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Religion

Synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre pleaded not guilty to dozens of charges Monday as his new lawyer, a prominent death penalty litigator who represented one of the Boston Marathon bombers, signaled he might be open to a plea deal.

Don Follis | Treating others with empathy, respect is our only hope

With the drums already beating for the next presidential election, a pastor told me the other day he really fears the next two years. When he asked me what I thought he should do to confront his fears for the "terrible" day ahead, I said "Face it like any other spiritually-minded person — bake cookies."

Clergy Corner, Feb. 8, 2019

For years, as a member of the Air Force, BRIAN ROMANOWSKI's hands touched intercontinental ballistic missiles designed to deliver nuclear weapons.

Today the reverend's hands touch Christian believers as they are welcomed into the Baptist Church.

Religion calendar, Feb. 8-15, 2019

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Entertainment listings, Feb. 7-14, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

What: Guest speaker is Dr. James C. Harden and performance by Leadership Development Academy. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Rantoul. Rescheduled from Jan. 19.

When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9.

Getting Personal: Garret Hill

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, 33-year-old Champaign resident GARRET HILL of the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce chats with staff writer Paul Wood. Hill has deep faith and some guilty pleasures involving singing and TV movies.

Where are you from? What brought you here?

Religion calendar, Feb. 1-8, 2019

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Clergy Corner, Feb. 1, 2019

For many years, the Rev. DEBORAH OWEN served as an intentional interim minister. Whenever a church had a sudden opening at the top, she'd fill in.

Over 16 years, churchgoers heard her preach in Bement, Monticello, Paxton, Hoopeston, Danville, Westville, Urbana and Lockport.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 31-Feb. 7, 2019

EVENTSThis weekend

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What: The Love For All Poetry Crawl celebrating the poetic talent of Central Illinois residents and students. Poems, prose-poems and song lyrics will be chosen by the committee, printed and spread through participating downtown businesses. Also multiple readings by those interested in performing. Presented by Imbibe Urbana.

2 men arrested after Champaign church burglarized twice in same night

URBANA — Two Champaign men were criminally charged Monday with burglary after police determined that they allegedly hit the same church twice in a matter of hours.

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