20, No. 2, July 20, 2000
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Third Airport for Chicago?
Building Peotone Airport
would benefit travelers, economy
a new airport at Peotone, rather than expanind O'Hare Airport, could
sasve travelers $500 million a year and spur economic development in
Central Illinois, a UI economist says. more
What kind of airport? more
forget your binoculars
Comet LINEAR may provide interesting nighttime viewing
A comet from a far
off distant region of the solar system is going to be passing by Earth
from now until the end of the month, according to UI astronomy professor
Jim Kaler. And if you'd like to see it, just look north in the evening
sky, shortly after sundown. more ...
by Bill Wiegand
|It's a wrap
was on and around the Quad July 18 during a taping of a video
that the provost's office will use to promote the Urbana campus.
Geist spent the day exiting familiar buildings and delivering
lines from various locations on the Quad for the videotape.
Geist, a UI alumnus, wrote the "About New York"
column for The New York Times before moving to CBS, where
he is a regular commentator for "Sunday Morning,"
"The CBS Evening News" and "48 Hours."
He has written several books, including the best-selling "Little
the job: Sandra Mason
is the UI extension educator in Champaign County who specializes in
horticulture and environment. She makes herself available to provide
information and answer questions regarding any kind of houseplants,
trees, shrubs, herbs, perennials or annuals. She also coordinates the
Master Gardener program in Champaign County. Mason has been with the
UI since 1986. more ...
of Business and Financial Serves offers fall training ... Library now
uses e-mail notices ... Krannert Center continues building improvements
for academic openings
Services for staff openings
E. "Chuck" Curran Jr.,
79, died July 5 at Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana. Curran was
a professor of military science at the UI from 1968 to 1972. Memorials:
UI Foundation for the Col. Charles E. Curran Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Fund, Harker Hall, MC-386.
Doris G. Friend,
75, died July 7 at her Champaign home. Friend came to the UI in
1958 and retired in 1992 as a food service supervisor in the Housing
Harold T. Piper,
81, died July 3 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Piper came to
the UI in 1948 and retired in 1977 as a temperature control mechanic
in the UI's Division of Operation and Maintenance. Memorials: Rheumatoid