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Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1999, Alton, Illinois SERVING THE RIVERBEND SINCE 1836 Score Tigers skate to 11 tie Page C3 Mostly sunny and cool High 59 Low 39 Page C Putting faith into action Page Bl Back on track Louis Rams enjoy sweet homecoming with 3510 win over the Carolina Panthers The BARNES Robert of the Louis Rams pushes away Miko Barrow of the Carolina Panthers for extra yardage Sunday at the Trans World Dome in a University of Illinois helped the Rams to a 3510 By WARREN MAYES Telegraph sports editor LOUIS The Rams returned home and found their winning formula Sunday after Louis scored a convinc ing 3510 victory over the Carolina Panthers before a loud crowd of at the Trans World Quarterback Kurt Warner tossed two touchdown passes and Marshall Faulk ran in another for the who improved to 72 on the The triumph snapped a two game losing streak on the road to Tennessee and Louis lost by three to Tennessee and by four to This was a crucial free safety Keith Lyle It was a division Rams coowner Stan Kroerike Im excited for our play coaches and fans and the whole city of Kroenke Both of those losses were games we could have won and maybe should have You always wonder W re were pretty close the past two but we did nt lose any faith and today it hap pened that we were at and we had to protect our home field We did Orlando Pace Rams offensive tackle if something like gets how everyone Our team came out and was very We needed to respond and we This was a big Coach Dick Vermeil said the team knew it was a big game because the Rams were coming off two losses and fac ing an NFC West Division I would like to say it is a divisional win and we got out of our twogame losing Vermeil We did a lot of things real well some things not well enough but it is a The Panthers had the ball almost 10 minutes more than the Rams and outgained Louis Carolina quieted the crowd early taking the opening kick off and marched 70 yards in nine plays for a quick 70 But the Rams Louis scored in just four plays to knot the The Rams covered 80 yards in the drive that ended with a 22 yard touchdown loss to Isaac We had to answer their drive because they had a pret ty long one and we wanted to get out on the home field and get warmed up and put one in the Bruce Late in the corner back Todd Lyght picked off a pass and took it to the house See Page A7 Child support payment problem has been solved By DEBORAH BATES Telegraph Staff writer EDWARDSVILLE The crisis caused by a central disbursement unit for child support checks has been eliminated by a testing officials After the federal mandate was ini thousands of custodial parents across the state stopped receiving child support The Illinois Department of Public which runs the State Disbursement continues to say the problem has been caused by employers not send ing the necessary Before the entire state switched to Officials say tests helped find the source of the situation the new disbursement the Department of Public Aid ran tests in DuPage and Cook Those counties represent between 55 and 60 percent of child support cases in the Joel project director for the State Disbursement said because tests were run in DuPage and Cook there are fewer problems in those counties than in the rest of the He said he does nt believe the system will ever be without I dont think its ever going to be Kagann Each time a custodial parent they will have to contact their local circuit who will in turn have to contact the disbursement If the clerk is delayed in sending the new information to the or if the unit is delayed in entering the information then someone will be late in getting their child support New having done this for six is still having he Joe said that perhaps the northern areas should have switched to the new sys tem before the rest of the counties Lyons is chairman of the House Child Support Enforcement Maybe we should have let north east Illinois get online first and do a sharing program and do a fallback system until we knew they had some level of comfort and Theres no denying problems could have been All of us legislators should have been a little more aware of the national issue Nobodys defying total respon Nobody wants to accept total responsibility for the Lyons Kagann said that most of the prob lems are in the southern part of the A lot are from the southern part of the Why Its because the counties down there are They probably know everybody in the Kagann Because the clerks were familiar with the they were able to correct the data themselves instead of making the employers fix the incorrect he See Page A7 Area churches embark on historic mission By JIM KULP For The Telegraph GODFREY Catholics and Lutherans joined hands Sunday afternoon in what is being called a rather his toric mission to cooperate on a local The occasion was the sign ing of a statement on justifica tion by an issue that has divided the two since the Reformation 482 years Seven churches were involved in the ceremony Resurrection and Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Peter Marys Catholic and the Oblate Fathers in The liturgy for the signing ceremony began and ended with the singing of the rousing hymns Holy God We Praise Thy Name and A Mighty Fortress is our Pastors and a lay representative from each church signed the state That action follows a See Page A7 Grafton prepares to glow with Christmas spirit Holiday events center around family Bulletin Classifieds Horoscope Tiona Television Weather By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer GRAFTON The historic river town of Grafton will glow with the lights of a festival of music and a house tour through 100yearold homes during the holiday sea Our town will come alive with the spirit of Christmas with a big public yuletide cele bration for the whole family during the Christmas Grafton Mayor Bobbie Amburg The Grafton Family B 3 IffSfi Christmas Celebration will begin at 6 on 27 when the 35voice Grafton Community Choir presents the public Christmas 0 Holy with a live drama of a biblical nativity The com munity choir II will stand in a 20foot tall Christmas tree built in Grove Park by woodworker Richard Mosby and Jerry said Betty chairwoman of the can The under direc Page A7 House Chocolate Walk part of yuletide festivities By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer GRAFTON The historic town of Grafton will be trans formed into a holiday spirit Sunday 5 for the big Grafton House Tour and first annual Chocolate The house tour and Chocolate Walk will show visi tors a unique glimpse into the history and hospitality of the town of Graflon at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi said Mary Ann chairperson of the public Some of the homes on the See Page A7 The SMITH Donna owner of The Treasure Cove in dis plays her beautiful Christmas ornaments and unique gifts for the holiday
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