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New Owners Hope for Recognition for Depot

New Owners Hope for Recognition for Depot

The drive continues to get the Lincoln Depot … where the Great Emancipator made his Farewell to Springfield … onto the National Register of Historic Places.

Organizers are pushing anew to get the old two-story, brick Great Western Depot the historical designation, given Lincoln’s speech there in February 1861.

Current owners Jon and Pinky Noll reopened the ground floor to the public a year ago, and the upper level is home to Noll’s law office. Retired city historian Edward Russo is preparing the formal application for the national register.

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This weekend in entertainment history

In this film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, the character Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, left, and the character Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington are shown in a scene from, "Avatar." The film was nominated Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 for an Oscar for best picture. The 82nd Academy Awards will be presented on March 7.

A look back on some of Hollywood's most notable headlines.

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If regular people picked the Oscars, ‘American Sniper’ would win

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Kyle Gallner, left, and Bradley Cooper appear in a scene from "American Sniper."

If ordinary Americans voted for the Academy Awards, the portrait of a sharpshooter in the Iraq war, would be the best picture winner.

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Regina Hall almost became a nun

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The "Think Like a Man" star missed out on becoming a nun because some of her "numbers" were too high.