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May 11, 2000
News Channel 20 stopped by the
Lincoln Daily News office today to check out Lincoln's first
source for Logan County news. Here, reporter Gary
Alexander interviews Jeff Mayfield, sports talk writer for the
Lincoln Daily News. Watch Channel 20 Saturday at 6 p.m. for the
Moo Moo’s Ice Cream Shop
is invited to scream for ice cream at Martin Moo Moo’s Ice Cream
Shop’s 20th anniversary on May 20th. The shop still
lovingly referred to by local residents as the Dairy Bar, located at
1130 Broadway Street, has been owned and operated by the same family
for the past 20 years. The shop will sell ice cream cones for 35
cents and milk shakes for $1 on the day of the celebration.
state of the Railers
11, 2000] Many
people believe that boys high school basketball is a short season.
To them the basketball year starts around Thanksgiving time and ends
in the beginning of March. But to the initiated, the basketball
season is much longer. Some argue that it is too long, while others
say if you want to improve you have to be playing. I once asked
current Illini head coach, Lon Kruger, what his thoughts were on the
subject. I figured he’d be a reasonable voice on the matter
because he has a son who plays high school basketball. So I stupidly
asked Coach Kruger, don’t you think the basketball season is too
long? And don’t you think all these summer leagues and tournaments
are overkill, leading to kids getting burned out? His reply was,
"No, I don’t think so. What do you think the kids in Indiana
and Michigan are doing this summer. They’re getting better."
Apparently Lincoln head coach Neil Alexander subscribes to Kruger’s
theory, because he never seems to take a break. He’s always
working, striving to make his Railers better. Maybe that’s why his
teams have averaged 20 wins a year for an amazing 10 years straight.
I caught up with Coach Alexander in his gym-side office to get his
take on the current state of the Railers.
11, 2000] The
Lincoln Public Library's summer reading program is again kicking off
with a bang. Children who are planning to read a specified number of
books this summer are encouraged to bring their parents to the
kickoff on Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lincoln Park
District Recreation Center.
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Full-time public school
11, 2000] The new
chart on the Stack Up page compares the number of full-time public
school teachers for kindergarten through high school in 10 Illinois