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Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli from the week that was

This old house is impressive

The Big 10, with Jeff D'Alessio, April 16, 2017

Sadly, the actors who portrayed Norman Lear's most famous sitcom characters — Archie and Edith, George and 'Weezy,' Fred Sanford and Aunt Esther — are no longer with us. So, in anticipation of Lear's trip here for Ebertfest 19, we turned to those who played other familiar characters from that golden age of TV, asking them: Which Lear creation made you laugh the longest and loudest?

Ebertfest: Up close and personal with Norman Lear

Norman Lear might be one of the most famous "liberals" in the United States.

However, the television legend, who eschews labels in general, thinks of himself as "a bleeding-heart conservative."

Ask 'Mimi,' April 16, 2017

How did the Nick Offerman fundraiser in early April go at Japan House?

It sold out in 20 minutes and was "incredibly successful," said Japan House assistant director Cynthia Voelkl. Many former UI students, including Offerman, who had studied Kabuki with Professor Shozo Sato at the UI, returned to see Sato's production of "Iago's Plot" at Krannert Center.

Rich Warren: A few suggestions on device updates

Apple recently rolled out the penultimate upgrade/update of its iOS 10 operating system, 10.3.1. The final iteration will arrive later this spring.

Apple updates iPhones and iPads for all users, regardless of your cellphone service provider or your model.

However, Apple observes a five-year horizon for updates, meaning products older than five years cannot install new updates.

Who lives here? April 15, 2017

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

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER

Entertainment listings, April 13-20, 2017

EGG HUNTS

NITE LITE EGG PURSUIT XXIV

What: Bring your basket and flashlight and join Lite Rock 97.5 WHMS to hunt for eggs filled with prizes. For ages 18 and older. Be on the lookout for the bronze, silver and gold eggs for a chance to win prize packages.

When: Register on-site, 7:15 to 8 p.m.; egg pursuit, 8:10 p.m. April 14.

Rich Warren: Instruction manual now thing of past

The first IBM PC came with two thick three-ring binders of instructions, plus a third manual for the Basic computer language. Today, if you're lucky, you receive a sheet of paper with directions on how to access the manual online. That saves trees and shelf space but makes it more difficult to find needed information, especially if the problem concerns networking and internet access.

Who lives here? April 8, 2017

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

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER

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