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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.

Cristaudo's back under original family ownership

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For the first time in more than five years, local family bakery, restaurant and catering service Cristaudo's is back under original family ownership. Established in 1977 in the Murdale Shopping Center, Cristaudo's was owned and operated by Lorenzo and Lucia Cristaudo for nearly three decades until it was turned over to Lorenzo's daughter Rachel in 2001. The Cristaudo family has proudly announced that as of Oct. 29, Cristaudo's Bakery is now back under original family ownership in a new location on North Illinois Avenue.

JALC hosts three-day state level earthquake drill

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The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is conducting a state-level functional earthquake exercise this Tuesday through Thursday on the John A. Logan College campus to test plans for handling a catastrophic earthquake in Southern Illinois. The Community Health and Exercise Complex of John A. Logan College is serving as the command center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day of the exercise. More than 100 state and local agencies and emergency response organizations, including ones from Carbondale, are participating in the exercise.

Council to meet to discuss Gill’s replacement

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The Carbondale City Council will conduct a special meeting Nov. 4 to discuss applications received for the position of city manager. The meeting, set for 2 p.m. in the mayor’s conference room at the Carbondale Civic Center, is for the Council to review 12 finalists for the position and to decide which ones should be invited for interviews.


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