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Bulldogs get a ‘reality check’

“The players discovered that training camp isn’t easy and it isn’t supposed to be easy,” said first-year head coach Derek Dooley following an afternoon session held under temperatures that hovered around 95 at the start and probably seemed like triple digits with the vintage north Louisiana humidity. “There’s a big difference in being in shape, to being in good condition, to being in football condition.

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Chief seeks tax to improve rating, safety

“This is not just about insurance rates,” Ford said. “This is about safety.”
To hire the necessary firefighters, Ford will ask Lincoln Parish residents to pass a 4-mill, 10-year property tax. The millage would raise about $440,000 a year.
Ford is quick to point out the tax will not be used to replace any volunteers. He said volunteers are what make the department the quality organization it is today. However, having more full-time firefighters would enable the department to eventually take over rescue runs in the parish.

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Moving into adulthood

Fresh out of college, I learned to take full accountability for myself in order to finally make the leap to adulthood. I got a job and moved to a house because those seemed like the obvious steps to take.
But no matter how many business classes I have taken or how many hours of journalism homework I have done, nothing could prepare me for the real world but my own personal experiences and a big dose of determination. The real world happens to be filled with big responsibilities, new job tasks and angry landlords.

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Undergrads get rare opportunity

Dobbins leads the research in such a way that outcomes are generally fixed, she said, because she wants the students she works with to have reportable data and use those reports in conferences. One such opportunity comes up in spring 2008, when a traveling conference will be held in New Orleans. Dobbins said she was looking forward to having her JFAP Outreach Program students take part.
Dobbins and Moore were pouring over data Thursday morning when Dobbins’ noted that Moore had gotten close to coating the molecule as desired.

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