Youths in the news, July 2, 2014

Celebrating the achievements and accolades of young adults in East Central Illinois. 

Volunteering impact

Three area youths have been recognized by the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program for making a positive impact in their communities though volunteering.

This day in history: July 2, 2014

Today is Wednesday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2014.

There are 182 days left in the year.

Today's highlight:

On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a sweeping civil rights bill passed by Congress.

On this date:

In 1714, German composer Christoph Willibald Gluck was born in Erasbach.

UHS alumni group sets planning meeting

URBANA — The Urbana High School Alumni Association will have a planning meeting at 5:30 p.m. July 8 at Bunny's Tavern in downtown Urbana to plan the alumni homecoming event in October.

The annual event on Oct. 3 will be for alumni of all classes and take place at the same time as the school's homecoming.

Area history, July 2, 2014

Today is Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Neighbors: Recognizing accomplishments in our communities

Multiple medalists

Caleb Crede of Urbana and Emily Eisenmenger of Tolono won multiple medals with Team Illinois at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey.

Crede, competing in aquatics, earned a gold medal in the 100 relay, silver in the 25-yard breaststroke, a bronze n the 100 freestyle and finished fourth in the 50 backstroke.

Illinois Ancestors: Genealogy's top 2 sites hit by attacks

According to an article in the online Genealogy in Time Magazine Newsletter (June 21, 2014), and Find A Grave both experienced extended website outages recently. They were flooded with fake traffic in what is known as a distributed denial of service attack, a method popular with Internet pirates.

Slice of Life: The nose knows


CHAMPAIGN — Thad Morrow swirls the wine glass in tight circles in his right hand. Exposed to the air's oxygen, the dark red 2010 Marsannay Pinot Noir bubbles and comes to life — at least for a palate as sophisticated as Morrow's.

Top of the Morning, July 2, 2014

She may be an international star, but 2-year-old Kili isn't acting like one around the house.

"It's all about the next time the food bowl is going to get filled," said her owner, Robin Bryan. "And when mom's lap is next available.

"She is clueless about the accolades."

This day in history: July 1, 2014

Today is Tuesday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2014.

There are 183 days left in the year. This is Canada Day.

Today's highlight:

On July 1, 1944, delegates from 44 countries began meeting at Bretton Woods, N.H., where they agreed to establish the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

On this date:

Volk steps down as MTD chief, will work part-time

CHAMPAIGN — After 40 years as director of the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, Bill Volk stepped down on Monday.

How can MTD improve? Let Tom Kacich know here

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