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Archive - Mar 24, 2006

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’Dogs get progress report Saturday

That’s when the Bulldogs set up for their first scrimmage of spring workouts, beginning at 9:20 a.m.
The Western Athletic Conference member which finished in a tie with Fresno State for third place in the league standings in 2005 will evaluate the progress of its team since kicking off spring drills last Wednesday.
It’s been a busy week for the ‘Dogs, as the heavy rains of last weekend forced the team to schedule four straight days of on-the-field appearances.

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Scribe-Courier at Large signing in

I am practicing in this life, and I would like to offer a number of warnings to those who have by no fault of their own made their way onto my list.
• Expect your communique to be much longer and much mushier than could ever be justified. In business, the rule is short and straight to the point. With me, the rule is long and search for the point.
• I am absolutely convinced that those on my hit list will be so thrilled to hear from me that instead of offering my business to the United States Postal Service, I become a Personal Courier Service.

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Sparta still in grave danger

For too long, we’ve sounded the alarm about how quickly the Sparta Sands are being depleted, then eased back and waited a while, before sounding the alarm once again. It should come as no surprise that some folks actually argue that the Sparta Aquifer is not really endangered.
Know this: the Sparta Aquifer is in grave danger, and unless drastic conservation measures are taken, our children’s children might need to locate another source of precious drinking water.

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Sparta efforts wash down to area youth

Rep. Hollis Downs, R-Ruston, delivered more than 7,000 water conservation tip sheets to Lincoln Schools Superintendent Danny Bell Wednesday to distribute to area students.
“I started thinking about what the Legislature could do to get out the word that the Sparta Aquifer was endangered and that we needed to do everything we can to conserve water,” Downs said. “I thought that if we could reach every student, then they could in turn reach their families and hopefully we could make some progress in restoring the Sparta.”

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