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Schimpf, Bryant to hold senior fair

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Senior citizens from throughout the area will find a range of services and information available at the annual Senior Fair July 20 in Carbondale.

State Sen. Paul Schimpf, State Rep. Terri Bryant and Mayor Mike Henry will serve as hosts for the event, which will run from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Carbondale Civic Center, located at 200 S. Illinois Ave.

All interested senior citizens are invited to attend for information and demonstrations on quality-of-life issues. More than 50 area vendors will be in attendance to provide services to area seniors.

Reading Basebal: A Life Saved on the Roberto Clemente Bridge

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Pete Peterson

In late June, major league umpire John Tumpane, a 34 year-old Chicago native, was crossing the Roberto Clemente Bridge after an afternoon run and lunch. He was scheduled to umpire a game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Tampa Bay Rays at PNC Park that evening.

As he crossed the bridge, he noticed that a young woman had climbed over the railing and was looking down into the waters of the Allegheny river. When Tumpane stopped and asked what she was doing, she told him that she wanted to get a better look at the river. But it was clear to Tumpane that she was getting ready to jump from the bridge.

SIU psychologists test computer-based training interventions to combat anxiety, depression

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Andrea Hahn
SIU Media Service

Researchers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Anxiety, Behavior and Cognition Research Laboratory are looking for a few worried people. 

Researchers Sarah J. Kertz, associate professor and director of the laboratory, and doctoral students Eva Harris, J. MacLaren Kelly and Keith Klein, are offering anxiety and depression intervention treatment in exchange for participation in a research project. They are conducting a four-week study to test the efficacy of computer-based training programs that might help people learn to control their anxiety. 

SIU agreement helps Kaskaskia students

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Andrea Hahn
SIU Media Service

An agreement between Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Kaskaskia College will streamline the path for Kaskaskia graduates to transfer into specific SIU programs.

The agreement, signed June 26 at Kaskaskia College in Centralia, allows Kaskaskia students who earned associate in applied science degrees in three select programs to transfer smoothly into bachelor degree programs at SIU Carbondale.

Students may transfer into the following SIU bachelor degree programs:

Guard play essential in Valley league play

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Chris Barron
Carbondale Times

The second half of the summer semester starts Monday and finally JUCO center recruit Kavion Pippen has arrived on campus. That’s good news to Saluki fans, who have looked with trepidation at this past year’s three big-man returnees and felt the roster needed another impact big besides Thik Bol.

But, though the Dawgs now have two guys (Bol and Pippen) who can defend SIU’s goal, it is fact-based, conventional wisdom that modern day basketball is guard-oriented.

Friday Night Fairs to return May 4

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The popular Friday Night Fairs sponsored by Carbondale Main Street will return for a second year beginning May 4. The events, which will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. each Friday through Sept. 21 at the Town Square Pavilion in downtown Carbondale, will feature local vendors, produce, artisans and entertainment. Also, live music will be featured each evening, and a kids’ corner will feature crafts, games and educational activities.

CES 95 calls for action on transportation funds

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District 95 Superintendent Roger Pfister called on community action to urge local lawmakers that pending legislation on redistricting transportation funds for schools could have a detrimental effect on future financial years, including the nearest one on the horizon. Also during the March meeting, Superintendent Mike Shimshak provided the board with information to show the board a potential financial issue that might impact future district budgets.

Man arrested for local vehicular burglaries

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A homeless man has been arrested and charged with two counts of vehicular burglary after an incident April 13 on Carbondale’s northwest side. Carbondale Police say DeMarcus D. Watson, 29, was taken to the Jackson County Jail after officers responded to reports of a suspect entering vehicles in the 600 block of West Elm Street.

Letter: City needs to take a stand against Debbie Moore

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After reading the most recent article by Geoff Ritter regarding the Carbondale Convention and Tourism Bureau expanding its board, I just have to comment. It seems that Debbie Moore is desperate to hold on to her position as director of the bureau. And why wouldn't she be? Where else is she going to find a job making a hefty salary and benefits while not having to work very hard?

Evidence lost in police response to Young's death

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State Police are awaiting test results that will “turn on the lights” regarding the March shooting death of Molly Young, and those results could determine whether the case moves forward as a suicide or homicide investigation. Some potential evidence, however, will never be part of the investigation after Carbondale Police, who were first to respond to the March 24 scene, allowed Young’s on-and-off boyfriend — both a resident of the apartment and a telecommunicator for the Carbondale Police Department — to wash his hands and change his clothing before State Police arrived.

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