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Jackson County court records for May 24

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Felonies:
5/22: Morgan Harper, 26, of Lexington, Kentucky, pleaded guilty to theft, a Class 2 felony. He was given five years in prison with 30 days credit for time served. He was also fined more than $10,000.
    Kenneth Howder, xxx, of xxxx, pleaded guilty to forgery, a Class 3 felony and possession of methamphetamine, also a Class 3 felony. He was given 24 months of probation, 100 hours of public service, ordered to undergo drug treatment and fined $1,430.
DUI
5/22: Reva Warnsman, 32, of Harrisburg, pleaded guilty to driving under drugs, a Class A misdemeanor. She was given 12 months probation, 50 hours of public service and fined an undisclosed amount.

Obituaries for May 24

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Roland Richard Edward Keim, 82, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017.
    Roland was born in Columbia on Aug. 13, 1934 to Richard and Louise (Kannewurf) Keim. He married Ruth Raeber on July 2, 1955. They were married 49 and a half years before her death in 2005.
    Ronald is survived by his three sons, Thomas (Susan) Keim of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, David (Kim) Keim of Carbondale and Douglas (Kimberly) Keim of Tunnel Hill; a sister, Marian (Roger) Hoffmann of Plainfield; eight grandchildren: Brian (Becky) Keim of Ste. Genevieve, Rachel Keim (fiancé Michael McDaniel) of Ste. Genevieve, Sarah (Dereck) Thomas of Benton, Emily Keim of Carbondale, Justin (Myra) Rogowski of Marion, Andrew (Rachelle) Keim of Marion, Brandon (Emilie) Rogowski of Herrin and Brittany (Jason) Robertson of Goreville.
Also surviving are 10 great-grandchildren: Kaden Rogowski, Devon Rogowski, Audrey Rogowski, Lydia Rogowski, Kolten Rogowski, Kaylee Keim, Cole Keim, Elizabeth Rogowski, Olivia Rogowski, Harper Robertson and Baby Thomas (due in December). He is also survived by a very dear friend and companion, Virginia Smith of Carbondale.

SIU Police Blotter

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5/13: Non-SIU student Ethan Lind, 18, of Carbondale, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol at South Wall and East Grand at about 1:18 a.m. on Saturday, May 13. He posted bond of $300 and was released.
5/15: Jerry Rea, 49, of Herrin was arrested at Schendier Hall for theft of $500 and under at about 2:29 p.m., on Saturday, May 13. The item was reported as SIU tools. He posted bond of $150 and was released.
5/18: SIU student Jamie Stagner, 31, of Carbondale, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane usage and a motor vehicle accident, at about 10:08 on Thursday, May 18 in the Saluki Loop Drive. He posted his Illinois driver’s license, plus bond of $100 and was released.

The Greatest Pitcher in St. Louis Baseball History

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If you ask St. Louis baseball fans to name the greatest pitcher in Cardinals history, you’ll likely get a divided opinion. Most will tell you it was Bob Gibson, but those who prefer the legend to the man will tell you it was Dizzy Dean.

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.

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."

Rainbow Cafe fundraiser planned for Sept. 17 at Co-op

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The Rainbow Café and Neighborhood Co-op Grocery will team up to raise funds for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) youth in the area with a fundraiser car wash from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 in the Co-op parking lot. The Rainbow Café serves as a social and support group for high school-age GLBT youth in Southern Illinois. The organization welcomes those youth who are questioning their orientation and youth members' heterosexual friends.

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