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January 4th

Jessie’s Jottings

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NFL coaching carousel now under way
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If you are an NFL coach, then you should fear for your job right now.
Over the course of a few days, there have been so many coaches fired that you would think they were dismantling the league. Even those who have the plush front office jobs were not safe. Teams are no longer sticking to their guns; they are going out and finding bigger and better ones.
Teams that didn’t make the playoff are taking out pieces of the equation that didn’t equal what they were looking for. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired Head Coach Raheem Morris.

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Grambling women win, 62-48

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University’s women got off to the right start in Southwestern Athletic Conference action at the Fred Hobdy Assembly Center on Tuesday night.
The Lady Tigers (5-6) were a 62-48 winner over the Lady Hornets (3-7) in the first game of a doubleheader involving the two schools.
Grambling was led by the 16 points of guard Tonishea Mack, who was seven-of-10 from the field and one-of-four at the foul line.

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Lady Bearcats host tournament

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A busy three nights of basketball action tips off at the Ruston High School gymnasium tonight.
The Lady Bearcats will host their annual invitational tournament that will be held through Friday.
Action opens with three games today, starting with Head Coach David Aguilar guiding the RHS girls up against Shreveport Green Oaks at 5:30 p.m.

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Moore leads Kittens, Richie paces Lady Cougars

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Heath Moore scored 18 points to lead Grambling High School’s boys (5-10) to a 56-51 home basketball victory over Shreveport Evangel Academy on Tuesday night.
Chauncey Wiley had 17 points and Brauhye Turner finished with eight points.
Leading the way for Evangel Academy was Alex McCoy with 32 points.

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Donate blood this New Year

As the holiday season draws to a close, New Year’s resolutions are made and area residents return to normal schedules, they can now look to ways to help out around the community.
There are various organizations around the city that are always looking for volunteers; however, there is one place in particular that is in need year round.
LifeShare Blood Centers works hard each day to fulfill the blood needs of area patients and to make sure the blood supply is adequate.

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Strive to be healthier in 2012

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Many people started out their year with resolutions, which I decided not to do. I’ve broken too many already in my short life to depend on a New Year’s promise to keep me motivated.
I am, however, continuing the journey I began years ago to become healthier.
Sure, lots of people have lost lots of weight in the several years I’ve been working on it.
However, the truth is that studies say the majority of people who lose weight put it back on.

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The practicing genius of Delta Blues

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It was a “tall order,” but one I felt I could handle OK. As manager and buyer of two retail record shops in Shreveport — J&M No. 1 and J&M No. 2 — the owners wanted to expand our operations to include an independent label of our own. So they had asked me to locate a good, commercial Delta Blues artist and sign him to a contract.

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January 3rd

Cycling to raise awareness

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Pi Kappa Pi Fraternity helps disabled
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In the months to come the members of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity will embark on a journey taking them across the United States.
Push America was a philanthropy project started by the fraternity to provide play units for the severely disabled.
“That is what ‘Push’ originally stood for — Play Units for the Severely Handicapped, before they changed the name,” Kaleb Causey said. “Now we have broadened our range over the past few years.”

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New Year’s weekend slow

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Over the New Year’s holiday weekend, the number of alcohol-related crimes was at a low.
There were five alcohol-related incidents booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center, all involving either driving while intoxicated, or disturbing the peace.
Four of the suspects were charged with driving while intoxicated.
The other suspect was charged with alcohol-related disturbing the peace.

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Stray dogs present problem in Union Parish

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When it comes to the problem of unleashed dogs in Union Parish, law enforcement officials have a problem.
Yes, local laws say that dogs must wear a collar and tags identifying their owners. The problem lies in the fact that there is nowhere to take dogs picked up after such laws are violated.
Local laws say that dogs in violation of regulations must be housed for five days before being turned over to the Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter, which euthanizes such animals.

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