disabled American The Alton Colonial Fife and Drum Corps will play a patriotic tune and march through See Page A Remembering Keshner The BARNES Flags fly at halfmast Sunday in front of the Madison County Courthouse for Madison County Judge Lawrence of who died Saturday of a sudden ill See Page   

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