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Play board games at Lincoln Public
18, 2002] Bored
with winter? Lincoln Public Library presents "Board Games
Rodeo" from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Saturday through
March 23 in the Pegram Community Room.
you are high school age through adult, you are invited to come and
compete against your fellow "boardmeisters" in games of
Monopoly, Risk, Scrabble, chess, checkers, Chinese checkers,
backgammon, Trivial Pursuit and Yatzee. Remember to bring your
gameboard so everyone can participate.
AmeriCorps volunteers serve as referees.
snacks are served.
more information about this program, visit the library at 725 Pekin
St. or call (217) 732-8878 or 732-5732.
entertainment at The Restaurant at the Depot
10, 2002] Upcoming
entertainment in the lounge at The Restaurant at the Depot:
Jan. 26 — Thomas
Anthony Quinn, acoustic folk-rock guitar and vocalist
23, 2002] "The
Healthy House," 4th edition. John Bower, The Healthy
House Institute, 2001, 445 pages.
exactly is a "healthy house"? According to author John
Bower, a healthy house combines health-conscious, alternative
building materials with construction techniques that minimize the
threat of indoor air pollution and common household pollutants.
believes that a house "is not simply a benign structure in
which you relax. It’s an active, enclosed system. And, when you
are inside it, you become an integral part of that system."
the construction process introduces many substances and materials
that are harmful to humans — carpets and floors can be chemically
treated to resist stains; construction products (such as wood) can
be treated to ensure longevity. Other harmful agents can be
introduced through the ventilation systems. Threats such as lead,
asbestos, mold or radon can also be the primary source for an unseen
danger in houses — outgas. Outgas occurs when treatments or
substances release chemicals into the air contained in the living
of a new awareness of these dangers, the field of healthy house
construction has enjoyed a growing popularity during the 1990s. Part
of that increased awareness centers around an explosion of research
on the healthy house environment.
his book Bower has called on the expertise of 50 of North America’s
leading professionals on healthy houses. Their sidebars lend an
additional authenticity and effectively complement Bower’s text.
the recurring themes from Bower and his colleagues is using benign
building materials and ensuring airtight construction. Bower writes
that many people "continue to believe that houses are unhealthy
because they are being built too tightly. … the fact is airtight
construction is very important in healthy house construction."
Healthy House" is divided into five parts:
• The System Approach
• Materials and Components
• Detailed Examples
• Resource Material
"Fundamentals" Bower discusses indoor air quality, health
effects, how to find a healthy house and selecting a site. Selecting
an existing healthy house or site is an important part of reducing
the risks to the occupants’ health. This is especially true
concerning the major indoor pollutants — gases, particulates,
fumes and vapors, smoke, and radiation.
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System Approach" expands on the selection of a site or house
through the planning process. This process takes into account issues
such as ventilation, heating and cooling systems, air filtration,
and airtight construction. The critical strategies here involve
balancing your ventilation system with effective heating and
cooling, while at the same time treating the air generated from
"Materials and Components" Bower continues the theme of
using benign building materials to stabilize the physical
environment. He examines building materials such as concrete,
masonry, wood, insulation and alternative materials (foam-core,
steel, manufactured wood, etc.). Bower also integrates these
components into his discussion on the construction of different
parts of a healthy house. These areas include the foundation, roof,
siding, window, doors, floors, walls, ceilings, plumbing and
of the most important sections of the book is "Detailed
Examples." Here Bower describes the six most common pollutants:
lead, asbestos, radon, mold, combustion by-products (such as
chimneys) and VOCs (volatile organic compounds, the source for
outgassing). He explains how to locate them, test for them and the
options for treatment.
Healthy Houses" is an account of the author’s personal
experiences in building his first healthy house; that experience is
shared with readers in the chapter on the new healthy house they
book concludes with a useful compilation of information in
appendices contain contact information on organizations and
suppliers; a selected bibliography of books, magazines and videos is
Healthy House" has now been printed in its fourth edition and
should be considered a logical starting point for anyone seeking
information on this subject. Bower is an acknowledged expert in the
field of healthy houses. A builder since 1984, he has written books
and magazine articles on the subject and has been the recipient of
numerous awards from industry associations.
the introduction he writes that the purpose of this book is not to
be a "step by step instruction book on how to build one
particular healthy house. Instead, it is a reference book that can
help you buy, build, or remodel any house so that it won’t make
Healthy House" is recommended to anyone interested in learning
more about the healthy house concept.
more information, visit the library at 725 Pekin St. or call (217)
Sumrall, Lincoln Public Library District]
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Players of Richland
Community College present ‘Sylvia’
25, 2002] Merely
Players, an educational fund-raising nonprofit repertory company, in
cooperation with student activities at Richland Community College,
will present the two-act comedy "Sylvia," by A.R. Gurney,
in the Shilling Auditorium on Feb. 14-16, 22 and 23 at 7:30
p.m. All proceeds benefit the Richland speech and debate team
known as Forensicaturs.
is the story of an endearing stray dog that enters the empty nest of
Greg (successful commodities broker) and Kate (inner-city English
teacher). Sylvia is a mutt who chews ladies shoes and men’s
hearts with equal fervor.
Cast members are Carrie Foxx as Sylvia, Joe Strake as Greg, Sam
Straka as Kate, and Mike Huff as Tom, Phyl and Leslie.
production is directed by Karen Becker, assisted by Vicky Gilpin.
David Gilpin is technical director.
members of the cast represent the coaching staff of the Richland
speech team. Assistant Vicky Gilpin is also on the coaching
staff. Director Karen Becker, a Merely Players company member
since 1996, is an academic director of arts and sciences at
Players has been responsible for over $3,000 in scholarship
contributions in its previous theatrical endeavors. The group
• "Educating Rita" (1987) — P S I,
Monticello Theatre Assn., Theatre 7
• "Love Letters" (1996) — Richland
scholarship winner: Michael Huff
• "The Importance of Being Earnest"
(1997) — Robert W. Thompson
• "Driving Miss Daisy" (2001) — Daniel
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is part of Richland Community College’s Performing Arts Series
subscription. Tickets for the event have been on sale since Dec. 14.
Costs are $7.50 for the general public, $5 for Richland alumni
and staff, and $4 for students with ID and seniors age 62 and above.
The show is not particularly suited to children under 12, so there
is no children’s discount.
show will be presented as written — as a "blue night
special" — every performance but Valentine’s Day, when the
profanity will be removed. Richland students will be admitted free
with current photo ID for the Thursday, Feb. 14, performance. Area
high school teachers who would like to reserve seats for their
students that evening should phone group ticket sales manager Sam
Straka by Jan. 28 at 429-9599.
with other ticket inquiries should phone (217) 875-7211, Ext. 342.
Profit from the five
performances will help offset travel costs for Richland’s speech
team, the largest in the state. The team is working with a budget
based on previous years’ participation, averaging five students,
but the Forensicaturs have more than quadrupled since the spring of
2001. They hope to attend six invitational, state, regional and
national tournaments between January and April this year.
release from Merely Players]
18, 2002] Director
Anne Thompson and assistant director John Dunn have announced the
cast for "Deathtrap," the second show of Theatre 7’s
38th season. "Deathtrap," by Ira Levin, will be presented
at the Decatur Civic Center Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 8, 9, 15
and 16 and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 10 and 17.
cast includes Peter Kareotes as Sidney Bruhl, Mary Wilking as Myra
Bruhl, Jeff Cowgill as Cliford Anderson, Missy Grohne as Helga Ten
Drop and Lonn Pressnal as Porter Milgrim.
drama, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers is struggling to
overcome a "dry" spell when he receives a script from a
student. Suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and
turn with devilish cleverness that will hold the audience enthralled
until the final, startling moment of the play.
Theatre 7 production is sponsored by Behnke and Company, Inc.
Tickets are on sale to the
public at the Decatur Civic Center Box Office, 422-6161.
looking for summer staff
3, 2002] Lincoln
Community Theatre is looking for talented people to assume the paid
positions of artistic director, technical director and musical
accompanist for each production of the 2002 summer season.
LCT board will have interviews for these positions by appointment on
Sunday afternoon, Jan. 27, at St. John United Church of Christ in
individuals may write to LCT secretary Roger Boss, 521 Comet,
Lincoln, IL 62656, or call (217) 732-8762 for information or to set
up an appointment. Appointments will be scheduled through Jan. 25.
for the coming season are "Hello, Dolly," June 14-22;
"Dearly Departed," July 12-20; and "The King and
I," Aug. 2-10. All performances will be produced in the
Johnston Center for the Performing Arts on the Lincoln College
campus. A scheduled six-week rehearsal period plus one week of
technical preparation in the theater prior to the performance is
required by board policy for each production.
the responsibility of the director to hold open tryouts, cast the
show, schedule rehearsals, supervise all staff members, work within
his or her budget, and see that the show comes as close to artistic
and technical perfection as possible. At the interview, director
candidates will be asked to include necessary staff personnel to
assist them and be able to suggest ideas about sets, costumes,
special effects and any other technical aspects of the production
that they may deem advisable.
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technical director, operating under the direction of the artistic
director, is responsible for the building and completion of the set
and recruitment of any staff needed. He or she is also responsible
for striking the set and returning everything to its appropriate
place after the final production.
the responsibility of the accompanist to accompany all auditions,
rehearsals and performances. He or she is under the authority of the
director. At the interview, musical accompanists will be asked to
perform a short selection that best displays their talents.
The LCT board maintains
the rights of censor with regard to appropriate material selection.
Rader, LCT publicity chairman]
Lincoln Community Theatre
Community Theatre’s website is at www.geocities.com/lincolncommunitytheatre/index.html. Pictures from past productions are
included. The LCT mailing address is Lincoln Community Theatre, P.O. Box 374, Lincoln,
IL 62656. E-mail: email@example.com.
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