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Creek makes it look easy

The offense got a 35-yard TD pass from quarterback Andy Smith to sophomore running back Connor Dwyer and then a conversion kick out of senior running back Sean Dwyer less than three minutes later to take a 7-6 lead they never relinquished.

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Cutting trash consultant

The idea was more attractive than the reality, it seems, because the proposal from the consultant didn’t stand a chance for consideration from the very committee that requested it.
At least having the full Police Jury consider the issue at Tuesday night’s meeting would have been better than killing it in committee.
Committee members David Hammons, Roy Glover, Annie Brown and Terry Knowles voted to dump the proposal while Bobby Dowling, Annette Albritton and Joyce Huntington voted to move forward with accepting the consultants plan for discussion in the full Jury.

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Recycling is worth the expense

Now Shreveport is toying with curbside pickup. Like Baton Rouge did years ago, they are moving into the green age. We in central and eastern Louisiana haven’t caught up.
Something ran in a recent issue of IEEE Spectrum, a publication for electrical engineers, that got my gray matter firing.
Americans discard more than 400,000 cell phones per day. If you see what that looks like in a broad view, it’s a scary image. We could make a continent of discarded plastics in short order at the rate we’re going now.

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GSU prepares for demolitions

“This is the largest demolition we’ve ever had,” Sanders said. “In the first phase, we did Jones (Hall) and Martha Adams (Hall), but that was all we did. The program is as we bring on new housing, we’ll vacate these and knock them down.”
On the schedule in the long term are Tubman Hall, Bowen Hall, Truth Hall and Bethune Hall. They are set for demolition some time in 2009, Sanders said.

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Bulldogs got hurt early by Cal

“Cal is a great football team and anytime you play a top 10 team and then spot them seven points on the kickoff, it’s hard to recover,” said Bulldogs’ first-year head coach Derek Dooley.
Ironically, the Golden Bear that made it tough for the visitors out of the Western Athletic Conference to recover was one of the very players that Dooley recruited while he was an assistant at LSU. Hawkins, a 6-2 and 175-pounder who also had seven catches for 87 yards, became the first Cal player since 1996 to take a game’s opening kickoff back to the end zone.

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LPPJ's effort good for Grambling

Sewer work is costly, making it difficult to pull off without outside funding, so both parties have shown considerable foresight to head to pursue government backing.
Representatives from an engineering firm attached to both projects — Alexandria’s Meyer, Meyer, LaCroix and Hixson — have gauged a sizable community interest in connecting to a sewer system.
There are two encouraging points to that.

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Meet me around the table

The process for being featured is as easy as boiling water. We come over, take photos of the chef preparing the dish and interview him or her about the recipe, where it came from and the story of its significance. In about 20 minutes or less, we are able to get a little taste of what makes the recipe special. We are also able to view a little slice of their lives at the stovetop. Or in my last chef’s case, the grill.

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GSU enrollment sees growth

“We’ve been communicating the new standards with communities, as well as counselors and principals around the state,” Dixon said. “At first we met with some resistance.”
International student enrollment has also increased, which is one of Judson’s standing goals for the university. Students enrolled from foreign countries number at 328, up by about 60 from last year, when they numbered closer to 270.

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