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Carle building on schedule in Champaign


CHAMPAIGN — Work on the new Carle orthopedics and sports medicine building in south Champaign is moving along on schedule, a Carle official said Tuesday.

The 52,000-square-food building at First Street and Windsor Road is set to open in the first quarter of next year, and will house orthopedic and sports medicine care and services being relocated from two other buildings at 1802 S. Mattis Ave., C, and at 810 W. Anthony Drive, U, according to Caleb Miller, vice president of surgical services.

Both current buildings are being retained for other uses, he said.

Moving to the new building will be about 50 doctors, physician assistants, athletic trainers and physical therapists, along with support staff, Miller said.

The new facility will offer X-ray services, injury diagnosis, specialized athletic training, orthopedic rehabilitation and injury prevention programs for 23 sports.

One new feature, Miller said, will be a dash track to measure the speed of running the 40-yard dash.

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Johnson Publishing announces sale of Jet, Ebony magazines


CHICAGO (AP) — Ebony and Jet magazines, which have chronicled African-American life for the past 71 years, have been sold to an Austin, Texas-based private equity firm.

Johnson Publishing Co. announced Tuesday that Ebony and digital-only Jet were sold to Clear View Group but didn't disclose the sale price.

The Chicago Tribune reports ( ) Johnson Publishing will retain its Fashion Fair Cosmetics business and its Ebony photo archive, which is for sale.


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This Week's Little Known Black History Fact


Johnnie Cochran

Attorney Johnnie Cochran took on highly publicized police brutality cases and defended such celebrity clients as Michael Jackson and O. J. Simpson.

Born on October 2, 1937, in Shreveport, Louisiana, Johnnie Cochran eventually established himself as a sought after attorney dealing with high-profile police brutality cases involving the African-American community. He attracted famous clients like Michael Jackson and led O. J. Simpson's defense team in the 1995 murder trial. Amidst much debate over the case, Cochran entered the national spotlight and became a celebrity himself, making screen appearances and writing his memoirs. He died on March 29, 2005.


Education and Early Career

Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. was born on October 2, 1937, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Hattie and Johnnie L. Cochran Sr. The family moved to California in 1943, where the younger Cochran eventually excelled as a student in what was becoming a more racially integrated environment. In 1959, he received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and later attended Loyola Marymount University Law School, graduating in 1962. Upon passing the bar, Cochran worked as a deputy criminal prosecutor in Los Angeles. By mid-decade, he’d entered private practice with Gerald Lenoir and soon launched a firm of his own—Cochran, Atkins & Evans.



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