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Edwards' 99 percent solution

And at least this powerful male’s sex scandal does not involve the abuse of public power or public restrooms, either.
In her statement, Edwards’ wife, Elizabeth, pointedly said, “Although John believes he should stand alone and take the consequences of his action now, when the door closes behind him, he has his family waiting for him.”
Thank God — and John Edwards — for that one closed door, at least.

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Tax proposal deserves consideration

The positioning of the vote — set to run alongside the much-anticipated general presidential election — is certainly ideal for the highest possible turnout at the polls.
We should consider the circumstances of why the department is coming forward for financial help.
At its inception, Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 was conceived as a mostly volunteer force led by a handful of paid and certified firefighters. Since its founding in 1991, the parish has seen growth that has expanded the needs of fire protection outside of those aforementioned municipalities.

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Barmore going into another Hall

This one is fittingly known as the “Sports Hall of Champions,” one that includes legends in athletics from the Ark-La-Tex area.
And Barmore, the former leader of the Lady Techstersí nationally-prominent hoopsí program, is truly among the regionís most successful and famous contributors in the sports world.
He will be honored along with four individuals in ceremonies set for the Shreveport Convention Center on Saturday starting at 7 p.m.

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Family rearranges priorities

George, who is a straight A student, will play sports throughout the school year, but Crook said study time comes before all other activities and her son, who is service minded, rarely asks for assistance with his homework.
“He’s very helpful with his teachers,” she said. “He’s very helpful to his friends.”

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Collaboration can stop abuse

“Police can be the first-responders, but we can’t be the only responders,” Coker said. “We need other people — mental health providers, judges and social services.”
Coker said a person in a relationship might have reason to worry if he or she cannot answer yes to the following three questions regarding a relationship:
• Can you trust this person?
• Are they committed to the relationship?
• Do they care about you as a person?

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Career Center bolsters youth's opportunities

The MCH Career Center offers valuable certifications in areas like carpentry, general construction and hairstyling that can provide them with a link to the world outside the juvenile system. The job training and internships available to MCH residents through this center are not to be taken lightly. Statistics show those involved in the juvenile system, be it incarceration or removal from negative environments, have an uphill battle to succeed in education and in the work force, often continuing a negative path toward further time in a state detention facility.

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Coleby: Big upside for Bulldogs

”His upside is as big and as great as any prospect in the United State. He’s just cracked the surface.”
Ranked as one of the country’s top collegiate prospects by Rivals.com and Scout.com, Coleby has averaged 14 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots per game during his prep career.
He has been one of the major forces on the powerful Canada Grassroots squad that won this yearís inaugural ìRuston Showcaseî tournament held at the Thomas Assembly Center, plus the coveted adidas Super 64 tournament held this summer in Las Vegas.

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Job training program lives on

The majority of young people residing at MCH are in the custody of the Office of Youth Development or Office of Community Services. Some have been in trouble with the law and others are victims of neglect and abuse.
At the Career Center, MCH residents and others in state custody can earn certifications in carpentry, general construction and hairstyling and are placed with local contractors for on-the-job training.

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