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Reading Baseball: Baseball Too Slow and Boring: Try Softball Rules

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If baseball really wants to shorten games, perhaps it should consider adopting other softball rules. Softball games, for example, are usually played in six innings, so reducing a baseball game from nine to six innings would, on average, shorten a baseball game by one hour and eliminate the need to stop serving beer after the seventh inning.

SIU signs two court-ready recruits

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“We haven’t had a guy in our program for a long time — a true center — who can play with his back to the basket, defend and score,” Hinson said. “We think Kavion’s upside is incredible.”

Legislators visit Autism Center at SIU

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Dustin Duncan
Weekend Times


Republican legislators Rep. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, Sen. Paul Schimpf, R- Waterloo, and Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, made a trip Monday to the Autism Center at SIU to see what could be done to maintain levels of funding in order for the center to continue its work. 

Stephanie Brown, director of the Autism Society of Southern Illinois, greeted the legislators and gave them a quick glimpse as to what having the center in Carbondale means to families in the Southern Illinois region. 

She said the next option outside of SIU is in Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis, where there is currently a six-month waiting list to receive services.

  Additionally, she said the earlier children with autism receive services, the better off they will be, and the fact there is a center in Carbondale means there is a family support nearby to help through tough times. 

Carbondale shooting suspect arrested in Arkansas

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Jarrell Pullen, 22, was arrested by U.S. State Marshals and the Craighead County Sheriff’s Department. He was arrested on a warrant issued by the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s office charging him with first-degree murder.

Murphysboro man indicted for first-degree murder

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On Wednesday, a Jackson County Grand Jury returned a superseding indictment including Cortez Turner, 28, of Murphysboro, in the indictment previously charging Juwan Jackson, 26, of Murphysboro, in connection with a shooting on Oct. 24 resulting in the death of Rogers.

SIU student’s play to compete in Kennedy Center Festival

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A student-written play recently produced at SIU has been selected to be part of the 44th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. “Risata, Sciocco ... Risata!” by Thomas Campbell is among a handful of plays produced at universities throughout the Midwest that will be part of the region 3 presentation of the festival, set to take place Jan. 3 to 7 at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.

Terrier Tracker: Terriers can’t stand good fortune

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The after-Christmas Carbondale Holiday Tournament is when the basketball Terriers usually shine. They had a 117-48 win-loss record over four decades of play coming into the 2011 gig at SIU Arena. Last year they ended the season with around a .500 record, yet swept to the large school championship at the tournament.

Neighborhood Alliance meeting set for Jan. 14

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Carbondale’s eighth annual Neighborhood Alliance Meeting will take place Saturday, Jan. 14 at First United Methodist Church, located at 214 W. Main St. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. for registration, coffee and informational displays, and the program will begin at 10 a.m. with introductions of all city officials present and new members on boards and commissions.


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