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Bradshaw likes Tech’s direction

“Pride is a very powerful and emotional tool to get people inspired to do more things. As for myself? I’m very excited about where Tech is going and what they’re trying to do. I’m just one voice, but I want to be a voice and help lead this parade, so to speak.”
The NFL’s No. 1 draftee in 1970 who donated a large cache of Pro and College Football Hall of Fame and Super Bowl memorabilia to Tech two years ago has spent the past several days in the north Louisiana area, dividing time between visiting his parents (Bill and Novis Bradshaw of Shreveport) to touring the Tech campus.

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'Showcase' offers chance to impress

Thanks to the many volunteers who spruced up our parish Saturday — our guests will see our community at its best.
Residents are urged to reach out to our visitors this weekend and make them feel welcome. The organizers of the “Ruston Showcase,” including Community Trust Bank, ESPN 97.7 FM and the Convention and Visitors Bureau, have worked hard to attract an event of this magnitude to the parish. They’re counting on all of us to help make it a success.

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Don’t let the night stay scary

Fortunately for me, after about three seconds I realized who this potential attacker was, yelled at the top of my lungs and had him run up and hug me rather than attack me. At first, he was a little confused as to why I was so afraid, but soon he understood.

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A trashy history

“Large landowners would find people dumping on their land,” Dowling said. The solution to that issue, hammered out in the mid-1970s, was passing a sales tax, founding a landfill and dropping Dumpsters in key points in municipalities and in outlying areas. The system as it stands has become problematic, as well, Dowling said.
“It’s evolved to a point where people are illegally dumping in the Dumpsters,” Dowling said.

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