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‘Rob’ could light up a room

At the age of 88, the winner of 408 games and a combined 26 championships at either the national or conference level passed away late Tuesday night after a lengthy illness.
“He touched the lives of so many boys and girls, so many men and women and so many people of all walks of life,” said Wilbert Ellis, a long-time friend and co-worker who formerly served as the head baseball coach at Grambling State. “Whenever we have traveled through the United States and the world, you tell them you’re from Grambling, they would be asking about Coach Robinson. He was loved by all.”

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Reach out to neighbors

The premise behind community renewal is that if people can learn to communicate and develop relationships with their neighbors, they can gradually grow to care about their community as a whole.

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Easter bunny finds hideout

But, then my older brother, Ben, presented eyewitness testimony. The previous year Easter morning, he said he had gone out to feed the rabbit only to find his large cage empty. Ben then offered indisputable proof of his Easter bunny theory. Picking up our bunny, Ben placed him in a large basket, and the rabbit did not jump out. My six-year-old sister and I put two and two together. Our pet bunny had jumped the 12-foot-high fence last year to make Easter basket deliveries.
Well, now I knew who was to blame for my big brother getting extra candy.

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Lincoln Parish loses legend

“He had awoken and was in good spirits in the morning and had eaten a good breakfast,” reported his son, Eddie Robinson, Jr. “Later, there was a setback, and we had him admitted.”
In the room when Robinson passed away were wife Doris, his son and Ruston businessman James Davison.
“Coach Rob died peacefully,” Davison told The Daily Leader this morning. “It’s a tremendous loss for all of us. This was a man who started from nothing, had many peaks and valleys in his life and always maintained a positive and uplifting outlook in his life.

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