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Lincoln, IL

    posted daily aT NOON (CDT)

September 15, 2000


TOP STORIES

Council hears opinions
for, against rezoning

[AUG. 30, 2000]  The Lincoln City Council heard arguments at the Tuesday evening work session both for and against rezoning the property at 404-416 Woodlawn Road, east of the Kroger store, to allow the construction of an auto parts business. The Plan Commission has already rejected the petition for rezoning the properties from R-2 residential to C-1 commercial, but the final decision will be up to the council.

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TECHLINE

Flipped out over Acrobat

[AUG. 30, 2000]  With the boom of internet popularity, millions of people come in touch with Adobe Acrobat Reader every day. Yet many are confused about what Acrobat is and what it is not. A few simple clarifications will help surfers know what to expect out of this increasingly common web tool.

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TOP STORIES

Birds bring problems
to Mayfair residents

[AUG. 30, 2000]  Although many people try to attract birds to their yards, some residents of Mayfair are trying to do just the opposite find a way to get rid of them. This group would like to have a city ordinance revised so they can legally use a noise-making device called a "bird-banger" to chase away large flocks of grackles and starlings that roost in their trees.

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BOOK LOOK

"High-Access Home"

[AUG. 30, 2000]  What is the house of the future? Is it a building one would find in a Jetsons cartoon, or is it something more? In his book "High-Access Home," author Charles Riley II believes that "this future home, whose time is now, is neither fantasy nor fiction. Its foundation is a philosophy that represents the latest wave in thinking about what is and what is not a functional environment for all." The belief that living spaces should be functional and barrier-free is based on the concept known as universal design. Universal design has not only been instrumental in the creation of barrier-free living spaces; it has also contributed to the overall improvement of our lives.

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ORGANIZATIONS

Museum announces soiree auction items

[AUG. 30, 2000]  The Grand Soiree, an annual fund-raiser for the Lincoln College Museum, has announced nine items that will be featured at the live auction at the Sept. 9 event. Three of the nine items are rare and significant Civil War collectors items.

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SPIRITUAL LIFE

Elkhart Christian Church celebrates 135 years

[AUG. 30, 2000]  The Elkhart Christian Church will begin its 135th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 5 p.m. The church will celebrate through the following Wednesday, with Bob Green preaching nightly and on Sunday morning.

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