The Rock Island Argus from Moline, Illinois on September 28, 1979 · 13
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The Rock Island Argus from Moline, Illinois · 13

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Friday, September 28, 1979
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Quad-City area still public TV wasteland SPRINGFIELD 111 (AP) — Most of western Illinois and parts of eastern Iowa and Missouri will remain a vast wasteland for viewers who desire public television at home says the head of a group that tried to start an educational TV network in the region George Hall director of a consortium called “Convo-com” said the group has run out of money after Gov James R Thompson vetoed a bill earmarking nearly $1 million to help the system' get on the air THOMPSON’S veto means the idea is lost Hall said Thursday “The great educational TV desert of western Illinois will remain sandy” Hall said “We will disassemble ourselves after December" Convocom has been trying for years to build a network to link three universities and a college with broadcast towers in Peoria the Quad-cities and the Jacksonville area The network was to use standard VHF television channels cable TV microwave transmissions and cassettes to bring public and educational television to a 32000-square-mile area of western Illinois and eastern Iowa and Missouri Hall said A Convocom committee of board members headed by Western Illinois University President Leslie Mal-pass of Macomb met Monday to explore ways to keep at least part of the idea alive The board is considering trying to sell some of its equipment to buy microwave transmission gear said Hall But he said such a system would allow linking only classroom televisions of Western Sangamon State University at Springfield Bradley University at Peoria and Blackhawk College near Kewanee and still would exclude most viewers in the region from getting educational programs at home he said t ONVOCOM has spent more than $15 million to buy television equipment including a transmitting tower near Jacksonville that fell down during an Six receive Kiwanis Club Layman Award Six Rock Island men received the Rock Island Kiwanis Club’s Layman Award which recognizes individual's service and dedication to his church his leadership and the demonstration of his faith both in and out of church Receiving the award were Ken Clancy Ossie Birke-land Ken Raithel Bruce Dominick Harold Kruse and Ken Pruden Making the presentations was the Kiwanis Club spiritual aims committee The committee co-chairmen are William Stephens and Ray Loquist both of Rock Island H IS mm Easter weekend ice storm in 1978 Hall said The group has gotten nearly equal amounts of about $500000 from the state the federal government and the Illinois Board of Higher Education with only small amounts of private donations said Hall Thompson vetoed the additional $1 million due to what he called “budgetary constraints” j TWEEN ! : 12 and 20 : THE ARGUS Rock Island Hi Friday September 28 1979 13 By ROBERT WALLACE EdD (Copley News Service) Over the years there has been a popular assumption that since men who lifted weight developed big bulky muscles women who lifted weights would develop the same way Nothing could be further from the truth Women have 10 percent more fat than men in their total boby weight which makes it physically impossible to build the same muscle masses as males says a leading teen magazine Also women don’t produce "the male sex hormone tes tosterone which promotes muscle growth So though the myths persist young women are learning to ignore them and are now taking to weight training in growing numbers AMONG THE female athletes who use weights are tennis players Margaret Court Martina Mavratilova and Billie Jean King “There’s a feeling that women don’t want muscles that it will make them less feminine but we’re over coming that” King says “Weights give you definition instead of flab They keep my mind and body together ease tension help me feel better and get along with less sleep ” While lifting weights may add pounds to the frame that doesn’t mean fat Experts stress that muscle is twice as dense as fat so numbers can be deceptive At Indiana University where all 10 of the women ’s intercollegiate teams now use weight training the girths of the athletes’ thighs and calves were measured before and after the program began According to Marge Albohm a traininer at the school “There was a gain the strength and muscle tone but no appreciable increase in bulk In fact many times the thighs and calves were smaller” WEIGHT TRAINING for women is no longer taboo and athletes’ performances are improving because of it Besides Albohm says “a well-toned body is much more attractive than one that’s skinny or fat" So gals if your boyfriend lifts weights you no longer have to stay home and wait Now you can join him Write to Dr Robert Wallace TwEEN 12 and 20 in care of this newspaper Please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope Heartline is a service for our senior citizens a column that answers questions and solves problems for the senior people of our community (Adv) osco DRUG Reas argest selection laby Furniture! Cribs Mattresses Dressing Tables Car Seats Chests High Chairs Strollers Accessories CLOTHING Newborn through 4 Toddler NEW Mon & Fri 10-9 pm HOURS ' Tues Wed Thurs & Sat 10-5 pm 1 Mile East of Northpark (Next to old Grant Bldg) Kimberly at Eastern Dav 359-5515 LAYAWAY KC6I KENNEDY SQUARE 4139 3rd Street EAST MOLINE MON THRU SAT 9 00 A M to 10 00 P M SUN 10 00 A M to B 00 P M 755-4559 CITY LINE PLAZA 2000 1st Street A IN MOLINE thru SAT 9 00 AM to 10 00 P M SUN 10 00 A M to 7 OOP M 797-9277 CUMBERLAND SQUARE 2314 Spruce Hills Drive BETTENDORF IOWA MON THRU SAT 9 00 AM to 9 00 P M SUN 10 00 AM to 6 00 PM 359-0373 AD EFFECTIVE: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28 THROUGH SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30 1979

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