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Bearcats: big win over Lions

The seven-point differential on the final scoreboard came on a fourth quarterback throw of 33 yards to quarterback Ben Alsup to wideout Lamar Haddox, a pair of seniors who figure on supplying their share of headlines over the next several months.
“It was a good win for us because it was tough losing the way we did in the first game,” said Alsup. “Our team played well against a good Ouachita team. This is what we needed after the Neville game. It was good to get the win.”
While the ‘Cats wre o utlasting the Lions, the city’s other schoolboy squad was on cruise control.

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Good people are on Guard

The television was filled with the images of men and women in battle dress uniforms, driving Humvees throughout the devastated areas of New Orleans, bringing people to safety and arresting those who were committing crimes.
We should also remember that many of the National Guard members who were sent to New Orleans to help our state recover had recently returned from tours of duty in both Afghanistan and Iraq. They thought that by coming home, the days when they worried about whether someone was going to shoot at them were over. Instead, they were sent back into the line of fire — at home.

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What has grown out of attacks?

Soon after the second plane hit the other tower, our principal came over the PA system asking for a moment of silence in remembrance of those affected by the catastrophe. I’m not sure that he knew then that soon we would all be affected.

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The race is underway for fifth district

The Quitman native describes himself as pro-life and pro-second Amendment. Alexander said he is committed to helping his colleagues on both sides of the aisle find a bipartisan consensus on critical issues ranging from health care to tax reform.

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Ready for some tailgating?

The first of five home games for the Western Athletic Conference member will also kick off the official Tailgating Season for Tech fans.
That means five different themes and five different featured menus for Bulldogs’ followers who get as much of a kick out of preparing tasty meals as they do watching Zac Champion lead the team’s offensive attack.
Theme for the home opener, tailgating-wise: R-U-Blue Pride.
The food menu to be accented: seafood po boy.

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Latest list misleading

The report did not consider TOPS in its evaluation because the program rewards students on a “merit” basis as opposed to a “need” basis. The report only looked at the lower income families in a state — and granted, Louisiana has some of the lowest income families in the nation — in determining whether there were programs that afforded an adequate opportunity for anyone who wishes to attend college.

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Remember pain; resolve to move forward in fight

As a reporter, my thought was to get to work as quickly as possible — this was a watershed event in the history of the United States and stories had to be written.
We were both correct. Our son Justin did go to war — in both Afghanistan and Iraq. And I did write stories about the event, and continue to do so five years later.
Sept. 11, 2001, is this generation’s day of infamy. Like those who were alive on Dec. 7, 1941, and Nov. 22, 1963, today’s generation — almost to a person — can tell you exactly what they were doing when they learned of the horrible events of that morning.

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Louisiana flunks national report card

“Louisiana’s underperformance in educating its young population could limit the state’s access to a competitive work force over time,” the report read.
“The high cost of college presents a barrier to enrollment for low- and middle-income families, and Louisiana trails other states in preparing students for and enrolling them in college.”
Louisiana was not the only state to fair poorly on the test; the report pointed out the rest of the world is passing the U.S. in its higher education systems.

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