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Tech, GSU momentum stalled

The Bulldogs (2-6, 1-3), a thorough 48-35 winner at home over Utah State two weekends ago, was smacked 44-10 by San Jose State in their latest Western Athletic Conference meeting.
It was a thorough pounding applied by the improved Spartans, who totaled 476 rushng yards and another 168 through the air, plus enjoyed a 23-3 lead at halftime.
“It was disappointing,” summed up Tech head coach Jack Bicknell. “And surprising. They’re a good team, but we made them look very good. It was very disappointing that we weren’t able to do better.”

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4-PAWS has house

This Saturday’s open house is for anyone who is interested in the well-being of animals or who have adopted dogs with 4-PAWS. As volunteer Debbie Dean said, it’s a time to come back and have a reunion.
No one wants to see a stray dog starving on the side of the road or meet its end under the tires of a car. Anytime a member of 4-PAWS spots a stray cat or dog, they are on a mission of mercy. They take the stray back to the shelter, nurture the animal and show the soon-to-be pet all the love it has not had in the past.

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Get ready for a gender takeover

Rumor has it that Hillary Clinton will run in 2008, making her (if she wins) the first woman — and first spouse of a former president — to lead the United States.
As our world moves toward a global community, change is inevitable with our values, with our technology — and with our power.
Now, here’s another question: If women are about to take over the world, is this a good thing?

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Pumpkins to light up the night

Havis said the event will have a carving contest, lighting of the pumpkins and trick-or-treating for those attending the glow.
“(Participants in the carving contest) will bring a carved pumpkin with a candle in it, and we’re going to line them up around the circle at Choudrant High School,” Havis said. “What we’ll do at dark is light them.”

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October 30th

Safe trick-or-treating goes downtown

“This has been going on for several years. It’s an effort to provide a safe environment for kids to trick-or-treat, and it’s a nice way to get people to come downtown who don’t often get a chance to look in the shops. It also allows the merchants to give back to the community,” Terry said.
Brenda Hudson, co-owner of Schermann’s Pet Shop on Mississippi Avenue, said even though they have only been open for six months, they are ready to get in the Halloween spirit.

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Watts, Darden: Denham Springs duo picks Tech

“They’re getting two good young men,” summed up Mark Carroll, the head coach at the Class 5-A Louisiana High School Athletic Association-affiliated program. “Cody and Frankie are both good athletes and good students and they’re the type any college coach would want for his program.
“It’s great that Tech is getting them. I know Wade (Simoneaux, head coach for the Bulldogs) and ‘Tree (Brian Rountree, pitching coach) are going to enjoy having them there, just as they’re going to like playing for those coaches.”

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Safe tips for fun treats

To help provide a safer trick or treating area, Ruston’s downtown merchants have joined forces to present “Safe Halloween Downtown.” Kids can go from business-to-business, on well-lit streets with sidewalks and collect their fill of goodies.
Additionally, several churches sponsor their annual fall carnivals or festivals at this time, offering alternatives for those who might be a bit scared of ghouls or night time traffic.
Whatever your choice this Halloween, we urge you to be safe and offer these tips:

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Preparing for some sweet treats

While trick-or-treating on Halloween can be a fun way to get free sweet loot, it has the potential, with hundreds of kids milling around coupled with increased traffic on the streets, to become a little frightful.
Recent reflections of Halloweens past have led me to a question: Why did people start trick-or-treating?
Think about it.
A ghoulishly dressed figure shows up on your doorstep after dark demanding treats and possibly even singing about it (“Trick or treat, smell my feet ...”). On any other day of the year this might seem socially strange.

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Housing renovations expand in Grambling

This recent Housing Preservation Grant is the second one that the city and university has been awarded. Benedict N. Nwokolo, professor of construction technology at GSU and project director, said they received over $189,000 in 2003 from the USDA that renovated nine low income housing units.
“We’ve been working over the years with the city to make a difference in the community,” Nwokolo said. “Part of GSU’s mission is to help the citizens of the community.”

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Jury finds accused dealer guilty

Franklin’s attempts to discredit the informant and prove his own innocence did not sway the jury, who delivered the final verdict after less than an hour of deliberation.
Third Judicial District Attorney Bob Levy praised the officers involved in this case for “identifying and making the case against yet another individual responsible for the distribution of illegal drugs in Lincoln Parish.”

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