Ron Dunkel, of Carbondale and Student Center Craft Shop coordinator, shows an example of a completed solar oven Wednesday during a solar oven workshop at the Student Center Craft Shop. Dunkel said solar ovens conserve more electricity compared to electric ovens. “When you’re cooking with an electric oven in your house during the summertime, you’re using twice as much air conditioning and electricity for the oven,” he said. “By cooking outside with a solar oven, you can greatly reduce your electric bill.” –Lewis Marien | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Power box

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Lilly Scott, 3, of Carbondale, inspects the flowers her mother picked out Wednesday at the flower sale on Giant City Road at the new Dirtbusters location. The sale was organized by the Giant City School Parent Association in order to update the school's technology in classrooms, purchase supplies for students and to help get prizes for their "PRIDE" program, which encourages good behavior for students. --Ian Mullen | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Picking plants

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SIU basketbal head coach Barry Hinson speaks to members of the media during a press conference Wednesday afternoon at Saluki Stadium. Hinson said he regrets singling out one player, Marcus Fillyaw, who he has since apologized to, but stands behind all of his other comments. "I  will not apologize for being passionate," Hinson said.  "I will not apologize for being energetic ... And I will not apologize for loving my players and coaching them and demanding the best out of them on a daily basis." 
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Hinson responds to viral press conference

Coach Barry Hinson defended his post game comments after Tuesday’s loss to Murray State in a press conference at SIU Arena Wednesday. Hinson said he regrets singling out one player but he stands behind his other comments. Sophomore guard Marcus Fillyaw ... Continue Reading →

A winter weekend

John Quillmen, of Marion, blows snow in a parking lot on South Graham Street in Carbondale Sunday after this weekend’s snowstorm. Quillmen, who works for Five Star Reality, said he had to plow his way to get to customers. “From Friday to Saturday ... Continue Reading →
Nina Crane, a fourth grader from Carbondale, picks out a Fisher-Price Pull-Along Turtle for her little
brother Tuesday during the third-annual “Shop with a Cop” event at Kohl’s in Carbondale. The event,
presented by the Public Relations Student Society of America student chapter at SIUC, picks several
children from student families and pairs each with a police officer from the SIU Department of Public
Safety. Each child receives a $100 gift card to spend on gifts for themselves and their family.

‘Shop with a Cop’ brings gift of giving to SIU families

Christmas came early to 10-year-old Nina Crane and 14 other children who live with their parents on campus. The third annual Shop with a Cop event took place Tuesday, allowing children to buy gifts for themselves and their families for the holidays. The ... Continue Reading →

War by the woodchips

  Samantha Henry, 7, left, and Sophia Bryan, 6, play a game of war Tuesday at Turley Park in Carbondale during their last week at the Kid’s Korner summer program. Kid’s Korner begins its after-school program next week. Henry and Bryan unanimously ... Continue Reading →

One part Polar, one part Puck, serve over ice

  Jimmy John’s workers prepare sandwiches Saturday during the Polar Bear weekend in Carbondale. One Jimmy John’s employee, Liz Biggane, a senior from Chicago studying foreign language and international trade, said the restaurant was open 24 ... Continue Reading →

Tear down to keep up

Campus Colonial employees Brenda Smith and Kyle Blumenstock refurbish a house on South James Street with property owners Maryanne and Bruce Chrisman. Chrisman said many owners don’t perform routine maintenance on their properties. “This is an interesting ... Continue Reading →

Throwback Thursday: Today in 1969

Southern Illinois Airport reported that winter’s first snow “was only a trace” Friday, but Jacquelyn Outlaw, a freshman from East St. Louis, still found it fascinating. John Lopinot-Daily Egyptian About Photo Desk Continue Reading →

Obama: ‘The best is yet to come’

 President Barack Obama and his family take the stage before his victory speech early this morning in Chicago.  About Photo Desk Continue Reading →

Elementary elections

D.J. Tillman, a fourth grader, receives help from Truth Marsh, a third grader, Tuesday as the two try to identify the faces of presidents on currency while Fadhillah Tollman watches. The game was part of the Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale’s Election ... Continue Reading →

Throwback Thursday: Today in 1983

Mike Witt, freshman, undeclared major, gets into the Halloween spirit Monday with his newly carved Jack-O-Lantern outside Abbott Hall in Thompson Point. Scott Shaw-Daily Egyptian About Photo Desk Continue Reading →

Boards and bikes on Tour

Frankie Acevedo, a junior from Chicago studying civil engineering, lands a skateboarding trick during this semester’s Tour de Carbondale. Twice a year, students bike to various houses across town that volunteer to host occicanional tour stops for participants ... Continue Reading →

Throwback Thursday: Today in 1955

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Getting glitzy for Halloween

Josh Curvey, a freshman from Alton studying architecture, tries on a Halloween costume Monday at Party City in Carbondale while fellow architecture majors Kyle Eliakis, left, from Morris, Ryan Lex, center, and Adam Tregoning, both from Springfield, share ... Continue Reading →
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