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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 5, 1990, Alton, Illinois Blues win playoff opener sports cd it celebrating the Art of gardening lifestyles by a a a a a a a a i found off f readers voice opinions editorial a to the Telegraph Alton Illinois april 5,1990 if Index weather mum Manti .b-6 Ann Landers. B-6 Araa la Lino .a-6,7.9,c-6 bulletin Board .a-4 classifieds .c-6 editorial .a-10 dam blasting begins without incident fun Page .b-6 lifestyles Leisure .b-1 Market reports .a-2 nation world .a-3 obituaries .a-11 Davidson Halliburton Hillhouse Mowrey Rock Wieseman Wilson sports. Television .b-6 vol. 166 3 sections no. 69 28 pages tonight a 50 percent Chance for Light Snow before Midnight then Clearing Low in the mid 20s. Friday partly Cloudy unseasonably cold High near 40. Saturday through monday a gradual warming trend with a Chance of rain about monday. High in 40s saturday and Low in 20s. High by monday in 60s and Low in upper 30s to mid 40s. Extended forecast and current statistics Page a-2. Expanded Landfill called Safe by Roger Kramer Telegraph staff writer Roxana contaminants from an expanded Roxana Landfill harm nearby underground water supplies designers of the proposed expansion said at a Public hearing. But opponents expressed scepticism about the claims. Engineer James Mcdonald said during a Public hearing wednesday that a drainage system would catch any waste liquids that flow through the Landfill. Even if liquids did escape they enter the water supplies for Edwardsville Roxana Ana other nearby communities. Hydro geologist Rod Bloese said. A this is an excellent place for a Landfill a a Bloese said. A the Public health safety and welfare will he Bloese said any Runoff would go into the Cahokia drainage Channel that empties into the Mississippi River hut would not harm underground water supplies but Madison county assistant states attorney Lewis Mallott questioned that. Quot Are you sure Cahokia would catch Uri per cent of the contaminants a Mallott asked. Pat bails an a member of save All farmlands and environmental resources which is opposing the expansion said the testimony was tainted because it was coming from experts working for Laidlaw. Mcdonald and Bloese both work for Poth amp Van Dyke the Green Bay wis. Firm that designed the proposed 95-acre expansion of Laidlaw waste systems Roxana Landfill fifty acres of the expansion would be additional land the remaining 45 acres would in on top of the present 63-acre Landfill. The Public hearing before the Roxana Village Board is expected to continue into next week of the Board approves the expansion the Issue goes before the Illinois environmental pro see Landfill Page a-2 Telegraph staff reports Alton a 15-second Power failure Early today sent Alton and Madison county police officers scrambling to answer Calls from about 24 businesses where alarms were automatically activated. Lights went out and clocks stopped at 7 38 a in. For 20,000 Union electric customers in Alton Godfrey and Osterburg Vuk Alton manager Ron Winkler said. A High voltage line feeding a substation that supplies All customers in the Alton area Quot tripped a but officials Are not sure Why Winkler said. A it was one of our High voltage lines that comes across the River a Winkler said. The 130,000-Volt line automatized Power Page a-2 higher rate not due yet Alton a City clerk Bob Pace has a bit of Good news for sewer customers. Done to Send extra Money yet. Pace said his office has been flooded with Calls from residents wondering Why the $9 per Quarter increase has not been tacked on to the Bills they received this month. The hike is coming. It takes effect this month so the first Bills to show the raise will be received in May. Those Bills will show an additional $3 for the first month the increase is in effect. Bills received in june will show a $6 increase and Bills in july should have the full $9 added to the former rate of $15 per surge Blacks out 20,000 here9-year-old boy s advice is a Winner with Hospital staff by Mary Ann Mazenko Telegraph staff writer Alton a Bobby Dannenberg. Who just turned 9. Wants to be a writer when he grows up. Lie s already practising. And he a got a to shirt to prove it. Bobby wrote a Story about his recent stay at Alton memorial Hospital and suggested the Hospital give to shirts to All its Young patients. The Hospital listened and recently Bobby received the first to shirt with his slogan a Walton memorial Hospital is a great place for kids a printed on the front. Bobby a physician or. Michael Taylor an Alton orthopaedic surgeon gave him the shirt tuesday. Looking on were nurses and staff members who helped treat a leg infection that kept Bobby in a Hospital bed for almost two weeks. A thirteen and a half Days Quot Bobby said getting Down to specifics. Bobby said he wrote the Story Quot done to be afraid of hospitals a to help other youngsters. In the tale Complete with computer Art he wrote of his experience and the reasons Why other children worry if they have to stay in a Hospital. The Story is dedicated to All the children in the Hospital and to the people who helped nurse him Back to health. A the came in pretty sick hut he put up with us pretty Well a Taylor said. A we knew when he was Here he was pretty special. He did Well Robert Dannenberg 9, of Godfrey receives an Alton memorial Hospital to shirt from his physician or. Michael Taylor. Through All the the infection was painful and treatment involved unpleasant procedures such As intravenous antibiotics and numerous blood tests Taylor said. A once we cured the infection he went Home and wrote the said Taylor who was impressed by his Young patients literary Endeavor a it does no to sound like a 9-year-old wrote it. He brought it into my office one Day and i made copies of it Quot Taylor said. The tale begins a once upon a time when i was eight years old i had to go to the Hospital. I was very afraid that is Why i Ani telling you my Story so you wont he dam blast barely stirs a Ripple by ande Yakstis Telegraph staff writer Alton a geologist Mark Sievers had a Birds Eye View of the first dynamite blast of old lock and dam 26 wednesday. Sievers stood beside a lock Wall 200 feet from the blast holding a Seismograph to measure the pressure of the explosion. A it was a mild blast. It did no to shake the lock Wall where i stood a Sievers of Vibra tech co. Of St. Louis said. The vibration Reading on the Seismograph scale on the lock Wall was .03, Well below the allowable Reading of i Rodger Bayer vice president of Vibra tech said. Vibra tech measured the ground vibrations and air pressure from the blast for the army corps of engineers. A Seismograph on the Clark Bridge did not Register any vibrations from the explosion Bayer said. The blast demolished the top of con Rete pier no. 6 without any reports of damage to buildings in Alton assistant blasting superin City is closing in on roster of sewer system freeloaders by Patricia Zadeik Telegraph staff writer Alton a a list of customers who May be getting a free ride on the City a sewer system will be finished in about two weeks. City officials Are also examining the fee Breaks granted to 15 commercial and institutional customers. A temporary worker is comparing the City s roster of sewer users against a list of Illinois american water co. Customers to Weed out freeloaders mayor de Voumard or. Said. The study will replace a list of non paying customers compiled in 1988 that apparently vanished. No action was Ever taken on that list. Voumard who took office last year Wasny to Given a copy of the review. The sewer rate hike that took effect april i has had citizens asking about possible freeloaders. Voumard said that after the list is finished a a we re going to a see sewer Page a-2census did t have some folks number Telegraph staff reports you want to stand up and be counted but there a a problem. You Haven to gotten a census form yet. If you have a Post office Box As a mailing address All you have to do is wait. The postal service deliver about 1.5 million of the forms nationwide because the Post office Box numbers were left off the addresses. Local census workers will Start hand delivering wayward forms within two Days said Vicki Klutts office manager for the census Bureau District that includes Madison county. The Job will be completed in a week or so. She said. Census officials said they do not know How Many local residents failed to get forms. A a we re work i no on it. We re right in the thick of see census. Page a-2 expo revived for 5-Day fete in september by Patricia Zadeik Telegraph staff writer Alton a first it was none then it was one and now its two expos for the City. A it will work. We can do it a expo commission chairman Jim Hernandez said. The off again. On again event is on again after expo commissioners voted 12-0 wednesday to hold the City a 16th annual expo sept 12-16 at Gordon Moore Park. A i am thrilled that it is Back in the commissioner Diane Foster said. A i have never at any Point wanted to see the expo the vote came the Day the . Army corps of engineers began blasting the old locks and dam no. 26, which will restrict Access to riverfront Park the traditional expo site. A one Day expo is planned May la in riverfront Park to celebrate the decommissioning of the old dam the expo has drawn As Many As 200,000 visitors during its five Day run. A a it a going to be commissioner Don Hayes said. A but that s something this commission is used Hernandez added. Mayor de Voumard or. Described How Gordon Moore Park could be used. Quot its just a matter of turning some of the lights on the Ball diamonds he said. Preparations. For expo will Star a week ahead of time with workers digging out a giant pit for mud volleyball and laying cables for carnival rides. The mud pits will go in an area that Snow piled with dirt from Park excavations. Food vendors will line the Road. Voumard said. A a we la use the Roadway As much As possible and Grassy areas As Little As possible Quot he said. Voumard said he consulted with Park and recreation department executive director Tom Weathers on the plans. Alderman Rick Watts worked see expo Page a-2 in for the Telegraph Robert k. Graul part of the old locks and dam no. 26 flies skyward wednesday. Pendent Larry Wildenstein said. Sievers and his Seismograph will be Back on the old lock Wall Friday morning when the workers plan to dynamite the top of pier no. 5. A i did no to see any dead fish floating in the Wildenstein said of wednesdays blast. Wildenstein and a Crew from de tech co. Of Tyler Hill pa., blasted the top of the pier to begin a yearlong Job of demolishing the 52-year-old locks and dam. Wildenstein pushed a Detonator at 11 35 a m. And a dynamite blast showered the air with chunks of Concrete. A a Beautiful shot right on target a blasting superintendent Roger Livsey radioed to Wildenstein who stood on top of the dam. De tech is a subcontractor of Luhr Brothers contracting co. Of Columbia contractor for the demolition Job. A fee dam Page a-2

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