I would like to take a moment to wish my wife a happy anniversary, since it is occurring this week, and should I otherwise forget to acknowledge its passing, I will need to count on this paragraph to serve as a notarized stay of execution.
Today is Sunday, Oct. 16, the 290th day of 2016. There are 76 days left in the year.
Today's highlight in history:
Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, Ruby Mendenhall chats with The News-Gazette's Paul Wood. Mendenhall, who has many interests, is an associate professor in sociology, African American studies, urban and regional planning, and social work at the University of Illinois.
Q: How does the new marijuana law work? Does it legalize marijuana use in Illinois?
A: The new law doesn't legalize marijuana. It "decriminalizes" possession of small amounts, by eliminating the possibility of jail time. Now, it's a civil offense, with a small fine, like a traffic ticket.
CHAMPAIGN — Don't like the Cubs? Can't stand the sight of Cubbie blue and all things North Siders? Then steer clear of MC Sports inside Market Place Mall.
It's a chill morning in Birdland, and we walk back and forth, back and forth to the car. The dogs know something's up.
We see clouds of dust rising from the far western field. Jim and Sean are already out harvesting the beans. The shaved corn fields are golden in the morning sun.
Today is Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
CHAMPAIGN — A documentary about a World War II disaster at sea that features local survivors will be shown at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.
Admission is free for veterans and service members, and University of Illinois ROTC program members will attend.
Today is Saturday, Oct. 15, the 289th day of 2016. There are 77 days left in the year.
Today's highlights in history:
On Oct. 15, 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill creating the U.S. Department of Transportation. The revolutionary Black Panther Party was founded by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, California.
Today is Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1916, Colgate's red-sweatered warriors defeated Zuppke's Illini by a score of 15-3 Saturday. It was the first defeat for the Orange and Blue since 1913, but Colgate earned its victory.