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Illinois online lottery sales could raise gambling rates

Illinois online lottery sales could raise gambling rates

By Matt Daray

April 4, 2012


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Illinois became the first state in the nation to provide the selling of lottery tickets online, which experts said could lead to addictionamong buyers.Illinois Lottery officials said the first day of online sales, March 25, brought in more than $15,000.The sales show signs of becoming a growing tren...

Event raises awareness of rape, sexual assault

By Matt Daray

April 4, 2012


Filed under Campus, Latest News

Students who walked through the Faner Breezeway Tuesday had the opportunity to learn more about sexual assaults and rapes on campus, and how to prevent them.The “We Demand A Rape Free Campus” event brought these issues to the forefront of students’ minds and made them think more about the ramificati...

Public, private schools get MAP funding

By Lauren Duncan

April 4, 2012


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Of the $50 million Gov. Pat Quinn says he wants to put into Monetary Award Program scholarships, almost half could go to those at private universities.While MAP funds are paid for with state funds, the awards don't just go to students at public schools; all Illinois students qualify, including those enro...

Bowl & Bop provides vacation for assisted-living friends, family

Bowl & Bop provides vacation for assisted-living friends, family

By Tiffany Blanchette

April 4, 2012


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Bowling balls crashed down the lanes, red and black balloons covered the dance floor and music carried through the halls of the Student Center Thursday.It was all part of the Bowl & Bop, an annual event initiated and funded by Frank Bleyer in 1980 for disabled individuals to gather, socialize and play.Our Di...

Aquatic center closer to reality

By Sharon Wittke

April 3, 2012


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The clock is ticking for Carbondale Park District to reach its goal of raising $625,000 for the city’s new aquatic center.A grant for $2.5 million was awarded to the Carbondale Park District in October for the specific purpose of building an outdoor swimming pool, said Kathy Renfro, the district...

Women’s law forum fights for promised rights to same-sex couples

By Devontae Weaver

April 3, 2012


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When asked by a same-sex couple to help them in a dispute with their landlord, Bernard Cherasov, who was a lawyer at the time, said it pained him to tell them there were no laws protecting them and he could not help.Seven years later, Cherasov, chief executive officer of Equality Illinois, an advoca...

Police Blotter 4/5/12

By Matt Daray

April 3, 2012


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 CampusKyle P. Dick, a student from Mt. Vernon, was arrested Sunday for underage possession of alcohol on 715 S. Washington St. He was issued a Carbondale City pay by mail citation.Dentreyl M. Young, a student from Chicago, was arrested Saturday outside University Hall on a failure to appear warrant out of Jackson C...

5K run raises asthma awareness

By Sharon Wittke

April 2, 2012


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Asthma is a chronic disease that affects nearly 25 million Americans, including almost 7 million children, said the director of a St. Louis-based organization that aids asthma patients.Some areas of the country, including southern Illinois, are worse for asthmatics because of the high pollen count during th...

Student secures grant to help open food pantry

Student secures grant to help open food pantry

By Matt Daray

April 2, 2012


Filed under Campus, Latest News

Students at SIUC who are running low on food now have another means of filling their stomachs.The Wesley Foundation Food Pantry provides food for students once a month, giving two bags of non-perishable food and toiletry items to any students who provide their student IDs.The pantry is located at 816 S....

Gaia House no longer at risk for closure this semester

Gaia House no longer at risk for closure this semester

By Ashley Zborek

April 2, 2012


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After hosting a spring charity event and offering several new services, the Gaia House has pulled together enough funds to survive the semester.Since the beginning of the year, the Gaia House has faced the possibility of closure because of insufficient money. The facility's staff and board members hav...

City Council tables budget decision

By Brandon Willingham

April 2, 2012


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The Carbondale City Council made no decision Tuesday about the proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget.The review and discussion of the Proposed FY2013 Budget and Five Year Community Investment Program was tabled until April 17 to allow city council members time to thoroughly discuss the purpose and aspirati...

Public Safety Center opens doors to community

Public Safety Center opens doors to community

By Sharon Wittke

April 1, 2012


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Nearly a year after it was originally scheduled, the Carbondale Public Safety Center offered tours of its new facility during the center's open house and dedication ceremony Saturday.At the ceremony, Carbondale Police Chief Jody O'Guinn said the modern and spacious facility at 501 S. Washington St. is an i...

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