Lincoln Chronicles

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1 YEAR AGO Nov. 11, 2010: Rude, rowdy guests will go – City Council addresses subject of disrespectful audience members – The manner in which rowdy or disrespectful audience members are handled during City Council meetings could change. Decorum at council meetings, a proposed policy for council member office space at City Hall and a budget discussion were all on Tuesday’s City Council agenda under council-initiated business. 10 YEARS AGO Nov. 8, 2001: Stadium project moving forward – Artificial turf preferred for LHS field – The last controversial issue concerning the proposed new LHS (Lincoln High School) stadium, to use real grass or artificial turf on the field, leans heavily on the turf side. This and other topics concerning the stadium were discussed at a stadium forum Oct. 30 at Lincoln High School. 20 YEARS AGO Nov. 7, 1992: Forum raises doubts about new civic center – A plan to build government buildings on a 12-acre site in McBean Park came under ardent disfavor from local residents who attended a public hearing last Wednesday night. More than 100 people filled the multipurpose room at Carlin Coppin Elementary school to hear the city’s plans to build a public safety building and eventually a new civic center on the west side of McBean Park. After the hearing, city officials questioned whether or not to proceed with a plan that prompted so much public opposition. A petition signed by nearly 900 people who oppose any building in the park was handed to city council members who listened for more than an hour to reasons why people are unhappy with the plan. 50 YEARS AGO Nov. 9, 1961: Religious Census Still Underway – The religious census started last Sunday is continuing through next week, and those who have not yet been contacted will be contacted soon, said the Rev. Howard Chapin, president of the Lincoln Ministerial Association, sponsor of the census. Rev. Chapin said the association sincerely appreciated the cooperation and courtesy displayed to the census takers during their calls last Sunday and this week. 75 YEARS AGO Nov. 12, 1936: Big Night At Mt. Pleasant Next Saturday – Looks like a “big night” at Mt. Pleasant Hall next Saturday evening as the James E. Fowler Post No. 264 American Legion boys are preparing to give another of their enjoyable entertainments and dances out there. Good music, plenty of lunch and drinks of coffee, beer and soda served at any time. Captain Carter and his Midshipmen will dispense the rhythm and that insures that it will be good. Be there, the boys will appreciate your attendance and you will appreciate the good time you will have. The Lincoln Chronicles are compiled by Shoni Jones. No editing changes are made to the copy so that the entries appear as originally published.