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Flashback of 2010

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Top stories in Lincoln Parish remembered
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At the end of 2010, we look back at some of the biggest stories published in the Daily Leader during the calendar year.
Double murder conviction
Decameo Reynolds, of Ruston, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in January. The shootings of Willie Perry, 47 at the time of death, and Sharon Newton, 43 at the time of death, date back to 2007.
Reynolds was sentenced to prison at hard labor for the remainder of his life without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.
Tech/GSU meet on the field

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Women invited to take challenge

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As the New Year commences, the countdown begins. The resolutions have been made.
But how long until the monotony of daily life takes over and the goals set become a distant memory, a source of frustration of what could have been?
Making lifestyle changes permanent requires a plan for success. Healthy Woman Wellness Challenge offers a plan, along with knowledge, inspiration and accountability to help participants reach the goals set by so many: a healthier lifestyle.

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Information overload dangerous

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As often as network news broadcasts the tragedies of the world, never before has the murder of a 15-year-old girl affected me. While leaving my Spanish class earlier this monthmy professor stopped me to ask about the young La Place girl who was beaten to death. While it was not surprising that this information was new to me, it was baffling that such a story from my hometown would receive national coverage. Unfortunately murders happen every day, but when one hits as close to home as this one did for me, it is difficult not to be interested in the investigation.

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Praline and jambalaya economics

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From everything we are hearing, Louisiana faces a terrific budget deficit in the upcoming 2011 fiscal year. The number heard most often is $1.6 billion. It makes a bigger impression when you see it numerically. So here it is: $1,600,000,000. Whew! Kinda takes your breath away, doesn’t it?
A $1.6 billion shortfall would pose quite a dilemma for most states. Most states would 1) quit spending multi-millions on state-owned golf courses, 2) reduce the number of football and basketball coaches at the junior high school through university level to something less than one coach for every player, 3) stop imprisoning for life people caught with so much as a whiff of marijuana residue in their pockets, 4) quit providing legislators with luxury housing for a pittance in rent while at the same time paying them a luxurious per diem 5) and the list goes on ad nauseum.

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Holidays meals best part of season

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It’s wonderful to be home for the holidays.
That’s because of all the wonderful home-cooked meals we get to eat in the process.
While turkey and ham have always been Thanksgiving fare in my family, when I was in high school, my mother started getting a little creative when it came to her Christmas feasts.

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Don’t drink and drive this holiday

Residents across the parish will ring in the New Year tonight watching the ball drop, popping fireworks and toasting to a new year full of opportunities. Unfortunately, some of those residents may choose to drive home afterwards saying they haven’t enjoyed enough alcohol to cause a problem.
However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun a new campaign this holiday season to remind people that “Buzzed driving is drunk driving.”

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’Dogs face second straight WAC test

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Tech ends two-contest road trip at Idaho tonight
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Two things continue to haunt Louisiana Tech University’s basketball Bulldogs: turnovers and sloppy shooting.
Both areas were a downer for coach Kerry Rupp’s again on Wednesday night in a 71-60 Western Athletic Conference-opening loss at Boise State.
Tech committed 21 turnovers, seven of which occurred during the opening 10 minutes in which the team also went without a field goal in 14 attempts.
Rupp is hoping that things can turn around for his team tonight when Tech (9-6, 0-1) continues league play with a 9:05 p.m. (CDT) tipoff at Idaho (6-6, 0-1).

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GSU on road

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AUBURN, Ala. — Grambling State University’s men will play their second consecutive game against a school from a major conference here tonight.
The Tigers (2-9), who lost at Big 12-affiliated Nebraska 79-39 on Dec. 21, will go into the home area of Southeastern Conference-based Auburn (4-7) for a 4 p.m. tipoff.

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Ruston ranks high among top sports cities

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As a sports city, Ruston doesn’t have to take a back seat to any location in Louisiana.
Just ask the editorial staff of the Sporting News magazine, which recently published its annual list of the Top Sports Cities in America.
Once again, Ruston is among the elite, almost cracking the Top 100 for the first time ever and ranking No. 3 among all cities in the state.

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Lady Tigers show off SWAC title banner

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Grambling State University recently received its championship banner for winning the women’s division of the 2010 Southwestern Athletic Conference cross country meet.

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