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Jacksonville Journal Courier (Newspaper) - March 26, 1999, Jacksonville, Illinois A courier in flit ii or ii Iii a re Kwh Iro Torrise de9� jl9ww Amtrak disaster truck Driver gets License Back by Dennis Conrad associated press writer Springfield a the truck Driver involved in last weeks deadly Amtrak Accident will be getting his License Back. A there is no basis in state Law which allows me to hold the License a Secretary of state Jesse White said today in a statement. Whites announcement came As Jim Hall chairman of the National transportation safety Board told a Senate subcommittee in Washington that its a a surprising that Illinois had allowed the Driver to keep his License after several earlier traffic violations. The Senate surface transportation subcommittee on Railroad Grade crossing safety was meeting today to discuss the Amtrak crash that killed 11 people and injured More than too. The Secretary of states office suspended John r. Stokes License Jan. 25 for 60 Days after learning he had received three speeding tickets within a year while driving a commercial vehicle in Indiana. But after a driving course he obtained a probationary permit to cover the suspension period which ended today. Whites lawyers earlier this week tried to determine if there was a Way to revoke the 58-year-old Manteno Many a License even though he has not been charged in the train Accident. Stokes has a Long history of traffic citations in the 31 years he has had an Illinois Drivers License including 13 driving related convictions and involve site frankly if the i Choice were a a mine i would not return the cd until local authorities have completed their report. On the Amtrak a Secretary of state Jesse White ment in nine accidents before the train collision state records show. Those records do not include a pair of speeding tickets received in Illinois for which Stokes received court supervision. State Law does not require such records to be forwarded to the Secretary of state office. A i have very serious problems with much of his driving record. I am troubled that court supervisions have not been reported to my office a said White who plans to form a task Force to study How Illinois can improve standards for commercial licenses. A quite frankly if the Choice were mine i would not return the cd until local authorities have completed their report. On the Amtrak earlier this week Stokes attorney Leonard sacks criticized Whites office for trying to find a Way to revoke Stokes License before the investigation into the train Accident has concluded. That life look Sharp firm dresses up not Down. At weeks end by Deepti Hajela Asse n i vied press writer a Edison . A Man in a Tuxedo looks Over some papers. A woman in an evening gown sits in a chair nearby talking on the phone. A wedding reception perhaps or some Soiree no its just Friday at the Poliak Agency a marketing and Public relations firm where dressing up a not Down a has become a fashion statement that a also Good for business. They Call it formal fridays. A we get the strangest looks when we go into the Deli for lunch Quot said Art director Charlene Deprizio Clad in a Black velvet floor length gown with rhinestones along the bodice. Formal fridays started about a year ago the brainchild of Alison Poliak director of Media. Tired of having to dress in business Wear for client presentations while others wore jeans she suggested that Allio employees at the firm try dressing to the Hilt one Friday. A i thought she was crazy but everyone on staff liked the idea a said a Tuxedo Clad Alan Poliak chairman of the company and is. Poliakas father. That one Friday led to another and another. Some clients have joined in and the company even landed an account a promoting Pate a from someone who read about formal fridays. A the just called up and said anyone who wears gowns and tuxedos knows Pate a a is. Poliak said. Michael Vastola president of exclusive toy products in Metuchen nj., is another Poliak fridays see Page 5 a a its a swing thing above Melanie Reininger a Sophomore and senior tar of deader dance the swing in memorial gym at Illinois College thursday afternoon during their fundamentals of dance class taught by Judy Norris. Left Judy Norris shows dance couple Carlton Washburn and Sarah Wright both juniors at Illinois College How to do the swing during her fundamentals of dance class at memorial gym at . The class includes learning jazz line Folk aerobic rhythm and other forms of dance. Nato attacks continue no sign that Milosevic has changed his mind by Robert h. Reid associated press writer Belgrade Yugoslavia a nato pounded Yugoslavia for a second night thursday following through on a pledge to systematically destroy president Slobodan Milosevic a military forces unless he accepts peace in Kosovo. Bombs rained Down on Kosovo a capital of Pristina shortly after dark. The sky lit up with Bright flashes when three heavy blasts were heard from the direction of an army base next to the Airport. Explosions were also Heartl North of Belgrade in Northern Kosovo and in Serbia and Montenegro the two republics that make up Yugoslavia. A a we re going to systematically and progressively attack disrupt degrade devastate and ultimately a unless president Milosevic complies with the demands of the International Community a we re going to destroy these forces and their facilities and support a said . Gen. Wesley Clark supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe. But there was no hint the assault was causing Milosevic to rethink his refusal to end his offensive against ethnic albanian separatists in Kosovo or accept a plan calling for 28, xxx nato troops to enforce the peace. His aides scorned the airstrikes As a a crime against the people of Yugoslavia his troops Rex it redly kept burning villages and kidnapping people in Kosovo and Serbia ordered All foreign reporters to leave. Most journalists heeded the warning. Yugoslavia also announced it was cutting diplomatic ties with United states Britain France and Germany for participating in the airstrikes serbian to reported. But Britain and the United states said they had received no formal notice of ties being broken. France would nether confirm nor deny the report and Germany had no immediate comment. Kosovo see Page to a a president Milosevic complies with the demands of the International Community a we re going to destroy these forces and their facilities and . Gen. Wesley Clark Well known ice Cream Man Edwin Spatz Dies by Ted Roth Joi rough nil k the Man who made the Best ice Cream anytime anyplace died wednesday. Edwin Spatz whom everyone knew was a spa tie a owned and operated Spatz ice Cream on East state Street and Greenwood Avenue. A the Frostie was a big Deal then. That was fantastic a said ice Cream aficionado Hobie Hinderliter. A since i kind of like ice Cream i probably frequented that place More than i should have. Probably two or three times a or. Hinderliter was one of any number of Jacksonville customers of Spatzier Sas it was called who remembered or. Spatz a concoctions As the Best ice Cream they had Ever eaten anywhere. A the was a very very hardworking Man. And he had a Good product a said Jack Barwick owner of a place in time photo store downtown. A anyone Between the Ages of 30 and 65 stopped there a lot or. Spatz arrived in Jacksonville in 1936 with As the family Story goes $90 in his pocket. He originally called the store Spatz homemade ice Cream but the state made him drop a a homemade because he made the ice Cream in the basement of his store not at his Home. One reason his ice Cream was so Good is that he searched for the Best ingredients. He drove to mount Sterling for what he thought was the Best milk and Cream carting Back on a trailer behind his car As Many As 2010-gallon cans. And he never stopped trying to Spatzier see Page 5 a a Ripken or. Dead Cal Ripken or whose contributions to the Baltimore orioles extend Well beyond fathering and tutoring one of the Best players in the history of the franchise died thursday of lung cancer. He was 63.jzj/j f i or / a Region nit picking resolved Page 3 / opinion from our readers Page s lll3 Eft currents the gospel truth Page ii / sports Lascar Page is volume 170, no. Of sunny 20 pages a a British Royal air Force harrier fighter plane taxis to the runway to take off from the Gioia Del code Italy air base thursday night. Nato launched an Aerial bombardment on Yugoslavia for a second night thursday following through on a pledge by its commanders to destroy the nation s military forces

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