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A light has gone out of our lives when
Jerry Alberts passed to his reward last Saturday.
Jerry was a very special person. He was
caring, compassionate and giving of his time whenever he was needed.
His love for children is well-known.
Jerry was a
hero to many kids who now have families of their own. From his
basketball career to his stint in the Navy, Jerry was always
steadfast. He could calm a storm between people just by entering a
room; he could salve a hurt just by his demeanor and make you know
that everything was going to be all right. If you knew Jerry Alberts,
you knew that that is what a real man was like.
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second column in this letter]
In the over 50 years that I have
known Jerry, I have yet to meet anyone who had a bad word to say
In the past many years, I have not
had a chance to spend much time with Jerry, but I know that I will
miss him terribly, as will all those who knew and loved him.
Weeping Water, Nebr.
(posted Jan. 22, 2004)
mourns the loss of a well-known citizen"]
Letter to the editor:
On Dec. 8, 2003, high school
students from the REALITY Illinois Teen Coalition of Logan County
participated in a project, Operation Storefront, where we visited 15
tobacco vendors in Lincoln to learn about tobacco advertising in
Logan County. We would like to thank the stores that participated
and helped us learn about tobacco advertising. Thanks to Thornton's,
Qik-n-EZ, Quick Way Foods, Green Oil Co., Apollo Mart, IGA, Fifth
Street Food Market, Casey's, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy,
Ayerco Convenience Center, Clark, Discount Tobacco.
In the four years that this
project has been done, we have seen less and less tobacco
advertising in the Logan County businesses. We see more and more
anti-tobacco warnings in the stores. Thank you. We are pleased to
see that most stores have cigarettes behind the counter. But how
about putting chewing tobacco and cigars behind the counter also?
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We appreciate all the
businesses that are trying to prevent youth access to tobacco.
Tobacco companies are spending $190 every second to get youth to
smoke! Logan County businesses care about us!
Chris Podunajec, Kaylee
Carnahan, Kristen Fleshman, Kristan Aue, Chuck Allen, Sarah
Nelson, Alexandrea E. Davis (REALITY Illinois Teen Coalition of
Marcia Dowling, Erin O'Grady
(Logan County Health Department)
(posted Jan. 20, 2004)
My name is Laura Tailby and I am a
student at the University of Richmond in Virginia. I have been
monitoring your paper for the past few weeks for a journalism class
I am enrolled in at school. We are supposed to observe a few papers
daily to see just how good they are.
I noticed that most of the top local
stories are usually on a happier note. Do you prefer to put stories
in the paper that will make the community happy and ignore the
stories of crime that might upset them? Or is your community truly
one of the better ones?
I think you have a really good paper
here, and I was just wondering if there was anything you would like
someone to know who has been paying such close attention to your
Hope you are having a wonderful
Thanks so much,
Ed. note: Misplaced e-mail
(posted Jan. 17, 2004)
To the editor:
I used to access the radio broadcast
of Lincoln Railer basketball from your site.
I haven't found the link available
for this current basketball season. Does the radio station have
its own Web page??? Or how does one go about accessing the
Internet broadcast of Lincoln Railer basketball?
I lived in Lincoln for 10 years but
now live outside the broadcast range of FM-96.
(posted Jan. 17, 2004)