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Archive - Dec 13, 2007

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Techsters home, ’Dogs face Gents

Then, on Sunday afternoon, it’s a duel with top 25 ranked LSU (6-2).
Considering those assignments, how in the name of Jack Frost can Long and the Techsters get into the Christmas mood right now?
Besides, there’s still some wounds to be soothed over following that loss to ULM, one in which the Techsters — in Long’s own words — got “outplayed and outhustled.”
In facing the media afterwards, he offered that “we’re young, but that’s no excuse.
“Our players have to understand the jersey they’re wearing.”

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Family shows true pride in community

Beneficiaries have been Lincoln and Union parish schools and historical societies, the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team, the Salvation Army and Rolling Hills Ministries, to name a few. Each year, thousands of dollars are handed out to these worthy groups that so desperately need the additional funding.
Brazzel family members say the generosity is just an outgrowth of their family’s blessings. They want to spread their good fortune, and they’ve developed a fantastic way of doing it.

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Consider all that teachers do

This amount seems high in comparison to teacher salaries of the past and is in fact comparable to the pay of some college liberal arts professors. Even with the raises, however, teachers’ salaries are not much when compared to other fields, where recent graduates start off with about the same pay in which those in the teaching profession retire on.
If we are to value education as an important key to deterring poverty, crime and other social issues, it is imperative to pay educators appropriately. These men and women on the front lines of the classroom hold the future in their hands.

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Parish door-to-door dies again

“I probably don’t have the votes to accomplish this,” Dowling said before introducing the issue. “But I think we all understand we need to do something different. I’m willing to put this motion out there for discussion; if we do it in a five-mile radius of Ruston or parishwide, there’s no difference.”

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