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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.

Sunday morning shooting leads to arrest in Carbondale

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    An Olmsted man was arrested Sunday morning for his alleged involvement in a shooting.
    Devante Taylor, 24, has been charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon and no valid Illinois Firearms’ Owner Identification card.
    At about 12:48 a.m. on Sunday, officers with the Carbondale Police Department were dispatched to the 300 block of South Crestview Lane for a report of a shooting. 
    When officers arrived, they learned a suspect left a vehicle and began shooting in the direction of multiple people standing outside a residence before driving away.
    A description of the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle was given to surrounding law enforcement agencies. Later, Carbondale Police was notified a vehicle and suspect matching the description was stopped in Williamson County.
    During the investigation, Taylor was arrested, charged and incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.

SIU slotted to play San Jose State in MVC/MWC challenge

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Chris Barron
Weekend Times

    Several online sources have confirmed that the SIU men’s basketball team will square off with Mountain West opponent San Jose State at SIU Arena at a time to be determined this coming season.
    It will be one of 10 MVC versus MWC Challenge games. Those games will be played at various venues late next fall and early winter.
    This conference series has been going on for the past few years, mainly to help the two mid-major leagues schedule at least one quality  non-conference team for the season. San Jose State finished this past season with a 14-16 record, but they played a solid schedule and will have many veterans returning for next season.
    The Spartans return Brandon Clarke, Ryan Welage and Terrell Brown as the young core of next year’s team. The top player for the Spartans is thes sophomore Clarke.
Clarke, a first team Mountain West player, was also a member of the Conference’s All-Defensive team. He averaged 17.3 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game. He also blocked a record 77 opponents’ shots as a rim protector.

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