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Dunn, Cole warn of impact of budget fight

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A “crisis of confidence” at Illinois universities brought on by the lingering state budget impasse stands to do long-term damage, SIU’s president said this week — and the destruction will surely spread to the communities those universities serve.

Witthaus heading new accessibility coalition

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Jodi Witthaus is fighting for her independence and is seeking to get the city of Carbondale to help provide accommodations to her and others with disabilities so she can keep that independence.

Kevin Baity slated for new manager job

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Carbondale’s deposed city manager is set to take the administrative reins in a new town next week. The town council of Clarksville, Ind., is set to formally approve the hiring of former Carbondale city manager Kevin Baity at its meeting Monday evening.

Fitness classes expand with Splash Park opening

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Exercising on land doesn’t always hold water for Anne Fletcher, so she instead has found a way to stay active in the water. Fletcher, a professor in SIU’s Department of Theater, underwent a replacement of her right hip in November 2013 and also battles osteoarthritis.

Williams hired as permanent city manager

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Gary Williams’ job title got a little bit shorter this week. At a special meeting of the Carbondale City Council Monday evening, city leaders unanimously voted to hire Williams as Carbondale’s city manager — seven and a half months after they first voted to make Williams the interim city manager.

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