Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

UI's IMPE to complete transformation to ARC on Aug. 21

URBANA – Folks, this is not your father's IMPE.

In fact, it's not IMPE at all any more.

It's ARC, the Activities and Recreation Center. And there are four levels of things to do here: work out on cardio equipment, run around the new track, join a spinning class, even lounge in the sauna, on a couch in front of a flat screen TV or at the cafe.

Provena seeks cancer survivors to help develop program

URBANA – Provena Covenant Medical Center is looking for cancer survivors willing to help the hospital develop a cancer survivorship program in the local community.

Cancer survivors willing to participate are invited to attend an open forum set for 6 p.m. Tuesday in Covenant's Auditorium B.

Farmers' market responds to need at public health district

CHAMPAIGN – There was fresh corn on the cob, and plenty of it.

Ripe tomatoes, peaches, squash, berries, potatoes, onions and peppers, too.

Champaign County Y sells Church Street facility

CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign County YMCA has agreed to sell its building at 500 W. Church St., C, to a local buyer for $1 million, said Kay Machula, chair of the Y's campaign for a new facility in southwest Champaign.


Teen birth rate falls to a 36-year low in Vermilion County

DANVILLE – Fourteen-year-old Candace St. Pierre was pressured to have sex once, but she knew how to handle the situation.

"I was able to think about the conversations we had in Smart Moves, and I said, 'No,'" she said.

Candace participated in the Boys and Girls Club's Smart Moves program, which uses role-playing scenarios between boys and girls to teach the importance of abstinence, the negative consequences of being sexually active and how to deal with a challenge to have sex. It also addresses self-esteem issues.

Nursing home tax subsidy issue won't be on ballot

URBANA – There won't be a Champaign County Nursing Home tax subsidy proposal on the November ballot.

At the county's policy committee Wednesday night, the issue was tabled by a voice vote, meaning it won't be on the full board's agenda Aug. 21, which would have been the last board meeting before the deadline for approving a referendum proposal.

Mettler general manager parts ways with family businesses

CHAMPAIGN – Miles Mettler has resigned as general manager of the Mettler Center and Mettler Athletic, citing philosophical differences with owners Paul and Lisa Mettler, his brother and sister-in-law.

Miles Mettler had managed the businesses for 12 years during a time of intense growth. Over those years, the Mettlers opened a physical-therapy and fitness center in southwest Champaign, an auxiliary fitness center in Campustown and the Mettler Athletic facility on South Neil Street.

Health care rights group protests at new Carle, Christie clinics facilities in Urbana

URBANA – Champaign County Health Care Consumers doesn't think much of the new buildings Carle Clinic and Christie Clinic built in southeast Urbana.

Not that they're not nice buildings, the organization said.

Top students may not be getting into state universities

Legislators have asked a state commission to look into its program for high-ranking high school juniors to find out if the students are getting into the state universities of their choice.

Every year the Illinois Student Assistance Commission honors the top 10 percent of all high school juniors from around the state by designating them state scholars. In recent years some legislators have heard anecdotes about scholars who, despite their high grade point averages and ACT or SAT scores, were denied admission in state schools, particularly the University of Illinois, said State Rep. Dan Brady, R-Bloomington. Brady, who sits on the appropriations and higher education committees, introduced the legislation. It unanimously passed the Illinois State House and Senate.

Color this cancer survivor an appreciative pink


CHAMPAIGN – Petrea Nelson is in the pink.