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Top of the Morning, May 20, 2017

What makes the Travel page in this Sunday's News-Gazette unique is not the story — about a family's five-day Caribbean cruise — but the author.

He's 11.

"I am planning to clip out Sunday's story and hang it on my bedroom wall," sixth-grader Thomas Southey said.

30 Days, 30 Grads: Improving hospice is Uni alum's future goal

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — During her sophomore year at Notre Dame, Petra Rantanen helped take care of her grandmother, who was nearing the end of her life.

It was during those months that Rantanen, a 2013 University High graduate, began to feel strongly that people in this country need better care when they reach that stage.

Not long after, she took a class on hospice care.

Top of the Morning, May 19, 2017

Fifth- and sixth-grade students at Fisher Grade School welcome special guests today, including News-Gazette college basketball writer Scott Richey.

He will be part of the school's Writers' Extravaganza, a biennial event that celebrates the work done by the students.

This day in history, May 19, 2017

Today is Friday, May 19, the 139th day of 2017. There are 226 days left in the year.

Today's highlight:

Area history, May 19, 2017

Today is Friday, May 19, 2017. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1917, 30 mailbags full of blank forms were sent to sheriffs and mayors in Illinois to be used in the selective draft registration set for June 5. Illinois troops would be mobilized July 25.

Poll: Blacks less likely to have enough for retirement

CHICAGO (AP) — Older white Americans are nearly twice as likely as African-Americans to say they've saved enough for retirement, a new poll found.

Fox News founder Roger Ailes dies at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Ailes, the communications maestro who transformed television news and America's political conversation by creating and ruling Fox News Channel for two decades before being ousted last year for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, according to his wife, Elizabeth Ailes. He was 77.

Man dies after falling at Wrigley Field

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who struck his head after tumbling over a railing at Chicago's Wrigley Field has died.

The Cook County medical examiner's office says 42-year-old Richard E. Garrity of Wheaton was pronounced dead Wednesday at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Make room for Campustown cuisine

Now that the hordes have left the University of Illinois campus, it's a good time to check out restaurants in Campustown. But there are so many, with new ones popping up all the time. To give you a few ideas, staff writer Melissa Merli met with six UI employees for lunch at their favorite Campustown eatery.

Marcus Jackson/About Town: No telling what's next for retiring principal

FISHER — As he moseys through the halls of Fisher High School, outgoing principal Tom Shallenberger can easily answer the question of how many days remain in the school year — and his career as an educator.

"Seniors were done (Tuesday), graduation is Sunday, Monday is a regular school day and then we've got finals on Tuesday and Wednesday," he says.