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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 6C wrestling tourney TOIIAY S FOOD Edwardsville i 2000 party Tigers finish j Y2K crew controls chips 4til j in the bowl and on com Pagecijputers 348 50 cents Tlie outlook Mostly sunny and seasonable High 45 Low 36 Page D8 Car dealorsftji Customers can shop in cyberspace Page Dl December Hospitals prepared for new year By ANGELA MUELLER telegraph staff writer Y2K committee at Alton Memorial Hospital will toast in the New Year with nonalcoholic bever ages in the hospital cafeteria after that all systems are still go for the year Y2K committee will be on hand to make sure all systems are go forY2K See Page A7 Members of the committee will be on duty at the hospital during the late night of New Years Eve and early morning of New Years Day to make sure the months of preparing for Y2K were The led by Y2K coordi nator and chief nurse executive assis tant administrator Beverley began planning for the new millenni um in Each department in the hospital was required to submit a Y2K plan outlining any potential problems to the The hospitals computers were replaced earlier this and any other equipment that was not Y2K compliant also was All hos pital files have been backed up on and the hospitals emergency See Page A7 Two car acdderit results in minor physical injuries Citations will be officer says Steve of MEDCO Ambulance Service carries Madalyn of Sfen car tnat was in a two031 accident at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Sixth Street in Wood River By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer WOOD RIVER The intersection of Madison Avenue and Sixth Street was the site of a twocar accident Tuesday morning that left two adults with minor injuries but spared three j Officer Rick White of the Wood River Police Department said at a car driven by Wood River resident Lois turned north from Madison Avenue onto Sixth Street on a green light and failed to yield to Injured were Troy resi dents David and Abby whose vehicle struck Kastens as she turned in front of them as they pro ceeded west on Madison White said The Williams were treated and released Tuesday after noon from Wood River Township a hospital spokeswoman There will be citations issued in this White Kasten will be cited for failure to and the Williams will be cited for lack of insurance on their All three children who were riding in Williams car their 4yearold David Williams and 2yearold Madalyn Williams along with 9yearold James Keiffer were White Wood River Fire Department assisted Wood River Police in the A MedCo ambulance and an Alton Memorial Hospital ambulance also White Kasten was taken to Saint Anthonys Medical treated and The were driving a Nissan Sentra and was driving a Chrysler White Hob beating results H convictions BySANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer CEDWARDSVILLE An murder case involving the death of a white rruuv from Wood River on an at the hands of an alleged mob black continued tonmake head lifiesm spite efforts by the MabUson County States Attorneys Office to keep the raceissue out of the cases sur rounding the beating death of of Wood civil rights leaders clairiied defendants Taiwan and Glenn Taylor failed to receive fair treat ment because of their Its been one of the most contentious matters weve had See Page A7 Good Morning V JV i i j M fD0 cope Stocks Television Bridge is areas attention span By KATHLEEN HILL Assistant city editor ALTON The new Clark Bridge brought the area national attention when in opened in January The b r i d g e across the Mississippi River replaced a structure opened in 1928 and demolished in See Page A7 ore Todd Lyght talks football with the children of the Catholic Childrens Home Tuesday Player Lyghts up youths night Rams cornerback provides positive influence for children By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer ALTON AllPro corner back Todd Lyght of the Louis Rams brought a little bit of the teams magical season to Alton when he visited youngsters at the Catholic Childrens Home on Tuesday A hush fell over nearly 25 residents when Lyght stepped into the Ryan the homes emergency shortterm placement quarters for youths rescued from environments of abuse and The 30yearold native of and record setting Rams defender said paying a visit to these young ranging in age from 11 to is time well I think its very important for kids to have role Lyght Me I was lucky enough to have my father as a role It can be tough for kids in broken homes and staterun homes who dont have the benefit of their parents love and guid Kids can relate to people whove had some type of suc and Im just glad I can come here and be a positive Childrens Home develop ment coordinator Devona Yates said Lyghts magical visit resulted from a longtime friendship between home I See Page A7   

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