The Olympics are winding down, which means you can put a few terms out of your mind for four years: "triple lutz," "carving" and "halfpipe." Give the folks at NBC polite applause for their coverage. Not their fault that Sochi is a half a world away and the timing wasn't right.
Today is Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. News reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago on this date:
CHAMPAIGN — Sandi Jones has been a health care executive, online business owner and board member for the Champaign Public Library, the Urban League of Champaign County and the Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company.
Today, she'll add recipient of the 2014 Athena Award to her resume.
URBANA — Amy Rademaker, the rural health and farm safety specialist at Carle, has been named winner of the 2014 Athena Young Professional Award.
She was described as someone "who thinks critically, focuses on solutions and acts swiftly to address needs" in a nomination submitted by Jennifer Hendricks Kaufmann of Carle.
Illinois might not be any good in basketball this year. But when it comes to the Peace Corps, the Illini haven't lost their touch. Illinois, with 41 grads helping out, checks in at No. 19 on the Peace Corps' annual list of volunteer-producing colleges and universities in the U.S.
"It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High: To shew forth thy loving kindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night. For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands. O Lord, how great are thy works! And thy thoughts are very deep." Psalm 92:1-2,4-5
URBANA — A professor of history at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania will deliver the 2014 W.E.B. DuBois Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday in the University of Illlinois Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave.
The January 2014 issue of the free online genealogy magazine Irish Lives Remembered focuses on New Jersey in the first of a series of American resources for tracing Irish ancestors. Joe Buggy's sites and sources may even be helpful for "seasoned researchers."
Today is Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. News reports from this date in history:
Unofficial St. Patrick's Day is more than two weeks away. But thanks to USA Hockey's success in Sochi, Campustown is experiencing a dry — well, not-so-dry — run.
Perhaps you heard about the Americans' shootout win against Russia on Saturday morning. If you were anywhere near Green Street, perhaps you heard a roar when T.J. Oshie scored the game-winning goal.