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Trump to battle investigations with condemnation, lawyers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has beefed up its legal team. Its political team is ready to distract and disparage. And President Donald Trump is venting against Democratic prying.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 28-March 7, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

RODNEY CARRINGTON

What: The multitalented comedian, actor and writer will perform live in concert.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.

Cost:Reserved seating tickets, $44.75; special VIP packages, $179.75. Additional $5 per ticket processing fees apply (online only).

Entertainment listings, Feb. 14-21, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

SPURLOCK MUSEUM'S 17TH ANNUAL WINTER TALES CELEBRATION

What: Honoring the cultures of Indigenous Americans and the wisdom and practices they share with others. This year's events inclue a talk on powwows, an educator workshop, and a family concert of storytelling and traditional teachings.

When:4 p.m. Feb. 14; 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 16.

Accused kidnapper's wife files for divorce

By PAM DEMPSEY and ARIEL MAJEWSKI
CU-CitizenAccess

CHAMPAIGN — The wife of the man accused of kidnapping and killing a visiting University of Illinois scholar from China has filed for divorce.

Michelle Christensen, 30, filed a petition for dissolution of marriage from her husband, Brendt Christensen, in the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court in Champaign County.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 9-16, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

GEORGETOWN FAIR

What: Carnival operating daily until Aug. 11. Daily music entertainment, pig races and a petting zoo are free attractions. Daily livestock shows, food, exhibits and evening grandstand entertainment: barnyard tractor pull, Aug. 9; rodeo, Aug. 10; demolition derby, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11.

When: Aug. 9-11.

The Law Q&A | Are fans or owners shielded at ballpark?

By BRETT KEPLEY

Baseball season is upon us. Time to have fun at the old ballpark.

Watching great pitching.

Catching foul balls with the glove you brought.

Catching broken bats with the skull you brought.

Is the old ballpark liable to you for the batter's shattered bat shattering your zygomatic and sphenoid bones?

It's a constant challenge to keep Urbana cemetery alive

By LILLIAN BARKLEY
CU-CitizenAccess.org

It's not always easy for a local cemetery to stay alive.

Gravesites need to be maintained, bills need to be paid, and revenue relies solely on death.

Every active cemetery deals with difficulties, but for a board of less than 10 retirees, maintaining East Lawn Burial Park in Urbana is a grave concern.

Funding used yearly to demolish nuisances

By JELTER MEERS
CU-CitizenAccess

Each year, Champaign spends $20,000 from its Urban Renewal Fund to demolish a few nuisance properties.

David Oliver, the city's code compliance manager, said another $50,000 from the state's Abandoned Property Program funds has been used to demolish five nuisance properties in Champaign in 2016.

Issues with empty houses unabated in C-U area

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