Q&A with another Wolfram

When 16-year-old software programming prodigy CHRISTOPHER WOLFRAM isn't attending his classes at the Stanford University Online High School, he can be found giving technology talks or researching new, innovative ways to analyze data using the computer coding language his father, Stephen Wolfram, created.

Area history, Oct. 24, 2015

Today is Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1915: Mr. and Mrs. George Louden of Edwin Avenue in Champaign are entertaining relatives from Marion, Ohio, who left Marion in a seven-passenger Cole automobile at 8 a.m. last Wednesday and arrived here at 6 p.m. Thursday. They reported good roads until they reached Danville.

Sandra Mason: Become a plant 'reader'

One way we grow as gardeners is in our ability to "read" plants. Not in a "reading tea leaves" kind of way but more in a "are they healthy" kind of way.

Leaves are excellent indicators of plant health. In autumn, deciduous trees and shrubs naturally lose their leaves; therefore, we lose one of our gauges.

Top of the morning, Oct. 24, 2015

She remembers when crowds were thick on Sunday mornings at Ludlow Church of Christ, a building of beauty on Pera Street in the tiny Champaign County village.

That was a long time ago.

Spooner injured in fall during bike ride

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Ray Spooner, the terminally ill nurse midwife making a bike ride across America, has been injured in an accident in Phoenix, according to an update he posted today on his blog entitled Ray's Little Ride.

Area history, Oct. 23, 2015

Today is Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Small church group pieces together big accomplishment

When it comes to quilting for a cause, tiny Zion Lutheran in Philo acts like a church many times its size.

Today, several of its 35 active members will pack up 220 handmade quilts for a trip to Champaign in what is the first leg in a long journey as part of Lutheran World Relief.

Top of the morning, Oct. 23, 2015

Like music? Like church?

Carolyn Todd has a way for you to enjoy both.

Todd is the Minister of Music and Worship at Champaign's Mattis Avenue Free Methodist Church.

At 6 p.m. Sunday, Todd's church is hosting a performance by The Singing Men of WGNN. No tickets are required for the free concert.

Mayweather's Champaign appearance rescheduled

CHAMPAIGN — Floyd Mayweather fans will have to wait another two months to see one of boxing's all-time greats at the Fluid Event Center.

Will Morris, of Cephalic Team Management, told The News-Gazette on Thursday that an unavoidable scheduling issue will keep Mayweather from visiting Champaign on Nov. 20, as scheduled.

It's finally his turn to ask the questions

CHAMPAIGN — When most people leave work early or ditch class and head to a local watering hole on a Friday afternoon, it's usually not to watch a rousing game of "Jeopardy."

But that's exactly what friends — and possibly some students — of Sean Anderson plan to do.