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May 01, 2000

Celebrate Better Speech and 
Hearing Month
[MAY 1, 2000]  One in 10 American families is directly affected by speech and hearing disorders. Anyone at any age may acquire these difficulties as a result of injury or illness. Other causes are congenital in nature or related to aging. Communication disorders cannot always be eliminated, but professional assistance and technological developments can improve the quality of life for individuals affected. To increase awareness of help available, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has designated May as Better Speech and Hearing Month.

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Grapes and Grounds, owned by the Steffens family opened today on the 100 block of South Sangamon Street. For a closer look at this new business, check out Thursday's edition of the Lincoln Daily News.

Setting up an 
internet site
For dummies

[MAY 1, 2000]  One of the most interesting developments in the book publishing industry has been the rise of the “for Dummies” and “Idiot’s Guide to” series of books.  These books generally focus on a variety of topics and explain that topic as simply as possible.  According to IDG Books, their “for Dummies” series has over 400 titles and over 75 million books in print.  One of the most informative of these titles is the third edition of “Setting Up An Internet Site For Dummies.”

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LCHS presents two evenings of music
[MAY 1, 2000]  The Lincoln Community High School jazz bands will present their ninth annual spring jazz night Thursday, May 4, at 7 p.m. at the K of C banquet hall, and the LCHS choirs and symphonic band will present a spring concert Tuesday, May 9 at 8 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

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Volunteers will issue 
parking citations

[MAY 1, 2000]  Volunteers trained by the Lincoln Police Department will begin issuing citations today for handicapped parking violations. The five volunteers trained will wear an identification name badge while on duty.

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“For the Love of 
the Game”
Starring: Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, John C. Reilly
[MAY 1, 2000] 
All the other reviews that I read about the third movie in Costner’s baseball trilogy tell a story of woe, claiming that this movie is flawed.  They apparently quote Costner, saying that the movie was ruined in the editing room.  They point to the flat, detracting role Kelly Preston played as Jane Aubrey, Billy Chapel’s girlfriend.  They rant about the distracting subplot, where Jane’s teen-age daughter (Jena Malone) runs away.  They rail against the length of the film, saying that at least 20 minutes of the finished film should have ended up on the editing room floor.  But for my contribution to the critical fray, I want to report that I thought it was a magical movie.

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Announcements –

- Blood drive at Lincoln Christian College Tuesday

- Blood drive at Sports Complex Wednesday

Yesterday's news –

- More trees grow in Lincoln thanks to high school students

- Craft shop a new venture for Mount Pulaski woman