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August 20th

Golf round controlled by weather

The incident brought back to mind another instance in which the ground was too hard to accept my tee. The end result was completely different.
In 1975 I was stationed with the U.S. Army’s 94th Military Police Battalion in Kaiserslautern, Germany. During that 32-month tour a fellow soldier taught me the game of golf. I quickly fell in love with the game and played at every opportunity.
My friend and I made plans to play a round one morning. We were to meet at the barracks at daylight and be on the course on Ramstein Air Base just as the sun rose.

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Actions deny students housing

Local permit fees, which would be a kind of payment for services rendered, would seemingly be equivalent to a tax in this scenario. Grambling would be asking for a fee for permits that state law does not empower them to give.
The construction ongoing at Grambling is like many projects around the state that involve universities and university expansion. Grambling is particularly stung because of its size and need for property taxes and permitting fees to run the town’s departments.

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G-Men like title chances

“But we can win it,” said Brandon Landers, a junior quarterback who returns to set up as the No. 1 man behind center for the 2007 edition. “We’ve got the talent, we’ve got a new head coach who believes we have the potential to win it and now it’s just up to us to go out there and do it.,”
Grambling finished a disappointing third during the 2006 season, winning three-of-nine games against league opponents and trailing those Golden Lions and in-state nemesis Southern University.
Those three teams figure to wage a spirited tussle for the crown in their division.

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West Nile virus hits Ruston

“Residents should reduce their outside activities at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active, wear long-sleeved clothing and protect themselves with an insect repellent,” Lowery said. “It’s also a good idea to drain standing water around your home in places where mosquitoes can breed.”
According to health experts, very few people bitten by West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes experience anything beyond a day or two of feeling mild flu-like symptoms. Those at greatest risk are the elderly and those with underlying health problems.

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Organization receives helping hand

In 2000, the consortium received $1.6 million in federal funding. That fell to $760,000 for the 2007-2008 school year due to federal cutbacks.
Consortium director Kaye Sharbono said the more than 50 percent cut in federal funding has put the program on shaky footing.
“The administration has taken a jab at our program over the past three years,” Sharbono said. “We must now depend partly on donations. This ($4,000) will add hands in the early childhood room we wouldn’t otherwise have.”

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Life lessons from Jonny Lang

“The Other Side of the Fence” is from his latest album “Turn Around.” It contains little nuggets like “Stay in your own yard” and “Everything glitters that really ain’t gold.” It’s about the importance of not being jealous of those people who live on “the other side of the fence,” because their lives often as perfect as they might seem. It also focuses on striving to be the best simply with what you’re given. My favorite part goes: “Instead of worrying about what you’re not, you gotta make the most of what you got.”

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Tech struggles in scrimmage

Among the segments that the ‘Dogs went through included four or five situations where the offensive unit was one touchdown behind and in a two-minute mode. Another called for the offense being ahead 28-21 with 3:53 left to play. Still another had the unit down by two scores and four minutes to get into the end zone.
“The thing that we did get out of this is that there were many lessons to be learned,” Dooley added. “We’ve got to be a smarter situational football team and know how to react at different, critical times.”

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LPNET makes drug busts

“We believe these two have had a major impact on drugs in the Ruston area,” he said.
“It’s been quite a while that they’ve been in business.”
He said the pair were “mid to upper level” drug dealers.
Williams was charged with three counts of distribution of hydrocodone, two counts of distribution of cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana second offense and possession of hydrocodone with intent to distribute.

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August 17th

RHS to scrimmage Richwood

Laird’s squad has numbered an estimated 110 players during preseason workouts and included in that number are four members returning with all-league honors in 2006.
That group includes first unit representatives Jeremy Williams at tight end and Graham Fuller at free safety and second team members Stephen Warner at offensive tackle and Colton Perritt at linebacker.

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Don’t let literacy program fade

The program’s funding has slipped quickly since the 2001-2002 school year, when it enjoyed its highest level of about $250 million nationwide.
The once-robust effort to pull single moms and their needy children up by the bootstraps has been kneecapped in recent years. This year’s funding allocation was around $82 million nationwide.

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