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September 21st, 2018

THIS TIME OUT

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Thieves a common problem for all newspapers
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It’s curious to note the changes that have come about in this business over the last 30 years.

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Trump slams Kavanaugh accuser’s credibility

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoning his previous restraint, President Donald Trump challenged the credibility of the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault today, declaring that if the alleged attack was so terrible she would have reported it to law enforcement.
Trump's change in tone — and apparent shift in tactics — came as Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers negotiated with the Senate Judiciary Committee on the terms for her possible testimony next week in a dramatic showdown over her accusation that threatens Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation.

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Minimum age law for strippers still a no-go

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court decision means authorities in Louisiana still cannot enforce a state law setting 21 as the minimum age for exotic dancers who wear next to nothing in bars and nightclubs.
Thursday's ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans was a victory for three women, each identified as Jane Doe, who were ages 18, 19 and 20 when their lawsuit challenging the law was filed last year. The three-judge appeals court panel upheld a federal district judge's injunction blocking enforcement.

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Cougars to host Delhi tonight

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A pair of high-scoring teams collide at Cougar Stadium as Cedar Creek plays host to Delhi at 7 p.m. today at Cougar Stadium.
The Cougars stand at 2-1 on the season and are coming off a 61-26 win over Arcadia last week while Delhi is 3-0 on the season.

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Bearcats set to renew rivalry with Longview

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It will be a tale of two states as Longview, Texas, High School and Ruston High School renew their rivalry at 7 p.m. today on James Field at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.
Longview coach John King’s origins are throughout the state of Louisiana. He was born in Springhill, Louisiana and graduated from Northwestern State University.
King has coaching experience throughout the state, with his last stop being at Ouachita Parish High School before moving on to LHS.

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Panthers fall to Timberwolves

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GRAMBLING — Lincoln Preparatory School suffered a Homecoming heartbreaker Thursday night as the Panthers fell 33-26 in overtime to D’Arbonne Woods at Eddie G. Robinson Stadium.
The Panthers tied things up with two minutes left in regulation play as Chance Robinson hauled in a 60-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Isaiah Gray to knot things up at 26-26.
The Timberwolves scored on their first overtime possession to move out in front and then kept the Panthers from hitting paydirt to secure the win and move to 2-2 on the season.
Lincoln Prep is now 0-4.

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GSU to open SWAC play against Alabama State

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GRAMBLING — Two in-state non conference games and a bye week are out of the way.
Now it’s time for the Grambling State football team to get down to business.
The Tigers will do that starting at 6 p.m. Saturday as they play host to Alabama State in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game at Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium.
Grambling State stands at 0-2 following road losses at in-state foes Louisiana-Lafayette and Northwestern State while Alabama State enters the contest at 1-2 with a home win over Tuskegee and road loses at Auburn and Kennesaw state.

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September 20th

Payton: Saints’ run game not in ‘crisis’

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METAIRIE (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton said it’s too early to judge New Orleans’ last-ranked running game.
New Orleans managed only 43 yards rushing on 13 attempts in a Week 1 loss to Tampa Bay, but Payton said that was more about the nature of a game because the Saints had to lean on the pass after falling behind. And though the coach was more critical of the running game following the Saints 21-18 victory over Cleveland, he stressed: “We’re talking about one game here. We’re not talking about a crisis.”

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GSU sweeps SWAC XC honors

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Grambling State University’s Hassan Chepkwony and Naomi Kiprop have been named the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s runners of the week following strong performances at the Mook Invitational hosted by Louisiana Tech this past weekend. The duo posted Top 3 results during competition.

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Lincoln Prep plays Homecoming game tonight

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Junior quarterback/tight end Isaiah Gray (with ball) and the Lincoln Preparatory School Panthers will be looking for their first win of the young season against D’Arbonne Woods starting at 7 p.m. today at Eddie G. Robinson Stadium on the Grambling State University campus. It will be Homecoming for the Panthers, who enter the game at 0-3 while D’Arbonne Woods stands at 1-2.

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