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SIU Student Paper Bids Farewell to Printing Press
Saturday, January 31, 2015 9:45 PM
The printing press that for nearly a half century has churned out the student newspaper at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is no more. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that the press was retired early Thursday after printing its final copies of the 99-year-old Daily Egyptian. The newspaper for now will be printed in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Shifting the work to ...
Honeywell Responds to NRC Violation Notice
Saturday, January 31, 2015 3:33 PM
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has formally notified Honeywell of a violation in how the company classified a chemical leak last October. The company originally classified the October 26 release of UF6 as a "plant emergency", but in a Notice of Violation the NRC informed Honeywell that the leak should have been classified as an "alert." The NRC report also says the plant properly mitigated ...
Former Casino Boat Leaves Harrah's Metropolis
Saturday, January 31, 2015 2:13 PM
Harrah’s Metropolis Casino recently sold the North Star, the motor vessel that once housed their floating casino that traveled along the Ohio River. The floating casino operation was established in 1993 when Player's Riverboat Casino opened. After owning the operation for several years, Harrah's built a land-based casino and hotel in 2006. The motor vessel North Star left its ...
Almost 10,000 Visited Effingham Cross in 2014
Saturday, January 31, 2015 3:42 AM
Officials say a nearly 200-foot tall cross in Effingham recorded close to 10,000 visitors last year. The Effingham Daily News reports 9,479 people visited the Cross at the Crossroads. That's about 2,000 more visitors than in 2013. The cross and welcome center are located along Interstate 57 near Effingham. Carol Gapsis is the director of the welcome center. She says the cross is more ...
Weekend Snow Could Affect Roadways
Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:33 PM
Snow may be as popular a topic of discussion as the Super Bowl this weekend. Forecasters say rain and snow could be present for much of the weekend across the region, beginning as rain on Saturday. By Saturday night, snow is expected to mix in and continue to be possible all day Sunday. Sunday's snow accumulations are more likely to occur in southern Illinois, ...
Panel Formed to Search for New SIU Chancellor
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 5:55 AM
A search committee has been set up to help Southern Illinois University in Carbondale find its next chancellor by the time the fall semester starts. Randy Dunn has been serving as the campus' overseer since interim chancellor Paul Sarvela died of cancer in November. Dunn has appointed a search committee co-chaired by Carl Flowers, the director of the university's Rehabilitation Institute, and ...
Judge Grants Extension in Vienna Prison Crowding
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 9:13 PM
A judge has given attorneys for the state of Illinois another month to review a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit about overcrowding at the Vienna Correctional Center. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports that U.S. Magistrate Philip Frazier granted the 30-day extension last week in the Vienna Correctional Center case. Three inmates filed suit in 2012 ...
Funeral Arrangements Set for Gary Jones
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:54 PM
Services for popular local musician Gary Jones will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Jones, a Metropolis native, died Saturday. According to WSIL-TV, Jones died after having health problems that began in April, 2014. He was diagnosed with leukemia a short time ...
Blood Drive Honors Donors for Black History Month
Saturday, January 24, 2015 8:00 AM
Red Cross calls for blood donors as unique as the patients they help In honor of Black History Month this February, and in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, an African-American surgeon who was the first medical director of the American Red Cross and a modern blood-banking pioneer, eligible donors as diverse as the patients who need their blood donations are encouraged to give blood to ensure a ...
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