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Naismith: A passion for basketball

From front seat to back seat and aisles in between, where jerseys and photographs are squeezed amongst trophies, letters of appreciation and basketballs carrying the logo of the Naismith International Basketball Foundation.
He’s the grandson of James Naismith.
Yes, THAT James Naismith, the gentleman who invented basketball in 1891.
Forget that the 60-something Ian Naismith has suffered two strokes and a heart attack and has discovered — as a result — that he may not be as lean and fit like the days he was a competitive boxer and weight lifter.
Nonsense.

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Inaugurating hope for all

And the thing is, many of those wide-ranging emotions I was feeling weren’t coming from me — I was living vicariously through the feelings emanating from others.
I was covering an inauguration celebration at the Grambling Community Center, and looking into the eyes of the people there, I could see — feel — the sense of bursting pride and the disbelief as they looked on.
It was almost overwhelming.

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CVB award spotlights hard work

The CVB has recently been noted as an outstanding group among its peers in Louisiana, and deservedly so. In 2008, the CVB opened the Ruston Lincoln Visitors Center and achieved record-breaking revenue for the second year in a row. The CVB also partnered with two local organizations to host multi-day sporting events in 2008. The CVB partnered with Louisiana Tech University to host the Western Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament and the Ruston Showcase. In July 2008, the CVB worked with Lincoln Little League to host the Southwest Regional Big League Baseball Tournament.

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Looking for some jazz?

Band members include Clint Baker, Jason Vanderford, Evan Price, Jeff Magidson and Paul Mehling, along with various associate musicians.
The ensemble borrows the all-string instrumentation of violin, bass and guitars from the original Hot Club but breathes new life into the music with innovative arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions from the group’s lead guitarist, Mehling.
Hot Club has performed at American festivals such as Monterey and Chautauqua to festivals in Mexico, France and Iceland and concert halls across North America.

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