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Saluki Bassers team up with veterans Saturday

By Sharon Wittke
March 1, 2012
Filed under News

Members of SIUC’s bass fishing team will pair up with student veterans for a day of fishing and relaxation on Lake of Egypt Saturday.The Saluki Bassers, a Registered Student Organization, will sponsor the Third Annual Veterans Buddy Fishing Tournament as a way to thank veterans, said Dominick DiNovo,...

Survivors survey tornado damage

Survivors survey tornado damage

By Sarah Schneider
March 1, 2012
Filed under News

Residents seek solace through community kinshipPatricia Roberts and her friend Connie Morse sat in lawn chairs in front of Roberts' destroyed duplex Thursday, waiting for insurance adjusters.Five of the six deaths that resulted from the storms in Harrisburg Wednesday were in identical duplexes to Roberts' B...

At least six killed in Harrisburg tornado

At least six killed in Harrisburg tornado

By Tara Kulash
February 29, 2012
Filed under News

View all of The Daily Egyptian Harrisburg Tornado Photos belowA tornado that roared through Harrisburg in the predawn darkness Wednesday left six people dead and a swath of destruction that flattened entire blocks."It looks like a bomb went off," said Lt. Tracy Felty of the Saline County sheriff's offi...

Singer pays tribute to black female musicians

Singer pays tribute to black female musicians

By Lauren Duncan
February 29, 2012
Filed under News

Black History Month at SIUC ended on a musical note.Singer Jodi Lynn Merriday performed Tuesday at the Carbondale Civic Center with a trio of musicians as one of the last SIUC-sponsored events for Black History Month. The concert was dedicated to remembering singers Billie Holiday, Abbey Lincoln and Nina S...

Insurance will cover damage to SIUC plane from emergency landing

By Tara Kulash
February 28, 2012
Filed under News

An SIUC aviation student and instructor had to put their training to use when a lodged landing gear forced them to make an emergency landing last Monday.David NewMyer, chairman of the ASA Aviation Management and Flight, said the flight instructor and student handled the situation wonderfully. He said th...

Board approves purchase of furniture for new facility

By Lauren Duncan
February 28, 2012
Filed under News

Before the new Transportation Education Center opens, it will need to be furnished.The Executive Committee of the SIU Board of Trustees met Monday to approve a $1.79 million purchase of furniture for the new center being built for automotive and aviation programs near the Southern Illinois Airport.T...

Students can find different forms of tax help

By Ben Conrady
February 28, 2012
Filed under News

For many students, filing taxes is a yearly ritual met with dread, but the pain associated with the task can be lessened if the situation is handled the correct way.Sue Frey of Frey’s Premium Tax Service in Energy said a little organization can go a long way when filing a tax return. Frey has 24 ye...

‘Shower Me Blue’ showers young mothers with support

By Jacqueline Muhammad
February 28, 2012
Filed under News

At four months pregnant, Alexandria Saddler wasn't sure whether she was going to have a baby shower.But after attending prenatal classes through a national initiative called the Stork's Nest, Saddler, a Carbondale resident, was asked to be an honoree at a community baby shower.The Southern Illinois University...

Commissioned to Create

Commissioned to Create

February 28, 2012
Filed under News, Photos

Nick Apple, of Northbrook, works on a mural Monday on the front of The Premier Lounge, a Carbondale nightclub. Apple said he has recently been hired to paint murals for multiple businesses in town. “I like getting paid to mess up people’s walls,” Apple said. Read More »...

Man sentenced to prison for SIUC bomb threat

By Tara Kulash
February 28, 2012
Filed under News

After threatening to bomb three SIUC dormitories August 29, a Chicago man has been sentenced to 16 months in prison.Maurice Wiggins, 23, pled guilty to the felony charge of making a bomb threat and was sentenced Monday in East St. Louis, according to the Associated Press.Wiggins was upset about a break-up w...

Switching from coal is not an option yet

By Tara Kulash
February 27, 2012
Filed under News

Although students from the Beyond Coal campaign are pushing for alternative options to provide energy on campus, it’s likely the university will not switch from coal anytime in the near future.The group met Monday with Chancellor Rita Cheng, Phil Gatton, director of plant and service operations, an...

Mail facility closure would cause job loss for region

By Sharon Wittke
February 27, 2012
Filed under News

In the midst of the U.S. Postal Service's financial crisis, the Carbondale Mail Processing Center is slated to move its operations to Evansville, Ind., according to a Postal Service press release.While the distribution center will relocate, the Carbondale post office will remain open and customers wil...

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