Frank's Faves: Elephant movies

'Dear, haven't you forgotten something?'
'Nonsense, Winifred, old girl. An elephant never forgets.' — 'The Jungle Book' (1967)

Oops, I missed it.

World Lion Day, that is.

It was a couple weeks ago. On that particular Thursday, I was going on about roofers and rooftop movies while the rest of the civilized world was celebrating the king of beasts.

I3 Broadband expanding fiber network; retail store open

CHAMPAIGN — Telecommunications provider i3 Broadband is continuing expansion of its fiber-optic network into more neighborhoods and has opened a retail store.

At the retail location at 808 Dennison Drive, C, people will be able to buy i3 internet, TV and voice services, and swap or return equipment.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 24-31, 2017


This weekend


Who lives here? Aug. 19, 2017

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to, 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.

#TheMJs, Aug. 18, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) provides a glance at the best Twitter has to offer.

Top of the Morning, Aug. 18, 2017

During the Christmas season, radio stations play holiday-themed music. My favorite, of course, is BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's version of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."

On the Fourth of July, we get to hear patriotic music. Anything by JOHN PHILIP SOUSA works for T.O.T.M.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 17-24, 2017


This weekend


Marcus Jackson/About Town: Adjusting to a time change

CHAMPAIGN — In the first few days after she removed anchoring the 10 p.m. newscast on WCIA from her duties, Jennifer Roscoe sat at the dinner table with her husband, Toney, and their two teen daughters — dressed in her pajamas.

"My husband was like, 'So, the pajamas, huh? Is that what this is going to be like?'" Roscoe said.

G-RF grad waiting on Hollywood after defending state title in hog calling

GEORGETOWN — For the second consecutive year, Andrew Metheney captured the state hog-calling championship. And for the second time, his newfound talent may lead the 19-year-old from the Illinois State Fair to a Hollywood studio.

Rich Warren: Wind turbines can hurt TV reception

Let's focus on TV reception, as inspired by an email: