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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - December 3, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Prep hockey Marquette over Page Bl 322 50 cents December Fire destroys Livingston house Homeowner safe By DEBORAH BATES Telegraph staff writer LIVINGSTON A fire Thursday morning neat Livingston left a house a total the lawn a soggy mess and the owner virtually Assistant Chief Bob Chulka of the Livingston Fire Department said the call came in about Six hours the five fire departments that responded left the remnants of the charred house to stand alone next to the soggy from the firefighters whose department was the first to arrive on the said the house at 8609 West Frontage Road was fully involved in flames when his crew got The Sam was inside when the fire He was taken by ambu lance to Staunton where he was treated and McKenzies was not home at the time of the Chulka declared the house a total He said the cause is undetermined and not The house is in the Olive Fire Protection which responded to the call along with fire from New Staunton and A curtain of smoke envelops firefighters Thursday as they battle awindswept fire at 8609 Frontage Road the house and sent the homeowner to the At a one of several from the five departments at the moves in on a wall of flames at the side of the Woman has reasons to lead fight against drunken drivers nephew killed in accidents MADD plans i By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer BETHALTO Bethalto resident Vickey Cannedy knows better than anyone the permanent devastation drink ingand driving Cannedy and her lost one of their three their 18yearold Teresa in an accident caused by a drunken driver the night before Thanksgiving in In Cannedy lost her father when his car was hit by a drunken truck And in Cannedys nephew Bobby was killed by a driver under the influence of Just past the second anniversary of her daughters death and four months after her son Jasons daughter was born and named after Walk for candlelight vigil this Cannedy is trying to move As coordinator of two Madison County Mothers Against Drunk Drivers events this Cannedys energies these days are funneled into awareness campaigns on the perils drinking and At 6 the countys MADD chapter is hosting a Walk for Life through Roselawn followed by a special tribute to living and deceased victims of drunken See Page A11 The BADMAN Vickey Cannedy of Bethalto holds a picture of her 18 yearold Teresa who was killed by a drunken driver two years DUI crashes rise around holidays Former Pride leader returns to aid Marketplace Woman will be program manager By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON A familiar area booster will take the helm of Alton Marketplace Association next Dorothy former execu director of Pride in will be returning to Alton to become pro gram manager of the nonprofit organization that promotes businesses and beautification projects in Downtown Dorothy faced the same problems with Pride that we face and she has ideas for solving said Peter chairman of Hutchinson Gross Zimmer said the position is half fund raising and half project Pride is a regional beautification orga nization with offices at Lewis and Clark Community Zimmer said there were seven applicants four of them strong candidates for the position left empty when former program manager Lisa Reime returned to work for the city of Carbondale in He said Hutchinson was the top candi date for the She plans to begin her new job either 3 or she Im real excited about coming she I worked on the Marketplace design committee when I was with and I really enjoyed learning about the Marketplace mission and eco nomic improvements in the Downtown Downtown See Page A11 LOST DUEjfO DRUNK DRIVERS Illinois deaths down from last year Number of deaths in the caused by traffic crashes How many of these deaths were alcoholrelated Month with the most alcohol related traffic deaths Decembei Illinois legal limit of alcohol in the blood system Missouris legal limit of blood alcohol content Number of deaths in Missouri during 1998 due to Dills 270 Number of deaths in Illinois during 1998 due to driving under the influence 588 SOURCES Mothers Against Drunk Drivers Madison MADD By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer Its a fact the advent of the holidays brings the onset of an increasing number of Statistics from the national organization of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers reveal that out of 192 traffic fatalities last New Years Eve and New Years 129 of the deaths 67 percent were alcohol Last Thanksgiving and the night the national statistics tell a simi lar tale Out of 570 road fatali 231 of them 40 percent occurred as a result of drunk Illinois State Police report that DUIrelated fatalities in 1999 are slightly lower than they were last Chuck Brueggemann said that as of See Page A11 Good Morning Classifieds Horoscope Gullettj v Stafford Stocks Television I I M   

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