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Reception in Burlington - Aug. 21
9:44 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Last Day for SCC President

Dr. Beverly Simone is retiring as President of SCC.

SCC’s outgoing president says what she will remember most about her time in southeast Iowa will be the “little things.”

Dr. Beverly Simone has been involved in community college education for more than 40 years, the last seven of which as SCC’s president.

She says the time has come to step away and spend more time with her friends and family.

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Two Deaths, Many More Sickened
3:25 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Tainted Cantaloupe Causing Illnesses

Cantaloupe
Wikipedia

Tainted cantaloupe from Indiana is the suspected cause of salmonella cases around the country.

Sabrina  Miller of the Illinois Department of Public Health said 71 cases been identified in her state. Eight of those people have been hospitalized.

Miller said the investigation is still ongoing and the fruit is to be avoided.

"If you do have some of this cantaloupe from southwestern Indiana and you haven't eaten it yet, toss it," Miller said.

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Surgery for Liposarcoma
2:56 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Cancer Scare for Illinois Senator John Sullivan

State Senator John Sullivan
Rich Egger

Illinois State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) said he will take a leave of absence to be treated for a rare form of cancer.

Sullivan said he has liposarcoma. It's a type of cancer that creates a slow growing, painless mass that is usually found in the fat cells of the legs, though it can also be found in the arms, chest, neck, and in the space behind abdominal organs.

Sullivan's office recommends checking the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative website for more information about the cancer.

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Residents Also See Discoloration
9:38 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Carthage Drinking Water Has Odors

Carthage residents have been living with discolored and smelly water from their taps for two weeks.

City residents endured a similar occurrence last summer.

Second-Ward Alderman Gary Smith says the problem, and the culprit, are the same.

He says, “The really high temperatures and the low lake has caused the algae to be an issue in the lake. They're treating it but everything's working against us. It seems to be working itself out.”

The level of the city's lake is about eight feet below normal.

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Legal Concerns To Blame
6:55 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Carthage High-Speed Internet is on Hold

Carthage's effort to acquire high-speed Internet service is on hold.

Mayor Jim Nightingale still has confidence the i3 Group will follow through with the project. He says the snag legal and there are no technical barriers.

He says, “They were going to send us a contract and, I think, their legal department found there were some issues. And they wanted to get that corrected before they got a contract to us.”

Nightingale did not specify those concerns.

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