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Police: Teens too open online

It is exactly this worst-case scenario that Beard said he fears — as a policeman and as a parent.
“We haven’t had that situation here, but it’s happening all over the country,” the juvenile investigator with the Ruston Police Department said. “People are being murdered, raped and kidnapped off what people are getting off the Internet.”
Beard said children and young adults may be maintaining on-line pages and blogs on Web sites such as MySpace and Xanga merely for fun, without thinking about how free information on the Internet is.

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Dogs, Hawaii begin WAC play

“Your guess is as good as mine,” offered head coach Wade Simoneaux of Tech. “Now with the postseason here, everybody is on even terms and in the same situation. It’s who is playing the best baseball right now.”
Tech (32-23, 11-13) and Hawaii (40-13, 17-6) will have the distinction of being involved in the very first game of the very first postseason tourney ever held by the league, the two clubs colliding in a 1 p,m. (CST) meeting today at Pete Belden Field in Fresno, Calif.
The winner moves on to facing either Nevada (24-26, 11-12) or San Jose State (33-24, 12-12) on Friday at 5 p.m.

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Youth support takes minutes

Not only does the non-profit organization provide a safe harbor with summer camps and after-school programs while parents are at work, it also serves as a training ground for social and academic development. College-age tutors are available to mentor youth between the ages of six and 18 and help them with homework assignments.
The youth are divided into age groups as they participate in organized sports, watch movies or work on arts and crafts.

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Children could keep Sparta afloat

Years elapsed as the siblings and I generously took advantage of the water supply within our reach.
Almost 20 years later, my showers are down to 15 minutes, and most of my drinking water comes out of a bottle.
I realize water is no longer an unlimited commodity.
Facts gathered by the USGS indicate the Sparta Aquifer can only sustain 52 (mgd) million gallons per day. We currently use 70 mgd, or 18 million gallons too much to sustain the Sparta.

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Another angel’s headed home

The six pall bearers sang “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” as they escorted the carriage to the front steps of the church.

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