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Girl marks birthday at fire station after crash

SHERMAN (AP) — A 7-year-old girl from central Illinois has celebrated her birthday at the fire station where the first responders work who helped save her life after she suffered a serious head injury in an automobile accident.

Area history, Aug. 22, 2016

Today is Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Those Who Served: Mahomet man 'never felt like we lost' in Vietnam: 'We withdrew'

MAHOMET — Wayne Roosevelt relived a lot of memories when he helped put up The Wall That Heals in his town earlier this year, including memories of getting shot at in Vietnam.

'Adeus,' Rio de Janeiro; 'Yoboseyo,' Pyeongchang

There's been no reports yet of athletes becoming victims of Zika-carrying mosquitoes or falling ill from sewage-infested waterways at the Rio Games, which closed brightly yet benignly Sunday. Next stop: Asia, which will host back-to-back-to-back games — South Korea in 2018, Japan in 2020, China in 2022. Here's an early sneak peek:

Harambe lives: Killed zoo gorilla gets a second life online

CINCINNATI (AP) — Harambe, the Ohio zoo gorilla shot and killed after a 3-year-old boy got into his enclosure, has taken on life after death.

This day in history, Aug. 22, 2016

Today is Monday, Aug. 22, the 235th day of 2016. There are 131 days left in the year.

Today's highlight:

On Aug. 22, 1485, England's King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field, effectively ending the War of the Roses.

On this date:

Ask 'Mimi,' Aug. 21, 2016

Did Krannert Art Museum receive a huge grant recently?

Yes, likely the largest in its history: a whopping $325,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities, preceded by another NEH grant of $65,000 for planning the exhibition "World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean."

The Reluctant Townie: Medal-winning notes from the Olympics

Like many of you, I began watching the 2016 Rio Olympics with the intention of keeping up on the events and soaking in as much of the limited-time-only, global muscle-flexing as possible. That resolution lasted about as long as my New Year's resolution to stay pretty fly for a white guy. (Sorry, I can't help but be VERY fly for a white guy. [Puts on sunglasses, smoothes down cowlick])

Popular and prepared

URBANA — One of the newest festivals in Champaign-Urbana has quickly become one of the most popular.

Japan House's Matsuri took place last year for the first time on the grounds of the house and nearby University of Illinois Arboretum.

The Japan House staff had planned for 1,000 people. Instead, 3,000 to 4,000 showed up.