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Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer


Former teacher to be honored for humanitarian work

URBANA — Carl Burkybile understands it can feel almost paralyzing to come face-to-face with overwhelming human need.

But he hasn't let that stop him from teaching poor farmers in Africa how to grow food and from helping bring clean water to people who would otherwise be making an all-day journey for it on foot.


This day in history: Aug. 19, 2014

Today is Tuesday, August 19, the 231st day of 2014.

There are 134 days left in the year.

Today's highlight:

On Aug. 19, A.D. 14, Caesar Augustus, Rome's first emperor, died at age 76 after a reign lasting four decades; he was succeeded by his stepson Tiberius.

On this date:


Group seeks nominees for DHS Wall of Fame

DANVILLE — A community committee is looking for some distinguished Danville High School graduates or attendees who would like to hang around with entertainer Dick Van Dyke, astronaut Joe Tanner and former Mayor Bob Jones.

If you know someone who qualifies, you may want to nominate him or her for the school's Wall of Fame.


Area history, Aug. 19, 2014

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:


Top of the Morning, Aug. 19, 2014

— Lou Henson, who shared the cover of Sunday's Answer Book, recently returned to Champaign after his annual checkup at MD Anderson Center in Houston.

"I feel good, and I'm cancer free," Henson said. "So that's good news."


Top of the Morning, Aug. 18, 2014

Your Sunday paper included one of my favorite things: The Answer Book.

We started working on it back in the spring and finished in mid-July.

The content changes from one year to the next, but nearly every year we list, by category, some of the better-known people who have called this area home at some time in their lives.

It's just a list.

But what a list.


This day in history: Aug. 18, 2014

Today is Monday, August 18, the 230th day of 2014. There are 135 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On August 18, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued his Proclamation of Neutrality, aimed at keeping the United States out of World War I, saying, "The United States must be neutral in fact as well as in name during these days that are to try men's souls."


Area history, Aug. 18, 2014

Today is Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:


For the retirees, Aug. 17-24, 2014

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Services of Champaign County.


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