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Legislators must resolve issues now

The entire first day of the 12-day session was spent touring the parts of New Orleans, St. Bernard Parish and other areas most affected by Katrina.
While the visit might have served as a way to focus the attention of legislators on the task at hand, Rep. Rick Gallot, D-Grambling, was right on the button when he said it took an entire day away from conducting state business.
With an agenda that includes 41 items, the Legislature did not need to waste a day on looking at scenes that have appeared on television reports and newspapers on an almost daily basis.

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When the best is not enough

Such was the case Tuesday when a home caught fire in a remote, rural part of the parish west of Vienna on White Lightning Road.
Katy Garland, 19, was asleep when a smoke detector went off shortly before 8 a.m. She quickly dialed 911, then used a garden hose in an unsuccessful effort to stop the blaze.
Parish Fire Chief Dennis Ford said his department managed to get one pumper truck to the scene, but a small narrow bridge across a stream stopped additional fire trucks from getting to the house.

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Simsboro boys seeking wins for ‘Huck’

That’s what is on the agenda of Simsboro High’s boys this week.
With first-year head coach Rick Huckabay fighting against cancer, the Tigers have a heavy heart going into critical District 2-B home games against Doyline tonight and then Spearsville on Friday.
A victory against the top 10 Class B Louisiana Sports Writers Association ranked Panthers could lock up a second place slot for the Tigers (21-11, 5-1). Then, a win against Spearsville later in the week could force a playoff meeting to determine the top finisher.

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