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TOP STORIES

Pre-election forum set for Thursday

[OCT. 25, 2000]  A Meet the Candidates forum will be Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at Adams School, 1311 Nicholson Road in Lincoln.

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TEACHING & LEARNING

Hands are for helping

[OCT. 25, 2000]  The Logan County AmeriCorps members have collaborated with Sojourn in putting together a project titled "Hands are not for Hitting, Words are not for hurting." The Logan County AmeriCorps members have distributed materials to teachers interested in using the project with their classes.

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TOP STORIES

Maxwell biographer to lecture at LC

[OCT. 25, 2000]  William Maxwell biographer Barbara Burkhardt will be the keynote speaker for the third presentation in the Ralph G. Newman Lecture Series at Lincoln College. Burkhardtís presentation will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, at Johnston Center for Performing Arts on the college campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Flu shots now available on a limited basis

[OCT. 25, 2000]  Logan County Health Department has received a partial shipment of flu vaccine and will begin offering flu shots immediately on a walk-in basis at the Logan County Health Department office at 109 Third St. in Lincoln. Logan County Health Department expects to receive its entire order of flu vaccine within the next month. Flu shots are available between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. At this time flu shots will be administered only to those individuals at high risk for complications.

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Pneumonia shots are available

[OCT. 25, 2000]  Logan County Health Department has received its full shipment of pneumococcal vaccine and is administering pneumonia shots on a walk-in basis at the Logan County Health Department office at 109 Third St. in Lincoln. Pneumonia shots are available between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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HEALTH & FITNESS

World/National Consumer Health News


BOOK LOOK

A travel guide to

haunted houses

[OCT. 25, 2000]  Looking for something different for your next vacation? Consider visiting a haunted house or haunted site. Professor Hans Holzer has compiled an informative and entertaining travel guide to 101 different haunted places in the United States and abroad. "Hans Holzerís Travel Guide To Haunted Houses" contains the history of these spooky locales and explains how they came to be haunted.

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World/National Book Reviews


OUT AND ABOUT

St. Louis neighborhoods
and eateries

Part 2

By Penny Zimmerman-Wills

[OCT. 25, 2000]  St. Louis is a city of many faces. From the Hillís rich Italian heritage to the Victorian splendor of LaFayette Square, this city offers a variety of distinct neighborhoods to explore and enjoy. Today's posting features the Soulard and Benton Park area and the Central West End.

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World/National Consumer Travel News


SPORTS NEWS

LCHS defeats Taylorville in VB regionals

[OCT. 25, 2000]  Lincoln Community High Schoolís ladies volleyball team competed against Taylorville in the Class AA regionals. The game was here in Lincoln. The Lady Railsplitters beat Taylorville 15-7 and 15-2.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Task force appreciates participation in vigil for
domestic violence awareness 

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ORGANIZATIONS

Oasis announces trip to
Taylorville's Nashville North

[OCT. 25, 2000]  Seniors are invited to head to Taylorville's Nashville North by mini-van to enjoy the 5 p.m. concert of Janie Fricke and Rex Allen Jr. on Saturday, Nov. 18. A group will leave from The Oasis at 501 Pulaski St. in Lincoln at 3:30 p.m.

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LINC announces fall programs

[OCT. 25, 2000]  Lincolnland Intellectual & Nurturing Courses (LINC), an affiliate of the Elderhostel Institute Network, announces their fall 2000 session, with programs on Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 14 and 16.

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Lincoln Optimist Club
announces essay contest

[OCT. 25, 2000]  The Lincoln Optimist Club is sponsoring its fourth annual essay contest. This yearís contest is entitled "Are We Losing Our Freedom?" All high school students under 19 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2000, in grades 10, 11 and 12 are eligible to participate, according to Bob Wood, club contest chairman.

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