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Lincoln, IL

    posted daily aT NOON (CDT)

May 18, 2000

TOP STORIES
In times of need

Logan County paramedics

[MAY 18, 2000]  Dial 9-1-1 and get years of dedicated service from the Logan County Paramedic Association.  Paramedic Steve Siltman is general manager for the day-to-day activities of the association.  He and many of his co-workers previously served the area through the Lincoln/Logan Ambulance Service run by Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and now work for the Logan County Paramedic Association (LCPA), the only organization in the county to have an advanced life support transport service.

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SPORTS TALK
In praise of local coaches

[MAY 18, 2000]  How many times have you heard a local coach praised for his or her contributions to the school or to the community? When was the last time a coach was commended for all the extra hours that they put in on behalf of their athletes, for their programs or for their educational institutions? More often than not, coaches seem more likely to be abused, yelled and cussed at, and of course, always second-guessed. Not too many people in the entire educational system are as maligned as the coaches are. If they let the kids have fun and teach a few fundamentals along the way, but don’t win; they’re let go. If they win, but inject too much discipline and require too much of the kids’ time, everybody’s mad and they’re either tolerated or fired. Coaches just can’t seem to win even when their teams are victorious. I’d like to see that change. In fact, I’d like to be a part of the generation that enacted that change. 

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ORGANIZATIONS & EVENTS
LCHS announces graduation activities

[MAY 18, 2000]  The senior awards assembly at Lincoln Community High School will be Monday, May 22, at 9 a.m. in the auditorium. The commencement ceremony will be Saturday, May 27, at 7 p.m. in Roy S. Anderson Gymnasium.

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HONORS & AWARDS
Jonathan Cook named All-American Scholar

[MAY 18, 2000]  The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Jonathan M. Cook of Lincoln has been named an All-American Scholar.

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