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RHS eyes 3-0 league mark

But it’s those numbers, maybe more so than the other team having a perfect record, that puts a little scare into Laird and Company.
“We’re getting across to our players the necessity of remaining focused and not having a letdown after last week,” Laird said. “We’ve got to play hard every game because every game from here to the end of the season is important because of the power ratings. We need to get into the top 16 in order to be able to host a first round playoff game at home, so we’re emphasizing that to our players and the need of playing every game as hard as possible.”

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It could be your child

• More than 35 percent thought three quarters of the student body drive under the influence of alcohol or other drugs and 33 percent said one quarter do.
Although Partners in Prevention Director Tommy Grafton and Ruston Police Department Chief Randal Hermes point out that students will exaggerate about the frequency and amount of their drug usage to peers, these results should still send an alarming message to parents.

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Finding a target of conversation

However, as the audience cracked up with laughter at the elderly women’s fruitless attempts to mask their desire to “dish out the dirt” about their close friend, I wondered if the crowd’s amusement was not because the scene was all-too-familiar. Speaking just for myself, I can’t count the number of times my ears have caught dust of two or more people excitedly sharing the details of another person’s misfortune. Like the characters in the play, those people spilling the beans sometimes preface their statements with how much they personally like the person being put down.

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Jury tables CVB budget proposal

The budget presented by the CVB listed $50,000 for the park and $175,000 for a new convention center. The original agreement worked out between the CVB and the Police Jury called for the park to received 1 cent of a 3-cent hotel-motel tax in Lincoln Parish. Last year a fourth cent was added, with 3 cents going to the CVB and 1 cent to the park. Based on CVB estimates, the park should receive about $102,500 in 2007 based on CVB projections of $410,000 in hotel-motel tax.

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