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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.

Who has the most at stake in a potential SIU strike?

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The administration. Labor problems roll uphill.
14% (3 votes)
The faculty. Academic freedom must be protected.
14% (3 votes)
Graduate assistants. They do the heavy lifting.
10% (2 votes)
Civil servants. They keep the campus going.
14% (3 votes)
The students. Will there be class next week or not?
48% (10 votes)
Total votes: 21

Power outage provokes late night student disturbance at SIU

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Reports of multiple injuries and scattered property damage are coming in today after a power outage sparked a rowdy student gathering outside dorms on the SIU campus last night. A power outage around 9:30 p.m. prompted more than 1,000 residents of Schneider, Mae Smith and Neely halls to assemble outside, leading to a disturbance that blocked off traffic to the east side of campus.

18-year-old arrested after deadly shooting in Carbondale

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A Carbondale man is dead, and another in custody, following a shooting early Sept. 14 on North Brush Street. Police say that about 1:55 a.m., they responded to a home in that street's 400 block following a report of gunshots. There they found 20-year-old Deaunta R. Spencer, who was transported to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale and later pronounced dead.

Science Café series brings inquiry to the masses

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Geology, the development of inventions and how mutant mice can provide clues about aging will be the topics up for discussion at the fall 2011 Science Café series, which aims to present scientific ideas and concepts in casual, conversational settings. The events, which all begin at 7 p.m., are hosted by the Science Center of Southern Illinois, located at the University Mall in Carbondale.

Campus Habitat a no-show at appeals hearing

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Campus Habitat faces an uncertain future in Carbondale after its representatives failed to show up at a second hearing before the city’s Building Board of Appeals Monday afternoon and the company failed to satisfy some conditions laid out by that board at an initial hearing last month. Now, inspections will begin again this week at some of the New York-based housing provider’s Carbondale facilities.

Parents, staff put it all on the table at CES 95 FACTS suppers

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Parrish School was a hub of activity hours after school had ended for the day. About 30 parents, teachers, community members and district personnel gathered in the school’s cafeteria Monday, Sept. 12 for the Family and Community Town Supper, the third such event held this fall by District 95 administrators. A fourth is set for next Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Carbondale Middle School.

McDonald’s offers healthier Happy Meals promotion in September

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Nine Southern Illinois McDonald’s restaurants operate by Short Enterprises, including the Carbondale Murdale location, will offer a healthier version of the popular Happy Meal by default to customers through the month of September. Instead of automatically giving fries and soda in each happy meal, children will receive apple dippers and white milk, and parents will have to specifically ask for the higher calorie options.

'SlutWalk' meant to address sexual violence against women

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Participants are being encouraged to dress in their most provocative and sexually empowering attire to protest sexual violence against women in an event being called "SlutWalk Carbondale." The event, planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, is in response to a Toronto police representative’s comment that, “Women should avoid dressing like sluts in order to not be victimized."

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