Achieving fame is sweet, but it has its dangers as well. What happens when you're no longer in Foreigner? Sometimes good things, sometimes bad. Only leader Mick Jones remains in the band coming to the Virginia Theatre on Sunday. Here's what happened to the rest:
CHAMPAIGN — The scene will be a royal birthday party, and the actors circled around director Brian Hagy begin offering suggestions on what to include.
They could sing "Happy Birthday." They could do something with Silly String. And how about making one character a royal guard?
With a new P.A. announcer on the way for UI men's basketball games next season (sports, B-3), I reached out to an old pro for advice. Jim Sheppard, 66, worked the mic at UI basketball and football games for 22 years, phrases like "That's a Three!" striking a chord with fans.
Still living in the area, he'd be interested in returning to his role. "They know my resume," he said.
CHAMPAIGN — Area residents remembered Greg Schweighart as a dedicated parent and coach who inspired young people to be their best.
"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1
"For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing birds is come; and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land." Song of Solomon 2:11-12
Life is busy these days for nearly everyone I know.
That's why I'm always relieved to have a go-to dinner on a busy night that's still tasty. Three-cheese Tuna Bumsteads have always fit that bill for my family.
They're nothing fancy, but they hit the spot.
Three-Cheese Tuna Bumsteads
2 cans tuna in water, drained
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
DANVILLE — DACC has named Vermilion County Sheriff Pat Hartshorn Named a distinguished alumnus.
Hartshorn, who graduated from DACC with an associate of science degree in 1971, will become the college's nominee for the statewide honor from the Illinois Community College Trustees Association.
Dr. David Dobson, noted author of books pertaining to Scottish origins of American colonists, has introduced a new series designed to identify the origins of Scottish Highlanders who traveled to America prior to the Great Highland Migration that began in the 1730s.
His first volume lists groups of Highlanders from Argyll who headed for North Carolina and New York.
Today is Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago: