February 2012

February 2012

Legislator asking state to cover management costs on struggling tuition plan

By Andrew Thomason/Illinois Statehouse News

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois' distressed prepaid tuition program could receive a cash infusion from taxpayers, even though it is not backed by the state.

Where are they now? White and Herman retain teaching positions

URBANA — Every Tuesday evening, students file into a classroom at Wohlers Hall for a business law course on U.S. corporate governance called "Ultimate Leadership."

Their professor? University of Illinois President Emeritus B. Joseph White, who held the university's top job from 2005 to 2009.

Sinatra's playlist

In his wonderful Assembly Hall story this morning, Paul Klee writes that the big hall cannot remember Frank Sinatra's playlist from his Nov. 1, 1990, show. I preserved it although this may not be the right order (it doesn't seem like it would be) ...

Come Rain or Come Shine

World on A String

Summer Wind

Someone Who Needs Me

You Make Me Feel So Young

Back to basics: Manufacturer, store coupons are different

Last week, we covered frequently asked questions about coupon overage.

This week, we'll tackle another dilemma for beginners: the difference between manufacturer coupons and store coupons.

Dear Jill,

I have a $1 coupon for a brand of cheese. The coupon has the supermarket's logo on it.

Studio Visit: Michele Miller

Studio Visit appears first in print, in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, Melissa Merli visits with painter Michele Miller of Urbana. In the Feb.

Getting Personal: Judy Wiegand

Getting Personal is an email Q&A with a local personality. Here, Meg Dickinson chats with Champaign schools Superintendent Judy Wiegand. Getting Personal appears first in print, in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. In the Feb.

Asmussen: Dimke not dogging it

Yes, the question was asked.

"What kind of animal would you rather be, a cat or a dog?"

Derek Dimke's answer:

"I said, 'A dog.' I'm a dog guy."

'I am the Assembly Hall. So good of you to visit.'

With the Assembly Hall closing in on 50 years old, we asked PAUL KLEE to tell her story:

I always thought it was funny how Mr. Sinatra would not sit down.

His requests were few: a modest spread, just cheese and crackers to snack. My gift to him was a white Illini jacket. He thanked us, saying, "Usually all I get is warm beer."

LeRoy girls exit with their heads held high

NORMAL — Thirteen years ago, a renaissance of sorts was started in LeRoy.

It began without fanfare. Stephanie Hintz, Stephanie Howell, Molly Marcum, Emily Schopp, Ashley Walker and Katie Woltkamp entered kindergarten together in the local school district.

Record-tying Lehmann, Stewart earn thirds

EVANSTON — Blake Lehmann looked at the number every time he jumped in the Unit 4 Pool. The best 50 freestyle time in Champaign Central history belonged to Maroons legend Dan Trupin.

"Someday, I'm going to get that record," Lehmann told himself and his swimming buddies.

He was right. The moment came Saturday in the state meet.