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Uniforms nothing to cheer about

In my time as the education reporter for The Ruston Daily Leader, I’ve had the opportunity to visit many local schools and talk to current students and teachers.
One tidbit of information I’ve picked up is that school uniforms are now required and shorts are no longer allowed in most area junior high and high schools. Although skirts may be worn in some cases, they are usually required to be knee-length or longer.

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Mardi Gras Ball plans underway

Chosen to be the king of the Ruston Civic Symphony Society at its 7th annual Mardi Gras Ball is well-known Symphony Society supporter Jack Humphries.
Humphries has spent years as the chair for the Louisiana Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
Humphries was chosen for a number of reasons among which are his constant support of the Symphony over the years and the arts community over the years.

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Skills, size highlight GSU’s Hoopla 2006

The new Tigers were unveiled during Hoopla 2006 on the GSU campus.
“I’m real pleased with the group of guys we’ve signed,” Spears said.
“Especially with our skill position guys and our linemen. Some of them will have a chance to contribute immediately.”
Spears said his coaching staff has recruited players not only nationally, but also internationally.

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Patterson’s Griffin heads early Tech signees

Louisiana Tech University’s coaching staff can only hope so, the Bulldogs officially signing one of the nation’s top high school running backs this morning.
The signature that the 5-11, 200-pounder from Patterson High applied to an NCAA letter-of-intent helped kick off a busy National Signing Day for the Western Athletic Conference program.
As of 11:30 a.m., Tech had received official word on 23 recruits signing national letters.

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Blanco calls for another special session

Blanco wants lawmakers to take a bus tour of the hurricane-ravaged New Orleans area after they convene the session, seeing neighborhoods where homes remain ruined, moldy and crumbling. She plans to give her opening session speech to the Legislature in New Orleans.
Blanco issued the formal agenda Tuesday for the session that must end by Feb. 17. Lawmakers can only debate matters that fall under the governor’s special session agenda, which includes 41 topics.

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