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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 HE TELEGRAPH Prep girls Jersey cruises past Alton Page Bl TODAY s FOOD GotturkeyP Big bird spreads flavors to savor in lucky encores Page Cl The outlook i KIMH Mostly sunny i New computerbased system can be a big help v and High 50 low 32 Page D8 313 50 cents November Page Dl Bev Farm workers straggle back By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer GODFREY With AFSCMEs fourmonth strike it was supposed to be back to work Tuesday for former strikers at Beverly Farm But instead of the expected 75 workers adminis trators were dismayed to see Only 15 show up first day after end of strike only about 15 former strikers clock in at the home for devel opmentally disabled 6301 Humbert I wish they were in here weve got work to said Steve director of human All we want to do is get them trained and get them started back at their The workers must attend daylong training sessions before returning to their jobs because they were away from Beverly Farm for more than 30 The sessions refresh the workers about job respon sibilities and apprise them of changes made at the home during the which began July 9 and ended when AFSCME union members voted Sunday to approve the unions first contract with Beverly Farm Foundations said supervisors had called some of the work ers representatives from the American Federation of County and Municipal Employees Council 31 were contacting the rest of the employees to pin down when they would return Peggy an AFSCME said there were logistics prob lems for some workers with the short notice between the end of the strike and the plan See Page A9 Twocar crash causes minor injuries Both victims of a twovehi cle collision Tuesday after noon in Hartford were treat ed for minor injuries and Officials with the Hartford Police Department said the crash occurred about Tuesday when Hallett of Webster failed to yield to oncoming traffic when he turned left from Illinois Route 3 onto Hawthorne The car collided with one driven by Melissa of Wood The SMITH Law firms exchange accusations By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE A phone lease lawsuit affecting Illinois residents may turn on a question of whether a whistleblower leaked a law firms internal documents to the opposing Madison County Circuit Judge ONeill heard testi mony in the case Monday and Tuesday and is expected to take the motions under advise The Louis law firm of Bryan which represents is asking ONeill to dis See Page A9 State Police probe East Alton officers Resident alleges use of excessive force By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer EAST ALTON Officials with the Illinois State Police confirmed Tuesday that they are heading an investigation into accusations by an East Alton resident that several vil lage police officers used excessive The investigation reported ly focuses on two incidents that occurred about four weeks State Police Master Robyn Blaha said details of the investigation will not be released until it has been con cluded but confirmed the alle gations concern several members of the East Alton Police Weve been asked by East Alton Police Chief Richard Brown and the Madison County States Attorneys Office and have agreed to take on the Blaha He said State Police officials met Monday with Brown and representa tives of the States Attorneys Office to discuss the handling of the How long this investigation takes will depend on how quickly we can talk to but I dont anticipate it going longer than a Blaha Brown said he would not reveal the names the offi cers because the investigation is based on an unsubstantiat ed At this Im withhold ing the names of those East Alton Police Department members who are being inves tigated in order to maintain and preserve their Brown There has been an unsubstantiated allegation made against some of our offi cers that does not include any As we would with any weve taken the evaluated it carefully and have turned it over to the Illinois State East Alton Mayor Fred Bright said that if the allega tions are found to contain any it would be the responsibility of the villages Fire and Police a group comprised of to decide how to handle discipli nary such as sus pension of the Right these are sim ply the mayor There have been no inci dents in the past involving any of these and were hoping that the Illinois State Police will be able to quickly resolve Good Mornirfd Bulletin Board Business D1 Classifieds C6 Horoscope Obituaries Voss ham and chitlins selling well for holiday By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer ALTON Bud Schwegel will sell more than 500 turkeys this The owner of Schwegels grocery store said if you havent chosen a bird by consider a ham We typically sell about pounds of ham for this Schwegel Thanksgiving in Alton is a major turkey but hams are also really big around Even as late as the day before cooks can go to one of two Schwegels Alton locations one on Alby Street and the other at Washington Avenue and Edwards Street and order a sliced ham to be served for Thursdays Our supertrim hams are selling really Schwegel For about a well cook it and slice it for This may be an ideal solution for those who still need to pull off their Thanksgiving dinner at the last To put the 500 turkeys sold at Schwegels this Thanksgiving week into the grocery stores two locations will probably sell another 40 to 50 turkeys the rest of the We probably ordered some 120 cases of turkeys for Thanksgiving meals this Schwegel But we prepare more and more hams each and also during the Christmas and New Years Schnucks grocery store on Homer Adams Parkway in Godfrey is doing a See Page A9 The Bud owner of Schwegels Grocery on Washington Avenue in stocks turkeys in the meat department freezer Tuesday   

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