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Blanco signs smoking ban bill

Larry Rabb, owner of Rabb’s Steak House located at 2649 South Service Road, said he sees no problem with the new rule.
“We only have three tables where we allow smoking,” Rabb said. “If people want to smoke, we’ve got a big deck they can go out on. I just don’t think it’s going to be a problem.”
Jenny Baker is a shift manager at Cactus Jack’s Cantina & Grill, also located on the South Service Road. Baker said she supports Blanco’s decision to sign the bill into law.
“I’m about the only employee here who doesn’t smoke,” Baker said. “This makes me very happy.”

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More funds needed for Sparta health

Vitter, R-La., along with U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, have led the way in securing federal funds for projects aimed at alternative water sources, as well as seeking to relieve pressure on the rapidly depleting aquifer.

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Flag burning ignites mixture of emotions

Scene after scene of young, 20-somethings using cigarette lighters and matches to set flame to our nation’s colors were shown, the revelers laughing and carrying on as if setting fire to “the emblem of the land of I love” was on a par with holding a bonfire before the big football game.
As those scenes flashed across the television screen, other scenes flashed through my mind:
• Brave Marines planting Old Glory on top of Mount Suribachi on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima;
• Teddy Roosevelt leading his band of Rough Riders behind the flag as they assaulted San Juan Hill;

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Jericho’s super debut

“I want to come back in the best shape I can be and hopefully continue what I was fortunate to be able to do this first year,” Jones said recently in a telephone interview from his home in Corinth, Texas. “I would like to add on about 10 or 15 pounds, get more muscle and increase my speed. I just want to continue getting better.”
A “better” Jericho Jones might be lethal to those pitchers returning to the WAC mound in 2007.
Ditto for anybody else who has to deal with getting the 6-5 and 210-pounder out.

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Peach Fest sprouts $4.6 million impact

“Additionally, we also use registration information from events like the rodeo and the 5K run, plus data from admission receipts.”
This year’s numbers indicated that 43 percent of the festival goers came from Lincoln Parish; 42 percent from outside Lincoln Parish but within Louisiana; and 15 percent from out of state.
Bergeron said three factors led to the increased economic impact:
• Lincoln Parish residents spent more than they typically do;
• There were more out-of-parish, but in-state visitors; and
• More out-of-state visitors spent much more money.

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