A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Greater Champaign County AMBUCS
About the club
President: Keith Jamieson
Origin: Part of a national organization founded in 1922, GCC AMBUCS was chartered in 1981. Originally called the American Business Club, the acronym AMBUCS was adopted in 1961.
I realize that on Feb. 2, it is unreasonable to want spring to be here.
And yet, there's that whole groundhog thing, so today it's on my mind. Not that I care to trust meteorology to a rodent, but how many more weeks of winter are we looking at?
I have very little to complain about in my life, but I find that I like winter less with each passing year.
Today is Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
Editor's note: This is the second in a weeklong series that includes catch-up stories on the first Chief Illiniwek, the Solon House, Mr. Blue Hands, Irving Azoff and more. We’ll take your ideas, too, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHAMPAIGN — Parkland College instructor Julie Angel will give a talk titled "Conquering Mt. St. Helens" at 7 p.m. Friday in the William M. Staerkel Planetarium on campus.
Ahead of a presentation later this week, a Parkland College professor is talking about what it's like to climb an active volcano. Phillip Kisubika has more.
Angel's presentation at Staerkel Planetarium will take place on Friday at 7 p.m. Admission is $1 at the door.
CHAMPAIGN — Human Kinetics — and the publishing industry — changed greatly during Brian Holding's 17 years as CEO.
"The greatest challenge has been in the last six years when we, as a business, faced tremendous transformation in our industry," said Holding, 62, of Champaign. "It changed the way we produce books. It changed what we produced. It changed to whom we sell."
For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.
RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.
In the end, it was Daniel Tiger's fault. Should I find myself cursing to the heavens in the near future, I will not be shouting God's name, nor that of my kin — it will be Daniel Freaking Tiger.