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September 25, 2000


Calligraphy With Kindness


[FEB. 26, 2000]   John Britt may seem like a meek and quiet man, but he has left his unique mark from California to Florida, making lasting impressions in Utah, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Illinois and many places in between.  He has a hobby that allows him to lift the spirits of the people he encounters.  About 33 years ago Britt discovered the art of calligraphy writing in a book that he came across while working as a glass inspector at the P.P.G. plant in Lincoln.  The book, “The Speedball Alphabet” contained Old English writing that caught his eye because of its beauty.  After purchasing his own calligraphy kit, Britt taught himself how to write in that same style.  He says that the secret was that he just relaxed his hand and the talent then developed.

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                 A DAY IN THE LIFE

  Every day different for firefighter
Inspector Mark Miller has “the best job
on the planet”

[FEB. 26, 2000]  For most of us, it sometimes seems like we live at our workplace. We may even feel like we eat, sleep and breathe our jobs. However, when 5 o’clock rolls around, we jump in our vehicles and head home. But for Fire Inspector Mark Miller and his colleagues, the day doesn’t end after an 8-hour shift. They still have 16 more hours to go.


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Lincoln’s Own—Walking on Air


[FEB. 25, 2000]  Willie Hedrick, a University of Illinois student from Lincoln, will be going to Houston, Texas, to participate in fluid experiments for NASA. Hedrick and three others will be conducting experiments aboard the KC-135, a military tanker version of the Boeing 707 jetliner, while it is in the air.


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Announcements --

- LCC Presents "Godspell"

- LCHS Presents "Guys and Dolls"

- Lincoln College Presents "Working"

- YMCA Soccer Registrations Due

- Conservation Tree Sale Underway

Other News --

- One Step Ahead

- Explosion

- 911 First Line of Defense

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Television, Radio, Semi Trailer Taken

   Some time between February 11 and February 13, 2000, unknown person(s) forced entry to a 1999 Freightliner semi tractor while it was parked in a lot between the Wendy’s restaurant and the Burwell Travel Plaza on Woodlawn Road.  The unknown person(s) broke a window and took a television and citizen band radio.  The semi tractor was moved and the trailer the tractor was attached to was taken.  The semi-trailer was loaded with washing compounds.  The semi-trailer was a 1992 box trailer, silver in color with Heartland Express on the side.  Unit number 6151, the trailer had Iowa license plates on it.

   Anyone with information concerning this incident or any other crime in the Lincoln/ Logan County area is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 217-732-3000.  Your information will be kept confidential and you may remain anonymous if you information leads to the arrest of the person or person(s) involved.  Crime Stoppers will pay you a cash reward up to $1500.00.  Crime Stoppers has an answering machine to answer your call.  This is to protect you if you wish to remain anonymous since your call cannot be traced with the machine.  You need to let us know how you can be contacted about the incident or you must watch to see if the subject has been arrested.  This is so we can make a pay out.













































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