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2008-06-20 18:00:07

By Pete Hayes, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Jun. 20--GODFREY -- The Summers-Port Sharks keep on gowing. In Thursday's 560-112 season-opening win over Gaslight/Splash CIty of Collinsville, their largest squad ever made meet management a challenge for Summers-Port officials and coaches. But Sharks coach Nancy Miller said there will always be room. "We keep getting more each day at practice," Miller said at Thursday's meet. "But they're welcome -- we have room. I couldn't imagine telling a...

2008-06-20 12:00:19

By Jill Moon, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Jun. 20--GRAFTON -- Ameren gas journeymen double-checked gas meters by boat Thursday to ensure flood victims' safety. Journeymen began removing natural gas meters in Grafton on June 13, pulling 31 meters from Grafton, Chautauqua and Elsah. When meter vents, or regulators, are covered with water, the water prevents venting into the air. "If covered, the pressure goes higher in the house and causes safety problems," said Jeff Bland, supervisor of...

2008-06-19 12:00:59

By Linda S. Morris, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jun. 19--A proposed power plant in Barnesville is planning to use wood that would normally rot in the forest or in landfills to create enough electricity to power about 40,000 homes. Charlotte, N.C.-based Rollcast Energy Inc. plans to invest $160 million and create 22 jobs with an annual payroll of $1.2 million-$1.5 million when it builds a biomass plant to produce electricity. The plant will cover 2 to 3 acres on the Martin Luther King Jr....

2008-06-18 12:00:05

By Ashley Smith, The Telegraph, Nashua, N.H. Jun. 17--Several local restaurants are back to serving tomatoes after their suppliers were cleared as sources of the recent salmonella outbreak, but grocery stores have been slower to restock the shelves. While the origin of the tainted tomatoes remains a mystery, New Hampshire health officials are still cautioning against eating certain raw varieties unless you can pinpoint the fruit's exact origin. "Businesses have done a very good...

2008-06-17 09:01:02

By Laura Griffith, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Jun. 17--JERSEYVILLE -- U.S. Rep. John Shimkus offers one way to lower gas prices -- the United States needs to increase its own oil supply and rely less on foreign sources. Shimkus, R-Collinsville, held a news conference Monday at a Shell gas station along South State Street in Jerseyville, where unleaded gasoline was selling for $4.09 per gallon, to share his views on providing much-needed relief to struggling American motorists. Sure,...

2008-06-16 15:00:17

By Ashley Smith, The Telegraph, Nashua, N.H. Jun. 15--When Walter O'Loan opened a recent cable bill, he was disappointed to learn Comcast was discontinuing analog service of the only network that broadcasts Catholic Mass. "I'm a Catholic, and I'm 82. I don't get out that much," said O'Loan, of Nashua. "There's no alternative for me in terms of watching Mass." The Eternal Word Television Network is one of seven networks Comcast is moving from the analog to digital lineup, which means...

2008-06-14 09:00:20

By Jennifer Burk, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jun. 14--Bibb County officials have hired Florida-based Crowder Disaster Recovery to complete debris cleanup in the unincorporated area of the county, Commission Chairman Charlie Bishop announced Friday. Sarasota, Fla.-based Solid Resources Inc. also was hired to monitor the cleanup, Bishop said. The two private contractors will relieve county crews of cleanup duties resulting from the Mother's Day storm that dropped an estimated more than...

2008-06-06 18:00:00

By Maggie Borman, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Jun. 6--BRUSSELS -- A Hardin man and four teenagers were hurt in a one-vehicle accident Thursday night when a pickup swerved to miss a deer, struck a tree and caught fire. Calhoun County sheriff's deputy Mike Angel said he was paged out at 10:34 p.m. Angel said when he arrived on the scene at 10:45 p.m., he saw a Chevrolet Z71 pickup truck fully engulfed in flames on Main Street in Brussels. He said six people had been in the extended...

2007-02-07 09:01:11

By Linda N. Weller, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Feb. 7--ALTON -- Monday's frigid, single-digit temperatures weren't fit for man or beast, but they were perfect for suited-up Alton firefighters finally getting to train in ice rescue techniques -- in the water. "This is an impromptu training; when we get ice, we use it," said instructor Capt. Matt Fischer. "It's a great opportunity for us," Alton Fire Chief John Sowders said. "We do a lot of training, and we've trained in regular water, but...

2006-11-29 15:01:35

By Jill Moon, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Nov. 29--GODFREY -- Ink could sink a prospective firefighter's career in Godfrey. The Godfrey Fire Protection District Board of Trustees adopted a new grooming policy at its meeting Monday night. In a 2-1 vote, the board implemented a grooming policy that prevents future fire department personnel from displaying any visible tattoos. "Tattoos are more prevalent than they used to be, but people expect their EMS and firefighters to appear...