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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 8, 1999, Alton, Illinois Accidents kill two in areaSERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 The Telegraph/RUSS SMITH Harry Sullivan of Alton protected his pooch, Mickey, from the falling snow Thursday by zipping him up under his coat. By DENNIS GRUBAUGH and SANFORD J. SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writers EDWARDSVILLE - Two people died Thursday in separate weather-related accidents at opposite ends of Madison County. Monica L. McNear, 35, of Alton, died at 11:39 a m. when she lost control of her car and slid sideways into oncoming traffic on Fosterburg Road. A 23-year-old Alhambra man, Scott H W. Hamdnn, died when he lost control of his pickup truck at 8:20 a m. and slammed head-on into a 28-foot freight truck on Illinois Route 4 at the Madison-St. Clair county line, said Illinois state Trooper Ralph Timmins. Hamann, a maintenance worker at Scott Air Force Base, was pronounced dead by the St. Clair County Coroner’s Office. In the Route 4 crash, Hamann lost control of his 1984 CMC S-15 pickup and crossed the center line into the path of a 1988 Ford driven by Dale A. Schrumpf, 46, of Highland. “The truck pulled to the right, and they met at the edge of the road," Timmins said. Schrumpf, a driver for TG and DS Freight of Pocahontas, was not injured. The crash involving McNear took place one-half mile north of Fosterburg Road’s intersection with Seiler Road. McNear was on her way to work at an optical store in Alton and was southbound on Fosterburg when she lost control of her 1998 Honda CRV. It slid sideways into a vehicle driven by Lisa A. Durzo, 28, of Belleville. Durzo and a passenger, Jennifer I, Holtzclaw, 23, also of Belleville, were taken to Alton Memorial Hospital for treatment. Durzo was expected to undergo wrist surgery Thursday. Holtzclaw was treated and released Vol. 163 No. 358 50 cents Mat action Alton, Triad lose out to Tigers Page B-l f Underway Senate formally begins trial of president Page C-3 lifetime of work Telegraph ad rep retires after 48 years of dedication Page IM Winter just keeps on coming Still more snow, ice expected today By ANDE YAKSTIS    °f •*£ on    ?"d    fron! Telegraph staff writer    Godfrey and Alton to Edwardsville and Glen Carbon to prepare for early-morn-Drivers in rush hour traffic today ing traffic, may face a blast of blowing snow and %“The sleet and snow may come dur-freezing rain along busy streets and ing the busy morning rush hour interstate highways.    (today), and our crews are ready to “We’ve issued a winter weather advi- plow,” said Kent Muskopf, operations sory for sleet changing to snow early engineer of the Illinois Department of on (today) with an accumulation of 2 to Transportation at Collinsville. 3 inches," said Vince Acquaviva of the Nearly 3 inches of snow fell Thursday St. Louis National Weather Service. State highway crews will spread tons    ■    See    WINTER,    Page    A-9 Friday January 8, 1999 Two charged in man’s beating By PAUL BRINKMANN Telegraph staff writer ALTON — Two young men have been charged with beating a 65-year-old Alton man in his house last month with a baseball bat. The victim of the Dec. 20 beating was charged two days later with aggravated criminal sexual assault of a teen-age girl. Joshua Brown, 19, of the 200 block of Seventh Street in Wood River, and James Brandon, 17, of the first block of Alder Court in Wood River, have been charged with home invasion, a class X felony. “They (Brown and Brandon) went there specifically to confront the victim and do bodily harm,” Alton police Lt. James R. Hessel said. The victim, who lives in the ■ See BEATING. Page A-9 Good Morning Area/Illinois .A-3-10 Obituaries .. .. .A-5 Bulletin Board .A-6 Campbell, Coker, Business .... D-1 Drew, Droege, Jones, Classifieds .. . .C-5 Rice, Seidler Comics ..... D-6 Region..... . . C-1 Editorial ---- A-4 Scoreboard . .. .B-2 Horoscope .. ..D-6 Stocks ..... D-2 Nation/world . C-3-5 Television . D-7 www.tttetelegrarrtt.cofn Fast Eddie may buy city land Bon Air owner seeks old site of city scales By PAUL BRINKMANN Telegraph staff writer ALTON — Eddie Sholar is on the move again The owner of Fast Eddie’s Bon Air Tavern, 1530 E. Fourth St., bought the Wedge Tavern, 1510 E. Broadway, last month Next week Sholar plans to buy a tiny strip of property next to the Wedge from the city of Alton. He is also negotiating to buy another building down the street. He said he is not sure what he will do with the property. “We have no plans yet. I may open the Wedge some day but not as it is now,” Sholar said. He said he doesn’t plan to tear down the Wedge and has The Telegraph/RUSS SMITH The city of Alton is selling the lot on Broadway just west of East Fourth Street that was the former location of a city weigh station. po plans to expand the Bon Air. “I need more parking before I can do something like that." The Bon Air is crowded almost every night of the week The night spot has become popular throughout the St. Louis area On weekends, patrons often stand in line outside the door to get in, even during cold weather. Sholar also owns Fast Eddie’s Chicken at Seventh and Central. He bought the Bon Air in 1981 from Lotteo Belaco, whose family owned it for 40 years. Sholar moved his operation from the Wayside Inn on Elm Street after buying the Bon Air. The city property Sholar will buy is a small parcel in the 1500 block of East Broadway where the former city scales were operated. The City Council is scheduled to discuss the sale at its committee meeting Monday at 7 p m. at City Hall. Apply by Phone 1-800-833-9424 Touch Tone 24 Hours (Illinois Sales Tax Included in Loan) “Your Credit is not as Bad as you think" We are the leader in getting you approved! [7314) 895 1600 * 1 (800) 892-8267 I-270 & McDonald Blvd _Hazelwood.    MO    { (314) 921-1600 • 1 (800) 892-8261 1400 N. 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