Area history, March 10, 2018

Area history, March 10, 2018

Today is Saturday, March 10, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, more than a score of women who were arrested for being inmates of disreputable houses opted to leave Champaign County. These included women who were either born and reared in Champaign or Urbana.

In 1968, the Champaign-Urbana Auto Dealers Association was set to present the fourth annual automobile show at Lincoln Square in Urbana. Ten participating dealerships would exhibit 40 cars.

In 2003, Centennial High School senior Kyle Garton won the state title in extemporaneous speech, where contestants get 45 minutes to prepare a six-minute speech to tell all they know about a current issue, like "How can the United Nations Security Council resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea?" Garton was ready for the question, citing Foreign Affairs magazine, the Joong Ang Daily, the Financial Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post and other common and uncommon sources for his carefully crafted response to the question he drew for his final speech the previous month at Lincoln High School. "In extemp, you nail down the sources and arguments and the citation is spontaneous," said Garton, who delivered his speech twice that day without notes.

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