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Semester in Photos Spring 2012

May 7, 2012


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The Daily Egyptian Photo Staff for Spring 2012:  Lynnette Oostmeyer, Chris Zoeller, Sarah Gardner, Pat Sutphin, Jessica Tezak, Isaac Smith and Steve Matzker. Read More »...

A look back at the Harrisburg Tornado

May 7, 2012


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Reeling and Relaxing

Reeling and Relaxing

May 6, 2012


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James Selph, of Rockford, catches a bluegill Monday at Crab Orchard Lake. Selph, who worked in maintenance at SIUC for 23 years, said he was going to bring the fish he caught to his grandkids when he visits them next week. He said he fishes almost daily to relax and enjoy retired life.Photo by Jessic...

The clowns come to town

The clowns come to town

May 6, 2012


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D.J. Dean Kelly, a performer with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, warms up the crowd Sunday during the preshow activities at the SIU Arena. Children were encouraged to come down to the floor during the preshow to interact with the performers. The traveling circus performed five shows du...

Four starting pitchers have baseball coaches excited for postseason

Four starting pitchers have baseball coaches excited for postseason

May 6, 2012


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Freshman pitcher Sam Coonrod walks off the mound April 8 against the University of Evansville at Abe Martin Field.  Coonrod, whose fastball tops out at 97 mph, said his goal for the season was to pitch deeper into the game. Photo by Steve Matzker of The Daily Egyptian. Read More »...

Cycling through Giant City

Cycling through Giant City

May 6, 2012


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From left to right, Mary Avery, Tom Riechman, both of Makanda, and Mary Finley, of Carbondale, prepare to bicycle Thursday through Giant City State Park. The group, who has been riding for years, said they do long distance camping trips on their bicycles. “We’ve just started riding season,” Riech...

Emotions evoked by Alzheimer’s expressed through spoken-word ballet

Emotions evoked by Alzheimer’s expressed through spoken-word ballet

May 5, 2012


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Hallie Chametzky, a freshman at Carbondale Community High School, performs Friday during the preview performance of “A Life Unhappening" at Shryock Auditorium. The spoken word ballet was written and produced by Adam Stone and choreographed by his daughter Chelsea Stone, both SIUC alumni.  The premi...

Watching the world go by

Watching the world go by

May 5, 2012


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James Ricketts, left, sits with his family Tuesday outside his home in Murphysboro. Ricketts said when the weather is nice, he sits outside for hours at a time. "I just like to sit and watch the traffic," Ricketts said. His daughter, Carolina Parham, said spending evenings outside is something her fami...

Karaoke takes over Hangar 9 Tuesdays

Karaoke takes over Hangar 9 Tuesdays

May 1, 2012


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Amy Myers, a junior from Athens studying cinema, sings Tuesday at Hangar 9. Every Tuesday, Hangar 9 offers a karaoke night with no cover and $1 drink specials. Myers, lead singer of the band Kid Tiger, said she likes to stop by on occasion to take part in the fun.Photo by Pat Sutphin of The Daily Eg...

Insect insurance

Insect insurance

May 1, 2012


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Don Bennett checks on a colony of bees Tuesday at Bass Farms in Cobden. Bennett was adding honey supers, which create more room for the bees to produce honey, to the hives. Bennett said he was hired by farm owner, Bill Bass, to keep bees on his property to ensure his apple trees would be pollenated. ...

The Backroads of Cobden

The Backroads of Cobden

April 30, 2012


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Phillip Tripp, of Cobden, holds his dog Tinker Tuesday at his home. Tripp said he took the dog in after a friend no longer wanted her. Tripp said he retired from the Forest Service about a year ago and bought roughly an acre of land and a fifth wheel trailer that he lives in. When asked how he spends his ...

City Council denies funding for tourism bureau

City Council denies funding for tourism bureau

April 30, 2012


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Carbondale City Council member Corene McDaniel voices her opinion Tuesday during the City Council meeting at the Carbondale Civic Center.  The council discussed issues regarding funding for the Carbondale Convention and Tourism Bureau.  McDaniel said she would vote to approve CCTB’s contract so the bu...

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