Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Here, 49-year-old Champaign resident Dan Rodawig, the director of international business development for Horizon Hobby, chats with The News-Gazette's Paul Wood.
Tell us something new you are doing that no one knows about.
I've made a career out of doing new things. If I told you, then everyone would know.
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Last summer, on a quiet June morning, I reached the pinnacle of my ability as a writer.
In this very newspaper, I published a guide on "How to Blow Bubbles Like a Boss," a piece that I assumed would take the world and its Internets by storm.
Birdland has been balmy, and flowers have been poking up from the warming earth.
In 1915, Charles Davis, alias "Teeters," was shot in the right shoulder Sunday afternoon while trying to resist arrest on a bootlegging charge in Penfield. Davis and Charles Broomfield allegedly came to Penfield Sunday morning, each with 2 gallons of Cherry Special whiskey that they peddled from the curbstone.
DANVILLE — When Mark Denman first stepped into a classroom at East Park Junior High School back in January 1975, he didn't realize it was the start of a 40-year-plus career with the Danville school district.
Denman, then barely 21, had graduated from Illinois State University a semester early and was waiting to enter the University of Illinois College of Law later that fall.
URBANA — As a 12-year-old newspaper carrier, Josh Bubniak had no clue that Roger Ebert's childhood home was on his route.
Shevone Myrick's road to a bachelor's degree had a few more twists and turns than the four other Women of Distinction honorees she'll share the stage with at next week's Girl Scouts of Central Illinois ceremony.
Austin Cloyd loved her Centennial Chargers. She was a big fan of Illinois basketball, too.
"I still have all her T-shirts at home," said her mom, Renee Cloyd, "so I'm going to make a T-shirt quilt — one side orange, one side blue — and bring it back. The students would get a kick out of it."
CHAMPAIGN — At Centennial High School, students have baked and sold cookies. They've sold thousands of candy bars. And tonight, they'll celebrate and dance with the public and some of the families they hope to see benefit from their fundraising this year.