Share Page

Alton Telegraph: Thursday, November 11, 1999 - Page 1

Get 1 more page view just for clicking

to like us on Facebook


   Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - November 11, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                 SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836  THE TELEGRAPH  Prep hockey Redbirds win opener  Page Bl  ir j Debut feature  j'W Kimberly Peirce unveils five I    years    of  research  MHBBjl    Page Cl  Vol. 164, No. 300 - 50 cents  Christmas decorations ready at Fruit Stand  Page B7   www.thetelegraph.com   Thursday, November 11, 1999  800 in ‘fortress of friends - mourn, applaud jurist  By DAVE WHALEY  Telegraph staff writer  GODFREY - More than 800 people mourned during Wednesday's funeral Mass for Madison County Circuit Judge J. Lawrence Keshner, but they also celebrated his life and accomplishments with a five-minute standing ovation.  There was grief as Keshner’s family and what his widow. Mary, called his “fortress of friends" bid a final farewell with a collective heavy heart at St. Ambrose Church in Godfrey  In the midst of the grief, however, was the standing ovation for Keshner,  ■ See KESHNER, Page A9  The Telegraph/MARGIE M. BARNES  By LINDA N. WELLER  Telegraph staff writer  ALTON — Lincoln Avenue resident Deborah Brown stepped out of her shower late Wednesday afternoon to find her home in flames.  “I was taking a shower, came out, and boom,” Brown said of suddenly seeing the fire around 3:50 p.m.  Bl own, of the 2300 block of Lincoln Avenue, said she was getting ready for a teacher’s conference. Her son and husband were not home when the rearof their house caught fire.  Brown said she had been burling a small pile of paper in a barbecue pit before taking her shower. The barbecue pit has a retaining wall.  Assistant Fire Chief  was taking a shower, came out, and boom.”  Deborah Brown  resident  the scene for about 90 minutes, putting out the fire and then clearing out parts of the walls and attic to ensure there were no hidden flames. The firefighters brought an aerial tower, two pumpers and a rescue truck with them.  Mikoff estimated damage at $15,000. No citations were issued for burning the papers, which violates the city’s open burning ordinance.  Stephen Mikoff said the barbecue pit was about IO feet from the rear of the predominantly cinder block home. The fire spread to the back porch and pantry, Mikoff said.  “It got into the ceiling and attic above the kitchen.”  The rest of the one-story home suffered smoke damage. There were no injuries, Mikoff said.  Alton firefighters were on  The Telegraph/JOHN BADMAN  house at 2347 Lincoln  Alton firefighters hose down a fire 1 Street in Alton Wednesday afternoon  Area farmers eligible for drought loans  uTknow  ldrought created another hardship for farmers.”  Area/Illinois    A3-  Bulletin Board........*  Business............ B   Classifieds........... B   Comics............. c   Editorial.............^  Horoscope..........^  Nation/world........A  Obituaries...........^  Fox, Gormly, Rolanda, Sneed, Sleeper, Townzen Woods  Scoreboard.......... 1   Stocks..............'  Television........... 1   By KERRY SMITH  Telegraph staff writer  Madison, Jersey and Calhoun County farmers are eligible for emergency loans to help them recover from this year’s drought.  U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, announced Nov. ll that five Illinois counties have been declared natural disaster areas by the federal government.  Adams and Pike counties also were named federal natural disaster areas this week, Shimkus said.  The declarations stem from a summer of drought that began about June  John Shimkus  U.S. representative  By KERRY SMITH  Telegraph staff writer  U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill, joined Senate Minority Leader Tom Das.chle, D-S.D., Wednesday to call for improving the nation’s farm policy so it is driven by opportunities and not by emergencies.  The two senators appeared at a news conference in Washington, D C., to announce they will hold Democratic hearings next year on the need to make long-term changes to help farmers in Illinois and across the nation.  Although Democrats in the current  Dick Durbin  U.S. senator  I and continued through the fall. After surveying the damage and talking with area farmers, Shimkus convinced Congress to proclaim farmers in the disaster areas eligible for emergency loans.  Shimkus said farmers can apply for the emergency loan applications through June I. The loans can be used  H See LOANS, Page A9  ■ See DURBIN, Page A9   

From 1607 To The Present

Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!

Growing Every Second

Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 155+ million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.

Genealogy Made Simple

Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!

Choose the Membership Plan that is right for you!

Unlimited 6 Month

$99.95 (45% Savings!)

Unlimited page views for 6 months Learn More

Unlimited Monthly

$29.95

Unlimited page views for 1 month Learn More

Introductory

$9.95

10 page views for 1 month Learn More

Subscribe or Cancel Anytime by calling 888-845-2887

24 hours a day Monday-Saturday

Take advantage of our Introductory Membership offer and become a member for 1 month only for $9.95!

Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!

Your Membership Includes:
  • 10 page views for 1 month
  • Access to Over 155+ million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a Monthly Membership only for $29.95
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 155+ million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a 6 Month Membership only for $99.95
Best Value! Save -45%
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 155+ million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!

What our Customers Say:

"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.

"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.

"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.

Search Billions of Newspaper Articles 155 Million+ Pages and More Added Weekly!

Uncover 400+ Years
of Newspaper Archives
(1607 to today!)

Browse by Date

Research Newspaper Articles from 19 Countries
& all 50 U.S. States

Browse by Location

Explore 6,200+ Current &
Historical Newspaper Titles
and Counting!

Browse by Publication