My Amish Home: A week of work, worry and blunder

"For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: That ye may be with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 15:4-6

Actress Lauren Bacall dead at age 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Bacall, the slinky, sultry-voiced actress who created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in “To Have and Have Not” and “The Big Sleep” and off-screen magic in one of Hollywood’s most storied marriages, died Tuesday at age 89.

Life Remembered: Williams a comic force, versatile actor

The question from a fan in a Sirius XM interview last year was innocent — what do you think you'd be doing if you didn't become a comedian?

This day in history: Aug. 12, 2014

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2014.

There are 141 days left in the year.

Today's highlight:

Area history, Aug. 12, 2014

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Top of the Morning, Aug. 12, 2014

Not long after he saw the replay of TONY STEWART hitting another dirt track driver — causing KEVIN WARD JR.'s death on Saturday night — SHAWN TOCZEK turned to his wife in Hebron, Ind., and said "if I hadn't moved, that could have been me."

Celebrities reflect on Robin Williams' death at 63

Celebrity colleagues and admirers of Robin Williams shared their reactions Monday to his death at age 63 in an apparent suicide:

This day in history: Aug. 11, 2014

Today is Monday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2014. There are 142 days left in the year.

Today's highlight:

On Aug. 11, 1954, a formal peace took hold in Indochina, ending more than seven years of fighting between the French and Communist Viet Minh.

On this date:

Area history, Aug. 11, 2014

In 1914, the Champaign Velvets again are announced as victors in the Illinois-Missouri pennant race which was scheduled to close yesterday. Yesterday's game would have decided the contest between Champaign and Ottawa for top honors, but the long-needed rain stopped the boys from performing.

Saturday night live: A photo gallery of downtown Champaign

From nightclubs to coffee shops, taxi cabs to burrito trucks, patio hoppers to filmgoers, downtown Champaign on a summer weekend night is a vibrant melting pot of personalities. On Saturday, Aug. 2, staff writer Melissa Merli and contributing photographer Kerry Rossow took it all in — from sunset to last call, inside and out.

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