Bill Gates repeats at top of Forbes' list of billionaires; Khan at #360

NEW YORK (AP) — The world's richest person got even richer this year.

Foundation hosts dinner to honor Denman

DANVILLE — The Danville Public School Foundation is hosting a banquet to pay tribute to the school district's retiring superintendent.

The event, "Honoring Mark Denman: A Lifetime of Achievement," will be held at 6 p.m. (Illinois time) on April 16 at the Beef House Banquet Center in Covington, Ind.

It is open to the public.

This day in history: March 2, 2015

Today is Monday, March 2, the 61st day of 2015. There are 304 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On March 2, 1965, the movie version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway musical "The Sound of Music," starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, had its world premiere at New York's Rivoli Theater.

William Wegman and the pull of painting

CHAMPAIGN — William Wegman came to the University of Illinois in the mid '60s to work on an MFA in painting and printmaking.

But  while here he renounced painting and began experimenting with other art forms, including video.

Area history, March 2, 2015

Today is Monday, March 2, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Salute to veterans: One of first women to teach pilots in World War II

SAVOY — Things were "tough and very good" for a female Marine who taught men how to navigate the skies of World War II.

Iris Nigg Lundin, who is nearly 97 and lives in Savoy, enlisted in the Marines in 1943 and was one of the first four women to earn wings for teaching navigation, meteorology and radio/laser technique to male pilots.

Oriental Mart owner 'totally surprised' by non-renewal of lease

CHAMPAIGN — Chang's Oriental Mart has weathered the financial crisis, recessions and competition during its 30 years at Royal Plaza in Champaign.

"But we can't survive without the support of our own landlord," said Paul Chang, who with his wife Wendy caters to the grocery needs of Asian and African customers.

Top of the Morning March 2, 2015: From the archives

Write about the Esquire, my boss said.

You could do a photo gallery and write a little text, he said.

But what would I say?

That the Esquire is four times its original size, yet feels the same as the first time I went there, in 1978?

Ask 'Mimi,' March 1, 2015

Did trumpeter Clark Terry (above) have connections to this area?

This day in history: March 1, 2015

Today is Sunday, March 1, the 60th day of 2015. There are 305 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On March 1, 1565, the city of Rio de Janeiro was founded by Portuguese knight Estacio de Sa.

On this date:

In 1790, President George Washington signed a measure authorizing the first U.S. Census.