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Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1999, Alton, Illinois SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 siu Saint Louis U beats Missouri Page Cl 332 50 cents Morning showers then clearing High 46 Low 37 Page C8 December Community Christmas anifing Items still needed for holi day campaign Page Bl Rams trounce Saints again Team makes NFL history after win NEW ORLEANS AP The Rams have clinched a division title and the first post season game in Louis in the 33 years the city has had an NFL What more can they do Turns quite a Its been a fun Rams running back Marshall Faulk said after Louis beat the New Orleans Saints 3014 becoming the first team in NFL history to go undefeated in their division a year after going winless in division For the second straight Louis also had a 300 yard passer in Kurt a 100yard rusher in Faulk and two 100yard Faulk scored two touchdowns and rushed for 154 We have some players playing good and there we go from 08 to 80 and still have a shot at homefield advantage all the way through the Thats what were looking Louis coach Dick Vermeil More Rams C1 The Rams who already have won the NFC have a twogame lead for clinching the best record in the They have three games to Warner completed 21 of 31 passes for 346 yards and two Isaac Bruce reached yards receiving with four receptions for 102 and Torry Holt caught six passes for 113 We were not trying to run up the Warner We were just trying to run the ball up the gut and they happened not to be able to stop Were not going to take a knee with five minutes For the Saints it was another bitter playing before a scanty crowd in the cavernous By the end of the only a scat tering of jeering fans drowned out by a See Page A7 Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk 28 carries the ball downfield as he is pursued by New liner backer Chris Bordano during first half NFL action in the Louisiana Superdome on Faulk gained 8 yards on the Child neglect rates down Numbers still too official says By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer Reported incidents of child abuse and neglect and infant deaths in Madison County have declined in recent according to the Illinois Kids Count report recently released by Voices for Illinois Voices for Illinois a nonprofit childrens advoca cy prepares a report each year compiling statistics concerning children from the Department of Family and Children Services and other state According to this years cases of child abuse and neglect were report ed in Madison County in 36 fewer than reported in Calhoun and Macoupin counties also saw a decrease in reported child abuse and neglect The rate of indicated reports of child abuse and neglect across Illinois decreased percent from 1997 to incidents of abuse and neglect were reported in The 1998 report represents the third year in which statewide reports of child abuse and neglect have Results of Annual Kids Count Report Infant chgin Child abiise Child abuse deaths infant deatlis neglect 19931997 since 198892 cases 1998 cases Madison Greene Jersey Calhoun Macoupin Headlights to shine for dangerous problem By DAVE WHALEY Telegraph staff writer Car headlights might shine the spotlight on one of the most dangerous aspects of the nations highways on 17 is Lights On For Life day and all drivers are being encouraged to drive with their lights on all The purpose is to encourage every one to take a stand against impaired Lights For Life has been done one day in December for the 10 The event is part of National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention The theme for 3D month I See Page A7 SOURCE tor Illinois Children were insufficient to calculate a rate decreased in Alan Simpson of Voices for Illinois Thats obviously a good See Page A7 Y2K fears giving retailers brisk business Gas water coolers among items being sold By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer As 1999 ends and Y2K looms around the those wanting to be prepared for any possible crises are giving area retailers brisk At new Alton store manager Lisman Dolphy said if its powered by gasoline or its a hot item amongst Y2K readiness Anything that generates or sustains power is selling extremely well at this said He began yesterday to label selected emergencyrelated product displays across the store with the Y2K Well be posting a countdown to January 1st in the he just to remind people how many days they have left if theyre feeling like they need to purchase Church keeps the faith ByANDEYAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer SCOTTVILLE Pastor Charles Richison preaches the gospel message from the pulpit of the Scottville Christian Church where the first pas tor George Owen proclaimed the message of salvation in Telegraph Towns The message of faith been going forth from Christian Church in Scottville for 150 said pastor of the church for 37 Members and guests crowded the historic church last month to cele I See Page A7 The BADMAN Lowes Home Improvement Warehouse employee Laurin Davis straightens up flashlights which are among the items being stocked up on as people prepare for possible problems that may be caused by the Y2K computer CONDUCTION I See Page A7 Vf Mornirto Bulletin C5 A5 Wiegand i
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