I ran into a friend the other day with her 6-year-old, who had just celebrated her birthday with a long-awaited party. I asked how it went.
“It was fun,” the 6-year-old said, “but we didn’t get to do everything on the schedule.”
Flashback to my daughter’s sixth birthday party.
Astronaut and University of Illinois graduate Mike Hopkins posted a photo of Champaign-Urbana today from space.
Hopkins is aboard the International Space Station.
Today is Tuesday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2014.
There are 302 days left in the year.
On March 4, 1789, the Constitution of the United States went into effect as the first Federal Congress met in New York. (The lawmakers then adjourned for lack of a quorum.)
On this date:
In 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.
Mimi Myers and Suzy Smalley are back in Danville after a weekend of star-gazing on the Oscars red carpet.
While the People magazine movie fan contest Myers won didn't come with front-row seats — the best friends sat high up in the stands, under a golden arch — they still got a good view of the rich and famous as they stopped to wave to the crowd or chat with ABC's Robin Roberts.
Today is Tuesday, March 4, 2014. News reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago on this date:
Four graduates of local public schools have been selected for recognition by the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation.
To be honored at the foundation's alumni recognition gala April 12 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign:
As Gifford braces for today's statewide tornado drill — our story, B-2 — more signs of progress:
— On Monday, Champaign Rotary Club followed through on its promise to do more for Gifford than its donation of $10,000 made in November. President John Calderon announced at a luncheon that the club's spring project will be to plant up to 350 trees in the tornado-ravaged village,
Today is Monday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2014. There are 303 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
URBANA — University of Illinois meteorologist Jeffrey Frame, who takes students to the Great Plains each spring to observe tornadoes and thunderstorms, will speak at a free weather-safety event at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Beckman Institute auditorium, 405 N. Mathews Ave., U.
Today is Monday, March 3, 2014. News reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago on this date: