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This day in history: Aug. 17, 2014

Today is Sunday, August 17, the 229th day of 2014. There are 136 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On August 17, 1969, Hurricane Camille slammed into the Mississippi coast as a Category 5 storm that was blamed for 256 U.S. deaths, three in Cuba.

On this date:


Ask 'Mimi' Aug. 17, 2014

From an online archive of history to Urbana's acoustic open-mic, Melissa "Mimi" Merli has you covered.

Where can I access The HistoryMakers archives?


Business and professional briefs, Aug. 17, 2014

New jobs

Carle names vice presidents. Scott Hendrie and Lauren Schmid have been promoted to vice presidents at the Carle Foundation.

Hendrie was named vice president, finance and treasury. He has worked at Carle since 2004, most recently as director of finance and treasury.


Area history, Aug. 17, 2014

Today is Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1914: J.J. Michaels, who has been performing as acting Champaign police chief for the last two weeks, this morning was commissioned chief of police by order of the fire and police commission. He took the police examination last Friday and passed with a general average of 94.


Studio Visit: Anna Longworth and Emily Otnes

Studio Visit is a Q&A with local artists. Here, a chat with Champaign's Anna Longworth, a freelance photographer and the new director of the Indi Go Artist Co-op, and Emily Otnes, of Urbana, a University of Illinois student in creative writing and lead singer and writer for Emily Otnes and the Weekdays.


The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Aug. 17, 2014

In honor of International Left-Handers Day, which came and went Wednesday with nary a peep — so typical — we asked 10 southpaws to share their painful accounts of feeling left out while living in a right-handed world. 
 
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Senior Library Specialist, Urbana University High
 
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Getting Personal: Hayden Noel

Getting Personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Here, a chat with Hayden Noel of Champaign, an assistant professor in the College of Business at the University of Illinois, a former track star and a student of consumer behavior.  

How did you become interested in consumer behavior?


Letter from Birdland: Appreciating all we have planted

In Birdland, the summer is sliding down the other side of its peak with more cool mildness. We can feel the autumn coming as school looms ahead with a bittersweet transition as our last little bird prepares to fledge.


Top of the Morning, Aug. 17, 2014

The ceremony at Tuscola Lodge 729 will go on as scheduled.

But for Tuscola's Joe Harris, who is to receive the prestigious Pilgrim Degree of Merit at 2 p.m. today, it will be bittersweet.

Joe's wife, Norma, passed away Thursday. Today was to be their 57th wedding anniversary.


Unity East principal knows the territory

TOLONO — Jim Carver is the new principal at Unity East Elementary School, but he's not new to the school.

Carver has taught fourth grade there for the last six years.

"I'm excited to be continuing my career here," Carver said. "It's every administrator's dream to continue in the building they've come to know and love."


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