Part 29: Brief baseball, funky smells, sweet sounds, good reading in the '80s

With the UI celebrating birthday No. 150 this year, we caught up with hundreds of graduates who've gone on to greatness. Every Tuesday throughout 2017, Managing Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO will tell their tales. Today, in Part 29: Grads from the '80s.

30 Days, 30 Grads: Uni alum as fluid as the compounds she worked on

CHAMPAIGN — When Chelsea Edwards moved to Boston for college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she had to get used to a few things.

A Life Remembered: 'Big teddy bear' newsman recalled for depth of his dedication

CHAMPAIGN — There were nights during central Illinois snowstorms when Dave Shaul, the news director at WCIA-TV, would sleep at the station to make certain that someone was there to report on and anchor the morning news.

Loosening the purse strings - for a good cause

Throw together 450 women, 206 purses and 1,800 glasses of wine, and something’s bound to happen.

In this case, $65,000 to support homeless families and women struggling to afford a college education.

Chalk it up to the “Power of the Purse,” a fundraiser/silent auction launched in 2015 by the United Way of Champaign County.

Top of the Morning, May 23, 2017

The participation in #LiveLikeLuke fundraisers continues to spotlight the good in so many area high school students, coaches and parents.

This day in history, May 23, 2017

Today is Tuesday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2017. There are 222 days left in the year.

Today's highlight:

On May 23, 1967, Egypt closed the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping, an action which helped precipitate war between Israel and its Arab neighbors the following month.

On this date:

Area history, May 23, 2017

Today is Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

PODCAST: The WDWS News Team remembers Dave Shaul

PODCAST: The WDWS News Team remembers Dave Shaul: Play now!

Tim Ditman, Michael Kiser and Carol Vorel remember Dave Shaul, both the man and the broadcaster. Mr. Shaul died Monday at the age of 75. (Our apologies that the very first portion of the conversation is not included.)


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Taking root: Hope

In a courtyard outside the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, a small chestnut tree blooms.

It has roots, literally, in a towering horse chestnut that stood outside the cramped attic in Amsterdam where Anne Frank wrote one of history’s most famous diaries.

Champaign-Urbana remembers Dave Shaul

Residents of Champaign-Urbana and beyond are remembering longtime WCIA and WDWS newsman Dave Shaul, who passed away Monday at the age of 75 after a battle with cancer.