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Get ready for football

The players and coaches have done their part to prepare for the season by putting in countless hours of study, conditioning and practice.
The coaches have designed plays and worked up game plans to give our young warriors the best chance of winning.
The players have spent most of their time working to make sure they have the plays down pat as they sweat in the hot, humid Louisiana summer, gearing up for their season’s first coin toss.
It’s now time for fans to do the same.

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It is simply a matter of choice

Of course I realize that many of our Ruston candidates for positions such as mayor and alderman are running unapposed, but it’s nice to know that I will have the option of grabbing my voter registration card and ID and running out to the polls.
Or not.
I say “or not” because I know I have an apathetic streak that always comes out around election time.
Often times, in local elections as well as in national elections, the winning candidate or idea is clear to me, and therefore my getting off of the couch to vote seems unnecessary.

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Bradshaw: It’s about giving back

“I mean, I say this without hesitation or question that the greatest four years of my athletic life were spent at Tech.
“Not just athletics, either. So many lessons in life were learned while I was going there. It was just a tremendous experience that I will always cherish.”
The former Shreveport Woodlawn High School two-sport star (he once held the national prep javelin throwing record at 244-11 1/2) will certainly apply a major exclamation mark to that love for Tech on Tuesday.

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CVB’s 2007 budget cuts park funds

A cooperative agreement between the CVB and the Policy Jury that’s been in force since the park was built called for the CVB and the park to share the 3 percent hotel/motel tax collected at the time — the CVB getting 2 percent and the park 1 percent.
Since then, the tax has increased to 4 percent, with 3 percent going to the CVB and 1 percent for the park.
Based on the CVB’s tax collection projection of $410,000 for 2007, that would mean a total of $102,000 for the park.

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