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September 25, 2000



Save Our Schools Committee seeks enforcement from "preservation police"

[MARCH 29, 2000]  The Save Our Schools Committee, a group of Lincoln residents dedicated to preserving Central Elementary and Lincoln Junior High Schools, met Tuesday evening to explore ways to continue efforts to prevent the buildings from being demolished. Earlier this month the District 27 School Board approved replacing both schools with new facilities.


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Breath of life
A close look at the reality of organ donation

[MARCH 29, 2000]  I can’t help it, it just happens—I breathe. In and out, in and out, it’s as simple as that. I never thought about it much, actually not at all, until I met George Welker. At 31, George enjoys what most would call a good life. He has an established career, a large circle of family and friends, and an unshakable faith in God. But, like most of us, George has a wish list. No, it’s not a newer car or a larger house he wants. He simply wants to be able to breathe. All he needs is a new lung…or two.


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Main Street gears up for campaign drive

[MARCH 29, 2000]  Main Street Lincoln's Partnership Campaign is underway now through April 15th. Designated by Illinois Main Street in 1994, Main Street Lincoln uses the four-point approach of Economic Restructuring, Promotion, Organization, and Design, established by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


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Hartem FFA members visit state capital

[MARCH 29, 2000]  In conjunction with National Agriculture Week, four Hartsburg-Emden FFA members, along with FFA members from throughout Illinois, assisted with National Agriculture Week activities at the state capital. Natalie Coers, Josh Anderson, Shane Westen and Anthony Jones helped deliver agriculture commodity baskets and lunches to legislators. While in Springfield, these members also met with Representative John Turner and Illinois Director of Agriculture Joe Hampton.


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Abortion/birth rate

[MARCH 29, 2000]  Throughout the years we have heard much about the rising number of teenage pregnancies. However, according to statistics, that number is beginning to fall. In today’s "How We Stack Up," we will take a look at how Logan County’s birth statistics fare with other counties of similar size in Illinois. Click below to find information on the total number of births, the number of teen births, and the total number of induced pregnancy terminations or abortions. The information was generated from the Illinois Department of Public Heath Web site. http://www.idph.state.il.us/health.


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Announcements --

- American Red Cross blood donor update

- West Lincoln-Broadwell School honor rolls

- Chester-East Lincoln School honor rolls

- Bed and breakfast start-up workshop Thursday

- Sign up for PONY Baseball League by Saturday

- Tri-Police and Teen Court sponsor dance Saturday


Other news --

- A culinary delight

- A mission of mercy

- The joys of owning an older car

- "Merlin's Tour"

- Lincoln High School history

- Contest winners on display

- Bogus bomb brings big response from state and local law enforcement