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Independence Day a time for family, fireworks and pride TARA KULASH Daily Egyptian Laura McBride says she loves Independence Day because she's proud to be an American. "It's my family's favorite holiday, and I don't feel like a lot of people in Carbondale appreciate the Fourth of July, so we just have our own party," McBride, a
Carbondale native, said. The annual Carbondale fireworks show will take place Sunday in celebration of Independence Day. The free, non-alcoholic event is at 9:15 p.m. The Carbondale Lions Club will host the show, and the rain date is set for July 5. Ellis Mitchell, a member of the Lions Club, is in charge of the event and said the location of the fireworks will be moved
behind the SIU baseball diamond this year. The field that originally held the show is being built into a new AstroTurf track for the SIU track and field team. Mitchell said attendees will not be able to watch the fireworks actually being lit for the first time in 42 years because the new location will be closed to the public. Please see INDEPENDENCE | 4
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Members of Tateâ€™s Aviation, Advantage Aviation Insurance and the Airport Authority greet the first plane to arrive under Advantage Aviation Insuranceâ€™s new contract with Southern
Illinois Airport. Tateâ€™s Aviation decided not to renew its contract after the airportâ€™s leasing rates increased, which left Advantage Aviation Insurance in charge of flight operations.
Local flight school changes hands, offers new programs ALEX YUNOVICH Daily Egyptian Tate's Aviation, a cheaper alternative for SIU aviation students, will soon be taken over by Advantage Flight, a new subsidiary of Advantage Aviation Insurance at the Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro.
Tate's was under three separate lease agreements for its flight school, fuel service and mechanic shop, said Carrol VanOver, general manager for the company. The rent increased considerably for 2012, which made the business unprofitable, he said. "In the past, we offered
everything from primary instruction up to private pilot, instrument and commercial certificates," VanOver said. Because of the new lease rates, Advantage would only take over the flight instruction and rental areas of the business, said Jim Zimmer, owner of Advantage Aviation Insurance. Fuel service
is now handled by the Southern Illinois Airport Authority, which owns the airport itself, he said. VanOver said a replacement for Tate's maintenance shop has not yet been determined. He said Tate's Aviation provided a more flexible alternative for SIU Aviation Flight students who did not find the university's
rates affordable. Tate and Advantage, both Part 61 flight schools, are considerably cheaper and more flexible than SIUâ€™s Part 141 program, which makes the arrangement convenient for some students, Zimmer said. Please see AVIATION | 4
Summer enrollment increases, fall continues to be undetermined LAUREN LEONE Daily Egyptian After a five-year decline in summer enrollment, Provost John Nicklow says enrollment is up 100 students compared to summer 2010. Enrollment stands at 8,704, he said, but off-campus enrollment dropped by 35 students. â€œThis (summer enrollment) increase, at least on the front end, is due to the efforts of undergraduate admissions, other parts of enrollment management and the colleges,â€? he said. â€œThere was really a team effort (to bring in) new students." On-campus enrollment is up by 135 students, he said. Nicklow said enrollment for distance education, or online learning, increased by 7 percent, but off-campus enrollment decreased in areas such as offcampus community colleges, industrial sites or military bases. Enrollment peaked in 1991 at 24,869 but has steadily decreased during the past two decades. Enrollment has
dropped every year since 2005 for a total loss of 1,404 students, according to a 2011 Daily Egyptian article. SIU President Glenn Poshard said the steady decline in enrollment during the past two decades has cost SIUC millions of dollars in student tuition, housing and other revenues. In addition to the millions of dollars lost due to the decline, the state of Illinois owes SIUC $97 million in state appropriations, an amount due by Dec. 31. Poshard said the state will most likely implement additional budget cuts to higher education for fiscal year 2012. â€œWith decline in state revenues, that enrollment is one of the answers to our problem,â€? he said. "Itâ€™s going to take years for us to build our enrollment back up to the point where itâ€™s beneficial.â€? Rod Sievers, assistant to the chancellor for media relations, said although itâ€™s too early to tell, he believes fall enrollment numbers seem promising after the summer increase.
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Tanzania Adams, a junior from Oak Park studying neonatal, describes campus life to an incoming student Friday during a trolley tour. The tour is part He said the last time the university saw an increase comparable to this summer's was in 2006.
of several that occur around campus during the new student orientation at the Student Center. Summer enrollment rose 1.2 percent this year compared to last.
â€œThatâ€™s probably a pretty good indication that some of the changes the chancellor and the provost have made in the
past year are starting to pay dividends,â€? he said. Please see ENROLLMENT | 4
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Future of faculty health insurance remains uncertain WHITNEY WAY Daily Egyptian Rep. Mike Bost said the state legislature's incentive to adopt new health insurance contracts will most likely be dismissed. Bost, R-Murphysboro, said the Illinois circuit court implemented a temporary 90-day health coverage to state employees June 14. The employees were notified of the new state-adopted health insurance contracts and were obligated to choose a new plan before July 1, Bost said. “This is a recurring trend in Illinois," he said. “(In an effort) to improve the state budget, state employees benefits are being comprised.” Previously, state employees had six health insurance plans — Health Link OAP, Health Alliance
Illinois, Alliance HMO, Personal Care HMO, Health Alliance Medical Plan and Humana Health Plan Inc., Bost said. He said state employees now have three options in 2012: HMO Illinois, Blue Advantage HMO and Cigna. Alliance HMO and Humana Health Plan Inc., two of the six cancelled insurance contracts, filed a grievance to Illinois' Executive Ethics Commission, an independent commission responsible for the oversight of state policy implementation. Bost said BlueAdvantage HMO and HMO Illinois are available in Randolph County and Cigna is the only plan widely available in the southern Illinois region. He said the insurance vendors also filed suit in court where a judge restricted the
understand the state trying to cut costs, but I don’t think it should entail reducing benefits of employees.
state from making any further changes to health insurance contracts. As a result, health insurance contracts currently held by state employees have been temporarily extended for 90 days, Bost said. However, Bost said the courts and previous state health insurance vendors would not allow the temporary 90-day health coverage to expire. “I believe the state will work to get existing contracts back,” he said. Bost said people would be allowed to stay with their current providers
— Jason Hartz academic adviser and recruiter because of the 90-day contracts. Rod Sievers, assistant to the chancellor for media relations, said the 90-day contract extension left all university faculty insurance status’ unchanged. “Right now, all we can do is lay back and see what happens," Sievers said. He said the status of insurance contracts and the end of the extension are unknown. Jason Hartz, academic adviser and recruiter, said he thinks another extension will be enacted and preexisting plans
should be reinstated. “I understand the state trying to cut costs, but I don’t think it should entail reducing benefits of employees,” Hartz said. Hartz said he has always been satisfied with his healthcare plan and he thinks the state should have provided more notice when making changes to employee healthcare. The changes should also be more convenient, he said. There are no attentive dates for future discussion concerning the extension, but Bost said a decision would be reached before the end. “Another extension is the most likely outcome until the state reinstates existing contracts," he said.
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“That’s of no consequence to the people coming to watch it, though,” he said. “They can still see the fireworks way up in the sky.” Mitchell said there are two locations for citizens to watch the show. He said one is in the parking lot on a hill by the baseball arena's west entrance. The other, Mitchell said, is in the parking lot just to the west of Highway 51. “That’s where people sit by the masses,” he said. For the past five years, McBride said she has celebrated Independence Day at her grandparents' house, where her family and friends get together for a big party. McBride said
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Zimmer said the new flight school will continue to take advantage of this and will welcome all new and returning students. Prices for Advantage Aviation services will be comparable to previous rates, he said. For students interested in switching, flight hours from Part 141 training would transfer toward
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Nicklow said the increase is because of greater efforts across campus such as incentives for students. For example, he said first-time freshmen who enrolled in the summer session received three free credit hours. However, Nicklow said he didn’t know how many prospective students took
Thursday, June 30, 2011 she has watched the Carbondale fireworks in the past, but avoids them now because she has heard about issues associated with them. "They're OK. I understand they've had some problems in the past, I wouldn't say blowing up or anything," McBride said. "Every year me and my fiance now have our own fireworks." Stanley Franklin, a senior from East St. Louis studying civil engineering, said he plans to go home to celebrate the holiday. Franklin said he chose to leave Carbondale because his family is important to him. "I just want to see my family for the weekend," he said. Mitchell said the Lions Club bought the fireworks, organized the event and obtained the money
for it. He said money came from SIU, the city of Carbondale, the Carbondale Tourism Bureau and many other local businesses. Plans for the event began three months ago, and Mitchell said Lions Club members are licensed by the state fire marshal’s office to shoot off the fireworks. Jacquelyn McCune, a freshman from Chicago studying biology, said she plans to go home for the holiday. She said she will also go to her friend’s beach house in Michigan. “I’m going to spend time with my family, barbecue and eat!” McCune said.
a desired certificate at a Part 61 flight school, which certifies private and commercial pilots, said David Jaynes, field representative for SIUC Aviation Flight and Management. Training from a Part 61 school cannot be transferred into a Part 141 program, which is more rigid and structured, he said. Some students choose to flight train outside of the university in conjunction with their aviation management or technology degrees,
Jaynes said. Some programs such as multiengine and complex ratings will not be offered through Advantage Aviation, he said. Zimmer said the transition should be complete within the next two weeks, and class will again be in session.
advantage of the offer. He said admissions personnel have also increased efforts to respond to prospective students in regards to the application process or other general questions. “This is just part of a larger sustained effort over time. This creates the motivation and the buzz for us as a campus and as a team,” Nicklow said. “The ball is rolling now, so it’s our job to keep
it rolling and continue to build enrollment.” Although summer enrollment is up by 1.2 percent, Poshard said it’s too soon to tell if fall will have the same increase. “Chancellor Cheng has put a lot of good things in place to at least give us a chance at a better enrollment,” he said. “I don’t think we’re out of the woods by any means. The fall will tell a more complete story.”
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An Israeli algorithm sheds light on the Bible MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Software developed by an Israeli team is giving intriguing new hints about what researchers believe to be the multiple hands that wrote the Bible. The new software analyzes style and word choices to distinguish parts of a single text written by different authors, and when applied to the Bible its algorithm teased out distinct writerly voices in the holy book. The program, part of a subfield of artificial intelligence studies known as authorship attribution, has a range of potential applications, from helping law enforcement to developing new computer programs for writers. But the Bible provided a tempting test
case for the algorithmâ€™s creators. For millions of Jews and Christians, itâ€™s a tenet of their faith that God is the author of the core text of the Hebrew Bible â€” the Torah, also known as the Pentateuch or the Five Books of Moses. But since the advent of modern biblical scholarship, academic researchers have believed the text was written by a number of different authors whose work could be identified by seemingly different ideological agendas and linguistic styles and the different names they used for God. When the new software was run on the Pentateuch, it found the same division, separating the â€œpriestlyâ€? and â€œnon-priestly.â€? It matched up with the traditional academic division at a rate of 90 percent, effectively recreating years of work by multiple scholars
in minutes, said Moshe Koppel of Bar Ilan University near Tel Aviv, the computer science professor who headed the research team. The places in which the program disagreed with accepted scholarship might prove interesting leads for scholars. The first chapter of Genesis, for example, is usually thought to have been written by the â€œpriestlyâ€? author, but the software indicated it was not. Similarly, the book of Isaiah is largely thought to have been written by two distinct authors, with the second author taking over after Chapter 39. The softwareâ€™s results agreed that the book might have two authors, but suggested the second authorâ€™s section actually began six chapters earlier, in Chapter 33. The differences â€œhave the potential
to generate fruitful discussion among scholars,â€? said Michael Segal of Hebrew Universityâ€™s Bible Department, who was not involved in the project. Before applying the software to the Pentateuch and other books of the Bible, the researchers first needed a more objective test to prove the algorithm could correctly distinguish one author from another. So they randomly jumbled the Hebrew Bibleâ€™s books of Ezekiel and Jeremiah into one text and ran the software. It sorted the mixed-up text into its component parts â€œalmost perfectly,â€? the researchers announced. The program recognizes repeated word selections, like uses of the Hebrew equivalents of â€œif,â€? â€˜â€™andâ€? and â€œbut,â€? and notices synonyms: In some places, for example, the Bible gives
the word for â€œstaff â€? as â€œmakel,â€? while in others it uses â€œmatehâ€? for the same object. The program then separates the text into strands it believes to be the work of different people. For academic scholars, the existence of different stylistic threads in the Bible indicates human authorship. But the research team said in their paper they arenâ€™t addressing â€œhow or why such distinct threads exist.â€? â€œThose for whom it is a matter of faith that the Pentateuch is not a composition of multiple writers can view the distinction investigated here as that of multiple styles,â€? they said. In other words, thereâ€™s no reason why God could not write a book in different voices. â€œNo amount of research is going to resolve that issue,â€? said Koppel.
Afghan attack left mass of bodies at luxury hotel DEB RIECHMANN RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Hotel guest Abdul Zahir Faizada watched as a uniformed gunmen shoved a man to the ground and shot him to death at point-blank range. Suddenly, gunfire erupted and another assailant blew himself up. By the time the siege of the luxury Inter-Continental Hotel ended Wednesday, 20 people lay dead â€” including nine attackers, all of whom wore suicide-bomber vests â€” and one of Kabulâ€™s premier landmarks was left a grisly scene of bodies, shrapnel and shattered glass. The brazen attack by militants with explosives, anti-aircraft weapons, guns and grenade launchers dampened hopes that a
peace settlement can be reached with the Taliban and raised doubt that Afghan security forces are ready to take the lead from foreign forces in the nearly decade-long war. The U.S.-led military coalition, Afghan government and Ashraf Ghani, chairman of the transition commission, all vowed that the Afghan army and police would be ready in time. When the siege was over just after dawn Wednesday, 11 civilians were dead, including a judge from Logar provinceâ€™s court of appeals, five hotel workers and three Afghan policemen, according to Afghan intelligence officials. The Interior Ministry said a Spanish citizen was among the dead. The ministry said 18 people were wounded in the attack â€” 13 civilians and five policemen. The State Department said three private U.S. citizens were
at the hotel when it was attacked. Consular officers from the embassy were in touch directly with two of them who were unharmed and with the family of the third who â€œis getting medical care,â€? spokesman Mark Toner said in Washington. The extent of the injuries to the third American were not clear, he said. Three suicide bombers died on the roof, either by detonating their explosives-laden vests or from missiles fired by NATO helicopters that were called in to assist the Afghan forces. Two others blew themselves up on the second and fifth floors, the official said. Four other attackers, their bodies intact, were found at different places in the hotel, including the rooftop. Latifullah Mashal, the
spokesman for the Afghan intelligence service, said the Afghan security forces, despite an assist from NATO advisers and three Black Hawk helicopters, won the battle against the militants in the dark halls. The Taliban claimed victory and boasted an inflated death toll: 50 foreigners, foreign and Afghan advisers and highranking officials. Afghan police were the first to respond to the attack, prompting firefights that resounded across the capital. A few hours later, an Afghan National Army commando unit arrived to help. Associated Press reporters at the scene heard shooting from rocket-propelled grenades, anti-aircraft weapons and machine guns through the morning. Flares and tracer rounds streaked across the sky.
After hours of fighting, three NATO helicopters circled, clockwise, over the hotel, with at least two firing missiles at the rooftop. U.S. Army Maj. Jason Waggoner, a spokesman for the coalition, said the helicopters killed three gunmen, and Afghan security forces clearing the hotel engaged the insurgents as they worked their way up to the roof. Missile fire from the helicopters and four loud explosions seemed to mark the end of the standoff. The lights in the hotel were turned back on. Ambulances started removing bodies from the scene. But later in the morning, Kabul Police Chief Gen. Mohammad Ayub Salangi said the last of the bombers, who had been injured and hiding in a room, blew himself up â€” the finale to the deadly drama in the Afghan capital.
France armed civilians besieged by Gadhafi forces JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press France acknowledged Wednesday that it airlifted weapons to Libyan civilians fighting Moammar Gadhafiâ€™s forces in a besieged mountain region south of Tripoli, becoming the first NATO country to do so in a major escalation in the international campaign. The bold move was likely to draw criticism from countries leery of the allied use of force in Libyaâ€™s civil war, like China and Russia, and crossed a threshold in hopes of a breakthrough in the protracted NATO-led mission. The deliveries of guns, rocketpropelled grenades and munitions took place in early June in the
western Nafusa mountains, when Gadhafiâ€™s troops encircled civilians and his government refused a U.N request for a pause in the fighting there to allow access for a humanitarian aid shipment, French military spokesman Col. Thierry Burkhard said. The weapons were parachuted in by a military transport plane, he said. The impact of the airlifted weapons wasnâ€™t immediately clear. But in recent days, since the delivery, rebels in the mountains claimed to have advanced to the town of Bir al-Ghanam, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Tripoli. In New York, Franceâ€™s U.N. Ambassador Gerard Araud told reporters that France acted under a provision of the Security Council
resolution adopted March 17 that imposed a no-fly zone over Libya and authorized military action short of a â€œforeign occupation forceâ€? to protect civilians. But in a slightly different reasoning out of Paris, French Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said Franceâ€™s â€œreadingâ€? from early on was that the U.N. resolutions barred sending weapons to Gadhafiâ€™s regime, but the rebels were exempt, even if Paris had refrained from arming them for two months. Further complicating the matter, Col. Gomaa Ibrahim, a member of the rebel military council in the mountain area, denied receiving French weapons, calling the reports â€œbewildering.â€? Word of the shipments first
emerged Wednesday in French daily Le Figaro, which cited an unidentified high-ranking official as saying the aim was to end a stalemate in Libya. Francois Heisbourg, director of the Foundation for Strategic Research think tank in Paris, said the French weapons drop was likely to raise questions among opponents of the NATO-led intervention. He noted the Nafusa region is inhabited by many ethnic Berbers who oppose Gadhafi: â€œThe point could be made that in this case they really do serve for the protection of civilians, which is what the U.N. resolution says.â€? Security Council permanent members Russia and China have been among the most wary of the NATO-led effort, and some French
diplomats in Paris dodged the question about how a decision was made to airlift in the weapons. The press office at the Chinese mission to the United Nations referred requests for comment to the Foreign Ministry in Beijing. The press office at the Russiaâ€™s U.N. mission did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment. Meanwhile, in London on Wednesday, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Libyaâ€™s cashstrapped opposition has received donor funds to pay salaries to publicsector workers in rebel-held areas. Last week, a first payment of $100 million in international aid money was made to Libyaâ€™s main opposition group, based in the eastern city of Benghazi, Hague told lawmakers.
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Animate Objects groove their way to the dirty Dale T DARCE OLUND Daily Egyptian
Right out of the windy city, Chicago natives Animate Objects will play their smooth, soulfilled hip-hop and jazz beats at Thursdayâ€™s sunset concert. The members of Animate Objects conjure up a headbobbing groove thatâ€™s hard to ignore. The group flawlessly combines two relatively different styles of music to create a powerhouse of sound. The songs are layered and deep hip-hop beats are weaved with jazz, soul and rhythmic vocals. The very fact that this hip-hop group plays its own instruments gives it a leg up on others. If that isnâ€™t enough to separate them from the norm, their lyrics have a clever poetic flow and none of the crass, demeaning jabs that are typical of some hip-hop and rap artists. Frontman and MC Squair Blaq formed the group in 2003 in Champaign for a battle of the bands competition. Bassist Prashant Vallury said Blaq is also the mastermind behind the groupâ€™s name. â€œTo separate us from the norm of MC/DJ combos that oftentimes lack any sort of visual appeal, (Blaq) branded us Animate Objects because we are a unitary whole comprised of wholly animate parts hopefully more visually appealing than your standard hip-hop show,â€? Vallury said.
he group flawlessly combines two relatively different styles of music to create a powerhouse of sound . . . The hip-hop beats are weaved with jazz, soul and rhythmic vocals.
The group won the battle and has since continued down the road of success. They won the Best Hip-Hop Song category in the 2008 Independent Music awards for their hit single â€œEl Dorado.â€? They have also been featured in Billboard magazine and other major publications. Vallury said the award helped motivate them to move forward. â€œIt is easy to lose focus and direction when it seems like your work canâ€™t find an audience, but when your efforts are validated by your peers, it gives you a feeling that you may be on the right track after all,â€? Vallury said. The group has been heavily influenced by artists such as J Dilla, Flying Lotus, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, the Roots, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, the Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones and the Beatles. Vallury said although it is hard to be away from family and friends while on tour, itâ€™s a sacrifice that comes with the job. â€œItâ€™s a wonderful feeling to wake up in new surroundings and get paid to do what you love,â€? Vallury said. â€œWe relish the opportunity to share our work with folks that may not be too familiar with us.â€?
The group is made up of six members. Aquil and Squair Blaq provide main vocals, Steve Dobias is the string man on guitar, Vallury slaps the bass, Charlie Coffeen plays the ivory keys, and Justin Boyd on the drums. Animate Objects has gone through a few member changes over the years, but old, new and former members remain close and continue to help each other out in their music careers. â€œOur original keyboard player is going to be mixing and mastering three new singles for us,â€? Vallury said. â€œOur original drummer and DJ have contributed remixes to newer projects, and there is always something going on musically between all of us.â€? The closeness between previous and current members is what gives the group an edge in the hip-hop world, Vallury said. â€œWe are constantly entertained by tales of the band in its previous incarnations, which seems to inform our decision making (for better or worse) based on those prior experiences,â€? he said.
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A balance of music and fun Camron Eagelston, 12, from DeSoto, walks a tight rope with the help of his mom, Holly Eagelston, at the Sunset Concert, Thursday at Turley Park. Jason Ross, 27, sets a tight rope up at each concert to show people the sport and to teach both kids and adults the art of balance and concentration. Ross has walked the tight rope for three years. “These concerts are the best thing about Carbondale,” Holly Eagelston said. The concert featured Dennis Stoughmatt and Creole Stomp, a band specializing in Creole Zydeco and Cajun music. Tonight’s concert will feature Animate Objects, a hip hop jazz fusion band, and will take place on the Shryock Steps. For more photos visit dailyegyptian.com.
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“It’s always preferable to get out when it’s drier,” McCrea said. “If it’s really wet and the conditions aren’t too favorable, you can do some damage to the trails, more damage than if the trail is dry.” He said the uphill parts of the trails can be difficult, and the more energy
he expels on the ride, the more damage he can do to the trail. While riders have several options for biking in southern Illinois, two of the most visited trails are right on the outskirts of Carbondale: the Cedar Lake trail and the Lake Kinkaid trail. While the trail at Lake Kinkaid is known for its technical terrain, the trail at Cedar Lake is known for its steep up and downhill single tracks and creek
passages. The trail is about seven miles long, which makes for about a 14 mile ride with an estimated time from one and a half to two hours. Sean McCann, a senior studying civil engineering, said he too, started mountain biking once he came down to Carbondale three years ago. He said the trails at Cedar and Kinkaid are the two he prefers to ride because of the close location
Thursday, June 30, 2011 and unique terrain. He said the accessibility of the trails in the national forest makes it one of the top places to ride in the Midwest. “It’s the best thing to do down here as far as I’m concerned,” McCann said. “You can drive right up to the trail, get your bike out and go ride.” Jordan Kiefer, a senior from Peoria studying zoology, said he has been mountain biking for years. He said he
started with his dad and brother and brought the sport with him when he came to Carbondale. Kiefer said it’s a perfect sport for people who like to get involved in outdoor activities and get a good workout in the process. “It’s for the adrenaline junkies,” he said. “For people who like to get out, get a good sweat and enjoy the scenery.”
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By Nancy Black and Stephanie Clement
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) â€” Today is a 9 â€” The partyâ€™s on, and youâ€™re the life of it. Youâ€™re in demand, and invitations abound. Dress up; launch a lucrative endeavor; and share the tender moments.
Todayâ€™s Birthday â€”Youâ€™re the birthday star! Youâ€™re in your element this month and have the confidence to tackle anything. Elders are in a good mood, and smile on your endeavors. Share some of this largesse. Give energy to a community project.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) â€” Today is an 8 â€”You can handle a tough job now. Everything looks possible. Spin a wild yarn, and relax with a loved one. Get a well-deserved rest through relaxation and serene surroundings.
Aries (March 21-April 19) â€” Today is an 8 â€”Check in with your family, just to say you care. Loveâ€™s the game and the prize. Youâ€™re irresistible, so ask for what you want, and be thankful for what youâ€™ve got.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) â€” Today is an 8â€” If youâ€™ve been waiting to go on an adventure, now itâ€™s the time. The most wonderful experience is waiting for you around the corner. Dreams come true.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) â€” Today is a 9 â€” You make it look easy. Really itâ€™s simple because you love it so much. Immerse yourself in curious fascination and in practicing your skills.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) â€” Today is a 9 â€”When John Lennon was asked as a child what he wanted to be when he grew up, he responded, â€œHappy.â€? What would it take? Inquire about your own happiness.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) â€” Today is an 8 â€” Get lost in beauty, wherever you find it. True love gets revealed in an unexpected place. Savor the moment by living it to the fullest. Take pictures, if you must.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) â€” Today is an 8 â€” Extra paperwork leads to extra profits. Get it done first. Accept a good suggestion from an unlikely source. Think of a service you can provide. Request what you need.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) â€” Today is a 9 â€”Share your passions, and they come back to you amplified. Keep the big picture in mind, and the skyâ€™s the limit. A mellow evening refreshes.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) â€” Today is a 9 â€” Take your work seriously, but donâ€™t forget to play. Youâ€™re staking out new ground with steady effort. Keep up the movement, and put your heart into it.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) â€” Today is a 9 â€” No procrastinating for the next two days. Take on tasks youâ€™ve been avoiding, one step at a time. Completing them provides relief and freedom. Reward your lighter heart with a walk outside.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) â€” Today is an 8 â€” A difficult chore is almost fun. One thing leads to another, and soon the place is full of creative activity. Crazy fantasies seem possible.
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Riders put the pedal down on Shawnee trails CORY DOWNER Daily Egyptian Wheeling across southern Illinois, mountain bikers can be found riding through creeks and hillsides in the Shawnee National Forest.
With more than 10 designated mountain bike trails in the forest, bikers have numerous locations to ride. The trails, maintained by the Shawnee Mountain Biking Association, give riders an opportunity to get out and enjoy the outdoors while limiting the
sportâ€™s foot print on the preserved land. Evan McCrea, a senior from Peoria studying plant biology, said he has biked the trails in southern Illinois for a little over a year, and one of the best things about riding in the southern tip is the options bikers have.
McCrea said he spent most of his time outdoors climbing, hiking and occasionally biking while growing up, but once he moved down south biking became one of his top hobbies. While this year has been slow
for McCrea and other mountain bikers because of the substantial amount of rain, he said he has limited opportunities to get out and bike the trails. Please see BIKE | 8