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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - October 11, 1999, Alton, Illinois SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836    .. TEI, ECK AP .mr-'. J2 rn The Outlook Mostly sunny and mild High near 71; low near 49 PageD6 Happy toot More from Lincoln-Douglas Days Celebration Page DIVol. 164, No. 268 - 50 cents Rams break 49ers curse in 42-20 win By WARREN MAYES Telegraph sports editor ST. LOUIS - The Wicked Witch of the West melted Sunday afternoon. The nemesis of the St. Louis Rams — the San Francisco 49ers — were disposed of quickly and efficiently on Sunday as the Rams scored a 42-20 victory at the Trans World Dome. The triumph ends a 17-game losing streak to the 49ers that dated back to Nov. 25, 1990 The Rams players gave coach Dick Vermeil a game ball. Vermeil, in turn, gave co-owners Georgia Frontiere and Stan Kroenke game balls. Everyone reveled in the triumph. “Ifs been a long time,” Kroenke said “We haven’t been competitive with them. To go out there and come out with a clear victory is impressive.” While Vermeil credited everyone in the organization but himself for the club’s turnaround, Korenke said he wanted to make amends on that point. “I think he deserves, because he leads the way, all the ■ See RAMS, Page A7 Monday, October 11,1999 Coroner will put election days to rest Dallas Burke, Jack Frandsen declining to run EDITOR'S NOTE This is the first of a two-part series abo.ut candidates running for office in Madison County in the primary election next March. By SANFORD J. SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE - The March 21 primary ballot in Madison County will be without the name of Dallas Burke for the first time in 28 years. Burke, the longtime county coroner, joins her fellow Democrat, County Auditor Jack Frandsen, in declining to run for another term next year. A number of county races already are attracting wide interest. Burke said she wants to spend more time visiting her grandchildren. “It’s been 28 years, and I’ve hardly seen them,” Burke said. Burke is the second of the countywide officers to say she will not run again in March. Frandsen said last week he will not run for re-election as auditor He was appointed to the post last December after the former auditor, Fred Bathon, was elected county treasurer in ■ See CORONER, Page A7 The Telegraph/MARGIE M BARNES Issac Bruce scores his second of four touchdowns Sunday in the Rams’ 42-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers at the Trans World Dome in St. Louis. Circle of Giving Residents reach out with helping hands Page Bl I cond Morning • ll Area & Illinois .. A3,6 Obituaries ........... .A5 Bulletin Board .. . .AQ, B2-3 Childers, Fleming, Hoover, Classifieds..... .......B4 Huebner, Mouser, Seiler, Comics........ .......D2 Street, Szegedy Editorial....... .......A4 Scoreboard.......... .C2 Horoscope..... .......C5 Television............ .D3 Nation & World . .......D6 Weather............. .D6 Wood River will fall into fun with Octoberfest By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer WOOD RIVER Townspeople will celebrate the autumn season with a gala Octoberfest of food, fun and music Saturday on the streets of historic downtown Wood River. Telegraph Towns “It’ll be a big October day of fun, plenty of delicious food, prizes and games for all ages,” said Patti Anderson, chairperson of the Octoberfest sponsored by the Civic Action Body of Wood River. Visitors to the Octoberfest can stroll through downtown Wood River for a festive autumn day of music, a Halloween costume contest, arts and crafts, a barbecue dinner and the annual chicken wing cook-off. The fall festival will beg] at IO a m. and continue unt 7:30 p.m. in the downtow Wood River business district. “You can participate in ti pumpkin-decorating contest win cash prizes,” Anderst said “You pay a few dolla ■ See OCTOBERFEST, Page / Above: Bob Strobel sits on his custom-made 1997 Hardtel motorcycle Sunday as Al Werner, Bob Meyers and Roger Wallace look on at the Gateway Custom Cycle show, part of the Lincoln-Douglas Days Celebration, in Downtown Alton. Right: Mike Porter, of the Alton Relations Commission, clowns around by filling balloons with helium for children at the Lincoln-Douglas Days Celebration. with cycles, cultureLincoln-Douglas Days wind up By JIM KULP For The Telegraph ALTON — Richard Kloss, 77, recalls owning a Model T Ford, the kind displayed in the Vintage Auto Show at the sixth annual Lincoln-Douglas Days Celebration in Downtown Alton Sunday. “We used kerosene because gasoline cost too much,” he said, reminiscing at the show on Market Street where six Model T’s and a Model A Ford were displayed. “Gasoline cost IO cents a gallon and kerosene was 5 cents a gallon. We mixed the gasoline and kerosene. It used to smoke a little.” Also displayed at the show were a 1964 Buick Riviera and a 1956 De Soto. The car show was only a small part of Lincoln Douglas Days, which was spread out along Third Street from Piasa to State over Saturday and Sunday. Nearby, in Riverfront Park, the Seventh Annual Alton Cultural Festival was being held. There, the National Council of Negro Women sold sweet potato pies by the slice or whole. The Federated Unity Club, calling itself “the oldest African American club in Alton,” sold fried pies.    ? The American Indian Science and Engineering Society of Collinsville had a booth at the festival, offering native American jewelry, dolls and necklaces children could make themselves. They also could have their name written in Cherokee. Max Keys, a fullblooded Pawnee Indian, performed a dance in traditional'Indian outfit. On Third Street, Downtown Alton restaurant owners took advantage of the event to set up booths outside and offer their products for sale. Tony’s Restaurant was selling chicken kabobs, steak, sausages and hot dogs. Ralph’s hawked crawfish, jambalayas and Jamaican chicken kabobs. Marie’s Kitchen sold homemade rolls, corn chowder, chili dogs, barbecued beef and other items. Sergio Cegar, owner of the new Sergio’s Acapulco Restaurant and Lounge on Third Street, also set up a booth in front of his establishment. He offered tamales, burritos and other Mexican specialites. In business just seven months, Cegar said he set up the booth to introduce the public to his restaurant. Meridian Coffee House sold coffee, apple cider and muffins. Other food items on sale included hot wings, peach cobbler, nachos, popcorn, jams, jellies, apple butter and a variety of home grown produce, including toma- ■ See CULTURE, Page A7 ;