ROSSVILLE – Rossville-Alvin school board members hope a consultant on school district reorganization can answer some of their questions about a cooperative high school and help the board determine its next step as it seeks to merge with another school district.
Consultant William Phillips works with school districts in reorganizing and will attend a special meeting of the Rossville-Alvin school board at 7 tonight in the Rossville-Alvin Grade School library. He will make a presentation to board members and then answer questions.
Debbie Dowd Clinebell's eighth-grade science students would probably run ? fast ? in the opposite direction if they heard their teacher talking.
"We're ... ready to go back to class and we've still got two months of summer left," Clinebell gushed recently.
CHAMPAIGN – Michael Meridith isn''t a doctor, but he plays one in the weight room.
Good thing, too, for Steve Whitehill.
URBANA – A public forum on the past, present and future of Lincoln Square Mall will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the food square in the mall.
Urbana Alderwoman Laura Huth said two University of Illinois graduate students will conduct the meeting, which will give some history about the mall and solicit ideas about what its future might be.
RANTOUL – When Marty Barrett started his job as regional school superintendent, he had to rebuild the Rantoul office's reputation and finances.
Today, when he retires, Barrett looks back at troubled times now past and a promising future for the Champaign-Ford Regional Office of Education, a training and service resource for 17 school districts in a 1,500-square-mile area. Barrett says he's proudest of the partnerships he has formed with other agencies and programs to deliver those services, especially to troubled youngsters at odds with the system.
The old Rex TV & Appliance space at 1104 N. Prospect Ave., C, will become the new and larger home of Premier Sound & Design.
The store will move in about 90 days from its current address at 2821 W. Kirby Ave., C. One of the owners, Rick Stone, said he and co-owner Andy Kurtz bought the building and will be remodeling it.
Dee Brown and Deron Williams still are alive in their quest to represent the U.S.
Brown and Williams are among the 15 players still vying for spots on USA Basketball''s Junior World Championship team after a round of cuts Sunday at the team''s camp in Dallas.
If there is a single indication of Suzy Favor Hamilton''s stature in Big Ten history, it is this: The conference''s female athlete of the year award – won by Favor Hamilton herself in the 1980s – now is named the Suzy Favor Female Athlete of the Year Award. So there you go.
She is the most decorated athlete in Big Ten annals. During her track career at Wisconsin and beyond, Favor Hamilton garnered 23 Big Ten titles, nine national titles and 14 All-America awards. She''s a three-time Olympian and a six-time national champion.
Before there was Tiger, there was Jack. No surname required. Jack Nicklaus followed a string of golf''s greatest players – Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer – but the Columbus, Ohio, product came to be known as the defining name in the game.
After winning the NCAA individual title in 1961, Nicklaus turned pro and, by age 22, had a major title in his bag. When Nicklaus defeated Palmer in a playoff in the 1962 U.S. Open, the vanquished golfer said,
He''s a former draft pick and a returning starter, and that means absolutely nothing for Danny Clark this summer.
With a new head coach who specializes in linebackers, a new system and a high-priced free agent in the fold, the fourth-year Jacksonville Jaguar is fighting for a roster spot as he heads into the most important season of his career.