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City would like to save Van Dyke childhood home

DANVILLE — Tear down the childhood home of Dick Van Dyke?

That's a possibility now that the city of Danville has added the dilapidated two-story house at 930 N. Hazel St. to its list of condemned structures.

Who lives here? June 27, 2015

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Rich Warren: Generating ideas about TV reception, DVD transfers

After reading our column on TV reception a few weeks ago, a couple of readers offered further suggestions.

This reader sent detailed instructions for improving reception of WILL-TV:

Study: Media quicker to label Muslims than whites as terrorists

Between 2008 and 2012, about 6 percent of domestic terrorism suspects were Muslim, or about 1 in 17, according to FBI reports.

But in that same period, about 81 percent of the domestic terrorists described on national cable and network television news programs were Muslim, according to a study led by University of Illinois communication professor Travis Dixon.

Who lives here? June 20, 2015

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home to wholives here@news-gazette.com and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

Top of the morning, June 19, 2015

Weekend Media Guide

Larry The Cable Guy has played Champaign-Urbana in the past, appearing at State Farm Center. And he may do more shows in the future.

But you won't see the comedy star at Memorial Stadium for the Oct. 3 between Illinois and his beloved Nebraska.

"I go to all the home games," Larry said. "I've only been to a couple of away games.

Who lives here? June 13, 2015

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Top of the morning, June 12, 2015

I was born in the 1960s. In late '61 to be exact. My memories from that decade are limited to my first years at Catholic school and hanging out with my best friend, SCOOTER.

So, when CNN devoted a series to "The Sixties," it was mostly over my head.

Starting Thursday night, CNN moved more into my wheelhouse with "The Seventies."

Rich Warren: Taking a gigabyte out of your cell bill

"Wake up and smell the gigabytes!" a reborn Ann Landers might exhort. While paying a recent cellphone bill, the dollars attached to those gigabytes reared up and smacked me in the gob. We were paying $1,440 a year, including the UI discount, for two smartphones on a family plan account with 4 GB of data. A dozen years ago we paid $720 a year for a landline and a single voice-only cellphone.

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