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