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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                w more i than i Coupons and special offers I most editions Befeat Greenfield loses to Galena 3214 Page Bl Van Nash took over where dentist father left off Page Dl The 2000 Ford Taurus is a departure from its predecessors Page Cl Mostly sunny and High 62 low 32 Page D10 MOfttiiig Bulletin Classifieds Warren 303 Serving The River Bend Since 1836 November mm f i i ovtra wTit 109 Burning issue Leaf fires in streets ruining new surfaces The SMITH Don Wuellner burns a pile of leaves in the street in front of his house on 16th Street in By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON This autumns dry weather is provid ing residents with more days to burn but many are torching them illegally on city Burning leaves in the streets always has been a hazard to traffic and a threat to nearby Leaves raked into the street also can end up clogging storm But this the fires are ruin ing the new sur faces that workers have installed on blocks and blocks of Alton streets in recent Its a big Weve had more problems this than in the said Bob operations supervi sor for the Public Works This mayoral administration has put down a lot of new and if peo ple burn on they are going to deteriorate prema Jones said a fire takes the oil out of the drying its mayoral administration has put down a lot of new and if people burn on they are going to deteriorate pre operations supervisor for the Public Works Department scon burning on including one on a newly fin ished I saw one on Marqucttc and they had just fin ished Dugan It wouldnt have been so bad if it was in a ditch or some but they had just finished that The man did comply with his Dugan Jones said Public Works Department employees also Bob Jones have warned peo ple not to burn leaves in the but he said more people need to be aware of the It will be one of the first places it will he said of the burned Alton Fire Chief Donald Dugan said he has told people to put out fires that he has harm that the practice With the weather this the leaves are so and it has been easier to burn them than during falls that See Page A11 Jingle Bell Run takes off Teams to raise money for Arthritis Foundation By SANFORD Telegraph staff writer ALTON The 5K won the 5K at Alton Square Saturday The 5K did not win the race of the The 5K team won the costume We really did insist ed one member of the team when a skeptic asked them if they really The 5K stands for 5 kilome the distance of the com petitive race for the annual Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Five kilometers is about The event features a com petitive 5K some non competitive walks and a cos tume The 5K team is made up of women from Louis who participate in competitive races at regular intervals and wanted to do something a lit tle The costumes were styled after the theme of the holiday The Twelve Days of The 5Ks were dressed as a partridge in a pear two turtle three French four call ing birds and five golden Their names are Nancy Kara Debbie Patty Feltes and Kay In addition to the costume they all See Page A11 Nice weather for holiday shopping i i The BADMAN Members of the AltonGodfrey Rotary and Alton Marketplace are silhouetted Saturday morning as they set to the task of erecting the steel framework for the city Christmas tree in LincolnDouglas Christmas tree taking shape along with run on stores By KERRY SMITH and LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writers ALTON Cold weather and holiday decorations may be the best reminders that its time to think about Christmas but shoppers dont seem to need Alton Square marketing coordinator Christine Moses said that even though temper atures havent provided a physical mall crowds have grown steadily in the past week as shoppers begin pur suit of Retailers Christmas gifts expect good Moses year and mall p A6 manager Bob Hardy are hoping for a recordbreaking retail The warm temperatures this year havent really seemed to affect she Nearly the same thing hap pened last year as far as the warm weather No mat ter what the Thanksgiving seems to snap people into Moses Downtown merchants are giving shoppers a physical reminder the holiday shopping season is Workers with the Alton Godfrey Rotary Club took advantage of the warm week end temperatures to put up the large tree in Lincoln Douglas The Rotary Club owns the 40foot artificial tree mem bers erected its steel attached greenery and strung lights Saturday at the See Page A11 Scouts reap piles of food for area needy By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer ALTON The Scouts from Pack 16 said they worked up a big appetite collecting food for the annual Scouting for Food day The group was one of several that brought thousands of cans of food to the Crisis Food It went We collected food from all around Leaders say annual drive went great Photo PageA11 said Tom whose pack is based at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church and also includes young men from Marys Scouts picked up canned goods Saturday after leaving the plastic bags for people to fill last Troop 121 Scout master John Bridgeman said it was an average year in the amount of food picked Wed always like to get One Cub pack picked up more than said who manned the dropoff station at Crisis Food 21 Sixth John a volunteer at the said the food will go It may be gone by We teed 145 Some have as many as 12 Scouting for Food is an annual event across the said Don the Scout executive for the Trails West The event has been carried out for the past 10years or he Council leaders said they are hoping to bring in food items for this years   

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