Entertainment listings, Feb. 13-20, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

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Illinois Ancestors: Lincoln birthdays detailed on Web

In commemoration of Abraham Lincoln's birthday today, it seems fitting to look back to Feb. 12 in years past to learn how Lincoln spent his "special day."

UI prof's website tackles decision-making

URBANA — Should I get a tattoo?

How should I impress my girlfriend's mother?

Should I go to graduate school or find a full-time job?

When faced with decisions, many of us will talk it over with friends and family or pull out a legal pad and write down the pros and cons.

But decisions can be full of uncertainties and not all of us have learned decision-making skills.

Champaign offers another digital library service

CHAMPAIGN — As the Champaign Public Library continues to bolster its digital offerings, one thing is clear: Print is still king at your local library.

Business owners plan to stay in Danville after sale

DANVILLE — Longtime business owners Neal and Melody Ehrlich plan to continue living and working in Danville after the sale of their family business.

Russell Cellular, a family-owned company headquartered in Battlefield, Mo., took over the Ehrlichs' two Verizon stores in Danville at 22 N. Jackson St. and 2802 N. Vermilion St. last week.

Use Twitter to #AskUnit4 about new high school

Champaign schools are taking to Twitter to answer questions about the proposed new Champaign Central High School:

— The #AskUnit4 chat is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday

— To participate, log in to Twitter and search for hashtag #AskUnit4. To be included in the chat, the hashtag must be included in your tweets.

UI group to send action figure of Hawking to edge of space

URBANA — Physicist Stephen Hawking is perhaps the most widely recognized scientist in the world, a best-selling author and a leading authority on the cosmos.

Now he has his own action figure. Preparing to boldly go where few action figures have gone: space.

The edge of space, technically, in a balloon that reaches an altitude of 100,000 feet.

Rich Warren: Digital storage of CD contest poses a puzzler

Large collections of an old technology known as the compact disc encumber us like the chains on Marley's ghost. Many of us want the flexibility of hearing our music anytime, anyplace without the space and handling required by physical discs. We also may prefer the full fidelity offered by CD.

Yahoo to add 80 jobs at Research Park site

CHAMPAIGN — Yahoo plans to add 80 positions in the University of Illinois Research Park in the coming year, bringing employment at its Champaign office to nearly 200, a top company official said.

The Internet giant already is recruiting UI students for employment after graduation this spring, Senior Vice President Scott Burke said.

Firm buys Verizon stores in Danville

DANVILLE — After opening a new store in Champaign last month, Russell Cellular announced Wednesday that it has purchased two Verizon retail stores in Danville.

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