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02/20/2017
Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part column focusing on the increased murder rate of women. The second part of the series will run Wednesday in the Lifestyles section. Last month, Ruston...
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02/20/2017
When I was a tyke of 5 or 6, I found a tick on the left side of my chest. I was terrified. I had heard that ticks suck your blood, and there sat a tick — right on top of my lifeblood. Surely he was...
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02/19/2017
Every now and then, usually when pondering the advances in technology, I have the urge of spewing venom toward one particular computer. That would be the Tandy TRS-80 Model 100 sold by Radio Shack....
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02/19/2017
I know I’ve written about it before but the problem continues to get worse. Fake news. What is true and what isn’t? We read and hear about so-called fake news more and more every day, and as a...
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02/18/2017
It has been said that a “prophet has no honor in his own country.” Put another way, there are highly talented and great persons within our midst of whom we are unaware or take for granted. Yet right...
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02/18/2017
Question: My husband and I stumbled on our dream house. It’s really perfect, just what we need for our family. The problem is that we’ve made some bad decisions in the past and our credit rating is...
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02/18/2017
It’s tax time again — which for many Americans means that a tax refund is on its way. If you’re going to get a refund this year, how can you use the money to your best advantage? Of course, it’s...
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02/18/2017
Does the thought of asking your aging parents about the way they handle their household finances—or how they’d feel about moving to a nursing home—fill you with anxiety? You are not alone. However,...
02/17/2017
I have dreamed of the day I would receive my university diploma for a long time. For a while, it felt like the day would never come, but now it is here. I will be graduating from Louisiana Tech in a...
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02/17/2017
When I was a sophomore in high school, I had absolutely no idea what it meant to be an adult. I never had to worry about paying bills, making a budget or deciding on a car payment. Those lessons...