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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 2, 1990, Alton, Illinois Sports line Call the Telegraph for Friday prep basketball results 463-8873 he s Back by popular demand Jack Anderson returns to the pages of the Telegraph editorial a-8the Telegraph Roodhouse water Safe again North county Alton just a fingertip apart by ande Yakstis Telegraph staff writer Alton a if you let your fingers do the walking through the new St. Louis suburban North Telephone directory you la find the phone number of Alton City Hall. Alton phone numbers Are listed in a new 495-Page Telephone directory with Florissant Ferguson Riverview a Bee Alton Page a-2. Alton Illinois March 2, 1990 playing it county Calls on the 911 system lifestyles by by Dennis Mcmurray Telegraph staff writer Springfield for the first time in six weeks Roodhouse residents can go to their faucets draw a Glass of water and drink it without risking their health. Test results thursday indicated the amount of diesel fuel in the water was below safety guidelines an Illinois environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman said. In addition Wiepa officials have determined that Roodhouse will probably qualify for up to $1 million from a special state fund for a permanent cleanup of the water system. Water was declared unfit for human consumption Jan. 19 when diesel fuel was found in the City a Supply. It is believed to have leaked from an underground fuel tank. The City is spending up to $106,000 to have the problem assessed. Roodhouse water customers in Alsey Glasgow and Manchester still Are advised not to drink or Cook with the water Joan Muraro the Wiepa spokeswoman said. Officials Hope that Flushing water lines will allow those customers to begin using their water soon. Roodhouse mayor Jim Crabtree said the decreased diesel contamination was Good news but temporary storage tanks for water brought in from a neighbouring Community would be kept filled As a precaution. Some residents May be reluctant to use the Roodhouse water Crabtree said the level of contamination could Rise above accepted Levels again he said. The Wiepa planned to continue daily sampling and testing of the Roodhouse water Muraro said. A by water p>9� a 2 Golf course protest hits Snag i mail option offered Hie president fails to show by Roger Kramer Telegraph staff writer Edwardsville about 30 Golf course opponents hit into a Sand trap thursday when site president Earl Lazerson failed to show up for a sit in at his office. The opponents sat in Lazer songs office waiting room for nearly an hour and left peacefully after learning he would be out much of the afternoon. Later thursday Lazerson dismissed the sit in saying he a sees students All the a the perception i got was there was very Little interest. I think most students have a Clear picture of what a going on a Lazerson said. The sit in was part of an ant Golf course rally sponsored by the student environmental action coalition. Lazerson has recommended to the University a planning and budget Council that an 150 to 180-acre Golf course be privately developed on the former Mississippi River festival site. He eliminated a wooded area crisscrossed with nature trails As a potential site after complaints by students and faculty members. Opponents say the new proposal will damage the environment violate Public Trust in the University and misuse Public land. Molly Kramer a coalition co organizer said during the rally Lazerson did no to care about the opponents position. A is Earl Lazerson really concerned when he wont meet with us a Kramer said. Kramer charged the Golf course is primarily being built for business interests in particular for potential clients of Siuess University Park research and training Center. A it Cost $36 to play most championship 18-Hole Golf courses. How much Are they going to Knock off for students to play a Kramer said. The Telegraph David Terry Molly Kramer a senior at site addresses the rally thursday while Erwin Wein 71, of Glen Carbon holding his poster on a Golf club joins a sit in at the site president s office. Most students faculty and staff walked past the demonstrators on the Morris quadrangle in the Center of the main Campus. To close the rally the demonstrators made up of students and area Farmers chanted a fight every site As they walked into Lazerson a office. Hours earlier the site student Senate released a Survey indicating 54 percent of site students favor building an 18-Hole Golf course on Campus. About 40 percent of the 647 students polled said they oppose a Golf course while 6 percent did no to answer the question. Bryan Young the student senator who supervised the Survey said Many students have misconceptions about the Golf course. A even though the Survey said the Golf course would be funded privately some people still believe University Money would be used for it a Young said. The Survey was taken feb. 13 and feb. 20. More than 1,000 surveys were Given to students during 10 30 . Classes. To City sticker buyers by Sanford j. Schmidt assistant City editor Alton a Drivers eager to avoid Long lines in City Hall will get their first Chance to buy their $5 City stickers by mail this year. A the complaint we be gotten in the past is that people have to drive around City Hall looking for a parking space then go stand in line a City treasurer Dan Beiser said. The new system will make it easier for people who just Cau l Moll to buy Ute Lequieu sticker or at least eliminate the wait in line for those who Are merely resigned to do so Beiser said. After finding a parking spot and standing in line Many Drivers discover they need some information like a vehicle identification number. That they do not have he said. That further aggravates people when they have to go get the numbers. Beiser said. Many residents customarily wait until the last Day before buying their stickers. This years deadline for sticker purchases is May 15. This year the treasurers office has bought a list of All registered vehicle owners in the City from the Illinois Secretary of states office. They will All get notices and sticker applications in the mail sometime after March in Keiser said. The notices will remind people the stickers Are due As Well As offer an easier Way to buy them Beiser said. People who like going to City Hall still can but they can have the application Comsat stickers Page a-2 $500 Reward offered in window shootings by Mike Maher Telegraph staff writer Alton a the recent rash of drive by shootings of windows in businesses and City cars has pushed the owners and police to action. A $500 Reward awaits anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. Windows have been shot out of eight businesses along Homer Adams Parkway and six vehicles used by City officials. A someone has to have information. Probably a citizen who saw it and did t think anything about it. Or a Friend of the person Alton police chief Dennis Downey said. The windows in some businesses have been shattered More than once. The vehicles include cars used by the mayor fire chief and four detectives. Hom Huj a window was also shot out of a front door at City Hall. In All cases Downey said either a by or Pellet gun was used. A a it san aggravation Quot Mark Landon president of the Homer Adams Parkway association said. The association with 40 Active business members is offering the Reward the broken windows have Cost the business owners a lot of Money Landon said. Downey said All of the windows have been broken after business hours. No one has been injured according to Downey estimated value of the windows Range from $200 to $1,000 to replace each one. Anyone with information should Call the detective division of the police department Downey said. A names will be kept confidential a he said Index weather amusements .b-2 Ann Landers .b-2 area/Illinois.a-5,7,10 bulletin Board .a-4 classifieds .c-4 editorial. A-8 decisions on floating Casino must a made openly fun Page .b-4 lifestyles family .b-1 Market reports .a-2 nation world .a-3 obituaries .a-9 Conrad Franke Meno Rantanen Snyder Wiles Wydra religion .b-3 sports .c-1 television .b-2 vol. 165 3 sections no. 40 24 pages tonight Clear with the Low in the upper 20s. Saturday sunny with the High in the mid to upper 40s. Sunday through tuesday a Chance of rain tuesday. High sunday from the 40s to Low 50s and lows from the 20s to Low 30s. High by tuesday from the 50s to Low 60s and lows from the mid-30s to the Low 40s. Extended forecast and current statistics. Page a-2. Latin cocaine Kings put on defensive by Roger Kramer Telegraph staff writer Edwardsville a government officials have made strides in the War on cocaine in the last six months but the War is far from Over. Guy Gugliotta the Miami heralds South american correspondent and co author of the i xxi Kings of cocaine said United states Aid is needed for governments of drug producing nations to continue the War. Gugliotta spoke thursday during Siuess three Day conference on United states and latin american relations. The workshop continues through saturday at the site University Center. Site audience told Long Range drug Victory depends on . Aid to persuade Farmers to Stop growing lucrative coca Gugliotta credited the Progress to a seven month crackdown by the colombian government on drug cartels and the willingness of american officials to Aid the Effort. So far 14 alleged drug traffickers have been arrested and deported to the United states for trial. A the trafficking is certainly suppressed but it has not been repressed and it has not been destroyed a Gugliotta said. Many drug traffickers have gone into hiding because of the arrests and Gugliotta said cocaine processors have not purchased the coca plants from Farmers in Peru and Bolivia. However Gugliotta said the crackdown has caused economic problems for Farmers because they rely on income generated by coca plants. About 600,000 peruvians and 300,000 bolivians depend on the harvesting of coca plants for income he said. A if you re a Farmer you re not going to get Rich you re going to do of by peruvian or bolivian standards but you re not going to make a Fortune a Gugliotta said. The United states May have to provide More Aid to help the Farmers if the crackdown continues. The Reagan administration opposed providing Aid to help the Farmers who Stop growing coca Gugliotta said. A during the Reagan administration there was no War on drugs. There was a lot of rhetoric but there Wasny to any economic Aid to help them find alternative crops a Gugliotta said. Gugliotta said he Isnit optic be cocaine Page a-2 r a

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