Daily dose: Local history, 13th District spending, Avoid crusty foods, UI's sexual health No. 1

Daily dose: Local history, 13th District spending, Avoid crusty foods, UI's sexual health No. 1

Local history

In 1912, the Champaign school board named the special building committee that will oversee erection of the new high school building. Named to the committee were President Gray, T.E. Smith, Robert Dimmer and Ben Long. Spencer & Temple were instructed to draw plans for the new building.

In 1962, some of the six Champaign police officers who resigned last week have admitted forcing locks and in one instance breaking a window to gain entrance to places where they took items. Chief Harvey Shirley said that an evaluation of the statements of the officers revealed that burglary had been committed in some cases. Also a list released of the items taken revealed that it was more than the “small things” he originally said. The items included a CB radio system, record players, radios, a bamboo door, foam rubber mattresses, brake fluid, two hams and $125 in cash.

More money into 13th District race

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce entered the 13th Congressional District race Monday, putting $25,000 into web advertising on behalf of Republican candidate Rodney Davis.

Total "independent" spending in the three-way congressional race is now more than $4.5 million. That does not include spending by the three candidates —  Davis, Democrat David Gill andindependent John Hartman.

For diabetics, avoid crustry foods, says UI researcher

Eating crusty foods may worsen heart problems in diabetics. This is the conclusion of a University of Illinois study.

“We see evidence that cooking methods that create a crust—think the edge of a brownie or the crispy borders of meats prepared at very high temperatures—produce advanced glycation end products (AGEs). And AGEs are associated with plaque formation, the kind we see in cardiovascular disease,” said Karen Chapman- Novakofski, a U of I professor of nutrition.

For years nutrition experts have advised people with diabetes to bake, boil, or grill their food instead of frying it, she said.

“That’s still true, but if you have diabetes, you should know that AGEs—byproducts of food preparation methods that feature very high, intense, dry heat—tend to end up on other tissues in the body, causing long-term damage,” she added.

If you’re fighting this vascular build up anyway, Chapman-Novakofski thinks that consuming products containing AGEs could worsen the cardiovascular complications of diabetes.


UI is No. 1 in sexual health, says condom maker

From a press release ...

"The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has finally reached its climax, overthrowing the reigning champion, Columbia University, to take the number one spot in the 7th annual Trojan Sexual Health Report Card. The annual study from the maker of Trojan® Brand Condoms and conducted by Sperling's BestPlaces calls attention to the state of sexual health on campuses nationwide by ranking them according to accessibility of sexual health resources and information available to students.

"This sweetheart story was no easy feat for the Illini, as they climbed their way to the top from No. 64 in 2010, to No. 2 last year and now has grabbed #1. Over the past two years, the university has invested time and resources to provide their students with exemplary sexual health programming on campus, earning perfect scores in condoms availability, HIV testing, lecture/outreach programs and student peer groups, quality of the sexual health information on the school website, and overall website usability and quality.

"'The Illini fought their way to the top, excelling in almost every category,' said Bert Sperling, president of Sperling's BestPlaces. 'From providing quality lecture and outreach programs, to the impressive sexual health information available on the website, the campus serves as an impressive model for schools around the country.'"






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rsp wrote on October 23, 2012 at 10:10 am

So the UI finally ranked #1. Good job.

dorsemd wrote on October 31, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Re: Trojan


Very interesting.  We're no dummies and we don't want to be the minor leagues for the nfl or the nba.  The U of I is an academic institution, not some prime time sports mill.  I wonder if Trojan has thought of making them orange and blue and maybe putting a picture of the Chief on the pack or maybe even on the end. Maybe they've already done it,  who knows?  Think of all the money the Big 11 could make with the licensing rights if they seeded the idea to other schools - you know what I mean


Mike Dorsey


PS: Jeff H is thinking of investing his life savings in Trojan stock if he can get in on the ground floor.