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2008-09-12 21:00:26

By PANTAGRAPH STAFF BLOOMINGTON - An event next week will recognize women's achievements in business and honor the recipient of the 2008 Athena Award. The Women's Division of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce will present the award at the 6 p.m. Thursday dinner at the Parke Hotel & Conference Center in Bloomington. A pre-event reception will be at 5:15 p.m. The keynote speaker is Linda Garbe, president of The Garbe Creative Group in Towanda. The cost to attend is $45. Today...

2008-08-28 21:00:25

By Dan Craft It's not only the fall concert season that's heating up (see today's cover story on D1) - the curtains are parting on the autumn theater and dance front, too. Following is a look at what's being staged between now and year's end at area theater and performing arts venues. National tours- Sept. 19: Continuous City, 7:30 p.m.; progressive theater troupe The Builders Association returns with its latest fusion of theater and technology; U of I Krannert Center.- Sept. 26:...

2008-08-27 21:00:16

Local Humane Society - Robert McDonald has been elected treasurer of the Humane Society of Central Illinois. His name was omitted from a Names & Faces item because of incomplete information submitted to the newspaper. Page from Our Past - Luther Gaines was the ace pitcher for the Bloomington Colored Giants baseball team featured in Sunday's Pantagraph. His last name was misspelled. (c) 2008 Pantagraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-22 21:00:22

First-day notes Notes and numbers from the first day of classes in District 87 schools:- 2,763 elementary students at seven sites;- 1,152 at Bloomington Junior High School;- 1,382 at Bloomington High School;- Kindergarten, first-, third- and fourth grades each saw about 10 percent growth in enrollment compared to last year;- The district is 10 square miles, but the majority of students - more than 4,000 - ride a bus to school;- Many students are returning to the fruits of labor from several...

2008-08-22 21:00:22

Graduates Hope College BLOOMINGTON Two area residents were on a list of recent Hope College, Holland, Mich., bachelor's degree recipients who have been awarded graduation honors.Area cum laude graduates are:Bloomington Jennifer Knight.Flanagan Sarah Roeschley. SIUC CARBONDALE Emily J. Fitzgerald received her master of accountancy degree with a specialization in taxation from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale on Aug. 2. She earned a bachelor of science in accounting in May...

2008-08-21 21:00:35

Today Community- Resource information fair for seniors; 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Eureka Nazarene Church fellowship hall. Sponsored by Woodford County TRIAD and Eureka Public Library's "Prime Time." Disaster preparedness seminar, 10 a.m.; lunch stand open, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.- U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson mobile office hours; 10:30 a.m. to noon, Clinton City Hall; 1 to 2:30 p.m., Weldon Library; and 3 to 4:30 p.m., Farmer City City Hall.- Twin City Tale Spinners; 6:30 p.m., Bloomington Public Library...

2008-08-21 21:00:21

FYI Stay updated Visit www.pantagraph.com for the latest road closures. Long term A list of long-term road projects, including work in uptown Normal, is updated weekly in Monday's Pantagraph. New Locust Street, between Prairie and McLean streets in Bloomington, will have one eastbound lane closed through Friday for sewer repair. Today Office hours - U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson will have mobile office hours from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Clinton City Hall; 1 to 2:30 p.m., Weldon Library; and 3...

2008-08-14 21:00:17

By Scott Richardson;srichardson@pantagraph.com Two generations of the Niepagen family from Bloomington-Normal scored big on a recent fishing trip to Manitoba. Really big. They reeled in channel catfish that weighed 30 pounds and lake trout that topped that mark. At one point, they couldn't quit catching super-sized lake trout long enough to get some smaller ones for shore lunch. "It was pretty crazy," said Lee Niepagen. Wendell's brothers, Melvin and Norman, rounded out the foursome...

2008-08-11 21:00:25

By Scott Richardson Conservation World is one of the big draws to the Illinois State Fair in Springfield through Aug. 17. Back again are the Scheer's Lumberjack Show, kids fishing and casting activities, a Bass Tub featuring fish from around the state, youth archery and shooting skills ranges, Voyager canoe rides, bird shows and a popular Wild West show. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources hosts the 30-acre park on the northwest corner of the state fairgrounds. Hours are 10...

2008-08-10 12:00:18

Community leaders say a 1908 Illinois race riot should be remembered for both the bad and the positive reforms it spawned nationwide. The Springfield Race Riot left seven people dead, including two black men who were lynched, and destroyed dozens of homes and businesses in the city where Abraham Lincoln had once lived. But the widespread attention it gained played a role in the creation of the NAACP and other positive efforts to end racial violence, the Bloomington Pantagraph reported. "In...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'