If baseball really wants to shorten games, perhaps it should consider adopting other softball rules. Softball games, for example, are usually played in six innings, so reducing a baseball game from nine to six innings would, on average, shorten a baseball game by one hour and eliminate the need to stop serving beer after the seventh inning.
“We haven’t had a guy in our program for a long time — a true center — who can play with his back to the basket, defend and score,” Hinson said. “We think Kavion’s upside is incredible.”
Republican legislators Rep. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, Sen. Paul Schimpf, R- Waterloo, and Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, made a trip Monday to the Autism Center at SIU to see what could be done to maintain levels of funding in order for the center to continue its work.
Stephanie Brown, director of the Autism Society of Southern Illinois, greeted the legislators and gave them a quick glimpse as to what having the center in Carbondale means to families in the Southern Illinois region.
She said the next option outside of SIU is in Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis, where there is currently a six-month waiting list to receive services.
Additionally, she said the earlier children with autism receive services, the better off they will be, and the fact there is a center in Carbondale means there is a family support nearby to help through tough times.
Jarrell Pullen, 22, was arrested by U.S. State Marshals and the Craighead County Sheriff’s Department. He was arrested on a warrant issued by the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s office charging him with first-degree murder.
On Wednesday, a Jackson County Grand Jury returned a superseding indictment including Cortez Turner, 28, of Murphysboro, in the indictment previously charging Juwan Jackson, 26, of Murphysboro, in connection with a shooting on Oct. 24 resulting in the death of Rogers.
As a graduate of SIU, he said he’s familiar with the area and has the experience to do the job at hand. He focused the first 20 minutes of his open forum explaining how he has managed and made preparations for reductions at other universities.
It’s no secret to the Southern Illinois community that Southern Illinois University has experienced declining enrollment for several years.
Terri Harfst, director of the SIU Financial Aid office and director of undergraduate admissions, said the university has taken steps to change that trend.
She said in the past the university had been purchasing fewer names from various sources for students who take the ACT or SAT tests. She said the university had only been purchasing the names of students who were seniors in high school to recruit them to SIU.
“When you start thinking about college selection, you know that when you are thinking about college, you didn’t start making decisions your senior year in high school,” Harfst said. “That is a process that requires us to be out in front of students and parents early on.
The Women’s Center could close in three months if a state budget or stopgap doesn't include funding for domestic violence or sexual assault survivors.
As one of the major points of the revitalization of the downtown, Ameren Illinois is starting to set new poles behind businesses along S. Illinois Avenue as part of the first phase of the streetscape project.
Bradley Lam, a Democrat, defeated Green Party challenger Russ Kramer Tuesday night for the highway commissioner seat.
SIU President Randy Dunn said the board will most likely have to hold a special meeting in early- to mid-May to discuss the item. Chances are that the board will also be able to move forward with hiring a chancellor at that time, he said.