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September 29th

Pets display unique breed of craziness

I believe my pets have a touch of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Now let me stop here and be completely clear about something: I realize OCD is a serious and very real mental illness. In no way am I poking fun at those who suffer from it; I have simply made some observations over the past year or so that lead me to believe there very well may be OCD tendencies that exist in certain domesticated animals. Namely, my domesticated animals.

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Grambling survives, 13-2

Otherwise, the Tigers had to settle for two field goals, both by junior Luis Leal, who booted through 34 and 35-yarders.
“We’re struggling on offense and it’s in all areas,” said coach Rod Broadway of Grambling. “Blocking, catching, passing, running. It’s everything. We all have to take a good look at our offense and make some improvements.
“But that’s not to say we’re not happy with this win. A win is a win and it’s always exciting to win.”

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Tech student injured in shooting

A 911 call received at 3:53 a.m. Friday requested an ambulance and police at the Louisiana Tech Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house at 110 Western St., where Chelsea Rene Wilder, 18, of Shreveport, was found seated on the front porch with a bandaged forearm and hand.
Ruston Chief of Police Steve Rogers said the wound appeared to be a gunshot wound leaving a 3/4-inch “scrape” on Wilder’s arm and hand. She was transported to Northern Louisiana Medical Center, where she was treated and released for her injuries.

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September 27th

Obama lobs the new L-word

“In running the sleaziest campaign since South Carolina in 2000 and standing by completely debunked lies on national television, it’s clear that John McCain would rather lose his integrity than lose an election,” Hari Sevugan, another spokesman for the Obama campaign, said in a statement. The New York Times quickly picked up the refrain with a front-page headline: “McCain Barbs Stirring Outcry as Distortions.”

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September 26th

None hurt in blaze

Thick smoke filled the area around the complex as carpet, furniture and other materials burned up while GFD workers and groups of Lincoln Parish Fire District firefighters and volunteers battled the blaze at about 4:30 p.m. Workers cut holes in the roof of apartment 29 to ventilate smoke, which poured from the building. Most of the blaze was contained by 5:30 p.m.

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Americans live perfect lie

Of course, many of Hollywood’s biggest names have succumbed to the crushing pressure of maintaining a youthful appearance. Perhaps their careers depend on it; perhaps they refuse to get older. Let’s examine the guilty defendants, shall we? My favorite, Joan Rivers, doesn’t blink anymore, and her head resembles a Madame Trousseau wax creation; George Hamilton is so tanned and Botoxed you could bet his address is the planet Mercury; if Cher’s face was a 747, you know that it has been pushed back from the tarmac many times.

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Sterilization argument off base

Whether welfare support for families is a viable program for the future is not really the issue, the problems with his fundamentally-flawed logic are.
First, the right to procreate is a natural one, bestowed upon us at our creation.
For thousands of years, people who have had trouble with money have borne children. Insinuating there is something less than an across-the-board right to that ability to procreate is appalling.
It might be argued there is a cycle of poverty and families who live in welfare produce more children who live in welfare.

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Matthews on a mission for GSU

To get those dozen yards on the ground, JSU had 32 carries. Do the math: Grambling State allowed just under three yards per carry.
And Matthews had plenty to do with it.
“Melvin played extremely well,” said coach Rod Broadway. “We need for him to have that type of game if we’re to be consistently successful on defense. He played very hard the entire day, and we hope to see more of that as the season goes on.”
Matthews and his defensive partners will get another chance at home Saturday when Grambling State (2-2) plays host to NAIA power Langston University (3-1) starting at 3 p.m.

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September 25th

Two dead after Wednesday’s accident

Sifford was a member of the American Trucking Association’s 2007-08 America’s Road Team. The group is touted as one of professional truck drivers with more than 1 million accident-free miles who represent the trucking industry and deliver its highway safety message to the public, according to Road Safe America, a nonprofit highway safety organization.
The crash occurred when the 18-wheeler Sifford was driving east on I-20 around the western Ruston city limits struck a slow-moving eastbound 18-wheeler from behind as he changed lanes, according to preliminary Ruston police reports.

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Tech moves to recover GTM

The net effect for Tech has been a section of offices with water damage and a temporary move for some faculty. Nine were relocated to the administration building in Wyly Tower, one found a new home in Carson-Taylor Hall and three were moved to other spaces inside GTM, Wallace said.
The last reroofing was in 1991, when the foam roof was stripped from the building and replaced, Wallace said. Since, the university’s warranty on the GTM roof ran out. Now it’s back to removing the roof down to its decking and putting in a brand new one, he said.

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