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Salukis crushed by South Dakota 49-14 on the road

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Chris Barron
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The 2017 Saluki Football team is on a pigskin cusp after the Salukis were dominated by Missouri Valley Football Conference mate South Dakota State 49-14. 

It was the tale of two halves for the slumping Dawgs, which have now lost three in a row, including two consecutive in Valley play.

Two weeks ago, the Dawgs lost a game it could have won against Northern Iowa by making mistakes when they had possession of the ball in the Panther red zone. In Saturday’s fiasco, the Jackrabbits didn’t allow the Salukis any opportunities to get in the game.

Crusaders force two pick-sixes for 48-21 win

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Chris Barron
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Size is important. 

Carbondale has athletes, but the Belleville Althoff Crusaders football team had plenty of size Friday night. 

The Crusaders started 6-foot, 5-inch, 295-pound Jordyn Slaughter and 6-foot, 8-inch, 340-pound Patrick Ahrens at the offensive tackle positions Friday and equally elephantine players on its defensive line. 

Friday night’s game was fairly even in the first half, but the size difference seemed to wear on the Terriers in the final two quarters.

“We had great effort out there tonight,” said Carbondale Coach Bryan Lee. “But their size wore us down by the latter part of the game.”

Meet and the Chancellor and Mayor event

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SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno and Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry will be at the SIU Student Center Starbucks from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, Oct. 16 for the “Meet the Chancellor and Mayor” event.

East St. Louis man killed in Carbondale shooting Saturday

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A Saturday shooting resulted in the death an East St. Louis man, according to the Carbondale Police Department. 

The victim has been identified as Tony Johnson, 35, police said. 

At about 2:41 a.m., on Saturday, Carbondale officers responded to the 700 block of East College Street in reference to a shooting. 

Upon arrival, officers found Johnson with a fatal gunshot wound. 

Police said the suspect in this case is described as a heavyset black male with a beard, wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt, and a hat. 

Authorities said the investigation is still currently active as of Tuesday. 

Rutherford event Sept. 13 a chance to shake hands, find cash

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Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford will hold a community networking event from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. next Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the SIU Student Center — and many attendees could walk away with more cash than they came in with. The event is a promotion for the treasurer's Cash Dash program, which takes unclaimed property businesses and banks legally are required to turn over to the treasurer's office — inactive checking accounts, unpaid wages, bill overpayments and paid-up insurance policies — and returns it to the rightful owners.

SIU men's, women's basketball release 2011-12 schedules

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SIU released its 2011-12 men's and women's basketball schedules this morning, unveiling a slate that features 16 home games for the men and 14 for the women this season. Men's basketball will open the season with four of their first six regular-season games at home. Included in those games are matchups with traditional rivals St. Louis Nov. 15 and Western Kentucky Dec. 7. The men also begin a new home-and-home series with SIUE when they host the Cougars Dec. 19.

Henry named director of Carbondale Public Works Department

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The acting director of Carbondale's Public Works Department for the past five months has been promoted to that department's full director, the city announced Wednesday morning. Sean C. Henry, who has been employed with the city since 2006, was selected out of 35 applicants for his engineering background and management skills, City Manager Allen Gill said in a release. Henry is a graduate of Carbondale Community High School and attended John A. Logan College.

SIU enrollment falls 1.1 percent for fall 2011

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Student enrollment at SIU is down 1.1 percent compared with last year, according to 10th-day numbers released Sept. 6 by the university. Despite that, the university is finding plenty of silver linings on which to focus. Fall enrollment at SIUC stands at 19,817, and on-campus undergraduate enrollment stands at 13,339. In graduate programs, new student enrollment stands at 554, or 10.5 percent fewer students than last year.

Months after the threat surfaced, a strike at SIU remains an uncertainty

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Labor rallies, collective bargaining drama and a venomous campus dialog have hung over SIU for the better part of a year, but whether any of this will result in the worst-case scenario — a labor strike by any or all of the university’s four Illinois Education Association-affiliated bargaining units — remains as uncertain as it was months ago. Those four unions all filed notices of intent to strike in April.

Women's Center yard sale set for Sept. 24

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The Women's Center is planning its annual yard sale to benefit the children's Christmas Party. Every year, proceeds from this sale go toward presents and the costs of the holiday party for the children who have been in the center's programs. This year, the yard sale is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at Gaia House, 913 S. Illinois Ave.

Carbondale girl receives national Girl Scouts honor

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A recent graduate of Carbondale Community High School is among 10 Girl Scouts alumnae in the nation to be selected this year as a National Young Woman of Distinction. Dara Weaver-Holmes, the daughter of Dr. Doris Weaver and John Holmes and currently a sophomore at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, won her Girl Scout Gold Award with a 2010 project at CCHS to organize a job fair aimed at helping her peers prepare for their futures.

Eleven days of events in Carbondale to reflect on legacy of 9/11

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Starting Sept. 11, 2011— a decade after the terrorist atrocities struck the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field— Carbondale will observe the Eleven Days for Peace celebration. At 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, Osama Bahloul, imam of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, will speak as part of the Ralph Anderson Interfaith Dialogue at the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship.

Terriers fall to Herrin 35-20

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The Carbondale Terriers football squad is 1-1 for the 2011 season after falling Sept. 2 to Herrin in a 35-20 contest. Despite a valiant fourth-quarter effort that put two of three touchdowns on the board, the Terriers were unable to reverse an early-game run that saw Herrin dominate the game going into the half. Bryce Reno-Gibson led the Terriers in rushing with 111 yards on the night. The Terriers opened their season last week with a 24-14 win over Jackson County rival Murphysboro. See next week's issue of the Carbondale Times for more on the Herrin win and the coming Waterloo game.

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