Area history, June 23, 2014

Area history, June 23, 2014

Today is Monday, June 23, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1914: The School for Athletic Coaches, an innovation being introduced this summer at the University of Illinois, is proving to be immensely popular. The school is in charge of expert coaches who coach the Illinois football, basketball and track teams, and the instruction given is not from books but will consist principally of practical demonstrations.

In 1964: The Pines Restaurant, 1509 S. Neil St., has been purchased by the owners of Stadium View, who hold the franchise for the new Ramada Inn to be built behind the Pines. Durward Judy, president of Stadium View, said the company would continue to operate the restaurant although its name probably would be changed to Ramada Pines.

In 1999: It's unlikely that anyone will know why thousands of fish died suddenly in two ponds in south Champaign last month. The Illinois EPA has completed its analysis of the water in Mattis Lake and a drainage pond south of Windsor Road at South First Street. But final results have not shed light on what caused the fish to die.

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