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August 10th, 2013

Identity theft: no one is safe

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Some recent cases in which I have been involved have prompted my writing today’s thoughts, and they are cases that could very well affect any of us.
I have recently been filling in for a vacancy in the First Judicial District Court in Caddo Parish. That stint will continue until the vacancy is filled by election this fall.

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Relationship with advisor crucial for success

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Money can be a topic people are reluctant to discuss, but having an open, transparent dialogue about your finances should be the goal when it comes to your relationship with your financial advisor.
An integral part of the client-advisor relationship is dependent on your advisor knowing the ins and outs of your overall financial situation, as well as your goals for the future. Arming your advisor with this information helps ensure that he or she can provide you with the most appropriate resources and strategies.

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Avoid ‘cramming’ when saving for college

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If you have children, you’re keenly aware that it’s getting close to back-to-school time.
Today, that might mean you need to go shopping for notebooks and pencils. But in the future, when “back to school” means “off to college,” your expenditures are likely to be significantly greater.

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Look at all options regarding car insurance

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Question: My husband and I pulled out our car insurance policies the other day ... what a mess! I’m not sure what we need. Can you help?
Answer: Buying automobile insurance ranks right up there with doing your taxes and writing thank you notes. You know you are supposed to do it, but it’s easy to put off.

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Ribbon cutting held for ACT

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Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held July 18 for the Louisiana office ofACT, located at 302 West Mississippi Ave. in downtown Ruston. The ceremony was sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

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DeGrie promoted to managing editor

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The Ruston Daily Leader promoted Elizabeth DeGrie from news editor to managing editor this week.
DeGrie, a native of Pineville, graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, and in 2012 with a Master’s of Business Administration.

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Quarterback situations look set for Tech and GSU

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Preseason football practices and especially scrimmages, especially early on in the process, are often used in finalizing depth chart position.
But the starting spots behind center for both Louisiana Tech and Grambling State seem firmly set, with a newcomer taking over for the Bulldogs and an incumbent returning for the Tigers after last year’s tough 1-10 campaign.

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’Dogs push through practice

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Louisiana Tech shook off the fatigue from six days of practice as the Bulldogs picked up the pace in workouts on Friday and Saturday.
Tech put on full pads for the first time on Friday while working in shells Saturday morning before working in full pads during a closed workout later in the day.

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GSU sluggish in initial scrimmage

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If you were keeping score, Saturday’s first scrimmage of the Grambling State football preseason probably wasn’t pretty.
But that doesn’t mean GSU head coach Doug Williams couldn’t find some positives from a scrimmage in which freshman kicker Jonathan Wallace’s 19-yard field goal provided the only points scored on the day.

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Bearcat Madness set for 10 a.m. Saturday start

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Things will get a little crazy for the Ruston High School football team on Saturday as the annual Bearcat Madness event will be held from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Hoss Garrett Stadium.
Highlights will include introductions of football team members and staff, spirit groups and the band. Food, ice cream, snow cones and popcorn will be available as well as new Bearcat gear for sale and a dunking booth and face painting.

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