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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.

Family to host service for 3rd anniversary of SIU student’s death:The family launches a scholarship in Pravin Varughese’s name for criminal justice student

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The Varughese family will gather at SIU’s engineering department to announce the first “Pravin Varughese Memorial Scholarship.” Lovely Varughese said the scholarship is for $1,000 and will be given to a criminal justice student.

Rauner, lawmakers can't agree who writes school funding plan

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Democrats who run the Senate Education Committee told Rauner's education adviser Thursday that the Republican governor should draft legislation to reflect recommendations from a school funding report released last week. The adviser, Beth Purvis, countered that the plan should come from the Legislature.

SIU Board of Trustees to talk towers and tuition Thursday: University seeks approval to help with financing and construction costs

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Currently, there are three 17-story, high-rise towers for residence halls. Aging infrastructure, outdated floor designs, resident density, and the negative impact on student recruitment are cited as reasons to replace the high-rise towers.


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