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Kilquist, Bryant go on attack, sort of

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The candidates vying to replace Mike Bost as the area’s representative in the Illinois Legislature sparred with each other Thursday over their respective party affiliations, but they generally agreed with each other on many other points. Republican Terri Bryant and Democrat Bill Kilquist worked through a range of issues facing the state and in particular the 115th Legislative District.

New issues arise following fights, assaults

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City and campus organizations are denouncing last weekend’s lawless disturbance on South Illinois Avenue, and a handful of locals now face charges in the wake of the incident that terrorized the Strip early Sept. 20. Carbondale Interim Police Chief Jeff Grubbs called the incident 'sickening,' adding that such behavior is unacceptable for both students and other members of the community.

When Mrs. Roosevelt came to town

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The 
afternoon was growing late when the crowd of hundreds converged on the platform at the downtown train station. Just after 4 p.m. on that late summer afternoon of Sept. 21, 1939 — 75 years ago this weekend — First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt stepped into the middle of Carbondale for a whirlwind visit that lasted only about 12 hours. Despite its duration, her visit was enough to inspire excitement from all around the area.

City, former chief ask for dismissal of lawsuit

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Two of the three parties named as defendants in a $5 million lawsuit alleging wrongful death in this year’s unsolved disappearance and demise of SIU student Pravin Varughese filed responses this week asking that the case be dismissed.

Sarvela gives State of the University

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While flat enrollment numbers gave the SIU campus some much-needed positive news last week, Interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela says myriad challenges remain — many of them, as usual, revolving around the university’s long-term financial situation. Sarvela says that while SIU officials are pleased with a generally flat state appropriation of $103.9 million for fiscal year 2015, mid-year cuts are possible.

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