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Five arrested over weekend

Howard Lee Green, 52, of Houston was booked into the LPDC on charges of DWI first and reckless operation at 4:56 a.m. Sunday. He was stopped by a deputy on Interstate 20 near milepost 83. Records show his BAC, blood alcohol content, was .194 g%. Green was released on $2,500 bond.
Megan Elizabeth Lambert, 20, of Magnolia, Ark., was arrested around 1:28 a.m. Tuesday morning following a traffic stop at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Trenton Street.

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Tech ‘D’ faces major revamping

“It’s a big problem,” admitted head coach Jack Bicknell about the state of affairs concerning experience and playing time on the defensive side following spring workouts.
“We’re young. We are going to be playing a lot of newcomers, guys who are new to the program. That doesn’t necessarily mean we won’t be good. It’s just that we’re going to be relying on young guys. It’s that simple.”
Now, if it can be equally as simple as honing the returning talent so that the ‘Dogs can kick off the season in a respectable manner against
Nebraska in Lincoln on Sept. 2.

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Scholarship equals legacy

Pete and Kay Thiels, of Choudrant, are such an example.
The couple lost their daughter Mary Beth to brain cancer in 2004 and have established a scholarship at Louisiana Tech to honor her memory.
Mary Beth was living in Chicago and working as an actress when she was diagnosed. Now, a graduate or upper-level theater student at her alma mater with at least a 3.0 grade point average will receive the $1,000 award annually with quarterly disbursement.
“We wanted to do this; we knew it was something she would be proud of.

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Be aware of telemarketers

I guess that is because I’m a little bit of a people pleaser — nothing too major but I do have that streak in me.
As a result, I usually have a hard time telling people no, especially if they have just wasted precious moments of their — and my — time on a finely crafted spiel designed to make me believe my life would not be complete without the Quick Peeler or numerous other devices.
Upon occasion, I have even agreed to purchase some of these items, both out of compassion for the hard-working phoner and sometimes out of confusion because I had no idea what I was agreeing to.

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An early start to the Fourth of July

The $10,000 program provided plenty of “bombs bursting in air” and brought countless “oohs” and “aahs” from those in attendance.

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