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Grambling seeks ‘impact’ funding

“The system is in disrepair now. Once all of these buildings come on-line, I don’t know if it can handle it.”
She said the resolution, which in parts criticized the hiring and firing practices of the university, seeks some kind of “impact” money to offset the additional “burden” the city will face, especially considering the city is not collecting money from building permits involved in the construction, since state buildings are exempt from such fees under law.

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’Dogs end home WAC slate

All of those facts are noteworthy, but head coach Wade Simoneaux and his squad are much more concerned about one other major area: winning a conference championship.
Consider his analysis after taking four-of-six WAC games on a recent trek westward:
“A lot of people will tell you that winning four of six is great. It really should have been five because I think we gave that game (against Hawaii) away on Friday. I’m tired of coaches telling me that we’re the best team they’ve played. I’m ready to start playing like we are the best team they’ve faced.”

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Underage drinking fight continues

Following this weekends’ enforcement activities, two store employees were arrested and charged with selling alcohol to persons under the age of 21, while charges are also pending against a third business employee. What is particularly disturbing about these arrests is that, according to booking records at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center, often the people in question request the identification of the buyer and still make the sale, even though it is obvious that they are not old enough to buy alcohol.

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Attention: Become a royal

These micronations come complete with “official” passports, postage stamps, flags, a set language, currency, medals and even professional athletes. They are also referred to as cybernations, fantasy countries, model countries and new country projects.
“I’ve never heard of a micronation. What is it?” was the common response when I recently polled local Ruston residents.

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Storm hits homes, topples trees

Ben Walker, 19, had just awakened and was still in bed when the storm tossed a tree on his house.
“I heard a whistling sound and then a big boom,” Walker said. “Then the house shook real hard.”
The tree landed on top of the house near Walker’s bedroom.
“I’m sure glad our house was strong enough to keep the tree from coming through the roof,” Walker said.

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