Today is Monday, March 3, 2014. News reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago on this date:
Today is Monday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2014. There are 303 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
The best way to see it for the first time is as a kid. In the winter. In the evening.
At least for me.
My parents, my mom's mom, and some of my siblings did just that many years ago. We drove to Champaign from my hometown, Danville, to see the Ice Capades.
I remember nothing of the show, but I've never forgotten the first time I saw the Assembly Hall.
For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, 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 Services of Champaign County.
The sun shines on Birdland. I woke to a bright sky, light bouncing off the expanse of white snow, diamonds scattered over the surface, the trunks of trees silvered. I stepped outside with Ursula to a warm, melting world. Icicles grow longer as they drip from the roof.
Had I been in charge of writing the slogan for this year's Academy Awards, it probably would have read as follows:
The Academy Awards. Something that is happening this year. March-ish? Hosted by Ellen.
A dragon battle game where the dragon is the hero, aliens stealing cows, a struggle with the deadly Titan prison ships, a daunting memory test and a chance to evolve as something very different from Homo sapiens.
These were the games that premiered at the Champaign-Urbana Design Organization's Grand Exhibition last month, with Heifer Heist the winner of the competition.
Today is Sunday, March 2, 2014. News reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago on this date:
In 1914, Champaign schools are back in session, pool halls have reopened and scores of University of Illinois students who fled the town at the first mention of the scarlet fever scare have returned. But two new cases, one in Champaign, and one in Urbana, were reported over the weekend.
Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, Paul Wood chats with 54-year-old Champaign resident Michael Miller. He is a singer, songwriter and rhythm guitar player for the Boat Drunks.
So ... what's new with you?
When it comes to honoring comedic classics — from "Airplane" to "Animal House" — Oscar has been a real grouch.
So today, we pay homage to the forgotten genre by asking movie buffs: What's the one flick that still makes you crack up, no matter how many times you've seen it?
Principal, Jefferson Middle School