WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is recognizing 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award Tuesday, including giants of the entertainment industry such as Barbra Streisand and Steven Spielberg, baseball legends Willie Mays and Yogi Berra, and politicians, activists and
Today is Tuesday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2015.
There are 37 days left in the year.
On Nov. 24, 1865, Mississippi became the first Southern state to enact laws which came to be known as "Black Codes" aimed at limiting the rights of newly freed blacks; other states of the former Confederacy soon followed.
A look at area do-gooders. This week: Centennial High Interact Club
About the club
President: Grant Carlson
LUDLOW — Brenna Schluter has a few words of advice for anyone considering becoming a contestant on "Wheel of Fortune."
Start working out.
"The wheel, it is heavy," said Schluter, a contestant on tonight's show (6:30, WAND-TV). "They give you spinning lessons ahead of the show."
Today is Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
Our high school audience continues to grow.
That was made clear again in the last week on Twitter (@ngpreps surpassed 3,000 followers), at our website (check out Nos. 1-2 on the Sports Stories list, below) and in our newsroom. On Sunday, more than 240 high school student-athletes visited us for studio portraits that will appear soon at news-gazette.com and in our Sports section.
In 1915, the Champaign and Urbana high school football teams were in the last lap of preparations for their big Thanksgiving Day game. From the best information that could be secured, the teams had clashed nine times on the gridiron up to that point, and Champaign had won six times. The first game was in 1891. Since 1909, the games had been an annual affair.
CHAMPAIGN — In North Africa, Italy and Japan, Hubert Woolen served on the same destroyer, which crossed through the Panama Canal to serve in the latter part of World War II.
He was 17 and had moved to Champaign from near Shelbyville when the war started for America, with the Pearl Harbor attack.
Today is Monday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2015. There are 38 days left in the year.
On Nov. 23, 1765, Frederick County, Md., became the first colonial American entity to repudiate the British Stamp Act.
On this date:
In 1804, the 14th president of the United States, Franklin Pierce, was born in Hillsboro, N.H.
Housing authority board to discuss director's job
DANVILLE — The Danville Housing Authority board has called a special meeting for Tuesday to discuss the employment of the agency's executive director, Greg Hilleary.