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OVER THE NOON HOUR (CDT)
Thursday, November 16, 2000
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House for women
to open in Lincoln
16, 2000] A
shelter for women who are victims of domestic violence will open in
the Lincoln area on Dec. 1, according to Lincoln Police Officer
Diana Short. The For My Sister Safe House for Battered Women
is a place where a woman can go to be protected, collect her
thoughts and think about the next step she needs to take, Short
said. The woman may stay at the Safe House several days or longer if
27 sets policy
for home-schooled students
16, 2000] Should
students who are home schooled be allowed to participate in
extracurricular activities? That question occupied members of the
School District 27 board at their regular meeting Wednesday evening.
After some discussion, the board agreed that home-schooled students
who also attend District 27 classes for half a day, not including
lunch, will be eligible to participate in after-school activities,
including athletics, music programs, scholastic bowl and drama.
YOUR CHRISTMAS CHEER GOING
Lincoln is calling all volunteers to decorate downtown Lincoln.
Those interested should meet on the east side of the Logan County
Courthouse beginning at 8 a.m. this Saturday, Nov. 18. Each
historic light pole in the downtown area will be wrapped with
evergreen garland and white lights and topped with a red velvet bow.
In addition, selected trees on the courthouse lawn will be wrapped
in white lights as well. More than 10,000 lights will shine brightly
during the holiday season. Volunteers are encouraged to dress warmly
and bring ladders; juice and donuts will be provided. The
transformation should be complete by noon. For additional
information, contact the Main Street Lincoln office at 732-2929.
Mayfield interviews Kevin Crawford,
LCC volleyball coach
with a trip to nationals
title dream eludes Angels
one point earlier this season, the Lincoln Christian College women’s
volleyball team had a record of 10-6. It did not appear at that
point that the Angels were going to make a serious bid at another
national title. However, an incredible metamorphosis took place, and
LCC put together an amazing run that resulted in a 30-9 record, a
second-place finish at regionals, an at-large bid to the national
tournament and a trip to have some fun in the sun in Redding,
Calif.! The LCC ladies became a true epitome team with different
stars and leaders showing up on different nights. I met with LCC
coach Kevin Crawford (who the LDN believes is one of the best
small-college coaches of any sport) in my office as he was shaking
off the effects of jet lag.
hoop team ready to
examine its Self
Cook and the U of I men’s basketball team are ready to begin a new
era of Illini basketball. Under the hard-driving direction of new
head coach Bill Self, Illinois will do just that in the Assembly
Hall this weekend. The first game matches the Fighting Illini with
the Black Bears of Maine. No one is quite sure how good the Illini
can be, but look at these poll results. The AP writers tab us as the
eighth-best team in the country. The coaches’ poll lists us as No.
9 in all the land, and now Sports Illustrated has probably cursed us
more than it’s helped us by ranking us No. 4 in the nation. This
week the LDN gives a short overview of the upcoming season. In the
days ahead we’ll also give you loyal readers an outlook on the
Lincoln Railers’ upcoming season as well. This is my favorite time
of the year. Let the games begin!!!
TO THE EDITOR
did a good job handling current street repair projects
to learn about IMSA
in northern Illiinois, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
offers a rigorous residential educational program for Illinois
students in grades 10 through 12. There are currently two special
opportunities to learn more about the program: local
informational meetings and "Saturday Live," a visit to the
campus located in northern Aurora.
Faks Machine: Mike Fak and Jim Ash
host a community call-in show. Their show airs on Lincoln Daily News over
the Media One link every Wednesday night beginning at 7 p.m.
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