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#TheMJs, Jan. 27, 2017

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The Activities and Recreation Center on the University of Illinois campus will be hopping Saturday with some of the brightest young minds in the area.

Teams of kids ages 9 to 13 will be competing in the Illinois First Lego League's Central Championship Tournament. The event, open to the public, runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last year, more than 1,200 attended.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 26-Feb. 2, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

WINTER WAR 44

What: For the 44th consecutive year, Champaign-Urbana's annual Gaming Convention will be from noon Jan. 27 to 6 p.m. Jan. 29. Play your favorite board, miniature, card or role-playing game.

When: Starting at noon Jan. 27, 9 a.m. Jan. 28 and 29.

Mary Tyler Moore dead at 80

UPDATED AT 2:15 P.M.

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Tyler Moore, the star of TV's beloved "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen, has died.

Moore died Wednesday with her husband and friends nearby, her publicist, Mara Buxbaum, said. She was 80.

Rich Warren: Questions often pertain to antennas

The advent of digital television almost a decade ago coupled with the consistently rising cost of cable inspire the most common question from readers: TV antennas.

Who lives here? Jan. 21, 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 in the featured home 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.

#TheMJs, Jan. 20, 2017

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

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Top of the Morning, Jan. 20, 2017

TODD LINDSEY wanted to see the trophy with his 22-year-old son, ANSON — in the worst way. Nice of the Cubs to help them out.

Urbana resident Todd and Rockford resident Anson met Wednesday in Bloomington. Their mission: an up-close look and picture with the World Series prize.

Frank's Faves: Children's movies that left scars

This week: Why don't they do what they say, say what they mean; one thing leads to another ...

Like The Fixx said (sort of) ... one fave leads to another. And so it does again. Last week's Faves lead right into this week's by virtue of an answer I received via social media to the question: What's the first movie you remember ever seeing?