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Dress rehearsal for “Steel Magnolias”

Dress rehearsal for

June 13, 2012

Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson, left, a communication professor at the University of Illinois-Springfield, and Samantha Myers, a senior from Murphysboro studying musical theater, perform in the McLeod Summer Playhouse production of “Steel Magnolias” Wednesday during a dress rehearsal at the McLeod Thea...

Above all else … Believe

Above all else ... Believe

June 13, 2012

Walter “Starchild,” of Carbondale, takes a smoke break Wednesday behind a downtown storefront. “Starchild” said he has been homeless for 17 years and learned many things through his experience.  He said honesty and ambition should be important aspects of any individual’s life. “But above...

Running drills for summer workout

Running drills for summer workout

June 13, 2012

Junior forward Davante Drinkard runs drills against sophomore forward Dantiel Daniels during practice Wednesday at SIU Arena. The practice marked the beginning of the men’s basketball summer workouts. Photo by Chris Zoeller of The Daily Egyptian. Read More »...

Rugby fan makes hobby a lifestyle

Rugby fan makes hobby a lifestyle

June 12, 2012

Bruce Perschbacher, of Carbondale, looks over his rugby memorabilia Tuesday in his Carbondale tobacco shop, Yesteryear Tobacconists. Perschbacher has gathered his rugby collection since childhood. “I look at this stuff and I know that I could never replace it,” Perschbacher said.Photo by Lynnette Oo...

Triad demolition to start soon

Triad demolition to start soon

June 12, 2012

Stacey Preston, of Murphysboro, cuts scrap metal out of old heaters Tuesday outside Boomer Hall. Envirotech, one of many contractors hired to work on the Traids residence halls, removes recyclable materials before the buildings are demolished. New residence halls are expected to be built in their place...

Goats Keep Carbondale Man Going

Goats Keep Carbondale Man Going

June 12, 2012

Robert Lype, of Carbondale, looks over his freezer filled with homemade goat cheese Tuesday at his home. Lype has lived on his 5-acre piece of land since 1980 and has raised goats and chickens since 1996. Lype said if he wasn’t doing this he would pay for it in medical bills, because the work keeps hi...

Searching for Signal at Superman Celebration

Searching for Signal at Superman Celebration

June 11, 2012

Derek Pryor, of St. Louis, checks his phone Saturday during the 34th annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Ill.  People from across the country came dressed as their favorite characters, including Superwoman, Popeye and Anakin Skywalker.  – Steve Matzker | Daily EgyptianPhoto by Steve Matzker ...

Super Loud

Super Loud

June 11, 2012

Patrick Roberts, of Wingo, Ky., covers his ears Saturday during a performance put on by the Omega Force Strength Team at the Superman Celebration in Metropolis. Roberts braced himself while a member of the team demonstrated his strength by blowing up a hot water balloon until it exploded.Photo by Je...

McCall wins title in hammer throw, women’s team places 14th overall

McCall wins title in hammer throw, women’s team places 14th overall

June 11, 2012

Senior thrower Jeneva McCall laughs while posing for a portrait May 9 at the SIU Track and Field Complex. McCall won the NCAA title in the hammer throw and placed third in the shot put Thursday and Friday at Drake University. Photo by Steve Matzker of The Daily Egyptian. Read More »...

Summer Starts at the Spillway

Summer Starts at the Spillway

June 5, 2012

Ben Johnsey, of Oakdale, hangs out with his brother’s dog, Smokey, Monday at Kinkaid Lake Spillway in Murphysboro.  Johnsey’s mom, Barb Harnagel, said it was their first time at the lake this year.  “We don’t make it up here often,” she said.Photo by Steve Matzker of The Daily Egyptian. ...

‘Singing With The Stars’ raises $8K for McLeod Summer Playhouse

‘Singing With The Stars’ raises $8K for McLeod Summer Playhouse

June 5, 2012

SIU President Glenn Poshard and Susan Patrick Benson, associate professor of theater, perform the Janis Joplin song “Me and Bobby McGee” Friday at the McLeod Theatre. Their performance was part of “Singing with the Stars," a production put on by the McLeod Summer Playhouse. During the month of ...

Serritella taken in fourth round of MLB Draft by Phillies

Serritella taken in fourth round of MLB Draft by Phillies

June 5, 2012

Junior first baseman Chris Serritella was drafted Tuesday in the fourth round, 158th overall, by the Philadelphia Phillies. Serritella has until July 13 to sign with the Phillies, and if he choses to accept, his career at SIU with a .367 batting average and 30 homeruns, third most in school history.Photo b...

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