HOOPESTON – Andrea Glotzbach crossed off another name as the registered units for the Hoopeston Sweetcorn Festival Grand Parade passed by.
Glotzbach is parade chairman and a member of the Hoopeston Jaycees, who organized the parade, festival and all the accompanying activities for the weekend.
ST. LOUIS – He could order up even more orange, maybe some socks and shoes to match the tops and bottoms. He could gather the starters at South Farms and castrate to motivate, a trick that got the Mississippi State coach in hot water a few years ago. Or he could have the team give up its normal swank digs the night before kickoff for something more spartan, like Forbes Hall.
ST. LOUIS – You wouldn''t have blamed the Illinois football players for thinking they had walked into the wrong locker room. Like the Denver Broncos''. Or Clemson''s.
Instead of their usual home blue jerseys and orange pants, the Illini found nothing but orange waiting for them Saturday morning.
GOOD CALL, PART I: It was a surprise to most when Baylor pegged Scott Drew as the successor to Evil Incarnate, Dave Bliss.
ST. LOUIS – For the better part of four quarters, the Illinois defense held Brad Smith, Missouri''s dynamic quarterback, in check.
They kept him in the pocket as planned. When he bolted, they gang-tackled him. When he threw, he couldn''t go deep.
ST. LOUIS – Frustration. But not devastation.
Execution errors. Not personality flaws.
URBANA – Becky McCabe is right in the middle of efforts to implement President Bush's No Child Left Behind law in Illinois.
McCabe, principal of Urbana's Leal School, serves on a statewide task force studying assessment procedures to comply with the 2002 law, which requires stepped-up learning standards, with funding at stake.
RANTOUL – When Chanute Air Force Base closed on Sept. 30, 1993, leaving a large portion of northern Champaign County real estate unoccupied, many people feared for the future of Rantoul.
"A lot of people thought that we would become a ghost town with nothing but tumbleweeds blowing in the wind," said Rantoul Village Board member Mike Graham.
Missouri 22, Illinois 15
HARRODSBURG, Ky. – A probationary Champaign police officer was arrested early Saturday in Harrodsburg, Ky., and accused of planning to murder a family there.
Kevin Paul Crum, 31, who listed an address in the 1900 block of Lynwood Drive, C, initially was arrested about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in a parking lot in Harrodsburg for criminal trespass and operating a vehicle with a stolen license plate, according to a Champaign police press release.