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November 28th

’Dogs going for home perfection

“When we started training camp, the loss to Nevada was still there,” remembered senior offensive lineman David Accardo. “It’s tough to forget a game like that one, where we really had a tough time and weren’t well prepared. Since we had a chance to maybe go to a bowl if we had won, you would have thought we would have been ready, but we weren’t.”
So that’s why Accardo and his teammates have been eagerly awaiting Saturday’s 1:30 p.m. meeting with the Wolf Pack (6-5, 4-3) at Joe Aillet Stadium.

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Let's rise above the hate

That’s an ideal most Americans, whether they are black or white, Democrat or Republican, evangelical or Mormon, cherish. The majority of people, and the majority of courts, recognize that same-sex marriage is not a civil right. Unions of husband and wife really are unique and deserve their unique status in law, culture and society.

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Shop kindly, shop locally

We would urge shoppers to remember the importance of simple courtesy. It’s almost a given today that somewhere in our great nation, somebody is shoving somebody else out of the way to get to that shiny new widget to keep little Jane or Johnny’s eyes alight on Christmas morning. It’s an unfortunate by-product of the perception of limited supply and limited time.
Lincoln Parish doesn’t have to be that way. We are bigger than being discourteous.

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Students learn real holiday history

“We got over here and planted crops too late, ended up taking some things from the Indians and felt bad about it,” McKaskle said. “If it weren’t for the Wampanoag Indians, (who showed pilgrims how to plant crops), we might not have survived.”
University of Louisiana at Monroe professor Roger Carpenter, a specialist in Native American history, said the first Thanksgiving in 1621 was a multi-day feast held the fall after the pilgrims arrived in America and made contact with an Indian named Squanto.

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November 26th

Students learn real holiday history

During this time period, Carpenter said the pilgrims formed an alliance with the Wampanoag tribe that spanned approximately 40 years before the chief died and his relatives moved into this role.
Even in this period of peace, however, tensions did exist between the two groups over religious beliefs and land usage.

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Livas: ‘Mr. Big Play’ Bulldog

By whatever method he might choose, the diminuative sophomore wide receiver is one of those rare players who forces fans, teammates, coaches and even opposing players to enter a trance-like mode and take notice.
“Once he gets the football, you can expect just about anything to happen,” said Dave Nitz, the longtime play-by-play announcer for the Tech Radio Sports Network. “He’s a lot of fun to watch.”
Livas may be on the horizon of only his second year of collegiate competition, but he has already created a thick portfolio of big plays and exhilarating moments for the Bulldogs.

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Leave the bird to the pros

But frying turkeys isn’t easy, and in fact can be dangerous, which is why more and more people opt to let professionals like Garriga and Gaudet do their cooking for them.
“You have to be real careful when you’re dealing with that much cooking oil,” said Gaudet, pointing to the deep fryer he uses to cook 10-12 turkeys at a time. “Oil expands as it heats up, so you have to sometimes drain off a little oil as you drop a turkey in to make sure your levels are all right.
“And you have to make sure the turkey is thawed. Put a frozen turkey in a fryer, and it’ll blow up — literally.”

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Something fishy at the Dixie

The production, co-written and directed by University of Alabama graduate Ed Howard, is one of several plays revolving around the eccentric characters in Texas’ third smallest city, including Greater Tuna, Red, White and Tuna and Tuna Does Vegas.
Among the characters of A Tuna Christmas is Bertha Bumiller, whose attempts to hold her family together as she copes with a rebellious son and unfaithful husband prompt audience members’ concern. Wearing a dark wig fixed in a bun, Georgia’s Jef Holbrook is convincing as a small-town housewife who refuses to dance because she’s Baptist.

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Heat homes safely this winter season

Our condolences go out to the survivors. The deaths were tragic, and we encourage those who know the family to give their support during this incredibly trying time.
In the hopes of preventing fires in our community, some safety tips to remember while we keep warm during the winter probably bear a review:
• Never leave heating units with open flames unattended for any length of time, be they space heaters, gas stoves or candles.

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Rating system piques interest

Every professor I talked to was oblivious to this honor, and most were oblivious to their own individual standings on said Web site. That much is to be expected, honestly, because there’s a rather love-hate relationship displayed there that, if I were a teacher, I’d need a strong stomach to be able to handle.

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