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April 6th, 2007

Tech sharp in scrimmage

The offensive unit was crisp with its play execution, among the positives being steady play from quarterbacks Zac Champion and Michael Mosley and the pass receiving of former Ruston High star Earl Griffin.
“Zac and Michael both showed signs of being effective at playing winning football,” noted Dooley. “We didn’t have many stops because of penalties and that was good.”
Among the highlights for the offensive squad was with 1:53 remaining on the clock, the line of scrimmage being at the 35 and a touchdown needed to win. That’s exactly what happened on a 15-yard drive.

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Community celebrates holiday

Children from daycares like T.L.C. and Happy Days got to take a closer look at horses, goats and a white rabbit. An Easter Bunny also made a visit to the center as children hunted eggs. A total of 110 children got the chance to spend a day in the great outdoors with their friends, and the staff at Princeton Place got to bring smiles to their faces.
Also, this weekend many organizations, such as the Choudrant Restoration and Beautification Society, will provide a time for the community to get together with an egg hunt, games and fellowship among neighbors.

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State pays homage to ‘Coach Rob’

It will mark the first-ever event to be held at the nearly 8,000-seat facility which will serve as the home for the school’s basketball teams.
“What could be more appropriate than to have coach Robinson laid to rest not far from where he spent so much of his time,” said former Grambling State University head baseball coach Wilbert Ellis. “It will be a perfect way for all of us to remember what he meant to Grambling, Louisiana, the nation and the entire world.”

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Dance breaks all barriers

Dance can be appreciated on two levels: through developing a deep fascination for the sport or simply using it as effective physical activity and social enjoyment.
Along with physical stamina and cultural discovery, social dance also builds self-confidence through close interaction with other people and the realization that you do not have to feel stupid alone. (Plus the ladies love the attention and the gentlemen get the chance to be an example of how chivalry has not died.)
My latest adventure centered around these levels of this misinterpreted pastime.

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April 5th

‘Rob’ could light up a room

At the age of 88, the winner of 408 games and a combined 26 championships at either the national or conference level passed away late Tuesday night after a lengthy illness.
“He touched the lives of so many boys and girls, so many men and women and so many people of all walks of life,” said Wilbert Ellis, a long-time friend and co-worker who formerly served as the head baseball coach at Grambling State. “Whenever we have traveled through the United States and the world, you tell them you’re from Grambling, they would be asking about Coach Robinson. He was loved by all.”

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Reach out to neighbors

The premise behind community renewal is that if people can learn to communicate and develop relationships with their neighbors, they can gradually grow to care about their community as a whole.

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Lincoln Parish loses legend

“He had awoken and was in good spirits in the morning and had eaten a good breakfast,” reported his son, Eddie Robinson, Jr. “Later, there was a setback, and we had him admitted.”
In the room when Robinson passed away were wife Doris, his son and Ruston businessman James Davison.
“Coach Rob died peacefully,” Davison told The Daily Leader this morning. “It’s a tremendous loss for all of us. This was a man who started from nothing, had many peaks and valleys in his life and always maintained a positive and uplifting outlook in his life.

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Easter bunny finds hideout

But, then my older brother, Ben, presented eyewitness testimony. The previous year Easter morning, he said he had gone out to feed the rabbit only to find his large cage empty. Ben then offered indisputable proof of his Easter bunny theory. Picking up our bunny, Ben placed him in a large basket, and the rabbit did not jump out. My six-year-old sister and I put two and two together. Our pet bunny had jumped the 12-foot-high fence last year to make Easter basket deliveries.
Well, now I knew who was to blame for my big brother getting extra candy.

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April 4th

Robinson was ‘Mr. Grambling’

“We all knew that we would get to this day, but even when it happens, you’re still not ready for it,” said Williams from Tampa, Fla., where he works in the scouting department of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “You didn’t want to get to this day, but now that it’s here, let’s remember all of the good things that he meant to all of us.”
The Zachary native was one of numerous former pupils of Robinson who got word during the early morning hours of Robinson’s death., one that came at 11:05 p.m. at the Northern Louisiana Medical Center after he had been admitted earlier in the day.

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Project hits right tune

A large part of service-learning involves giving back to the community — learning while helping others. The recent two-day project, which consisted of a day of workshops conducted by GSU faculty and students followed by “Save The Music” concerts, is just one of many activities coordinated by GSU’s Division of Service-Learning.

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