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Top of the Morning, May 24, 2019

For as long as News-Gazette Media radio operations Manager JIM LEWIS can remember, WDWS has been the local radio home for the Indianapolis 500.

The tradition continues at 10 a.m. Sunday with prerace and race coverage. The green flag drops at 11 a.m.

MARK JAYNES returns as the Voice of the Indianapolis 500, a role he took in 2016.

This day in history, May 24, 2019

Today is Friday, May 24, the 144th day of 2019. There are 221 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On May 24, 1994, four Islamic fundamentalists convicted of bombing New York's World Trade Center in 1993 were each sentenced to 240 years in prison.

On this date

Area history, May 24, 2019

Today is Friday, May 24, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

'Being able to complete this has been a long dream'

CHAMPAIGN — Ana Milena Edwards just wanted something to be entirely hers.

For most of her life, she said, it had seemed that people had been talking down to her, insinuating if not outright saying that on her own, she wouldn't amount to much.

First, it was the children who labored with her on a Colombian farm. They "abused me because I was a lot smaller than them," she said.

Entertainment listings, May 23-30, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

ILLINI REGIONAL BRIDGE TOURNAMENT

What: Pair and team events for players of all skill levels. Kibitzers are welcome. Full schedule: regional.kwbridge.com.

When: May 23-27.

Where: Holiday Inn, 101 Trade Center Drive, C.

More info: Call 217-359-0042 or email kwalker2@comcast.net.

NEIGHBORHOOD SUMMER BLOCK PARTIES

Area history, May 23, 2019

Today is Thursday, May 23, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1919, an estimated 70 children at the Cunningham Children's Home were quarantined for smallpox. The home was fumigated.

This day in history, May 23, 2019

Today is Thursday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2019. There are 222 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On May 23, 1934, bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were shot to death in a police ambush in Bienville Parish, La.

On this date

In 1788, South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the United States Constitution.

Top of the Morning, May 23, 2019

In a December entry in our popular "Getting Personal" feature, DENISE POINDEXTER told us how excited she was to be the incoming president of the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana.

Ex-judge files new motions in Jussie Smollett case

CHICAGO (AP) — A former judge who wants a special prosecutor appointed in the Jussie Smollett case is back in court with new motions to obtain her goal.

Sheila O'Brien on Tuesday filed three motions in Cook County Circuit Court attempting to get the case before a different judge.

Japan urges traditional order for Japanese names

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Foreign Ministry wants the world to begin using the traditional order for Japanese names, with family names first.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would become Abe Shinzo, as he is known in Japan, ending the Westernized name order the country adopted for use with foreigners more than a century ago as a means of internationalization.

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