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September 25, 2000


Playing it Safe

Farmers in a risky business

[FEB. 28, 2000]  On any list of hazardous occupations, farming comes in either first or second, says John Fulton, unit leader of the Logan County University of Illinois Extension Unit. Powerful farm machinery and potentially dangerous chemicals are the two big reasons farming is a risky occupation. Fulton says the biggest safety issue, and one that will be facing everyone who uses rural roads now that warm weather is coming, is the clash of farm and non-farm vehicles. Slow, oversized farm machines and motorists who don’t understand them can become a deadly combination.


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                 MOVIE REVIEWS


"Double Jeopardy"—Is it More Than Meets the Eye?

Stars: Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Greenwood

[FEB. 28, 2000]  Libby (Ashley Judd) and Nick Parsons (Bruce Greenwood) appear to be deeply in love and living the idyllic married life with their beautiful 6-year-old son. But I saw the previews. It was too good to be true. Wouldn’t it be great if Hollywood would produce a movie showing how wonderful and exciting lifelong fidelity can be?


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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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Announcements --

- Conservation Tree Sale Underway

- Donors Add to LJHS Summer Band Camp Scholarship Fund

- LCHS Honor Rolls Posted

- Lincoln Woman's Club Reports on General Meeting

- Mount Pulaski Hosts Fundraiser for Visitors Center

Other News --

- Every Day Different for Firefighter

- Agencies Gear Up to Fight Drug Labs

- Lincoln's Own--Walking on Air

- One Step Ahead

- Explosion

- 911 First Line of Defense

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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