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A Life Remembered | Horizon Hobby CEO 'was hands-on with the entire company'

CHAMPAIGN — Joe Ambrose was known for his vision, innovation and business acumen throughout the remote-control hobby industry.

Colleagues said they were equally impressed with the Horizon Hobby CEO's warm, unassuming manner; his willingness to work in the trenches alongside them; and the way he treated everyone from employees to customers to RC enthusiasts.

China's Huawei unveils chip for global data market

BEIJING (AP) — Huawei Technologies Ltd. showed off a new processor chip for data centers and cloud computing Monday, expanding into new and growing markets despite Western warnings the company might be a security risk.

Huawei and other Chinese technology companies that rely on Western technology are stepping up efforts to develop their own.

Eli Lilly to buy Loxo Oncology for about $8 billion

Eli Lilly is spending about $8 billion in cash to buy Loxo Oncology, as the drugmaker bulks up on cancer treatments that target certain gene abnormalities.

Loxo Oncology could launch a drug next year and targets an abnormality that occurs in several tumor types, including some lung and thyroid cancers, Lilly said in a prepared statement announcing the deal Monday.

Wired In: Thomas Kim

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood talks with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet Dr. THOMAS KIM, founder of Artificial Intelligence Imaging Research (A2IR) LLC. The new startup company is working on leveraging artificial intelligence in interpretations of medical-imaging studies.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 3-10, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

ILLINI FARM TOY SHOW AND AUCTION

What: Hosted by Champaign County and Vermillion County Farm Bureau Young Ag Leaders. Lots of farm toy vendors and collectible items with a live consignment auction.

When: 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 4 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 5. Auction, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 5.

Where: Wyndham Garden Hotel, 1001 W. Killarney St., U.

Illinois Ancestors | Time to be a part of genealogy societies

Genealogical societies are the backbone of genealogical research. For decades, they have been transcribing, indexing and publishing genealogical resources, educating researchers with workshops, conferences and webinars, and promoting good research practices.

All of this can be costly; thus, these societies depend on revenue from membership fees and other donations.

Rich Warren | Some tech predictions heading into 2019

Every year, the old crystal ball rolls out to predict the future, but let's face it, the old crystal ball is just that, so 20th century. With virtual reality, mammoth 8K TV screens, holograms and Alexa, who needs a crystal ball?

UI program aims to combat lack of computer-science teachers

URBANA — It's often hard to get a glimpse at how the sausage gets made when it comes to high school curricula. But an initiative started by the University of Illinois offers a glimpse into the burgeoning field of computer-science instruction in Illinois.

Hoopeston Area's new app lets students report bullying anonymously

HOOPESTON — How can the voiceless be given a voice?

That's a question Hoopeston Area School District officials had been wrestling with, according to high school Principal John Klaber.

Entertainment listings, Dec. 27, 2018, to Jan. 3, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

HOOPESTON'S 'LIGHT UP McFERREN PARK'

What: Annual Christmas display of lights in the park.

When: 5 to 11 p.m. daily through Dec. 31.

Where: McFerren Park, Hoopeston.

Cost: Free.

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