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FBI Buckminster Fuller file released

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Newly released FBI files paint a picture of an agency at least somewhat suspicious of renowned architect and SIU professor Buckminster Fuller, whom the FBI interviewed in 1965 in Carbondale in order to learn more about his relationship with an unnamed Soviet national.

Splash Park opening looks unlikely in 2015

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The Carbondale Park District is taking its story of the stalled Super Splash Park project to Washington, D.C, this week, even as hopes dim that the pool will open this season. 'I’m not confident,' Park District Executive Director Kathy Renfro said of the possibility of the pool opening this year.

Henry: Carbondale faces 'perfect storm'

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Carbondale’s newly seated mayor says he hopes Gov. Bruce Rauner gets a good look next weekend at SIU and Carbondale — places that have a great deal to lose in the governor’s proposed budget. Rauner’s proposed budget would cut state funding to SIU Carbondale by up to $44 million — a number that would jeopardize programs all across the campus.

Murphysboro plants a hopeful seed

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An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but Murphysboro Mayor Will Stephens hopes his city’s signature fruit has the opposite effect on prospective businesses. And that’s why Stephens and others have been spending time this week packaging 350 hand-blown glass apples to be sent to businesses across the country.

Susan Ford makes pitch for chancellor job

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Susan Ford has spent her career studying “dead monkeys and monkey bones,” but she knows that tackling SIU’s problems will be far from monkey business. Ford, who joined the SIU community in 1979 as a visiting anthropology instructor, was the first of four candidates for campus chancellor to address the community.

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