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January 6th

Livas has No. 1 WAC rankings

“Somebody with that speed and breakaway skills has the ability to break a game wide-open,” said former Utah State coach Brent Guy. “You have to be aware of them every time they get some touches.”
When Livas touched the football this past season, he made lots of good things happen and the final statistical report of the WAC bears it out.
The former South Terrebonne High School track and gridiron standout has finished No. 1 for all-purpose yards and punt return average.

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Grambling deserves better

Grambling councilmen Edward Jones, Roosevelt Bryant and Toby Bryan the next day held a public meeting attended by approximately 30 residents in which they asked Andrus to resign, citing instances of her conducting city business independent of their counsel and entering into illegal and unapproved contracts.
Some Grambling residents at that public meeting said they planned to start a recall petition. State law requires signatures from half of Grambling’s 4,800 residents to recall Andrus.

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Blood donors needed badly

Every day in the United States, approximately 39,000 units of blood are required in hospitals and emergency treatment facilities for patients with cancer and other diseases, for organ transplant recipients and to help save the lives of accident victims.
Members of our own community have experienced life-threatening vehicle accidents in recent months. Without a healthy supply of blood on hand, some accident victims may not pull through. It really is a matter of life and death.

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Efforts to market innovation noted

Once a professor’s idea shows promise, Tech’s intellectual property division gets to work.
In his case, Kaajakari said he provided the university with “raw materials,” and the intellectual property division took the idea and ran with it, selling it aggressively.
Rich Kordal, the unit’s director, explained the process as something akin to pursuing a new job.
“Typically, when we try to market something, we do initial market research and identify likely licensing candidates or companies in a similar area that might benefit,” Kordal said.

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January 5th

Bearcats feature 1-5A stars

Whether it was by land, air or with intangible qualities as a leader, Rome fit the description of an all-league performer.
The senior who transferred to the Bearcats’ program two years ago from Class 1A affiliated Shreveport Calvary Baptist was one of eight members from RHS to be chosen to the first units of the annual all-district team.
Also earning that honor were lineman Jon’al White, linebacker Quinton Crowe and backs Javontay Crowe and Brandon Robertson on defense and tight end Cole Richardson, center Clint Clement and guard Lyle Smithey on offense.

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Time keeps slipping away

I also have a severe and persistent itch to film a documentary. As a complete novice with a camcorder and editing software, I have no doubt that I’m in for plenty of stressful, sleepless nights in the quest for near perfection. And inexplicably, out of nowhere came the desire to learn to play the violin. Under the capable tutelage of Callie Dean, I’m sure I’ll be able to play a simple tune in due time — if I can spare a few minutes for practice.

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Grambling needs change

At this point, it looks like that is what it will take to bring the city leaders back to business they were elected to do.
Remember, the voters selected this group to run their city. If the elected officials aren’t doing their jobs, then the voters have a responsibility to try to bring about change. It’s not easy, but it starts with getting involved.

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Washington-bound

Valena Lane, who heads the Community Coordinating Council, said the idea germinated in her mind during a seniors’ event at the Ruston Civic Center in May.
“At that time, the campaign was really booming,” Lane said. “One part of the (CCC) is to provide enriching experiences for senior citizens. We always take educational trips, and in my remarks at the extravaganza, I said ‘Just think, next time our trip might be to Washington.’”

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Broadway, Dillon honored

Grambling featured three members on the A-A squad selected by media members who cover black collegiate programs.
The trio of Tigers honored included offensive lineman Revay Smith and defensive linemen Christian Anthony and Melvin Matthews.
“I am proud of the tremendous job our players did this year and what they achieved despite some early adversity,” said Broadway. “Our players and the coaching staff never lost their focus or belief that we could turn things around after starting slowly. It’s a tribute to the hard work and dedication that they put forth throughout the season.”

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Make ’09 the year Ruston goes green

After we had eaten dinner and I was helping them clean up, I started to throw some cans in the trash when Lindsay stopped me.
“You can put those in the recycling bin,” she said.
I was pleasantly surprised and commented that I didn’t know they recycled.
And here’s the thing that got me:
Brett said, “Well, it’s Ava’s world now.”
How right he is.
What Lindsay and Brett have realized is something we all must come to realize — the things we do during our lives have a direct impact on the next generation.

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